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The University of Minnesota—one of the nation’s top research universities—is committed to providing all students with a superb college experience at a great value. In fact, the U of M was named the 3rd Best Value College for International Students in the U.S. by USA Today and College Factual.

But the value of a University of Minnesota education goes far beyond the affordable world-class academics. Our value also includes the wealth of opportunities provided on campus and in the community.

The thriving, metropolitan area of the Twin Cities boast a more affordable cost of living when compared with other large cities in the United States. For career and internship opportunities, this is a great place to be. There are 18 Fortune 500 companies based in Minnesota, plus a large number of private companies representing important industries like healthcare, medical technology, general merchandising, and financial services.  

As a top research university, the U of M provides an amazing range of facilities and resources on campus. With more than 2.1 million square feet of research space, 14 libraries, educational and personal student support services, research programs and centers, social organizations, and career preparation resources, each student is equipped for success while in school and in the future.