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University of Minnesota Twin Cities

United States of America

47th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1851, University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship land-grant university in the state’s five-campus system. It is a public research university and offers more than 150 majors and minors. The University of Minnesota is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the private Ivy League universities.

The university comprises of 18 colleges- Biological Sciences, Continuing Education, Dentistry, Design, Education and Human Development, Extension, Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Graduate, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Affairs, Public Health, Science and Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. The university offers more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs. The university has the only veterinary, pharmacy and dental colleges in the state.

The university has more than 900 student organizations. The total student population at the university is more than 51,000 of which the number of under graduates exceeds 34,300. University of Minnesota has the student to faculty ratio of 17:1. Total faculty members at the university are about 3,800 and include members of National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medicine.  The current and former faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships, MacArthur Fellowships and Nobel Prizes. With more than $870 million annual research spending, the University ranks 8th among public universities in terms of research expenditure.

Notable alumni: Bob Dylan (Singer-songwriter), Brock Lesner (Westler) and Maria Bamford (Comedian)

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Rahil Bhatnagar

Rahil Bhatnagar, an ardent lover of sports, mainly baseball and running, is a high school graduate from the Dubai American Academy. He secured 1840 in his SAT and is currently studying International Business and Finance at the University Of Minnesota, Carlson School Of Management. He was accepted to many other universities which included Penn State, Northeastern and many more.

Rahil's Testimonial

At the start of my long journey with Varun and Roshan, my parents and I were confused and overwhelmed with information on studying abroad since it was new to us. However, after several weeks of counseling, advising and guiding, we had managed to apply to 16 schools across 4 countries and isolate just 2 schools. Throughout this process, Varun took great efforts to understand our hesitancies and even build a relationship beyond a guidance counselor. Roshan was also always there to help even after our sessions as he was very accessible either by phone or WhatsApp. 

In the end, when we had narrowed down the search to University of Minnesota and Northeastern University, Varun was able to correctly gauge my character and suggested that I would be happier in a larger school like the U of M and I cannot thank him enough for that. 2 months into my university career, I can safely say that I am thriving in all aspects and have probably never been happier. Thank you Roshan.

Elvis Rodriguez

Elvis Rodriguez, graduated high school from Dubai International Academy with exceptional academic grades in his final IB year; and secured a 32/34 on his ACT. Elvis applied for majors in Economics and Statistics to universities in the US and the UK, and received offers from many top universities like University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, UC San Diego, Purdue, UIUC, Wisconsin Madison, UM Twin Cities, Warwick, UCL, UBC and many more. He accepted his offer from University of California Los Angeles for the undergraduate program in Statistics, and Mathematics of Computation.

Elvis's Testimonial:

"I vividly remember my first meeting: entering the room, I was eager to discuss my future beyond high school and to share ideas, yet anxious to meet unfamiliar faces. I stared at the clock as it struck two, signaling the start of the meeting. In enter Varun and Roshan; with introductions aside, we got straight to business. “So, what are your interests?” Hesitant at first, I explained in detail what I intended to pursue. Noting down my inputs, they promised to accommodate my interests, and they delivered; through dedication and support, college lists, test preparation, cups of coffee, and numerous drafts of essays, I was accepted into UCLA.

There are not enough words in this paragraph to express my gratitude for Varun and Roshan, and their work. I can assure prospective students that they are in good hands at Brighter Prep."

Wishing you luck in your future endeavours at the JLT office!


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