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University of Minnesota-Duluth Admission Requirements

Duluth, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into University of Minnesota Duluth

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Duluth
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Minnesota-Duluth is 79%.  It ranks #28 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Minnesota Duluth is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,219 out of 9,190 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1050/1240 ACT 21/26). University of Minnesota Duluth typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth application fee is $40 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Minnesota Duluth is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

University of Minnesota-Duluth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
3%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. University of Minnesota-Duluth ranks #10 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Minnesota Duluth admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >88%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 79%-88%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 66%-79%
955 to 1050 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 955 Low <51%
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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 19
ACT Math 25th 20
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 #14 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 79%-89%
21 to 23 Avg - 69%-79%
19 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 19 Low <57%
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University of Minnesota-Duluth GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.53
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Minnesota Duluth?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Minnesota Duluth was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Minnesota-Duluth accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Minnesota Duluth students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.86% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.45% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 20.32% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.12% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.98% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.17% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% 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 19%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

University of Minnesota Duluth admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,902 4,288 9,190
Accepted 3,948 3,271 7,219
Acceptance Rate 81% 76% 79%
Enrolled 910 870 1,780
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
248

Applicants have 248 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Minnesota Duluth is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Minnesota Duluth and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Minnesota Duluth Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations 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.

FAQs

Does University of Minnesota Duluth prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Minnesota Duluth?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Minnesota-Duluth. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Minnesota Duluth?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1240. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Minnesota Duluth?

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.