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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.

1,000s

Internship and research opportunities

200+

Graduate and Professional Programs

52,000+

Student Population

1,000s

Internship and research opportunities

200+

Graduate and Professional Programs

52,000+

Student Population

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.

Catherine E. Wolfgram French - Professor, College of Science and Engineering

“Connection is especially important for transfer students…who sometimes feel isolated.”

Catherine E. Wolfgram French
Professor, College of Science and 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.

Izaak Mendoza and his fellow study abroad students.

“This was…an awesome way to think about how other cultures view advertising, marketing, and other business topics.”

Izaak Mendoza ’20

MBA student

Read Izaak's story

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.

Free

Per semester every credit after 13 is free

43%

Bachelor degree students graduate debt free

75%

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

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

Admissions

50,000+

passionate students

16,000

graduate and professional students

1,000s

Internship and research opportunities

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Undergraduate

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
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“I’m passionate about mission-driven work. It’s about the end goal and getting there.”

Thu Mai ’20

Health services management

Read Thu's story

Online and Continuing Education

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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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