University Of Minnesota- Duluth - [UMD], Minnesota, Duluth

    Duluth, MinnesotaLocation
    CampusSchool type
    Estd 1902established year

    University of Minnesota- Duluth: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The University of Minnesota Duluth is a public university in Duluth, Minnesota. The University of Minnesota laid its foundation in the year 1947 which was earlier the Duluth Normal School. The University supports its students with all the resources and a supportive atmosphere. The University has an NCAA Division 2 in Football. It follows a semester-based academic calendar and it has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,977.


    • The University of Minnesota Duluth is ranked 39th in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities Midwest by the US News.
    • In terms of the Best College Athletics in America, the university is ranked in the 64th position out of 1407 in 2020 by the Niche.
    • For the advancement of sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, the university received GOLD Ranking in 2020.


    Type of Institution Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Endowment 2.85 lacs
    Official Website
    Number of Campuses 5 campuses
    Number/Percentage of International Students 300 international students
    Total number of Professors 500+
    Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
    Graduate Job Rate 96%
    International fee Undergraduates- $30,222 Postgraduates- $35,000
    Number of Academic Programs UG, PG, Part-time, distance, blended
    Mode of Program Full time, distance and online
    Scholarship Investment Over 4 million dollars
    Average Graduate Salary $44000
    Research Investment Over 3 million dollars
    Admissions Helpdesk 612-625-3014;


    • The University has a medium-sized campus that stretches its land upto 244 acres.
    • Duluth International Airport is in close proximity of 7 miles from the University.
    • There are about 244 student organizations along with more than 50 intramural teams organizing recreational activities on the campus.
    • The University of Minnesota campus consists of more than 50 buildings.
    • Around 1850 students live in traditional residence halls and about 1100 students in apartment style units.


    • There are many residence halls and apartments for the students on the campus:
    Hall Description
    Burntside Hall 10 pods of 6 rooms for women.
    Vermilion Hall 8 pods of 5 rooms for men.
    Lake Superior Hall 7 floor tower, three separate pods on each floor.
    Griggs Hall It consists of 16 different sections built in 4 phases.
    Ianni Hall Oakland Apartments It is 7 floor building which is home to 280 residents. It is a 3 floor apartment complex of 5 separate buildings.
    • The University provides a variety of meal plans available for the needs of all the students.
    • There are seven residential restaurants on the campus and the students can use their meal plan in any of the seven restaurants.


    • There are many ways to explore your passion in almost every field with over 87 major and 73 minor programs and graduate programs in 25 fields. There are also 16 Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
    • The most popular majors at the University of Minnesota Duluth are Psychology, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, and Communications with over 100 graduates.
    • The other popular majors include Finance, Accounting, and Business with 90 plus graduates.
    • The online programs of the university are equivalent to the degrees and courses offered on-campus, generally with the same curriculum as well.
    • The student-faculty ratio in the university is 18:1, encouraging focused and personal interaction for better learning.
    • The average freshman retention rate in the University is 78%; which is an indicator of student satisfaction.

    Application Process

    International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details

    • Application Portal: University website
    • Undergraduate Application Fee: $40.
    • Supporting Documents for Undergraduate Admission:
      • Official High School transcript.
      • !2th grade course schedule if not included on the official transcript.
      • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT).
    • Graduate Application Fee: $75.
    • Requirements for Graduate Admission :
      • Graduate admission requires a Bachelor’s Degree.
      • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
      • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into certain graduate programs.
      • Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for students whose first language is not English.
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%.

    Cost Of Attendance

    The Undergraduate Costs are given as follows:

    Category Minnesota And Reciprocity Residents Residents Of Other States And International Students
    Tuition and Fees $13,680 $18,880
    Room and Board $8,374 $8,374
    Additional Expenses $3,618 $3,618
    Total Cost Of Attendance $25,672 $30,872

    Financial Aid

    • About 57% of the full-time undergraduates receive some sort of financial aid.
    • There are various merit-based scholarships provided by the University of Minnesota Duluth.
    • There are a few scholarships available for international students as well:
      • University of Minnesota Duluth International Student Scholarship.
      • Rutherford International Student Scholarship.
      • Rocinante International Student Scholarship.

    International students are ineligible for financial aid programs processed by the federal or the state. Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.


    • There is a thing called the University of Minnesota Alumni Scholarship of about $24,000 over 4 years. This scholarship is awarded to non-resident, non-reciprocity, non MSEP students who have a parent or a grandparent who graduated from the university.
    • The members of the Alumni get early invitations and also special discounts for the most popular Alumni Association Events.
    • A few notable alumni: Emily Larson- Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota, Brett Hull- Former Ice Hockey player, Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President at Google Inc.


    • The University of Minnesota has a graduation rate of 59%.
    • About 85-95% of the students are employed within 2 years of graduation.
    • The average median earning 6 years after graduation is $47,200 per year.
    • According to a poll by Niche almost 75% of students feel confident that they will find a job after graduation.

    4 years

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    8.5 / 10
    $19,6841st YEAR

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    4 years

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    $28,7081st YEAR

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    University of Minnesota- Duluth Overview

    Insitution type
    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $19,684 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score1165105012802
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580520640-
    ACT Check Detailed Score24222699

    University of Minnesota- Duluth Acceptance Rate

    76.6 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $19,684 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $28,708 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $7,608 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,272 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,608 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,272 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,304 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,272 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Language Programs
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


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    Times Higher Education

    Ranked #84

    Engineering (International)

    Ranked #151 - #175

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    Ranked #151 - #175

    Arts (International)

    Ranked #35

    Economics (International)

    Ranked #35

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    Center for World University Rankings

    Ranked #1403

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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    7.3 out of 10
    7.3/10Social Life


    8.5 /10

    I had applied for this college after researching more than ten colleges, although I even applied to two-three colleges, my first choice was the University of Minnesota. At that time, the application fee was around $50, for international students. This is an accredited university which was quite beneficial for me.

    Course Curriculum :

    I was highly benefitted by the course curriculum because it helped me to develop my software skills. My favorite part of the curriculum was software designing, and I always aspired to become a software designer itself.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    5.5 /10

    I applied for this college because it was the cheapest. I transferred to UMD from Michigan Tech my sophomore year because I couldn't afford Michigan Tech anymore. I only applied to 2 schools during my senior year of high school. The application fees for Michigan Tech were free but at UMD it was $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think there needs to be more actuarial science related classes to help me on while applying to jobs.

    6 /10 academic/food
    4 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I chose UMD because it was close to home. I transferred there after a medical issue and needed to be close to my doctors. I ended up really liking it because of the Mock Trial team, which I am now the VP of.

    Course Curriculum :

    UMD's curriculum for my program is pretty limited. There are many courses that used to be offered but have since been removed because there aren't enough professors to teach them. This is really frustrating because many of the courses I think would be fun to take are actually not offered. It makes it difficult to plan for successful graduation.

    7 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.5 /10

    Great programs and I was able to focus on those that matched my aspirations. Specifically, those areas that prepared me for corporate leadership. I wanted to be ready to lead in a healthy way. The university allowed me to do this.

    Course Curriculum :

    My opinion is that the courses I took helped me to prepare for my future career. They did so because I was able to pick from a wide array of classes that allowed me to 'specialize' in the areas I wanted to concentrate on.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    1049 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812, USA

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Kirby Student Center0.13 km
    Duluth (University of Minnesota)0.15 km
    Kirby Plaza - B0.16 km
    Kirby Plaza - A0.18 km
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    Duluth International Airport8.77 km
    Sky Harbor11.17 km
    Richard I. Bong Airport14.36 km
    Cloquet Carlton County34.55 km
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    Super Market

    Mount Royal Market0.87 km
    Super One Foods1.12 km
    Whole Foods Co-op2.68 km
    Woodland Marketplace Foods3.56 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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