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About the Twin Cities

Twin Cities of Minnesota

The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis double your options, with two vibrant downtowns and the best parks of any cities in America. If you’re looking for an urban experience with entertainment, dining, shopping and arts venues, we’ve got it. If you love nature and the outdoors, we’ve got that, too. Our St. Paul campus borders the Mississippi River and miles of trails connect you to Minneapolis’ famous chain of lakes. In addition, with 17 Fortune 500 companies headquartered here, you’ll have access to ample internship and job opportunities.

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment

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Arts and Culture

The Twin Cities have more theater seats per capita than any city outside of New York City. We’re home to the Guthrie Theater, the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Art. Our music scene is a bedrock for talent. Whether you’re looking for a big name artist or for an authentic Irish band, you’ll be able to see the shows you want right here.
St. Thomas fans at Target Field.

Professional Sports

Sports are big in Minnesota, with pro teams including the Twins, Wild, Lynx and Timberwolves. U.S. Bank Stadium, site of the 2018 Super Bowl, fields Vikings football, and the Loons soccer team will kick off at a stadium soon in St. Paul. Pro sports venues are accessible by bus and by bike.
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Shopping, Food and Entertainment

The Twin Cities originated the Juicy Lucy burger and is a cultural melting pot of food and culture, boasting Irish, German, Italian, Asian, Middle-Eastern and Scandinavian influences. Boutiques and vintage stores line Grand Avenue and surrounding St. Paul neighborhoods. You also can catch a bus or light rail to the Mall of America for a full complement of shopping, food, games and rides.
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The Great Outdoors

Bike, scooter, run or walk for miles on Twin Cities trails. Get started along the Mississippi River adjacent to the St. Paul campus. In winter, embrace the frozen, snowy landscape. Ski (cross country or downhill), snowboard, skate, snowshoe or take up curling in the state that’s known for its Olympians in the sport.