About UMD


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About UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a comprehensive, regional university established in 1947. The university offers over 80 undergraduate programs within its five colleges:

UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern regional universities by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

Our campus is spread over 244 acres (~1 km²) and overlooks Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. There are more than 50 buildings that are connected by concourses and hallways. Enrollment at UMD is approximately 9,500 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students, including over 300 international students from over 40 countries.

Beyond academics, there are a number of seasonal and year-round activities. Locals enjoy athletic, sport and recreational activities including sailing, skiing, rock climbing, hockey, soccer and even surfing! The campus also has its own performing arts theater, art museum, music hall and planetarium.

Duluth’s city center is located roughly 3 miles (4.8 km) away from campus. Travel around Duluth is easy and convenient with the Duluth Transit Authority services. The DTA maintains a bus hub on campus and DTA bus services are free for students.

Exchange Student Opportunities

Exchange students are nominated by their home university to attend UMD. Only degree-seeking, undergraduate students that attend a university with exchange program agreements are eligible to study through the exchange program at UMD:

Non-Exchange Student Opportunities

If your home university does not have an agreement with UMD you may find more information about studying at UMD via International Student Services.