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Minnesota, where bright minds go to thrive.

Minnesota is more than a wintery wonderland, we’re a state filled with bountiful parks, vibrant communities and above all else — jobs! As a leader in education, we’re the perfect state to call home for school and beyond!

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No one school anywhere in the world is best for every student. Selecting a college or university is more about deciding what is important to YOU for your educational experience. Use the fields below to narrow your search.

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Bemidji State University

Beginning in 1919 and situated in the heart of northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University offers an education like no other. Our lakeside campus provides...

Bethany Lutheran College

Bethany Lutheran College is a private, Christian, university-level American institution. Its 20 hectare campus is located just outside downtown in the safe city of Mankato,...

Carleton College

Carleton is a top 10 liberal arts college where professors are consistently ranked the best in the nation for their commitment to undergraduate teaching....

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Concordia Academy

For over 125 years, Concordia Academy has been educating young people, training leaders, equipping athletes, spotlighting artists, and encouraging character development. As a college-preparatory...

Concordia College

Rooted in deep tradition and committed to growing innovation, Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota is a place where students can learn, experience, explore, teach,...

An Education You’re Going to Love

Minnesota is recognized for its academic excellence, safety, and hospitality. #YouAreWelcomeHere!

We’re the “Best State” (U.S. News & World Report) for a lot of reasons — which is why about 15,000 international and foreign-born students enroll here each year.

We love living in Minnesota! With four distinct seasons, we find lots of great things to do outdoors all-year long. Home of over 10,000 lakes, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Our state is filled with clean cities and charming towns – fresh air and green spaces.

Why Minnesota?

A Great State with Greater Stats

The State of Minnesota is well-known for low crime rates, inclusiveness, innovative health care, environmental quality, as well as local attractions, parks, and recreation.

  • #1 Happiest State

    (Magnify Money)

    We’re also the lowest stress state according to Wallet Hub!

  • #4 Best State to Live


    Well-known for our world-class healthcare system, inclusion, and quality of living.

  • Leader in Tech

    Home of 19 Fortune 500 Companies - the 2nd highest in the United States!

  • #2 Best State for Jobs


    Find your career in small towns or bustling metros!

  • Best State for Women

    (Economic, Social , Health & Safety)

    Females thrive in this state, earning the 2nd highest median adjusted salaries in the nation.

  • 75
    State Parks
  • 11,842
  • #1 Airport
    In America
Rural and City Living

With Room to Breathe, You’ll Feel Right at Home

From Minneapolis/St. Paul in the south, to the majestic Boundary Waters in the north, and from the start of the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes, Minnesota offers attractions and events to suit every taste. When not studying in the classroom, students here enjoy culture, museums, golf, professional sports, theater and world-class entertainment. With a wealth of parks, Minnesotans are constantly exploring the outdoors and all that the state has to offer.

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Minneapolis / St. Paul: The City of Lakes and a Vibrant Metro Area

International students can arrive from all of the world at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and travel to their final destination in the farthest corners of the state.

Minnesota offers big city living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area, with easy access to
entertainment, sports, shopping, restaurants, museums and all the amenities you’d expect from a big city.

The metropolitan area is known for its vast parks and walking and bike trails, many encircling the many lakes or bordering the Mississippi River.

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