Student Life in Minneapolis

Welcome to the Twin Cities!

Get familiar with the area and discover all it has to offer.

City of Lakes, center of commerce

Minneapolis, Minnesota is a beautiful city featuring lakes, parks and fine architecture.

Quick facts:

  • Population: 390,000
  • Center of international commerce
  • Twin city to St. Paul
  • Light rail, bus and taxi service
  • Skyways in the downtown zones for year-round comfort

Cool climate, warm-hearted people

Weather in our Midwestern metropolis certainly provides variety. While summer temperatures may climb above 38° Celsius (100° Fahrenheit), winter may see temperatures as low as -34° Celsius (-30° Fahrenheit). The city is ready for the challenge. A system of enclosed skyways connects major downtown buildings and the region boasts a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities for any season.

Minnesota Nice is a term commonly used to describe the friendly attitude of the state’s residents, who enjoy a high quality of life, reasonable cost of living and low crime rate.

Industry and employers 

Students in our graduate programs appreciate professional employment and networking opportunities in the area. Minnesota is home to major companies in technology, agribusiness, health care and alternative energy. Employers include internationally known companies such as 3M, Cargill, Best Buy, Target, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, Control Data, General Mills, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, C.H. Robinson, Hormel, Ecolab, PepsiAmericas and Alliant Techsystems.

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