University Of Minnesota Twin Cities

University Of Minnesota Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, also known as 'U of M', is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. It was established in 1851. It is located on two campuses in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Carlson School of Management
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Design
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • Institute of Technology
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

The university's intercollegiate sports teams are nicknamed the Golden Gophers. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the NCAA.

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis , MN 55455-0213
General Phone: (612) 625-5000

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University of Minnesota Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,044American studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Scandinavian studies, area studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, ...
Business and Management1,560business management, operations management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting and related services, finance, human resources, labor relations, international business, ...
Medicine1,035neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, advanced dentistry, medical preparatory, medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, ...
Education and Teaching1,027education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, instructional media design, educational research, special ed, gifted and talended education, ...
Engineering1,003aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, ...
Science955biology, biochemistry, biophysics, plant pathology, botany and plant biology, cell biology, anatomical sciences, bacteriology, microbiology and immunology, ...
Therapy and Counseling734psychology, child psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services, music therapy, physical therapy
Family and Social Work398family and consumer economics, housing, family and human sciences, public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social service professions
Media387communication studies, mass communication, journalism, journalism courses, communication and journalism
Architecture and Planning302architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture, architectural services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy295nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, exercise science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine295registered nursing, neonatal nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering277computer and info science, computer science, computer networking, computer engineering
Law256law, legal research
Mathematics170mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management146environmental studies, natural resources management, natural resources policy, fisheries sciences, forestry, wood science, forestry courses, wildlife management, natural resources courses ...
Art Studies137art studies
Medical Support and Technology117audiology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, health diagnostic professions, clinical lab tech, ophthalmic support services
Medical Administration106health care administration, health and medical administrative, pharmacy courses, environmental health, public health education
Design103design and visual communication, fashion design, interior design
Security and Law Enforcement87criminology
Drama and Performing Arts73dance, drama
Agricultural Science and Management72agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural business, crop production, food science
Animal Science and Care56animal husbandry, animal science
Landscaping and Horticulture53plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science, soil science
Religion and Philosophy50philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Construction Trades46apparel and textiles, building inspection and management
Fine Arts38art history and criticism
Funeral and Mortuary Science27funeral and mortuary
Photography and Commercial Art23film studies, film and photography
Science and Laboratory Technician4science tech

Number of programs and degrees for University of Minnesota in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,650152
Master's degree3,188156
Doctor's degree775111
Award of less than 1 academic year11218
Postbaccalaureate certificate26633
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years06
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years77
First-professional degree7885
First-professional certificate2081

University of Minnesota Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Minnesota had a total enrollment of 50,883 students (41,381 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 28%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 22%
22-24 19%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
North Dakota2%
South Dakota1%

University of Minnesota Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 53 %

University of Minnesota Room and Board (2007)

University of Minnesota offers campus housing for 6,500 of its 41,381 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Minneapolis, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Minnesota Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530670
SAT Math580710
SAT Writing520650
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Minnesota Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,756
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,756
Room and board $ 7,280
Room charge $ 4,294
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,238
Books and supplies $ 976
Other expenses $ 2,132

Financial Aid:
University of Minnesota participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 396900)

University of Minnesota Faculty

University of Minnesota has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track300210
Non-tenured and not on tenure track250171

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year105$137,90828$142,090
Associate professorcalendar year63$111,71440$100,260
Assistant professorcalendar year33$97,07140$90,884
Instructorcalendar year8$66,30817$71,844
Lecturercalendar year5$62,3742*
No academic rankcalendar year12$57,21412$64,693
All faculty totalcalendar year226$116,153139$98,956

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year436$133,955132$119,914
Associate professoracademic year230$88,525188$82,562
Assistant professoracademic year189$77,091153$71,515
Instructoracademic year44$47,81787$43,831
Lectureracademic year57$62,28950$53,282
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year956$103,546612$79,858

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Minnesota Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports104160264

University of Minnesota Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Crop Production
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Housing and Human Environments, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, General
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Arabic Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Hebrew Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Scandinavian Studies
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atomic/Molecular Physics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology, Other
Cell Physiology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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