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University of Minnesota, Duluth: Narrative Description


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Duluth, MN 55812-2496
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $38.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $11 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5011 per student. Total enrollment: 10,366. Faculty: 477 (374 full-time, 103 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 7,156 applied, 78% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 78 valedictorians. Full-time: 9,014 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 476 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 32 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Superior, College of St. Scholastica. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6750 full-time, $225 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,857 full-time, $595 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1541 full-time, $770 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5282.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: recreational sports, departmental clubs, outdoor recreation clubs. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,050 college housing spaces available; 3,005 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University of Minnesota Duluth Library with 709,150 books, 750,000 microform titles, 4,500 serials, 15,250 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 680 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

On picturesque slopes, Duluth (population 80,000) commands splendid views of the St. Louis River, the harbor and Lake Superior. The city is headquarters for the Superior National Forest, which is the largest in the nation.

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