- A top-tier research campus & member of the Association of American Universities
- A good public transportation system connects campus with much of the Twin Cities
- Experience all 4 seasons in Minnesota. The winters aren't really that bad!
About This CampusThe University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the largest campuses in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 students on campus. Roughly 4700 classes are offered annually in over 160 undergraduate academic programs. The U of M is generally ranked amongst the top 10 public research institutions in the U.S., and contributing to the U of M's academic prestige are 20 Nobel Laureates and 86 Guggenheim Fellows. As a land-grant institution, the U of M has a strong tradition of education and civic engagement. It is a member of the Big Ten conference of the NCAA.
The park-like main campus of the U of M is nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul and dissected by the Mississippi River. The Twin Cities, with a population over 3 million, are recognized as centers for the arts with nationally acclaimed theaters, museums, & a vibrant music scene. Winters are snowy & cold, but the majority of the year is mild and beautiful.
Location InformationWe are an urban campus so you'll have easy access to shopping and entertainment, but our location also allows you to connect to nature by hiking in the Mississippi River Gorge and walking, running, and biking on the trails adjacent to campus. Our public transportation system is quite good connecting students with all parts of the metro including both downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the airport, the Mall of America, and many places in between.
Helpful InformationCourse flexibility is key at this campus, especially if you are hoping to take courses in the College of Science and Engineering, Carlson School of Management, or the College of Design. Please read the Academics tab below for more information.