School Spotlight: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Spanning two cities and four campuses, the University of Minnesota combines top athletics with great academics in a thriving, global community. The U of M’s 31,000 undergraduates are most heavily concentrated in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering, the College of Education & Human Development, and the Carlson School of Management, but with 151 majors to choose from, academic opportunities are practically limitless. In addition to featuring one of the country’s most robust study abroad programs (almost 300 locations in over 80 countries!), U of M also grants students the freedom to attend universities closer to home. Thanks to the National Student Exchange, students can spend up to a full year studying in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Love Big Ten football? You’ll love U of M’s stadium. Just eight years old, it can hold up to 50,000 gopher fans, and it features the third largest video board in the country. Female athletes have performed exceptionally well in recent years. The women’s hockey team claimed the national championship in 2016, while the women’s gymnastics, soccer, softball, and outdoor track & field teams were all named conference champs within the past two years.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Patrick O’Leary, University of Minnesota

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.