University of Minnesota Admissions

The University of Minnesota, also known as U of M is a public research university founded in 1851 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The university is home to 3,374 academic staff and 51,853 students, both undergraduate and graduate. U of M is most recognized for its academics in Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Pharmacy, and  Economics.

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Admission To-Do List

  • English Proficiency Tests
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • (GPA) of 3.0
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • High School Transcript
  • Application for Admission


Writing Supplement:
Your personal statement should communicate passion and describe how specific experiences sparked and developed your commitment to your specialty. Address sensitive issues (e.g., course repeats) to alleviate reviewer concerns, and provide interviewers a base from which to ask questions during your interview. See more

Application Deadlines

December 16
Fall, Undergraduate
Many programs and departments have deadline dates as early as December or January (for fall term), so it is extremely important to know the application deadline for your program of interest. Please visit for individual deadlines for each graduate program.
Fall, Graduate

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Advice on Personal Statement for University of Minnesota Admissions

The University of Minnesota personal statement needs to be the applicant's voice about who they are and why they want to study a specific course. It helps for the applicant to write about numerous aspects of their life, including hobbies, studying abroad (if applicable), work history, academic history, and any personal information relevant to a particular area of study. It is important to note that more than one draft may be needed. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get the personal statement just right. Before submission, applicant's should have someone proofread their work.