Why the U of M

Students arrive at the University of Minnesota talented and curious. Surrounded by thought leaders, mentors, and opportunities, they grow in ways they never could have imagined. In classrooms, labs, libraries, and studios, they perfect the craft of learning.

Whether it’s through a community-based internship, a semester abroad, or participation in intercollegiate or intramural athletics, our students participate fully in University life, which in turn prepares them to contribute to the communities they’ll one day enter. We transform their lives so they can transform their world.

Our Mission