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Over 150 Majors and Minors

Tucked into 87 square miles of adventure, entertainment & opportunity. All on the shores of the most expansive freshwater lake on Planet Earth.

Students enjoying time together at UMD's annual Welcome Week celebration.

Why UMD?

Ah, yes. THE most frequently asked question. As for the answer ... well, just as our student body is diverse and distinct, so are the reasons to choose UMD. For some students, it might be the opportunity to take part in some of the 270+ clubs and organizations or the chance to play varsity athletics for a team with National Championship under their belt.

For others, it might be the chance to take a study break in the 11,000 acres of public space, on the 160+ miles of hiking trails or along the shores of the mightiest of the great lakes. Still others might want to take advantage of Duluth’s thriving arts scene, where one can find a seemingly endless list of live music, theater, film, comedy, dance and art events every week all year long.

But to keep it simple, we’ll answer this question with one of our own: Why not UMD?

What’s your biggest strength?

Think of us as the middle bear of the University of Minnesota system. In that we’re just right. Not too big, not too small. Over 150 majors and minors taught by world-class faculty in a campus community where one-on-one instruction and guidance is the rule, not the exception.

At the University of Minnesota Duluth, you are more than a student I.D. You are more than a blur at the back of a lecture hall. To us, you are unique and original. Singular and distinct. You are you. And we want nothing more than to help you become the very best you possible.

Actually, now that we think about it, our biggest strength is helping you find yours.

How big is UMD?

High aerial photo of the UMD campus.

UMD's main campus is located on 244 acres and the majority of the campus (over 50 buildings) are inter-connected by a vast series of hallway systems, skyways, and concourses. Trust us, that comes in handy. 

As for the student body, Duluth's campus enrolls 11,108 students, 9,997 of whom are undergraduates working toward baccalaureate degrees. 726 students are enrolled in graduate or professional programs, including 156 students enrolled in our School of Medicine and 229 in the College of Pharmacy. UMD offers 86 different majors leading to 14 baccalaureate degrees, and six pre-professional programs.

How diverse is UMD?

1,117 students of color are currently enrolled at UMD, which is 9.9% of our total student population.

Do you offer services for students who have disabilities?

Absolutely! The UMD Office of Disability Resources promotes both academic and physical access to students with disabilities, providing services on an individual and flexible basis.