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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.


Students receive financial aid or work-study funds


135+ Minors


Internship and research opportunities


Students receive financial aid or work-study funds


135+ Minors


Internship and research opportunities

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.

Brianna Collins

“I've been provided with a lot of opportunities to work with other people in my department and even across departments. That's been a real benefit of being here.”

Brianna Collins '22
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Study Abroad

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Students posing with University of Minnesota flag in Ecuador

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—180+ options in 50+ countries—you’ll find a place that’s right for you.

Ahmed Amin

“I didn’t go to college so that I could get a job. I was in search of something—a purpose or a better understanding of myself or the world. And I feel that I got that.”

Ahmed Amin '08
History and Sociology of Law, Criminology & Deviance
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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 (2022-23)

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: $31,348
Non-Resident: $52,088

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
Isabelle VanHatten

“Interning at NASA has been a dream come true. I wouldn’t be where I am without the amazing faculty and students that I’ve met at the U of M.”

Isabelle VanHatten '24
Aerospace Engineering

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.


Jaeden King

Language keeper

Jaeden King wants to preserve the Ojibwe language by bringing it to schools in her community.

Undergraduate Admissions Next Steps