University of Minnesota, Crookston

Key majors offered
Agricultural Business
Agronomy / Crop Science
Equestrian Studies
International Business
Software Engineering
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Rural Yes 1876 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor Public Baccalaureate College Co-educational 95 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$ $ $ $ $ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


University of Minnesota Crookston is part of the University of Minnesota system recognized as one of the top public schools in USA. Students earn a prestigious degree while studying at a small and safe campus. The University of Minnesota Crookston has a 18:1 student to faculty ratio and 57% of its classes have less than 20 students. Faculty and students conduct research to prepare students for graduate work. The campus has 37 buildings situated on 95 hectares. The University of Minnesota Crookston has 34 undergraduate degree programs, 40 concentrations and 22 minors through four academic departments (Liberal Arts & Education; Math, Science & Technology; Agriculture & Natural Resources and Business). 14 majors can be studied online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. UMC is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UMC is ranked by U.S. News & World Report: "#1 Midwest Top Public Regional College", Princeton Review: "Best Colleges in the Midwest", and for: "Top 4 in Minnesota for Campus Safety". University of Minnesota Crookston is located in the small town of Crookston, Minnesota. Given the small community, students are able to truly focus on their academic pursuits without the distraction of a large city. Crookston and surrounding cities are very friendly to students and welcome the diversity that the University brings to the region. Crookston is only 30 minutes from Grand Forks, North Dakota and 3 hours from Winnipeg, Canada. Crookston has restaurants, movie theaters, Wal-Mart, and many activities for students to participate in, on and off campus. Crookston is also close to the headwaters of the Mississippi river, which runs all the way from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. 1. Average Low Temperature (winter): -4 °F / -20 °C in January 2. Average High Temperature (summer): 81 °F / 27 °C in July


Three residence halls and two apartment complexes provide coeducational on-campus housing for over 500 students. All rooms are furnished. Residence halls also have recreational, laundry and kitchen facilities.

Student life

University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) college life consists of much more than going to classes, taking tests, and doing research. Though these are all very important parts of the college experience, taking part in campus activities offers a chance to meet new friends and to have a great time. It also helps students develop their own potential for professional development, leadership, and creativity. The new UMC Student Center is the "living room" of the campus, providing daily services, conveniences and amenities to the students, faculty and staff. With a pool table, football table, air hockey table, big screen TV, wireless internet access and plenty of study space, it is UMC's social center! With the great landscapes surrounding Crookston in northwestern Minnesota, the Student Center also offers outdoor rental equipment at very affordable prices! Rent cross-country skis, snow shoes, Walkie Talkies, canoes, kayaks, camping supplies and more.

Such activities offered at UMC include Intercollegiate Athletics, Crookston Student Association and S.P.A.C.E. (Student Programming & Activities for Campus Entertainment) which brings entertainment to campus including planning WOW (What's on Wednesday) nights as well as coordinating dances, musicians, movies, comedians, hypnotists, or anything else that our students might enjoy. There are many other student clubs and organizations as well.