Established in 1947, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a mid-sized regional university that offers students a supportive atmosphere and access to the resources of the larger University of Minnesota system. Our stellar teaching and research have earned the University of Minnesota Duluth high rankings in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Duluth is Minnesota’s fourth-largest city is the best of both worlds. Living on the western shore of Lake Superior, Duluthians get all the benefits of city life, while enjoying endless access to the great outdoors.

About UMD

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UMD at a Glance

  • Over 11,000 students
  • High Learning Commission Accreditation
  • AACSB Accredited (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • The following engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ranked #38 among Midwest Regional Universities in the U.S.
  • #53 Best Value Schools in the U.S.
  • #44 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the U.S.

(2018 U.S. News & World Report)

Undergraduate Degree-Seeking International Students

Undergraduate Degree-Seeking International Students 

The University of Minnesota Duluth is located in the upper midwest area of the United States, right at the tip of Lake Superior—the largest freshwater lake in the world. Our institution welcomes international students and we look forward to having you join our campus community. In addition to an exceptional academic experience, we know you’ll have countless opportunities to explore a new culture, make new friends, and build important connections with faculty and people in our community.

Join over 200 international students on campus to earn your undergraduate degree. There are more than 150 majors and minors to choose from. Application details, admission, and application requirements can be found here.

Graduate International Degree-Seeking Students 

UMD has a wide variety of graduate and professional programs in areas of liberal arts, science, engineering, fine arts, education, and business, as well as schools of medicine and pharmacy. Graduate and professional student enrollment is over 1100 students and UMD campus total enrollment is under 12,000. We invite you to explore opportunities at The Graduate School at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Pursue a graduate degree at UMD 

The Campus

The Campus 

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is spread over 244 acres (~1 km²) and overlooks Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. There are more than 50 buildings that are connected by concourses and hallways. Enrollment at UMD is approximately 9,500 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students, including over 300 international students from over 40 countries.

Things to do in Duluth

Beyond academics, there are a number of seasonal and year-round activities. Locals enjoy athletics, sports, and recreational activities including sailing, skiing, rock climbing, hockey, soccer, and even surfing! The campus also has its own performing arts theater, art museum, music hall, and planetarium. Duluth’s city center is located roughly 3 miles (4.8 km) away from campus and it’s easy to get there by bus. We’re sure you’ll enjoy learning, living, and becoming part of this wonderful community.