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University of Minnesota Admissions Information

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minnesota, MN (map)


The University of Minnesota’s flagship campus is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, with buildings on both sides of the Mississippi River. A bridge connects the two areas of campus, and covered tunnels help protect against the fierce Minnesota winters. The student body is the fourth-largest in the nation, and undergraduates can choose among 147 different degree programs. The University aims to become one of the top three public research universities in the world within the next decade. It already boasts several high-ranking programs, including the chemical engineering (3rd in the nation), statistics (6th), and psychology (8th). U.S. News and World Report ranked its medical school 7th among primary-care schools.

The Golden Gophers are competitive in many Division 1 conferences. The men’s basketball team has won two national titles, and the football team’s annual clash with the Wisconsin Badgers is one of the longest-running rivalries in NCAA history.



Basic Info

Main Address: 100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone Number: (612) 625-5000  
Website: twin-cities.umn.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, Very large city, Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intramural, Club  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 33,236  
Percent out-of-state: 25%  
Percent international: 6%  
Female to Male ratio: 53:47  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 21:1  
Most popular majors: Biology/Biological Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
External Degree
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for married students
Special housing for international students
Cooperative housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Academic Groups
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Literary Magazine
Political Discussion Groups
Religious Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
Theater Program
Chamber Orchestra
International Student Groups
Minority Student Groups
Radio Station
Singing Groups
Student Union

Fun Facts

  • Campuses are located in both Minneapolis and St. Paul

Admissions Information

Primary factors in University of Minnesota admissions are high school coursework, GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores. Other factors include extracurricular involvement; talents and abilities; first-generation college student status; military service; and overcoming social, economic, or physical barriers to an education.

The U (as locals call it) offers a range of loans, scholarships, and work-study options, and about 60 percent of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. If a student resides in one of several surrounding states, including Wisconsin, the Dakotas, or Manitoba (Canada), he or she qualifies for in-state tuition.

Admissions address: 240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone number: (612) 625-2008  
Fax number: (612) 626-1693  
Admissions Website: https://admissions.tc.umn.edu/  
Contact Person:    
Number of first-year applications received: 36,853  
Percent of applicants admitted: 50%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: December 15 (priority deadline)  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Online application

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: University of Minnesota considers your highest section scores across all SAT test dates submitted.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 6874  
ACT code: 2156  
Learn more about other Small Midwest schools:
Carleton   Macalester  

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