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Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota in Hennepin County. Located on the north bank of the Minnesota River above its confluence with the Mississippi River, Bloomington lies at the heart of the southern metro area, 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Minneapolis. The city's population was 82,893 in the 2010 Census.

Established as a post-World War II housing boom suburb connected to the urban street grid of Minneapolis and serviced by two major highways, Interstate 35W and Interstate 494. Bloomington's residential areas include upper-tier households in the western Bush Lake area and traditional middle-class families in its rows of single-family homes in the central to eastern portions. Large-scale commercial development is concentrated along the Interstate 494 corridor. Besides an extensive park system, with over 1,000 square feet (93 m2) of parkland per capita, the city's south border with the Minnesota River is buffered by the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Bloomington, considered by many to be a bedroom community, has more jobs per capita than either Minneapolis or St. Paul. Its economy includes headquarters of major companies such as Ceridian, Donaldson Company, HealthPartners and Toro. The city is a hospitality and retail magnet, recognized nationally for the United States' largest enclosed shopping center, Mall of America. It is presently the only suburb in the south metro to be served by the Hiawatha Line. (Several suburbs and cities in the north metro are served by the Northstar Commuter Rail.)

Early settlers named the city after Bloomington, Illinois.

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Schools in and around Bloomington, MN

Name
Normandale Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,704 average out-state tuition; $4,704 average in-state tuition
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $9,930 average out-state tuition; $9,930 average in-state tuition
Empire Beauty School-Bloomington
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Minnesota
Four or more years; Private for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
DeVry University-Minnesota
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,294 average out-state tuition; $15,294 average in-state tuition
Minneapolis Media Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $40,000 average out-state tuition; $40,000 average in-state tuition
Minnesota School of Business-Richfield
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,660 average out-state tuition; $15,660 average in-state tuition

Bloomington, MN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016