University of North Dakota, founded in 1883, is a public research university located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It offers a solid liberal arts foundation and has high research activity. It is best known for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which trains pilots and air traffic controllers from all over the world. It enrolls over 11,500 undergraduates, who can join over 200 clubs & student organizations or get inducted into Greek life. The Fighting Hawks, which compete in Division I sports, are exciting to watch; with their men’s hockey team winning several championships! Notable UND alumni include Sally Smith, CEO of the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise and Edward Kramer Thompson, founding editor of Smithsonian magazine. The university, with its diverse student body, is an affordable school in a great city.