University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3,797 reviews
  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
1180-1440
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,589/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,650/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,583/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,683/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,036/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,108/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.248 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.247 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.245 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,904Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 151 responses
Report
  • Midwesterner
    29%
  • A combination of Midwestern and Asian
    25%
  • Diversity
    25%
  • There's no typical student here
    8%
  • Ambitious
    6%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Liberal
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.309 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.355 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 165 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Vast
    16%
  • Innovative
    15%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Cold
    10%
  • Immense
    8%

After University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.174 responses

Reviews

3,797 reviews
  • Excellent
    599
  • Very Good
    1602
  • Average
    1291
  • Poor
    214
  • Terrible
    91
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has everything to offer to a wide range of students. I am in the retail program which is a part of the School of Design, but half of our classes are in the Carlson School of Management. This is great exposure! I have found numerous leadership positions, clubs, and am working with the retail advisory board to create a National Retail Federation student organization. From different food establishments, on campus events, the weekend scene, The U never disappoints! One can never go wrong with Big 10 sports, and the on-campus recruiting is pretty prestigious, but I love the sense of competition.
  • Senior
  • 3 months ago
It's sort of implied that you don't live in a dorm after your freshman year. There are many different apartments and houses in Dinkytown, Como, Marcy Holmes, and Stadium Village. There are a variety of layouts, the problem is the pricing. Because housing is essentially in down town Minneapolis, it is very expensive. To make things worse, new "luxury" apartments have popped up. These buildings provide granite countertops, free tanning beds, and many other things students do not need. Because most buildings are like this now, you have little choice but to pay upwards of $500/month for a shared room. But it's still cheaper than living in the dorms!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 27 2015
The University of Minnesota is beautiful. I love that it is next to a metropolitan area and there is always something to do! There is something to do for whatever mood you are in. When visiting, it is important to try an insomnia cookie! They deliver late in the night and come out warm to help you fall asleep. With something different to do on every corner of the campus, it is impossible to get bored. The professors are also very knowledgeable about their information. The professors are hired based on what they are passionate about and if they have a good background about it. This school mainly stood out to me because of the many different programs and how much they have to offer in each separate one. The programs can be personalized to distinctly fit you and help turn you into the best of what you are striving to become.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago