Reputation

There are over 4,700 degree-granting institutions in the U.S., and the University of Minnesota is proud to be one of the best!
My time in Minnesota impacted on my current academic path a lot. I think I would never have been able to get into Yale without the GO Minnesota experience. The experience opened my eyes, broaden my ways of thinking, and improved my critical thinking and writing skills. The GO Minnesota program has been the biggest turning point of my life!  - Jiangxue, Minzu University, China

Rankings 

Internationally Ranked Programs

We know that academic rankings are just one measure of a university’s commitment to quality education. Here are a few international rankings we like to highlight for GO Minnesota students:

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities

  • #1 Public School of Education (2017)
  • #3 Social Sciences (2016, U.S. public universities)
  • #8 Business Administration (2017)
  • #13 Mechanical Engineering (2017)
  • #16 Ecology (2017)

Center for World University Rankings

  • #4 Management (2017)
  • #8 Statistics & Probability (2017)
  • #10 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science (2017)

THE World University Rankings

  • #17 Psychology (2018)
  • #18 Business and Economics (2018)
     
Top-Ranked Graduate Programs

Will you use your time on campus to explore graduate school opportunities in the U.S.? The U of M is honored to have many graduate programs ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News Best Grad Schools 2018.

  • #1 Developmental Psychology
  • #3 Information Systems
  • #3 Health Care Management
  • #5 Chemical Engineering
  • #6 Macroeconomics
  • #10 International Global Policy and Administration
     

A History of Discoveries 

University researchers have been responsible for some of the world’s most innovative and life-changing discoveries:

  • First successful open-heart surgery and first pancreas and bone marrow transplants in the U.S.
  • Discovery of non-invasive method that enables thoughts to control robotic devices
  • Invention of the “black box” flight recorder
  • Invention of cardiac pacemaker
  • Discovery of Ziagen, one of the most effective drugs to combat HIV/AIDS
  • Invention of GORE-TEX®
     

Distinguished Alumni and Faculty 

University of Minnesota faculty and alumni have achieved prominent positions on the world stage and received some of the most prestigious awards such as:

  • 1 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2 U.S. vice presidents
  • 3 Pulitzer Prize awardees
  • 7 Rhodes Scholars
  • 26 Nobel Laureates, including Peace Prize
  • Ambassadors to and from Morocco, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Uganda, and others
  • Prime Ministers of Iceland, Tunisia, and U.K.