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University of North Dakota Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of North Dakota? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UND offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of North Dakota Ranked?

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2021 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 105 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UND is ranked #452 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UND is also ranked #2 out of 8 schools in North Dakota.

See all of the rankings for University of North Dakota.

Is It Hard to Get Into UND?

Acceptance Rate

University of North Dakota has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 18 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

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

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Good Overall Diversity at UND

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,519 undergraduates at UND with 8,184 being full-time and 2,335 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 83.72 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.72 out of 100
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How Much Does University of North Dakota Cost?

The overall average net price of UND is $15,970. 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 +
$12,422 $11,360 $14,935 $17,166 $18,147

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 3.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UND make around $48,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UND students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

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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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 89 majors graduated from University of North Dakota. Of these students, 2,231 received undergraduate degrees and 1,133 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 220 $42,400
Nursing 154 $60,100
General Psychology 144 $31,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 118 $35,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 113 $33,000
Mechanical Engineering 97 $63,800
General Biology 89 $33,600
Communication & Media Studies 89 $35,500
Accounting 85 $50,800
Social Work 77 $40,300

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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

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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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