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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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“Driven to Discover”

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a top-10 public research institution, offering a comprehensive range of 150 undergraduate programs and over 200 graduate programs. In addition, the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) offers a full time English program and support to enrolled students. Our campus in Minneapolis/St. Paul is both beautiful and metropolitan, providing opportunities to experience the arts, sports, the outdoors, and internships. 

Discovery and research are at the heart of what we do. Our faculty includes many inventors, Nobel Prize winners, and business leaders. Last year, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities received over $1 billion in research funding and students are involved in research at all levels.  The retractable seat belt, the pacemaker, in-flight tracking systems and the Honeycrisp apple were all invented here!

Graduates join more than 485,000 alumni and 80 alumni networks worldwide, forming valuable  connections for socializing and career opportunities.

Key Programs Offered

  • Management
  • Biological Sciences
  • Design
  • Education & Human Development
  • Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science & Engineering
  • Nursing

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Campus Life

Our thriving metropolitan location in the Twin Cities is the perfect place to jump-start your career, whether you’re interested in business, government, the arts, technology, and science, or media. You will be able to explore careers, build your resume, conduct research, and gain hands-on experience by participating in an internship or a co-op.

You’ll meet new people and make lifelong friends by living in one of our conveniently located residence halls, joining a few of our nearly 1,000 student groups, participating in campus traditions like Homecoming, and studying with classmates in your college. 

You’ll find unlimited opportunities for entertainment and culture right outside your door. Just minutes from campus, you can attend a professional sporting event, shop at one of the world’s largest shopping malls, dine at a trendy uptown restaurant, get inspired at the Weisman Art Museum (on-campus), or relax at one of our local coffee shops. Our Minneapolis campus is located very close to the MSP international airport, making travel easy and convenient.

At a Glance

About the U of M

  • 17:1

    Student to Faculty Ratio

    17:1 student to faculty ratio and 80% of classes have fewer than 50 students.

  • Value

    USA Today Best Value

    Best Value according to USA Today, the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

  • #9

    Ranked of US Public Research Institutions

    Ranked #9 of US public research institutions, according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides University of Minnesota undergraduates from every college, major, and discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research or creative projects.

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