Founded in 1883, the University of North Dakota (UND) is the oldest and largest of 11 colleges and universities comprising the North Dakota University System. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus with more than 13,600 students from all 50 states and 94 countries, as well as 2,350 dedicated faculty members and staff. A leading economic driver in the state, the University offers high-quality education in more than 225 academic fields across nine different colleges. It nurtures and supports a strong core of liberal arts and sciences and has developed special missions in life sciences, fine arts, aerospace, unmanned flight operations, engineering, and energy disciplines. The University’s far-reaching “One UND” Strategic Plan touches all corners of the University: high-impact learning, research, enrollment, online education, creation of 21st century programs, alumni relations, and more. UND was recently ranked 18th in Security Center News and Resources Guide to the Nation’s 25 Safest Universities, and has maintained the “safest campus” designation in the state of North Dakota for several consecutive years. With grassland prairies to the west and Minnesota lakes and forests to the east, Grand Forks has been ranked one of the most livable cities in the country and the “Number One Place to Live in North Dakota” by Money Magazine.