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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
  • Lia from Minneapolis, MN
  • 4
  • Depending in which hall you get in, there are always a hit or miss. For example, living in Bailey Hall over on the St.Paul campus can be a miss if…

  • Feb-27-2016 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
  • Anna from Greer, SC
  • 4
  • It really depends on the dorm. I live in Comstock, which is fairly quiet and has a great dining hall in the basement of the building. The CA's are usually…

  • Jan-08-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Daisy L.
  • Apr-10-2018 I am a current student here

    Dorm food is not great, but on campus food and dining options are awesome.

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  • 4
  • Katrina from Woodbury, MN
  • Mar-10-2018 I am a current student here

    Food is alright in the dining halls, but being near the city there are tons of different restaurants and grocery stores near campus.

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  • 3
  • Dylan from Bismarck, ND
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    It's college food. It was about as good as I expected to be. There are lots of good restaurants on campus or very nearby.

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  • 4
  • Elaina from Lake Geneva, WI
  • May-02-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Lots of different dining opportunities for students on campus. Flex pay makes paying easier as well.

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  • 3
  • Jacquelyn from West Bend, WI
  • Feb-04-2017 I am a current student here

    On campus food is extremely expensive for what it is (it comes out to like $10 a meal). Even out of the dorms, there are no real grocery stores around campus, so getting food can be tough.

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  • 4
  • Eric from Saint Paul, MN
  • Nov-08-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I honestly just love food, and I like every type of food, so this might be biased, but I enjoyed their food during my visits to see my friends and relatives living on campus here.

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  • 5
  • Pang from Saint Paul, MN
  • Sep-27-2016 I am a current student here

    I haven't got out much to explore food here at the U of M because I have been busy with class, but one place I do know that serves the best food here is in dinky Down a Korea restaurant that serves fresh food made in front of you and the best meal is the Korean BBQ and their dubokki a spicy radish soup. One of the best place to go out and eat with friends after class or for dinner as well.

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  • 3
  • Ariana from Minneapolis, MN
  • Aug-24-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    When I first came for freshmen orientation, I expected how well the food would be. It wasn't my mom's cooking which down played my first experience however you get used to it. And if you would whether go off campus--I wouldn't do this for orientation-- then go, but be careful about how much you are spending because you can't waste it all on takeout. I would say to get used to it especially when school starts.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • sydney from bemidji, mn
  • Jun-21-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i'm not too terribly interested in greek life, but there is multiple fraternities and sororities.

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  • 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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