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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mall panorama, from left: Ford Hall, Coffman Memorial Union, Kolthoff Hall, Smith Hall (in center of image), Walter Library, Johnston Hall, Northrop, and Morrill Hall credit: Runner1928
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Overview
Public
29,566 Undergraduates
44% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
55455-0213
(612) 625-5000
twin-cities.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a public research university in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota – one of the top 70 schools in the U.S. It was established in 1851 as Minnesota’s land-grant institution. Today, the campus size is 2,730 acres. The school’s motto is “Commune vinculum omnibus artibus” or “A common bond for all the arts.” Faculty, alumni and researchers associated with the university have won 29 Nobel Prizes and three Pulitzer Prizes. Notable alumni include musician Bob Dylan, professional wrestler Brock Lesnar, wrestler Ric Flair, basketball player Lindsay Whalen, ice hockey defenseman Nate Schmidt, actress Jessica lange, Former Vice President of the U.S. Hubert Humphrey and actor T. R. Knight. The school’s colors are maroon and gold, and its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I Big Ten and WCHA. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics and hockey, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf and gymnastics. Scientists from the University of Minnesota developed honeycrisp apples at their Horticultural Research Center in 1974, and the school is home to the largest Sherlock Holmes collection in the world. It has more than 60,000 journals, books and various paper materials on the character.

Location

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2017, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 45th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 422,331. The Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul, and suburbs which altogether contain about 3.6 million people, and is the third-largest economic center in the Midwest.Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

2365

New Transfer Students

Admissions
44%

Acceptance Rate

27%

Enrollment Yield

1180-1450

SAT Range

49,129

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,242

Typical Cost

$26,603

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,417

In-State (published)

82%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$17,250

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

147

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

725

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

35

Faculty Awards

41

National Academy Members

679

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekend
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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