The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, founded in 1851, is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. It has an enrollment of over 34,300 undergraduates, with nationally ranked sports and academic programs. Its campus has more than 10,000 trees, and the Mississippi National River runs right through it. U of M students have their pick of more than 800 clubs, including a bass fishing team and a capoeira club! Other cool things unique to the campus include the Gopher Way, the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes collection and the St. Paul campuses’ climbing wall. There’s just as much to do off campus, with its arts, culture & local restaurant scene. The Twin Cities also refuse to buckle down in winter, with ice fishing, winter carnivals and ski festivals that give students extra bragging rights, as they brave the cold! Notable alumni include Nobel Peace Prize-winner Norman Borlaug and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. U of M, having the sixth largest main-campus student body, has a diverse, safe campus with a ton of character.