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Welcome Week 2019

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

  • 10,858 students in the 2019/2020 academic year

  • In 2018, 1,397 students stated they belonged to underrepresented groups
  • In fiscal year 2018, $2,852,178 was awarded to students through privately funded scholarships.
A student and a faculty member working together in a lab at UMN Duluth, standing near a microscope.

Best Stem Schools

UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering was among's 50 best STEM schools.

Students at UMN Duluth commencement 2019

The Graduating Class of 2018-19

2,159 students earned bachelor’s degrees in 2019. 

UMN Duluth football players on the field

Community Service

During the 2018-2019 school year, UMD football players volunteered over 830 hours in Duluth and the surrounding community.