4-Year College

4-Year Colleges and Universities

  • Offer programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's and advanced degrees
  • Some 4-year colleges have a traditional admission policy (top 1/2 of graduating class, 21 or higher on ACT, college preparatory curriculum) while others are more selective
      • Make sure to check the specific colleges' admission requirements
  • ACT or SAT is required
  • College Preparatory Requirements typically include (but may vary from college to college):
      • English- 4 years
      • Math- 3 years (some schools require 4 years of math)
      • Science- 3 years
      • Social- 3 years
      • Fine Arts- 1 year
      • World Language- 2 years (of a single World Language)
  • Examples:
      • St. Cloud State University
      • University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Private Colleges and Universities

  • Offer programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's or advanced degrees
  • ACT or SAT is required
  • Admission requirements vary- typically more selective that public 4-year colleges and universities
      • Make sure to check on the specific colleges' admissions requirements
  • Examples:
      • St. Ben's/St. John's
      • Concordia University