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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.
Students at UMD commencement 2019

Placement Rates

96% of the class of 2018 report that they are employed or continuing their education

UMD football players running onto the field with Champ mascot

Athletic Community Service

4,265: Number of volunteer hours UMD student athletes and staff contributed to the community in 2018/2019.

Two students working on a chemistry lab.

Swenson College of Science and Engineering

UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering is the third largest undergrad college in the U of M system, newly expanded by the Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building