University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, founded in 1851, is a public institution. Its 2,000-acre campus is located in Minneapolis.

Website: www.twin-cities.umn.edu/

Public
Co-ed
34,633
Undergraduate
Students
(53.2%) 18,437 Women
(46.8%) 16,196 Men
16,310
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 43,444 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
665 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,233
Out-of-state: $43,911
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,693
Out-of-state: $30,371
Room and Board
$10,312
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$13,678
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,262
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,630
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Minneapolis Population
392,880
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Gophers
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.9% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.7% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
7.6% from 98 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Church Street, SE
City, State, Zip
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone
(612) 625-2008
Fax
(612) 626-1693

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 43,444 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 22,356 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 21,088 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,974 (31%) of 22,525 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,735 (30%) of 12,338 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,985 (29%) of 10,187 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
60%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
665 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
39%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
9%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 50%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,233
Out-of-state: $43,911
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,693
Out-of-state: $30,371
Room and Board
$10,312
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,228
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
onestop@umn.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003969
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,975 (81.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,973 (60.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,934 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
804 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$13,678
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,583 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,360
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,330 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,630
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 294 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
826 (14.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,058

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
19,792 (67.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
13,945 (70.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
13,624 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,004 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$13,482
Need-Based Gift
Received by 11,803 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,672
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,744 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,373
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 984 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,376 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,923

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,262
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL)

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, ROTC Scholarships, academic merit scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Ecology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forestry, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • Geography
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,630
Part-Time Faculty
1,155
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,723,395
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Nursing, Master of Geological Engineering, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Computer Science, Master of Science in Security Technologies, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Material Science and Engineering, Master of Business Taxation, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Financial Mathematics, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Geographic Information Science, Master of Science in Management of Technology, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Classics
  • Community Health
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Women's Health Nursing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Pharmacy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Classics
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Women's Health Nursing

Location and Setting


Minneapolis Population
392,880
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Campus Size
2,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in St. Paul

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Gophers
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Gymnastics x x x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, crew, football, golf, ice hockey, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
34,633
Women
18,437 (53.2%)
Men
16,196 (46.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
30,001
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.9% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.7% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
7.6% from 98 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
16,310

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
80.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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