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University of Minnesota-Rochester Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of Minnesota Rochester

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

71.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Rochester
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Minnesota-Rochester is 71.7%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in Minnesota.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Minnesota-Rochester and can you get accepted?

University of Minnesota-Rochester is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 859 out of the 1,198 who applied were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Minnesota-Rochester?

72% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Minnesota Rochester you should:

  • Score 1190 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

University of Minnesota-Rochester GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

University of Minnesota Rochester has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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University of Minnesota-Rochester SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Minnesota Rochester. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1058-1331

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Rochester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 540
Math 25th Percentile 518
Composite 25th Percentile 1058
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Rochester
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 688
Math 75th Percentile 643
Composite 75th Percentile 1331
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Minnesota Rochester?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Minnesota-Rochester is 1190 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1058-1331. Students who get into University of Minnesota Rochester score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Minnesota-Rochester ranks #12 in the state of Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1190 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Minnesota-Rochester regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1058 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1058, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 930, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Minnesota Rochester is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1190 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1194, you have around a 72% chance of being admitted. A 1331 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 83% chance of getting in.

University of Minnesota Rochester admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1331 and Above Good >83%
1194 to 1331 Avg + 72%-83%
1058 to 1194 Avg - 58%-72%
922 to 1058 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 922 Low <42%
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University of Minnesota-Rochester ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

30%
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Rochester
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Rochester
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into University of Minnesota-Rochester?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Minnesota-Rochester is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26.  The school ranks #17 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Minnesota Rochester.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Minnesota Rochester is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Minnesota-Rochester for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 72% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 83% with a 26 ACT score.

University of Minnesota Rochester admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >83%
23 to 26 Avg + 72%-83%
20 to 23 Avg - 58%-72%
17 to 20 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 17 Low <42%
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High School Class Rank

53% of University of Minnesota Rochester freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 26% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Minnesota Rochester students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Minnesota Rochester admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 883 314 1,198
Accepted 676 182 859
Acceptance Rate 77% 58% 72%
Enrolled 162 30 193
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 16% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 31, 2024

Days left to Apply

40

Applicants have 40 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Minnesota Rochester is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Minnesota Rochester and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Minnesota Rochester Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Minnesota Rochester
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Minnesota Rochester often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=456959 IPEDS survey data for University of Minnesota Rochester.

FAQs

Does University of Minnesota Rochester prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Minnesota-Rochester. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Minnesota Rochester?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Minnesota-Rochester. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Minnesota Rochester?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1058 and 1331. The average SAT score is 1194. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Minnesota Rochester?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.