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University of Minnesota - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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University of Minnesota Description:

With over 51,000 students, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis / St. Paul is the fourth largest university in the U.S. The campus occupies both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and the agricultural programs are located on the quieter St. Paul campus. U of M has many strong academic programs, especially in economics, the sciences, and engineering. It's liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers compete in the Big Ten Conference, and play in the new TCF Bank Stadium. Be sure to compare the Big Ten schools and learn the history of the Golden Gopher name.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 51,853 (34,469 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Minnesota (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,459 (in-state); $18,709 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,412
  • Other Expenses: $2,194
  • Total Cost: $25,065 (in-state); $30,315 (out-of-state)

University of Minnesota Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,171
    • Loans: $7,084

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Minnesota Mission Statement:

The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world. The University's mission, carried out on multiple campuses and throughout the state, is threefold:

  1. Research and Discovery. Generate and preserve knowledge, understanding, and creativity by conducting high-quality research, scholarship, and artistic activity that benefit students, scholars, and communities across the state, the nation, and the world.
  2. Teaching and Learning. Share that knowledge, understanding, and creativity by providing a broad range of educational programs in a strong and diverse community of learners and teachers, and prepare graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, as well as non-degree-seeking students interested in continuing education and lifelong learning, for active roles in a multiracial and multicultural world.
  3. Outreach and Public Service. Extend, apply, and exchange knowledge between the University and society by applying scholarly expertise to community problems, by helping organizations and individuals respond to their changing environments, and by making the knowledge and resources created and preserved at the University accessible to the citizens of the state, the nation, and the world.
In all of its activities, the University strives to sustain an open exchange of ideas in an environment that embodies the values of academic freedom, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation; that provides an atmosphere of mutual respect, free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and intolerance; that assists individuals, institutions, and communities in responding to a continuously changing world; that is conscious of and responsive to the needs of the many communities it is committed to serving; that creates and supports partnerships within the University, with other educational systems and institutions, and with communities to achieve common goals; and that inspires, sets high expectations for, and empowers individuals within its community.

mission statement from http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/history-mission/index.html

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