University of North Dakota: Narrative Description

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Grand Forks, ND 58202
Tel: (701)777-2011
Free: 800-CALL UND
Admissions: (701)777-4463
Fax: (701)777-3650
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of North Dakota University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1883. Setting: 543-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $31.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8988 per student. Total enrollment: 13,187. Faculty: 818 (593 full-time, 225 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,255 applied, 69% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 72% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 65 valedictorians. Full-time: 9,704 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 1,006 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 37 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 12% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; trade and industry; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.25 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4009 full-time, $167.03 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,703 full-time, $445.95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $819 full-time, $54.97 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4455. College room only: $1825. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Association of Residence Halls, University of North Dakota Indian Association, Sioux Crew. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Homecoming, Feast of Nations. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency telephones. 3,311 college housing spaces available; 3,152 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Chester Fritz Library plus 2 others with 925,367 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 18,955 serials, 19,048 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $5.7 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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