What makes this place so great?

The word "opportunity" originates from the Greek word "poros," which means "passage." A CSE education is a passage through places, people, and challenges that expand your opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Our undergraduate programs consistently rank among the top 25 in the nation.

10 cool things

Take a walk around campus and discover what makes the University of Minnesota unique. We are #UMNProud.

The latest and greatest

Our labs are matched in scale and diversity only by the imagination of our students and faculty. Our facilities include a new nanotechnology lab, first-in-the-world ultrafast electron microscope, undergraduate materials lab, and more!

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The alchemy of ideas

Our buildings are only as smart as the people inside them. The widespread exchange of ideas and information at CSE creates an environment where curiosity drives progress.

Meet Jacquelyn

Meet Professor Hillmyer

By the numbers


Classes taught by faculty with the highest degree in their field


Approximate square feet of CSE research space


BuzzFeed ranking of most beautiful campuses in the U.S.

Come see us!

The best way to see if we are a fit for you is to visit campus. Meet other students and hear about our academic programs.