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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From University of Minnesota Duluth

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university and consistently ranks among the best Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.

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University of Minnesota Duluth Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,993/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,833/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Swenson College Programs

UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) offers an active learning environment for science, technology, engineering, and math majors. SCSE has state-of-the-art facilities, including the newly opened Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials building. As a SCSE student, you can engage in research in cutting edge laboratories or aboard the largest research vessel on the Great Lakes.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,799Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,162
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Open-minded
    36%
  • Moderate
    24%
  • Liberal
    16%
  • Conservative
    13%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Open
    26%
  • Spirited
    19%
  • Involved
    16%
  • Cold
    15%
  • Inclusive
    12%
  • Inspiring
    6%
  • Overpriced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    59%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses

    University of Minnesota Duluth Reviews

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    The University of Minnesota Duluth is an excellent University. As a Psychology major at the University, I truly felt supported by all the faculty and staff that I was in contact with on a daily basis. The professors are more than willing to work with you on anything and help you out in any way possible. The academic advisors are another great resource on campus. Even if you don't have an a question about classes per say, the academic advisors are great resources to bounce ideas about your future plans off, and they are always more than happy to help. The campus coffee shop is also excellent if you are an avid coffee drinker like me. The climate of the University of Minnesota Duluth is continually evolving to incorporate all peoples and ensure all people feel welcome and safe on campus, which is awesome! Also, because UMD is a partner school with the U of M, it offers the big campus feel while allowing for the smaller more intimate class sizes which cultivate a better education.
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    I really like it up here! It’s so pretty and you can see the lake from campus! Highly recommend! The professors really care about their students and the classes are well taught. Almost every building on campus is connected so you don’t have to worry about walking around everywhere outside. The library is huge too, it’s my favorite spot to sit down and study for all of my classes.
    The University of Minnesota Duluth is subpar in almost every category, with the exception of a few. Transportation for students not living on campus is complicated for parking. Many students are forced to use the pay lot almost daily because they oversell the parking passes. The academics are fine, at least in the STEM field. The Weight room is excellent; however, many of the features within the weight room, you are expected to pay extra for; this includes the climbing wall. The dining centers are extremely inadequate, considering the price for the school's food plans are relatively expensive. They just merged the College of Fine arts and Liberal arts to make somehow their below-average colleges somewhat cost-efficient. It's a good school for STEM or business, though. With this being said they're running a $5M budget deficit, which will eventually lead to the demise of the academic institution.