Aimee Thostenson

Welcome to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

"The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is one of the most comprehensive universities in the U.S., with more than 150 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate programs."

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"Many of our programs are ranked among the best in the world. 26 distinguished former students and faculty have been awarded a Nobel Prize."

Aimee Thostenson


Driven To Discover.

Our historic campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, known as the “Twin Cities.” This exciting metropolitan setting provides countless academic, entertainment, internship, and career opportunities.

Over 50,000 students at the University of Minnesota come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, offering a diverse student body and many cross-cultural opportunities. You'll find friends and fun by joining one of our more than 1,000 student organizations.

The University of Minnesota is a great value, offering the competitive tuition rates of a public university, plus scholarships for international students.

We are a member of the American Association of Universities and receive over $955 million in research funding each year. Students from all majors can participate in research through our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.



Hi! I’m Aimee Thostenson.

I'm Aimee Thostenson and as the Director of International Student Recruitment, I'm your first point of contact for all questions about studying here. I know that deciding to study in the USA can seem very complicated, so I'm here to make the process easier and clarify any doubts you may have. The University of Minnesota offers an exceptional academic experience in a vibrant metropolitan area, full of many opportunities for undergraduate research and activities outside the classroom. It's my privilege to work with students from Canada and we are proud to offer in-state tuition to Manitoba residents due to our reciprocity agreement. Please reach out if you have any questions!

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