University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota (University), founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

Top reasons to study here

  • We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world.
  • We are Minnesota's research university. We change lives—through research, education, and outreach.
  • At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors.

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About

Education

We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. As a U of M student you'll engage with your professors and fellow students from the very beginning. And you'll develop your strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences.

Research

We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
79
2019
-
2018
56
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
156
2019
156 7
2018
163
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Finance (OSF) manages the entire lifecycle of student finances for all University of Minnesota students. OSF calculates financial aid eligibility and manages the awarding, origination, and disbursement of financial aid as well as billing, accounts receivable, student loan entrance and exit interviews, and loan and account collections.

Housing services

Ninety percent of first-year University of Minnesota students live on campus. You'll meet new people and develop long-lasting friendships while being near classes, the student union, libraries, and recreation centers. Housing options range from residence halls to groups of students with similar academic or cultural interests living together in tight-knit Living Learning Communities.

Library services

Discover the award-winning University of Minnesota Libraries, one of the University’s and the state’s greatest intellectual assets. Alumni Association members receive access to two University Libraries databases and a discount on Friends of the Libraries membership with borrowing privileges.

Medical services

Through University of Minnesota Health, you have access to breakthrough health care at hospitals and clinics throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Student Life

Campus life

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is incredibly important to all of us at the University of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities campus is among the safest in the country. Students can receive real-time safety alerts via text message by signing up for Safe-U, and alarm buttons and emergency phones are located throughout campus. Parking facilities, skyways, and tunnels are monitored 24 hours a day with the aid of security cameras, and campus escorts are available to bike and walk with you to and from campus locations and nearby neighborhoods.

Sports facilities

From certifiable classic to state-of-the-art, the U of M is bursting with iconic sports facilities. We have the venerable Williams Arena (aka “The Barn”)—with its unique raised floor—which has seen a century’s worth of hardcourt history. There’s the world-class University Aquatic Center, which has hosted numerous championship events. And our puck fans light up when they walk into Mariucci and Ridder Arenas, the envy of hockey fans everywhere.

Student clubs

Our students come together to socialize and learn from each other in more than 800 student groups, from the Alpine Ski Team and the Black Student Union, to the Bass Fishing Team and the Capoeira Club. We also have an active Fraternity and Sorority community.

Accreditation

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Student Reviews

UMC is great!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The school is very small so you get to know all your professors and classmates on a personal level. Youre never just a number there. The Animal Science program is excellent because of the hands on learning and wonderful professors! Overall the education the school is really focused on agriculture and natural resources, if your major doesnt match that I would suggest...

Absolutely Fantastic!!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am really happy to be attending the University of Minnesota. It is such a great school, provides stellar education to its students, and the quality of the school is hard to beat! Plus, Minneapolis is so huge and diverse, there's so much to get involved in as a student and a tourist.

More lab time
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall I really liked my experience at the U of M. The teachers were really nice and the students were really nice as well. One that thing that I would change is more access to the laboratory; it was difficult not to use the laboratory when I wanted to do science experiments. But this is something that will happen in any big school.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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