University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota
motto Commune vinculum omnibus artibus
founding 1851
place Minneapolis , Saint Paul , Crookston , Duluth , Morris , Rochester
President Joan fork
Students 67,949
Networks Association of American Universities
Minneapolis campus

The University of Minnesota is a state university in the US state of Minnesota . In 2017, a total of 67,949 students were enrolled at the university, including 51,848 on the Minneapolis - St. Paul campus alone ; the university is the third largest in the USA after Ohio State University and Arizona State University . The college is part of the University of Minnesota System and is a member of the Association of American Universities , a network of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900. She has been part of the Public Ivy since 2001 .

The colors of the university are maroon and gold.


The University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis and Saint Paul form the main campus of the University of Minnesota System and are grouped together as the Twin Cities Campus . The University of Minnesota system also includes colleges in Duluth , Crookston, and Morris . The university network also provides part of its services in Rochester and for a while there was a campus in Waseca . The university runs several research facilities within the state that include large estates.

Student numbers by campus
campus students
Twin cities 51,848
Duluth 11,168
Crookston 2,834
Morris 1,627
Rochester 472

With around 50,000 enrolled students, the Twin Cities Campus is by far the largest campus in the university and the sixth largest in the United States. It is traversed by the Mississippi River and accordingly divided into the East Bank and West Bank . The East Bank is the significantly larger part; the main buildings of the university are housed here. It covers an area of ​​124 ha and is subdivided into further areas for better navigation on the campus: the Knoll Area , which forms the oldest part of today's campus and mainly houses the human sciences ; the Mall Area (also Northrop Mall ), on which the natural and engineering sciences are located; the Health Area , which includes the areas of biology and pharmacy ; the Gateway Area in the east, which mainly houses administration buildings; as well as the Athletic Area , on which the sports facilities and the swimming pool are located.

There are also some notable buildings on the East Bank. The Armory is a castle-like building that was built in 1896 after the building previously located there burned down in a major fire in 1894 . Originally the building served as a residence for the professor of military science . In addition, the are Pillsbury Hall and the Weisman Art Museum on the East Bank.

On the much smaller part of the West Bank with a size of 21 hectares, there are predominantly art and music science buildings , including the dance and music school .

Washington Avenue Bridge , which connects the two parts of the Twin Cities Campus across the Mississippi River .

The two parts are connected by the Washington Avenue Bridge . The bridge is two-story: while vehicles can cross the Mississippi on the lower part, the upper part can be used by pedestrians and cyclists.

The campus is accessed by the Metro Green Line , which connects the inner cities of the two twin cities and crosses the campus in between.


The university's sports teams are known as the Golden Gophers . The university is represented by an American football team in the Big Ten Conference , which plays in the TCF Bank Stadium . There is also an ice hockey team that plays in the NCAA's Western Collegiate Hockey Association and plays home games in the Mariucci Arena .

The women's basketball team was named one of the top four college teams in the United States in 2004.

The university has hosted several national championships in ice hockey for men (2002 and 2003), women (2004 and 2005) and golf (2002).


The university has its own newspaper, The Minnesota Daily . It is published by students at the University of Minnesota and is published Monday through Thursday in print , while it is only published online on Fridays . During the semester break , the Minnesota Daily only appears weekly on Wednesdays. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on May 1, 1900. In 2006, the weekly magazine The Wake Student Magazine was added to another magazine published by the university, in addition, the Minnesota Republic appears monthly .

The university also operates its own radio station .

Well-known graduates

University seal

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Minnesota: Office of the President. Retrieved March 11, 2020 .
  2. a b c Official Enrollment Statistics. University of Minnesoty, accessed May 9, 2018 .

Coordinates: 44 ° 58 ′ 31.4 ″  N , 93 ° 14 ′ 2.9 ″  W.