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Chances of getting into University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
70%
Admission Difficulty for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Minnesota and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Minnesota is 70%.  It ranks #17 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Minnesota is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 26,628 out of 38,237 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1240/1460 ACT 25/31). University of Minnesota Twin Cities typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Minnesota Twin Cities is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Minnesota SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1240-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT 
14%
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1350

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Minnesota Twin Cities typically prefers applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1130. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. Minnesota ranks #3 in Minnesota and #82 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Minnesota Twin Cities admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1460 and Above Good >82%
1350 to 1460 Avg + 70%-82%
1240 to 1350 Avg - 55%-70%
1130 to 1240 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 1130 Low <39%
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Minnesota ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
91%
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of Minnesota Twin Cities
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 and #147 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >82%
28 to 31 Avg + 70%-82%
25 to 28 Avg - 55%-70%
22 to 25 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 22 Low <39%
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Minnesota GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into University of Minnesota Twin Cities?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Minnesota. 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 70% of students who apply.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.75 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

80.5% 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 48.6%
Top 25% of class 80.5%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

University of Minnesota Twin Cities admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,458 18,779 38,237
Accepted 13,855 12,773 26,628
Acceptance Rate 71% 68% 70%
Enrolled 3,158 2,808 5,966
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 22% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Minnesota Twin Cities is $55.

Application Requirements

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

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does University of Minnesota Twin Cities prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Minnesota Twin Cities?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Minnesota. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Minnesota Twin Cities?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1460. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Minnesota Twin Cities?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.