About University of Minnesota-Duluth

Founded in 1895, University of Minnesota-Duluth. is a Public college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,967 full time undergraduate students, and 1,051 full time graduate students.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 505 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Minnesota-Duluth include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range970-1210
ACT Range22-26

Admissions at UMD are considered Less Selective, with ,44% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
52%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
45%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
19%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
79%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
52%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
45%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
19%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
79%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    89 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    111 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    113 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    113 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    112 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    112 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    113 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Minnesota-Duluth REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Minnesota-Duluth?

47 Students rated University of Minnesota-Duluth

Analise - 05/13/2023

I had a great experience at UMD but there are definitely a lot of things the school can improve on. I really enjoyed the small class sizes and how accessible the professors always were. I was a music major, so there were a lot of cut corners and budget cuts made by the university that was frustrating to me but out of our control. The food at the DC is okay sometimes but really bad a lot of the time and that is definitely a huge area for improvement. The parking is also pretty bad, and all the roads in Duluth aren't great. If you are affected by seasonal depression, this isn't a great school for you because the fall is the only time it's really nice, and the rest of the year its pretty much super snowy and cold.

Pooja - 05/08/2020

It has a beautiful view of Lake Superior and a lot of local unique shopping places around. It will get quite cold but there isn't really a need to go outside because of how it is set up. The diversity is not major but thankfully not minor it seems like everyone gets together pretty well and the staff seemed funny and nice!

Morgan - 02/19/2020

I love this campus and everything this city has to offer. I have made so many friends since I have been here. I have joined a couple clubs and love my major. My classes are interesting and the program is hands on. Duluth has so much to do on the weekends and in my spare time that I never feel like I am stuck on campus, although there is always something to do on campus. The University of Minnesota-Duluth has quickly become my second home.

Rachel - 11/04/2019

If you are a hardy, outdoorsy and hickey loving citizen UMD is the perfect college. I have enjoyed my college experience at UMD and believe it is a part of some of the best education that the U.S. has to offer. The tuition rates are great and the students who attend UMD get a first rate education. Minnesota boasts amazing education and is a reliable place for students to call home. I am apart of the School of Fine Arts and UMD and even though it is a small department it allows students fantastic one on one experience with professors. Other than the SFA, UMD also has amazing engineering, business and education programs.

University of Minnesota-Duluth FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Minnesota-Duluth?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Duluth is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I know that as a high school senior I thought college would be this huge change. In some ways it is and someways it isn't. I would tell myself not to be so afraid of being a freshman and feeling like an outsider. That awkward feeling passes within weeks of arrival. I would also tell myself to be ready to meet new people. Classes will be larger and more hands on but I can do it if I just apply myself and work hard. Another thing I would want to tell myself is that the first few weeks are going to be hard. Being away from home and your family will be tough but it will soon pass and you're discover more independence. The most important thing that I wish I had known would be to put myself out there more. It's okay to be the one to start a conversation and make a new friend. And if it doesn't work out that's okay too. About to go into my junior year I just realized that I wished I had made more relationships, and doing so in the first few months would have been easy.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person who should attend this school should be comfortable with a city enviornment. They should also be prepared for a large population of students and large class sizes. They should be prepared for the sporadic weather in the area. The student should be welcoming to different cultures/religons due to the schools large diversity. The student might benefit if they are interested in athletics; either playing some themselves or just watching.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Money. lack of financial aid, overpriced textbooks, textbooks bought back for not nearly enough.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A university that is a bit dull and in an area that is way too cold.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Understanding and open for new opinions.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    the people here are pretty diverse and really fun and willing to do crazy things.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that Duluth itself is a fairly isolated community.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UMD is very focused on evolving and engaging students both in their academics and social life. The professors make an effort to make class interesting and will sacrifice their time to help a student understand the subject matter.

    Read all  15 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UMD does very well at making the entire school handicap accessible. UMD has a fantastic library with top of the line equiptment. I spend most of my time studying there.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    None. Everyone should attend this school.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My freshmen year when the Bulldogs made a run at the Mens NCAA Frozen Four and lost to North Dakota (Die Souix!). Also that the Chemical Engineering Department is rated 4th in the nation(2008) for public bachelors degrees and that is my degree.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Divison between majors within the arts. I am both a Theater and an Art Ed major, and there is a clear barrier between the art and theater programs

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    If there is one thing about my college decision that I was never worried about, it was my decision to study at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Five years later and I haven't looked back once. Its difficult to isolate the single greatest aspect of UMD. There are just so many! However, the first and probably most important thing a student on campus will notice are the tunnels. The ENTIRE campus is accessible via tunnels and hallways that stretch from one side of campus to the other. As soon as you enter the campus system, you will not have to go back outside for the rest of duration that you remain on site. Inside the campus, a student will have access to several bookstores, a full-service food court, the library, a coffee shop, countless university support locations (technology services, tutoring services, etc.) and access to every building on campus. In the winters of Northern Minnesota, this may just be the most significant aspect of the campus. Try staying warm walking around downtown Minneapolis? it is important to remember as well that UMD is under the same banner as the University of Minnesota. As a satellite campus, UMD's faculty are held to the same regulations and requirements as those working at the Twin Cities campus. In fact, a diploma from UMD does not even dictate which campus you studied at! We are ALL students of the University of Minnesota. However, at UMD, you can take advantage of the drastically reduced class sizes. The classes are small enough so that you can choose to intimately know your professors, but are still large enough so it doesn't feel like you are attending high school all over again. It seems to be just about the perfect fit. UMD's campus has changed much over the past several years. Starting in 2007, UMD has renovated or opened a completely new building every single year. They have added a completely new science and engineering building, a new business school, a renovated life sciences building, and a brand new civil engineering program, complete with its own building. Additionally, there has been a $20 million upgrade to the recreational sports and health center. UMD is nationally recognized as having one of the highest participating and most diverse recreational sports programs in the country. They one of the largest curling programs in all of collegiate athletics, and host sports from all different walks of life. If there is a sport you play, even obscure sports like ultimate frisbee, there is most likely a team/club/organization that supports it as well. As far as varsity athletics go, that is whole different ball game. UMD has won 4 national championships in the past 3 years! They are the reigning Division I Men's Hockey champions, as well as the reigning Division II football champions. Football has won two national titles in three years, and the Women's hockey program also won a Division I national title several years ago. The new home of Bulldog hockey, the AMSOIL Arena, is entering it's first full year of service. The brand new home of the best college hockey team in the country is the site of the most popular student gathering week in and week out. If you're a hockey fan, or a football fan, there is no better school in the Minnesota for sports action than UMD. The largest complaint about the UMD campus is parking. While there is generally always SOMEPLACE to park, most of the premier lots fill up well before 8am classes begin. The most frustrating aspect of this ongoing problem is the ability for faculty to purchase student parking passes, but the inability of students to purchase faculty passes.

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Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

9,967

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,051

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

85%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

250

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending University of Minnesota-Duluth receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,485

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$7,460

Room and Board

26,145

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,380
$30 - $48K
$8,184
$48 - $75K
$12,623
$75 - $110K
$19,378
$110K & UP
$22,641

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