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Colleges / University of Minnesota, Duluth

About UMN Duluth

University of Minnesota, Duluth is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Duluth, Minnesota. UMN Duluth was founded in 1947 and now enrolls around 10,275 students a year, including 9,301 undergrads.

UMN Duluth offers housing for up to 2,962 students. Most students live off campus,.

UMN Duluth's endowment was valued at $189.553 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UMN Duluth spends about $7,540. There are 17 undergraduate students for every full-time UMN Duluth professor.

2021 UMN Duluth Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 24
Mean SAT score 1155
In-State Tuition $12,194
Out-of-State $17,394

2022 UMN Duluth Regular Decision Application Deadline

August 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants should hear back from UMN Duluth by September 15.

UMN Duluth Early Admission

University of Minnesota, Duluth does not offer early decision or early action.

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UMN Duluth Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into UMN Duluth. In 2021, UMN Duluth accepted 79% of applicants. In 2021, 7,221 out of 9,189 total applicants were accepted.

UMN Duluth Waitlist 2021

UMN Duluth reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Minnesota, Duluth?

UMN Duluth is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UMN Duluth, applicants must submit the following items.

UMN Duluth Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

UMN Duluth Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1155. The mean ACT score for UMN Duluth students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UMN Duluth.

Does UMN Duluth Require Test Scores?

UMN Duluth is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 3% submitted the SAT. 97% submitted the ACT.

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Does UMN Duluth Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! UMN Duluth provides on-campus housing for up to 2,962 students.

UMN Duluth students are active in the school's Sales Club, Spanish Club and Gamma Sigma Sigma. Bulldog Country Fair, QASU Drag Show, and and Man Of The Year are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UMN Duluth.

Financial Aid at UMN Duluth

UMN Duluth meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,620 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is UMN Duluth a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMN Duluth

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMN Duluth, around 80% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,187 students who started at UMN Duluth as first-time freshman, 938 graduate within four years.

Around 62% of students who started at UMN Duluth earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 73% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $48,427 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,687 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UMN Duluth sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UMN Duluth a good school for you?

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Where is UMN Duluth?

UMN Duluth is located in the suburban setting of Duluth, Minnesota.

If you want to see UMN Duluth for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Duluth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Duluth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMN Duluth and Duluth are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1049 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812-2496

Campus Setting: Suburban

UMN Duluth Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMN Duluth is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMN Duluth is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UMN Duluth ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMN Duluth is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UMN Duluth. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMN Duluth SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMN Duluth students is 1155. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMN Duluth, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMN Duluth.

UMN Duluth Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMN Duluth is like? There are approximately 10,275 students enrolled at UMN Duluth, including 9,301 undergraduate students and 974 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from MN and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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