Graduate School

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

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Applications for Admission

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

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Applications 93 71 82 94 70 48 66 63 60 62
  MA 52 56% 44 62% 49 60% 58 62% 40 57% 28 58% 39 59% 31 49% 34 57% 32 52%
  PhD 41 44% 27 38% 33 40% 36 38% 30 43% 20 42% 27 41% 32 51% 26 43% 30 48%
  Female 65 70% 52 73% 53 65% 65 69% 48 69% 30 63% 46 70% 38 60% 42 70% 40 65%
  Male 28 30% 19 27% 29 35% 27 29% 22 31% 17 35% 19 29% 23 37% 18 30% 19 31%
  International 62 67% 55 78% 60 73% 70 75% 54 77% 35 73% 48 73% 46 73% 51 85% 42 68%
  Minority 8 9% 4 6% 5 6% 8 9% 2 3% 2 4% 2 3% 5 8% 1 2% 4 7%

College of Liberal Arts

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Applications 4,142 4,210 4,133 4,238 3,872 3,738 3,677 3,533 3,498 3,335
  cert/other 7 0% 8 0% 16 0% 14 0% 11 0% 10 0% 22 1% 21 1% 23 1% 17 1%
  Masters 1,552 38% 1,612 38% 1,578 38% 1,691 40% 1,539 40% 1,469 39% 1,427 39% 1,307 37% 1,268 36% 1,058 32%
  Doctoral 2,583 62% 2,590 62% 2,539 61% 2,533 60% 2,322 60% 2,259 60% 2,228 61% 2,205 62% 2,207 63% 2,260 68%
  Female 2,271 55% 2,244 53% 2,186 53% 2,283 54% 2,083 54% 2,053 55% 2,078 57% 1,964 56% 1,988 57% 1,796 54%
  Male 1,846 45% 1,928 46% 1,890 46% 1,901 45% 1,753 45% 1,618 43% 1,524 41% 1,489 42% 1,448 41% 1,316 40%
  International 1,273 31% 1,284 31% 1,348 33% 1,453 34% 1,352 35% 1,341 36% 1,256 34% 1,267 36% 1,208 35% 1,226 37%
  Minority 427 10% 463 11% 444 11% 451 11% 458 12% 451 12% 474 13% 460 13% 527 15% 499 15%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

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Applications 20,672 21,321 21,033 21,286 20,131 20,071 20,223 19,282 19,134 18,791
  Female 10,451 51% 10,618 50% 10,114 48% 10,258 48% 9,673 48% 9,696 48% 10,125 50% 9,767 51% 9,750 51% 9,228 49%
  Male 10,085 49% 10,519 49% 10,726 51% 10,873 51% 10,312 51% 10,157 51% 9,831 49% 9,240 48% 9,178 48% 8,569 46%
  International 8,830 43% 9,774 46% 9,888 47% 10,080 47% 9,423 47% 9,173 46% 8,989 44% 8,267 43% 8,276 43% 8,272 44%
  Minority 2,037 10% 2,059 10% 2,045 10% 2,185 10% 2,314 12% 2,557 13% 2,752 14% 2,815 15% 2,787 15% 2,904 16%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many applications were received requesting admission for a given academic year, regardless of when the application was received.
  2. Applications are actually for an academic term; consecutive Summer, Fall, and Spring terms comprise an academic year (most applications are for Fall terms).
  3. Depending on the page you are viewing, you will see one or more of: data for an individual graduate program, followed by data for all programs in that program's college, followed by data for all U of M graduate programs.
  4. Data is from the University of Minnesota's Peoplesoft student information system, via the data warehouse (dw.umn.edu).
  5. Most applications are processed by the Graduate Admissions office, but some programs will process their own applications, or use a national application service. Application data shown here for these other programs may be incomplete if, for example, only the admitted applications are entered into the Peoplesoft system rather than all applications.
  6. For each category (e.g. Masters), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total applications for the group.
  7. Gender is self-reported. Reporting gender is optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  8. "International" means applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  9. "Minority" includes citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  10. Ethnicity is self-reported.
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Admission Yield

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Admits 18 19% 13 18% 13 16% 22 23% 16 23% 14 29% 16 24% 18 29% 18 30% 19 31%
  MA 8 15% 5 11% 8 16% 12 21% 8 20% 5 18% 9 23% 9 29% 10 29% 11 34%
  PhD 10 24% 8 30% 5 15% 10 28% 8 27% 9 45% 7 26% 9 28% 8 31% 8 27%
  Female 10 15% 10 19% 7 13% 14 22% 11 23% 6 20% 11 24% 12 32% 12 29% 14 35%
  Male 8 29% 3 16% 6 21% 8 30% 5 23% 8 47% 5 26% 6 26% 6 33% 5 26%
  International 3 5% 7 13% 5 8% 12 17% 7 13% 7 20% 6 13% 7 15% 12 24% 9 21%
  Minority 4 50% 0 0% 1 20% 1 13% 1 50% 1 50% 0 0% 2 40% 0 0% 4 100%

College of Liberal Arts

Admits 755 18% 749 18% 790 19% 788 19% 800 21% 806 22% 824 22% 816 23% 876 25% 823 25%
  cert/other 7 100% 7 88% 13 81% 11 79% 10 91% 10 100% 21 96% 19 91% 22 96% 16 94%
  Masters 337 22% 343 21% 386 25% 352 21% 358 23% 344 23% 372 26% 356 27% 392 31% 367 35%
  Doctoral 411 16% 399 15% 391 15% 425 17% 432 19% 452 20% 431 19% 441 20% 462 21% 440 20%
  Female 432 19% 405 18% 435 20% 440 19% 466 22% 494 24% 522 25% 494 25% 529 27% 493 27%
  Male 323 18% 337 18% 351 19% 343 18% 329 19% 308 19% 299 20% 311 21% 342 24% 290 22%
  International 186 15% 200 16% 221 16% 228 16% 229 17% 240 18% 229 18% 239 19% 281 23% 287 23%
  Minority 86 20% 89 19% 86 19% 97 22% 106 23% 114 25% 93 20% 133 29% 136 26% 141 28%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Admits 8,216 40% 7,935 37% 8,035 38% 8,333 39% 8,547 43% 8,721 44% 8,775 43% 8,560 44% 8,606 45% 8,557 46%
  Female 4,388 42% 4,283 40% 4,307 43% 4,480 44% 4,662 48% 4,803 50% 4,887 48% 4,867 50% 4,842 50% 4,722 51%
  Male 3,794 38% 3,612 34% 3,694 34% 3,818 35% 3,835 37% 3,858 38% 3,826 39% 3,630 39% 3,685 40% 3,510 41%
  International 2,140 24% 2,182 22% 2,213 22% 2,360 23% 2,551 27% 2,544 28% 2,543 28% 2,430 29% 2,590 31% 2,668 32%
  Minority 1,013 50% 968 47% 948 46% 1,058 48% 1,208 52% 1,376 54% 1,448 53% 1,520 54% 1,459 52% 1,592 55%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many applications were offered admission for a given academic year.
  2. Admission is actually by academic term; consecutive Summer, Fall, and Spring terms comprise an academic year.
  3. Data is from the University of Minnesota's Peoplesoft student information system, via the data warehouse (dw.umn.edu).
  4. Most applications are processed by the Graduate Admissions office, but some programs will process their own applications, or use a national application service. Application data shown here for these other programs may be incomplete if, for example, only the admitted applications are entered into the Peoplesoft system rather than all applications.
  5. For each category (e.g. Masters), the percentage shown is the percentage of the applications for that category that were offered admission, or the "yield."
  6. Gender is self-reported. Reporting gender is optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  7. "International" means applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  8. "Minority" includes citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  9. Ethnicity is self-reported.
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Admit Pool Characteristics

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Admits 18 13 13 22 16 14 16 18 18 19
  MA 8 44% 5 39% 8 62% 12 55% 8 50% 5 36% 9 56% 9 50% 10 56% 11 58%
  PhD 10 56% 8 62% 5 39% 10 46% 8 50% 9 64% 7 44% 9 50% 8 44% 8 42%
  Female 10 56% 10 77% 7 54% 14 64% 11 69% 6 43% 11 69% 12 67% 12 67% 14 74%
  Male 8 44% 3 23% 6 46% 8 36% 5 31% 8 57% 5 31% 6 33% 6 33% 5 26%
  International 3 17% 7 54% 5 39% 12 55% 7 44% 7 50% 6 38% 7 39% 12 67% 9 47%
  Minority 4 22% 0 0% 1 8% 1 5% 1 6% 1 7% 0 0% 2 11% 0 0% 4 21%

College of Liberal Arts

Admits 755 749 790 788 800 806 824 816 876 823
  cert/other 7 1% 7 1% 13 2% 11 1% 10 1% 10 1% 21 3% 19 2% 22 3% 16 2%
  Masters 337 45% 343 46% 386 49% 352 45% 358 45% 344 43% 372 45% 356 44% 392 45% 367 45%
  Doctoral 411 54% 399 53% 391 50% 425 54% 432 54% 452 56% 431 52% 441 54% 462 53% 440 54%
  Female 432 57% 405 54% 435 55% 440 56% 466 58% 494 61% 522 63% 494 61% 529 60% 493 60%
  Male 323 43% 337 45% 351 44% 343 44% 329 41% 308 38% 299 36% 311 38% 342 39% 290 35%
  International 186 25% 200 27% 221 28% 228 29% 229 29% 240 30% 229 28% 239 29% 281 32% 287 35%
  Minority 86 11% 89 12% 86 11% 97 12% 106 13% 114 14% 93 11% 133 16% 136 16% 141 17%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Admits 8,216 7,935 8,035 8,333 8,547 8,721 8,775 8,560 8,606 8,557
  Female 4,388 53% 4,283 54% 4,307 54% 4,480 54% 4,662 55% 4,803 55% 4,887 56% 4,867 57% 4,842 56% 4,722 55%
  Male 3,794 46% 3,612 46% 3,694 46% 3,818 46% 3,835 45% 3,858 44% 3,826 44% 3,630 42% 3,685 43% 3,510 41%
  International 2,140 26% 2,182 28% 2,213 28% 2,360 28% 2,551 30% 2,544 29% 2,543 29% 2,430 28% 2,590 30% 2,668 31%
  Minority 1,013 12% 968 12% 948 12% 1,058 13% 1,208 14% 1,376 16% 1,448 17% 1,520 18% 1,459 17% 1,592 19%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many offers of admission were made for a given academic year, and the makeup of the admit pool.
  2. Data is from the University of Minnesota's Peoplesoft student information system, via the data warehouse (dw.umn.edu).
  3. Most applications are processed by the Graduate Admissions office, but some programs will process their own applications, or use a national application service. Application data shown here for these other programs may be incomplete if, for example, only the admitted applications are entered into the Peoplesoft system rather than all applications.
  4. For each category (e.g. Masters), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total admits for the entire group.
  5. Gender is self-reported. Reporting gender is optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  6. "International" means applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  7. "Minority" includes citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  8. Ethnicity is self-reported.
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Matriculation (New Registrant) Yield

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Matriculations 13 72% 13 100% 13 100% 12 55% 10 63% 5 36% 10 63% 13 72% 14 78% 7 37%
  MA 5 63% 5 100% 8 100% 8 67% 6 75% 3 60% 6 67% 7 78% 9 90% 5 46%
  PhD 8 80% 8 100% 5 100% 4 40% 4 50% 2 22% 4 57% 6 67% 5 63% 2 25%
  Female 6 60% 10 100% 7 100% 7 50% 9 82% 3 50% 7 64% 8 67% 8 67% 4 29%
  Male 7 88% 3 100% 6 100% 5 63% 1 20% 2 25% 3 60% 5 83% 6 100% 3 60%
  International 2 67% 7 100% 5 100% 6 50% 5 71% 4 57% 5 83% 5 71% 10 83% 1 11%
  Minority 4 100% 0 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 2 100% 0 3 75%

College of Liberal Arts

Matriculations 405 54% 426 57% 437 55% 429 54% 390 49% 411 51% 435 53% 391 48% 420 48% 318 39%
  cert/other 5 71% 6 86% 11 85% 10 91% 9 90% 10 100% 20 95% 17 90% 17 77% 12 75%
  Masters 183 54% 199 58% 212 55% 190 54% 184 51% 177 52% 196 53% 189 53% 185 47% 132 36%
  Doctoral 217 53% 221 55% 214 55% 229 54% 197 46% 224 50% 219 51% 185 42% 218 47% 174 40%
  Female 230 53% 242 60% 247 57% 234 53% 230 49% 254 51% 281 54% 228 46% 254 48% 182 37%
  Male 175 54% 184 55% 189 54% 195 57% 159 48% 157 51% 154 52% 161 52% 165 48% 130 45%
  International 79 43% 95 48% 118 53% 115 50% 97 42% 108 45% 110 48% 105 44% 126 45% 86 30%
  Minority 45 52% 51 57% 39 45% 54 56% 47 44% 67 59% 41 44% 60 45% 72 53% 68 48%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Matriculations 5,002 61% 4,875 61% 4,845 60% 4,951 59% 4,982 58% 5,046 58% 5,054 58% 4,779 56% 4,782 56% 4,044 47%
  Female 2,740 62% 2,673 62% 2,663 62% 2,734 61% 2,789 60% 2,835 59% 2,883 59% 2,765 57% 2,760 57% 2,404 51%
  Male 2,247 59% 2,183 60% 2,167 59% 2,209 58% 2,169 57% 2,186 57% 2,155 56% 1,999 55% 2,004 54% 1,544 44%
  International 843 39% 960 44% 966 44% 1,002 43% 1,087 43% 1,128 44% 1,120 44% 1,032 43% 1,097 42% 659 25%
  Minority 649 64% 624 65% 611 65% 683 65% 780 65% 809 59% 823 57% 863 57% 867 59% 854 54%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many students matriculated (enrolled for the term for which they were admitted) for a given academic year.
  2. Data is from the University of Minnesota's Peoplesoft student information system, via the data warehouse (dw.umn.edu).
  3. Most applications are processed by the Graduate Admissions office, but some programs will process their own applications, or use a national application service. Application data shown here for these other programs may be incomplete if, for example, only the admitted applications are entered into the Peoplesoft system rather than all applications.
  4. For each category (e.g. Masters), the percentage shown is the percentage of the admits for the category that matriculated, or the "yield."
  5. Gender is self-reported. Reporting gender is optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  6. "International" means students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  7. "Minority" includes citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  8. Ethnicity is self-reported.
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Matriculation Pool Characteristics

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Matriculations 13 13 13 12 10 5 10 13 14 7
  MA 5 39% 5 39% 8 62% 8 67% 6 60% 3 60% 6 60% 7 54% 9 64% 5 71%
  PhD 8 62% 8 62% 5 39% 4 33% 4 40% 2 40% 4 40% 6 46% 5 36% 2 29%
  Female 6 46% 10 77% 7 54% 7 58% 9 90% 3 60% 7 70% 8 62% 8 57% 4 57%
  Male 7 54% 3 23% 6 46% 5 42% 1 10% 2 40% 3 30% 5 39% 6 43% 3 43%
  International 2 15% 7 54% 5 39% 6 50% 5 50% 4 80% 5 50% 5 39% 10 71% 1 14%
  Minority 4 31% 0 0% 1 8% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 15% 0 0% 3 43%

College of Liberal Arts

Matriculations 405 426 437 429 390 411 435 391 420 318
  cert/other 5 1% 6 1% 11 3% 10 2% 9 2% 10 2% 20 5% 17 4% 17 4% 12 4%
  Masters 183 45% 199 47% 212 49% 190 44% 184 47% 177 43% 196 45% 189 48% 185 44% 132 42%
  Doctoral 217 54% 221 52% 214 49% 229 53% 197 51% 224 55% 219 50% 185 47% 218 52% 174 55%
  Female 230 57% 242 57% 247 57% 234 55% 230 59% 254 62% 281 65% 228 58% 254 61% 182 57%
  Male 175 43% 184 43% 189 43% 195 46% 159 41% 157 38% 154 35% 161 41% 165 39% 130 41%
  International 79 20% 95 22% 118 27% 115 27% 97 25% 108 26% 110 25% 105 27% 126 30% 86 27%
  Minority 45 11% 51 12% 39 9% 54 13% 47 12% 67 16% 41 9% 60 15% 72 17% 68 21%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Matriculations 5,002 4,875 4,845 4,951 4,982 5,046 5,054 4,779 4,782 4,044
  Female 2,740 55% 2,673 55% 2,663 55% 2,734 55% 2,789 56% 2,835 56% 2,883 57% 2,765 58% 2,760 58% 2,404 59%
  Male 2,247 45% 2,183 45% 2,167 45% 2,209 45% 2,169 44% 2,186 43% 2,155 43% 1,999 42% 2,004 42% 1,544 38%
  International 843 17% 960 20% 966 20% 1,002 20% 1,087 22% 1,128 22% 1,120 22% 1,032 22% 1,097 23% 659 16%
  Minority 649 13% 624 13% 611 13% 683 14% 780 16% 809 16% 823 16% 863 18% 867 18% 854 21%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many students matriculated (enrolled for the term for which they were admitted) for a given academic year, and the makeup of the matriculation pool.
  2. For each category (e.g. Masters), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total matriculations for the entire group.
  3. Gender is self-reported. Reporting gender is optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  4. "International" means students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  5. "Minority" includes citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  6. Ethnicity is self-reported.
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GRE Score Distribution, Admitted Students

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Verbal-old [N:Avg] 14 597 9 576 6 585 4 593 5 580 0 0 0 0 0
  200-490 2 14% 1 11% 0 0% 0 0% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
  500-590 5 36% 4 44% 3 50% 3 75% 2 40% 0 0 0 0 0
  600-690 5 36% 3 33% 3 50% 0 0% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
  700-770 2 14% 1 11% 0 0% 1 25% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
  780-800 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Verbal-rev [N:Avg] 1 164 8 158 7 156 21 159 14 157 13 157 16 158 18 157 17 157 18 159
  130-150 0 0% 2 25% 1 14% 1 5% 2 14% 1 8% 0 0% 2 11% 1 6% 0 0%
  151-155 0 0% 0 0% 1 14% 5 24% 5 36% 5 39% 7 44% 5 28% 6 35% 2 11%
  156-160 0 0% 4 50% 4 57% 8 38% 3 21% 5 39% 2 13% 6 33% 6 35% 10 56%
  161-165 1 100% 0 0% 1 14% 5 24% 3 21% 2 15% 6 38% 5 28% 3 18% 4 22%
  166-170 0 0% 2 25% 0 0% 2 10% 1 7% 0 0% 1 6% 0 0% 1 6% 2 11%
Quant-old [N:Avg] 14 655 9 660 6 652 4 608 5 648 0 0 0 0 0
  200-490 1 7% 2 22% 0 0% 2 50% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
  500-590 1 7% 1 11% 2 33% 0 0% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
  600-690 7 50% 1 11% 1 17% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
  700-770 4 29% 3 33% 2 33% 1 25% 2 40% 0 0 0 0 0
  780-800 1 7% 2 22% 1 17% 1 25% 1 20% 0 0 0 0 0
Quant-rev [N:Avg] 1 166 8 155 7 156 21 157 14 155 13 155 16 159 18 155 17 157 18 157
  130-150 0 0% 2 25% 2 29% 4 19% 4 29% 5 39% 2 13% 7 39% 5 29% 4 22%
  151-155 0 0% 3 38% 2 29% 7 33% 5 36% 3 23% 6 38% 4 22% 2 12% 3 17%
  156-160 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 3 14% 1 7% 1 8% 2 13% 1 6% 3 18% 4 22%
  161-165 0 0% 2 25% 3 43% 1 5% 2 14% 2 15% 2 13% 3 17% 5 29% 4 22%
  166-170 1 100% 1 13% 0 0% 6 29% 2 14% 2 15% 4 25% 3 17% 2 12% 3 17%
Analy Writ [N:Avg] 13 4.7 12 4.2 9 4.1 21 4.3 14 4.2 13 4.2 16 4.2 18 4.4 17 4.3 18 4.2
  0.0-3.0 0 0% 3 25% 0 0% 2 10% 2 14% 1 8% 2 13% 1 6% 1 6% 2 11%
  3.5-3.5 2 15% 2 17% 4 44% 1 5% 2 14% 3 23% 4 25% 2 11% 3 18% 5 28%
  4.0-4.0 1 8% 2 17% 1 11% 9 43% 3 21% 4 31% 3 19% 6 33% 5 29% 4 22%
  4.5-5.0 8 62% 3 25% 3 33% 6 29% 6 43% 4 31% 5 31% 8 44% 6 35% 5 28%
  5.5-6.0 2 15% 2 17% 1 11% 3 14% 1 7% 1 8% 2 13% 1 6% 2 12% 2 11%

College of Liberal Arts

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Verbal-old [N:Avg] 549 597 327 596 147 601 94 593 55 613 18 544 10 522 8 568 7 517 2 685
  200-490 93 17% 57 17% 23 16% 13 14% 7 13% 7 39% 5 50% 1 13% 3 43% 0 0%
  500-590 161 29% 91 28% 39 27% 33 35% 13 24% 3 17% 3 30% 5 63% 3 43% 0 0%
  600-690 200 36% 115 35% 64 44% 34 36% 26 47% 7 39% 2 20% 2 25% 0 0% 2 100%
  700-770 84 15% 58 18% 19 13% 13 14% 8 15% 1 6% 0 0% 0 0% 1 14% 0 0%
  780-800 11 2% 6 2% 2 1% 1 1% 1 2% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Verbal-rev [N:Avg] 19 159 438 160 529 160 563 159 570 160 583 159 600 159 579 160 622 158 547 158
  130-150 2 11% 44 10% 44 8% 44 8% 40 7% 62 11% 59 10% 40 7% 65 11% 61 11%
  151-155 2 11% 71 16% 101 19% 110 20% 103 18% 118 20% 118 20% 107 19% 146 24% 136 25%
  156-160 7 37% 113 26% 142 27% 150 27% 146 26% 165 28% 156 26% 169 29% 156 25% 139 25%
  161-165 8 42% 128 29% 135 26% 167 30% 175 31% 139 24% 156 26% 163 28% 166 27% 130 24%
  166-170 0 0% 82 19% 107 20% 92 16% 106 19% 99 17% 111 19% 100 17% 89 14% 81 15%
Quant-old [N:Avg] 549 683 328 695 147 679 94 686 55 681 18 604 10 585 8 624 7 591 2 660
  200-490 41 8% 20 6% 12 8% 5 5% 3 6% 4 22% 2 20% 2 25% 1 14% 0 0%
  500-590 68 12% 38 12% 21 14% 17 18% 10 18% 4 22% 4 40% 1 13% 3 43% 1 50%
  600-690 152 28% 80 24% 36 25% 20 21% 14 26% 5 28% 3 30% 3 38% 1 14% 0 0%
  700-770 130 24% 71 22% 37 25% 24 26% 16 29% 4 22% 1 10% 0 0% 2 29% 1 50%
  780-800 158 29% 119 36% 41 28% 28 30% 12 22% 1 6% 0 0% 2 25% 0 0% 0 0%
Quant-rev [N:Avg] 19 153 438 157 529 157 563 158 570 158 583 157 600 158 579 158 622 158 547 159
  130-150 10 53% 100 23% 112 21% 120 21% 104 18% 139 24% 136 23% 121 21% 142 23% 123 23%
  151-155 2 11% 93 21% 112 21% 114 20% 130 23% 118 20% 125 21% 119 21% 122 20% 101 19%
  156-160 1 5% 68 16% 90 17% 96 17% 114 20% 103 18% 101 17% 89 15% 111 18% 76 14%
  161-165 3 16% 73 17% 104 20% 95 17% 89 16% 82 14% 71 12% 71 12% 71 11% 61 11%
  166-170 3 16% 104 24% 111 21% 138 25% 133 23% 141 24% 167 28% 179 31% 176 28% 186 34%
Analy Writ [N:Avg] 552 4.6 524 4.3 568 4.3 577 4.3 571 4.3 588 4.3 601 4.3 580 4.4 624 4.3 547 4.3
  0.0-3.0 35 6% 55 11% 59 10% 67 12% 62 11% 56 10% 62 10% 40 7% 69 11% 61 11%
  3.5-3.5 34 6% 75 14% 65 11% 69 12% 68 12% 82 14% 59 10% 65 11% 69 11% 72 13%
  4.0-4.0 116 21% 103 20% 139 25% 146 25% 140 25% 161 27% 158 26% 160 28% 170 27% 143 26%
  4.5-5.0 259 47% 215 41% 232 41% 236 41% 251 44% 219 37% 254 42% 260 45% 248 40% 219 40%
  5.5-6.0 108 20% 76 15% 73 13% 59 10% 50 9% 70 12% 68 11% 55 10% 68 11% 52 10%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Verbal-old [N:Avg] 3,867 549 2,252 559 989 556 590 550 344 557 212 529 161 543 106 514 91 538 65 514
  200-490 1,132 29% 614 27% 283 29% 177 30% 99 29% 79 37% 51 32% 42 40% 29 32% 29 45%
  500-590 1,408 36% 741 33% 325 33% 199 34% 101 29% 68 32% 63 39% 41 39% 34 37% 15 23%
  600-690 1,033 27% 659 29% 276 28% 158 27% 109 32% 55 26% 38 24% 18 17% 23 25% 16 25%
  700-770 271 7% 226 10% 95 10% 53 9% 33 10% 10 5% 8 5% 5 5% 5 6% 5 8%
  780-800 23 1% 12 1% 10 1% 3 1% 2 1% 0 0% 1 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Verbal-rev [N:Avg] 208 156 2,978 157 3,526 156 3,933 156 4,029 156 4,163 156 4,211 156 4,101 156 4,116 156 3,914 156
  130-150 43 21% 562 19% 781 22% 873 22% 846 21% 935 23% 843 20% 799 20% 828 20% 826 21%
  151-155 52 25% 601 20% 847 24% 1,013 26% 1,051 26% 1,118 27% 1,122 27% 1,075 26% 1,129 27% 1,097 28%
  156-160 61 29% 829 28% 866 25% 961 24% 1,005 25% 1,029 25% 1,093 26% 1,101 27% 1,079 26% 1,023 26%
  161-165 41 20% 660 22% 663 19% 747 19% 774 19% 729 18% 758 18% 789 19% 767 19% 657 17%
  166-170 11 5% 326 11% 369 11% 339 9% 353 9% 352 9% 395 9% 337 8% 313 8% 311 8%
Quant-old [N:Avg] 3,867 701 2,253 712 989 692 590 681 344 667 212 637 161 639 106 620 91 630 65 609
  200-490 203 5% 119 5% 71 7% 52 9% 37 11% 32 15% 18 11% 16 15% 13 14% 12 19%
  500-590 436 11% 203 9% 125 13% 81 14% 49 14% 31 15% 34 21% 24 23% 19 21% 15 23%
  600-690 844 22% 427 19% 226 23% 128 22% 90 26% 67 32% 57 35% 30 28% 27 30% 17 26%
  700-770 1,024 27% 573 25% 246 25% 160 27% 89 26% 49 23% 27 17% 23 22% 26 29% 15 23%
  780-800 1,360 35% 931 41% 321 33% 169 29% 79 23% 33 16% 25 16% 13 12% 6 7% 6 9%
Quant-rev [N:Avg] 208 155 2,978 158 3,526 159 3,933 159 4,029 160 4,163 159 4,211 159 4,101 160 4,116 160 3,914 160
  130-150 66 32% 477 16% 542 15% 614 16% 591 15% 661 16% 648 15% 621 15% 621 15% 611 16%
  151-155 42 20% 572 19% 600 17% 638 16% 673 17% 661 16% 677 16% 628 15% 646 16% 583 15%
  156-160 31 15% 588 20% 684 19% 762 19% 733 18% 802 19% 788 19% 746 18% 743 18% 667 17%
  161-165 40 19% 610 21% 833 24% 879 22% 862 21% 888 21% 870 21% 790 19% 771 19% 693 18%
  166-170 29 14% 731 25% 867 25% 1,040 26% 1,170 29% 1,151 28% 1,228 29% 1,316 32% 1,335 32% 1,360 35%
Analy Writ [N:Avg] 3,921 4.1 3,710 4.1 3,883 4.0 4,130 4.0 4,156 4.0 4,254 4.0 4,281 4.0 4,160 4.0 4,162 4.0 3,951 4.0
  0.0-3.0 632 16% 655 18% 789 20% 874 21% 935 23% 920 22% 750 18% 699 17% 717 17% 752 19%
  3.5-3.5 624 16% 663 18% 663 17% 710 17% 656 16% 751 18% 689 16% 743 18% 737 18% 689 17%
  4.0-4.0 996 25% 871 24% 1,033 27% 1,116 27% 1,088 26% 1,131 27% 1,313 31% 1,221 29% 1,193 29% 1,137 29%
  4.5-5.0 1,378 35% 1,241 34% 1,176 30% 1,211 29% 1,292 31% 1,235 29% 1,302 30% 1,301 31% 1,280 31% 1,162 29%
  5.5-6.0 291 7% 280 8% 222 6% 219 5% 185 5% 217 5% 227 5% 196 5% 235 6% 211 5%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show how many admitted students ("N") took each GRE exam, and their average score ("Avg"), followed by the score distribution.
  2. Not all graduate programs require GRE exams for admittance.
  3. If an applicant took the same exam more than once, and reported all scores to the U of M, the highest score is used.
  4. "Verbal-old" and "Quant-old" are the old versions of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning tests, with score range 200-800.
  5. "Verbal-rev" and "Quant-rev" are the revised (August 2011) versions of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning tests, with score range 130-170.
  6. "Analy Writ" is the Analytical Writing test, with score range 0.0 to 6.0.
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Location of Institution of Previous Degree, Matriculated Students

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Matriculations 13 13 13 12 10 5 10 13 14 7
  UofM, Twin Cities 3 23% 0 0% 0 0% 2 17% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 4 31% 2 14% 0 0%
  Other UM campus 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
  Other MN inst 2 15% 0 0% 2 15% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
  WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 1 8% 1 8% 5 39% 2 17% 2 20% 1 20% 3 30% 1 8% 0 0% 0 0%
  Other US inst 5 39% 6 46% 3 23% 4 33% 5 50% 2 40% 2 20% 2 15% 5 36% 0 0%
  Foreign inst 2 15% 5 39% 3 23% 4 33% 2 20% 2 40% 5 50% 6 46% 5 36% 0 0%
  no data 0 0% 1 8% 0 0% 0 0% 1 10% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 14% 7 100%

College of Liberal Arts

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Matriculations 405 426 437 429 390 411 435 391 420 318
  UofM, Twin Cities 46 11% 67 16% 51 12% 62 15% 44 11% 55 13% 69 16% 58 15% 77 18% 4 1%
  Other UM campus 8 2% 3 1% 6 1% 2 1% 7 2% 4 1% 8 2% 5 1% 8 2% 0 0%
  Other MN inst 50 12% 43 10% 44 10% 55 13% 50 13% 50 12% 59 14% 44 11% 42 10% 3 1%
  WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 56 14% 52 12% 66 15% 50 12% 45 12% 49 12% 56 13% 51 13% 43 10% 4 1%
  Other US inst 163 40% 162 38% 154 35% 172 40% 153 39% 171 42% 160 37% 156 40% 156 37% 10 3%
  Foreign inst 81 20% 93 22% 114 26% 85 20% 80 21% 74 18% 79 18% 73 19% 72 17% 13 4%
  no data 1 0% 6 1% 2 1% 3 1% 11 3% 8 2% 4 1% 4 1% 22 5% 284 89%

All University of Minnesota graduate programs

Item2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21*
Matriculations 5,002 4,875 4,845 4,951 4,982 5,046 5,054 4,779 4,782 4,044
  UofM, Twin Cities 586 12% 600 12% 649 13% 846 17% 886 18% 879 17% 889 18% 820 17% 858 18% 76 2%
  Other UM campus 110 2% 116 2% 133 3% 146 3% 150 3% 158 3% 159 3% 159 3% 146 3% 9 0%
  Other MN inst 589 12% 586 12% 568 12% 654 13% 678 14% 681 14% 698 14% 581 12% 558 12% 119 3%
  WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 430 9% 405 8% 395 8% 486 10% 456 9% 513 10% 483 10% 468 10% 455 10% 36 1%
  Other US inst 774 16% 753 15% 834 17% 960 19% 962 19% 917 18% 1,006 20% 953 20% 915 19% 81 2%
  Foreign inst 698 14% 702 14% 735 15% 729 15% 749 15% 794 16% 765 15% 747 16% 649 14% 87 2%
  no data 1,815 36% 1,713 35% 1,531 32% 1,130 23% 1,101 22% 1,104 22% 1,054 21% 1,051 22% 1,201 25% 3,636 90%
* Does not include applications for Spring 2021 admission.
    Notes:
  1. These tables show, for matriculated students, the location of the institution from which they received their most recent previous degree (typically their bachelor's degree).
  2. For each region, the percentage shown is the percentage of the total matriculants whose institution of previous degree is located in this region.
  3. These data may not be available for programs whose applications are not processed by the Graduate Admissions office.

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