Among the largest public research universities in the country Among the largest public research universities in the country

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a public institution that was founded in 1851. Among the largest public research universities in the country, the university offers a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centres, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, non-profit, and public service organisations.

The school stretches across the Twin Cities with a campus in each, though the Minneapolis site is considered the main campus of the University of Minnesota. There are more than 600 student organisations on campus, including nearly 40 fraternities and sororities. 

Quick Facts:

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
City Population: 382,578
University Population: 51,853
Climate: Minneapolis has a continental climate typical of the Upper Midwest. Winters are cold and snowy, while summers are hot and humid
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
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Why choose U of M?

  1. Notable University of Minnesota alumni include eight Nobel Prize laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and two Vice Presidents of the United States
  2. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of the 62 leading research universities in North America.
  3. The large campus is located on both sides of the Mississippi River, with a bridge connecting the two banks

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