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Situated between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the oldest and the largest campus within the University of Minnesota system. Considered one of America's Public Ivy universities, UMN Twin Cities is dedicated to 'discovery, learning, and outreach'.

Key Facts


  • #53 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #23 in Top Public Schools
  • #21 in Business Programs (#5 in Management Information Systems)
  • #25 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (#11 in Chemical Engineering)

Year founded

  • 1851

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 36,209

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 16,167

Student-faculty ratio

  • 17:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 73%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1310 and 1490 / ACT 27-32

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.40

International student population

  • 6.2%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.1 – 3.92

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $54,100

Popular majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Psychology

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $52,088
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Biological Sciences, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Dentistry, College of Design, College of Education and Human Development, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Graduate School, Law School, College of Liberal Arts, Carlson School of Management, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, School of Public Health, College of Science and Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • 680 registered clubs and organizations – The Afterhours Society, The Cafe Culture Club and the International Business Association are just few groups students can be involved in  
  • With over 100 minority and international student organizations, University of Minnesota is dedicated to supporting international students away from home
  • Over 150 majors give students the opportunity to find their niche and explore their passions
  • Famous alumni include Sohn Suk-hee, news anchor in South Korea and President of JTBC’s news reporting division; Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, author, lawyer, diplomat and an important figure in American politics
Kings alumni at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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