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University of North Dakota Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

The University of North Dakota (UND) admits students based on their trend of grades achieved during high school, the difficulty of the academic syllabus, GPA attained in main subjects and standardized test scores.

However, the students not fulfilling the University of North Dakota admissions criteria are still encouraged to apply as the applications will be screened thoroughly by the following Committees to release the best of the decisions:

  • Office of Admissions
  • Student Academic Standards Committee: reviews academic transcripts and test scores
  • Admissions Safety and Security Committee: goes through the criminal history records

The University of North Dakota has an acceptance rate of 83%, implying that getting through the admission process is easy if requirements are met appropriately.

For the academic session of 2018–2019, a total of 13,847 students were enrolled. Of these, 10,519, 2,785, 238, 305 students were, respectively, enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, Law, and Medicine programs.


Application PortalUG: UND’s ‘Admission Account’
Graduate: Graduate School Admissions Account
Application Fee35 USD
Acceptance Rate83.5%
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard/Discover or through ‘Flywire’
UND SAT Requirements1160
UND ACT Requirements24
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSpring, Fall, and Summer
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Financial AidAvailable for international students

University of North Dakota Application Deadlines

Type of ApplicantFallSpringSummer
Undergraduate Admissions
Freshman (priority deadline)March 1
International applicantJune 15November 15March 15
International applicants from Canada or transferring from other institutions in the USJuly 15December 15April 15
Graduate Admissions
Domestic applicantDiffers by course
International applicantMay 1September 1February 1

University of North Dakota International Admissions

The subsequent sections discuss the admission requirements for international undergraduate and graduate applicants.

International Undergraduate Admissions 

Application Portal: UND accepts online applications via the University of North Dakota’s ‘ApplyYourself Application Portal ‘.

Application Fee: 35 USD

Academic Requirements: Copies of academic record covering overall performance during secondary school and university/professional college attended till present. Additionally, applicants whose primary language is not English need to submit English language proficiency test scores.

Supporting Documents: It is a mandate for all the international applicants to submit completed forms of:

  • Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Financial Certificate form for the undergraduate international students (a proof of financial efficiency to support the cost of attendance).
  • Financial Certificate form for the undergraduate MB or SK Canadian students

International Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Online applications for graduate programs can be completed via ‘Graduate School Application’.

Application Fee: 35 USD

Academic Requirements: Two copies of official academic transcripts translated in English, official degree certificate copy, and proof of English language proficiency

Supporting Documents: Three reference letters, statement of purpose, passport copy, and finance certificate.

University of North Dakota English Language Requirement 

English Language TestUndergraduateGraduate
Paper-based TOEFL525550
Computer-based TOEFL195
Internet-based TOEFL7176
PTE English50
ELS Language CentersIntensive Level 112

University of North Dakota Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: For UG courses, students are required to submit online applications through UND’s ‘Admission Account’.

Application Fee: 35 USD

Academic Requirements: While seeking admission in a UG course, it is essential that the applicants meet following academic requirements:

  • A GPA of 2.75
  • Students not passing out from high school are eligible to apply for an undergraduate course if they successfully complete the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Scores of standardized tests, i.e., ACT or SAT*. The ACT and SAT requirements differ on the basis of GPA score acquired during high school:
High School GPAMinimum ACT score requiredMinimum SAT score required (Math + Evidence-based Reading & Writing)
3.50 - 4.0018960
3.00 - 3.49201030
2.75 - 2.99221100

*Transfer applicants with 24 or more transferrable units and age older than 25 years are exempted from submitting ACT or SAT scores.

  • Accomplishment of 14 units of core subjects from high school (not applicable for applicants older than 25 years):
    • English- 4 units
    • Math- 3 units of Algebra I or above
    • Lab Science- 3 units
    • Social Studies- 3 units
    • 1 extra unit from above-listed subjects
  • Submission of a completed form of safety and security

Supporting Documents: High school academic transcripts and degree completion certificate.

University of North Dakota Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Students may apply online for graduate programs by creating ‘Graduate School Admissions Account’.

Application Fee: 35 USD

Academic Requirements: It includes submission of academic transcripts and meeting the following requirements:

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree/equivalent from a locally recognized college/university. Exceptional cases must be reported to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Scores of standardized tests such as GRE/GMAT and English language proficiency tests like IELTS/TOEFL (international applicants)

The admission requirements some of the important courses offered by the University of North Dakota are mentioned in the table given below:

CourseAcademic Requirements
MBAGPA: 3.25 (3.0 GPA for applicants with a prior graduate degree) and GMAT/GRE score
Ph.D. Biomedical EngineeringGPA: 3.0 and GRE score
M.S./M.Eng. in Chemical EngineeringGPA: 2.75 and GRE score (M.S.);
GPA: 3.0 and GRE General score (M.Eng.)
M.S./M.Eng. in Civil EngineeringGPA: 2.75 and GRE General score (M.S.);
GPA: 2.50 and GRE General score (M.Eng.)
M.S. in Computer ScienceGRE General score or UG Degree from an institution recognized by CSAB/ABET,
GPA: 2.85
M.S. in Data ScienceGRE General score (for UG degree not recognized by CSAB/CSAC),
GPA: 2.85

Supporting Documents: The supporting documents required in general for graduate programs include a statement of intent and letters of recommendation.

However, a few of the programs may require the applicants to submit additional supporting documents depending upon the course requirements.

UND applicants are recommended to go through the admission checklist carefully and ensure that all the essential documents are available during the application process.

After successfully making an application, applicants are advised to wait for 7–10 days for the decision to arrive. During this time period, applicants may log into the ‘Admissions Account’ to keep a track of their application.

Once the application screening process is over, UND notifies its applicants by sending a formal e-mail.

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