There is no separate application. Admitted freshmen are automatically considered for admission to the University Honors Program based on an individual assessment of their admission application.
Admission to the University Honors Program is highly competitive. Each admission application is carefully reviewed and admission is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's academic record (primary review factors), the additional information provided in the application (secondary review factors), and the applicant's academic interests. A complete list of factors is included below. The greatest consideration in the decision is given to the applicant's academic record. Honors admission is offered to the overall most competitive applicants from each freshman-admitting college.
This table provides a general overview of the high school rank percentile and standardized test scores of freshmen admitted to the University Honors Program for fall 2016. The data presented in the table are a composite picture of freshmen admitted to the University Honors Program; they are not admission criteria. Honors admission decisions are based on an individual, overall assessment of each application.
|Fall 2016 Admitted Freshman Academic Profile||Middle 50 percentile of fall 2016 admitted freshmen*|
|ACT Composite Score||New SAT|
(Estimated score out of 1600**)
(Score out of 2400)
|High School Rank|
|Overall admission to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities||31-34||1440-1520||2058-2208||96-99|
|Breakdown by College|
|Carlson School of Management||32-34||1500-1560||2155-2300||97-99|
|College of Biological Sciences||33-35||1470-1550||2100-2290||98-99|
|College of Design||30-33||1390-1480||1965-2130||94-99|
|College of Education & Human Development||30-32||1360-1460||1915-2093||94-99|
|College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences||30-33||1440-1520||2058-2208||94-99|
|College of Liberal Arts||31-33||1430-1530||2040-2240||95-99|
|College of Science and Engineering||34-35||1520-1570||2220-2330||99|
* This table provides a general overview of the middle 50 percentile high school rank and standardized test scores of freshman applicants admitted for fall 2016. The data presented in the table are a composite picture of admitted freshman applicants; they are not admission criteria.
** New SAT score estimates (1600 scale) were calculated using last year's averages on the 2400 scale. Scores were converted using the College Board's concordance table.
Students whose admission applications are complete by either the first (November 1) or the second (January 1) deadline will receive full consideration for the University Honors Program. However, students who apply by the first deadline will receive notification by January 31, whereas those who apply by the second deadline will be notified by March 31. For more information, please visit http://z.umn.edu/honors or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-752-1000 or 612-625-2008.