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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
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University of Minnesota is a highly rated public university located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,001 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Minnesota acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Biology. Graduating 80% of students, University of Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,800.
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
About University of Minnesota...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

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.

UMN Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,691/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,521/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.293 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.291 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,001Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,436
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 193 responses
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  • Midwesterner
    26%
  • A combination of Midwestern and Asian
    26%
  • Diversity
    22%
  • There's no typical student here
    9%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Asian
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.355 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.401 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 211 responses
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  • Vast
    16%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Innovative
    13%
  • Cold
    9%
  • Immense
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,900/ 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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My experience with the University of Minnesota so far has been excellent. There are many things that I enjoy about the school, some examples being the location and campus of the school, the challenging four year nursing program that is offered to incoming freshman, and the countless activities that one can participate inside and outside of school grounds. The location of the University of Minnesota is great because you are in the center of Minneapolis and there are plenty of things to do everyday such as museums, sporting events, and concerts. The campus and architecture is beautiful and gives students a wonderful university feel. The nursing program is awesome because it admits you immediately as a freshman and begins your career preparation right away! There are so many different clubs and activities that are available to all students at the U such as art clubs, book clubs, and intermural sports. I would not change one thing about this university!
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I love it here at the University of Minnesota. I think the campus is beautiful, and I have loved exploring the surrounding area as well. There are, of course, some things that can be frustrating, such as the food and the dorms, but I have had an otherwise overwhelmingly positive experience. The majority of my professors have been kind and caring, and the environment that has been created for me has really helped me grow. I have been able to really explore aspects of my personality that were otherwise untouched, all in a supportive environment that encourages reflection and progress. I love it here!
Lack of diversity, POCs will have to face micro-aggression and biases from students and teachers. Lack of diversity and inclusion programs in schools like Carlson and CSE. There is also a lack of mental health awareness in the STEM schools. However, the MIS program at Carlson is phenomenal for career opportunities. Carlson well prepares its students for the future! Besides academics, students can thrive through student organizations since there are thousands on campus!