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University of Minnesota - Duluth Overview

University of Minnesota - Duluth is a public institution located in Duluth, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Duluth makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Minnesota - Duluth Known For?

2,201 Undergraduate Awards
$24,795 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UMN Duluth is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at UMN Duluth is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UMN Duluth makes roughly $47,200 a year. This is 16% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth Rankings

We have ranked UMN Duluth as #277 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMN Duluth has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#257 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMN Duluth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMN Duluth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Computer Systems Networking College Factual
#4 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#16 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#30 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#31 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search

Where Is University of Minnesota - Duluth?

Location of University of Minnesota - Duluth

Contact details for UMN Duluth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-726-8000
Website: www.d.umn.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMNDuluth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umnduluth

How Do I Get Into UMN Duluth?

You can apply to UMN Duluth online at: www.d.umn.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for UMN Duluth

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMN Duluth?

77% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Minnesota - Duluth is 77%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to UMN Duluth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 530 to 640 )
200
800
UMN Duluth received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Minnesota - Duluth?

$24,795 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMN Duluth is $24,795. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMN Duluth, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $8,970 a year. That adds up to $35,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMN Duluth is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Minnesota - Duluth Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,535 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,847 undergraduate students at UMN Duluth, with 8,535 being full-time and 1,312 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMN Duluth

There are also 1,011 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,535 full-time undergraduates at UMN Duluth, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMN Duluth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Minnesota - Duluth students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMN Duluth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 331
Black or African American 184
Hispanic or Latino 287
White 7,062
International Students 136
Other Races/Ethnicities 535

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Minnesota - Duluth. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 140 countries are represented at UMN Duluth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Minnesota - Duluth

108 Took All Classes Online
1,961 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UMN Duluth. In 2017-2018, 1,961 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMN Duluth has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 34th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMN Duluth

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Minnesota - Duluth was 11.0%. This is the #1,264 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMN Duluth regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMN Duluth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Psychology 8%
Psychology 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMN Duluth ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMN Duluth.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Ethnic Studies #13
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #17
General Psychology #78
Special Education #90
Psychology #109
Education #340
Business Administration & Management #412

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Minnesota - Duluth Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 142 0 15 157
Finance & Financial Management 0 134 0 0 134
Marketing 0 132 0 0 132
Mechanical Engineering 0 122 0 3 125
General Biology 0 113 0 0 113
Computer Science 0 82 0 16 98
Business Administration & Management 19 68 0 4 91
Communication & Media Studies 0 88 0 0 88
Accounting 0 74 0 0 74
Other Education 0 68 3 0 71
Criminology 0 68 0 0 68
Social Work 0 20 0 43 63
Civil Engineering 0 54 0 8 62
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 53 0 4 57
Chemical Engineering 0 54 0 3 57
Electrical Engineering 0 52 0 5 57
Communication Sciences 0 37 0 17 54
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 51 0 0 51
Health & Physical Education 0 49 0 0 49
Natural Resources Conservation 0 48 0 0 48
Mathematics 0 45 0 0 45
Economics 0 42 0 0 42
Music 0 24 0 10 34
General English Literature 0 25 0 8 33
Political Science & Government 0 32 0 0 32
Public Health 0 31 0 0 31
Chemistry 0 25 0 6 31
Computer Systems Networking 0 30 0 0 30
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 30 0 0 30
Drama & Theater Arts 0 29 0 0 29
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 25 0 0 25
General Education 0 0 0 25 25
Statistics 0 25 0 0 25
Design & Applied Arts 0 25 0 0 25
Graphic Communications 0 23 0 0 23
Industrial Engineering 0 23 0 0 23
History 0 23 0 0 23
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 15 0 4 19
Journalism 0 18 0 0 18
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 18 18
Romance Languages 0 18 0 0 18
Ethnic Studies 0 6 0 9 15
Geography & Cartography 1 13 0 0 14
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 13 0 0 13
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 13 13
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 12 0 0 12
Anthropology 0 12 0 0 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 11 0 0 11
Physics 0 6 0 5 11
Sociology 0 10 0 0 10
Urban Studies 0 10 0 0 10
Instructional Media Design 9 0 0 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 0 0 9
Museum Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 0 8 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 0 7 0 0 7
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 6 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 6 6
International Relations & National Security 0 6 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 0 0 4 4
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 3 3
Area Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Construction Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Cognitive Science 0 2 0 0 2
General Engineering 0 0 0 1 1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 2,162 3 230 2,434

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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