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University of North Dakota Data & Information Overview

443 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
89% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of North Dakota Ranked?

#218 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in ND
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 443 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical/medical laboratory science.

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Overall Quality

UND landed the #218 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UND held the #257 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 12 colleges in North Dakota, UND is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UND?

89% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, University of North Dakota is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 6% 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 550 and 630. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 560 to 660 )
UND received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 20 to 26 )

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University of North Dakota Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
90% Full Time Teachers

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

77% Freshmen Retention
32% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of North Dakota has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. 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  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UND have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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

University of North Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,173 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,796 undergraduates at UND with 7,173 being full-time and 2,623 being part-time.

How Much Does University of North Dakota Cost?

$16,966 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$44,332 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UND is $16,966. 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 +
$12,394 $13,151 $15,818 $17,859 $19,054

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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $11,083 a year. That adds up to $44,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UND is 2.8%. 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?

$57,299 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UND with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,299 in their early years. That's great news for UND students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of North Dakota

North Dakota State
7,173 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

95 Majors With Completions
2,067 Undergraduate Degrees
975 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 95 majors graduated from University of North Dakota. Of these students, 2,067 received undergraduate degrees and 975 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 267 $47,772
Nursing 143 $61,752
General Psychology 106 $32,596
Mechanical Engineering 103 $66,166
Liberal Arts General Studies 99 $37,483
General Biology 96 $27,099
Teacher Education Grade Specific 89 $36,803
Accounting 85 $51,896
Social Work 83 $38,598
Marketing 77 $41,105

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

70% Take At Least One Class Online
30% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 9,650 students took at least one online class at University of North Dakota. This is a decrease from the 11,293 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,650 4,185
2019-2020 11,293 4,466
2018-2019 6,163 3,351
2017-2018 6,717 3,531
2016-2017 6,336 3,537

Learn more about online learning at University of North Dakota.

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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