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University of Minnesota

World Rankings

  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 71


  • The University of Minnesota is a state-funded institution, founded in 1851.
  • It has some 400,000 alumni.
  • The university has 19 schools and colleges across five campuses. The main campus is Twin Cities, or UMTC, in Minneapolis.
  • University of Minnesota varsity teams compete nationally in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Michele Norris, NPR journalist and All Things Considered host.
  • Norman Borlaug, agronomist.
  • Tony Dungy, Super Bowl championship coach.
  • Earl Bakken, inventor and Medtronic Inc. founder
  • Walter Mondale, former Vice President of the USA.
  • Garrison Keillor, satirist.


University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213, USA