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 200 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1610 (25th percentile) - 1970 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 27 (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 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. University of Minnesota-Rochester admits about 50% of those that apply. Of those that are admitted, about 50% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Minnesota-Rochester Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Rochester was reported as 54.2% in Fall 2013 with over 570 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 1610 - 1970
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Minnesota-Rochester is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Minnesota-Rochester has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 100.0%
  • 2010-2011: 51.5%
  • 2011-2012: 67.0%
  • 2012-2013: 61.7%
  • 2013-2014: 54.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.3%

How Does University of Minnesota-Rochester Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Rochester is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Minneapolis College of Art and Design59.0%
Bethany Lutheran College74.6%
Martin Luther College96.2%
Ripon College75.2%
Northland College59.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Minnesota-Rochester (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 700
Math540 - 660
Writing520 - 610
Total Score1610 - 1970
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 27
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