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University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Golden Gophers
University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public land-grant research university in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus comprises locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul approximately 3 miles apart, and the St. Paul location is in neighboring Falcon Heights. The Twin Cities campus is the oldest and largest in the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,327 students in 2019–20. It is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota System, and is organized into 19 colleges, schools, and other major academic units. The Minnesota Territorial Legislature drafted a charter for the U of M as a territorial university in 1851, seven years before Minnesota became a state. Today, the university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

Motto Commune vinculum omnibus artibus (Latin)
Motto (English) A common bond for all the arts
Type Public flagship land-grant research university
Established 1851
Parent institution University of Minnesota system
Academic affiliations AAU, URA, Space-grant
Endowment $3.87 billion (2020)(System-wide)
Budget $3.8 billion (2017)
President Joan Gabel
Provost Rachel Croson
Academic staff 3,804
Students 49,148 (Spring 2020)
Undergraduates 29,617 (Spring 2020)
Postgraduates 11,553 (Spring 2020)
Other students 7,978 (Spring 2020)
Campus Urban, 2,730 acres
Colors Maroon and Gold
Mascot Goldy Gopher
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – Big Ten, WCHA (Women's ice hockey)

About University of Minnesota

Recognized as a Public Ivy university for the quality of education provided, the university enrolls over 45,000 students annualy. It is based in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Achievement of University of Minnesota

Members of the university's faculty, alumni and research labs have gone on to earn over 20 Nobel Prizes. 

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Latest information about University of Minnesota updated on July 28 2021.