Who will I hang out with?

No one takes on the world’s toughest problems alone. To succeed, you will seek out people who care about the things you care about—people who push you, guide you, and inspire you on a daily basis.

There are 75+ student groups in CSE and nearly 1,000 at the University.

Join a student group

We all know there is strength in numbers. Joining a student group that matches your interests will make a big place feel a whole lot smaller.

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Carlson Student Groups

Work together, play together

The CSE Winter Light Show features the technical and creative skills of University of Minnesota science and engineering students and their ability to have fun on campus—even in the winter.

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Home away from home

Students who strive together, thrive together. Our Living Learning Communities connect you with students who share similar academic interests.

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By the numbers


CSE student groups


CSE freshmen retention rate


CSE freshmen living on campus

What our students are saying

Your experience at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering will include more than just classes. You will gain leadership skills, global awareness, research experience, and more!

Student led support

CSE offers several peer mentor programs where you are matched with older students. They understand what it’s like to be new on campus and will help answer your questions.

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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.