The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with nearly 15,000 students and 225+ fields of study.
- UND offers opportunity at an affordable price tag. UND's tuition and fees and room/meal plans cost $4,000 less per year than the national average for four-year public universities (College Board).
- With 3,000 courses, nearly 40 online degree programs, and 84 graduate education programs; UND has more offerings than any higher education institution the state.
- UND's diverse student body represents all 50 states and over 60 countries.
- NCAA Division 1 athletics gives UND fans across the country something to look forward to every season.
- The state's flagship research university, UND has a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship.
- UND is one of the top 100 doctoral research universities in the United States.
- UND is one of only 47 public universities in the nation with both accredited graduate schools of law and medicine.
- Student life is an important element of the UND experience. With service-learning groups, internships, leadership positions in 275+ clubs and organizations, and education abroad, there are plenty of ways make a difference.
- Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.
UND's Mission and Vision
The University of North Dakota, as a member of the North Dakota University System, serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. State-assisted, the University's work depends also on federal, private, and corporate sources. With other research universities, the University shares a distinctive responsibility for the discovery, development, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Through its sponsorship and encouragement of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, the University contributes to the public well-being.
The University maintains its original mission in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines; and has also developed special missions in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. The University encourages students to make informed choices, to communicate effectively, to be intellectually curious and creative, to commit themselves to lifelong learning and the service of others, and to share responsibility both for their own communities and for the world. The University promotes cultural diversity among its students, staff and faculty.
In addition to its on-campus instructional and research programs, the University of North Dakota separately and cooperatively provides extensive continuing education and public service programs for all areas of the state and region.
Exceptional UND is the vision roadmap that outlines UND's five strategic priorities that build on, and support our mission of teaching, research, and service. Learn more about the five priorities and how they are shaping the future of UND.