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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.
Students outside Malosky Stadium

Academic All-Stars

3.25: Average GPA for student athletes at UMD in 2017/2018

Students in commencement regalia

Bulldogs at Work:

96% of UMD students who graduated in 2017 are employed or continuing their education.

The Heikkilla Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

Education, Innovation and Discovery

The Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building is nearing completion and will open in for classes in summer 2019.