Higher education institution located on five campuses in Minnesota, USA. Campuses include Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. One of the nation’s largest schools, the U offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in virtually every field—from medicine to business, law to liberal arts, and science and engineering to architecture.
History and Traditions
Established in 1851 in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul).
Minnesota's flagship, land grant university
Between 1947 and 2006, four additional campuses joined the U of M: in Crookston
, and Rochester
Colors: maroon and gold
Twin Cities mascot: Goldy Gopher
Nickname: Golden Gophers
Leadership, Recognition, and Faculty
Board of Regents
President Eric W. Kaler
Provost Karen Hanson
Senior Leadership Chart (PDF)
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named us the winner in the "Innovation" category in its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards
The 4,000 faculty include members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, plus the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other bodies.
Current and former faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships
, MacArthur Fellowships (“genius grants"), Nobel Prizes
, and other significant honors
Students and Alumni
30,500 undergraduate students study on the Twin Cities campus
16,300 graduate and professional students
7,000 international students, from 135 countries
2,600 students study abroad—6th most among U.S. universities
Famous alumni include Norman Borlaug (Nobel Peace Prize-winning agronomist), former Vice President Walter Mondale, satirist Garrison Keillor, and Super Bowl championship coach Tony Dungy.
The alumni have started 10,000 companies, employing 500,000 and generating revenue of $100 billion.
All above data is current as of December 2015.