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University of Minnesota Video Review

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The University of Minnesota is located in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The most popular undergraduate majors are social sciences, business, engineering, biomedical sciences and psychology. The University of Minnesota offers certificates in addition to bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs.

With the fourth largest student body in the United States, the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is located on two urban campuses on both banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota is ranked #71 on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges list of 2008. In addition, its business and engineering programs rank among the top 20 in the nation.

As the state's primary research institution, U of M receives 98 percent of all federally-sponsored research grants awarded to higher education in the state. Its Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is open to students in all disciplines and is designed to promote research and creative activity experiences both nationally and worldwide.

U of M awards certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees through 16 schools and colleges. The top five most popular majors on campus are social sciences, business, engineering, biomedical sciences and psychology. Pre-professional programs are also offered in law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science and pharmacy.

Campus life is very active and students participate in over 650 registered clubs and organizations. The university's newspaper, magazine and radio station are produced and managed almost entirely by students. U of M also has great athletic teams with 11 men's and 11 women's varsity sports participating in the Big Ten Conference.

As a 'more selective' university with a 57 percent acceptance rate, U of M class sizes are generally small and the student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Typical incoming freshmen submit ACT test scores between 23 and 28, and 97 percent of students graduate in the top 50 percent of their high school classes.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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