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Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the top public research universities in the United States. We offer more than 150 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate and professional programs, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities—all in a major metropolitan location. We offer outstanding support services to our 5,100 international students whom we welcome from more than 130 countries. Our total campus enrollment is 52,017 students, including 30,907 undergraduate and 15,768 graduate/professional degree students.    

What makes our University great?

  • We are a multicultural and international community, with an enrollment of 5,100 international students and one of the largest study abroad programs in the country.
  • The University of Minnesota is known worldwide as an outstanding institution with top rankings.
  • Inventions and discoveries are made here, such as the cardiac pacemaker, the first successful open-heart surgery, the black box airplane flight recorder, and Ziagen, a major drug to treat HIV/AIDS. Learn more about recent research
  • We are one of the few Big Ten Universities located in a major city, which provides outstanding access to transportation, internships, restaurants, theater, and more.
  • As a comprehensive research university, we offer access to amazing facilities and student opportunities including six specialized career centers and unique freshmen seminars.
  • The University of Minnesota is a great value with an affordable cost of living and scholarships for international students.