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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
  • 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
  • Grace from Moorhead, MN
  • 4
  • Ah, dorms. Commonly hated on elsewhere, most people are pretty satisfied with the dorms here at the U. Here's what you need to know: 1. There are dorms on each of…

  • Jan-09-2014 Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5
  • Natalie from Aberdeen, SD
  • Mar-28-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have the coolest downtown places to eat! There was a restaurant my family and I ate at called Annie's. The fries, burger, and milkshake were AMAZING. There were some other places there I'm interested in trying.

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  • 3
  • Lia from Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb-27-2016 I am a current student here

    The food will always be a hit or miss. Just depends on what you prefer to eat, but the salad and sandwich bar is always an option if the food isn't what you prefer.

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  • 4
  • Ryan from Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb-23-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Pretty good food. It's not like you're getting lobster or anything but for the price you pay, it's pretty good

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  • 4
  • Madison from Cambridge, MN
  • Feb-12-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Dinky Town has many restaurants and the school dining has many delicious options available.

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  • 4
  • Thomas from Vernon Hills, IL
  • Jan-16-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have heard that the food it very good and you can access any dining hall on campus. It is also all-you-care-to-eat system, so you can load up for the day.

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  • 4
  • Asima from Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Food quality depends on location and place. The dining halls at the UMN are decent depending on where, 17th Ave and Sanford being the best. The restaurants around the UMN are definitely worth while going to, Wally's being the best middle eastern food I've had in a while and Panda Express in Coffman being a staple.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lia from Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb-27-2016 I am a current student here

    I am personally not a part of greek life, but it always seems fun. There's weekly parties and formal dinners. Rushing to be in the greek life can become challenging if a student doesn't have the necessary fund to be a part of it, but there are always informal greek life that a student can join and I am sure it will be just as great.

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  • 0
  • Madison from Cambridge, MN
  • Feb-12-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Sorority Row is located near what is called The Beach where greek life students gather to play Frisbee, tan, and socialize.

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  • 0
  • Shreya from Plano, TX
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Although it exists, it isn't a large part of campus culture. If you want to join greek life there are almost all of the same options as a school with a much larger greek community, but frats and sororities at the U are generally smaller.

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  • 0
  • Jon from Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Jan-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge on campus, theres lots of Fraternities and Sororities and they participate in some of the best social events that I've ever been. Theres a clear sense of camaraderie within these organizations and if you get a bid, I definitely recommend joining one.

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  • 0
  • Anna from Plymouth, MN
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    I am a part of Greek Life on campus, and we are constantly growing and improving! There are about 25 sororities and fraternities on campus, and we definitely know how to have fun and encourage each other in our philanthropic and academic pursuits. It is a great way to be a part of a community in the midst of a student body made up of 50,000 students. My sorority sisters are my best friends, strongest supporters, and partners in crime!

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