University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth

Duluth, MN

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University of Minnesota-Duluth offers 359-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 98% of students who submitted ACT. 53% are women, and 47% are men. 3% percents of international students. University of Minnesota-Duluth is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Minnesota-Duluth is 17315$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $16378 and $23382 per year. 59% of full-time University of Minnesota-Duluth students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $44,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Minnesota-Duluth students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,312
$30,001 - $48,000$9,870
$48,001 - $75,000$14,524
$75,001 - $110,000$20,074

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 7210


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5804 of University of Minnesota-Duluth undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Minnesota-Duluth number 13 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at University of Minnesota-Duluth awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Minnesota-Duluth.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of Minnesota-Duluth graduation rate is above the national average.

59% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Minnesota-Duluth completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of Minnesota-Duluth acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 6%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of Minnesota-Duluth acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of Minnesota-Duluth full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 56%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Minnesota-Duluth students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1400 - 1780

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 610
Math: 490 - 590
Writing: 440 - 580

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Minnesota-Duluth students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 22 - 27
Writing: 7 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota-Duluth is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Minnesota-Duluth the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Minnesota-Duluth and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on University of Minnesota Duluth

The campus located by 1049 University Drive address in Duluth, Minnesota.


University of Minnesota Duluth in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Minnesota-Duluth with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of Minnesota Duluth are forcible sex offense, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Minnesota-Duluth offers 359 programs in total: 239 are for Bachelor's degree, 78 - for Master's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. University of Minnesota-Duluth is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are offered in the University of Minnesota-Duluth: 6 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Master's degree, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


University of Minnesota-Duluth provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9474 students with 284207 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 688 with 16508 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 467 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Minnesota-Duluth

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Be very careful when choosing to go to this school. They employ jack-boot police thugs to trample on your rights.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My graduation application has been pending for fall 2918 has been pending for months, tried talking to advisors and emailing people and no lock. Also the new 16 digit passwords with a security app are out of control

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The staff and environment is usually pretty good. However, there is a strong politically biased undertone with most professors and the general population. Also, the parking is absolutely disgraceful. Don't pay for the $300 parking permit.... you will never find a spot and when your inevitably late for class, your professor will tell you to come earlier. Even though you drove through 5 lots for 20 minutes. Absolute money grab.Update: Recent discovery that even if you purchased their joke of a parking permit, if somehow the sticker falls off your windshield you will still get a ticket and be expected to pay it even with proof of a permit. Pathetic. Bumped down to one star from two.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Really not a great school, they overspend on and cherish certain department, while completely screwing over others. The administration as a whole seems like a joke, and most of the places I've gone to get help on stuff have generally just made it worse. Poor class choices and layout, I had to go a whole extra school year because of this, not being able to get into classes I needed, or simply because my conselor didn't let me know I needed to take certain steps to be able to graduate, I have two classes I really need to take left. But it is required I take them in seperate semesters, so here I am paying another full year for something I should be able to do in one, or if it was a functional system I would have known about it way before now.. Go bulldogs

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Bit of a mixed bag. If you're here for geology it's one of the best schools thanks to the location. The communication department is also really good. Some teachers are really mediocre and others will blow you away. Campus culture is mostly do your own thing as long as you don't go too overboard. You got people who might go a bit too far with racist statements, and those who think the end of the world is upon us because someone said it. Basically typical college experience. Mostly people are nice but passive aggressive. The biggest concern is this school has taken on fairly extremist views about only white people being racist and what not. Beyond that I haven't run into many crazies here. We have an active college republican club that's respected and not hateful. I personally am not republican but if you are you're still accepted. People are very accepting of edgy jokes here just be an adult about keeping it to your friends and not post it to the geo location of the campus. So honestly it depends on what you're looking for in a campus. Compared to most it's one of the better campuses in I'd say the nation, especially compared to the twin cities campus. If you do decide to go here though, I think you'll find something for yourself. We have every kind of group you can think of. And yet there's no fighting, only discussion. Teachers who care about your well being. We also have a great health department. I personally suggest giving this college a try. If you don't like it, no hard feelings.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 515 Darland Administration Bldg


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2187268000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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