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Let Your Curiosity Get the Best of You.

There are a million reasons to consider the University of Minnesota, but one thing is for sure. You've come to the right place. Watch the video.

Undergraduate Student Admissions

When you come curious to the University of Minnesota, you’ll discover the skills and connections you need to explore the world, secure a job, and create your future.

For more information on admission requirements, campus visits, and opportunities at the U of M, visit the Office of Admissions. You can also check the status of your undergraduate admission application on Application Tracker.

Hear current students talk about what drives their curiosity and what opportunities they most value at the U of M.

Calculating Your Costs

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

Expense Category In-State and Reciprocity* Non-Resident
Tuition/Fees $15,104** $33,330
Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Room/Board $10,344 $10,344
Transportation $228 $1,728
Personal/Miscellaneous $2,000 $2,000
Total $28,676 $48,402

*Reciprocity agreement applies for students from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Manitoba.

** Students enrolled in the Carlson School of Management (CSOM) and College of Science and Engineering (CSE) students will be charged an additional $1,000 per semester tuition surcharge to maintain innovative classrooms and laboratories.

The tuition and fees listed here cover one academic year (two semesters) of enrollment.

The exact cost may vary slightly from student to student, based on the college of enrollment and courses taken, but these figures can assist you with planning.

Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.

You can also estimate the financial aid available to you and your out-of-pocket expenses with the net price calculator.

Free Tuition after 13 Credits

At the U of M, every credit after 13 is free of charge. This keeps your costs down, so you can graduate in four years. (Students typically take 15-16 credits each semester.)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Many students at the U of M receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans.

If you’re new to the process, you can learn the financial aid basics, including terms like FAFSA and FAAN. Then you can learn more about the financial aid process, including a list of financial aid sources and tasks.

Graduate Student Admissions

Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Then you may apply for graduate admission. More than 200 graduate degree programs are available through the University of Minnesota. Learn more and apply.

U of M graduate students receive various forms of financial aid—teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, grants, loans. Learn more about funding your graduate studies.

Professional Program Admissions

Admissions to University of Minnesota professional programs are conducted through the U of M college that offers the program.