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About UMD

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

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

  • 11,040 students

  • 1,397 stated they belonged to underrepresented groups

  • In fiscal year 2018, $2,852,178 was awarded to students through privately funded scholarships.
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Cool School

On Sierra’s Cool School list, UMD was the third greenest school in Minnesota- ranking 140 out of 250 overall.

Students at the 2018 commencement

The Graduating Class of 2017-18

2,096 students earned bachelor’s degrees in 2018.


A group of students standing next to an "adopt a highway" sign

Community Service

UMD student-athletes and staff eclipsed the 3,600-hour mark for volunteerism during the 2017-18 athletic season.