Academic Profile of Fall 2021 Admitted Freshman Applicants by College

This table provides a general overview of the middle 50 percentile high school rank, high school unweighted grade point average, and standardized test scores of freshman applicants admitted for Fall 2021.

Overall, the middle 50 percent of students admitted for Fall 2021:

  • Had a high school rank percentile between 78 and 95
  • Had an unweighted calculated high school grade point average between 3.56 - 3.95
  • Scored between 28 and 33 on the ACT*
  • Scored between 1330 and 1480 on the SAT*

Please note the data presented in the table are a composite picture of admitted freshman applicants; they are not admission criteria. Admission decisions are based on an individual, overall assessment of each application. Applicants are first considered for admission to the colleges listed in their application, in the order in which they are listed. Then, applicants are automatically considered for other U of M freshman-admitting colleges that may be a good match with their academic interests and preparation. For complete information on our application review factors, please see our Admissions Overview web page.

  Biological Sciences Design Education and Human Development Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Liberal Arts Management (Carlson School of) School of Nursing Science and Engineering
High School Rank
High School Rank (if provided)  88 - 98% 72 - 92% 70 - 91% 70 - 92% 72 - 92% 86 - 97% 90 - 98% 85 - 98%
High School Unweighted GPA
High School Grade Point Average (unweighted) 3.78 - 3.99 3.43 - 3.86 3.41 - 3.86 3.31 - 3.85 3.46 - 3.87 3.70 - 3.96 3.83 - 4.00 3.70 - 3.99
*ACT Composite
ACT Composite Score 29 - 33 26 - 30 25 - 30 26 - 31 26- 32 28 - 32 29 - 32 30 - 34
*SAT Total
SAT Composite Score 1360 - 1480 1270 - 1430 1240 - 1360 1260 - 1430 1300 - 1460 1340 - 1470 1330 - 1440 1370 - 1500

*Please note: the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will not be requiring an ACT or SAT score for the 2022 undergraduate application.