Information especially for national students

We are proud to be one of the nation's best public universities, and we are proud to offer a great educational value for students and their families. The University of Minnesota has been named a "Best Value in Public Colleges" by both Kiplinger's Personal Finance and The Princeton Review.

National scholarships

Our National Scholarships for non-resident freshmen are offered to help offset the cost of out-of-state tuition--making the University of Minnesota a great value for national students! To be considered for a National Scholarship, submit a complete application for freshman admission by the November 1st priority deadline. No additional application is required.

National students comment on their U of M experience:

"Everyone here that I've met loves this school and being a U of M student. We show our pride through our excellence in academics, extracurriculars and sports. Ski-U-Mah!"
- Sofia Madden; Psychology major, Class of 2018; San Jose, California

"I love that this campus is located between the two cities. We're only a few miles from downtown Minneapolis and we're connected to both cities via light rail, which is amazing. I get the best of both worlds, here where I can have the campus feel in an urban settings. A lot of my friends back home had to choose one or the other."
-Jordan Steger, Art and Anthropology major, Class of 2017, Richmond, Virginia

"I decided to go to U of M for a couple of reasons. I am extremely interested in genetics as an intellectual curiosity and as a possible future career and the U of M has a genetics major which is surprisingly hard to find at the undergraduate level. I was also drawn to the U of M because it is a Big 10 school in a big city which means that there are so many cultural and diverse things always happening around me."
Emily Engelbrecht-Wiggas, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development Major, Class of 2018, Champaign, Illinois

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