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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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

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 1,739 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

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider UND to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 500 to 630 )
UND received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 20 to 27 )

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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

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

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UND have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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

University of North Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 62% of students took out student loans averaging $10,766 a year. That adds up to $43,064 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 located 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 95 majors graduated from University of North Dakota. Of these students, 2,110 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 $51,035
Teacher Education Grade Specific 138 $38,409
General Psychology 126 $31,133
Nursing 120 $62,057
Liberal Arts General Studies 110 $40,089
Mechanical Engineering 104 $65,977
Social Work 84 $39,639
Accounting 82 $53,131
General Biology 80 $27,862
Business Administration & Management 79 $44,305

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 2019-2020, 11,293 students took at least one online class at University of North Dakota. This is an increase from the 6,163 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 11,293 4,466
2018-2019 6,163 3,351
2017-2018 6,717 3,531
2016-2017 6,336 3,537
2015-2016 5,312 3,346

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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