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Colleges / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

UMN Twin Cities Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UMN Twin Cities, the fee for the application is $55.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UMN Twin Cities by March 31.

UMN Twin Cities Admissions Stats at a Glance

UMN Twin Cities 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 48.6%
Mean SAT Score 1337
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14.38%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 90.88%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to UMN Twin Cities?

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! UMN Twin Cities will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

UMN Twin Cities is a moderately difficult school to get into. UMN Twin Cities evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UMN Twin Cities accepted 70% of students, around 26,628 of the 38,237 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMN Twin Cities, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to college of science and engineering, management, biological science programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

UMN Twin Cities has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UMN Twin Cities Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UMN Twin Cities

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UMN Twin Cities 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UMN Twin Cities must submit the following items. Double check with UMN Twin Cities's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMN Twin Cities?

Out of all students that were admitted, 38.8% submitted a class rank. At UMN Twin Cities 48.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80.5% were in the top 25% and 97.8% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 38.8%

UMN Twin Cities considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UMN Twin Cities does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 14.38% of UMN Twin Cities's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90.88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UMN Twin Cities?

To be competitive with other UMN Twin Cities applicants, you should strive to earn between 1260 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMN Twin Cities 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UMN Twin Cities student is 1337.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMN Twin Cities students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMN Twin Cities students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UMN Twin Cities?

To be most competitive at UMN Twin Cities, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMN Twin Cities's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMN Twin Cities students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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Transferring to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMN Twin Cities.

Transfer students can enroll in UMN Twin Cities during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

UMN Twin Cities Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMN Twin Cities?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMN Twin Cities.

Does UMN Twin Cities accept transfer credits?

UMN Twin Cities accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMN Twin Cities accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Does UMN Twin Cities accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UMN Twin Cities accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UMN Twin Cities?

UMN Twin Cities is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UMN Twin Cities's acceptance rate?

UMN Twin Cities's acceptance rate is 70%.

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UMN Twin Cities Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMN Twin Cities? UMN Twin Cities is a somewhat selective institution. The UMN Twin Cities acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.



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UMN Twin Cities Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMN Twin Cities is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMN Twin Cities ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


25 to 31


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMN Twin Cities is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into UMN Twin Cities. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMN Twin Cities SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1430


Math SAT Range

640 - 760


Reading SAT Range

600 - 700

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1430 and Above


1260 to 1430


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMN Twin Cities students is 1337. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMN Twin Cities, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMN Twin Cities.

UMN Twin Cities GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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