Class Profile

Prospective applicants: please note that all applications are reviewed holistically, and profile numbers should not be viewed as admission cutoffs. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions about candidacy.

Student Profile for All Degrees: Fall 2017 Entering Class

  • Incoming Students: 196
  • Gender: 58% female, 42% male (<.5% did not report)
  • Minnesota Residents: 57%
  • International Students: 15%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 20%
  • Average Age: 26 (not including the MPA), 41 for MPA (Mid-Career) 
  • Average GPA: 3.35 (not including the MPA), 3.21 for MPA (Mid-Career)
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 73rd
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 46th
  • Countries Represented: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

Student Profile by Degree Program: Fall 2017

Master of Development Practice (MDP)

  • Incoming Students: 14
  • Gender: 64% female, 36% male, 0% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 29%
  • International Students: 50%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 14%
  • Average Age: 25
  • Average GPA: 3.31
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 67%
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 37%
  • Percent of Class total: 7%

Master of Human Rights (MHR)

  • Incoming Students: 13
  • Gender: 77% female, 23% male, 0% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 54%
  • International Students:23%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 23%
  • Average Age: 27
  • Average GPA: 3.22
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 76%
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 36%
  • Percent of Class total: 7%

Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

  • Incoming Students: 28
  • Gender: 64% female, 36% male, 0% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 89%
  • International Students: 7%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 32%
  • Average Age: 41
  • Average GPA: 3.21
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: not required
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: not required
  • Percent of Class total: 14%

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

  • Incoming Students: 87
  • Gender: 54% female, 45% male, 1% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 60%
  • International Students: 11%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 21%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Average GPA: 3.35
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 74%
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 63%
  • Percent of Class total: 44%

* These averages include the 2nd year Early Admission and BaMPP programs.

Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP)

  • Incoming Students: 17
  • Gender: 59% female, 41% male, 0% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 35%
  • International Students: 12%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 0%
  • Average Age: 25
  • Average GPA: 3.43
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 71%
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 60%
  • Percent of Class total: 9%

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

  • Incoming Students: 37
  • Gender: 59% female, 41% male, 0% did not report
  • Minnesota Residents: 51%
  • International Students: 11%
  • Domestic Students of Color: 22%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Average GPA: 3.46
  • Average GRE Verbal Percentile: 78%
  • Average GRE Quantitative Percentile: 69%
  • Percent of Class total: 19%
Admissions

225 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-3800
"In every single way, I learned about myself.... The community here is open. We may have conflicting ideas, but here's a space to talk about that." -Zachary Hylton (MDP '14)