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Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

450 Undergraduate Degrees
592 Graduate Degrees
$37,987 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
50% Acceptance Rate

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Rankings

We have ranked UMN Twin Cities as #42 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 17 schools in Minnesota.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMN Twin Cities has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMN Twin Cities.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Multilingual Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMN Twin Cities has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#13 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#59 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#194 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities?

Location of University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Contact details for UMN Twin Cities are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Church Street Se, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone: 612-625-5000
Website: https://twin-cities.umn.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UofMN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMNews

How Do I Get Into UMN Twin Cities?

You can apply to UMN Twin Cities online at: https://admissions.tc.umn.edu/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for UMN Twin Cities

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMN Twin Cities?

50% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 50%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to UMN Twin Cities submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 620 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 650 to 760 )
200
800
UMN Twin Cities received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 25 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Minnesota - Twin Cities?

$37,987 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMN Twin Cities is $37,987. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMN Twin Cities, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $7,797 a year. That adds up to $31,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMN Twin Cities is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,939 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,165 undergraduate students at UMN Twin Cities, with 29,939 being full-time and 5,226 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMN Twin Cities

There are also 16,162 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,939 full-time undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMN Twin Cities

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Minnesota - Twin Cities students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMN Twin Cities Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,154
Black or African American 1,515
Hispanic or Latino 1,340
White 19,304
International Students 2,743
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,883

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 140 countries are represented at UMN Twin Cities. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

1,095 Took All Classes Online
14,666 Took At Least One Class Online
22.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 14,666 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMN Twin Cities has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UMN Twin Cities

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities was 22.5%. This is the #540 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMN Twin Cities regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMN Twin Cities ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMN Twin Cities.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education #1
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor #1
Teaching Assistants #2
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented #3
Bilingual & Multilingual Education #4
Multilingual Education #8
Other Education #15
Other Education #15
Special Education #44
Teacher Education Subject Specific #45

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Education 0 242 1 30 0 273
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 0 0 261 0 261
Elementary Education 0 82 0 0 0 82
General Special Education 0 27 16 38 0 81
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 53 24 77
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 28 0 35 63
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 53 0 0 0 0 53
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 0 21 0 11 0 32
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 0 25 0 0 25
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 2 0 0 17 0 19
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0 0 0 18 0 18
Agricultural Teacher Education 0 9 0 7 0 16
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 6 9 0 15
Music Education 0 11 1 0 0 12
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 3 0 4 0 0 7
Educational Evaluation & Research 0 0 3 0 0 3
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 1 1 1 3
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 0 1 0 0 1
Modern Language Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multicultural Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Special Education & Teaching 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Technical Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 58 392 87 445 60 1,042

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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