||The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with more than 15,000 students and 225 fields of study.
Heritage and Legacy
Since its founding in 1883, six years before North Dakota statehood, UND has cultivated an exciting history. Unlike most state institutions of higher education west of the Mississippi, UND did not begin as an agricultural school or only as a teachers college. Instead, it was organized initially as a College of Arts & Sciences, with a Normal School for the education of teachers.
Dr. Cora Smith King was a member of UND's first graduating class of eight students in 1889. As the first woman to receive a medical license in the state and a fierce advocate for women's suffrage, Dr. King forged a progressive path for the University that is continued on today.
With help from more than 145,000 proud alumni like Dr. King, our traditions have endured for centuries. UND's history is colorful and diverse, with everything from educators to political leaders and astronauts crowding our track record.Discover UND
Take a look at the University of North Dakota. Discover what 145,000 alumni and students already know: This place is EXCEPTIONAL.
- UND has six colleges, plus a medical school, law school, and graduate school.
- UND offers over 2,700 courses.
- UND offers over 225 fields of study.
- UND has an average class size of 22.
- UND has over 800 faculty.
- 94% of faculty hold highest degree in their fields.
- 98% of recent grads are employed or continuing their education.
- 85% of recent grads are employed in positions related to their UND education.
- Recent grads earn an average salary of $45,275 across all fields.
- The student to faculty ratio is 19:1.
- Campus is 47% female and 53% male.
- UND has students from 50 states and 84 countries.
- 39% of students are from North Dakota.
- 77% of undergraduate students receive financial aid.
- UND has nearly 12,000 undergraduate students and more than 15,000 students total.
- UND has 14 residence halls.
- UND Greek Life consists of 13 fraternities and 7 sororities.
- UND offers over 250 study abroad options.
- There are over 275 student organizations.
- 9 out of 10 graduating seniors say they'd attend UND all over again.
- UND has 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams.