University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, 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. The University's mission, carried out on multiple campuses and throughout the state, is threefold:

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

History

The University of Minnesota was founded as a preparatory school in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state. Financial problems forced the school to close during the Civil War, but with the help of Minneapolis entrepreneur John Sargent Pillsbury, it reopened in1867.

Research

Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

Career

GoldPASS is the University of Minnesota's internet-based resource to help connect students and alumni with organizations that provide employment, volunteer, and internships throughout the world.

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

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
156 7
2018
163 -26
2017
137
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
-
2018
56 -3
2017
53
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
-
2017
-
2016
33
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

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 TXT-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.

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

Our expert librarians can connect you with the resources you need . . . from the millions of volumes held in our general collections to the treasures of our archives and special collections, from tools to enhance your productivity to programs and services to help you expand the reach of your research.

ICT services

IT@UMN is a community of IT professionals across the University working together to support and advance the academic mission of the University of Minnesota.

Our dedicated IT professionals are here to connect you with innovative services that meet your teaching, learning, and research and administrative needs. Join us, and support innovation and engagement through technology.

Medical services

In the heart of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, Boynton Health Service provides primary and urgent care; mental health services; dental and eye clinics; a pharmacy; women's health care; physical and massage therapy; and health promotions such as flu shots and nutrition services.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

  • The Intramural program is a great way for members of the University community to engage in friendly competition. Members can compete in individual, partner or team events in a wide range of sports.
  • The Fitness program prides itself in providing resources for members to maintain healthy, active lifestyles. Both the Minneapolis University Recreation and Wellness Center and St. Paul Gymnasium contain state-of-the-art fitness equipment and have several services available to meet member's needs.

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 five University of Minnesota campuses are accredited separately at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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