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Colleges / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Minneapolis, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

UMN Twin Cities Admissions

If you want to apply to UMN Twin Cities, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee is $55.

Students who apply to UMN Twin Cities for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.

UMN Twin Cities Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UMN Twin Cities's admissions stats.

UMN Twin Cities 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 41%
Mean SAT Score 1388
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 41%
Waitlist Yes

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 January 31

Want to Apply Early to UMN Twin Cities?

UMN Twin Cities does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UMN Twin Cities will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Admissions

Transferring to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UMN Twin Cities

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 determines which factors are they consider most important 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 admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UMN Twin Cities

Curious about the factors that are considered by UMN Twin Cities during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UMN Twin Cities for more information on admission factors.

UMN Twin Cities Application Requirements

To apply to UMN Twin Cities, all applicants 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

UMN Twin Cities has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 27.3% submitted a class rank. At UMN Twin Cities 41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78.4% were in the top 25% and 97.8% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UMN Twin Cities directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

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

In 2022, 7% of UMN Twin Cities's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UMN Twin Cities?

To be competitive with other UMN Twin Cities applicants, you should aim to earn between 1320 and 1470 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMN Twin Cities 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1470 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UMN Twin Cities student is 1388.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMN Twin Cities students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMN Twin Cities students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UMN Twin Cities?

To be most competitive at UMN Twin Cities, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMN Twin Cities's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMN Twin Cities students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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?

❌ No, UMN Twin Cities is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UMN Twin Cities's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UMN Twin Cities is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMN Twin Cities?

❌ UMN Twin Cities does not offer early decision.

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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 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


UMN Twin Cities Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMN Twin Cities is Jan 1.

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

UMN Twin Cities ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 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 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into UMN Twin Cities. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMN Twin Cities SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1470


Math SAT Range

670 - 760


Reading SAT Range

640 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1470 and Above


1320 to 1470


1320 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMN Twin Cities students is 1388. Applicants with SAT scores of 1470 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMN Twin Cities, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1470 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 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

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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