University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD)

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University of Minnesota-Duluth can be found in Duluth, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly twelve thousand students are enrolled at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score between 1360 to 1780 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UMD average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. UMD accepts around 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 37 percent registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UMD acceptance rate 2015 will be around 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Duluth was reported as 78.2% in Fall 2013 with over 7,070 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMD SAT Scores: 1360 - 1780
  • UMD ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • UMD Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Minnesota-Duluth?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UMD has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.4%
  • 2010-2011: 76.3%
  • 2011-2012: 76.4%
  • 2012-2013: 77.7%
  • 2013-2014: 78.2%
  • Projected UMD Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.1%

How Does UMD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Duluth is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Cloud State University86.9%
University of Wisconsin-Stout89.3%
Metropolitan State University100.0%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls86.6%
University of St. Thomas86.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMD (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 590
Math490 - 620
Writing410 - 570
Total Score1360 - 1780
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 26
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