Best U.S. public research institution
Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities
in research spending among U.S. public research universities
National Science Foundation
Top university in the U.S.
Q.S. World University Rankings

The University of Minnesota is one of the only Big Ten universities located in a major metropolitan area. You’ll experience a traditional U.S. university full of school spirit, combined with all that a big city has to offer.

Just minutes from campus, you can explore careers at one of 16 Fortune 500 companies, cheer on our six professional sports teams, shop at one of the world’s largest malls, get inspired at an art museum, or kick back and relax at one of our local coffee shops.

The Twin Cities campus is also a world in itself—with miles of bike paths, numerous lakes, and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area right in the heart of campus. 

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