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University of Minnesota Duluth - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Minnesota Duluth Description:

The University of Minnesota Duluth is one of the five main campuses in the University of Minnesota System. Duluth is Minnesota's fourth largest city, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. Founded in 1895 as the Normal School at Duluth, the university now offers 74 undergraduate degree programs on its 244-acre campus. Professional fields such as business, communications and criminology are extremely popular. The university has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the UMD Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,491 (10,346 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,785 (in-state); $15,450 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,732
  • Other Expenses: $2,368
  • Total Cost: $23,085 (in-state); $25,750 (out-of-state)

University of Minnesota Duluth Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • UMD Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 68%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,317
    • Loans: $7,67

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, Marketing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Minnesota Duluth Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.d.umn.edu/about/mission.html

"UMD serves northern Minnesota, the state, and the nation as a medium-sized comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in all of its programs and operations. As a university community in which knowledge is sought as well as taught, its faculty recognizes the importance of scholarship and service, the intrinsic value of research, and the significance of a primary commitment to quality instruction.

At UMD, a firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, outreach offerings, and selected professional and graduate studies. Active learning through internships, honors programs, research, and community service promotes the development of skills, critical thinking, and maturity sought by society. Demanding standards of performance for students, faculty, and staff make UMD attractive to students with strong academic potential.

The campus contributes to meeting the cultural needs of the region and serves as a focal point for the economic development of the region through community outreach and through an emphasis on the sea-grant and land-grant components of its program.

UMD significantly contributes to enhancing the national stature of the University of Minnesota by emphasizing quality programs central to the University and the distinctive mission of UMD within the University system.

Providing an alternative to both a large research-oriented university and to a small liberal arts college, UMD seeks students looking for programs that emphasize personalized living and learning experiences on a medium-sized campus of a major university."

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