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About UMD

UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.

Bulldog Welcome Week 2017

About UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus grew from its early roots as the Duluth Normal School, to become a University of Minnesota campus in 1947. Today, UMD is a medium-sized regional university that offers students a supportive atmosphere and access to the resources of the larger University of Minnesota system. UMD students can choose from more than 93 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degrees, and from graduate programs in more than 20 different fields. Our stellar teaching and research have earned the University of Minnesota Duluth high rankings in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Duluth: The Next Place You Could Be From

Minnesota’s fourth-largest city is the best of both worlds. Living on the western shore of Lake Superior, Duluthians get all the benefits of city life, while enjoying endless access to the great outdoors. In Duluth, it’s just as easy to enjoy museums, restaurants and live music as it is to hike, ski or kayak.

UMD At a Glance

  • 11,168 total students

  • 1,269 students stated they belong to underrepresented groups.

  • $8,500,000 total institutional scholarships awarded to UMD students each year


A student sitting on a fence in front of a green field in Belize

Globally Engaged

More than 3,000 UMD students have studied abroad since 2008.

The UMD Farm

Regional Partnerships

UMD's economic impact on the region totals $520 million annually. See the Business and Economic Research Report from 2015.

Bagley outdoor classroom building

True Natures Found

There are 55 acres of forest, pond, and open area in UMD's Bagley Nature Area. Students, faculty and the public hike, camp and attend classes there year-round. Learn more about Bagley.