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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university. Undergraduate students can choose from 13 bachelor degrees in 77 majors and 63 minors. In addition to the two-year program at the School of Medicine and a College of Pharmacy program, UMD offers graduate programs in 24 different fields, participates in three all-university PhD programs (one of which is located primarily on the UMD campus), and cooperates significantly in the delivery of six Twin Cities-based PhD programs. UMD consistently ranks among the top midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.
In 1895, the Minnesota Legislature created the Normal School at Duluth, which was located at 2205 E. Fifth St. In 1921, the institution became the Duluth State Teachers College, and in 1947 it became a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota. In 1948, ground was broken for the first building of the new campus and a building boom ensued to accommodate GIs returning from World War II. The old campus, which had housed the Normal School and the teacher’s college, continued to serve UMD students for many years. Its centerpiece, the proud Old Main building, was destroyed by a tragic fire in 1992, but the building’s arches have been preserved and its former site is used by the city of Duluth as a park.
UMD’s campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior, all built since 1948. Most UMD buildings are connected by concourses or hallways, providing easy access for students with disabilities and convenience for all students year round. UMD is also home for the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, Weber Music Hall, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Other facilities include the Research and Field Studies Center, Glensheen Historic Estate, the Lower Campus, the Large Lakes Observatory, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the new Bagley Classroom.
Over 1,917 people work at UMD including: 477 full-time faculty and 205 full-time P&A (professional and academic staff), 119 part-time faculty and 33 part-time P&A staff, and 833 full-time/part-time civil service employees.
Admission decisions are based upon overall assessment of academic preparation and performance. Primary factors include high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and academic preparation. New transfer students will be admitted on the basis of cumulative college GPA, completion ratio, and high school record (if fewer than 26 credits attempted.)
UMD's fall 2012 enrollment was 11,491 with approximately 39.02% of the students from the Twin Cities area and an additional 41.22% from the rest of Minnesota.
For a complete list of semester tuition and fee rates, visit the UMD Registrar website. Some basic per-credit tuition rates are as follows:
|Undergraduate programs, per credit||$450.77||$553.27|
|MBA Program, Duluth||$1,120.00||$1,120.00|
|Graduate School, per credit||$1,214.16||$1,860.00|
|Med School, per semester||$11,900.00||$15,489.00|
|College of Pharmacy, per semester||$11,548.00||$17,241.00|
The university also has tuition reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. UMD awards over $135 million in financial aid annually.
The UMD Alumni Association serves as the liaison between UMD and its more than 60,000 graduates. The goal of the Association is to be a valuable and meaningful resource for UMD graduates and the University. All graduates of UMD are automatically members of the UMD Alumni Association; there are no dues or fees for membership. UMD alumni have access to UMD Alumni Association benefits and continued access to UMD educational and recreational facilities. They receive the alumni magazine, The Bridge, and the UMD View enewsletter. Alumni are invited to social events and educational activities. We encourage alumni to stay connected to their classmates by joining the Official UMD Alumni Association Facebook page, Linked-In, and Twitter. In addition to a listing of benefits and services available to UMD alumni, the UMD Alumni Association website features a calendar of alumni events, recent alumni happenings, stories, a blog, and an event photo gallery on Flickr. We Connect U!
Continuing Education offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults of all ages. Lifelong learners can advance their career, develop their skills, reach their goals, add a credential, and enrich their life. Online and classroom modules and certificates are designed for adult learners who want flexible and convenient access to continuing and professional education. For more information, visit the Continuing Education website.
Every year, UMD’s School of Fine Arts offers a cornucopia of cultural events. The departments of Art and Design, Music, and Theatre, as well as the Tweed Museum of Art, bring the region a wide spectrum of art exhibits and lectures, opera, jazz, vocal, and instrumental concerts, and dramatic, musical, and experimental theatre productions. These events are offered on campus in the UMD Ordean Court arts triangle, which houses the Weber Music Hall, the Tweed Museum of Art, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. In addition, the Glensheen Historic Estate, located on London Road, is open for tours and special events throughout the year. The Fine Arts Academy, a non-degree granting Community School of the Arts, offers high quality arts instruction to infants, children, and adults. The Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab (Viz Lab) is an interdisciplinary research lab under the auspices of the School of Fine Arts that focuses on the integration of information and emerging visual technologies and the distribution of knowledge to the public. For more information, visit the SFA website.
Thank you to all of the alumni and friends that make gifts each year to support students and programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Development Office raises funds for scholarships, lectureships, endowed chairs, program enhancement, buildings, and equipment, and a variety of other projects and programs all designed to promote excellence at UMD. Gifts come from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff, foundations, and corporations. Gifts to UMD can be made in the form of cash, stock, wills, trusts, land, or personal property. Call us (218-726-6995) for more information or visit the Development Office website. Every gift counts!
UMD offers masters level graduate programs in 23 different fields with four additional cooperative programs through the Minneapolis campus, including degrees in Master of Arts (English, and Communication Science and Disorders), Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Special Education, Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Master of Science Engineering Management, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Environmental Health and Safety, Master of Music, Master of Science (Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, and Physics), Master of Social Work, Profession Master of Engineering, Master of Environmental Education, and Master of Tribal Administration and Governance.
UMD offers one doctoral program, Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning. It also offers two all-university doctoral programs: Integrated Biosciences Ph.D., and Water Resources Science Ph.D., as well as cooperative doctoral programs through the Minneapolis campus, including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics Ph.D., Cellular and Integrative Physiology Ph.D., Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Ph.D., Pharmacology Ph.D., Geology and Earth Sciences Ph.D., and Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Ph.D. For more information, visit the UMD Graduate School website.
A variety of furnished housing is available at UMD for students who wish to live in University residence halls and apartments. The University offers housing to 1,827 students in traditional residence halls and 1,144 students in apartment-style units. Most facilities have barrier-free access for students with disabilities.
UMD offers a balanced and competitive athletic program. The Bulldogs compete in seven men’s and nine women’s varsity sports as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Nationally, UMD belongs to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes at the Division II level except for Division I men’s and women’s hockey. For more information, visit the UMD Athletics website.
The UMD Library supports student learning and success by providing outstanding print, multimedia, and electronic resources in a welcoming environment. One of the most popular gathering places on campus, the 136,000-square-foot facility provides seating for more than fourteen hundred users through a combination of tables, carrels, group study rooms, classrooms, and computer labs. Library professionals help students, faculty, and other researchers obtain the most accurate and complete information for their academic projects. The library's collections include more than 786,250 physical items as well as extensive electronic holdings, including 318 e-serial subscriptions, 84,682 e-serial items, 283,256 e-books, and 267 databases. Students and faculty also have access to all of the holdings of the University of Minnesota system libraries through the Get It paging service. In addition to reference services, staff members assist library users with media projects, writing assignments, as well as computing. Information technology services housed in the library include the Multimedia Hub, adaptive equipment, and basic and full-access computer labs and stations. For more information, visit the UMD Library website.
The Natural Resources Research Institute was established in 1983 to encourage economic growth for Minnesota's natural resources-based industries in an environmentally sound manner. The variety of projects fall into three categories: 1) technology development—finding ways to develop, improve, and use products from Minnesota's resources; 2) resource management—providing information to help Minnesota's decision-makers manage resources and the environment; and 3) client services—giving regional businesses, large and small, the competitive edge. For more information, visit the Natural Resources Research Institute website.
UMD faculty are encouraged to participate in research and scholarly activities as part of their institutional mission of research, teaching, and public service. These activities enhance their ability and capacity to deliver high quality instruction and strengthen students knowledge and skills in their area of study. For fiscal year 2010-11, proposals submitted to external sponsors totaled over $75 million. Awarded grants for the same time period exceeded $21.2 million.
Visit the UMD website.
|Academic Administration||(218) 726-7103|
|Office of Admissions (toll-free)||(800) 232-1339|
|Alumni Association||(218) 726-8829|
|Campus Security: UMD Police||(218) 726-7000|
|Continuing Education||(218) 726-8113|
|Development Office||(218) 726-7989|
|External Affairs||(218) 726-6140|
|General Information||(218) 726-8000|
|Graduate School Office||(218) 726-7523|
|Natural Resources Research Inst.||(218) 720-4294|
|Placement: Career Services||(218) 726-7985|
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