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About the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Located in the heart of The Cities, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a thriving center for student and social life. Bisected by the Mississippi River, over 50,000 students call this campus home. Over 7,000 international students (from 135 countries) study at the University, with approximately 2,600 students studying abroad each year (6th most among U.S. universities). 


Getting to HEFW


Airport Travel: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is conveniently located only a few miles from the University of Minnesota campus and downtown Minneapolis.  Numerous transportation options are available to and from the airport:

Metro: The Metro Transit runs an extensive bus and light rail network throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul.  To map your route, visit. For those traveling from the airport,The Metro Blue Line train runs from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport to the University of Minnesota campus. Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours and typically every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day:

Uber:  Minneapolis/St. Paul is an Uber-friendly city.  Uber, a peer to peer driving model, runs through a mobile application.  No cash changes hands in the transaction and drivers utilize GPS technology to map the best route to your location.  More information:

Biking:  Interested in biking throughout the Twin Cities?  Minneapolis/St. Paul has an awesome bike share program called Nice Ride. There are multiple Nice Ride stations on campus as well as throughout the city.  More information on Nice Rides is located here: 




Welcome to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The Cities (as they are called by the locals) are home to paradises for all types of urban explorers. Whether it be your outdoor passions for biking, running, and the lakes, or your indoor passions for art and shopping, all visitors will find something to do! 

Some Rankings about Minneapolis and Minnesota


Mall of America: No trip to Minneapolis would be complete without stopping by the Mall of America! With no sales tax on clothing, this shopping destination has something for just about everyone. An indoor amusement park, mini golf, food/bars/shops, and attractions galore. It’s easy to spend the day around MOA!

St. Anthony Main: Located just a mile from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Anthony Main is home to dining, walking and biking, theaters, and more. Come take in the breathtaking views of downtown Minneapolis and see the mighty Mississippi roar by. 

Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden: The Walker Art Center is one of the five most-visited modern-contemporary art museums in the United States. Get your culture on and come see this amazing artistic experience. You’re aware that Minneapolis has a giant cherry on a spoon… right? If not, you should check out the Sculpture Garden!

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Three miles away in St. Paul, Como Zoo is a popular and FREE attraction that is fun for all ages. Come see the world class polar bear exhibit, the large cat lands, and the tropical conservatory. 

Uptown: Home of Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake of the Isles, Uptown is a short 3 miles from campus. This popular commercial district offers a variety of local eateries, shops, and outdoor activities. This district was famously written about by the recording artist Prince, a Minnesota native.