About University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Founded in 1851, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. is a Public college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 34,870 full time undergraduate students, and 16,709 full time graduate students.

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 2430 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate44%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range1180-1450
ACT Range26-31

Admissions at UM are considered More Selective, with ,210% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 80% were in the top quarter, and 44% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
26%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
70%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
77%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
26%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
70%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
77%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    374 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    331 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    406 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    418 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    416 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    417 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    417 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    418 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities?

187 Students rated University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Mandolin - 06/27/2022

The professors are good and generally available. There are a variety of chain restaurants around, but not many unique ones. You'll always be able to grab a quick coffee before class though. Public transport through the university is excellent; they have both inter-city buses, university buses, and the inter-city lightrail.

Ted - 08/09/2021

I didn't even plan on going here and wasn't sure based on the circumstances that it would be a good fit. I definitely had my hardships coming into this school, and maybe it didn't even make sense for me to come here, but that is just a testament to how awesome this school is. Even with all the tribulations I endured, I truly love this university.

Corey - 05/01/2021

In my opinion, I think the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is an okay school. In my experience, it wasn't the best due to the fact that I transferred half way in my Junior year, and I commuted to school via train. I was alone a lot and my math classes were super hard. I didn't go to office hours unless I had to because in class, my professors didn't explain the material in a way that made sense to me, but probably well for others. It was hard to understand the material, and I would stay quiet due to my fear of embarrassment of asking questions that to others may be basic knowledge or "dumb." My favorite parts about the university is the atmosphere, the facilities, and the classes. Whenever I arrive to school via train (I commute), I feel like i'm in a mini city or a different world. Students would be everywhere and the diversity is super strong. The facilities are really nice too like the recreational center is well-designed and has many great features like an indoor track, a lot of different exercise machines, a pool, racquetball courts, turf fields, etc. In terms of classes, they offer a wide range. Having more options is a huge plus because students can search for classes that catches their interest or want to know more about. Overall, I though my time at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was okay. It wasn't the best experience, but it wasn't the worst either.

Stephanie - 04/05/2021

The sports and academics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are highly competitive and there are opportunities for everyone. We are a very inclusive school and have improved our focus on diversity. There are many resources available to students and our administration tries to make it clear that they are available to everyone.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 44%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Saturday and Sunday are the most important days of your education. An alarming number of students spend every hour of the weekend with friends and at parties. The most successful students, however, realize that their coursework comes first, and use the least stressful days of the week to study for several hours. The students who fall behind in classes are those who try to cram their coursework into the limited hours of the weekdays. It is vital to keep up with coursework on those days too, but why not use the greater time allotment of time given to you on Saturday and Sunday to go above and beyond? Not having the stress of classes makes it easier to be mistake-free in your homework during the weekend. Additionally, the extra hours of the weekend allow you to work ahead in your classes. You are given a syllabus at the beginning of the semester, and you should use it to make sure you are as prepared as possible to ask the professor questions you did not understand, and also to make sure you not only pass, but excel in your classes.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are, for the most part, good hardworking people that are able balance the large amount classwork that comes with college with the social lives that they have as young adults.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is a fairly large school with a large student body, located in an urban area.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I am from Minnesota, I was born here so I knew a lot about the school when it came to applying for colleges. I wish I would have known how small the dorm rooms are and how big/small the greek life was. I knew the school very well coming into it.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the University of Minnesota is all the differentways you can get involed on campus. There are sports teams, student groups, and you can always reatean intramural sports team. There are also many opportunities to get involved with the undergraduate research program. On top of that they have a very extensive study abroad program to help students that want to go around the globe to study, and alloing them to actuall do it.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The University of Minnesota provides ample opportunities for students to get involved and to grow as an individual. As an out of state student originally from South Dakota however, it has been difficult to meet students who do not live in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Many come to the University with their high school friends and do not learn to accept others into their set group of friends. Since this campus is one of the biggest in the nation however, I have learned to make meaningful relationships with the people around me.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is the kind of person that is not afraid to branch out. You see new faces every day and the campus is huge, so you must be a person that is willing to take on a big world.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of Minnesota educated over 50,000 students this past Spring, 2014. Amongst these is somebody of most or every race, religion, vocation, interest, belief, passion, and purpose. Unique here is that there is a community for everybody. Each person has the freedom to pursue their interests AND find a community that will accept them just as they are at the end of each pursuit. Find your direction AND travel with others going the same way. In this way, each of these 50,000 can unite with others to challenge and encourage one another to become their very best.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who don't like diversity, being in an inner-city location, a very large campus, large lecture halls, a gopher for a school mascot, and can't stand cold Minnesota winters should not attend the University of Minnnesota - Twin Cities.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Personally, I brag about the size of the school, the students, the faculties, and what's available on campus. For example, like the restaurants on campus, the different kinds of food (Korean, American, Chinese, Thai, etc.), the theatre and movie theater, the bowling ally, the clubs, etc. I brag about basically everything about this school. The faculties are just the best. I've never seen so many people willing to help students. Most of the faculities are even willing to help students that they have never met and not in the same field of work.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The Golden Gophers sports team is the most famous facet of the University of Minnesota.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It isn't cheap to go to the university, but the same could be said about most large schools.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Some are true but some are not. I think at every school you run into people who are spoiled and some are not. You are definatly not just a number, in fact, I knew most of my professors and T.A.'s very well and had great experiences in my huge lectures.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am a second year student in the School of Nursing. Because I am only taking courses related to my major, my classes are much more personal that classes taken in the first or second year of college. The majority of my professors know my name and are easy to approach whether after class or during office hours. I spend about 6-7 hours every weekday studying and/or in class. But as a junior, my schedule is more demanding. My freshman/sophomore year was closer to 3-4 hours every weekday. The requirements for my nursing major are very realistic. Because this field of study is related to health care, the standards need to be high, as we will be dealing with patients and essentially will be responsible for their health. As far as I know, other majors also have acceptable standards. If you are able to meet the academic requirements to graduate from the U of M, you will be ready to enter the work force in the real world. My least favorite class that I have taken is and introductory music class which was taken my freshman year. I was completely unprepared for the amount of work it would require and severely underestimated the difficulty of the class. It was also a class taken the first semester of my freshman year and I was expecting an “easy A”. This class was also the most unique class I’ve taken. We played foreign instruments, had performers of many ethnicities come to class and listened to a handful of new music I would have never experienced were it not for this class. Class participation is more common as students progress further into their college years. Some classes have over 100 students and this can be intimidating. But these classes often have small group time to talk about the topic being taught. I believe the farther you get into your major, the more competitive student will get. Often the class sizes are smaller and more personable, so competition may arise. Many majors gear the education toward getting a job but also research. The U of M is known for putting out a lot of research and many classes emphasize the importance of research but do an excellent job of preparing you for the “real world”.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    They are nice? I don't actually know...

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The University of Minnesota is a perfect size. Yes, it is the third largest school in the country but the teachers, administration, and orientation officers do a wonderful job of encouraging students to get involved and to be active in their college community. If you are not involved in student groups or rec activities, I could see how one would feel they were just a number, but for me, I enjoy that I don't know most of the people that go to my school. The school pride is not what I expected at a large university. I feel as if Madison does a better job at school spirit then we do at most every sport, especially football. Once we get the stadium on campus, I believe that will change. The things to do around or on campus is vital to a students experience at that school. Sure, academics is what you are going to school for, but without a social life with social activies it can become draining. The U of M has thousands of things to do everynight of the week from free movies, to huge shopping trips at the major target dowtown, two huge cities fifteen minutes away, three malls within 10 minutes including the biggest one in American! There are so many places to explore, resteraunts to try, music to listen to, and clubs to dance in. The variety of activies in and around campus is a huge turn on to any student. The weather is a little harsh but the U's unusual underground tunnel system called the gopher way makes the campus weather friendly which I used more than I expected. The gopher way is a wonderful name for that system.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Colleges Against Cancer, and Campus Crusades are among the most popular groups on campus as well as Greek Life. Athletic events, theater, are popular but not as much as I thought they would be. The dorm life is great because you meet many people and there is always something to do. The dating scene is fun because of the resteraunts and things to do.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    U of M student talks about why she chose to go to the U of M and what she learned when she got here.

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    Depending on how you like to study the library or the dining hall.

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    If I were to label stereotypes at the U, it would take forever. There are so many people at the U that come from all different types of backgrounds. You think of a stereotype, its here. You can find it.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

34,870

Total Undergrad Enrollment

16,709

Total Grad Students

29%

Out-Of-State

64%

In-State

7%

International

Organizations

680

Student Organizations

29

Fraternities

15

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

12%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

82% of students attending University of Minnesota-Twin Cities receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$23,806

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$9,377

Room and Board

34,183

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,694
$30 - $48K
$8,246
$48 - $75K
$12,781
$75 - $110K
$19,554
$110K & UP
$23,807

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