university of north dakota
public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S. The University of North Dakota was established in 1883, and instruction began a year later. Its original mission was to provide instruction in arts and sciences and to train teachers. The university quickly grew; it awarded its first graduate degree in 1895, opened the law school in 1899, and established the medical school in 1905. The first doctorate was awarded in 1914. The university, which sits on some 550 acres (225 hectares), is part of the North Dakota University System. Total enrollment is about 13,000.
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