|UND named one of "Best 366 Colleges"|
UND has once again been named one of Princeton Review's "Best 366 Colleges" in the United States. The designation comes on the heels of an announcement that UND has again been named one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
"We are pleased to be included in the list of America's best so soon after the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which put us in the nation’s top doctoral research universities. The Princeton Review appears to be based on some firsthand testimony which is good and not at all common to all listings of this type," said President Charles Kupchella.
In its academics section, The Princeton Review says: "Outside of its home state, the University of North Dakota is best known for an aviation program that ‘is recognized as the best by most airlines and companies.’ Students note that ‘the aviation department is constantly changing and including advanced technology in the training. Most schools only teach you rules, while here at UND through the use of 360- and 260-degree sims [simulators], you get practical work experience. (The sims are designed to be exactly like that the FAA will use to train and evaluate you.)’ But natives of the Peace Garden State (yes, that is North Dakota’s official nickname) know that there’s more to UND than flying and landing airplanes. There are also the ‘great programs in nursing, law, accounting, and forensic science,’ ‘the only meteorology program in the area,’ ‘a physical therapy program with a good reputation,’ and ‘an awesome honors program.’ In fact, ‘UND is just a great school to go to if you want lots of academic options.’"
"In our opinion, each school in this book is a 'best' when it comes to academics," said Robert Franek, the book's author at The Princeton Review.
Among UND's most popular majors, according to The Princeton Review: several in aviation, nursing/registered nurse training, and psychology.