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Undergrad Profile

Driven to discover.

UMD at a glance
UMD is a comprehensive regional university and consistently ranks among the top Midwestern regional universities in U.S. News & World Report

Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.

Why students attend UMD
It might be the opportunity to take part in some of the 260+ clubs and organizations or the chance to play varsity athletics for a team with national championships 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.

Academics tailored for you
Classes are only part of a solid education. UMD is undergraduate focused to give you the best opportunities for practical learning experiences before you graduate. This includes over $400,000 annually in research grants for undergraduate students.

Right fit, right location
UMD’s main campus is located on 244 acres, and the majority of campus (over 50 buildings) is interconnected by a vast series of hallway systems, skyways, and concourses. It is based in the safe community environment of Duluth, Minnesota, Outdoor Magazine’s 2014 winner of “Best Outdoor Town in America.” It has easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Chicago. Not to mention it’s located next to beautiful Lake Superior and the boundless adventure of the North Shore.

Take a trip to the North Shore
Come visit UMD and see campus for yourself! Visit us at d.umn.edu/visit for all of our visit program options and special events.

Admission to UMD
Admission decisions at UMD are based upon the overall assessment of each student’s academic preparation and performance. UMD uses a comprehensive review of each applicant based on primary and secondary factors. Review these factors online at z.umn.edu/factors. You can apply today at d.umn.edu/apply.




Fast Facts
• 10,878 total students
• 52% male, 48% female
• 41 states and 56 countries represented
• 93% of freshmen living on campus
• 9 residence halls and campus apartments
• 150+ majors and minors
• 260+ student organizations
• 3.22–3.75 GPA*
• 22–26 ACT*

* These numbers show the middle 50% of freshmen who enrolled in fall 2015, meaning that 25% of students were below this range and 25% were above. Some programs may have admitted at a more competitive level.

Explore Everything Major and Minor 

With over 150 majors and minors to choose from, UMD has many ways for you to approach your passions. View our majors below, or find all of our majors and minors listed at d.umn.edu/majors-minors.

• Accounting 
• American Indian Studies 
• Anthropology 
• Art (Broad-Based Art Studies) 
• Art Education (K-12 Licensure) 
• Art History 
• Biochemistry  
• Biology
• Chemical Engineering 
• Chemistry 
• Chinese Area Studies  
• Civil Engineering 
• Communication
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Computer Science 
• Criminology  
• Cultural Entrepreneurship 
• Unified Early Childhood Studies  
• Economics 
• Electrical Engineering 
• Integrated Elementary & Special Education 
• English (Tracks in Literary Studies and Literature, Language, and Culture)
• Entrepreneurship 
• Environmental & Outdoor Education 
• Environment & Sustainability 
• Environmental Science 
• Exercise Science (Tracks in Exercise & Sport Science, Health & Fitness, and Special Area of Interest)
• Finance 
• Financial Markets
• Financial Planning 
• French Studies
• Geographic Information Science 
• Geography 
• Geological Sciences 
• German Studies 
• Graphic Design
• Graphic Design & Marketing
• Health Care Management
• Hispanic Studies (Spanish) 
• History 
• Human Resource Management
• Industrial Engineering 
• International Studies
• Jazz Studies 
• Journalism 
• Latin American Studies 
• Linguistics 
• Management Information Systems 
• Marketing
• Marketing & Graphic Design 
• Marketing Analytics 
• Mathematics 
• Mechanical Engineering 
• Music (Broad-Based Music Studies) 
• Music Education: Instrumental (K-12 Licensure)
• Music Education: Vocal (K-12 Licensure)
• Organizational Management
• Performance: Band/Orchestral 
• Performance: Keyboard 
• Performance: Vocal 
• Philosophy (Track in Applied Ethics) 
• Physical Education (Tracks in Physical Education and Physical Education Outdoor Education)
• Physics 
• Political Science 
• Psychology 
• Public Health Education & Promotion (Tracks in Community Health and School Health)
• Social Work 
• Sociology 
• Statistics & Actuarial Science 
• Studio Art (Tracks in Digital Art & Photography; Drawing, Painting & Printmaking; General Studio; Sculpture & Ceramics)
• Teaching Communication Arts & Literature 
• Teaching Earth & Space Science (Tracks in Earth & Space Science and Environmental Education)
• Teaching French 
• Teaching German 
• Teaching Life Science (Tracks in Teaching Life Science and Environmental Education)
• Teaching Mathematics 
• Teaching Physical Science (Tracks in Chemistry and Physics)
• Teaching Social Studies (Tracks in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies)
• Teaching Spanish 
• Theatre (Broad-Based Theatre Studies) 
• Theatre (Tracks in Acting, Composite, Costume Design, Design & Production, Lighting Design, Musical Theatre, Scene Design, Stage Management, Technical Theatre)
• Theory & Composition (Music)
• Tribal Administration & Governance 
• Urban & Regional Studies
• Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 
• Writing Studies

Pre-professional Programs
Students following a pre-professional program of study must also choose a major if they plan to seek a degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
• Dentistry
• Law
• Medicine
• Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Veterinary