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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,427 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 12 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $597,421)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $166,597)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 146 254 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 16 13 - Yes
Football 103 - - -
Golf 13 10 - -
Gymnastics 19 14 - -
Ice Hockey 29 22 Yes Yes
Rowing - 78 Yes -
Soccer - 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 16 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 41 44 - -
Tennis 11 11 Yes -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 43 - - -
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 8.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
White/non-Hispanic 68.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 25
Liquor Law Violation 198
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 49

Notable Alumni

  • Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter (did not graduate)
  • Kris Humphries, NBA forward
  • Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist
  • Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, 1984 Democratic nominee for US President
  • David Carr, journalist
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Staci from MN
  • 4
  • I found living in the dorms to be a pretty good experience. I lived in a quieter hall so that was nice for me to be able to focus…

  • Jul-26-2012 Read More
  • Brandon from Milwaukee, WI
  • 4
  • Like any place of living, your experience is shaped by who you meet while living there and by your neighbors (the people that live in your hall or above you).…

  • Jan-18-2013 Read More
  • Callie from Rochester, MN
  • 3
  • The people in the dorm are great but the dining hall food gets old. The best dorms to eat at are Sanford Hall, Middlebrook, and Bailey (if you can manage…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • Anna from Waukesha, WI
  • 4
  • Living in the dorms helps you meet a loot of new people. It helps to be so close to all of your classes. While the rooms are not large, I…

  • Aug-14-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • May-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is great, though it can get repetitive, but food is food and you can't go wrong about it. It's either you appreciate it, or you'll find yourself complaining about it and still eat the food.

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  • 4
  • Audrey from Minneapolis, MN
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining options on campus range from dining halls to major food chains such as Starbucks. Great deals are offered to students on campus as well.

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  • 3
  • Lunting from Saint Paul, MN
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Not the best as in being 5-star quality food but there are a variety of food choices to choose from. For example, soup, burger, fries, a main entree (usually some kind of meat, pasta, or stir fry), salad, sandwiches, etc.

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  • 4
  • Kristian from Minneapolis, MN
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are TONS of good food options on and around campus. There are lots of coffee shops and restaurants, so you'll never be stuck eating the same one thing all the time.

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  • 4
  • Travis from Minneapolis, MN
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety since there is plenty of dorm halls that have a dining hall so you're not stuck eating at the same one all of the time. I believe a lot of students get tired of eating dorm food, but it wasn't too bad knowing that there was food already made for you.

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  • 4
  • A Local Minnesotan
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of places to eat at the University, whether you go to Dinkytown or just stay on campus. There are flexible meal plan options you can buy that allow you to eat at Dormitory Halls, at participating restaurants, or both. Food can be pricey at Coffman Memorial Union, so if I'm in that area I just eat at one of the restaurants along Washington Ave. Also, coffee shops can be found scattered around campus and in most of the major libraries.

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  • 5
  • Golden from Minneapolis, MN
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a past student here

    Restaurants and cafes around campus and in nearby Mpls are fantastic and plenty are cheap. Italian, Chinese, Thai, burgers and shakes, sammiches, even vegans will find great food in places like Hard Times. Minneapolis is a great place to have fun and socialize, and the U has many fun events too. Whether you do or do not want to get drunk on weekends, this campus has you covered.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Travis from Minneapolis, MN
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many fraternities and sororities on campus that if you're interested in Greek Life you should definitely check it out!

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  • 0
  • Scott from Spring Lake Park, MN
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I joined a fraternity the first semester of my freshman year and I had a blast! I made a ton of new friends and was always the go to guy for parties on my dorm floor. Greek life is an experience of a life time and encourage everyone to at least check it out! Also, frat row is a pretty awesome sight if I do say so myself.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a growing part of the campus. Fraternities have informal rush Fall, Winter, and Spring. Most also have houses with a great location and live-in option that are extremely close to campus. Sororities have a formal recruitment process in Fall and Spring. They have beautiful well-kept houses with great parking lots along with other amenities. Greek life offers a sense of family and community above all else; however, it is not for everyone (less than 25% of undergrads are Greek). Greek life is a great tradition here at the U.

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  • 0
  • Grace from Moorhead, MN
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life has a big presence on campus. Disappointingly, many of the guys who pledged frats and girls who pledged sororities do subscribe a little bit to their respective stereotypes, but they are all very smart and under it all, they have good hearts. There's never a shortage of Greek parties to attend on the weekends - just make sure you don't go alone; that's bad news in any town.

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  • 0
  • Anna from Greer, SC
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Very popular at UMN though I am not involved. They seem to really have a strong community.

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  • 0
  • Emily
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is HUGE on this campus.

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  • 0
  • Lorenzo from De Pere, WI
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of opportunities with Greek life, all of which are very involved on campus and in the cities.

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  • 0
  • Current Student, from Small Town, Minnesota
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't know very much about this, but there are definitely ways to get involved. There are many fraternities and sororities on campus, so if you are interested in Greek life, go ahead and give it a shot.

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  • 0
  • Amy from Minneapolis, MN
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There are sorority and fraternity houses near Dinkytown and recruiting happens as well for Greek Life.

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