University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 49,129 applications and only 21,820 students were granted admission. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is at the #42 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 11% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 5,880 enrollees 5467 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 25 32
Math 25 31
Composite 26 31

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 5,880 enrollees 634 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 560 700
Math 620 750
Combined (Math + Reading) 1180 1450

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 22,967 26,162 49,129
Admitted students 9,684 12,136 21,820
Enrolled students 2,715 3,165 5,880
Acceptance rate 42.2% 46.4% 44.4% 69%
Yield 28% 26.1% 26.9% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 1

  • Regular application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

March 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Priority application
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

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