Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 38%
- 20 to 49 students: 43%
- 50 or more students: 19%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
- Carlson School of Management
- Center for Allied Health Programs
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Design
- College of Education + Human Development (CE+HD)
- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Science & Engineering
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- School of Dentistry
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Biology and Biological Sciences: 1%
- Business Administration and Management: 3%
- Journalism: 1%
- Psychology: 2%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
- Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- Dual enrollment
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- External degree program
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
The College of Continuing Education offers online alternatives to many popular classes, such as microeconomics and Shakespeare. Some online courses such as "Sleep Eat & Exercise" and "Alcohol & College Life" are introductory-level classes offered by the public health program, intended to help freshmen and sophomores cope through college pressure in the healthiest ways possible. The online classes are subject to either be self-paced (about nine months) or have scheduled deadlines (lasting only a semester). The teachers and TAs of online classes provide their contact information and hold office hours for students, if need be. Otherwise, they are always available to answer any concerns over email.
Best Places to Study
- The "Grassy Knoll," the mall area across from Coffman
- Coffee shops
- Coffman Student Union (multiple floors with study areas)
- Northrop Mall
- The riverside frats, grassy area by the river
- Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS) Building
- Study lounges in dorms
Tips to Succeed
- Do well your freshman year, and you won't have to struggle the other three or four years to make up your GPA because of partying too much that first year.
- Don't be worried if you feel overwhelmed. There are ways to deal with it, and you are not alone.
- Form study groups in your classes.
- Go to class, and buy and read the books for the class. Either way, just make sure to know what will be on the tests and quizzes in order to properly prepare. You should really go to class, though, because the teachers like to be sneaky at times and have pop quizzes or questions on tests that are worth a large percent of the test grade.
- Leave old study habits at home; professors expect more than your high school teachers.
- Participate in class. If you help lead the class, you will get more out of it.
- Stay in touch with your adviser about your graduation progress.
- Take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities.
- Take required, core classes in the first two years so that your last two or three years at the University are not full of boring, younger-college-student-filled classes.
- Use the resources available at the library.
- Use Web resources available to U of M students because it lessens the amount of outside exposure during the winter months.
- Utilize the career center services. They are really helpful.
- Utilize your professors' office hours; it will be beneficial to your grade, and it may present you with post-grad opportunities.
Did You Know?
The University of Minnesota is credited with inventions and tech advances such as: Haralson apple in 1922, Wangensteen suction tube in 1931, "Black Box" flight recorder in 1953,
first open heart surgery and bone marrow transplant 1966-1968, Honeycrisp apple in 1991, whole organ decellularization (a beating heart was made from the stem cells of one's own body) in 2008.