About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities:

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (often referred to as the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, the U of M, UMN, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) apart, and the Saint Paul campus is actually in neighboring Falcon Heights. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,848 students in 2017–18. The university is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota system, and is organized into 19 colleges and schools, with sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. The University of Minnesota is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the Ivy League. Founded in 1851, The University of Minnesota is categorized as a Doctoral University - Highest Research Activity (R1) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Minnesota is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked 14th in research activity with $881 million in research and development expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The University of Minnesota faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 29 Nobel Prizes and three Pulitzer Prizes. Notable University of Minnesota alumni include two Vice Presidents of the United States, Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, and Bob Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 8 7 8 6 4 7 8 11 11 9 9 8
Engineering 33 34 32 43 42 48 53 73 88 95 118 120
Life Sciences 39 40 47 30 32 34 35 40 41 36 37 37
Medicine 21 23 25 24 25 26 28 33 36 37 40 47
Natural Sciences 32 33 33 33 30 35 38 34 41 41 42 45
Social Sciences 13 14 10 8 12 11 11 13 16 16 16 14

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 4 4 4 6 10 15 13 20 20
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 40
Chemical Engineering 30 38 35 34 52 79 87 97 101 96
Chemistry 28 29 33 36 38 34 50 52 52 57
Civil Engineering 39 27 47 31 37 51 61 68 93 103
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 48
Computer Science 20 37 45 39 41 51 61 94 109 123
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 24
Electrical Engineering 27 40 23 32 29 33 42 63 89 85
Environment / Ecology - 5 8 12 11 12 11 9 11 13
Geosciences 35 33 35 42 48 42 43 46 64 64
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 35
Materials Science 59 65 78 90 92 104 112 113 129 139
Mathematics 6 10 8 12 12 10 13 14 12 16
Mechanical Engineering 54 50 34 45 62 53 45 72 81 81
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 27
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 50
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 51
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 25 26 21 33 48 44 33 38
Physics 49 53 52 64 63 63 61 59 62 65
Plant & Animal Science - 11 10 13 14 11 11 10 8 8
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 23
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 19
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 63