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About UMD

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

Students at the 2017 Bulldog Welcome Week Convocation

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 helping a child learn archery


3,600: Number of volunteer hours UMD student athletes and staff contributed to the community during the 2017-2018 school year.

A row of men dancing on a football field, wearing shirts reading "I heart UMD DT"

Campus Involvement

244: number of student organizations at UMD

The HCAMS building under construction, August 2018

Education, Innovation and Discovery

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