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#3848 of 14,131 In the World
#1078 of 2,597 In North America
#1007 of 2,496 In the United States
#26 of 48 In Minnesota
#2 of 2 In Duluth

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Average SAT
Average ACT
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

University of Minnesota - Duluth Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Minnesota - Duluth has an acceptance rate of 81% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 81% 79% 82%
Applicants 9,512 4,336 5,141
Admissions 7,676 3,434 4,230
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,956 972 982
Freshmen enrolled part time 21 7 13

3,590 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

221 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
46 or 2%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1120
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Minnesota - Duluth are 1120-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,014 or 51%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Minnesota - Duluth are 22-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 7157 (74%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1107 (12%)
Two or more races 336 (3%)
Hispanic 323 (3%)
Asian 300 (3%)
Black or African American 198 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 163 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 30 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $12,638$18,468
Tuition in-state $12,638$18,468
Tuition out-of-state $18,028$28,578
Fee in-district $1,488$1,496
Fee in-state $1,488$1,496
Fee out-of-state $1,488$1,496

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,960
Combined charge for room and board $9,146

University of Minnesota - Duluth majors

University of Minnesota - Duluth has granted 2,051 bachelor's degrees across 82 programs, 215 master's across 23 programs, and 1 doctorate degrees in Education, General. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Psychology, General 160 13
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 143
Mechanical Engineering 106 3
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 106
Finance, General 95
Education, Other 85
Social Work 38 47
Computer Science 78 3
Business Administration and Management, General 42 29
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 68
Civil Engineering, General 55 9
Chemical Engineering 57 6
Accounting 57
Criminology 53
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 53
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 26 24
Chemistry, General 35 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 41 2
Public Health Education and Promotion 41
Commercial and Advertising Art 40
Biochemistry 39
Geography and Environmental Studies 31
Economics, General 29
Printing Management 29
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 28
English Language and Literature, General 26 1
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 27
Political Science and Government, General 26
Statistics, General 24
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 23
Environmental Science 23
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 22
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 21
History, General 20
Mathematics, General 18
Physics, General 9 9
Music Teacher Education 16
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 15
Tribal & Indigenous Law 15
Industrial Engineering 13
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 12
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 12
Sociology, General 12
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Mathematics Teacher Education 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 10
Geology & Earth Science, General 9 1
Journalism 10
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician 10
Social Studies Teacher Education 10
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 9
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8 1
Anthropology, General 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 8
Music, General 4 4
Environmental Education 7
Financial Planning and Services 7
Geography 7
Philosophy 7
Cognitive Science, General 6
Education, General 5 1
Environmental Studies 6
French Language and Literature 6
German Language and Literature 6
Linguistics 6
Chinese Studies 5
International Relations and Affairs 5
Applied Mathematics, General 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 4
Marketing, Other 4
Materials Engineering 4
Music Performance, General 4
Women's Studies 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 3
Economics, Other 3
Foreign Language Teacher Education 3
Music Theory and Composition 3
Music, Other 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 1
Engineering, General 1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 1
Health Teacher Education 1
Latin American Studies 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1
Urban Studies & Affairs 1
Grand Total 2,051 215 1

University of Minnesota - Duluth has a graduation rate of 62%, which is among the 36% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 62% 59% 66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 43%

University of Minnesota - Duluth alumni

  1. Jeff Monson

    Jeff Monson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1971-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of Minnesota - Duluth
    Graduated with Master of Arts in psychology
    Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitionerboxermixed martial arts fighterpolitician

    Jeffrey William Monson is an American-born Russian mixed martial artist, boxer, and submission grappler who competes primarily in the heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 1997, he has competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, DREAM, PRIDE, M-1 Global, Impact FC, World Victory Road, and Cage Warriors. In submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Monson is a two-time ADCC World Champion and a no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion.

  2. Brett Hull

    Brett Hull
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1964-.. (age 60)
    ice hockey player

    Brett Andrew Hull is a Canadian–American former ice hockey player and general manager, and currently an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, and Phoenix Coyotes between 1986 and 2005. His career total of 741 goals is fifth highest in NHL history, and he is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams — 1999 with the Dallas Stars and 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings. In 2017 Hull was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

  3. Lorenzo Music

    Lorenzo Music
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1937-2001 (aged 64)
    musicianwritervoice actorscreenwriteractor

    Gerald David "Lorenzo" Music was an American writer, producer, performer and voice actor. He began his career in the 1960s with his wife, Henrietta, forming the comedy duo Gerald and His Hen. He then became a writer and a regular performer on the controversial CBS variety show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In the 1970s, Music co-created the sitcom The Bob Newhart Show with David Davis and composed its theme music with his wife. He also wrote episodes for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, and got a major voiceover role for playing the unseen, but often heard, Carlton the Doorman in Rhoda. Music gained fame in the 1980s for voicing Jim Davis' comic strip character Garfield on twelve animated specials, and later in cartoons, video games, and commercials. His distinctive voice of Garfield was also emulated by other actors following his death in 2001.

  4. Mark Pavelich

    Mark Pavelich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1958-2021 (aged 63)
    ice hockey player

    Mark Thomas Pavelich was an American professional ice hockey forward who played 355 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, and San Jose Sharks between 1981 and 1991. Pavelich was a member of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal.

All 61 notable alumni

General info

Academic calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 1,383
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 515 Darland Administration Bldg
Duluth, Minnesota, 55812
United States
City population 87,000
Phone 2187268000