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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3
  • Mary
  • Aug-12-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Typical cafeteria food most often, but the twin cites hold new and familiar food for all budgets and time constraints.

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  • 4
  • Shreya from Plano, TX
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    In terms of dorm food: it's not the best and it's not the worst. There isn't really much to say about eating the same thing everyday for 15 weeks a semester. The food options located on and around campus are incredible though. There's a large number of cheap and easy options like Panda Express, Noodles Ave, and McDonalds. There are also a lot of other options in the same areas (Dinkytown and along Washington Ave.)

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  • 5
  • Wally from Minnetonka, MN
  • Jun-29-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I can tell you nothing of the food and dining other than there seems to be a lot of options. Plus, there is plenty of good food near, and off campus.

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  • 3
  • Lukas from Villa Park, IL
  • Feb-28-2015 I am a current student here

    The food in dorms ranges from decent at most dorms to excellent at a select few. The variety is somewhat small, but enough to leave you satisfied with your meal. Some of the dining halls seem under-staffed, or else run out of food or drinks on occasion.

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  • 5
  • Tara from Chicago Heights, IL
  • Jan-28-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Also giving it a 5 because I don't know what food they have there, but it being in an urban setting has to open up to many choices for dining.

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  • 4
  • Jon from Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Jan-16-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is surprisingly not bad! Theres usually a wide selection of options like turkey, rice, burgers, salad, etc etc. Theres usually always a huge salad bar for those health geeks like me. Theres some days where you swear the cooks are pro chefs but there are also some days where you dread eating the food in front of you, especially near the end of each semester. It all depends on the day. Everything is all you can eat but make sure you try out 17th Avenue's dining hall.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Briana from Helotes, TX
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    I wanted to rush but heard there was a 2,000 dollar charge. If you're interested and can afford to, go for it! Many of my friends are involved and they really love it.

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  • 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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