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Colleges / University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of Minnesota, Duluth

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

UMN Duluth Admissions

If you want to apply to UMN Duluth, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the application fee is $40.

Students who submit their applications to UMN Duluth for the fall semester should hear back from UMN Duluth by September 15.

UMN Duluth Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UMN Duluth's admissions stats.

UMN Duluth 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
Waitlist No

University of Minnesota, Duluth Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 1 September 15

Want to Apply Early to UMN Duluth?

UMN Duluth does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Minnesota, Duluth Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to UMN Duluth?

Getting into UMN Duluth is moderately difficult. UMN Duluth evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UMN Duluth accepted 80% of all applicants, around 7,643 from the 9,609 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMN Duluth, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

For applicants who are not residents of Minnesota, getting into University of Minnesota, Duluth is moderately difficult.

Transferring to University of Minnesota, Duluth

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UMN Duluth

UMN Duluth has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UMN Duluth?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UMN Duluth

Curious about the factors that are considered by UMN Duluth during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UMN Duluth for more information on admission factors.

UMN Duluth Application Requirements

To apply to UMN Duluth, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UMN Duluth's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMN Duluth?

Students admitted to UMN Duluth have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At UMN Duluth 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Minnesota, Duluth, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8.86%
3.75 and 3.99 23.57%
3.50 and 3.74 20.21%
3.25 and 3.49 20.77%
3.00 and 3.24 15.38%
2.50 and 2.9 10.9%
2.00 and 2.49 0.25%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UMN Duluth directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UMN Duluth looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 1% of UMN Duluth's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UMN Duluth?

To be competitive with other UMN Duluth applicants, you should strive to score between 1150 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMN Duluth 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMN Duluth students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMN Duluth students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UMN Duluth?

To be most competitive at UMN Duluth, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMN Duluth's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMN Duluth students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Minnesota, Duluth

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMN Duluth.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UMN Duluth during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

UMN Duluth Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMN Duluth?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMN Duluth.

Does UMN Duluth accept transfer credits?

✅ UMN Duluth accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMN Duluth accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does UMN Duluth accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UMN Duluth accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UMN Duluth?

❌ No, UMN Duluth is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UMN Duluth's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UMN Duluth is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMN Duluth?

❌ UMN Duluth does not offer early decision.

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UMN Duluth Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMN Duluth? UMN Duluth is a somewhat selective institution. The UMN Duluth acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1300


Math SAT Range

570 - 640


Reading SAT Range

590 - 630

UMN Duluth GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMN Duluth, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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