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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


The University of Minnesota (UM) is Minnesota’s primary research university, one of the most comprehensive public universities in America and a state land-grant university. It is founded in 1851.

Campuses and Colleges

With campuses at Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston and a collaborative center in Rochester, the UM offers the widest array educational opportunities, in more than 370 fields of study. With 4,349 acres in all, the UM has more than 800 buildings in them.

UM Campuses:

Crookston campus –
Duluth campus –
Morris campus –
Rochester –



University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is ranked as one of the top five public liberal arts colleges in America in 2006.

The University of Minnesota, Rochester (UMR) offers UGto PhD programs to the special needs of SE Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) with an accent on technology, is internationally famed as the original laptop University.

The University also has many experiment and extension services throughout the state.

UM’s Institute of Technology alone, raised graduates who have created $46 billion worth of 2,600 active companies and employing about 175,000 people.

The Twin Cities campus of UM notched the following ranks among the top public and private research university campuses. 4th in Annual Private Giving 6th in Endowment 8th in Federal Research 7th in Ph.D. Degrees Awarded 10th in Postdoctoral Students 10th in National Academy Members 7th in Total Research

Odds and Ends

The University's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) made it leaders in Renewable Energy Research.

The University has received 221 patents in the past five years and helped establish more than 24 start-ups. UM is one of the biggest recipient of federal research grants and conducts 98 percent of all sponsored academic research in Minnesota.

UM’s students have of more than 220 study, work, and internship programs in 60 countries worldwide.

Students' satisfaction at 94 % is high or very high in regular student surveys.

UM also has an international student body of 3,875 from 130 countries.

Alumni Like many others, the MU also have a vast and rich alumni, details of which can be seen at campus digest link.

Student Body

The Annual student body strength of UM stands at around 64,000. the break up of various minority groups is as follows in Fall, 2005.

  • African American: 2,127
  • American Indian: 696
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 4,394
  • Chicano/Latino: 1,162
  • International: 3,875

The UM awards some 12,000 degrees annually and typically 10% of them are in engineering and nearly 40 % of the Twin Cities campus degrees were graduate and first professional degrees.


The rich faculty of UM has more than 3800 memebers of both tenured and tenure-tracked by 2005.


  • The UM was founded in 1851, as a preparatory school.
  • It reopened in1867, after Civil War induced closure, as Minnesota's land-grant university.
  • In 1873, two students received the first bachelor of arts degrees.
  • In 1888, the first doctor of philosophy degree was awarded.
  • The Duluth, Morris and Crookston Campuses joined the University in 1947, 1960 and 1966 respectively.


Extensive and economical housing is available for students in UM at Middlebrook, Pioneer / Comstock, Centennial, Pioneer, Bailey etc. Besides apartment type accommodation is also available at University Village, Roy Wilkins Hall and Yudof Halls.


University of Minnesota libraries is a system of libraries in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses. With 6.2 million print volumes, nearly 37,000 serial subscriptions, 6.3 million microforms, 2.65 million government documents, and 423,000 maps, it is the 16th largest research library in North America. Search for materials such as books, journals and conference proceedings on the official website.


UM has 11 women's and 11 men's teams in the Big Ten events. The infrastructure include, Williams Arena, Sports Pavilion, Mariucci Hockey Arena, Ridder Arena, Aquatic Center among many others.

Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, women's soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyballetc., are major fields for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Minnesota.

Health Providers and Resources

Comprehensive health care is provided by UM together with University Physicians, Health Care Center, Medical Center, Fairview, etc., to create and maintain a healthy community in university.

Outreach and Public Service of UM Extends, applies and exchanges knowledge with society using its expertise to community problems, changing social environments, and by making the knowledge accessible to the citizens of the state, and the nation as well as the world.

A wide variety of public service programs—from dental, medical, and veterinary medicine clinics to K-12 outreach—help more than one million people annually.


University of Minnesota Campus-wise:

Twin Cities Campus 612-625-5000

Duluth Campus 218-726-8000

Morris Campus 320-589-2211

Crookston Campus 218-281-6510

Rochester Campus 507-280-2838 Or 800-947-0117





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