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 eleven thousand students are enrolled at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score between 1110 to 1360 on the SAT exam, or 21 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 3.13 - 3.38. UMD accepts around 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 31 percent registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UMD acceptance rate 2021 will be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Duluth was reported as 75.7% in Fall 2020 with over 8,610 college 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 ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • UMD Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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 UMD, 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Minnesota-Duluth has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.6%
  • 2017-2018: 76.6%
  • 2018-2019: 74.3%
  • 2019-2020: 75.7%
  • Projected UMD Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 70.3%

How Does UMD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Duluth is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Cloud State University90.0%
University of Wisconsin-Stout90.5%
Metropolitan State University56.2%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls78.9%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMD (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math560 - 700
Total Score1110 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 26
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