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University of North Dakota Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of North Dakota, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of North Dakota Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of North Dakota was awarded 49 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UND is ranked #337 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UND held the #339 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UND also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in North Dakota ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of North Dakota.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, University of North Dakota is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Dakota is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Dakota

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of North Dakota enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of North Dakota.

Good Overall Diversity at UND

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,000 undergraduates at UND with 8,525 being full-time and 2,475 being part-time.

UND Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UND is 74.70 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.70 out of 100
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How Much Does University of North Dakota Cost?

The overall average net price of UND is $15,056. 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 +
$10,597 $10,973 $13,405 $15,879 $17,377

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 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,375 a year. That adds up to $41,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UND is 3.3%. 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 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of North Dakota make the most money.

Location of University of North Dakota

Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, University of North Dakota is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of North Dakota

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 85 majors graduated from University of North Dakota. Of these students, 2,259 received undergraduate degrees and 1,068 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 256 $42,400
General Psychology 133 $31,400
Communication & Media Studies 133 $35,500
Nursing 126 $60,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 117 $33,000
Mechanical Engineering 103 $63,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 102 $35,000
Accounting 85 $50,800
Marketing 71 $40,600
Business Administration & Management 70 $39,200

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 2017-2018, 6,717 students took at least one online class at University of North Dakota. This is an increase from the 6,336 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,717 3,531
2016-2017 6,336 3,537
2015-2016 5,312 3,346
2014-2015 5,260 3,283
2013-2014 5,035 3,172

Learn more about online learning at University of North Dakota.


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