University of Minnesota--Crookston

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2900 University Avenue

Crookston, MN 56716

Phone: (218) 281-6510
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#38 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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University of Minnesota--Crookston is a public institution that was founded in 1966. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,764, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Minnesota--Crookston's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 38. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,452 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,452 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The nationally recognized University of Minnesota, Crookston is a career-oriented, applied-learning, technology-driven university. It is one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota system with an enrollment of 1,462 degree-seeking students (fall 2010). The campus provides access to the prestigious University of Minnesota in a scenic, close-knit campus setting. It delivers world-renowned teaching, research, and outreach as a regional hub in northwestern Minnesota for undergraduate education leading to a University of Minnesota diploma. Today, the Crookston campus delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs, 18 minors, and 40 concentrations via four academic departments: agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. New and distinctive academic programs include agronomy, aviation, bio-fuels and renewable energy technology, biology, criminal justice, equine science, environmental sciences, horticulture, marketing, software engineering, and urban forestry. The campus has a strong tradition of incorporating experiential learning throughout its curriculum, and internships are required in all degree programs. An impressive 95% of graduates report they gain employment or admission into graduate school within one year of graduation. The U of M, Crookston also has a proven record of accomplishment of infusing technology and innovation throughout the curriculum to enhance student learning and the exchange of ideas. All students and faculty are equipped with laptop computers to expand the educational experience beyond the classroom. University technology projects and a distinctive mobile computing environment give students an edge in today's global marketplace, as evidenced by employer focus groups, which consistently indicate that industry representatives recognize the high level of competency of graduates with regard to understanding, utilizing, and implementing technology in the workplace. Through one-on-one interaction, faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. More than 50 percent of faculty members are involved in service-learning projects and students learn the material, apply it in the field, and use it for life. Small class sizes with a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 ensure that students receive the individual attention needed for success as well as the opportunity to participate in research projects and put academic theory into practice. Students can also participate in designing and conducting research through campus-funded projects and system-wide programs. Instruction is provided by credentialed faculty in an environment conducive to faculty-student interaction with an approach that encourages hands-on learning. Continuing its leadership in technology initiatives, the Crookston campus is the recognized leader within the U of M system in delivering fully accredited undergraduate degrees online. Currently seven online degrees are offered entirely online: accounting, business management, marketing, applied studies, applied health, manufacturing management, and quality management. The Crookston campus is quite diverse for a college its size as 11% of the student body are students of color and an additional 7.5% are international students. Over 30% of students are from out of state, representing 40 states and 29 countries. This blend of students allows for a wide diversity of cultural perspectives and provides opportunities for global exchange of ideas and curriculum enhancement. Two new state-of-the-moment residence halls offer students modern, apartment-style living and wireless Internet access as well as distinctive mentor-in-residence programming. Professional development and leadership opportunities for students abound on campus, with more than 40 student clubs and organizations that plan and hold events and activities.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1966
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $2,699,214


When applying to University of Minnesota--Crookston, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of Minnesota--Crookston is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota--Crookston is 19:1, and the school has 57.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

University of Minnesota--Crookston has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,764, with a gender distribution of 47.5 percent male students and 52.5 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus. University of Minnesota--Crookston is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,764
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Minnesota--Crookston offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Minnesota--Crookston also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Minnesota--Crookston, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Minnesota--Crookston.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Minnesota--Crookston, 69.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,019.

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In-state tuition and fees $11,452 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,452 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,674 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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