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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
UMD is an above-average public university located in Duluth, Minnesota. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,755 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMD acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Marketing, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 59% of students, UMD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
About University of Minnesota Duluth...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
970-1210
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,664/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,380/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,184/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,623/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,378/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,641/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,755Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    35%
  • Moderate
    24%
  • Liberal
    18%
  • Conservative
    14%
  • Busy
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Open
    23%
  • Spirited
    21%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Cold
    16%
  • Inclusive
    8%
  • Inspiring
    7%
  • Overpriced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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At the University of Minnesota - Duluth, everyone is very welcoming! Overall, I was very nervous to move from my small town, but once I got settled in, I was very happy with the decision I made. I have grown so much as a person being independent. The thing that I have found frustrating is that some student advisors are not helpful at all and haven't necessarily steered me in the right direction. I have often found myself having to stress over registering for class, having transfer credits be put into the schools system. Other than that, I have really enjoyed my time in Duluth and have no intentions of transferring.
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I love the University of Minnesota Duluth! I came here for a campus tour when I was a senior in High School and I absolutely fell in love. They people and professors here are so welcoming and nice. I would recommend this college to everyone. It is cold up here but they have underground tunnels, which is amazing. The food here is okay, nothing to brag about, but not terrible.
I initially had my heart set on this school, it was my dream university. But that was when I was in a different major plan track. I decided to change my major from biology to psychology my freshmen spring semester and once I did that, my research opportunities went to practically zero. Ultimately I decided to transfer to the main Twin Cities campus after my sophomore year. The thing I enjoyed most about UMD was the school spirit, and there are many professors who are dedicated to their students and really want to see them learn!