University of Minnesota-Duluth Reviews

  • 20 Reviews
  • Duluth (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,516
78% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/21/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The grad program here is so good. You get to work with Professors who do their research in VR, Health Informatics, GPUs, Evolutionary Algorithms, Machine Learning and Networking. The Program is diverse and the grad student size is small which helps form better bonds and also enables for better communication, discussion and criticism. During my two years here, I had a great experience. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant and the experience was amazing! The financial part, the department of computer science usually considers all applicants for TA opportunities and if the students are offered TA opportunity, there are high chances that they will scholarships too."
Blake B.
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has many classes from which to choose for the size of the university, and graduate courses can be taken during undergrad. Class sizes become more intimate after generals are finished, an average of 16-20 people per class or fewer in more advanced classes. UMD is for students who want a big campus that doesn't seem frightening of overwhelming. UMD is becoming more and more accommodating towards those who are vegan; there are many food options to choose from, again, for the size of the university. Class sizes Overall, I would recommend this university to virtually everyone."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Large class sizes for my first 2 years, but better the 2nd 2 years."
Shay Mieczkowski
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I graduated in 2014 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) with a B.S. in Biology and am currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for dental school. I feel UMD did an excellent job setting me up for success with the variety of courses offered. Professors at UMD were passionate about teaching and used a constructive and efficient teaching method. UMD was also a great university for the opportunities offered to STEM students. Obtaining a degree in biology meant that research was often intertwined in my studies. UMD has state-of-the-art research facilities and allows every student the valuable opportunity to become involved in research. I took advantage of this opportunity by working in a genetics research lab learning techniques such as large scale DNA extraction and conducting PCRs. While learning in the lecture hall has many benefits, actually being able to work in a lab setting and follow the scientific method was invaluable and an option not found at every college."
Sean D
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2016
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"UMD offered experience opportunities to it's Graphic Design students through on-campus positions and clubs. The courses could have been more career-driven and technical. The professors were great and offered a vast range of experience from working at 3M to Chicago based agencies. I would recommend the program to anyone looking into Graphic Design."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: History
"The school is large, so there is a lot to experience. It's nice having those opportunities. However, my personal experience was difficult as I had to change my major because they kept switching when classes were offered"
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"UMD had many great professors in the psych and outdoor ed department. There was not one teacher I did not like, or learned something from. However, some required classes were worse or more pointless than others (i.e. history and systems). I made some great connections and thoroughly enjoyed my education. The campus offered some neat stuff too, like never having to walk outside."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"I enjoyed my time at UMD it's a beautiful campus with a lot to offer. However I was slightly disappointed in the psychology program and their focus on the research of psychology. I wish we had options on what areas we want to focus on, research vs clinical"
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"UMD us a great small University in an amazing city. There are many opportunities for undergraduate research and the faculty is wonderful with helping prepare you for your future career."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great experience but I did not have enough financial preparation. I would have waited until I was sure what career I wanted to go into before entering college and I should have applied for more scholarships, grants and other ways to avoid taking on private loans. Know why you are going to college, not just where."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Enjoyed my time at UMD. It's truly a great school in an amazing city on an amazing Lake. Wonderful professors and facilities and opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"The University of Minnesota - Duluth is a fantastic place to get a well rounded lib ed degree, while in a smaller environment, close to some spectacular nature. The faculty, especially in the communications department, are very engaged in their subjects, and encourage students to really dig in to the material. It was also fairly easy to double major in 4 years without taking an overwhelming amount of classes a semester, or attending summer classes. It is small, so if you're looking for a large school with active greek life, this is not the school for you."
Amber Schmugge
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This program builds a supportive and far reaching network that taps into the wider community in an endless number of ways. The support program alumni, teachers, staff, and friends have for each other is probably its greatest strength. Additionally the practical focus encourages students to really approach problems creatively - an asset in advocacy and policy work. Cons are that the program is small and relatively unknown outside of the state. Students are diverse in their backgrounds, but often less-diverse in their political and social leanings and more diversity in that regard would be a strength to the program."
Huong Duong
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Great school with great program. You get free transportation access when you are student here. Nice location even though the weather can be very cold during the winter. You will find faculties and staffs are extremely helpful and supportive."
Erik Fritz
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pro - Close knit medical community, smaller class size, easy to talk to people and faculty and find opportunities for research or volunteering Con - VERY VERY VERY pro rural family practice. Truthfully it becomes a disservice to the students because only half of them end up choosing that path. The other half must figure out on their own exactly what specialty to pursue with limited faculty guidance."
Jennifer Kitzmann
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Not much of a choice as far as classes and professors, but all around a good, solid school."
Marjorie Ploeger
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Diverse community with many opportunities to get involved. Unique area to live. Cons: Can get very cold in the winter with the location. Does not have very much studying space for students."
Carl Sandness
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2013
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Pros Great faculty, very supportive and concerned about one's progress. Course offerings are great for those who live away from the main campus. Cons A plan B or research option is not yet available."
Natasha Lapcinski
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The pros of the program are the way in which members get along and provide resources for growth. Our program is also set up for graduate students to work during the week, providing a quality education, with the ability to maintain a work laod/life balance. Being able to work while studying also provides additional abilities to use course of study to reflect on what you are learning in the classroom compared to the real world."
Melissa McCoy
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Small class size and faculty accessibility, sense of community and methods of teaching. Cons: Split campus may make transition to the Twin cities difficult."