University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a research-intensive institution based in the US city of Minneapolis-St Paul. It is a member institution of the American Association of Universities.

The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. The University’s enrollment has reached 64,964 but a 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Contributing to the University’s academic prestige are 20 Nobel Laureates, 86 Guggenheim Fellows, and 2 MacArthur “Geniuses” currently on campus.

The world’s largest collections of Sherlock Holmes literature, artifacts, and memorabilia are housed in the University’s Andersen Library.

Minnesota’s athletic teams are known collectively as the Minnesota Golden Gophers and compete in the NCAA’s Division I as members of the Big Ten Conference.


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