The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minnesota, U of M, or The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, with the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses being approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. 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 51,853 students in 2012–2013 The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.
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.
The University of Minnesota makes student scholarships a top priority in its private fundraising. Through the University of Minnesota Foundation, the generosity and support of alumni and friends has enabled the U to provide $78 million a year in scholarships and grants for undergraduates, and to build the 21st Century Graduate Fellowship Endowment, which provides assistance to graduate and professional students.
At the same time, gifts to the Minnesota Medical Foundation are expanding the possibilities for some of the most promising medical research anywhere in the world—happening right here at the U of M; and ensuring that the University’s patients are receiving the best care possible, in state-of-the-art facilities.
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