Humphrey School students enjoy the many benefits of studying in a vibrant metropolitan region, which is the economic center of the upper Midwest and home to the state capital. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul form the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with more than 3 million residents.
By nearly every measure, the Twin Cities area ranks among the country’s most desirable places to live, work, and study, and offers exceptional professional, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The Twin Cities is home to the #1-rated park system in the country, one of the most bikeable metropolitan areas, thousands of lakes and rivers, a renowned arts and music scene, numerous professional sports teams, and major new transit.
Minnesota’s economy is one of the most diversified in the nation with more than 90% of all major U.S. industries located in the state, including 17 Fortune 500 companies and 15 S&P 500 firms, plus dozens of governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.