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About UMD

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

A line of students at 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 students

  • 1,260 stated they belonged to underrepresented groups
  • $8,500,000 in institutional scholarships awarded to UMD students each year
A student throwing a giant beachball to a group of children


3,050: Number of volunteer hours UMD student athletes and staff contributed to the community during the 2016-2017 school year.

Students at the 2017 Bulldog Welcome Week Convocation

Global Engagement

300+ international students representing 47 countries attend UMD.

The HCAMS building under construction

Education, Innovation and Discovery

The Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building is under construction and will open in January 2019.