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Is University of North Dakota a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of North Dakota veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of North Dakota G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on UND Includes:

How Does UND Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked University of North Dakota at #126. This places UND among the top 10% of the 2,459 colleges and universities in this ranking for offering vets an exceptional educational experience. The school also ranked #1 in our Best for Vets in North Dakota ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how UND did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 119
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 123
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 145

You can also see how specific majors at UND fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Flight Instructor Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Air Transportation Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Norwegian Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Research Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Air Transportation Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Norwegian Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Teacher Development & Methodology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Flight Instructor Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Air Transportation Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Wildlife Biology Colleges for Veterans 2

How Many Veterans Go to UND?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

The VA reports that there are 796 G.I. Bill® students at UND. Since the total enrollment at the school is 13,615, approximately 5.85% of the students at UND are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at UND

University of North Dakota participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of North Dakota does have a student veterans group.

Does UND Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
UND might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

If you have specialized military training, UND may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

UND Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at UND for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About UND

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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