The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) offers 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. UMD’s variety of degree programs offers students an array of academic options.



In 1895, the Minnesota Legislature created the Normal School at Duluth, which was located at 2205 E. Fifth St. In 1921, the institution became the Duluth State Teachers College, and in 1947 it became a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota.


Undergraduate students can choose from 14 bachelor degrees in 86 majors and 72 minors as well as five certificates.


  • Advocacy & Political Leadership
  • Applied Research & Technology Development
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Community and Regional Research
  • Crime & JusticeEconomic Development
  • Economic Education

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)


Housing services

A variety of furnished housing is available at UMD for students who wish to live in University residence halls and apartments. The University offers housing to 1,824 students in traditional residence halls and 1,134 students in apartment-style units.

Library services

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library provides a full suite of library services, including research help, library instruction, online guides, course reserves, interlibrary loans, and both digital and physical materials that support student learning. The library offers a learning commons with collaborative academic support services such as the campus tutoring program, a writers' workshop, reference assistance, and a multimedia lab on its second floor.

Student Life

Campus life

UMD's campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior, all built since 1948. Most UMD buildings are connected by concourses or hallways, providing easy access for students with disabilities and convenience for all students year round. UMD is also home for the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, Weber Music Hall, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Other facilities include the Research and Field Studies Center, Glensheen Historic Estate, the Lower Campus, the Large Lakes Observatory, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Bagley Classroom.

Sports facilities

  • Aquatics
  • Climbing
  • Fitness/Wellness
  • Intramural Sports


Higher Learning Commission

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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