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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus: Narrative Description


100 Church St., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Tel: (612)625-5000
Free: 800-752-1000
Admissions: (612)625-2008
Fax: (612)626-1693
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 2,000-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 50,954. Faculty: 3,079 (2,711 full-time, 368 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 18,537 applied, 74% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 347 valedictorians. Full-time: 26,479 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 6,237 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 85 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, Minnesota Community College System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $6678 full-time, $257 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,308 full-time, $704 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1352 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6458. College room only: $3730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 350 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: sports clubs, student government, religious organizations, departmental/professional organizations. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety/security orientation, security lighting. 6,500 college housing spaces available; 6,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Wilson Library plus 17 others with 5.7 million books, 5.7 million microform titles, 45,000 serials, 1.2 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

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