- Population: 5.61 million
- 16th largest metropolitan area (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
- 22nd largest state
- Area: 225,181 sq km
- Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes": 11,842 lakes covering 198 sq km
- The Mississippi River begins its journey in Minnesota, flowing from the headwaters of Lake Itasca south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, General Mills, and Best Buy
- More theater seats per capita than anywhere outside of New York City
Our location in the Midwestern region is considered the “Heart of America” where we enjoy four beautiful, distinct seasons. People in Minnesota enjoy many outdoor activities in all seasons, including boating, fishing, skiing, hockey, and more.
- Spring (March-May): 16°C
- Summer (June-August): 28°C
- Autumn (September-November): 18°C
- Winter (December-February): -6°C
The flagship Twin Cities campus is located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, known as the “Twin Cities.” Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the campus stretches across both Minneapolis—the largest city in Minnesota—and St. Paul—the capital of Minnesota. Whether you are attracted to big city energy, outdoor recreation, or the safety and friendliness of the Midwest, the Twin Cities have something for everyone.
The Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota have proven themselves a great place to live with consistently high rankings in a number of categories:
- Healthiest/fittest metro area in the U.S.
- Cleanest city in the U.S.
- Most livable state in the United States for the fourth year in a row (based on job growth, education, income, health care, and more)
- #1 in quality of life, healthiest state, and safest city
- #2 best place to raise children
- Top 10 best technology economies
- Minneapolis is ranked as the #2 biking city in the U.S.