University of Minnesota Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Pillsbury Hall at the University of Minnesota
Pillsbury Hall at the University of Minnesota. Michael Hicks / Flickr

With over 51,000 students, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis / St. Paul is the fourth largest university in the U.S. The campus occupies both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and the agricultural programs are located on the quieter St. Paul campus. U of M has many strong academic programs, especially in economics, the sciences, and engineering. It's liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers compete in the Big Ten Conference and play in the new TCF Bank Stadium. Be sure to compare the Big Ten schools and learn the history of the Golden Gopher name.​

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Admissions Data (2017)

  • University of Minnesota Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • GPA, ACT and SAT graph for Minnesota
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 620 / 720
    • SAT Math: 650 / 760
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 31
    • ACT English: 25 / 32
    • ACT Math: 26 / 31

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 51,848 (35,433 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 85 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,417 (in-state); $26,603 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,852
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $27,469 (in-state); $39,655 (out-of-state)

University of Minnesota Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62 percent
    • Loans: 47 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,760
    • Loans: $7,553

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80 percent

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics