The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation's 14th-largest media market.
Minneapolis was named the "Most Fun City in America" by Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live".
20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities.
The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB).
Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years.
Located minutes from campus, the Mall of America is the country's largest enclosed shopping center. It features retail shops, an amusement park, movie theaters and variety of entertainment options.