University of Minnesota-Rochester

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University of Minnesota-Rochester can be found in Rochester, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 600 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1036 (25th percentile) - 1248 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Minnesota-Rochester average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.38 for accepted students. University of Minnesota-Rochester admits about 60% of those that apply. Of those that are admitted, about 24% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Minnesota-Rochester Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Rochester was reported as 60.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,120 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Minnesota-Rochester?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Minnesota-Rochester is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Minnesota-Rochester has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.1%
  • 2017-2018: 51.3%
  • 2018-2019: 49.5%
  • 2019-2020: 60.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 52.3%

How Does University of Minnesota-Rochester Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Rochester is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%
Bethany Lutheran College72.6%
Martin Luther College83.8%
Clarke University93.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Minnesota-Rochester (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading563 - 618
Math473 - 630
Total Score1036 - 1248
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math22 - 26
Composite Score22 - 26
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