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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Merrifield Hall credit: MatthewUND
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Overview
Public
8,827 Undergraduates
84% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, North Dakota
58202-8193
(800) 225-5863
und.edu

The University of North Dakota, a public research university located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is one of the top 215 institutions of higher education in the United States. The Dakota Territorial Assembly founded the school in 1883, six years before North Dakota officially became a state. It is the oldest college in North Dakota. Today, the school sits on 550 acres of land in an urban setting, and it is the flagship institution of the University of North Dakota system. Its motto is “Lux et Lex” or “Light and Law.” Notable alumni include ice hockey player T. J. Oshie, basketball player Phil Jackson, ice hockey player Jonathan Toews, mechanical engineer and astronaut Karen Nyberg, Las Vegas casino-hotel mogul Ralph Engelstad, football player Jim Kleinsasser, actor Sam Anderson and author Chuck Klosterman. The school’s colors are pink, white, black, green, white, gray and orange, its mascot is the Fighting Hawk and its teams are nicknamed the Fighting Hawks. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I -- Big Sky Conference, NCHC, WAC Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference, and there are 17 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by the University of North Dakota include men’s football, basketball, ice hockey, tennis, cross country and golf, and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, softball, indoor and outdoor track and field and tennis.

Location

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the state of North Dakota and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while the total of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or the Grand Cities. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

551

New Transfer Students

Admissions
84%

Acceptance Rate

44%

Enrollment Yield

960-1190

SAT Range

5,144

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,693

Typical Cost

$20,047

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,447

In-State (published)

90%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$15,886

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

87

Doctorates Awareded

Transportation Sciences And Technologies

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 260 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Sky Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Sky Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Sky Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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