Driven to Discover
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 270+ 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 an average of $220,000 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 d.umn.edu/factors. You can apply today at d.umn.edu/apply.