Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the top public research universities in the United States. We offer more than 135 undergraduate majors, 195 graduate and professional programs, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities—all in a major metropolitan location. We rank 16th as a destination for international students in the U.S., offering outstanding support services to our 5,500 international students whom we welcome from more than 130 countries. Our total campus enrollment is 29,000 undergraduate and 23,000 graduate and professional degree students.    

What makes our University great?

  • We are a multicultural and international community, with an enrollment of 5,500 international students and the 3rd largest study abroad program in the country.
  • The University of Minnesota is known worldwide as an outstanding institution with top rankings.
  • Inventions and discoveries are made here, such as the cardiac pacemaker and first successful open-heart surgery, the black box airplane flight recorder, and Ziagen, a major drug to treat HIV/AIDS.  Learn more about recent research
  • We are the only Big 10 University located in a major city, which provides outstanding access to transportation, internships, restaurants, theater, and more.
  • As a comprehensive research university we offer access to amazing facilities and student opportunities, like six specialized career centers and unique freshmen seminars.
  • The University of Minnesota is a great value with an affordable cost of living and merit-based scholarships for international students.