University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Profile


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, founded in 1851, is a public institution. Its 2,000-acre campus is located in Minneapolis.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 50% of 38,174 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: Rolling

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular: Not Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 540-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 560-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 25-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $25,065  Out-of-state: $30,315
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $13,459 Out-of-state: $18,709
Room and Board: $8,412
Average Percent of Need Met: 77%
Average Freshman Award: $13,036
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $28,407


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum:  reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,851
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-59 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003969: Free

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