University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U of M)

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U of M can be found in Minneapolis, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. U of M has approximately 53,000 students enrolled yearly.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1260 - 1480 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U of M) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.71. 57% of all those students that apply are granted admission to U of M, from which 27 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U of M) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 49%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U of M) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was reported as 56.7% in Fall 2020 with over 40,700 college applications submitted to U of M. 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

  • U of M ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • U of M Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 44.4%
  • 2017-2018: 49.6%
  • 2018-2019: 51.9%
  • 2019-2020: 56.7%
  • Projected U of M Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 48.8%

How Does University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (U of M) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Cloud State University90.0%
Minnesota State University-Mankato62.7%
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire81.6%
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse73.0%
University of Minnesota-Duluth75.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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-Twin Cities (U of M) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 710
Math660 - 770
Total Score1260 - 1480
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 33
Math25 - 30
Composite Score26 - 31
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