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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Duluth
Population | 86,372
Enrollment | 8,330
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 8/26-12/13
Spring | 1/15-5/9

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Duluth, MN

UMD's student to faculty ratio is 16:1.
A comprehensive regional university offering 16 bachelor degrees in 87 majors.
Duluth was named “Best Outdoor Town by Outside Magazine in 2014.

About This Campus

The University of Minnesota Duluth perfectly blends the benefits of a great location, a personalized learning experience, and meaningful research on a medium-sized campus that is part of the University of Minnesota System. UMD has just under 10,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The campus hosts over 250 student organizations, 16 NCAA sports, and 60 acres of forested trails on the campus’ Bagley Nature Area. In Duluth, you get the benefits of city life, while enjoying endless access to the great outdoors. It’s just as easy to enjoy museums, restaurants, and live music as it is to hike, ski, or kayak. Duluth’s trail system features 10 miles of horseback trail, 30 miles of paved accessible trail, 16 miles of gravel accessible trail, 38 miles of cross-country ski trail, 85 miles of bike-optimized singletrack trail, and over 150 miles of natural surface hiking trail.

Location Information

Located in Duluth, UMD is part of Minnesota’s fifth-largest city, with a population of around 87,000 people. Front and center in Duluth is Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Duluth is the gateway to the “North Shore,” a region of Northeastern Minnesota that mirrors the shore of Lake Superior all the way north to Thunder Bay, Ontario. In Duluth, you get the benefits of city life, while enjoying endless access to the great outdoors.

Helpful Information

Students are encouraged to utilize the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP) rental center which is full of equipment to help one make the most of the outdoor opportunities. Skis, fat tire bikes, canoes, camping gear, ice fishing gear, tents and more are available at low cost to students. Since 1998, UMD’s Multicultural Center has worked to enhance academic achievement, create a sense of belonging, celebrate diversity and foster positive relations among students, faculty and staff.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Financial Markets, Consumer Insights and Analytics, All LSBE 5000 level courses, Online Psychology courses, and all teacher licensure programs.

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Notable Academic Programs

  • Chinese Area Studies - The Chinese Area Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to complete much of their upper division coursework in fields of history, art history, communication, linguistics, philosophy and anthropology and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship - A "one-of-a-kind" major, Cultural entrepreneurship is an emerging discipline that examines how cultural products (such as art, theater, and literature) and cultural activities (like sports, music, food, and film events) have an impact on the growth of local, national, and global economies.
  • Music Performance - As a professional performance preparation degree that will provide students with the training and experience needed to pursue a graduate degree program or a career in music, the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Performance prepares a student for careers on the stage and beyond.
  • Geographic Information Science - Because of the growing awareness across disciplines of the strategic value of Geographic Information Science (GIS), particularly through its ability to understand better the complexity of economic, environmental and social systems, the U.S. Department of Labor recently identified GIS as one of nine “high growth industries”.
  • Health Care Management - The HCM major prepares students for administration, financing, and economics roles in the health services sector. Students hone their management skills while gaining solid understanding of the US health care system. UMD’s HCM major meets the rigorous certification standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Unique Academic Programs

  • American Indian Studies - Majoring in American Indian Studies will give you the skills to communicate effectively and apply your knowledge to address current issues in Indian Country and beyond. You will build a broad understanding of cross-cultural and intergovernmental issues with expertise in American Indian affairs.
  • Tribal Administration and Governance - The bachelor of arts degree in Tribal Administration & Governance (TAG) is designed to prepare students to work for tribes and governmental and non-governmental entities that work closely with tribes.
  • Environment, Sustainability & Geography - The purpose of the environment, sustainability and geography degree is to prepare students to create sustainable communities for present and future generations. This program provides students with the tools to understand the physical and social systems of the earth to become informed change makers locally and globally. Sustainability challenges are all around us: from climate change, to vulnerabilities in the industrial food system, to the way we design cities.
  • Childhood Nature Studies - The focus of Childhood Nature Studies is supporting children, families, and communities through nature-rich experiences, settings, and services. Through cross-disciplinary coursework from environmental and outdoor education, psychology, health, social work, and education, you will be prepared for collaborating with professionals from across the spectrum of care, education, health, mental health, social service, and environmental sectors.
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education - The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Environmental and Outdoor Education (EOE) familiarizes students with formal and informal outdoor education settings. It provides extensive training in outdoor education methodology and program delivery, with an emphasis on nature-based outdoor recreation.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/20/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $7160.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 13
  • Home Payment: 13

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $150 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/20/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
30% undergraduates live on campus See more info at https://housing.d.umn.edu/costs-rates All students living on campus automatically have “dining dollars” (or DD) added to their Ucard.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
See more info at https://housing.d.umn.edu/costs-rates


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/20/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1795 Semester Host & Home Waiver Available


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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