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Academics and Admissions

Curiosity drives us. To go beyond what we know. To uncover what we don’t. At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find everything you need to begin your journey.


Classes with under 50 students


Student-Faculty Ratio


Graduate and Professional Programs


Classes with under 50 students


Student-Faculty Ratio


Graduate and Professional Programs

Majors and Programs

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is among the nation’s top public research universities, with award-winning faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class academics.

With a major for every interest, from astrophysics to product design, child psychology, and American Indian studies, we offer endless opportunities for all students.

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“One of the great things about bioelectronics is that we can get closer to fixing the problem rather than just putting a Band-Aid on it.”

Kate Fernandez ‘21

Electrical Engineering

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Study Abroad

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Traveling abroad has the potential to help you discover new worlds—even those within yourself. 

Every year, over 4,000 students take advantage of learning abroad opportunities at the U of M. With one of the largest programs in the nation—200+ options in 60+ countries—you’ll find a place that’s right for you.

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“The wheelchair community is part of the larger running and racing community, but they don’t get the same consideration and attention that other athletes do.”

Sarah Klecker ’17

Apparel Design

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Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The University of Minnesota is ranked as a “best value” by USA Today, the Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. We have competitive tuition rates, outstanding academic programs, and a focus on student success.


Per semester every credit after 13 is free


Bachelor degree students graduate debt free


Students receive financial aid or work-study funds

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Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (2020-21)

Undergraduate costs vary, depending on your program, coursework, and personal spending. Estimates here include tuition/fees, housing, books, and personal expenses.

In-State and Reciprocity: $28,942
Non-Resident: $48,740

Scholarships and aid reduce the cost of attendance for most undergraduate students. For Minnesota residents, the University offers the U Promise Scholarship and Promise Plus Free Tuition programs.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Aid

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Graduate and Professional Cost of Attendance (2020-21)

Tuition costs vary widely by school/program, the number of credits you plan to take, and resident or non-resident status.

Graduate Program Cost of Attendance



passionate students


graduate and professional students


Internship and research opportunities

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The undergraduate experience is all about discovery. Whatever you want to explore, from building a solar car to building your résumé, you will find it here.

Undergraduate Admissions
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Graduate and Professional

Whatever your interest, if you have a bachelor’s degree and are ready for the next level, we have a program for you. Explore our 550+ graduate and professional degrees.

Graduate Admissions
Simon Ozbek in front of spacesuits at NASA

“I get to work on a spacecraft that will actually orbit the moon with astronauts working and living inside it! How crazy is that?”

Simon Ozbek ‘20

Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Online and Continuing Education


The University of Minnesota opens doors for those looking for flexible learning opportunities. Our robust hybrid and online educational offerings give you options outside the traditional classroom. Whether you are an undergraduate student or an adult learner, you can learn at your own pace while staying motivated and on track to meet your goals.  

You can enroll in programs to help you finish your degree, earn a certificate, or pursue professional and personal growth in whatever environment suits you best.


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Talking financial literacy with U of M

This Financial Literacy Month, University of Minnesota Professor Joyce Serido explains what financial literacy is, ways to build a better understanding of personal finances, and how to get young people engaged in thinking about finances.

Undergraduate Admissions Next Steps