The University of Minnesota, Duluth’s 244-acre campus overlooks Lake Superior. Prior to 1947, the school was known as the Normal School at Duluth and the Duluth State Teachers College. UMD provides students with 13 bachelor’s degrees encompassing 74 different majors. There is also a graduate school, a two-year program at the School of Medicine, and a College of Pharmacy. The university consistently ranks among the top Midwestern regional universities according to the U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
The UMD campus houses many community buildings which provide programs to both students and local residents. These include the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, Weber Music Hall, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. International programs are presented as well as those sponsored by local groups and businesses.
One unique feature that students appreciate at UMD is the connectedness of their buildings. Most UMD structures and buildings are connected by hallways or concourses. This makes traveling between them easy for students with disabilities as well as those attending classes during the long, Minnesota winters.