The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M or regionally the U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,659 students in 2009-2010.
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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC), proudly carries on a tradition of a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. UMC equips all students and faculty with laptop computers and offers individual attention in a technology-rich environment. Integral to the University’s statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the rural economy.
The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue. Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate studies that draw on UMD’s many research institutes and labs.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.
The University of Minnesota, Rochester (UMR), formally established in 2006, is the newest campus in the University of Minnesota system and serves the academic and professional needs of southeastern Minnesota. UMR provides graduate and undergraduate degrees and focuses on the areas of health sciences and biotechnology, preparing students for a broad spectrum of certification programs, professional schools, and graduate programs leading to health profession careers, as well as entry-level science and laboratory positions in industry, government agencies, and universities. It also offers programs in business, education, public health, and social work.
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The University has sixteen schools and colleges: