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Locations

Crookston Duluth Morris Rochester Twin Cities

Twin Cities

The flagship University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation.

Morris

The University of Minnesota Morris is a nationally ranked undergraduate-focused liberal arts campus with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability and diversity.

Duluth

The University of Minnesota Duluth is a highly-ranked regional research and liberal arts university with a global reputation for freshwater research.

Crookston

Known for its focus on experiential learning for its campus-based students, the University of Minnesota Crookston is also one of the nation’s pioneers in online and distance education.

Rochester

The University of Minnesota Rochester prepares health science professionals and maintains unique collaborations with world-renowned medical organizations in the community.

Students

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30,975 Undergraduate (Fall 2016)

16,389 Graduate and Professional

Student Life

Freshman Academic Profile—Twin Cities

65.2%
85%

Estimated Undergraduate Cost (2016–17)

Every credit after 13 is free of charge. Learn more about finances.

$26,670 In-State and Resident
$37,834 Non-Resident

Faculty, Staff, Leadership

3,797 Faculty
13,764 Staff

Our Award-Winning Faculty

Our Dedicated and Driven Staff

  • Our staff are known for being exceptionally dedicated—committed to the University of Minnesota's mission and to each other.
  • While nationwide the average time spent with an employer is four years, employees stay at the U of M for an average of eight years. They stay because they know their work matters.

Points of Pride

Our students are more ambitious with each passing year. Since 1997, four-year graduation rates have more than doubled.

The University of Minnesota is No. 8 in research among all U.S. public universities, with more than $900 million in spending.

The University is largely responsible for launching Minnesota’s medical device industry and helped invent the pacemaker.

We’re ranked by Forbes as one of the 10 best educational employers in the nation.

Minneapolis may be only the 14th largest city in the United States, but it ranks first in health, according to a recent report from Livability.com.

The U prepares more than 80 percent of the state’s new physicians (at the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses), and all of state’s pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians.

We are one of only five universities in the nation with an engineering school, a medical school, a law school, a veterinary medical school, and an agricultural school all on one campus.

Every dollar invested in the U of M by the state generates $13.20 in the statewide economy. The U’s overall economic impact in Minnesota totals nearly $9 billion annually.

University of Minnesota Facts and Figures (PDF)

Our Mission

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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.

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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.

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Outreach

We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues.

Accreditation

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about the University of Minnesota's accreditation.