Academic profile of fall 2020 admitted freshman
applicants by college

This table provides a general overview of the middle 50 percentile high school rank and standardized test scores of freshman applicants admitted for fall 2020. Overall, the middle 50 percent of students admitted for fall 2020:

  • Scored between 26 and 32 on the ACT
  • Scored between 1300 and 1460 on the SAT
  • Had a high school rank percentile between 80 and 96

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.

  Biological Sciences Design Education & 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) - Range of the Middle 50 Percentile of Admitted Freshmen 89 - 98% 74 - 94% 73 - 92% 74 - 94% 74 - 94% 87 - 97% 89 - 98% 88 - 98%
*ACT Composite
ACT Composite Score 28 - 33 25 - 30 25 - 27 24 - 30 25 - 31 28 - 32 28 - 32 30 - 34
*SAT Total
SAT Composite Score 1330 - 1460 1280 - 1410 1280 - 1380 1300 - 1420 1310 - 1440 1340 - 1460 1320 - 1440 1370 - 1490

*Please note: the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will not be requiring an ACT or SAT score for the 2021 undergraduate application.

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