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University of Minnesota -Twin Cities - 2017

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Submit your complete application, including all test scores and transcripts, with a $55 application fee before the freshman class fills. (Priority deadline of December 15th;applications that are post marked or become complete after December 17 are reviewed on a space-available basis; ACT preferred, SAT accepted; applying early in your senior year in high school strongly recommended.) Admission decisions are based on an overall assessment of the primary and secondary factors. Primary factors include: successful completion of a college preparatory curriculum; high school rank percentile; grade point average; ACT or SAT scores; strength of the curriculum through high school graduation, including courses that exceed the core subject requirements and any advanced courses (i.e. honors, AP, IB, college level). Secondary factors include: evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record or standardized test scores; a pattern of steady improvement in academic performance; participation in extracurricular college preparatory programs; evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance; ACT/SAT writing test results; outstanding high school or community involvement; size of graduating class;
work experience; family attendance or employment at the University of Minnesota; first-generation college student; evidence of exceptional motivation, maturity, or responsibility;
evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement; evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body; extenuating circumstances.

For Graduate School, requests for application materials should be sent to the director of graduate studies in the individual program. Application procedures are available on the web at


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