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  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 1 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Health care professions and aviation are the biggest draws UND, but I think that anyone would do well here. UND has a lot to offer so why not give it a try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try something new, and explore your options. Also, use your student advisers. My adviser has helped me a bunchvwith choosing classes based on my major and getting to know the campus better.

    Bang for the buck

    You can learn a lot here, and there are a ton of different class to take. They have many different major opportunities and something for every student.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is awesome. People are friendly and kind. I was the only person to come here from my high school, and I found many new friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the classes here, and the teachers are very willing to help you out in anyway they can.

  • 10/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Every student!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you practice good study habits in high school because you really need them in college. If you study I recommend going to the library or to a coffee shop and don't bring your computer because you will just get distracted by facebook.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools I looked at the University of North Dakota was way cheaper. You get unlimited meals (if you live in the dorms) and you get in to sports games for free (except for mens hockey, but it only costs $7!)

    Am enjoying being here

    They people here are really friendly and provide a welcoming environment. Hockey is also a big thing up here and I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    Right now I am taking general classes, some are the same that I took in high school like psych, chemistry, and precalculus but the teachers cover the material in much greater detail.

  • 07/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that UND is great for almost anyone. However, if you need a big city, like Minneapolis, Chicago, or bigger, then Grand Forks, probably isn't for you.And if you're going into the sciences, it helps if you have a strong Chemistry background here. Also, I wasn't kidding about the cold, so if you are a beach bunny, you might want to reconsider your college choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the cold!! :) But really, bring a heavy coat.

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap, but UND is reasonably priced. The classes are well taught, so I feel like I'm getting my money's worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is great, as are the people. There are many things to do on the weekends and it's very easy to keep busy. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, too!

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a bunch here at UND. The math classes I've had are better than any high school math, but the Chemistry classes I've had so far haven't been the best if you, like me, don't have a strong Chemistry background (thus the 4/5). A vast majority of the classes are well taught, but occasionally you will come across a dud.

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Look into all your options before you make a decisions.

    Bang for the buck

    Room and board is a little on the spendy side for students on a budget, but for classes nothing will compare to the price you pay for the kind of education your getting.

    Am enjoying being here

    The living environment is nice, the food is excellent, and the people are just like any other ND citizen, always nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The upperclasses in math are challenging but they will sure help you expand you knowledge on mathmatics.

  • 05/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are football and hockey fans, or even play these two sports are in for a treat. UND has the #1 hockey program in the country along with AVIATION. Students who are also interested in law and biological sciences will reap a lot of success and education from this university

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to bring a thick jacket because it gets cold here, other than that, be prepared to enjoy a wonderful community of students who are driven to prosper in life.

    Bang for the buck

    You absolutely get MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK here. Teachers put more effort into teaching, the school is very affordable, offers many different grants and scholarships for students, and their athletic programs are fantastic. I am from california and the curriculum is just as competitive, organized, and proper for the majors that are offered.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending UND. The school is very safe and practices its moral values with the students. It is a great school and it is becoming very diverse among different ethnic groups. The school is like a great big family with very easy going open minded individuals who are willing to learn a little more about who you are and why you are here.

    Am learning a lot

    The Univerisity of North Dakota has a great team of staff, especially in the Biological Sciences department. The biology teachers here take a lot of pride in their lecture teachings asa well as their research studies. If you have questions or have trouble in any aspect of the class they are more than willing to take time out of their schedule to help you to understand the material that they are teaching. All of my teachers are very nice and student orientated. School here has been very effective in helping me to understand the different categories of my major and where exactly I would enjoy further learning of my major.

  • 01/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students. Especially if you are interested in aviation. There is no better aviation school in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an awesome school. I am currently a sophomore and i couldn't ask for a more fulfilling college experience. My advice is to be active and actually get involved in organizations. Go out and meet new people and you will have a much better experience

    Am enjoying being here

    The city isn't the greatest but the campus and the people are great. there are so many intramural sports and student organizations you can join.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the classes and professors here. All of mine so far have been very nice and helpful. I am an aviation student so there really is no better choice than UND.

  • 03/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UND is great for any type of student. The Aviation classes here are top notch :D

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to have a great time going to college. There are many activities to do here and you will never be bored.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great! When you walk to classes there are rabbits, birds, and squirrels running around :D

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great and are willing to take the time to talk to you one on one if you need help or have any questions.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 people found it offensive. 3 people found this inaccurate. 8 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Rich people who want to pay private school tuition for a public university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have at least $22,000 to attend this school. If you don't have the semester's cost within the first week of classes, you're kicked from the school. It's nice that they have a Sallie Mae payment plan, but don't trust it. For one, it's Sallie Mae and they terrible. For two, you have to pay to set it up anyway. The last thing you need is to spend more money you don't have.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can actually afford this place. Living on-campus while attending the school actually totals to about $21,000 or so per year, or about $10,500 per semester. There are many fees and hidden costs that they don't tell you up front like they should. I was never told about any deficit until I was 400 miles away from home and attending their orientation. The school is big and beautiful and in a great location, but the staff is ridiculous and lazy. Sorry, but that's what I had to put up with. If you can't be up front to prospective students, don't be a faculty member. You're a waste of space.

    Will enjoy being here

    After how insulting the staff was and how deceitful they were, there was no way I would enjoy UND as I was FORCED TO WITHDRAW from this school. Sorry, but that's ridiculous.

    Will learn a lot

    I won't deny that you will learn, as that is what schools are designed for. I'm sure that the staff and other people are very helpful. At least, to those who will be on the AFB for aviation. They coddle those students like little kids.

  • 10/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great college for any student.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Aviation!! UND has one of the top aviation programs in the nation. Our flying team has won nationals for at least the past 4 years in a row and all the teachers have at one point been in the field that they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Note: the weather is terrible. But don't let that scare you away. The school is great.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to a lot of other schools, UND is relatively low cost. The state of North Dakota keeps their universities costs low. This can most likely be attributed to philanthropic oil field owners.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school atmosphere is great! Everyone is really nice and I feel like I'm in a small community. On the other hand, the weather here is terrible.

    Am learning a lot

    For the most part, the professors here know what they're talking about. You can see that they know their stuff and really enjoy what they teach.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been very few crimes committed on campus in the past hundred years or so, and I believe the ones that have been committed have happened in the confines of fraternities. I personally like to jog at night and nothing has ever happened to me that would make me feel in danger of doing so. Grand Forks is a very, very, VERY, low crime area and very safe place to live. Even so, there are multiple emergency towers located all around campus, in places that are more secluded. These towers act as immediate 911 notifiers if a button is pressed. The towers were put in place for people who encountered a potential attacker whilst walking alone in each given area. I doubt they have ever been used, but are comforting none the less. Another safety aspect is that all buildings are locked around 11 o clock at night, so no one is able to break in to wreak havoc in classrooms. Also, each dorm has an automatic lock that only the residents have the keys to. Thus, any person not living in the dorm is unable to enter, unless someone knowingly lets them in. This is indeed comforting as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am part of a nursing club and a christian club, but there are so, so many more to choose from. They range from ceramics, to swimming, to fighting, to horses, to flying, to *fill in the blank*. I can confidently say that if you are interested in something that is even relatively or remotely common, there is a club for it here at UND.

    Great for these types of students

    UND is great for students interested in medicine and snow, law and snow, aviation and snow, and engineering and snow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not sure about locations, but I have heard there are many interesting traditions in the honors dorms. These range from pranks, to just plain strange behaviors that usually result in bonding between students. :) One example I heard of is that over one of the breaks from school, every student in one of the honors dorms played the exact same song turned all the way up on whatever stereo they had and then locked their rooms and went away for the weekend. This peculiar behavior seems to have no point from my standing, but I'm sure it must have resulted in some funny story somewhere in time.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a cinema located across the river from campus (in East Grand Forks) called River Cinema. It shows new movies just like all the other cinemas, but at a much lower price. Instead of buying a $9 movie ticket, ones from River cinema are $6-7, and even less for a daytime showing. In relation to campus, I like to save money by taking the bus instead of driving. It saves me money on gas. The bus makes a trip around the entire campus in about 20 minutes, so If you miss one bus, it will be there again in a short 20 minute wait. It is easy to get where you are going and best of all, it is free for students to use! As for tuition itself, it is nice if you get the in-state discount. It is half the price of what non-residents pay to come to UND.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is a wonderful wellness center (gym) that is equipped with every kind of workout machine one could imagine. There is also a running track, basketball and volleyball courts, a rock wall, and even a dodge-ball court. There are also multiple seated areas to do homework, a small computer lab, and even a relaxation room used for meditation and such. the wellness center also features a kitchen, where classes are often taught on how to cook or how to prepare meals or snacks. Also, every weekend, the student union features a night filled with fun activities for students to partake in, usually for free or at a very low price. Every weekend during these events (called nightlife), a new release film is shown on a projector (also for free). Aside from these two major outlets, there are many clubs students can join which are constantly putting on smaller events for students to participate in. there is never a dull moment at UND unless you choose to be a recluse shut-in and not participate.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan and UND is actually the only thing I miss about living in the dorms. It is rather spendy, coming out to around $7/meal (if you eat thrice daily), but considering the amount of options available, the price may be worth it. There are 3 dining centers on campus, placed at either end with one in the middle. There is always a salad bar with fresh looking vegetables, all kinds of cereal, juice, milk, etc. There is a grill in each center which will change their focus throughout the week. Usually the options range from chicken breast, to hamburger, to Philly cheese steak. There are also specialty bars that will prepare pastas, oriental food, or latin food options. I could continue, but I think i have made my point. There are always plenty of options - healthy and non - to choose from in the dining centers. There are also enough condiments, dressings, etc. to prevent boredom of the same old food. I would highly recommend a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms can be either the best or the worst thing about college. There are many variables that play into whether you will enjoy (or hate) living in a dorm. The wonderful things about dorms are: their close location to campus, the extremely available opportunity for you to meet new people, you automatically find out about campus events, and when you only have one room to worry about, you can focus on school a lot more easily. However, there can be many bad qualities to dorms as well. For example, dorms are extremely populated, thus making them RARELY (if ever) a quiet place to be; even if you are alone in your room (walls are thin). Also, if you are not the partying type, the dorms may not be the place for you, as many dorms are populated with newly freed teenagers who are excited about exploring ALL of their boundaries, and then stepping over those boundaries. There is also the issue of roommates and suite-mates. It can be a very difficult thing to live in close proximity to someone you: a) have nothing in common with b) are totally annoyed with a majority of the time and c) wish would clean their side of the room. On a different note, many life-long friendships have been formed because of room or suite-mates. So I suppose that just depends on your personality and/or luck.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that most of my instructors assign more work than is actually necessary to achieve good grades in their classes. It is possible to do the minimum amount of work and still receive a good score. However, the work that is done, must be done well. This is where the additional assignments come in. Usually, those optional assignments are tools or additional help and practice that will allow students to learn and know the material better. Hence why I would highly recommend doing as much of it as you can. I would say that it is better to take 13 credits and focus intensely on those 13 than to take 18 credits and only skim the surface of them. You may be able to receive As in both situations, but you will feel much more knowledgeable and accomplished in the former situation.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to pay attention and complete all assignments - even the little ones - that professors assign. The little things add up! So spend that extra 30 minutes between classes studying. Look over those notes one more time before the test! Be an over- achiever. And a really important tip is to focus more on school your first year than on partying. The first few years of being out on your own can be a great experience, but can also be very harmful ones. If you abuse your new-found independence by never doing homework or drinking more than you should, it is very easy to get into deep trouble very quickly and even harder to recover from it.

    In three sentences

    This university specializes in teaching its students how to think critically. It focuses more on how to think intelligently to solve a problem, rather than how to physically approach it. I have no other universities to compare UND to, but I imagine that besides its reputation for drinking, it is a quality place to learn.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus has their own security guards that can walk you around campus upon request.

    What to do for fun

    und likes to focus on their sports but there are many other group or clubs you can get into as well.

    Food and Dining

    it seems like everywhere you look there is somewhere to eat in grand forks.

    Dorm Life

    i wont be living in a dorm but i did tour them and they seemed to be pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    i haven't started classes so i wouldn't know yet.

    In three sentences

    although i have not started school here, i've heard this school is a lot of fun and there's always something going on around town so there is never any reason to be bored.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    They have an automatic admission policy! Basically, have at least a 2.2 gpa and at least a 22 on the act, and you're in!! :)

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The possibilities for fun are endless. Apply early and get your Sioux hockey tickets. All athletics in general are fun with the world class athletic facilities UND has to offer. The Wellness Center is another shiny penny with numerous basketball courts, running tracks, and weight stations. Additionally, there are movie theatres, weekly events on campus, and night life downtown is fun as well.

    Food and Dining

    UND offers a wide variety of dining options while on campus. The Memorial Union has many choices available to students, including a sandwich and coffee shop. Just across the street in the bookstore there is another coffee shop. Dining halls down university have a large selection each and every day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UND is fun. Most if not all of the RA's are friendly and not stereotypical in the least bit. Within any given dorm the outgoing atmosphere is complimented nicely by friendliness. Many friendships are made throughout the course of dorm life, and these relationships last up until graduation and even after!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here at UND come from an innumerable amount of differing backgrounds, but that is what makes them unique. The fair student to teacher ratio gives the student an opportunity to establish a relationship with his or her professor rather than being just another face. UND gives you the chance to further yourself for the absolute best through a challenging curriculum that can be conquered if the will and desire is there.

    Tips for prospective students

    The general consensus may be that UND and Grand Forks as a whole just can't cut it, but the fact of the matter is that UND offers a world class education and all the delightful amenities of the big city/university while maintaining an atmosphere of a close-knit and safe community.

    In three sentences

    UND is a fantastic place to come and hone your educational foundation. Faculty to student ratios are commendable and professors are most always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to their students. In addition, UND's location is prime for many extracurricular happenings, including world class athletics, facilities, and entertainment.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that go on around campus. There is always something to do at UND. Fraternities and Sororities host many events and parties throughout the school year. The residence halls generally host events every weekend as well. Sporting events are always fun, especially hockey games.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at UND is great because of the guiding stars program. Nutritional value is shared through this program, making it easier to eat healthy and avoid the freshman 15. There is always a large variety of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms don't have air conditioning in them. As a person who likes it cold at night, I found it hard to sleep on hot fall/spring nights. The dorms are aslo typically very loud. Other than that, the rooms are a decent size for a dorm; you'd be surprised how much you can fit in there. The beds are fairly comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    100 level classes at UND generally aren't too academically challenging as long as you go to class and pay attention to lectures. Other classes may require quite a bit of studying. If effort is put into the course, it won't be terribly challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Use ratemyprofessor.com when registering for classes to help you decide which professor to take certain courses with. It can make your life easier. Also, talk to current students or read up on campus information so you are well informed about policies and events.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a beautiful campus full of life, energy, and great students. The campus quickly became my home away from home. I wouldn't receive my education anywhere else.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is patrolled by a friendly university police force and I have not once felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome! The fraternities and sororities are very involved with the local communities and the campus. Parties and formats are always fun. Lambda Chi Alpha is the best fraternity!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all sorts of fun and different clubs and activities. They range from people watching club to snowboarding club. The snow kite club is really awesome!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are all sorts of different ones!

    Bang for the buck

    The unlimited meal plan is a great thing if you use it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of great activities set up by the school and various campus organizations. There's a lot of good opportunities to spend time with friends and Grand Forks has a nice mall and other entertainment centers. The fraternities also host great parties!

    Food and Dining

    The dining centers are all pretty good. The atmosphere is nice in all three of them and the food is pretty tasty as well. The often have multiple home cooked food items.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun at UND! Most of the people are kind and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of North Dakota is a bit lower in the rankings of studious students. The students do generally well, but most are not rigorous with studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done as soon as you can, and get the unlimited meal plan! Smith hall is the best dorm, and it's a great idea to get involved in Greek life.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and everything is comfortably close. UND is the best college in the world, in my opinion, for aviation education. The people and opportunities offered at UND make your education invaluable.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    good if your looking for an aviation program, atmospheric science program, and nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit in the winter if your not from the area, cause it gets really cold.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition is very low, but the education, dorms, and food are well worth more than the tuition price.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    18 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs/programs to join to meet new friends, get out and have fun- you only get to do this once so, make the best of your time at UND!!!

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are well worth it, & knowing you have so many choices available for dining- no worries on going hungry!!

    Dorm Life

    Looking forward to living in the Dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a variety of classes offered at UND- you can take all the classes that pertain to your field of choice and also some just to try out something new and exciting!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your options and do the virtual tour- it really is worth it!

    In three sentences

    The UND campus has something for everyone! I am looking forwarded to attending UND in the Fall of 2012! Definitely one of the best schools out there for Aviation!

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very well lite, and there are many campus police around.

    Great for these types of students

    UND is great for students interested in Aviation, Business, PT/OT, Arts, Medicine, Law, and many other fields. Also, a great place for student athletes, even if you aren't on the University team there are many intramurals sports, and if we don't have a team you can make one.

    What to do for fun

    They are many clubs, activities, social events, and NightLife, a fun place to go on Friday and Saturday nights for a few hours.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are great! There are 3 different dining halls where they have different foods at each place. Also, they are ToGo Shops and conveince stores as well.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great thing, because you around people who are doing the same things as you, and you are able to make new friends with out leaving your new home.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers expect you to want to learn, and put forth a full effort. They help you to achieve what you want out of your college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your applications in as soon as possible, it makes for an easier year.

    In three sentences

    The University is a very open and friendly place. There are lots of activities to keep you busy. There is a wonderful workout center, where you can do more than just work out.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    each building has it's own time for when it should be locked. dorm halls are always locked so that is really good safety. outside, there are emergency stations so you can hit the button to call for help and the police will come. campus police can be seen all the time, especially at night. they're watching out for every student and want to deter any problems.

    Greek Life

    greek life is active here. i did not join, but as i said, they have good philanthropy events. it's always worth checking out.

    Clubs and Activities

    every semester there is a club fair. it's a great way to see what you might be interested in, with no commitment, and it has a huge range. there are choices that are major driven, physical, social, and just fun and goofy. there is a club for everyone (hopefully multiple clubs).

    Great for these types of students

    this is great for students that are serious in any field: health, engineering, education, etc., but it doesn't end there. our greek community is very active with their philanthropy events and that is a great for those students as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i'm not certain if there is anything unusual here. hockey is a huge event here that takes priority.

    Bang for the buck

    und has a wide range of activies and organizations. when you're here, there is no reason to be lonely or bored. there is always something going on. i can't explain how much i enjoy it here.

    What to do for fun

    for fun there is one big unifying activity: hockey. und prides itself in hockey and is a great way to spend the weekend. i didn't like the sport when i got here, but it's a great crowd to be a part of here. other things for fun is nightlife friday and saturday nights where they have a movie playing in a lecture hall, a pool lounge for free with a student id, free food, free concerts, and other seasonal activities.

    Food and Dining

    the food quality varies around the campus. certain places to eat are definitely better than others, but there is always something good to eat. they have many selections for each meal.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is mandatory. i was a transfer student and coming in my sophomore year i stayed at the dorms. the resident advisor i had made sure we all got to know one another and held many fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes here are definitely challenging, but they won't be impossible. i enjoy all of my classes because they do push me to go the extra step. the professors here are very helpful and want you to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    for all students, take a tour. it's a great campus that has a very good transportation system. overall, be willing to participate and get active.

    In three sentences

    the university of north dakota is a very well organized institution. the medical laboratory science department is phenomenal, but that is only one great part of the medical health and science building. it is small enough that the professors get to know you, but big enough where there is still some anonymity.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are emergency phones placed all over the campus. every night i go out i always see multiple police cars driving by. the fire department is very speedy.

    Greek Life

    there are 13 fraternities and 5 sororities on campus. the fraternities party hard. i would say the greek life is very strong and successful.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a strong greek life at this school. there are countless clubs to join, most of which can be in association with your major.

    Great for these types of students

    people who do not need to be in the city should go here. people who can withstand cold weather should go here. people who favor hockey over any other sport should go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a random preacher who comes and yells at the students, and it is very entertaining. the underground tunnels are pretty unique to the school. everybody goes ga-ga over this cheap mexican restaurant called the red pepper.

    Bang for the buck

    this school is very cheap in comparison to other colleges. it offers a better rate for people on the west coast that are out of state. you get the total college experience for cheaper the cost.

    What to do for fun

    every weekend there are sober events planned, they are called und night life. a lot of people party here, whether it's at the frats or random houses. there are sports, but obviously everyone goes to the hockey games because it's a big deal.

    Food and Dining

    squires dining center is the best out of all the options in my opinion. wilkerson dining center is the only one open on the weekends and it closes at 8pm fridays and saturdays, which is very inconvenient. they have guiding stars for people who are trying to eat healthy.

    Dorm Life

    there are dorms for every type of person. some of the dorms get very rowdy so you should be prepared for that. the contracts are basically impossible to get out of.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your field of study the academic rigor can vary widely, and example of this would be communications vs. aviation. the teachers are very polite, and you should talk to them. it's okay to miss a few classes here and there, it won't kill you.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should develop a healthy routine when you get to college, that includes exercise, studying, and leisure time. you need to have adequate winter clothing because it can get up to negative 40 degrees here. learn the most efficient routes to class.

    In three sentences

    the people are very friendly. the campus scenery is very easy on the eyes.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there is a lot to do if you know where to look.

    Great for these types of students

    those who want to get away from home but may be a little afraid. grand forks is a safe city with a beautiful campus. it gives you freedom and security.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the sioux logo is a huge part of our university's pride.

    Bang for the buck

    so cheap and so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    this is where it gets tough. there are a lot of organizations to choose from to stay busy, but grand forks doesn't offer a lot of things to do on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't as bad as people make it out to be. there are a lot of choices at the dining halls and select fast food in the union.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms were a great experience. they are well kept and right on campus. it is a little community.

    Academic Rigor

    there definitely are hard classes and tough professors. however, if you plan your schedule accordingly it may not be that bad. a lot of classes are pretty easy to get through.

    Tips for prospective students

    it does get cold in the winter so please bring warm clothing. und is one of the best schools in the region as far as value and education offered. don't be discouraged by north dakota.

    In three sentences

    und has a beautiful campus. it is small enough so that is feels like a community but large enough to keep things interesting.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the people here are friendly, there are security guards around. i feel safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is an air traffic control club here, they travel to various airports and control towers to see how they operate. they tell us when to apply for various scholarships and if we are eligible.

    Great for these types of students

    this is a great school for aviation! the university of north dakota has the latest technology for learning flight and air traffic control, i looked at other schools but north dakota was the least expensive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many american indians in north dakota, when i arrived in august, they had an indian dance/festival that was interesting. they love hockey here! the team name is sioux indians and they are deciding whether to change it or not, no decision yet!

    Bang for the buck

    i have to study hard, but, if i finish this program, i will have a good job as an air traffic controller. it is required that you minor in another subject outside of aviation in case you do not pass the exams, so you have a major & a minor when you graduate and that gives you more job options for the money.

    What to do for fun

    this is the hard part for me, my studies are so hard i can't do much outside of class. i want to join the atc club, but i can't manage it yet. i don't have a car, so i take the bus everywhere, there is a target fairly close. in the summer i will get a bike & discover grand forks.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is great! they have fresh soup and salads with lunch and dinner. the soup in hearty in the winter and light in the fall. there is a nice variety of meats and fish. when you want something from the grill, they have that too, very good.

    Dorm Life

    i live in fulton hall. it is an honor's dorm, it is usually quiet here, with lots of nooks with study desks to study in outside your room. the bathrooms also have showers that are very modern & clean. there are party's for the holidays, and good snacks too.

    Academic Rigor

    the aviation instructors are pilots, the tests are not easy, they follow rules close to the faa regulations, you have to memorize everything for the tests because they don't tell you what might be on it. they give you 10 minutes to look at the results & then they take it back. but i'm learning a lot, so i will be confident in my skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    north dakota has a great aviation program for both men and women. if you go into air traffic control, you should know that you will have to fly an airplane at least 12 hours. some controllers also want to be pilots, so they will fly at least 40 hours. in simulation there is much to memorize!

    In three sentences

    on a scale of one to ten i would give the university of north dakota a nine! the people are friendly, i like the snow, and the food is delicious. i have flown eight hours so far, the instructors are encouraging and fun!

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    24 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police at university, emergency phones placed throughout campus

    Clubs and Activities

    greek system, souix crew, co-ed sports, und wellness center

    Great for these types of students

    great of people going into nursing, engineering or aviation. other programs are also very good.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ralph englestad arena, alerus center.

    What to do for fun

    hockey games! sporting events, tailgating, concerts, co-ed sporting options, clubs. organizations. there's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    dorm food is overall good. expensive food packages. plenty outside dining options. also have food courts on campus.

    Dorm Life

    get to know people in the dorms. some will stay with you for life.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers generally work well with students. they have a great tutoring program, writing center and plenty of study areas and computer labs available

    Tips for prospective students

    the winter is very cold and in the spring you should expect the chance of flooding which might mean time off school. there isn't much to do in the town for young adults if you arent of age besides school events only. around the town doesnt have much to offer. other than that dress warm and go home for the summer!

    In three sentences

    this school is a great aviation, engineering and nursing school. overall the atmosphere is very fun filled. the und hockey team is very well recognized and a huge part of the school.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a great security here on campus. Placed throughout the campus are emergency phone booths, at which you can simply press the button for a security escort home if you are uncomfortable with walking home alone.

    Bang for the buck

    All in all, UND is an open campus that has a close community feel. It is only a little over $14,000 per year which has a lot of perks to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to be apart of at UND. There are religious groups such as KiAlpha and Cru, and there are specific programs made by each RA for the wing about once every two weeks. Along with that, the Wellness Center has lots of different activities every day including cycling and Zumba.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is amazing here at UND! It does get tiring after a while because of the routine entrees served every week, but it is always available to students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice because you don't have to worry about monthly bills for the necessities and you don't have to set aside money specifically for groceries. However, the drama of high school is carried into college and the added stresses of finding your niche is a bit hard to deal with at times.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is gruesome when it comes to the amount of homework given compared to high school. As long as you pay attention and ask questions if you need help, the actual level of difficulty will depend on your ability to do as the teacher wants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to find the advisor that best fits your personality and needs. Also, learn the course expectations for each professor early on so you can do your best in their class.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a great college that offers many different options for students' interests. It allows students to open their horizons and experience different programs. It's system is easy to navigate and the advisors are always available to students' needs.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    26 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fighting Sioux Hockey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    I spent a week at the Aviation camp and I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Wilkerson Hall.

    Dorm Life

    I have not begun living there yet, so I do not know. I did, however, attend the Aviation Camp over the summer and the dorms were amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    I rated this as a 3 because I have not begun classes yet, but have enough experience on campus to know my way around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of any of the services you possibly can and get help!!! The people at the service centers are more than willing to help and can do pretty much anything.

    In three sentences

    I love the size of the campus and the facilities! It's just big enough to get that college feel, but small enough it's not that big of a hassle to walk everywhere. Also, I love the Aviation buildings and the FBO at KGFK

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    All the activities that the dorms put on as well as all of the athletic events. There is always something going on during the week and on weekends. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services are great. They offer so many varieties of dishes every day. You get to choose when you eat because they have all sorts of hours to when you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great to live in, they are nice and quiet. I would recommend the dorms the first year because you get to meet so many people from different areas.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great, not to big in size. The professors are nice and easy to talk to. The class choices are increditable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, stay focused and enjoy your time in college because it does go by really fast.

    In three sentences

    Is a descent and vigorous college. It offers many different career options which is a good thing.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    North Dakota is generally safe. Though any University has certain safety concerns, UND is relatively safe compared to other universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government is awesome at UND, as are the other 200+ student organizations. There is really something for everyone. If you can't find something you love, you can start your own student organization.

    Bang for the buck

    UND offers many scholarship opportunities and is a great price for the quality of education you receive!

    What to do for fun

    There are always latenight events every weekend, as well as other events throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at UND. There are 3 dining centers spread across campus and close to both academic and residential buildings.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the Residence Halls at UND is great. You easily meet people, especially in your first year, and have Housing staff for support and opportunities to get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any four-year institution, if you're looking for academic challenges, you'll find them. If you want college to be easy, you can choose an easy program. It's all in your attitude!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes for winter, but also prepare for heat and wind. Get to know your professors and take advantage of all the opportunities UND offers for students to be more involved and engaged on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a great place to live and learn for an undergraduate education. There is a great Honors Program that allows students to take discussion-based courses and participate in service-learning. There are many exchange programs both to travel abroad and to meet students studying in the United States.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency station all over campus to call for help if something were to happen. I feel very safe walking around campus during all hours.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't for me but those that are in Greek like seem to be having a blast at college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for all types of majors available. Activities at the wellness center are very popular.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My friends and I go into the chemistry building to study and are allowed to stay in there even after closing hours. Very accommodating!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    Hockey games at UND are my favorite events to go to. The wellness center is amazing and provides for numerous activities and fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at first but then gets a little repetitive as time goes on.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great other than living next to noisy people which the school cannot control.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, the academics aren't to difficult. I feel like I learn a lot and that's what really matters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman year, I would recommend living in the dorms so you can get to know some people. Take school seriously, instead of overly taking advantage of its party aspect. Enjoy yourself and try to learn something.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere at the college is a friendly type that accepts you. UND provides for an exceptional study environment; Also allowing for opportunities for fun and stress release. I would recommend this college to all types of students

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UND is probably one of the safest campuses in the country. It's a small town, and small town people are protective of others, even complete strangers.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of opportunities to get involved in greek life. I myself have never done so but they are out there and available to you if you choose.

    Clubs and Activities

    The downtown bars are a popular spot, especially on weekends. And there are usually always activities going on for students or in the general community.

    Great for these types of students

    UND is great for students that can make their own fun and be creative. As I said before Grand Forks isn't a big city, but if you can be creative or if you're sociable, you won't have a shortage of things to do.

    What to do for fun

    Grand Forks isn't the booming metropolis of North Dakota, but it's got things to keep you active. There are a ton of restaurants in this town so you should never run out of places to go. If you're of age, the bars are a fun place to hit at night and on weekends. And with all the sports teams, there always seems to be a game to go to. And with the big hockey arena and football stadium, the city manages to pull in concerts and other events regularly.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. Definitely better than some other schools I've been to.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student so I didn't live in the dorms myself. But the dorms I did see looked nice and the friends I had that did live in them said they were nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult, but if you put time in studying and get help when you need it, you will succeed. College isn't easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use what is available to you. Go to your professors' office hours and the tutoring centers. In my particular case I got a lot out of going to the math and physics tutoring centers, the upper classmen that are there can help put difficult concepts into more student friendly terms. And go to class!

    In three sentences

    UND is a good school with a welcoming environment. Most professors are passionate about what they are teaching and care about their students.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Depends on your major however. Great for STEM major students that want a 4 year college experience

    In three sentences

    Diverse Academic Programs for any type of student. One of the cheapest 4 year colleges with steady tuition in the past 5 years. Growing quickly and breaking enrollment records the past 3 years in a row. Currently (14,000) students

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University Police is on the streets at ALL times and they are pretty crazy about college kids up here, theyve got nothing better to do than bust people. They check cars at night too so its pretty safe

    Great for these types of students

    Rotc if you wish to pursue that area. Great for friends and leadership abilities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Red Pepper

    Bang for the buck

    For out of staters the bang isnt so much.

    What to do for fun

    Its North Dakota, jetskiing, ice skating, ice hockey, parks, snow, sledding, swimming, rotc, running, etc. Its a small town and running is actually kinda fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food isnt the greatest but it is tolerable. It didnt really phase me too much because I barely ate at the dining centers. You have to have a meal plan you first year.

    Dorm Life

    I had a pretty bad roommate my freshman year, however the dorm life is great. You are in a wing together with about 10 suites that have about 4-5 people in each of them so you get real close to friends

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are pretty hard here, especially for engineering degrees. The more core classes like Physics and Calc 3 are really tough. The professors are sometimes out of country profs too to make it even harder

    Tips for prospective students

    Pursue what ever you want, dont let distance or people stop you from trying new things.

    In three sentences

    Its a great university, i love the opportunities it has given me. ROTC is a great experience and I hope to better myself for my future by becoming an officer. The distance in my case helped my education by really showing me I cant go home every weekend.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police are very quick to respond and do a thorough job.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a strong, tight knit community on campus. We are involved in many philanthropic activities and volunteer hundreds of hours in the Grand Forks community. I have met so many friends and peers by being Greek, and it helps with networking for jobs, opportunities and life long friendships.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must check out Red Pepper! It is where everybody goes for food anytime of the day or night!

    Food and Dining

    The campus dining centers offer a great variety of foods. It is better than other campus's foods that I have tried. There are three convenient locations and multiple coffee shops, convenient stores and restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are several dorms that house not only freshman, but upper classmen as well.

    Academic Rigor

    great.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best decision I ever made was to go Greek. The Greek Life on campus at the University of North Dakota is very strong and gives students a way to meet new people. I have gotten even more involved on campus just from knowing other students in the Greek community. I also have kept my GPA up, and have been able to form study groups easily.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a beautiful campus that offers a variety of opportunities of academic interest, leadership, and personal development. My involvement in Alpha Chi Omega has positively contributed to my overall college experience and given me memories that will last a lifetime. Academic advisers, professors and peers are always willing to help with questions and provides insights to preparing for future careers.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! I never feel afraid to walk back from the library or wherever I am in the middle of the night. There are safety stations every so often if needed to call the police.

    Greek Life

    UND has 12 fraternities and 6 sororities. I am in Alpha Phi and Greek life here is very popular. Greek life is a major part of this campus and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things you can do at UND. We have an excellent Wellness center that has free classes you can take. There are many sporting events you can attend, especially hockey which is what UND is known for. Our hockey arena is noted as one of the nicest arenas in North America compared against all arenas including NHL professional arenas. It is amazing. Our campus also puts on many other events that you can attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great especially at the Squires Dining Center, which was newly built in 2005. They have a selection area for pizzas, sandwiches, a salad bar, a grill, pasta, omelets, cereal bar, a homemade food area, and a desert bar. The two other dining centers are also good but smaller. We also have an eating are in our Memorial Union, which includes a pizza place, a sandwich place, a coffee place, and a C store for snacks. There are definitely options whether you are in a hurry or have time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great and very fun. The RAs are very accommodating and not overly strict. Maids come every week to clean. A few dorms have air conditioning. There is also a nice selection of types of dorms. Some are community bathrooms and some are suite style.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at UND are challenging but very doable. Some professors and classes are easier than others, but for the most part you just have to be willing to work. College is supposed to be a fun time, but you are to get a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to become a student at UND I highly recommend freshman students to have a random roommate. For tips dealing with school I highly recommend to use the Student Success Center tutors, the Math Center, and the Writing Center. They are all extremely helpful and got me through my freshman year with exceptional grades.

    In three sentences

    UND is a very diverse college but everyone is very welcoming and really friendly. Some teachers are foreign and have difficult accents to understand but most all professors are more than willing to work with you for whatever you need.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    During the summer, playing golf and flying. During the winter, playing outdoor hockey.

    Food and Dining

    Wilkerson is average on its good days. Go to Squires. I know it's a longer walk, but the food tastes better!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay for being a freshman getting to know people. After one year on campus, it is nice to get off campus and live your life.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes can be difficult but other are extremely easy. The aerospace college sets students to higher standards and really pushes us to earn our grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes! Best dining places are Texas Roadhouse and Blue Moose. Get hockey season tickets!

    In three sentences

    It is a great all around school. It's small enough so you don't get lost in the crowd, and it's big enough to still enjoy all the college experiences. It's a college town so the whole city gets involved with university activities.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Aviation, Engineering, Anthropology, etc. Basically, anyone but Chemistry students.

    Food and Dining

    Eat at Squires as often as possible, and try to avoid Wilkerson!

    Dorm Life

    Be sure to chat with students who attend the school and check out the atmosphere of the dorms before you decide where you want to live. The facilities in all the dorms are very nice and well maintained, but each dorm attracts different types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning on majoring in Chemistry, do NOT attend this school. While the majority of UND's programs are excellent, the Chemistry program is not one of them. However, if you're looking into Anthropology, Aviation, or Engineering, I would highly recommend checking UND out.

    In three sentences

    UND is a great school for anyone to attend. It's a beautiful campus with a wonderful atmosphere, with an affordable price. Like any school, it has its faults, but overall it is a great place to attend.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Fairly active.

    Great for these types of students

    Aviation

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Red Pepper

    What to do for fun

    The weekend nightlife at the fraternities or bars.

    Food and Dining

    The dining centers are terrible. Not much options for different food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Much too expensive for what you're given. You can find affordable off-campus housing that is not too far from campus instead. Dorms are best for freshman year to get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    There is very little emphasis put on studying here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless attending for aviation, I'd advise going somewhere else. UND is in the middle of nowhere.

    In three sentences

    A very good aviation school. Affordable compared to other options. Not a good college town, far from entertainment options.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    38 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Phones around the school

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in activities.

    Food and Dining

    Offers underground passageways to the dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    I myself is just moving into a dorm this fall so no tips from me.

    Academic Rigor

    Can major in anything you like and the school offers the support to ,ake it possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get all your ducks in a row before you get here. Its always good to be prepared.

    In three sentences

    The school is a nice compact school where financial assistance is available. The tuition is affordable and the rates are locked in till you graduate. Assistance is available if you need further help with your studies.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Aside from the occasional heavy drinking at a party, UND is pretty safe. Safety is a huge priority on campus and the UPD officers take it very seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have way too many clubs to even begin listing them here. If you can think of it, we probably have it, and if not, you can start it.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is Night Life almost every Friday and Saturday night, which is put on by the school. Each complex also has a sand volleyball court and we have a $20 million Wellness Center to work out at.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls is generally pretty good, especially if you go to Squires Dining Center. As for breakfast, the omelets at Squires are pretty good, but the best ones come from Terrace Dining Center in the Union.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a bit dated and only half of them have air conditioning. Try to get into Fulton Hall as they have the biggest rooms and the bathrooms get cleaned every day.

    Academic Rigor

    While there are professors that can be hard, many professors will offer help as long as you don't slack off in their classes and are willing to ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early and learn the bus routes and times before winter sets in.

    In three sentences

    UND is a great school that has a small-town feel while offering the amenities of living in a big city. it is especially nice to be able to have only short walks to class as the campus is so condensed and there is a great school-run bus system. In addition, the classes are not over-crowded.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    40 of 70

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    My sister from another mister goes here and from what she tells me it's great. She says it's a little rough but she's getting through it just fine. To all of you out-of-staters out there you better get ready, from what I hear we are in for one of those famous North Dakota winters this year.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UND campus is very large, but there are always people around and the campus police drive around campus all day for the safety of the students. This campus is very safe. This was a major plus for me before I transferred from a small community college to UND.

    Greek Life

    Many sororities and fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and activities to be involved with every week. Students that are interested in different activities can take the time to check them out and see if it is of interest to them or not.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for every type of student! :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not heard of any unusual traditions from campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The university life is costly no matter where you go, but, after graduation and putting in a full effort, you will be so happy that you chose UND. The education that you will receive from this school is so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Sports Music Nightlife! Many clubs to join Meet new people So much more!

    Food and Dining

    I eat at UND often. There are also 3 cafeterias that offer different types of meals for all dietary needs.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    UND offers a great education and cares about the students' abilities and understanding of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study often! Show up to class everyday - you do not want to miss a lecture or lab. Do not be affraid to engage with the class lessons. Always check BlackBoard for announcements from the instructors. Introduce yourself to your istructors or take part in the class. This helps the instructor remember who you are and is also very helpful when you may need a reccomendation letter.

    In three sentences

    UND has great instructors and class atmospheres. The students and the instructors do not judge anyone for who they are or where they have come from. The education here is worth your time, guaranteed.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department for the college only.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is really good, about 1/4 of the campus is Greek and it helps to meet people with similar interests

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walking under the internal flame near Twamley hall for good luck before tests.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap education

    What to do for fun

    A lot of things are offered for college students, if your from a small town their is a lot to do, if your from a big town you might get really bored. It depends on you really.

    Food and Dining

    Good, all buildings connect through tunnels to the dining center, good for weekends and cold days

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really nice and clean, renovated and upgraded every summer, air conditioning and heat in most buildings, all connected through tunnels to the dining centers for winter.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't a very challenging school, it depends on what you do while here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus and if you are here for Aviation make sure that you will be okay with being so far away from your families for most of the year.

    In three sentences

    It is a good college for both aviation, nursing and engineering. The teachers are knowledgeable and it really depends on who you get. The amenities are really good, every subject has a tutoring program that are well advertised for in the relevant buildings, and healthy living is really promoted in all aspects of life.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I cannot state this enough, the campus at UND is so unbelieveably safe. Day or night, everyone is super friendly, and no one should ever be concerned about their safety while they are here. The saying no one should ever walk alone at night, does not exist here in Grand Forks.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here on campus couldn't be better! This communitity is friendly, excepting, and really knows how to get involved. Any student that attends UND should surely check out the greek community!

    What to do for fun

    Simply put, the opportunities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The dining center here on campus are excellent. They have done an excellent job at providing students with a variety of foods. They also use a great program that educates students as to what foods are healthy inside the dining centers. This is great at preventing that freshman 15 we all want to avoid!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a blast. Everyone should live in the dorms for at least one year. It is one of best ways in which one can meet people and make friends that last a lifetime. The community is the dorms is super fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes themselves are not extremely difficult, but that is largely because the professors here are great at presenting the academic in such a way that most students are able to understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although it's important to study hard and get involved, be sure that you make connections and meet as many other students as possible! Everyone here is great, and can be a huge help with selecting your professor, as well as, your classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is an excellent school that gives students a safe, friendly, and accepting environment. The campus is great, and easy to figure out. On top of all that, there are a great selection of majors, professors, and classes; this college is hard not to love.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs/organizations. Go to the movies. Go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    My favorite dining center is Squires. They have a homely atmosphere and are nice people. There is an assortment of food!

    Dorm Life

    Making new friends is great, especially in the dorms. Find common interests with others. Make friends and have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Find the best place to do homework and study. It's up to you to make the decision. Decide what's right and where to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Concentrate, but have fun while in college. Don't let other's opinions affect you. Study hard!

    In three sentences

    University of North Dakota is a great college! If you are looking for health, aviation or business degrees, UND is the place to be! It has a variety of programs and is very flexible!

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Aviation, engineering, education, nursing

    What to do for fun

    The school luckily has a good amount of stuff for you to do on campus. There are movie nights, school clubs, plays and sometimes comedians, guest speakers or even Broadway shows come to our school.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes you get tired of the food at the dining center. I have to say sometimes it does get old but the good news is that we have Old Main Marketplace on campus that has sbarros, dakota deli and A&W that you can use dining dollars to get.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life. Its a great way to meet new people and develop friendships in your new environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are really nice. The work load is no different than I would expect from any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to apply for classes as soon as possible because they fill up quick. Also if there is a class you really want to get into but its full, speak to the teacher because they might make an exception. If you live on campus, try to get a dorm that connects you to Wilkerson because its the only dinning center that's open on weekends and when it gets cold, you'll be grateful that you don't have to go outside.

    In three sentences

    I love The University of North Dakota. I'm here for aviation and it has a great aviation program. Everyone here (both students and staff) have been really nice and helpful.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Every type. If you love the snow and the widy this is the place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cooley.

    What to do for fun

    Party of course :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and always find friends. You never know if the will be your president some day.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing school! The staff here is all helpful and I love the atmosphere.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go the the Wellness Center (school gym) quite frequently as well as attend multiple activities with my fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone complains about the dining center food here, however, I have yet to have a problem with it and rather enjoy eating there every day.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love the dorm life here. Just be careful when choosing which dorm you want to live in, because there are many to choose from and several are in need of some renovations.

    Academic Rigor

    This was not a very challenging semester for myself. I know that as semesters progress it will get more difficult but I really enjoy all my classes and professors so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Admission into the University of North Dakota is not very difficult. However, make sure to come in with an idea of what you want to pursue. It is not very productive if you get admitted and attend this school if you are unsure with what your dreams may be.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a very competitive school when it comes to their Aviation program. I am unsure about the other programs at the college but know that there are many majors to choose from. For the most part, it is a wonderful college.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe most of the time personally, but I have already heard multiple stories of either rape or abuse happening in the middle of campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very good here, highly recommend it!

    Clubs and Activities

    UND intramural sports are pretty fun to not only participate but to watch as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Aviation is huge here, so if you wanted to study that, this is the college for you.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. You are never alone completely, there are always people around, which is good. Also, there are call booths around campus where you can call the police quickly if needed.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of UND. You can't walk 50 ft without seeing those Greek letters! If that is something you look for in a college, UND is a very good place for that.

    Clubs and Activities

    The best thing about college is that you can be in any club you can think of. If they don't have the one you want, you can make one!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Having one of the best hockey teams in the country, and THE best arena, is one thing that makes UND a very special place.

    Bang for the buck

    UND is a really good experience for what you are paying. In the grand scheme of things, UND is pretty inexpensive. The classes and social life are well worth the price!

    What to do for fun

    Just like any other college town there are many things to do. Movies, dinner, shopping, just to name a few. Hanging out with your friends doing just about anything, and of course the hockey! If you didn't like hockey before, you will now! The atmosphere at the games is crazy, and after your first game you will be a UND fan for life!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food, always something different! Not only the dining centers, but many many restaurants around the city to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean, and they have a home like atmosphere. Lifelong friendships are made here, you get to know people pretty well when you live with them!

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself, most courses will be fairly easy. The essential studies courses are meant to make you think differently, not to scare you out of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may be an intimidating place, but it takes about a week to know where everything is. It doesn't take long to feel comfortable here, especially if you are outgoing. If you were shy in highs chool, this is your chance to be a new person, and to put yourself out there and see what you get.

    In three sentences

    The University Of North Dakota is a college with many opportunities, ever changing weather and diverse classes to keep a person busy. UND is a very clean campus, with friendly professors and students. There is always something to keep you busy here, whether you like it or not!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safely on our campus is extensive. At any given time, you will see at least two University Police Department officers driving through campus or, when it is warmer, riding bikes through. They do regular dorm visits to make sure that nothing serious is happening and are very willing to help if you are lost or need directions on how to get to a place on campus or in Grand Forks in general.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One location on campus that I find interesting is the Eternal Flame. It is located between Twamley Hall and Merifield Hall. The flame never goes out and is said to give any individual bad luck if they walk under it.

    What to do for fun

    What many of my friends and myself do for fun are host movie nights on our wing. We will set up a projector on the wall and everyone will bring at least one movie and we will vote on what to watch. Each person will bring food and pop or juice and will sit all night watching these various films. There are also weekly movie nights on Friday and Saturdays at 10pm in the Memorial Union. Another thing that we like to do, especially when its warmer, is to do various sports outside. Behind all of the dorm buildings, there are volleyball courts where people will set up games and sometimes even tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining isn't going to be exactly like Mom or Grandmas cooking, but the Chefs at the University of North Dakota try very hard to close that gap. We are presented with a variety of options of what to eat and they even host events such as cultural nights where we can experience foods of other cultures such as Indian food or Thai food. At the dinning areas we have many options for salad bars along with jello, pudding, fruits, vegetables, and over 50 choices of cereal. You could go all semester without eating the same thing twice and still be satisfied!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is usually hit or miss for a lot of people. I have had a wonderful experience my Freshman year living in the the dorms. the Residence Assistants and the Housing Director put together a lot of activities on the weekends such as watch parties for those who don't have tickets to that weekends hockey games or activities geared more toward college kids rather than high school kids for example the Condom Olympics. It may seem inappropriate but the RA's introduced a lot of games that we used condoms for and told us many things we were unaware about in reference to sex and safe sex. At all of these events, we were provided with food, of course.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes will challenge you academically and may seem overly difficult, but if you are struggling, the university offers very helpful tutoring programs and individual meetings with each professor. If you are interested in science classes, the large lectures help immensely because you go through almost all the problem solving that you need for exams in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are contemplating attending the University of North Dakota I recommend you tour the campus in the summer or early fall. The campus really comes to life then and its easier to get from place to place to see where your classes could be. Also, i recommend that you speak with a current student or a potential teacher in your area of study to get a more personalized education; don't hesitate to meet individually with your professors.

    In three sentences

    The educators are very willing to help you if you approach them with issues. Most teachers present the information in a clear, concise manner. Along with the beautiful campus, the athletic events are energetic and make you feel like you are apart of the team and closer to your university.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    If you're interested in flying, just fly fly fly! The aerobatic team looks like a great opportunity.

    Food and Dining

    Food was delicious. I can see why there is a freshman 15!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were nothing special, but hey, what can you expect?

    Academic Rigor

    I attended a summer aerospace camp and thought that the aviation part of the school was great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check it out.

    In three sentences

    Interesting and pretty typical campus, aviation program and airport are amazing! Food is pretty good too.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    online distance healthcare providers that wish to continue on to becoming a higher level of care. Physician Assistant offered through hard independent studies, through virtual classroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Online self study, will be a lot of independent learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great program to persue a masters degree in Physicians Assistant. Great, informative helpful staff. Look forward to attending on campus orientation session in May 2013.

    In three sentences

    Online PA program incredible. Extremely friendly staff working at UND. Pleasant experience with all branches of the school, during the application process.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus could be safer especially for women. It isn't lit very well at night so walking alone can be scary.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here. So many people are involved and it is a great way to meet new people and put yourself out there.

    What to do for fun

    I am part of a sorority, Greek life is huge here, so I hand out with my sisters and other friends that I have made.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. We're supposed to be the healthiest campus in the U.S. but the only healthy option is the salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is alright. I have had numerous problems with my roommate and talked to people in charge about it and no one has done anything to help me.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be hard if you take the right ones. College can be stressful but if you go to class it's pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes! Also, go to class if you go everything is so much easier. Another thing, get involved around campus whether it be with Greek life or Student Gov get involved it will make your experience that much better.

    In three sentences

    It is a quality college and the campus is BEAUTIFUL. I love it here. It can be quite cold but other than that it is a great place to go to college.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This is a great university in terms of value for money. There are so many classes you can take, and it all depends on you - if you're interested enough and follow through, you can absorb a lot and have a really enriching experience.

    What to do for fun

    UND is located in a Grand Forks, ND which is more or less a college town. It is not a huge city but you can definitely find things to do. College hockey is huge and the people are very nice and friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very affordable institution, if you can stand the cold weather come over to UND!

    In three sentences

    UND is a medium school and one of the best in North Dakota. It has very good facilities and gives you a good education at an affordable rate. The aviation program is very popular both nationally and abroad.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, do not be afraid, just go for it! If you are trying to decide on a good distance education program definitely consider this one a great opportunity.

    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled in the MSW distance program and I love it! It has provided an opportunity for me to earn a masters degree while keeping my full-time employment; plus, I do not have to uproot my family! This program is very engaging and has provided a challenging experience so far.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe place. Although the buddy system is always the safest route to go, one can see students walking around campus at all times of the day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big on campus. Throughout the year various activities are put on by the different houses to help the non-profit organization they are connected with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely a club or activity for all students. Other than sports, there are groups for each major and/or department of schooling. Meetings tend to be once a month so it can easily fit into a student's schedule. A fun club that is unrelated to schooling includes swing dancing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It won't take long on campus to feel the energy rising as it gets closer to the hockey season. It is such a hoot to hear all of the students yelling the same phrases at particular moments of the game in unison! It is a must see event on campus.

    What to do for fun

    UPC puts on various events throughout the school year. These events range from the famous Grocery Bingo to dances in the Loading Dock. They are also known to play movies in the Union whether it be Django or Toy Story.

    Food and Dining

    Squires is a great place to grab some food at meal time. It is a social environment and enjoyed by all students due to its modern look. Wilkerson and Terrace are also good places to eat; however, they are a bit run--down. No matter where one chooses to eat, it is the staff that is phenomenal! They are very friendly and by the end of the year may have even memorized your usual.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people! A few of the dorms have a suite style set-up: two rooms sharing one bathroom. Although the first few weeks are quite hot, it is not a problem that only one dorm has air conditioning due to the cold winters the seem to come too early and stay too late.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the courses can get quite difficult. It is easy to find help from a tutor, a classmate, or even by the professor. Most professors are readily willing to help if you e-mail them or stop by their office during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students thinking about joining the UND family need to visit the campus! The university has an interesting history that one can touch on by going on a tour.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota has a great environment for learning and meeting new people. It welcomes everyone that comes to it's campus and comes alive in the warm weather. Even with the cold weather in the winter, the campus and the students are always pushing through to better their minds relationships with their peers.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Any crimes reported on campus gets notified and emailed to all students and I've only received one email regarding a crime. Yes, not all crimes are reported, but overall, the UND campus seems to be a safe campus. UPD is there 24/7 and you can get escort services if you need to move about campus alone at night if you feel scared / threatened. There are also multiple crime reporting booths throughout the campus. Though, I must say, there aren't very much security cameras though.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of fraternity and sororities on campus. They have their rush twice a year and well, the rest is what you all know.

    Clubs and Activities

    I didn't join any clubs really my first year so I cannot say much, but there are plenty of variety of groups anyone can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Because of the location, there are a lot of scandinavian descends. They tend to stick to their own kind though. Although, fear not! Even if you're not blonde with blue eyes there are people from all over the country studying, mostly, aviation so they'll always be someone to hang with. Even for international students, the aviation program is a great source for anyone who wants to become a future pilot in any part of the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really, there's homecoming, halloween, tailgating before games... just the usual things you'll find almost anywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely not one of the expensive schools in the US. If you aren't doing aviation then the cost drops dramatically as well. Considering the location, the price is just right.

    What to do for fun

    Fly, fly, fly. During the cold winter days, when its sub freezing outside, there isn't really much you can do other than go to class or fly planes (if you're an aviation student). A lot of people like to go sheesha (or hookah) because it warms people up (or so they say). Personally, if I have nothing to do, I'll go watch movies with friends or go on a drive. Forget about snowball fights thoughâ??most of the snow is either too dry to pack or just turn to ice.

    Food and Dining

    The food is surprisingly good. All food is collected / gathered / harvested / bought from local or nearby farms etc. For the most part, everything tastes good. If for some reason the menu on a particular day isn't for you, theres always pizzaâ??everyone's backup.

    Dorm Life

    I'd say its like anywhere else. I personally can't say much as I was on the ground floor (the crappiest floor to be on unless theres a fire in the building). The people on my floor were pretty much hermits and did nothing, but my friends who live on other floors said they do, in fact, have fun times mingling with other residents. The RA's occasionally puts up events that all hall residents can attend too, so those are somewhat fun.

    Academic Rigor

    For me personally, I finished first year with absolutely no studying outside of class time. Yes, I flipped though my notes the morning before my finals, but other than that, there really wasn't much to study. It could just be me because I went to a private school all my life before going to this university, but I have a feeling the level of education / academic rigor is very low; or mediocre at least.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for winter. Thats the number 1 thing I'd say. With the cold temperatures combined with the winds, it can feel as if its down passed -30 at times. If you're a city person, take note that the closest big city from Grand Forks (where the university is located) is 1.5 hours drive and is Winnipeg (in Canada). The closest big US city is Minneapolis, MN (5 hours drive). Also, the public transportation system isn't greatâ??you should definitely consider buying or bringing a car with you if you are going to attend the University of North Dakota. That being said, the studies at this university, at least for me, is actually easy. Its nothing compared to the UC (University of California systems) level so even if you weren't the greatest GPA achiever in high school, you'll probably find it to be not very hard to complete your education at UND with a good score.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is renown for its great aviation program. Most people end up taking up jobs in the airline world and its a must see university for all the pilot-hopefuls out there. Just a side note thoughâ??this university is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere so city people, be warned; there isn't really much you can do if you aren't flying or in classesâ??especially when its -25 degrees outside.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports Night life at the University Greek life

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club or intra-murals to meet more people.

    In three sentences

    There is a close relationship between professors and their students. It is quite cold during the winter but bearable. It has an awesome wellness center for getting fit and staying fit for free to students.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    My main choice to go to UND was cost. The price is really great considering the quality of the education you are getting.

    What to do for fun

    HOCKEY!

    Food and Dining

    Food is mediocre. There are a lot of options though and some of the dining centers have been recently renovated.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't actually live in the dorms at UND myself, but my friends who did had a blast and made a lot of friends from it.

    Academic Rigor

    General courses are fairly easy but as you get into the 200 and 300 level classes things get significantly harder. There are some really awesome professors and some not so good professors but if you ask around you can normally seek out the good ones.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rape stations everywhere, youll survive I promise

    Greek Life

    Do it, you wont regret it

    Clubs and Activities

    Go greek

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who dont mind a small town and cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You'll find out when you come here.

    Bang for the buck

    At this university there is definately a bang for your buck because the in state tuition is pretty great and the reduced rate with neighboring states. Unfortunately for me i pay out-of-state tuition, but you can easily gain residency and look to lower tuition, or if your black like me you can always apply for the multicultural tuition waiver.

    What to do for fun

    Party, join a frat or sorority , clubs, make friends, anything you can think of basically.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining gets old and wilkerson real fast. The freshman 15 is inevitable honeslty i feel, just make sure you go tot the wellness center and work it off or youll be fat, plain and simple. Try and go to squires as much as possible because its nicer there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty great because everyone is friendly, but some people might luck out and hate it. Its definately a 50/50 with dorm life. Make sure you talk to your roommate about what to bring. Recommendations for a dorm room would be, a big rug, tv , printer, a futon, and other stuff to make it feel more homey.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics arent too bad as long as you stay on top of it. Most clubs and organization require that you stay on top of your grades, I mean thats why your in college in the first place

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a jacket, and get ready to get tired of wilkerson dining center food.

    In three sentences

    A very welcoming environment. Despite the fact that its in the middle of nowhere you can always find something to do. If you're coming from extremely out of state your going to feel like an outsider because everybody up here knows everybody.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sport enthusiasts! A lot of students at UND are interested in physical fitness and enjoy watching sports. And if you don't know about UND's men's hockey team, you sure will find out! Sioux hockey games really represent what UND pride is all about!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UND has Springfest every year in the spring. It's a big excuse and celebration for students to drink. I'm not entirely sure what it's celebrating, but I know the students are so friendly that I was invited to join a local gathering when I wasn't even attending UND yet.

    What to do for fun

    UND doesn't have as many things to do as a campus such as U of M Twin Cities, but it is North Dakota afterall. There are still plenty of activities planned through UND to attend with friends. Lots of races for runners during the season. For those 21+, the bars aren't great, but at least there's choices!

    Food and Dining

    UND has great options for food. They have new meals everyday and your basics of subs, salads, and hamburgers everyday. They also have almost any kind of drink you are craving. While I could cook at home, UND's dining halls are a healthy and convenient resource for those who have long days on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I actually do not live in the dorms, but this is a required field. I live off campus in an apartment because I value a private bathroom and a quieter community. I have noticed though that dorms are the best way to meet people and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    UND is definitely harder than my previous schooling at a local community college, but it's not too hard. If you put in the required effort, the intro class are easy. I look forward to the challenge of higher level classes.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are constantly police cars roaming around campus and keeping an eye on things. I have never felt unsafe on campus regardless of the time of day.

    Greek Life

    There is a substantial collection of both fraternities and sororities, but I don't especially know much of anything about them. The girls I met last year who were in sororities were not the kind of people that I wanted to be closely associated with, so I avoided the scene.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and random activities on this campus I couldn't even begin to list them all.

    Great for these types of students

    The medical school at UND is apparently one of the best in the country, but as far as I can tell, all of the programs at UND are really great. It's a medium-sized university, allowing for some anonymity while remaining small enough that a person can recognize some people in passing on the sidewalks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Of these, I am unfortunately unaware.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is kind of expensive, and it's frustrating knowing how much of it gets applied to the stupid sports programs, but the classes are interesting and the professors are really awesome. Generally speaking, I can look past the excessive sports funding just simply because of what I'm getting out of my university experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs on campus and apparently Greek Life is really active. There's usually something to do on campus, from movies to the occasional dance to random other events, etc. I won't pretend, however, that the vast majority of the weekend activities on campus involve a ridiculous amount of alcohol consumption.

    Food and Dining

    Wilkerson is the only dining center open past 7 p.m. and on weekends. Quite frankly, the food is mediocre at best. From time to time they come up with something interesting and good, but every week it's the same stuff over and over. The salad bar often needs attention--nobody likes wilted lettuce and the ranch always seems to be out. Half the time, your pizza is cold by the time you get to a table, and the pasta is ALWAYS overcooked. However, the to-go windows are life-savers, and there's almost always food available, so there's a limit to how much complaining I can do.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are in pretty decent state. Freshman are obnoxious, though, as are some of the rules/regulations--even though I understand their purpose. It's absurdly expensive though--the equivalent is like $800/month for rent.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard enough that if you don't do the work, you'll fall behind. It definitely takes attention and dedication, but it isn't so hard that a person has to spend every waking moment studying their materials.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus! It keeps you close to the absurd number of events that are constantly involving some part of the student population. Be sociable--it doesn't really matter how good your grades are if you don't develop a network for your future. Actually go to your classes; there's a reason that you and/or your parents are paying for them: the information is important for your growth not just as a student, but also an educated human being.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are intensely interested in your academic and personal well-being far more than they are in their salaries; they are helpful and kind and incredibly accommodating. The classes are decently sized so that every student can acquire the attention they require and deserve, and professors make it easy to reach them outside of class. The administration can be a little condescending, but I can't blame them knowing how many stupid questions they have to answer every single day.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are problems, but the campus has emergency 911 call centers around campus in case you need help.

    Greek Life

    Again, there are many.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds. One of them will fit your choosing.

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated Cold-resistant Socially active

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The science classrooms are generally packed into a signal area which can be beneficial for some students.

    Bang for the buck

    You get just about what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Watch hockey, football, or a variety of other activities. Go to movie theater or shopping mall. There are activities which you may sign up to participate in as well.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on meal plan, but the plans are relatively expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you stay.

    Academic Rigor

    You will likely learn a lot, but instructors don't expect you to learn everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    For Biology Majors: Read as much as possible and get into research as quickly as possible.

    In three sentences

    At the University of North Dakota, you will experience hot weather in the summer and very cold weather in the winter. The instructors primarily have doctorate degrees and have variable teaching abilities. Overall, many people would say UND is a friendly place to be.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are very few, if any, dark places on sidewalks at night and there are multiple emergency towers next to sidewalks that send out an emergency beacon with the press of a button.

    Greek Life

    Greek life can play an extensive part of a student's life at UND if he or she wishes it to. There is an entire week dedicated to recruitment and the school seems to plan around it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are well over 100 clubs and groups on campus ranging from gaming and anime to student government and singing groups.

    Great for these types of students

    UND is great for students who don't want or need an extremely large school. The community of Grand Forks is large for ND in general, but when compared to Minneapolis or St. Paul, it is a dwarf.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nearly the entire university is connected through underground tunnels or in-air walkways. This provides a very convenient way to get to and from classes in the winter.

    Bang for the buck

    UND is an inexpensive college with a wealth of scholarships. Although the tuition is low, UND provides a top-of-the-line school, especially in the areas of Aviation, Medical Professions, and Pre-Law.

    What to do for fun

    UND provides a large number of campus based activities. Most of the sports teams are quite good at what they do and everything but Men's Hockey has free student admission. There are pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, movies, and televisions all available to students.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan may be expensive, but it is also extremely convenient. There is a large selection, although the specialty items do get slightly redundant.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quite large compared to surrounding colleges. There is a near constant stream of activity stemming from dorm life. There are a large selection of buildings, specific learning communities in buildings, and even multiple bathroom styles to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but provide the opportunity to excel. Most teachers are there to be guides and helpers while a few are there to collect a paycheck.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a winter jacket because ND gets cold. Also, get involved. UND has a great selection of extra-curricular programs.

    In three sentences

    The University of North Dakota is a thriving learning community that provides great opportunities. These opportunities range in all areas from social life to future career work to academic progress. UND is a comfortable and motivating place to improve one's life.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hockey, parties, and hunting are all safe bets. I prefer the latter, and when I'm not studying, I'm in my deer stand.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but fairly spendy. Eat at home and save your money if you have the chance.

    Dorm Life

    I came in as a graduate student and never lived in UND campus housing. I did spend a night or two, and the dorms seem average.

    Academic Rigor

    My program is very difficult. They challenge us to become excellent Medical Professionals. I cannot personally speak to the other majors and programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the cold. Driving to campus and parking is a good way to avoid the weather. You get used to the subzero daily temps.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school in an average town. The hockey is great and the Medical School is second to none. I made the right choice on where to go to pursue Physical Therapy.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. Wilkerson is trying to add better food but it's dorm food so it wont be as good as home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty good. I've lived in the same dorm for 2 years now and I like it. You always see people and it's nice to be really close to the food.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others. Some teachers are better than others. Chemistry is a terrible department, and one of the physics professors is absolutely terrible, but there are good teachers and tough classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisers because they can help you make decisions on your classes and your major. Make a couple of really close friends because you'll need them for when you get homesick. Don't be afraid to ask for help from the Counseling Center; it really helps when you need it.

    In three sentences

    UND is a a spacious, beautiful, and exciting campus. Certain programs have better advisers than others but it is still a great place to be. I enjoy being here because I am able to change my major to fit me as a person.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    UND has good sports teams During the fall the football team plays on Saturday's and in the winter the hockey team plays on Friday's and Saturday's

    Food and Dining

    I currently live off campus and don't eat here.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here at UND try push you to do your best and get the best grades you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dress warm if you aren't used to this winter we have in Grand Forks.

    In three sentences

    UND is a decent sized school (about 15,000) that has many different choices for your major. The school has good teaching and is a fun place to be.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this campus is super safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not greek. I thought about it. I chose not to tho. it is pricey so it a personal thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone just got to find it.

    Great for these types of students

    All types there is something for everyone,

    Bang for the buck

    Dorms are pricy for what you could spend on an apartment but for first year I recommend. all in all it is a pretty cheap school to go to. I am paying out of state tuition and it is cheaper than in state back home.

    What to do for fun

    Hockey. HOCKEY! HOCKEY! other sports are fun to go watch and since its free its awesome but going to a mens hockey game is the best. it is super helpful to find friends to go with. there isn't much to do up here but you find things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Squires is the best in case of food and atmosphere. they are currently redoing Wilkerson so I don't know how that will work out. It is what you make of it. not the best but not horrible.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on the style and personality's on your wing/ floor. Go and reach out to them. study in the wing and go to programs. the more you make yourself participate with people the better it is.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. I would say take as many AP class before you get here as possiable. Chemistry department isn't that great, beware. If you need help with classes go as the teacher and tutors for help it is ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming out of state, make sure you interact with the welcome weekend. Its a great way to make friends. IF you are living on campus and in a suite style dorm, go into the common area to get to know people. Take some classes you think are fun. it help the rest of the class go by faster. Go to at least one hockey game it is FUN!!!!

    In three sentences

    It is fun and demanding. The professors are super nice. Other than hockey sports teams suck.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Has a 4 year plan, and no plan of deviating!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you love hockey- you'll fit right in!

    Bang for the buck

    It's so expensive!

    What to do for fun

    its a party school.....

    Food and Dining

    Foods actually really good!

    Dorm Life

    Most all of the dorms need to be updated!

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very strict college, and it has little room for those who are finding themselves

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not know exactly what you want to do, think about doing your generals in a community college, or a smaller college that will give you more one on one time.

    In three sentences

    Really big, and huge into research. All in all this is a research college, and most of the professors have not acutally worked in the field they are teaching in.

  • 04/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    UND has an incredibly long list of clubs and student organizations. We have a hacky sack club, a club devoted to building a small F1-style race car for international competition, a snow kite club, a ham radio club, and clubs for almost every culture, just to name a few. We even have a club for people who enjoy people-watching.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I can't personally attest to the food and dining on campus. I did recently here from a majority of students in one of my classes that the dining halls lack consistency in the quality and availability of food. Also, buying food on campus tends to be more expensive than the grocery store counterpart. In other words, your money doesn't go as far when you spend it at the University's convenience stores and snack kiosks.

    Dorm Life

    I can't personally account for the dorm life on UND's campus as I live off-campus. I do hear from other students about a lack of air conditioning in many residence halls, which leads many to think that the University has favorites. Students complain about laundry costs, lack of parking, and the outdated appearance of the buildings all the time. UND does promote a lot of interaction and activities for students. Student organizations put together grocery bingo nights, show movies, and are always hosting guest speakers/comedians/magicians/etc. on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UND is not an academically strict institution. It's not an ivy league school, but it also isn't a school meant for students seeking underwater basket-weaving curriculums. You'll have your easy freshman classes where you come, sit down, listen for an hour, leave, and repeat that process the entire semester with barely any homework or tests. As you advance to higher level courses in your junior and senior years, you and your work will be held to higher standards. That's expected at every university though. Studying and dedication is conducive to every student's success. A majority UND's faculty is experienced and knowledgeable. In this previous year, I have been challenged academically on an occasion or two, and I continuously learn new things every day.

    In three sentences

    UND is a great university nestled on a beautiful campus. Being that it is in North Dakota, it has its quirks, including but not limited to, harsh winter weather, fair diversity, and horrible drivers. The level of education offered for the price well surpasses what many public universities have to offer in other states.