University of Minnesota : Public University In Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota is situated in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in United States. The campus of the university is situated in Urban area and is spread across 2730 acres. The university has twin campuses which are approximately 3 Km apart. This twin city campus is the oldest and largest in the university of Minnesota. It is further spread through 19 colleges, schools and other major academic units.

There are approximately 3900 faculty members who are part of national academy of sciences, national academy of engineering, institute of medicine, American academy of arts and science and many more. The university also encourages students to conduct their own research along with their major subjects and thus the university also attracts a huge number of students who are into research studies.

University of Minnesota has faculty members, alumni and researchers who have won some notable prizes. There are 26 Nobel prize winners and 3 Pulitzer winners. The alumni of this university also includes two vice presidents of United States – Hubert Humphrey, Bob Dylan and Walter Mondale. They also the winners of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.

This university was founded in 1851 in Minneapolis and it was founded as a part of the college prepatory school. The university was seen struggling in the early years and but soon after that donations and charities started coming in and the financial condition of the university improved a lot. 1867 was an important year for the university. This year the university received Morrill Act of 1862. In the year 1876, donation received from John S Pillsbury was utilized in saving the school. And since then the philanthropic Pillsbury is known as “Father of the University”. Even there is a hall which goes by the name of Pillsbury hall. The university has six interdisciplinary centers – center for cognitive sciences, consortium on law and values in health, environment and life sciences, Institute for advanced study, University of Minnesota, Institute of Translational Neuroscience, Institute on the environment, Minnesota Population center.

In the year 2019, University of Minnestosa was ranked as 41st in the world by Academic Ranking of world universities. And in the year 2018, the university was ranked as 35th in the world and 25th in United States by the Center for World University rankings. In 2016, the university was ranked as 34th by the Nature Index. This was based on the basis of research publication from 2015. As per the academic ranking of world universities, the university obtained a rank of 11th in the world for mathematics.

And when it comes to national statistics, then the university was ranked as 14th among the national other top universities. This ranking was awarded by the center for measuring university performance. The research and development expenditure of the university was ranked among 13th – 15th out of the major academic institutions in 2010. This ranking was obtained through 2015 National Science Foundation reports. Minnestosa is also listed in the 2001 Greenes Guide as a Public Ivy. And the US News and World report has ranked the Nursing Informatics program of the University as the second best in the nation. US News and World report in 2019 has predicted that University of Minnestosa can achieve the ranking of 4th in chemical engineering.

The students and faculty members of University of Minnestosa has contributed to a wide range of discoveries. And most of them are in the field of food sciences and also health technology. Most of the public research funding of this university is advocated by the university itself.

The university later became a prestigious member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in the year 2007. The university is also known to develop Gopher.

University of Minnestosa has a total of five campuses out of which twin cities one are the largest. There are approximately 50,000 students there. The campus has more than 300 research, education and outreach education centers with different subjects ranging from life sciences to public policy and research. There are approximately 143 undergraduate degree programs and 200 graduate degree programs. The students association of the university deals with the legal, human and social rights. Minnestosa Students association is one of the Government association of the university.

University of Minnesota
Seal of the University of Minnesota.svg
Motto Commune vinculum omnibus artibus (Latin)
Motto in English
A common bond for all the arts
Type Public
Land grant
Space grant
Established 1851
Academic affiliations
  • University of Minnesota system
  • AAU
  • BTAA
  • URA
  • APLU
Endowment $3.95 billion (2019)(System-wide)
Budget $3.8 billion (2017)
President Joan Gabel (since July 1, 2019)
Provost Karen Hanson
Academic staff
Students 49,148 (Spring 2020)
Undergraduates 29,617 (Spring 2020)
Postgraduates 11,553 (Spring 2020)
Other students
7,978 (Spring 2020)
Minneapolis and Saint Paul




United States

44°58′29″N 93°14′07″W / 44.974747°N 93.235353°W / 44.974747; -93.235353Coordinates: 44°58′29″N 93°14′07″W / 44.974747°N 93.235353°W / 44.974747; -93.235353

Campus Urban
2,730 acres (1,100 ha)
Colors Maroon and Gold
Nickname Golden Gophers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I – Big Ten, WCHA (Women’s ice hockey)
Mascot Goldy Gopher
University of Minnesota Logo.svg

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