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Study at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, also known as “U of M”, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. It was established in 1851. It is located on two campuses in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Carlson School of Management
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Design
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • Institute of Technology
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
The university's intercollegiate sports teams are nicknamed the Golden Gophers. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the NCAA.

Profile of University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Students attend University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, a large city. The school is a public institution. University of Minnesota degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Minnesota is known for its programs in science.

University of Minnesota Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 580 and 700.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Minnesota is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 50, 883 students at the school .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at University of Minnesota. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big Ten Conference.

University of Minnesota Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 013interdisciplinary studies, speech and rhetoric, political science, English, history, economics, Spanish language, international relations, . . .
Business and Management1, 498business management, human resources, labor relations, finance, marketing, accounting, sales and marketing, retail, . . .
Education and Teaching986teacher education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, education courses, physical education teaching, special ed, adult education, . . .
Engineering980electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, . . .
Science943biology, chemistry, cell biology, physiology, physics, biochemistry, epidemiology, ecology, . . .
Medicine905medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, veterinary sciences, public health courses, neuroscience, . . .
Therapy and Counselling698psychology, child psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, substance abuse Counselling, music therapy, mental and social health services
Media391journalism, communication and journalism, mass communication, journalism courses, communication studies
Family and Social Work387social work, public policy analysis, family and consumer economics, public administration, housing, family and human sciences, social service professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy309exercise science, nutrition sciences, sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, parks and recreation management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine299registered nursing, neonatal nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering299computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, computer and info science
Law296law, legal research
Architecture and Planning276architecture, environmental design, urban planning, landscape architecture, architectural services
Mathematics177mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science, mathematics and statistics
Art Studies165art studies
Medical Support and Technology143dental hygienist, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology, health diagnostic professions, respiratory care tech, audiology, ophthalmic support services, radiation therapist, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement134criminology
Conservation and Resource Management123environmental studies, fisheries sciences, forestry courses, natural resources management, natural resources courses, wildlife management, natural resources policy, wood science, . . .
Medical administration112health care administration, environmental health, public health education, health and medical administrative, pharmacy courses, health care facilities management
Agricultural Science and Management82agricultural business, food science, agricultural economics, agriculture, crop production, agricultural management
Drama and Performing Arts75drama, dance
Animal Science and Care72animal science, animal husbandry
Design66design and visual communication, interior design
Religion and Philosophy61philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Landscaping and Horticulture46horticultural science, plant sciences, soil science, agronomy, plant breeding
Fine Arts45art history and criticism, fine arts
Funeral and Mortuary Science34funeral and mortuary
Construction Trades32building inspection and management, apparel and textiles
Photography and Commercial Art27film and photography, film studies
Science and Laboratory Technician6science tech
Engineering Technician0environmental control tech

Contact: University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

100 Church Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

General Phone: (612) 625-5000

http://www1. umn.edu/twincities/index. php

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