University of North Dakota (UND)

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University of North Dakota can be found in Grand Forks, ND, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 15,000 students enrolled each year at UND.

The majority of students admitted to University of North Dakota had an SAT score within the range of 1010 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the UND average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. University of North Dakota admits about 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, around 42 percent of students enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UND acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 76%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UND Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Dakota was reported as 81.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,960 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UND ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • UND Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of North Dakota?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UND is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UND has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 83.7%
  • 2017-2018: 83.5%
  • 2018-2019: 82.2%
  • 2019-2020: 81.1%
  • Projected UND Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.4%

How Does UND Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UND is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Dakota State University-Main Campus93.6%
Minnesota State University Moorhead65.4%
Saint Cloud State University90.0%
University of Minnesota-Duluth75.7%
Southwest Minnesota State University64.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UND (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 620
Math510 - 630
Total Score1010 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math20 - 27
Composite Score20 - 26
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