Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive range of more than 135 undergraduate programs and over 200 graduate and professional degree programs.

Popular fields of study include: Engineering, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Business, and Art and Design.

Our campus in Minneapolis/St. Paul is both beautiful and urban - providing opportunities to experience the arts, the outdoors and internships in one of our city's 17 Fortune 500 Companies.

Our enrollment of 52,000 includes approximately 6,400 international students from 130 countries. Our faculty and alumni include many inventors, Nobel Prize winners, and political and business leaders.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 25%
  • Average ACT score: 28
  • Average SAT score: 1910 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Medical Sciences; Mathematics; Meteorology; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $46,113


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports:  Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Gymnastics; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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