Chances of getting into University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Minnesota and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,541 out of 43,460 applicants were admitted making Minnesota a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. University of Minnesota Twin Cities typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Minnesota SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1270-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1380

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Minnesota Twin Cities?

University of Minnesota Twin Cities typically requires applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Minnesota Twin Cities admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >65%
1375 to 1480 Avg + 52%-65%
1270 to 1375 Avg - 39%-52%
1165 to 1270 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1165 Low <27%
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Minnesota ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Minnesota?

Admission data indicates that Minnesota regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Minnesota Twin Cities admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >67%
28 to 31 Avg + 52%-67%
26 to 28 Avg - 41%-52%
24 to 26 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 24 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.75*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Minnesota Twin Cities was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Minnesota accepts 52% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

82% of University of Minnesota Twin Cities freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Minnesota Twin Cities students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 45%
Top 25% of class 82%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Minnesota Twin Cities admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,366 21,094 43,460
Accepted 12,348 10,193 22,541
Acceptance Rate 55% 48% 52%
Enrolled 3,339 2,640 5,979
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Minnesota Twin Cities and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Minnesota Twin Cities
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174066 IPEDS survey data for University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Frequently Asked Questions

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Minnesota. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Minnesota. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1480. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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