Twin Cities Facts and Figures Facts about the U of M and the Twin Cities Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Undergraduate Enrollment: 24,000 Date Founded: 1851 Colors: Maroon and Gold Nickname: Golden Gophers Mascot: Goldy Gopher Conference: Big Ten Awards and Honors America's
Facts about the U of M and the Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minn., USA
Undergraduate Enrollment: 27,108
Date Founded: 1851
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Nickname: Golden Gophers
Mascot: Goldy Gopher
Conference: Big Ten
About the 'U'
Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's primary research university.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is the largest of the four University of Minnesota campuses.
The University of Minnesota has the second largest student population in the nation, with approximately 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students visiting campus on a daily basis.
More than 150 bachelor's degrees, 200 master's degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered.
More than 30 University programs rank among the top 10 nationally. The University's Twin Cities campus ranks among the top three public research universities in the nation.
Here in the midst of two world-class cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul - you have exceptional career, cultural and recreational opportunities.
A major national center for business, agribusiness, medicine, technology, media and performing arts.
All of the professional sports - Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), Timberwolves (NBA) and the Wild (NHL).
Abundant lakes, rivers and parks for hiking, biking, canoeing, windsurfing, sledding, cross-country skiing, snowboarding...you name it!
Fantastic concerts and performances - everything from the Minnesota Orchestra to Jay-Z, Beyonce and Green Day.
Fun, funky campus neighborhoods with clubs, coffee shops, bookstores and restaurants.
The Twin Cities
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".
Men's Fitness ranks Minneapolis as the "Most Athletic City" in 2006.
The Twin Cities boasts all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB).
The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums.
18 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities.
A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the "Most Literate City" in America.
Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs.
Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best "kid-friendly" large city.
Kiplinger's rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its "50 Smart Places to Live" list.
Minneapolis has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years.
Men's Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the "50 Best Places to Live" in 2006.