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University of Minnesota - Duluth Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Minnesota - Duluth Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Minnesota - Duluth was awarded 1,209 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is printing management.

Overall Quality

UMN Duluth is ranked #291 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UMN Duluth held the #502 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UMN Duluth also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMN Duluth?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Minnesota - Duluth is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UMN Duluth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 530 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 520 to 640 )
UMN Duluth received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Minnesota - Duluth  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Minnesota - Duluth Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Minnesota - Duluth is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Minnesota - Duluth is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Minnesota - Duluth

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Minnesota - Duluth has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UMN Duluth this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

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University of Minnesota - Duluth Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,301 undergraduates at UMN Duluth with 7,943 being full-time and 1,358 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Minnesota - Duluth Cost?

The overall average net price of UMN Duluth is $17,067. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMN Duluth

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,443 $7,992 $12,438 $19,042 $23,064

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMN Duluth, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMN Duluth, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,385 a year. That adds up to $37,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMN Duluth is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMN Duluth Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UMN Duluth make around $47,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UMN Duluth students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Minnesota - Duluth

University of Minnesota - Duluth is a public institution located in Duluth, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Duluth makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UMN Duluth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-726-8000

University of Minnesota - Duluth Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from University of Minnesota - Duluth. Of these students, 2,183 received undergraduate degrees and 240 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Marketing 158 $49,752
General Biology 143 $30,305
General Psychology 126 $34,099
Mechanical Engineering 125 $65,638
Finance & Financial Management 122 $48,510
Communication & Media Studies 82 $39,489
Accounting 78 $52,822
Computer Science 76 $57,318
Other Education 68 $42,682
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 65 $31,941

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Minnesota - Duluth along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMN Duluth

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 9,460 students took at least one online class at University of Minnesota - Duluth. This is an increase from the 2,082 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,460 3,051
2018-2019 2,082 101
2017-2018 1,961 108
2016-2017 1,692 83
2015-2016 1,639 84

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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