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About UMN Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Overview

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus is a public, state school in an urban setting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UMN Twin Cities was founded in 1851 and now enrolls around 52,017 students a year, including 36,061 undergrads. UMN Twin Cities offers housing for up to 7,555 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UMN Twin Cities! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UMN Twin Cities's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UMN Twin Cities students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UMN Twin Cities has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UMN Twin Cities has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMN Twin Cities on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UMN Twin Cities on the Student Life page. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by March 31.

2021 UMN Twin Cities Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14.38%
In-State Tuition $13,318
Out-of-State $31,616
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,917

Is UMN Twin Cities a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what UMN Twin Cities offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

UMN Twin Cities Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UMN Twin Cities. The acceptance rate at UMN Twin Cities is 70%. Out of 38,237 applications received in 2021, 26,628 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMN Twin Cities

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMN Twin Cities, around 93% are still enrolled the next year. UMN Twin Cities's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 84%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UMN Twin Cities Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with UMN Twin Cities directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UMN Twin Cities's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. UMN Twin Cities's endowment was valued at $1.7 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Twin Cities

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UMN Twin Cities meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UMN Twin Cities full-time are awarded $14,917 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,644 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Twin Cities. Based on this information, how does UMN Twin Cities sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMN Twin Cities a good school for you?

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Where is University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Located?

UMN Twin Cities is located in the urban setting of Minneapolis, Minnesota, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you want to see UMN Twin Cities for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Minneapolis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMN Twin Cities and Minneapolis are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 Church Street, SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

Campus Setting: Urban

UMN Twin Cities Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMN Twin Cities is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMN Twin Cities ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMN Twin Cities is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into UMN Twin Cities. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMN Twin Cities SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1430


Math SAT Range

640 - 760


Reading SAT Range

600 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1430 and Above


1260 to 1430


1260 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMN Twin Cities students is 1337. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMN Twin Cities, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMN Twin Cities.

UMN Twin Cities Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UMN Twin Cities is like? There are approximately 52,017 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, including 36,061 undergraduate students and 15,956 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from MN and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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