University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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About the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota Duluth is one of the five main campuses in the University of Minnesota System (where the Twin Cities campus is the most well-known). Duluth is Minnesota's fourth largest city, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. Founded in 1895 as the Normal School at Duluth, the university now offers 74 undergraduate degree programs on its 244-acre campus. Professional fields such as business, communications, and criminology are extremely popular. The university has a 20 to 1 student/faculty ratio. In athletics, the UMD Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,018 (9,967 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent Male / 46 percent Female
  • 88 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,139 (in-state); $17,485 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,460
  • Other Expenses: $2,304
  • Total Cost: $24,103 (in-state); $28,449 (out-of-state)

University of Minnesota Duluth Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67 percent
    • Loans: 66 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,498
    • Loans: $7,753

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, Marketing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Softball

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University of Minnesota Duluth Mission Statement

complete mission statement can be found at

"UMD serves northern Minnesota, the state, and the nation as a medium-sized comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in all of its programs and operations. As a university community in which knowledge is sought as well as taught, its faculty recognizes the importance of scholarship and service, the intrinsic value of research, and the significance of a primary commitment to quality instruction."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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