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Public Four-Year Universities


Minnesota's four-year state universities and the University of Minnesota offer a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Most offer a wide range of athletics and intramural sports as well as programs in theater, music and the arts. Undergraduate on-campus housing is also available on most campuses.

State Universities

Minnesota has seven state universities that offer comprehensive courses and programs leading to a bachelor's or master's degree. Programs are offered in liberal arts, sciences and professional fields. To apply, students should be in the top half of their high school class and must have taken four years of English, three years of math, three years of science, three years of social studies, two years of a single world language, and one year in either world culture or the arts. Students are encouraged to take one additional year of math and science.

What You Can Earn:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a state land-grant university and the state's primary research university. The five university campuses offer hundreds of undergraduate programs along with a wide range of graduate and professional degree programs. Campuses are located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, Morris, Crookston and Rochester. Degree offerings and admissions requirements vary by campus. All students are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of four years of English, three years of math, three years of science, three years of social studies (including one year each of U.S. history and geography), two years of a single world language and one year in the visual or performing arts.

What You Can Earn:

  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree

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Minnesota State Universities

Universtiy of Minnesota
Crookston campus:
Duluth campus:
Morris campus:
Rochester campus:
Twin Cities campus:


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