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The power of you,


You have choices about where to go to college; but if you’re innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial, your decision just got easier. The University of North Dakota roars with positive energy.** Students from all over the state, the nation, and the world come here to work together and pursue bright futures in the arts, the sciences, business, medicine, law, education, or engineering. And when we say “bright,” we’re also referring to “forward thinking.”*** Add to that a world-class faculty that can barely be contained within 550 acres of wired space, natural beauty, and a mix of modern buildings and classic architecture. That’s okay—we don’t try to contain things here. We invite you to break from what is known and expected. We don’t believe one university fits all, or that any two students are alike. In fact, your very first interaction with us will begin the process of familiarization—for us and for you. At, you can tell us about yourself and ask us anything you want. Fill out a request for information, and you’ll instantly be directed to your own personalized website.

by “amplified,” we don’t mean louder. We mean exponentially great. *** And The Carnegie Foundation classified UND as a “high research activity” university. The sound of discovery is really amplified— even for undergraduates. *** Check out The Princeton Review. It ranks UND among the 10 “Most Entrepreneurial Undergraduate Campuses in the Country.”




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Since we began in 1883, great achievers have gravitated to UND to fuel the mind, body, and spirit. Students find they’re fueled and energized* in just the right way. At UND we get to know each student personally. We realize that in order to thrive, you need to feel at home. You can then venture far and sample the rich array of opportunities at UND, and do so on your own terms. Maybe you’ll manage a new business venture at the Skalicky Tech Incubator; or launch the state’s first educational rocket** into a swift air stream; or produce a segment on a local band for Studio One, UND’s award-winning television show.*** When you’re exposed to a breadth of ideas, technologies, and possibilities, when you’re challenged to dig deeply into the things that most fascinate you, you can’t help but make your mark in the world.

* And we’re all about keeping our energy green. UND is well know for its leading “green” energy research. We’re a leading developer of cleaner, more efficient energy. Wayne Seames’ and Ted Aulich’s biojet fuel has caught the attention of the Department of Defense, the largest user of jet fuel in the world. You can even live green in University Place, a recently built “green building.” ** Actually, it’ll have to be the state’s third rocket because a team of our faculty and students has already done this a couple times from a portable launch pad. *** Broadcast in over 3 million homes, as far away as Colorado and into parts of Canada. Sample an episode at



Field tested.

future ready.

No pressure, but we want to assure you that this “power of you” philosophy isn’t just talk. It takes you places. At UND, if you follow what fascinates you, if you surround yourself with the resources we’ve spent over a century building and perfecting, you will soar* into the future. You’ve probably heard of some of our alumni: Hall of Famer Phil Jackson, coach for the Jordan-era Chicago Bulls and the L.A. Lakers, and New York times best-selling author of The Last Season and Sacred Hoops Pulitzer Prize–winning author Maxwell Anderson** Former North Dakota governor Ed Schafer, recently appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Writer Chuck Klosterman, whose work appears in Esquire and Spin magazines Hundreds of others you might not have heard of, but they’re distinguished leaders in companies you know, like Game Stop, Spike TV/ MTV, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Famous Dave’s BBQ, United Airlines, Minnesota Twins, Buffalo Wild Wings, International Dairy Queen, and Blockbuster. They serve as distinguished CEOs, doctors, media personalities, NASA astronauts, commercial pilots, and actors. The list goes on and on.***

* We’ve got the hardware to back this up: UND has the world’s largest non-military fleet of training aircraft. ** Anderson wrote fiction later adapted to film by Hitchcock. Not to mention dozens of plays, screenplays, and musical lyrics. Check out his papers in Special Collections at our Chester Fritz Library. *** In fact, about 9 in 10 UND grads work in their chosen field, and 98% go on to full-time employment or further studies. Want more facts and figures? See




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to learn.

“The greatest thing is to guide a student to the ‘Aha!’* moment—from not-knowing to knowing. There’s nothing that can replace it.”

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– Dave Yearwood, Professor and Chair of Technology


Since 6th grade, Eric Oderman from Olympia, Washington, had his sights set on UND. He had a desire to fly, and entered the aviation program in hopes of becoming an air traffic controller.** But he wandered into O’Kelly Hall and the School of Communication at UND one day, and discovered he also had a taste and a talent for video production. The result? He’s now the cameraman, audio controller, and video switcher for the Aerospace Network’s distance aviation courses. A job he invented and thoroughly enjoys. “I hope to be working for the FAA in the future, but now I’ve also got experience in video production. Who knows where that will take me?” * Also known as an “epiphany” or an old-fashioned “Eureka!”. ** What better place to pursue that particular dream? UND’s Air Traffic Control program has long been ranked first in the nation by the FAA.






Our idea is simple: give every student at UND access to the world and the freedom to influence and change it. Evidence: Topped Wall Street: In 2007, UND business students managed an investment portfolio that posted a better return than the S&P 500. The Global Intern: Intern at the Atlantic Monthly. Study abroad in Cameroon. Or be like Becki Legatt, an Atmospheric Science major who spent nine weeks researching climate change at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. “I met interns from all around the country, hard-working people who are great connections for me in my field.� The choices? Endless. More information on internships and cooperative education:

your name,

not your number***

At UND, personal connections matter. Our classes average 27 students, so your professors will likely know who you are. Also, the faces around you will quickly become friends. Pretty soon, a campus of about 13,000 students will seem a lot smaller.

referring here to liberated political activists or anything atomic**. We’re talking about an energized student faced with * aNotbreadth of educational opportunities. Defying containment. ** Though if either of these topics interests you, might we recommend checking out offerings in the departments of Chemistry, Political Science, maybe even Nutrition and Dietetics? There are approximately 200 fields of study, and over 2,600 classes offered across 10 colleges.

*** Some numbers, however, are in fact impressive. Like these: only 5% of undergraduate classes have over 100 students. Eighty nine percent of undergraduate classes have 50 or fewer students.



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The world’s already aware of the caliber of the faculty at UND. NASA calls to seek advice from one of our professors of Planetary Geology. The Smithsonian requests a faculty author fly out to D.C. for a book signing. International media ask for quotes on everything from Native American art to the likelihood that you might be struck by an asteroid**. Imagine taking a class with the nation’s expert on tribal gaming law, then another by a co-author of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report***. Top off the day in class with the professor who’s patented a life-saving device to detect cancer early. Every day, you’ll witness and take part in invention. Every day, you’ll tune in to great minds at work. But by coming to UND, you’ll do even more than tune in. You’ll team up. In keeping with our one-to-one preference, your professor will sit next to you in the 360-degree tower simulator, coaching you while you manage the flow of air traffic. Or your professor might introduce you to your future boss, set your course for researching your first book, or teach you the right way and the wrong way to greet a stranger in Moscow. In short, your professors will be open to you and demand the best of you. It’s a nice kind of reciprocity. They’ll be part of your team for life. classes are taught by professors—internationally celebrated thinkers and doers—94% hold a doctorate (or highest * Our degree) in their field. ** Don’t worry! Mike Gaffey, professor of our world-renowned Space Studies program, provided the following odds to The New York Times: 1 in 2,000,000. *** The IPCC, jointly with Al Gore, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.



“Dr. Kulkarni took the time to learn about me so he could suggest courses that I would find interesting and valuable. His counseling allowed me to stay on track for graduation.”

– David French, Senior, Mechanical Engineering on Manohar Kulkarni*,

Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering

“We connect because we share a common passion. Flying connects people. Everyone on the faculty has a professional background in the industry. We have 17 active aerospace-related student organizations, and our faculty advise on every single one of them.**”

– Kent Lovelace, Professor and Chair of Aviation

* Kulkarni is a model for great advisement for students, including those who study on campus and also those taking courses online. ** They must do a fairly decent job of advising! UND’s flying team recently captured its 14th national championship, having won 14 of its last 22 competitions.






You see connections everywhere. The Technicolor™ stock ticker in the Lanterman Investment Center sparks new ideas about digital imaging. Podcasts for your Political Behavior class inspire a new mixed media art installation*. Don’t be surprised if your professors share and encourage your wide-ranging interests. Think of it as cross-training. Sometimes, to solve a problem, you need to look in a seemingly wrong** direction. That’s why no matter what your major, at UND you will encounter a well-rounded, exceptional, and some would even say ‘eclectic’ mix of thoughts. How do we know this balanced approach works? Well, there’s the factoid that about 97% of our grads leave UND to jobs or further schooling. Other recent examples include high passing rates among UND grads on the national nursing boards. We all feel pretty good knowing that our graduates not only learn to achieve, they learn how to think.***

* Work on it at the fully loaded Edmond Hughes Fine Arts Center – more than 35,000 square feet of flexible space used by artists of all disciplines. ** We don’t really believe in “wrong” directions—just that if you’re afraid of making mistakes, you don’t make any discoveries. *** Jon Jackson, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, says it best: “We want to educate people who are comfortable trusting their wits to think through a problem. I want nurses and colleagues who can think for themselves.” And in place of “nurses,” of course, we might put any profession on the planet.



“Technologists use their background in the liberal arts so that they can think creatively, critically, and can communicate it all… they make a difference.”

Extra grit?

– Doug Munski, Professor of Geography

pull up a couch

If you’ve got academic drive to spare, you’re invited to apply to the Honors Program. Though it also happens across the wider campus, the Honors Program is known for smaller, impassioned, discussion-based seminar classes and plenty of comfortable seating*.

“The program has provided a place for students to develop valuable service and leadership skills, and to experience the lifelong benefits of community service [through groups like Amnesty International, the American Cancer Society, and the Humane Society]. Along the way, they have had a significant impact on the Grand Forks community.”

– Melinda Leach, Associate Professor of Anthropology

“I lived in the Honors residence hall wing, and a lot of us took Intro to the Humanities at the same time. It was one of our favorite classes. We read books that were tied together. The theme was service learning and how we can contribute to the community. Then we worked at the rescue mission in Grand Forks serving meals and fundraising.”


– Caroline Burkland, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Honors

mo bility

Washington Monthly tracks UND’s national ranking, now in the top 70 public universities in the country—up 30 spots in just one year. (The ranking moved up 50 spots over the previous year.)

* Overstuffed couches in book-lined rooms.





Addiction Counselor Training (e) American Sign Language and Deaf Studies (m) Anatomy and Cell Biology (c) Anthropology (M, m) Art History (m) Athletic Coaching (m) Athletic Training (M) Atmospheric Sciences (M, m) Aviation Programs Air Traffic Control (M) Airport Management (M) Aviation Management (M, m) Aviation Systems Management (M) Commercial Aviation (M) Flight Education (M) Professional Flight (m) Bilingual Education/ESL Endorsement (c) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (c) Biology (M, m) Biology – Pre-Health Science (M) Business Programs Accountancy (M) Banking and Financial Economics (M) Business Economics (M) Economics (M, m) Entrepreneurship (M) page


Entrepreneurship Studies (cert) Human Resource Management (M) Industrial Technology (M) Industrial Technology – Industrial Management (e) Information systems (M, m) International Business (m) Investments (M) Management (M) Managerial Finance Accounting (M) Marketing (M) Office Administration (m) Public Administration (M, m) Public Relations (c) Sports Management (c) Chemical Engineering (M) Chemical Use/Abuse Awareness (m) Chemistry (M, m) Chemistry – Physical Science (e) Chemistry – Health Science (e) Chinese Studies (M) Chinese Studies: Culture and Business (m) Chinese Studies: Language and Cultures (m) Civil Engineering (M) Classical Studies (M, m) Clinical Laboratory Science (M) Communication (M, m)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (M) Community Nutrition (M) Computer Science (M, m) Counseling (c) Criminal Justice Studies (M, m) Cytotechnology (M) Dietetics (M) Early Childhood Education (M, m) Education Programs Early Childhood Education (M, m) Education and Human Development (c) Elementary Education (M) Elementary Education and Early Childhood (M) Elementary Education and Mathematics (M) Elementary Education and Middle Level Education (M) Kindergarten Endorsement (e) Health Education (m) Literacy Education (m) Middle Level Education (M, m) Music Education (M) Music Education – Instrumental (e) Music Education – Choral (e) Secondary Education (e) Secondary Education – Science (M) Secondary Education – Social Studies (M) Special Education (m)

Electrical Engineering (M) Electrical Engineering – Aerospace Focus (e) Electrical Engineering – Computer Science Focus (e) Electronics and Control Technology (m) Engineering Programs Chemical Engineering (M) Civil Engineering (M) Electrical Engineering (M) Electrical Engineering – Aerospace Focus (e) Electrical Engineering – Computer Science Focus (e) Engineering Science (m) Environmental Geoscience (M) Geological Engineering (M) Mechanical Engineering (M) Mechanical Engineering – Aerospace Concentration (e) English (M, m) Environmental Geoscience (M) Fine Arts (c) Fisheries and Wildlife Biology (M) Forensic Science (M) French (M, m) General Studies (M) Geography (M, m) Geography – Community and Urban Development (e) Geography – Environmental Geography (e) Geography – Geographic Education (e)

Key: M = Majors; m = Minors; e = emphasis; c = courses offered; cert = certificate





Geology (M, m) Geological Engineering (M) German (M, m) Gerontology (m) Graphic Communication Technology (m) Graphic Design and New Art Media (M) Graphic Design Technology (M) Health Education (m) Health Science Programs Anatomy and Cell Biology (c) Athletic Training (M) Clinical Laboratory Science (M) CLS Categorical Training: Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (cert) CLS Categorical Training: Hematology and Hematosis (cert) CLS Categorical Training: Immunohematology (cert) CLS Categorical Training: Microbiology (cert) Community Nutrition (M) Cytotechnology (M) Dietetics (M) Histotechian (cert) Medicine (c) Microbiology and Immunology (c) Nursing (M) Nutrition (m) Occupational Therapy (M) Physical Therapy (M) Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics (c) page


History (M, m) Histotechian (cert) Honors (M) Human Resource Management (M) Humanities (c) Indian Studies (M, m) Industrial Technology (M) Industrial Technology – Industrial Management (e) Information Systems (M, m) Integrated Studies (c) Intellectual History (m) Interdisciplinary Studies (M) International Business (m) International Studies (M, m) Linguistics (c) Literacy Education (m) Manufacturing Technology (m) Mathematics (M, m) Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (m) Mechanical Engineering (M) Mechanical Engineering – Aerospace Concentration (e) Medicine (c) Microbiology and Immunology (c)

Middle Level Education (M, m) Military Science (m) Music (M, m) Music Education (M) Music Education – Instrumental (e) Music Education – Choral (e) Music Performance (M) Music Therapy (M) Nonprofit Leadership (cert) Norwegian (M, m) Nursing (M) Nutrition (m) Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (M) Occupational Therapy (M) OSEH – Industrial Safety (e) OSEH – Industrial Hygiene (e) Peace Studies (c) Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics (c) Philosophy (M, m) Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness (M) Physical Therapy (M) Physics (M, m) Political Science (M, m)

Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Mortuary Science Pre-Optometry Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology (M, m) Public Administration (M, m) Public Relations (c) Recreation and Leisure Services (M, m) Rehabilitation and Human Services (M, m) Religion (M, m) Russian (m) Social Science (M) Social Work (M) Sociology (M, m) Space Studies (m) Spanish (M, m) Special Education (m, c) Statistics (m) Theatre Arts (M, m) Visual Arts (M, m) Women Studies (m)

Key: M = Majors; m = Minors; e = emphasis; c = courses offered; cert = certificate



Flash of insight? Prepare to


When you come to UND, you enter a creative discovery zone. If you stop by the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center, you’ll see how innovative spirit is in the buildings themselves. Home to one of the state’s largest art collections, the Center sports one-word directives on its walls: Think. Create. Innovate.* To use the phrase “cutting-edge” to describe UND is to simplify what we do. We’re high-flying,** myth-busting, genre-bending hybrids! When we see something great, we want to make it even better, adding our own particular twist*** in the process. In the English Department, you can combine your love of literature and new media. Create audio documentaries. In Health Sciences and Electrical Engineering, check the latest advances in anatomic imaging—using ultrasound technology to attack cancer cells. Everywhere, UND faculty and students stand out by forging trends, not riding them.

* Innovation visits everywhere. Faculty and student teams from Electrical Engineering and Space Studies collaborated on AgCam, an infrared camera capable of capturing real-time images of crop development. The camera is scheduled to be aboard the October 2008 NASA Endeavor space shuttle and mounted on the International Space Station. AgCam will transmit data to UND during the 2009 growing season. ** UND currently manages the use of the McDonnell Douglas DC-8, the premier “airborne laboratory” for NASA. *** Our unusual Inter-professional Medicine course out of the School of Nursing, for example, has hospitals all over the world seeking to replicate it. Same with others who’ve observed our Forensic Science lab.



Raising the stakes “One reason I came here was because of how exciting the program is; our fastest-growing area is in game development and computer animation. Gaming* is a relatively new field we include. We want to create a pool of materials to draw from, to teach students about the latest technology of the field.”

Well read

– Richard Van Eck, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning

UND undergraduate Psychology students have appeared in over 50 publications in the last eight years, making them singularly well-prepared for careers after college.

Keen sense of

inno vation

“While at UND, I’ve had the opportunity to research and develop ways to create a complete Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) sense-and-avoid system, which allows the aircraft to sense obstacles and avoid collision. While taking an entrepreneurship course,** I began to imagine ways to commercialize UAV applications.***”

– Brian Berseth, Electrical Engineering

* Which isn’t just another word for “hours spent trying to beat friends and family at Scrabulous™.” ** Must have been a great course: UND’s Entrepreneurship program was recently ranked eighth in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine. *** These synaptic firings are what UND is all about: coming up with the next great idea.





When you come to UND, you’ll see that we’re quick to bond. No sooner do you set foot on campus than someone’s offering you a tour and showing you the residence halls. You can live in 1 of our 14 residence halls or 1 of 19 fraternity and sorority houses near campus. Like everything at UND, residence halls* are outfitted with great amenities: free high-speed Internet**, cable TV, spacious rooms, kitchen facilities, weight rooms, shuttle services, and computer labs. Dining halls, food courts, and coffee shops are scattered across campus. When you visit your personalized website***, you can take a quick video tour of campus to check it out before visiting in person.

* Recommended! Eighty seven percent of freshmen live on campus their first year - a sure way to make great friends and propel your academic success. ** We’ve made Forbes Magazine’s top 20 “most-wired campuses” list. *** If you don’t know or remember your personalized website, fill out the request form at, or contact Enrollment Services.




with teams

Literally. The athletic squads are fierce competitors, 20 teams in all, some regularly participate in* NCAA Division I tournaments. The premier Ralph Engelstad Arena** is home to the men and women’s hockey teams, and our football team plays to sell-out crowds at the Alerus Center. Add to that teams in swimming and diving, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, cross country, and track and field, and you’ve got enough diversion to fill any study break. Catch the spirit, and lose your voice cheering along with your friends, faculty, and the legions of other fans.

* This is putting it nicely, because we genuinely are nice. But sometimes we trounce in the tournaments. The hockey team has won seven Division I national championships, for example, and we’re not sitting back on our skates now, if you know what we mean. ** One of the sharpest (and loudest) hockey arenas in the country—pro or collegiate!



A day in the life of


Our shiny, new, beautiful, convenient, award-winning Wellness Center embodies the very balance* we so treasure at UND. Here’s one way to make full use of it**:

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at Memorial Union. Hit the books.

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* If you look at the itinerary closely, you’ll see something physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, social, intellectual, and occupational. But you won’t be graded on this, so don’t look too closely. ** This would be an exhausting day, of course. Maybe save this for a day off, a school holiday? *** Are you a Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness major? Nursing and Nutrition? The Wellness Center is home to many student internships and work-study jobs. Conduct fitness assessments, stress tests, and more, and leave the internship having earned certifications you can take out into the world. ♣ The bikes are for use by any student on campus. Pick one up, use it, leave it for the next biker. ♣♣ If volleyball isn’t your thing, check out 4x4 football, badminton, basketball (men’s, women’s, and co-ed), billiards, broomball, disc golf, hockey, indoor soccer, inline hockey, dodgeball, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, table tennis, tennis (men’s, women’s, and co-ed), or ultimate Frisbee™. page







Never mind the unobstructed view of the sunrise across the sweeping plains, Grand Forks is up for broadening your horizons. Take a trip through the Greenway—over 2,200 acres of natural open space in the heart of town, miles of bike trails and bridges, and lots of trees and parks—which wind along the flowing Red River. Add to that a spirited assortment of concerts, festivals, athletic events, and a rich cultural collection here and nearby. Your calendar will be full to bursting. Have an itch for the big-city? No worries—the Minneapolis area is just four hours away. (Unless you fly one of our planes, in which case you’ll get there in a blink.)

* “Majestic divides”—a thesaurus’ attempt to match words with “Grand Forks.” There really is a lot that is majestic about this place. page


“What surprised me the most about moving to Grand Forks was how much the community supports and believes in the arts. This community really understands the educational values inherent in the fine and performing arts, and it’s great to know we have their support.”

Hockey meets

– James Popejoy, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands


which one wins?

Former Student Body President Jay Fisher’s parents had a philosophy: Never let your son play hockey or football. When he came to UND, in addition to coursework for his double major in Economics and Math, he taught himself how to ice skate and shoot the puck. Cut to a few months later: he joined the intramural team and scored his first goal! “My parents came up to watch a game. It was thrilling,” he says. Not to rest on his laurels as head of student government, Fisher also had the distinction of being part of a first at UND. He detected the transit of an extra-solar planet at the UND Observatory. “I’m pretty proud of both accomplishments,” he says, of scoring the goal and making history.



Make it


• 52/48 ratio of men to women • 46% of students are from outside North Dakota • There are over 270 chartered student organizations on campus, everything from rock climbing and skiing to student government, music, and honor societies. As with most things at UND, if you can’t find the right club for you, we will help you start a new one.

“The Emerging Leaders program, made up of workshops, personal strengths training, networking, and setting up first-year students with a mentor/leader on campus, was the single most important thing I did as a freshman. It probably led to my becoming involved in student government.” – Jordan Buhr, Pre-Med and Political Science Major, Former Student Body Vice President






Enough about UND, this is really all about you—at UND.


If you’ve made it this far, perhaps you feel that UND might be right for you.* Call and schedule a personal visit.

If you’re

in the neighborhood, feel free to drop in to see us***, visit one of our ViewND Saturdays, or larger open houses in the fall and spring. Plenty of student tour guides and UND staff will be on hand to answer questions and familiarize you with the area.

* Enterprising enough, friendly enough, challenging enough, spirited enough, and creative enough to meet your standards?

we really do mean personal. Whenever possible, and with advanced notice, you’ll meet individually to discuss enrollment, ** And enjoy student-led tours (usually just you and a student), eat in a dining center—on us, and meet with faculty or advisor matching your academic area(s). *** We’re in Carnegie Hall! On UND’s campus, of course; if you went to the one in New York City, we apologize. Stop by our beautiful historic building from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. any week day.




to apply

We’ve tried to make the application process easy for you. You can apply online, have a paper application mailed to you, or print out the .PDF from our website: On your application, you’ll be invited to consider declaring a major*. Don’t be left on the outside looking in. Fill out your housing application at the same time you apply. Also, visit your personalized website to find these handy estimators: Admission Estimator ➥ Cost Estimator ➥ Financial Aid *** Estimator

➥ Scholarship Estimator ➥

Plug in your GPA and test scores, hit return, and get instant feedback on admission possibilities**. Enter your country and state and get the financial picture quickly. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised (see map below) Know a few key digits and you’re on your way to a great financial plan. UND works hard to make sure every enrollee is comfortable with their financial aid package. Find out what your scholarship potential looks like. All that hard work in high school could pay off. Eligible? Freshmen need at least an ACT of 24 (SAT: 1090) and a GPA of 3.0. There may be more for higher test scores (ACT: 29+ or SAT: 1280+). National Merit Finalist money is abundant. Transfer students can get money, too. Watch the timelines!

Estimated Undergraduate Costs ($US, based on 2008-2009 rates and are subject to change) Tuition & Fees

Room & Books & Board Supplies

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* Twenty eight percent of incoming freshman come in without a declared major. That’s okay—undecided students get great advisement. You’ll be guided as you sample a heaping helping of different opportunities as you get closer to making a decision about your academic focus. ** We believe you are more than your test scores and GPA, although you will not be alone if both of these are quite impressive. *** Over 75% of our students receive a share of more than $100 million of financial aid each year, so that means we’ll help you find a way to successfully afford a great education. Go to for more details. page


Enroll You’ll see that we’ve got a culture that simply demands personal attention—beginning with our “Getting Started” orientation and registration program, which you can sign up for through your personalized website. Register early, meet your academic advisor, get a feel for the route you might take from the library to the cybercafé. Then in the fall, you’ll be invited to Welcome Weekend, where the heavy lifting* happens. Also the deep connecting**. Any questions? Get in touch with us:

Enrollment Services University of North Dakota Carnegie Hall Room 100 250 Centennial Dr Stop 8135 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8135 Telephone: 1-701-777-4463 Toll Free: 1-800-CALL-UND TTY: 1-701-777-0424 E-Mail:

Request information To request this information in alternative formats, contact Enrollment Services at 1.800.CALL UND or 701.777.4463 (TTY services at 701.777.0424)

The timeline Though we accept applications throughout the year, and we admit on a “rolling” basis all year, there are many reasons to meet the following priority deadlines. Freshman Priority Admission Deadline: February 5 Scholarship Priority Deadline: February 5 Transfer Student Scholarship Deadline: April 15 Residence Hall Application (submit ASAP with application for admission)

* Yes, you can move into your residence hall. Finally! If you get there first, you may get dibs on the bed by the window. ** To your roommate(s), hall mates, UND faculty and staff, this very campus that will be your home for the next four years. Enjoy! It is the policy of the University of North Dakota that there shall be no discrimination against persons because of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veterans’ status, or political belief or affiliation, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. This policy is particularly applicable in the admission of students in all colleges and in their academic pursuits. It also is applicable in University-owned or University-approved housing, food services, extracurricular activities and all other student services. It is the guiding policy in the employment of students either by the University or by non-University employers through the University and in the employment of faculty and staff. Inquiries as to the equal opportunity, affirmative action, or diversity policies for the University of North Dakota or coverage of state and federal civil or human rights statutes or regulations may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer. The Affirmative Action Officer, Sally J. Page (Office address: 101 Twamley Hall; mailing address: Box 7097, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7097; phone: 701-777-4171; email address: is assigned the responsibility to be the University’s designated coordinator for receiving complaints of discrimination or harassment under the following federal regulations: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex/gender discrimination); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin, discrimination); Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age discrimination); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1991 (disability discrimination); and other equal opportunity statutes for which a coordinator is not required. Any complaint or concern regarding discrimination or harassment, not resolved by the University, may be filed with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Office of Education, T111T North Canal Street, Suite 1053, Chicago, IL 60606-7204. UND is a tobacco-free campus.

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