University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN

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Driven to Discover

Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, the University of Minnesota Duluth attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a midsize campus.

Academics tailored to you
Every year, UMD serves hundreds of students pursuing health care­–oriented careers, offering several undergraduate majors and pre-professional preparation programs to help students make a significant impact in their communities and around the world. In addition, the UMD campus is one of only two campuses in the state of Minnesota with both a medical school and pharmacy college. 

Health care students can also take advantage of a number of state-of-the-art technologies and spaces—including the Heikkila Chemistry & Advanced Materials Science Building, which contains many cutting-edge laboratory spaces and sustainability features, and the modern Swenson Science Building and Swenson Civil Engineering Building, which provide opportunities for every research interest.

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



Ranked 7th, “Best Public Regional Universities” in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report

Health-related Majors

• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Exercise Science
• Health Care Management
• Public Health

Pre-professional Programs

• Dentistry
• Medicine
• Nursing
• Occupational Therapy
• Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Veterinary Medicine

UMD Facts

• 11,040 total students
• 18:1 student-faculty ratio
• 96% of UMD graduates are employed or continuing their education within one year of graduation (89% report response rate).

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