The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has worked hard to understand the international student experience. Over the past decade, our graduate international student population has remained fairly consistent, while the undergraduate international student population has increased from 500 to more than 2,600.

During the past three academic years, different data and research projects were conducted to better understand the needs and challenges of international students, with significant focus on undergraduate students. That information is below.

We encourage you to explore the summaries and findings to gain insights about the projects as well as connections to the work in your unit. Topics include best practices, listening sessions, career services, etc.

An overall 2016 Needs Assessment was funded and commissioned by the International Student Academic Services Fee committee.

For questions about this data or for specific collegiate/unit data, please contact Xi Yu at