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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Minnesota is a highly rated public university located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,991 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Minnesota acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Computer Science. Graduating 80% of students, University of Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.
About University of Minnesota - Twin Cities...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,808/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,676/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,336/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,565/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,658/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,040/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.248 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.272 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.270 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,991Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 176 responses
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  • Midwesterner
    27%
  • A combination of Midwestern and Asian
    24%
  • Diversity
    23%
  • There's no typical student here
    9%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Asian
    3%
  • Liberal
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.334 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.380 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 190 responses
Report
  • Vast
    17%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Innovative
    14%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Cold
    9%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Immense
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.174 responses
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Coming to this University was quite the culture change considering the fact that I transferred from a junior college in California. I came out here because I was given the opportunity to be a student athlete in the sport of wrestling and I regret NOTHING. Everybody in this city in terms of administration, and students are very nice and give off a vibe that would be hard to be uncomfortable around. The only thing that I would change about this university is the cost of tuition, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks that and it could be way worse than what it is. This is a very fine institution and it’s my home away from home, and I love it! Being right outside of the downtown city gives you so many opportunities to do things such as food, bars, and hanging out with your people. The only disadvantage about being here is the winter, but after all that, the spring and summer is beautiful!
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I absolutely love it here! There are so many ways to get involved, through countless school clubs and organizations, to conducting research with faculty, or even getting involved with campaigns. Through the University of Minnesota I am currently conducting research with a doctor downtown Minneapolis, because they have a partnership with the University of Minnesota! I'm also helping on a campaign for Minnesota House of Representatives. This school is a dream come true, filled with so many opportunities! I would have never thought that I'd be this happy attending school here!
The University of Minnesota epitomizes the kind of education one would want out of a university. The professors are smart and know what they are doing. The campus offers a diversity of students second to none. There are ready resources on campus to help with any of your troubles. And yes, the party scene here is not to be missed. You will not be lacking in entertainment since there are plenty of clubs on campus to join. The housing on campus is surprisingly roomy, and the menu selection is fairly healthy (even making accommodations for Vegans). Transportation will not be a problem since there are regular campus shuttles and light rail trains to take you were you need to be. You will find a niche at the University of Minnesota. Despite it's large size, this campus can be navigated fairly easily once you are acquainted with all it's halls and libraries. This is truly an experience not to miss!