University of Minnesota, Crookston Online

The University of Minnesota-Crookston, founded in 1966, is one of five campuses that are part of the University of Minnesota system. The campus delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate programs, 18 minors, and 40 concentrations. All programs are offered through four departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Liberal Arts & Education; Business; and Math, Science & Technology. The University of Minnesota-Crookston exclusively offers certificates and undergraduate degrees to 1,500 students, and online classes are also available. In U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Colleges guide, it ranks No. 53 among regional colleges in the Midwest.

Programs Offered

The most popular majors at University of Minnesota-Crookston include agriculture, business, and natural resources. The school has also introduced programs in fields such as agronomy, aviation, equine science, and horticulture. The campus emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, and internships are required in all degree programs. Since 1996, the University of Minnesota-Crookston has been offering online bachelor’s degree courses through the Center for Adult Learning (CAL). Currently, 10 degree programs are offered entirely online, in areas such as accounting, applied health, and marketing. In fact, U.S. News & World Report‘s online education rankings list the school among the top 40 colleges and universities in two categories: Teaching Practices and Student Engagement and Student Services and Technology.


The University of Minnesota-Crookston University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971.


Students who would like to apply to the University of Minnesota-Crookston should submit a completed application, official high school transcripts, ACT and/or SAT scores, and a $30 non-refundable application fee. Students should apply as transfer students if they have earned or completed more than 24 semester college credits or 36 quarter college credits. Transfer students should also submit college transcripts. The application deadline is rolling, meaning that applications are accepted year-round. However, scores for either the ACT or the SAT test are due by August 15. The University of Minnesota-Crookston considers applicants’ high school course load. Generally, applicants should have a GPA of 2.0 or above and a minimum score of 21 on the ACT. The school has an acceptance rate of 78.1%.

Admissions Contact

University of Minnesota-Crookston
Office of Admissions
2900 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-8569

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