The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the largest campuses in the U.S., with over 50,000 students. Nearly 4700 classes are offered annually in over 160 undergraduate academic programs. The U of M is generally ranked amongst the top 10 public research institutions in the US, & contributing to the U of M's academic prestige are 20 Nobel Laureates, 86 Guggenheim Fellows, and 2 MacArthur "Geniuses" on campus right now! As a land-grant institution, the U of M has a strong tradition of education and civic engagement. It is a member of the Big Ten conference of the NCAA.
The park-like main campus of the U of M is nestled in the heart of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis & St. Paul and dissected by the Mississippi River. The "Cities", with a population over 2 million, are recognized as centers for the arts with nationally acclaimed theaters, museums, & a vibrant music scene. Winter's are snowy & cold, but the majority of the year is mild and beautiful.
Located on the Mississippi River in the heart of the Twin Cities - in the city with easy access to shopping and entertainment - connect to ample trails for walking, running, and biking.
We are "open" on Plan A, so your acceptance is basically guaranteed under that Plan! We are "even" on Plan B, so your acceptance is not guaranteed under that Plan...either be willing to come on Plan A or have some strong back-up school choices.
Don't worry if you are accepted without on-campus housing...there are many, many rental houses and apartments within walking distance to campus.
Available Tuition Payment Plans
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.
Plan A Tuition/Fees
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.
Programs of Study Open to NSE Students
For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.
For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
FOR ALL STUDENTS: Course access can be difficult and students must be flexible with desired courses. Students must meet all prerequisites. International student acceptances on Plan B allowed only for students from Plan B only campuses.
Full-year exchange Accepted
Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
Non-Native English Speakers
TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet