Student Life

Student Life

Our students have the best of both worlds—a rich academic environment centered on a traditional campus plus the excitement of an urban setting. The University of Minnesota student experience is shaped by a large, diverse university community and the offerings of the surrounding city, including entertainment, internship, and career opportunities. Learn more about the benefits of our location.


There is always something happening at the University of Minnesota. There are more than 900 student groups on campus along with programs organized by International Student and Scholar Services and campus-wide celebrations.


The University offers a wide variety of housing options across campus, including nine traditional residence halls and three apartment-style buildings. Living on campus is a great way to meet other students as all freshman students are guaranteed a place to live on campus if they submit the required materials by housing deadline.