University of Minnesota, Duluth

Duluth, MN

The University of Minnesota, Duluth, founded in 1851, is a public, liberal arts institution. Its 247-acre campus is located in Duluth, north of Minneapolis.

Website: www.d.umn.edu/

Public
Co-ed
10,118
Undergraduate
Students
(47.4%) 4,799 Women
(52.6%) 5,319 Men
1,050
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 8,689 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
582 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,424
Out-of-state: $29,542
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,344
Out-of-state: $18,462
Room and Board
$7,608
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$13,155
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,445
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
491
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Duluth Population
86,128
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.4% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
1.5% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1049 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Duluth, MN 55812-2496
Phone
(218) 726-7171
Fax
(218) 726-6394
E-mail
umdadmis@d.umn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 8,689 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 4,503 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 4,186 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,637 (40%) of 6,660 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,299 (36%) of 3,628 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,338 (44%) of 3,032 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
582 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
586 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,424
Out-of-state: $29,542
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,344
Out-of-state: $18,462
Room and Board
$7,608
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,272
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
umdhelp@d.umn.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002388
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,892 (89.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,273 (67.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,256 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
365 (29.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$13,155
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,167 (92.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,190
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,067 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,741
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 261 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
359 (16.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,889

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,922 (80.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,894 (70.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,814 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,321 (27.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$12,652
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,273 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,032
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,103 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,678
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 828 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,289 (15.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,316

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,445
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$814
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Indian/Native American Education
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printing Management
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
491
Part-Time Faculty
105
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
62%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
906,415
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
406
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Environmental Health and Safety, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Immunology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Education--General
  • Geology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Toxicology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
86,128
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
250 acres

Weather

Temperature
-2.2 average low in January, 71 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Duluth
Nearest Train Station
130 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
badminton, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (downhill), soccer, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, umd student association, newman catholic campus ministries, panhellenic council, coloring club, rod and gun club at umd
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
10,118
Women
4,799 (47.4%)
Men
5,319 (52.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,906
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.4% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.5% from 38 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,050

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
56.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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