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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Overview

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a public institution situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Known For?

29,991 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,479 Avg Cost After Aid
50% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UMN Twin Cities is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at UMN Twin Cities.
  • In 2017-2018, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UMN Twin Cities makes roughly $51,900 a year. This is 27% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Rankings

UMN Twin Cities is ranked #124 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 37 schools in Minnesota.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UMN Twin Cities has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UMN Twin Cities

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 10
Best Colleges for International Students 42
Best Colleges 124
Best Colleges for the Money 331
Best Colleges for Diversity 392

Where Is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities?

Location of University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Contact details for UMN Twin Cities are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Church Street Se, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone: 612-625-5000
Website: https://twin-cities.umn.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UofMN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMNews

How Do I Get Into UMN Twin Cities?

You can apply to UMN Twin Cities online at: https://admissions.tc.umn.edu/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for UMN Twin Cities

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMN Twin Cities?

50% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to UMN Twin Cities. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 50%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to UMN Twin Cities submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 620 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 650 to 760 )
200
800
UMN Twin Cities received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 25 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Minnesota - Twin Cities?

$17,479 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMN Twin Cities is $17,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMN Twin Cities

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,688 $8,898 $12,965 $19,558 $24,720

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMN Twin Cities, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $7,797 a year. That adds up to $31,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMN Twin Cities is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,991 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,433 undergraduate students at UMN Twin Cities, with 29,991 being full-time and 5,442 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMN Twin Cities

There are also 16,415 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,991 full-time undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMN Twin Cities

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Minnesota - Twin Cities students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMN Twin Cities Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,870
Black or African American 1,290
Hispanic or Latino 1,222
White 20,087
International Students 2,946
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,576

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 140 countries are represented at UMN Twin Cities. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

1,095 Took All Classes Online
14,666 Took At Least One Class Online
22.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 14,666 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMN Twin Cities has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMN Twin Cities

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities was 22.5%. This is the #830 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMN Twin Cities regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMN Twin Cities majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 4%
Nursing 5%
Taxation 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMN Twin Cities ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMN Twin Cities.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #2
Teaching Assistants #2
Applied Mathematics #3
Communication & Journalism (Other) #5
Multilingual Education #8
Public Relations & Advertising #10
Mathematics & Statistics #11
Electrical Engineering #13
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #13
Other Education #15
Computer Science #18
Public Health #21
Engineering #25
Communication & Journalism #38
Special Education #44
Teacher Education Subject Specific #45
Computer & Information Sciences #90
Nursing #150
Education #180
Business Administration & Management #227
Health Professions #255
Business, Management & Marketing #289

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 17,976 undergraduate degrees and 10,272 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 167 34 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 16 3
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 87 17 10
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 62 0 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 37 6 4
Animal Science 0 111 11 3
Anthropology 0 53 5 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 62 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 51 0
Area Studies 0 6 2 1
Arts & Media Management 0 0 4 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 19 1 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 102 1 16
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 44 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 41 16
Biomedical Engineering 0 84 40 12
Botany/Plant Biology 0 7 4 8
Business Administration & Management 0 75 482 74
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 92 6 0
Chemical Engineering 0 107 4 23
Chemistry 0 144 58 37
Child Development & Psychology 0 73 3 30
Civil Engineering 0 69 43 15
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 1 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 46 22
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 40 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 0 1 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 37 26 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 1 6
Communication Sciences 0 61 39 9
Computer Engineering 0 79 30 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 2 0
Computer Science 0 403 80 29
Computer Systems Analysis 0 138 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 46 0 0
Construction Management 0 47 0 0
Criminology 0 130 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 53 24
Dance 0 16 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 27 11 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 122
Design & Applied Arts 0 121 2 15
Drama & Theater Arts 0 59 3 3
East Asian Languages 0 46 1 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 40 45 18
Economics 0 392 31 34
Educational Administration 0 0 0 35
Electrical Engineering 0 109 106 36
Environmental Design 0 15 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 26 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 43 0 4
Family & Consumer Economics 0 89 3 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 30 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 327 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 82 10 2
Fisheries Sciences 0 48 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 31 7 2
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 11 0 0
Forestry 0 47 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 26 0 0
General Architecture 0 99 0 0
General Biology 0 330 10 8
General English Literature 0 176 6 4
General Psychology 0 524 6 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 115 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 40 26 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 24 4 4
Geoscience Engineering 0 3 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 19 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 56 67 7
Health & Physical Education 0 85 21 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 3 0
History 0 122 6 11
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 4 3
Human Resource Management 0 90 111 0
Industrial Engineering 0 69 15 7
Information Science 0 0 25 0
Insurance 0 7 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 82 0 0
Journalism 0 331 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 21 0
Law 0 0 0 159
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 2
Legal Research 0 0 47 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 8 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 45 2 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 127 0
Marketing 0 195 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 46 2 14
Mathematics 0 223 25 24
Mechanical Engineering 0 212 54 20
Medical Science 0 0 1 0
Medicine 0 0 0 229
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 24 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 45 3 13
Music 0 35 27 31
Natural Resources Conservation 0 86 25 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 104 0 12
Nursing 0 141 97 110
Nutrition Science 0 85 5 3
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 21 0
Other Education 0 242 30 0
Other Engineering 0 0 28 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 11 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 177 30 5
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 11 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 21 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 5 11
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 6 174
Philosophy 0 41 2 2
Physics 0 58 11 16
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 271 5 13
Plant Sciences 0 32 25 4
Political Science & Government 0 237 5 6
Public Administration 0 0 41 3
Public Health 0 0 181 11
Public Policy 0 0 88 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 46 59
Religious Studies 0 7 0 0
Romance Languages 0 69 6 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 6 0 0
Social Work 0 0 126 4
Sociology 0 84 12 7
Soil Sciences 0 0 5 2
Special Education 0 27 38 0
Statistics 0 80 36 5
Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0
Taxation 0 0 30 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 103 281 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 20 43 1
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 12 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 36 0
Urban Studies 0 27 0 0
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 5 4 5
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 99
Writing Studies 0 207 13 3
Zoology 0 0 6 2
Total 0 17,976 6,776 3,496

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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