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University of Minnesota-Duluth Admission Requirements

Duluth, Minnesota

Chances of getting into University of Minnesota Duluth

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Duluth
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,851 out of 9,218 applicants were admitted making University of Minnesota-Duluth a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. University of Minnesota Duluth typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Minnesota-Duluth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Minnesota Duluth?

University of Minnesota Duluth typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Minnesota Duluth admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >83%
1230 to 1340 Avg + 74%-83%
1120 to 1230 Avg - 63%-74%
1010 to 1120 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1010 Low <50%
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University of Minnesota-Duluth ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth?

Admission data indicates that University of Minnesota-Duluth regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Minnesota Duluth.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Minnesota Duluth admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 74%-84%
21 to 23 Avg - 65%-74%
19 to 21 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 19 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Minnesota Duluth. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Minnesota Duluth was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Minnesota-Duluth accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Minnesota Duluth students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

84% of University of Minnesota Duluth freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Minnesota Duluth students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of Minnesota Duluth admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,792 4,426 9,218
Accepted 3,720 3,131 6,851
Acceptance Rate 78% 71% 74%
Enrolled 1,136 1,089 2,225
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
24

Applicants have 24 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Minnesota-Duluth before the Aug 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Minnesota Duluth and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Minnesota Duluth Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Minnesota Duluth
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174233 IPEDS survey data for University of Minnesota Duluth.

Frequently Asked Questions

3% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Minnesota-Duluth. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

74% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Minnesota-Duluth. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1340. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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