University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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University of Minnesota
Seal of the University of Minnesota.svg
MottoCommune vinculum omnibus artibus (Latin)
Motto in English
A common bond for all the arts
Land grant
Space grant
Established1851; 169 years ago (1851)[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$3.95 billion (2019)(System-wide)[2]
Budget$3.8 billion (2017)[3]
PresidentJoan Gabel (since July 1, 2019)[4]
ProvostRachel Croson (Since March 30, 2020)
Academic staff
Students49,148 (Spring 2020)[6]
Undergraduates29,617 (Spring 2020)[6]
Postgraduates11,553 (Spring 2020)[6]
Other students
7,978 (Spring 2020)[6]
Location, ,
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
2,730 acres (1,100 ha)
ColorsMaroon and Gold[7]
NicknameGolden Gophers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IBig Ten, WCHA (Women's ice hockey)
MascotGoldy Gopher
University of Minnesota Logo.svg

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (the U of M, UMN, Minnesota) is a public research university in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus comprises locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) apart, and the St. Paul location is in neighboring Falcon Heights.[8] The Twin Cities campus is the oldest and largest in the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,327 students in 2019-20.[9] It is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota System, and is organized into 19 colleges, schools, and other major academic units.

The University of Minnesota is included in a 2001 book describing America's Public Ivy universities.[10] The Minnesota Territorial Legislature drafted a charter for a territorial university in 1851, the university took significant time to fully organize and the first college classes weren't held until 1867. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[11] Minnesota is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked 17th in research activity, with $954 million in research and development expenditures in the fiscal year 2018.[12]

University of Minnesota faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 26 Nobel Prizes[13] and three Pulitzer Prizes.[14] Notable University of Minnesota alumni include two vice presidents of the United States, Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, and Bob Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.[15]

  1. ^ "Board of Regents Policy" (PDF). University of Minnesota. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  3. ^ For Minnesota State Fiscal Year 2017 "University of Minnesota Budget". University of Minnesota. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Joan T.A. Gabel appointed 17th University of Minnesota President". University Relations. December 18, 2018. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "University of Minnesota: Employee Head Count". University of Minnesota Office of Institutional Research. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Official Enrollment Statistics". University of Minnesota. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Our Brand: How to Convey It". University of Minnesota. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "About Us". University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Archived from the original on October 11, 1999. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  9. ^ tarab005 (February 22, 2017). "Official Enrollment Statistics". Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Greene, Howard R.; Greene, Matthew W. (2001). The public ivies: America's flagship public universities (1st ed.). New York: Cliff Street Books. ISBN 978-0060934590.
  11. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Standard Listings". The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  12. ^ "Table 20. Higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2018 R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18". National Science Foundation. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "University of Minnesota Scholars Walk: Nobel Prize". University of Minnesota. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  14. ^ "University of Minnesota Scholars Walk: Pulitzer Prize". University of Minnesota. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  15. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016".

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