High School Counselors

The University of North Dakota is the state's oldest and largest institution with nearly 13,500 students from all 50 states and 85 countries.

With over 225+ fields of study, we prepare our students to put their insights into action. Working alongside faculty that are experts in their field, students strike a balance between in-class learning and experiential learning.

At a Glance

  • Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission with numerous college, school and department-level accreditations.
  • Nine colleges, including the state's only law and medical school.
  • Located in Grand Forks, N.D., which is roughing 4.5 hours from downtown Minneapolis, Minn., and two hours south of Winnipeg, Canada, with an metro population of 102,000.
  • Seventeen NCAA Division I teams that compete in the Summit League and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Average class size


UND graduates employed or continuing education


Student to faculty ratio

300 +

Study abroad programs in 40+ countries

Helpful Links

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Advanced Coursework

How AP class credit, CLEP, IB Program and other college credits will transfer to UND.


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Gen Eds

Each UND student is required to take 39 credits of Gen Eds (we call them Essential Studies).

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Meet the Reps

Contact our admissions team to answer your and your students' questions one-on-one.


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Be first for scholarships, choice of housing, classes
The early Fighting Hawk catches more than just worms. Students who take care of their University of North Dakota business now — rather than even a month or two later — have the best chance to catch scholarships and their
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High achievers get early shot at UND nursing program
Nurses are in high demand nationwide and so are spots in the University of North Dakota’s competitive nursing program. And now UND is giving high-achieving high school seniors a shot at early admission. Generally, pre-nursing students cannot enter the official program for
UND’s tuition model gets transparency makeover
Surprises are only good for birthdays and winning the lottery. They are just no fun at all when they appear at the bottom of your college bill. (WHAT!!??) The University of North Dakota realizes that, too, and beginning fall 2019 will use a

Top 10 Majors at UND

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. General Studies
  4. Communication
  5. Commercial Aviation
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Accountancy
  8. Marketing
  9. Elementary Education
  10. Social Work