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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
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
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.

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
December 15
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,381/ 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
$7,100/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,906Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,212
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Open-minded
    36%
  • Moderate
    23%
  • Liberal
    17%
  • Conservative
    13%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • 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.90 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Open
    25%
  • Spirited
    20%
  • Involved
    17%
  • Cold
    15%
  • Inclusive
    11%
  • 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
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    University of Minnesota Duluth Reviews

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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.
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    I love this school! I love that we get to walk everywhere in the entire building completely inside because it's all connected, that way we don't have to experience the freezing outdoors. Also, all of the teachers are taught by the teachers themselves, no graduate student teachers, or teaching assistants, it's always a professor. I also really like the community, it is very welcoming and liberal, right away I felt like I belonged.
    I really enjoyed the people I met and in general, the faculty was exceptional. I was a student-athlete at the University of Minnesota Duluth, so I was heavily involved in the athletic environment on campus. I met some amazing teammates and friends. As a pre-medical student, I was also very involved in my academics, including Biology and Hispanic Studies. From personal experience, both of these fields of study have wonderful professors. They are willing to help you with almost anything, and make resources quite accessible. One of the complaints I have that decreased my overall positive experience, was the lack of diversity at the institution. There was a very overwhelming white population, with a very small African American, Asian, and/or Native American populations. Diversity enhances a learning environment, therefore the University of Minnesota Duluth did not reach its fullest potential.