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University of North Dakota Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of North Dakota, the regular decision application deadline is August 17 and the application fee costs $35.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

University of North Dakota Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of North Dakota 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 83%
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Applying Early to University of North Dakota?

University of North Dakota does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of North Dakota Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into University of North Dakota. University of North Dakota evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of North Dakota accepted 87% of students, around 4,912 of the 5,662 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of North Dakota, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student. For applicants who are not residents of North Dakota, getting into University of North Dakota is moderately difficult.

What Does University of North Dakota Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of North Dakota

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of North Dakota 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of North Dakota must submit the following items. Double check with University of North Dakota's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of North Dakota?

Students admitted to University of North Dakota have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 30% submitted a class rank. At University of North Dakota 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of North Dakota, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 30%
3.75 and 3.99 30%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

University of North Dakota does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of North Dakota is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 12% of University of North Dakota's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of North Dakota?

To be competitive with other University of North Dakota applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of North Dakota 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of North Dakota students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of North Dakota students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of North Dakota?

To be most competitive at University of North Dakota, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of North Dakota's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of North Dakota students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to University of North Dakota

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of North Dakota.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 17.

Transfer students can enroll in University of North Dakota during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of North Dakota Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of North Dakota?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of North Dakota.

Does University of North Dakota accept transfer credits?

University of North Dakota accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of North Dakota accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Do I have to submit test scores to University of North Dakota?

University of North Dakota is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of North Dakota's acceptance rate?

University of North Dakota's acceptance rate is 87%.

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University of North Dakota Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

87%

How hard is it to get into University of North Dakota? University of North Dakota is a somewhat selective institution. The University of North Dakota acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of North Dakota Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 17

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of North Dakota is Aug 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of North Dakota is Aug 17.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of North Dakota ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of North Dakota is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of North Dakota. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of North Dakota SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

510 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

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University of North Dakota GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of North Dakota, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,615

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,012

Out-of-State

$16,282

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Application Deadline

Aug 17
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