Admission Info for First-Year Students

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It's your turn to take the lead

As Minnesota’s first university, 鶹ƵAPK has been leading the way since 1854. Today, we're recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Regional University in Minnesota. Now it’s your turn: Discover how 鶹ƵAPK can help you take the lead with a college experience like no other. 

At 鶹ƵAPK, you'll find your niche in the world, forging ahead with purpose and passion. You'll find support and your community by bringing your one-of-a-kind contributions to campus. We believe we're all better together. We can’t wait for you to join our community of trailblazers, who continue to pave the way with their academic and career achievements.

Our students are exceptional

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Students in class

Stellar students

3.54

The average high school GPA of incoming first-year students

Celebrating diversity

44%

of first-year students identify as Black, Indigenous, or person of color

Achieving firsts

47%

of first year students are the first in their families to attend a 4-year university

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Aiden Lewald, Digital and Studio Arts, and English and Communications

I visited 鶹ƵAPK, and immediately, I knew this was it. It was a small campus, the campus was beautiful, and you knew the people right away. When I got my financial letter, the scholarships were great, it was affordable for me to come here.

Aiden Lewald '26, digital and studio arts, and English and communication studies; Of Omaha, NE

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