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Get to Know the University of Minnesota!

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive universities in the U.S., with more than 150 undergraduate majors. Many of our programs are ranked among the best in the world, and faculty and former students have been awarded 26 Nobel Prizes.

We are located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, known as the “Twin Cities.” This exciting metropolitan setting provides countless academic, entertainment, internship, and career opportunities.

Students at the University of Minnesota come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, offering a diverse student body and many cross-cultural opportunities. You'll find friends and fun by joining one of our more than 750 student organizations.

The University of Minnesota is a great value, offering the competitive tuition rates of a public university, plus scholarships for international students.

We are a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.