University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota Duluth is one of the five main campuses in the University of Minnesota System. The institution has a large selection of over 74 undergraduate programs for students to select from. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. In athletics, the UMD Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association.


  • Total Enrollment: 11,020 (9,977 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52 percent Male/48 percent Female
  • 88 percent Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,681 (in-state); $18,881 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $8,374
  • Other Expenses: $2,288
  • Total Cost: $25,543 (in-state); $30,743 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76 percent
    • Loans: 64 percent
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,241
    • Loans: $6,341

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Education

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of University of Minnesota Duluth Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • UMD, University of Minnesota Duluth Acceptance Rate: 74 percent
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 568/660
    • SAT Math: 550/683
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/26
    • ACT English: 20/25
    • ACT Math: 21/27
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for the University of Minnesota Duluth, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If the University of Minnesota Duluth is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, California State University Long Beach, San Jose State University, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for the University of Minnesota Duluth, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

San Diego State University, Howard University, University of Oklahoma, Florida International University, University of Oregon, University of Alabama, Colorado State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than the University of Minnesota Duluth. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati

Applying to University of Minnesota Duluth

Application Deadline: August 1

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