University of Minnesota Review

The University of Minnesota offers over 170 different undergraduate majors in a variety of programs, including aerospace engineering, education, business and nursing. It also has campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester.

University of Minnesota Overview

The University of Minnesota is a 4-year, public university. Its main campus is the Twin Cities campus, located in Minneapolis. It also offers courses on four other campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester. Undergraduates can choose from over 170 different majors, including nursing, education, business administration and aerospace engineering.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees are available from the University of Minnesota. The university serves approximately 35,000 undergraduates and 19,000 graduate students at the Twin Cities campus, as well as an additional 17,000 at its other campuses.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to the University of Minnesota can be a challenge. Recently, the university reported receiving over 35,000 applications for the 5,300 freshman slots available. For the best chance at gaining admittance, UM advises prospective students to have all application materials in by the priority admissions deadline, which can be found on its website.

Many factors figure into whether a student will be accepted or not, including grade point average, ACT and SAT test scores and whether the student has completed all of the core required high school courses. Applications are considered on an individual basis, and those who aren't immediately accepted may be placed on a wait list for acceptance in the event that a space opens up.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Minnesota's library system comprises 14 libraries with almost seven million books, 77,000 subscriptions to journals, magazines and electronic resources. It ranks as North America's 15th largest library system, in terms of collection size.

Currently, the student to faculty ratio at the University of Minnesota is 19:1. The university offers a wide variety of research opportunities, study areas and access to the latest technology. It also prides itself on providing plenty of artistic and cultural experiences on campuses. As a Big Ten school, sports are also highly touted.

Colleges/Schools Information

  • Allied Health Programs
  • Biological Sciences
  • Continuing Education
  • Dentistry
  • Design
  • Education & Human Development
  • Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine

School Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
  • Phone Number: (612) 625-5000