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Why should students study in Minnesota?

Why Should Students Study in Minnesota?

Regardless of where you choose to study in the state of Minnesota, you will find a range of people, landscapes and things to do - from the beautiful Mississippi River to the bluffs of the Pipestone quarries! You can find urban downtown life in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as gorgeous rural landscapes in Northland.

We are the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", with more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined! Our state prides itself on academic excellence and innovative direction.

We have the 4th highest high school graduation rate in the U.S. It also has the college entrance exams which rank among the top five.

Specialized opportunities
You will find dozens of schools which offer specialized opportunities you will find nowhere else! Minnesota has public universities, community and technical colleges, and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate degrees!

Campus sizes range from 400 to 30,000 students. You can find them in any part of Minnesota - from the downtown area to the farming and shore communities.


Transportation in Minnesota is also very convenient because we are host to one of the world's largest airlines. Flights are frequent and very affordable.

Minnesota's universities and colleges
Minneosta invests greatly in education in order to make their public universities and colleges outstanding. Their schools are highly ranked on a national basis.

US News and World Report picked Southwest State University in Marshall as the #1 regional public liberal arts college in the Midwest. America's 100 Best College Buys lists Winona State University among its choices.

Our state has 29 public 2-year colleges. Special focuses include Vermilion Community College, which specializes in teaching natural resources management, located by the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. St. Cloud Technical College trains students in fields such as computer technology and precision manufacturing. Fergus Falls Community College offers many activities that a full university does - even a national championship basketball team for men!

Living in the Twin Cities
More than 50% of our higher education schools are located in or near Minneapolis-St. Paul, the twin cities. This metropolis offers cultural opportunities, sporting events, shopping and entertainment beyond compare. You'll find theatre, arts, sports, community festivals, parades, museums, galleries, and much more! We have a world-famous zoo, a Science Museum, the Mall of America and much more!

Our economy and education system go hand in hand
Our public education system is supported by a strong business community and economy. We experienced unprecedented growth in the 1990s. We rank 7th in the nation in terms of Fortune 500 company headquarters. You can work for one of the largest companies in the world!

Minnesota has a high quality and standard of living. It is a beautiful place to live and study - with natural beauty, low unemployment, tons of recreational and cultural activities, and academic excellence. So why shouldn't you study in Minnesota?


  1. MayMay saidThu, 13 Nov 2008 13:11:54 -0000 ( Link )

    Wow! Minnesota sure seems scenic. I love the photos you included in this lesson!

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