University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN, USA
3.51 Average Rating

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a research institution located in Minnesota’s fourth largest city. Founded in 1895 as the Duluth Normal School, this medium-sized campus for a large university has grown since its humble beginnings as a teacher’s school to offer over 150 majors and minors featuring a liberal education foundation. UMN Duluth is home to 16 athletic teams overseen by Champ the Bulldog, who took over for the original school mascot, the “Fighting Pedagogues,” or “Fighting Teachers.” Outside of academia, students can take advantage of the 244 student organizations and 50+ intramural teams and recreational activities. The western shore of Lake Superior also provides a number of off-campus opportunities, including hiking, skiing, and kayaking, while the city of Duluth itself offers shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Other December 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
99%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1109
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,168
Total Number of Undergrads
10,118
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,551
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,366
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,484
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,148
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,293
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
67%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,752
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,498

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,753
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Student Organizations
260
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Minneapolis
Duluth
Saint Cloud
Rochester Hills
Denver
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
96%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
There is always something to do on campus or in Duluth. There are numerous campus organizations and everyone is involved in at least one organization. The campus is mid-sized but still has the small town feel which was important for me since I came from a very small town.
Tracy from Mantorville, MN
This school is amazing and the campus is beautiful!
Megan from Hermantown, MN
Beautiful view of the lake from different parts of campus. Great opputunities in the outdoors.
Sarah from Duluth, MN
Attending the University of Minnesota- Duluth was the best decision I have ever made. It is in a fantastic location, I have a beautiful view of Lake Superior right from my dorm; the staff and people are all friendly, helpful, and want you to achieve, and the campus is beautiful, there is always something to do so there is never an excuse for getting bored. All in all- it is a great school!
J.H.- freshman at UMD
I would say UMD is a very accepting campus. They work extremely hard every year to make sure that everyone has equal resources and facilities. I don't think I've ever feel more accepted than I have a UMD.
Hannah from Biwabik, MN
umd is a fantastic but underrated school. not many people know about it outside of minnesota and wisconsin, and even fewer consider it during their college search, but it is a wonderful school nonetheless. it has miles of trails, a great city down the hill, awesome sports, good people, and best of all it is cheap.
Jill from Grayslake, IL