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Colleges / University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Duluth, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About UMN Duluth

University of Minnesota, Duluth Overview

University of Minnesota, Duluth is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Duluth, Minnesota. UMN Duluth was founded in 1947 and the school currently enrolls around 9,998 students a year, which includes 9,024 undergrads. UMN Duluth offers housing for up to 2,962 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UMN Duluth by September 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UMN Duluth!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UMN Duluth students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? UMN Duluth has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UMN Duluth has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMN Duluth on the Student Life page.

2022 UMN Duluth Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%
In-State Tuition $14,126
Out-of-State $19,516
Percent of Need Met 72%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,677

Is UMN Duluth a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what UMN Duluth offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

UMN Duluth Acceptance Rate 2022

UMN Duluth is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at UMN Duluth is 80%. Out of 9,609 applications received in 2022, 7,643 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMN Duluth

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMN Duluth, around 77% come back the next year. Around 65% 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 Outlook UMN Duluth Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 76% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent UMN Duluth grads have an average starting salary of $48,420 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UMN Duluth's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Minnesota, Duluth's endowment was $283.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,769 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Duluth

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UMN Duluth meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,677 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,018 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Duluth.

Based on this information, does UMN Duluth seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UMN Duluth a good school for you?

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Where is University of Minnesota, Duluth Located?

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

If you want to see UMN Duluth for yourself, be sure to 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

UMN Duluth ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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28 and Above


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22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMN Duluth is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into UMN Duluth. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMN Duluth SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1300


Math SAT Range

570 - 640


Reading SAT Range

590 - 630

UMN Duluth Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMN Duluth is like? There are approximately 9,884 students enrolled at UMN Duluth, including 9,024 undergraduate students and 860 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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