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University of Minnesota-Duluth Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Minnesota Duluth

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Duluth
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into University of Minnesota-Duluth and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,518 out of 8,704 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 41 percent. University of Minnesota Duluth typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Minnesota Duluth is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Minnesota-Duluth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Duluth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1360 and Above Good >84%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 75%-84%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 64%-75%
985 to 1110 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 985 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 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 #17 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
21 to 23 Avg - 66%-75%
19 to 21 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 19 Low <56%
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University of Minnesota-Duluth GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require 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 75% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Minnesota Duluth admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,379 4,235 8,704
Accepted 3,452 3,066 6,518
Acceptance Rate 79% 72% 75%
Enrolled 982 1,061 2,043
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 35% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
310

Applicants have 310 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Minnesota-Duluth. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 1110 and 1360. 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.