UND campus in spring

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: University of North Dakota

Founded in 1883, the University of North Dakota is located in Grand Forks with 240 buildings on campus, including an airport. The school is home to over 14,900 students annually for both undergrad and graduate students. UND prides itself on small interactive classrooms, averaging a 22 student class size. There are multiple opportunities on campus for students to get involved. Students can choose from 20 Greek organizations, over 275 student organizations, and over 250 study abroad programs.

UND has plenty to be proud of. The university was voted in the Top 100 Public Schools, and Top 200 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The university is ranked #1 in the Top 20 Fittest Colleges by MSN’s fitbie.com and #3 healthiest colleges in the nation by Greatist.com in 2012. UND is also home to 21 Division I NCAA athletic teams.


UND Student

Name: Logan Reimer

Year: Junior

Major: Air Traffic Control

Hometown: Burnsville, MN

Why did you choose to attend the University of North Dakota?

The aviation field was something that really interested me. Knowing that I dug deeper to find a passion in air traffic controlling. It is something that changes every day and keeps me on my toes.

What did you like most about UND?

I think the campus is perfect. Seeing all the improvements and quality has made me proud to be a student here. I am surrounded with others that feel the same and it provides a good atmosphere. At UND I feel like a person and not just a number.

What do you like most about living in Grand Forks?

The culture around Grand Forks is something I really cherish. There is always something to do and the community itself is very positive.

What do you like to do for fun?

There is never a lack of things to do at UND. Of course there are obvious things like sporting events but I found that the university offers plenty of options. Being active by joining clubs/organizations has really given me things to do.

Do you have any advice for incoming freshman?

Don’t be afraid to jump into something new. I know this is something that is always said and it can be annoying but it is important. College in my eyes is something where the kid I am today meets the man I am going to be tomorrow.


If you are interested in attending the University of North Dakota or just want to learn more about the school, you can download the “Visit UND” mobile app. On the app you can take a virtual tour of campus or take a real GPS guided tour, see local restaurants and shops, view admissions information, learn about university top points of pride, and more!

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