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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university. Undergraduate students can choose from 14 bachelor's degrees in 85 majors. In addition to the two-year program at the School of Medicine and a College of Pharmacy program, UMD offers graduate programs in 25 different fields, plus multiple cooperative programs offered through the Twin Cities.
UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's “America's Best Colleges” issue. 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.
UMD's campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior. Concourses or hallways connect most buildings at the UMD main campus, providing easy access for students with disabilities and convenience for all students year round.
UMD has 11,093 students, with approximately 295 international students from 44 countries.
Along with the great academic opportunities, UMD promises to expose you to a wide range of cultures and activities. From snow boarding to rock climbing and baseball to soccer, you will find yourself engaged and having fun. There are many things to do on campus and around Duluth's lush green landscape.
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.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. Most facilities have barrier-free access for students with disabilities.
Duluth, with a population of 87,000 is a four season city, as breathtaking in winter white as it is in summer green. Duluth is mostly known for its rocky shoreline and steep inclines on Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes.
The city has over 105,000 acres of green space, 23 streams, over 20 miles of hiking and cross country ski trails, downhill skiing and is the gateway to Lake Superior's north shore.Duluth is home to the country’s largest body of fresh water is a city ranked as the “Greatest Outdoor City in America” and the second-best “Adventure Hub” on the planet (Outside Magazine).
There are over 270 student organizations including professional, political and social action, religious, Greek, recreational, and special interest groups at UMD. And the UMD Outdoor Program offers extensive outdoor programming as well as educational programming. We could write a novel on the ways to get involved on campus, but it might be simple to just have you click way your way around the Kirby web page.
Housing is assigned on a priority basis. Students who return housing contracts by May 1st will have a housing space reserved and assigned to them in university-sponsored housing based on the date of application for admission to UMD. First-year students are not required to live on campus, but over 90% of them do!Students who live on campus find it a lot easier to discover and explore campus – and have an easier time finding and getting to their classes. Plus, the first year is the perfect time to get involved in campus organizations, meet new people and establish friendships that will outlast your years at UMD.
First-year students are permitted to bring a car to campus.Parking permits are available for purchase and parking is available near the residence halls. However, Duluth has an extensive transit system, so you may not find you need a car. All UMD students ride the bus for FREE with their Univeristy I.D. (U-card). Your U-Card is good on any bus, anytime, plus several routes start or stop on campus.
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