The University of North Dakota has always been ahead of its time.
Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest. We've emerged as a leader in engineering, medicine, aviation, space, and unmanned aircraft systems.
- Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Benefited Employees:
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Carnegie Classification:
- RU H (Research Universities - High Activity)
Facts About UND
UND continues to build on its record of developing leaders. We've earned national recognition for our academic programs. We also serve the largest number of exclusively online students among all nonprofit, flagship universities in the eight-state region.
Increase in 4-year graduate rate over the past 4 years
Average class size
NCAA Division I athletics teams
Student clubs and organizations
Data provided by University Analytics & Planning.
Best Value University
Every accredited university offers education, but not every school prepares students to make an impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation. In fact, the National Science Foundation ranks UND #151.
We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Search our database of 225+ academic programs to find what interests you.
UND is the most beautiful college in North Dakota — and we keep making it better. We built a new Memorial Union. Our Chester Fritz Library completed major renovations. The historic home of UND’s first president was renovated to a center for graduate students. Work also is underway on a new business college and an extensive student housing project.
We take active steps to ensure a sense of belonging and equity among all members of our campus community. Check out our resources, programs and events.
The Engine of Opportunity
UND is the only university in North Dakota with law and medical schools. We also have the top graduate school in North Dakota. We continue to lead in educating the region's doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists and business professionals. Our efforts provide $1.7 billion in overall economic impact to the state and region.
Secondary jobs created from UND business activity
Annual state-wide economic impact of UND research
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.President Theodore Roosevelt