The University of Minnesota-Crookston, in the city of Crookston, Minnesota, is a four-year public institution and one of the five campuses in the University of Minnesota system. The university first opened in 1906 as the Northwest School of Agriculture, benefitting from the ecologically rich terrain of northern Minnesota. Student living is centered less than a mile from virgin prairie land in the Red River Valley. The region is one of the most diversified agricultural zones in the U.S., transitioning between the forested areas of the east and the great plains of the Dakotas. In recent years, UMC has aimed to enhance student living here by building and renovating the Sargeant Student Center, an indoor science center, an athletic complex, horticulture complex, early childhood education center, and new student housing. Students at the University of Minnesota-Crookston may also rent off campus housing, and join the small city of Crookston and its population of about 8,000 residents.
The UMC slogan, "Small Campus, Big Degree," encapsulates the university's ideas about the merits of a close-knit environment and a trusted name in academia. The institution's enrollment has settled at approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, who hail from across the U.S. and 29 foreign countries. UMC offers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 40 concentrations and 18 minors through the departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Liberal Arts and Education, and Math, Science and Technology. The most popular degree programs are Business Management, Natural Resources, Equine Science, Animal Science and Sport and Recreation Management. The university's curriculum places a large focus on experiential learning and technology in the classroom. Between 1998 and 2012, UMC has been ranked among the top four Midwest Public Colleges by the U.S. News and World Report.
Off campus housing in Crookston places students in a historic and charming Minnesota city. Crookston is the home of the Grand Theater, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in the country, which once hosted entertainers like Mark Twain and Mary Pickford.
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