Our program strives to cultivate a diverse student body

Meet Our Students

The University of Minnesota’s MLS program strives to cultivate a student body that represents diverse demographic backgrounds and cultures, reflective of the patients who our health care system serves and the communities in which we live.

Demographics of Incoming Students

  2017 2018 2019
Average Age (years) 24.5 23.6 25.97
Gender (F/M/O)% 68/32 68/32 75/24/1
Cum GPA 3.15 3.27 3.34
MN resident % 89 79 87
Ethnicity %      
  - Asian 29 17 20
  - Black/African American 25 4 8
  - Native American 2 -- --
  - Hispanic 5 2 3
  - White 39 77 69
Kristen Oldenburg

"Learning is a process and it definitely helps to have input from classmates. There's definitely a large community aspect in learning a lot of this material."

- Kristen Oldenburg

MLS student examines petri dish

"I would say it's the most exciting thing I've ever done. It's definitely adventurous. It takes your perspective of learning to a whole different level."

- Abdi Farah