University of Minnesota--Duluth

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1049 University Drive

Duluth, MN 55812-2496

Phone: (218) 726-8000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Minnesota--Duluth is a public institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,346, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 244 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Minnesota--Duluth's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,815 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,480 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a medium-sized, comprehensive university whose liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional undergraduate and masters degree programs. As a university community in which knowledge is sought as well as taught, its faculty recognize the importance of scholarship and service, the intrinsic value of research, and the significance of a primary commitment to quality teaching. A focus on undergraduate research provides undergraduate students with one-on-one experiences with faculty who are active in research/creative activity. Community outreach centers include the Freshwater Research and Policy Institute, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Center for Economic Development.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1947
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $71,746,973


When applying to University of Minnesota--Duluth, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Minnesota--Duluth is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.7%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota--Duluth is 20:1, and the school has 36.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Minnesota--Duluth include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Education 12%
Social Sciences 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

University of Minnesota--Duluth has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,346, with a gender distribution of 53.4 percent male students and 46.6 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus. University of Minnesota--Duluth is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,491
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Minnesota--Duluth offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Minnesota--Duluth also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Minnesota--Duluth, 22 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Minnesota--Duluth.

Students who have cars on campus 22%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Minnesota--Duluth, 61.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,304.

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In-state tuition and fees $12,815 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,480 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,956 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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