University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of North Dakota Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of North Dakota was awarded 532 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other air transportation.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UND is ranked #297 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UND held the #452 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UND also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in North Dakota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UND?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of North Dakota is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UND is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UND submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 520 to 640 )
UND received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of North Dakota Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of North Dakota, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Dakota is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Dakota

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of North Dakota has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at UND, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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University of North Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,163 undergraduates at UND with 7,628 being full-time and 2,535 being part-time.

How Much Does University of North Dakota Cost?

The overall average net price of UND is $15,738. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UND

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,092 $11,916 $15,109 $17,409 $17,781

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UND, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UND, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $10,331 a year. That adds up to $41,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UND is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UND Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UND make about $48,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UND students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota is a public institution situated in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The location of UND is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UND are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193
Phone: 800-225-5863

University of North Dakota Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 89 majors graduated from University of North Dakota. Of these students, 2,199 received undergraduate degrees and 1,135 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Air Transportation 196 $42,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 138 $35,000
General Psychology 126 $31,400
Nursing 120 $60,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 110 $33,000
Mechanical Engineering 104 $63,800
Marketing 97 $40,600
Social Work 84 $40,300
Accounting 82 $50,800
General Biology 80 $33,600

Learn more about the majors offered at University of North Dakota along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UND

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 6,163 students took at least one online class at University of North Dakota. This is a decrease from the 6,717 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 6,163 3,351
2017-2018 6,717 3,531
2016-2017 6,336 3,537
2015-2016 5,312 3,346
2013-2014 5,035 3,172

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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