University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
(612) 625-2008
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

In 1851, the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities was founded, making it the oldest branch in the University of Minnesota System. The university also has the fourth-largest university main campus student body in the U.S. Among the students enrolled at the university are 20 Nobel Laureates, 86 Guggenheim Fellows, and 2 MacArthur “Geniuses.” In the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school No. 68 among National Universities. One indicator of student satisfaction is the average freshman retention rate, which at Twin Cities is 89.2%.

Programs Offered

To expand the reach of its academic programs to students outside the immediate vicinity of the main campus, University of Michigan – Twin Cities designed a selection of degree programs that can be completed entirely online. Sixteen complete programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in popular subjects, such as public health, business, computer science, and electrical engineering. Without ever setting foot on the campus, distance learners can earn an accredited degree from University of Michigan that is equal to the traditional programs in quality and rigor. The graduate programs in particular meet a very specific need for working professionals seeking to advance their degree. Because the programs are flexible and convenient, they can pursue a higher level of education while satisfying the demands of a busy lifestyle.


University of Minnesota – Twin Cities is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to grant degrees. In addition, specialized accreditation was awarded by 21 accrediting organizations for specific programs.


Because competition for admission to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities is so high, applicants are encouraged to ensure all potentially beneficial documents are included with their application packet. The admissions panel at the university carefully evaluates each application on the basis of several factors, primarily high school course work, grade point average (GPA) for high school and/or college credits, class rank (if applicable), and ACT/SAT test scores. Transfer students are evaluated on college GPA and type/relevancy of courses completed in addition to the previously mentioned factors. Candidates applying for the graduate programs will be admitted based on bachelor’s degree GPA and type, graduate test scores (GMAT, GRE, MAT) if applicable, recommendation letters, and more. For additional information regarding graduate admission, click here.

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