The University of North Dakota has always been ahead of its time. Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest. We've emerged as an innovator in engineering, medicine, aviation and unmanned aircraft systems. LOCATION: Grand Forks, North Dakota ENROLLMENT: 13,581 EMPLOYEES: 2,369 ACCREDITATION: Higher Learning Commission CARNEGIE CLASSIFICATION: RU H (Research Universities - High Activity) Every accredited college or university offers education, but not every school prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation. In fact, the National Science Foundation ranks UND #151 in the nation.