Colleges in Minneapolis

Colleges in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and half of the Twin City metropolitan area, which is the 16th-largest in the nation. A global city, Minneapolis is the primary business center between Chicago and Seattle, and is known for its performing arts, music, and having one of the largest LGBT populations relative to proportion. It’s also home to one of the largest campuses in the US and a variety of other higher education institutions.

The University of Minnesota serves more than 45,000 students on its 2,730-acre campus, the main of which resides in Minneapolis. Offering more than 400 majors for undergraduate students and more than 200 for graduate students through its 19 colleges, the 4-campus UM system is the 4th largest 4-year institution based on enrollment. UM is also the only Big 10 institution located in a major city.

Several private institutions call Minneapolis home, too, including Augsburg University, a liberal arts institution, and North Center University, one of the 17 institutions affiliated with the Assemblies of God. There are two private schools that focus in the arts, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Art Institutes International Minnesota. MCAD, one of the few colleges to feature comic art, offers Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 12 areas of study.

For career training, the Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Dunwoody College of Technology are both located in the City of Lakes. MCTC serves more than 11,000 students with its offering of 2-year programs which confer associates, certificates, and diplomas, while Dunwoody offers three types of baccalaureates: Science, Architecture, and Applied Science. Rounding out the city’s offerings are the Metropolitan State University and the University of St. Thomas.

One of the most bikeable cities in the nation as well as one of the most walkable, more than half of Minneapolis’ residents use something other than single-driver autos to commute to work. The city maintains light rails and commuter rails,  as well as the Minneapolis Skyway System, which is seven miles of enclosed pedestrian walkways. The city is served by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
 

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Named after the patron saint of students, the University of St. Thomas is 4-year Catholic school in the Twin Cities and the largest private non-profit university in Minnesota. St. Thomas hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in...

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The professors at this university really push you to your academic limits and help you to be the best student you can be. If you ask for help or extra tutoring, the professors are more than willing to set aside time for you.

” – Mirella from Burnsville, MN

With campuses three miles apart, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus with locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors and minors. In addition, the U of M is...

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If you are willing to spend the time, the professors are more than willing to help you out. Some of the classes are hard and require after class work, but in the end it's all worth it. They don't restrict you on what you can / can't take. It's up to...

” – Donald from Norwood, MN

Named for a Methodist bishop, Hamline University is a liberal arts school in St. Paul affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the first university founded in Minnesota. Hamline offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic fields of study...

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The professors were amazing! Very helpful.

” – Brittany from South Saint Paul, MN

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a 4-year liberal arts college in St. Paul. Macalester confers undergraduate degrees in 39 majors from over 60 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, Mac offers a Study...

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Definitely visit! Macalester has a very definite atmosphere, and it's difficult to imagine yourself as a student there without having physically been there.

” – Rowan from Finlayson, MN

Surrounding the city’s oldest parks in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Augsburg University is a test-optional, 4-year institution comprised of 18 main buildings, 3 dining venues, and more than 50 liberal arts academic programs to choose from...

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The professors are great! They go beyond what is taught in the textbook.

” – Nou from Coon Rapids, MN

Saint Paul College is a community and technical college with an open admissions policy. Qualifying students who have graduated from Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools may attend the college tuition-free through the Power of YOU program. Saint...

Century College
White Bear Lake, MN

Century College is a public, two-year institution that focuses on both community and technical education. Century College’s 170-acre campus, which is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, maintains a variety of facilities, including LGBTQ and...

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i really want to go to this school, but I'm still researching it. i think its a great school and i will learn a lot from it.

” – Patience from New Brighton, MN

St. Catherine University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is historically a women’s college and still confers bachelor’s degrees only to women, but men may take classes at the graduate and associate...

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The things I learn in class, I can connect to my outside life. I took a history class last year and to help me study for the final, I watched Pearl Harbor at home and made connections! It was a fun way to help me study! Believe it or not, I also...

” – Kayla from South St Paul, MN

Metropolitan State University is a public, 4-year institution located primarily in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Along with the school’s main campus, MSU also maintains centers in both Midway and Minneapolis. While the college offers an expansive catalog of...

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Metropolitan state is a diverse school with supportive community. Been in my first I hard supportive instructors and peers who make my transition from high school to college in smooth way.

” – Adan from minneapolis, MN

North Central University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Students enrolled at NCU are required to attend weekly chapel. The college features a unique core curriculum plan, which involves both a...

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The classes at North Central are great and well worth the money paid for them. Most of them cover subject matter that will relate to everyday life. Professors are caring and willing to help whenever a student needs it.

” – Maeve from Minneapolis, MN

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses established in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. At the lowest tuition rate in the state, ARCC offers...

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lowest tuition in minnesota.

” – Antonia from NEW BRIGHTON, MN

North Hennepin Community College is a 2-year institution on the northwestern outskirts of the Minneapolis area. NHCC confers associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 academic programs, but they also partner with several colleges and...

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I learn something new everyday and I just keep striving to learn more.

” – Mee from Minneapolis, MN

Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, MN

Crown College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Crown College holds all attending students to a biblical standard of principles, and students are all required to attend chapel three times weekly. The...

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You end up with a mandatory major in biblical and theological studies, graduating after four years as a scholar in christian studies. You also are given the choice, which almost all students choose, to have another major. This is a missionary...

” – Nicole from Orange City, IA

The largest college in the state, Normandale Community College, was founded in 1968 and offers a variety of 2-year degrees and certificates. NCC offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), which is filled with a set of general education courses...

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Yes the teachers at Normandale are very helpful and friendly. Normandale is a good cheap alternative to traditional 4 year colleges. Some of my past teachers have been teachers at st. Thomas and the university of Minnesota as well.

” – Anthony from Richfield, MN

The University of Northwestern in St. Paul is a Christian, liberal arts university established north of St. Paul in the town of Rosewood. Along with traditional coursework, undergraduate students at UNW are also required to attend a daily chapel...

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Northwestern offers a myriad of opportunities to learn more about almost every topic if you take advantage of everything! From a wide variety of classes, to interesting clubs, the friendly people where who are always willing to talk about their...

” – L,. Wausau, WI

Concordia University in St. Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Minnesota. The college maintains a massive collection of academic program offerings, ranging from certificate-level to doctoral-level, with many...

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Class size is 20 and under and there are no TA's.

” – Ashley from Dayton, MN

Bethel University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in the Twin Cities metro area. Bethel confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 majors covering 106 academic areas of study featuring a general education curriculum that...

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As Bethel is a small school there are many opportunities for students to have close interaction and communication with their professors. Teachers notice when a student is not in class and the classes, such as the Humanities program is very well...

” – Ashley from Lakeville, MN

As a public 2-year institution located in the heart of Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Thanks to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, students who...

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I consider to continue my education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College because it is affordable, great location, and good reputation. It offers what I want to pursue in. I will take generals there then transfer to University.

” – Tashi from Columbia Heights, MN

With two campuses located in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College is a public technical school training students hailing from the Twin Cities area. In 2012, both campuses were renovated and updated...

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Hennepin Tech has reasonable hours, and instructors who understand the tough life schedule .

” – Michael from Chaska, MN

From its tree-lined campus in the midst of hills and wetlands, Inver Hills Community College is a 2-year institution in the Twin Cities area. Inver Hills confers degrees and certificates in 28 fields of study including Gender and Women Studies and...

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Check out the Inver Hills website, and you might be surprised at what kind of programs and degrees are available! If you end up attending here, take advantage of your professor's office hours: they love it when students come in for clarification, or...

” – Karina from Eagan, MN

With campus sharing a block with the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private 4-year art school. MCAD confers undergraduate degrees in 14 art and design-related majors and is one of the few art institutions...

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MCAD is really great in its curriculum - freshmen have to take mostly foundation classes, but they all pertain to your major . . . meaning, there are no science or math courses you are required to take. Classes are small - usually less than 20...

” – Emily from Watertown, SD

Dakota County Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in the Twin Cities metro area. DCTC is home to nine academic departments offering degrees and certificates. The college’s Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program provides...

Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, technical institution established in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dunwoody’s campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to explore and utilize, such as the architecture studios, the Automotive...

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Dunwoodys autobody program is one of the best! Very professional teachers and staff that are there to help make you successful! Lots of hands on lab work like you would do out in the field!!!

” – Jeffrey - Saint Francis, MN

Anoka Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in the Twin Cities metro area. With seven academic divisions, Anoka Tech offers over 35 programs granting degrees and certificates. The college’s Golf Course Management program...

Established in 1941, Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private, medical education institution located on a scenic, 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota. Northwestern offers over 10 academic programs in a variety of Health Science...

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law is a legal institution in St. Paul. Mitchell Hamline offers its JD program in full-time and part-time options as well as a hybrid JD program on campus and online—the first program of its kind in any ABA-accredited...

Adler Graduate School is a graduate institution of counseling and psychotherapy in the Twin Cities metro area. Adler offers a master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy program with six psychological concentrations. In order to enhance...

A private 4-year Christian college, Bethany Global University is dedicated to training students for missionary work. Bethany Global’s Bachelor of Arts programs are based in Christian foundations and the university offers degrees ranging from...

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The community among the students is very strong and welcoming. The professors are very invested into the lives of the students on campus, and share both their personal stories and knowledge of what God has taught them over the years to their class...

” – McKenna from Round Rock, TX

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Luther Seminary is a Christian grad school in St. Paul with a mission of training future Christian leaders. Luther offers master’s degree programs in Divinity, Theology, and Arts as well as Doctorates...

The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is an ecumenical Christian grad school in St. Paul with a focus on multi-faith spirituality. United offers three master’s degree programs in Divinity, Arts, and Leadership along with a doctorate in...

Bethel Seminary-St Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a wooded, 245-acre campus in Minnesota. As a school of Bethel University, the Seminary offers seven master’s degree programs, a Doctor of Ministry program, and two graduate...

Bethlehem College & Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, alongside the Bethlehem Baptist Church. The college offers a Master of Divinity program, an Associate and a Bachelor of Arts program, a Bachelor...