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Academics

“Although originally an agricultural college, UM has made the leap and accepted the changing times” by adding technological elements and creating stellar programs in natural resources management as well as animal science, biology, equine, veterinary, and business management. The school utilizes its rural campus to promote “hands on” learning through required internships in many fields. The school’s size allows students to get “the private school deal at a public school” with small classes. However, the small size means there are often scheduling difficulties for upper division classes “especially when pursuing a second major or minor” and that some classes involve use of “web lectures which are not helpful to the learning experience.” Professors are generally highly accessible to students, creating a “family atmosphere” because they “have the ambition and drive to help students be successful at college.” While “most professors want to . . . teach and share their knowledge,” like many schools, some professors “are there for research and don’t really care about teaching.” The administration also has regular contact with students and “knows [many of] us on a first name basis,” contributing to the homey, familiar environment.

Student Body

The typical student is “outdoors[y]” and “lives a rural lifestyle;” one student said, “I fit in better here, with more animal lovers and farmers than back home.” Two-thirds of the campus is from Minnesota and 7% of the student body is international, “mostly from China and Korea.” While one student said there is “lots of diversity, [which] could be overwhelming” to many students there, most others feel that all types of students are “integrated within groups of friends and class groups.” Active groups for African American, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT students also provide support for minorities, and while Crookston may have less racial diversity than other campuses, collaboration through “online courses with students from around the globe” provides opportunities for virtual exposure to all types of people in an academic setting. “Most people are friendly and welcoming here,” even if you don’t “listen to country music.”

Campus Life

In a rural environment, on-campus activities dominate student life. Alcohol is prohibited on campus, and there is very little outside bar scene, so “students drink in their rooms . . . causing many problems.” However, when students want to hit the “big city,” “people go to Grand Fork, ND . . . just 20 miles away” or they “head to Fargo.” Closer to home, “the local movie theater has two [theaters] and is fairly cheap” and once a month “the school allows us to go to the theater for free.” One student noted, “There are multiple parks [where] we hang out” and “a community pool” that is open to students on certain days. In general, though, people hang out on campus; “there are student-run activities throughout the week,” although participation levels vary, and “some people hunt [or fish] in the fall,” “cook food [to avoid] eating at the cafeteria,” “or play [lots of] video games.” Sports are also an important part of campus life, though “it would be nice if we had a winning football team” and the athletics department “only cares about athletes and not regular students.” As one student said, “Everywhere you look you see cows, it smells like a barn, and it is [a] ‘ya-sure-ya-betcha’ small-town school . . . and that’s why I love it.”

Overview

Applicants
927
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.15

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 480
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 510
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
390 - 470

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
87
with Terminal Degree
37

50
Men
37
Women
6
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Computer Software Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,760

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,534

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,218

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,309

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,073

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$10,180
Required Fees
$1,520
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$760

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,418
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,850
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.45%
Asian
6.98%
African-American
2.67%
Hispanic
79.74%
Caucasian
2.19%
Unknown
4.00%
International

53% female
47% male
28% are out of state
47% are full time
53% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
38
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
2

1% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Eagles)
4 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Women's Sports (Golden Eagles)
7 Sports

Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of North Dakota

Sustainability

75/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
60

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Through Umart.umn.edu (Techmart) Apple, Dell, and Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Darlene Scheving
Office Assistant

Address
University of Minnesota, Crookston
2900 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716

Phone
218-281-8569

Email
UMCinfo@umn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sargeant Student Center
University Teaching and Outreach Center
Sports Center
Bergland Laboratory
Centennial Hall Student Apartments
Campus Mall Kiehle Auditorium Immersive Visualization Lab

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Widmans Candy Shop
Lake Agassiz Wildlife Refuge
Glacial Ridge Nature Conservancy
Voyageur's View Camping & Tubing
Minakwa Golf Club & Driving Range
25 minutes from Grand Forks, ND 75 minutes from Fargo, ND 3 hours from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
nearly every Mon-Fri 10:30 & 1:30

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
UMCinfo@umcrookston.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus transportation is available to Crookston. The city of Grand Forks, ND is located 25 miles to the west and is served by Amtrak Railroad and an International airport. A shuttle bus runs between the campus and the city of Crookston daily during the academic year.

Driving Instructions to Campus
25 miles east of Grand Forks, ND on Highway 2. Campus is located at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 75 North

Local Accommodations
AmericInn Lodge & Suites 1821 University Avenue 218-281-7800 or 1-800-634-3444 www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/crookston Golf Terrace Motel 1731 University Avenue 218-281-2626 Americas Best Value Inn 2200 University Avenue 218-281-5210


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