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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.


135+ Minors


Student Population


Largest Study Abroad Program in the Nation


135+ Minors


Student Population


Largest Study Abroad Program in the Nation

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.

Farrah Mina

“We can’t have accuracy in the media without equitable representation. When our new [Minnesota Daily] editor-in-chief was looking for someone to take a beat dedicated to covering underrepresented communities, I told her I wanted to do it.”

Farrah Mina
Journalism and Global Studies

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.

Onri Benally
"When I came here, I found that there are people from everywhere. You get multiple perspectives from multiple fields … literally from people from all around the world. Having these unique perspectives gives you an advantage."
Onri Benally, '21
Physics, Design, and Communications
Read Onri’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.


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
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“I chose the University of Minnesota for its high-quality education and the amount of opportunities that come from living in Minneapolis and going to a Big 10 school.”

Melanie Iversen, '21

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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Biostatistics goes to high school

Through a School of Public Health partnership with St. Paul Public Schools, ninth grade students are exposed to data science via an interactive (and dare-we-say-fun) curriculum.


Marti DeLiema
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Talking aging family planning with U of M

Marti DeLiema Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares tips on how older adults can have meaningful conversations with adult family members. 

Undergraduate Admissions Next Steps