UPDATE: Students applying for fall 2021 and fall 2022 undergraduate admission at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus are not required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Learn more.

Why Minnesota?

Come Curious

Curiosity is what drives us to discover. To keep questioning science, art, life, and opinion. To go beyond what we know. To uncover what we don’t. Curiosity leads to discovery. When you come curious to the University of Minnesota, you’ll master the skills, learn the facts, and make the connections you need to explore the world, secure a job, and find your future. In fact, when you bring curiosity to campus, the first thing you’ll find is that you fit right in. Learn more about the University of Minnesota through the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator.


At the U of M, you’ll have...

  • World-renowned professors. So you’ll learn from the best as you carve out a path for your future.
  • Research opportunities. So your curiosity can take you beyond textbooks and towards solutions to the world’s grand challenges.
  • 140+ majors to pick from. So you’ll have a lot of options if you have a variety of interests.


Just minutes away, you’ll find...

  • Live performances of everything from “Pompeii” to Black Swan. So you can take advantage of the vibrant Twin Cities arts scene.
  • 17 Fortune 500 companies like Target and 3M. So you can take another step toward your dream career.
  • Famous festivals, like the largest Renaissance Fair in the nation, and Northern Spark, a modern art festival. So you can connect with your community—or discover a new one.


On our campus, the curious can...


The U of M is an exceptional value. You can count on...

  • Advisers with answers, from orientation to graduation. So you get the guidance you want while you achieve your dreams.
  • Professional financial aid counselors. So you and your family can make a plan for college and beyond.

Big 10

As a Golden Gopher, you might...

  • Shout “Ski-U-Mah!” as you cheer on 23 Division I teams.
  • Learn the true meaning of “Pride and Spirit” during Welcome Week.
  • Fall in love with one of the nation’s top mascots, Goldy.


You’ll prepare for life in a global society by...

  • Exploring student communities, like the nine cultural centers in Coffman Memorial Union.
  • Engaging with a kaleidoscope of cultures in the Twin Cities.
  • Expanding your knowledge of tradition and revolution.


Academic rankings can help you get a quick grasp of where our programs stand, so here’s a list. Of course, there’s so much more to learn, so feel free to schedule an interest-specific campus visit to learn more in person. (Or, if you want an instant sneak preview of campus, check out our virtual tour.)


Interested in applying to the U of M?

Check out our Apply page to learn more about important dates and deadlines, and important information on the admissions process. Learn more about the University of Minnesota through the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator.

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