Students are officially considered UMTYMP alumni after they have successfully completed UMTYMP Calculus II or higher. After alumni finish high school, we ask that they complete occasional surveys so we can keep track of their careers and accomplishments. Many attend the University of Minnesota as undergraduates, and frequently work with UMTYMP or other MathCEP programs during their time here.
UMTYMP graduates who are trying to determine what courses to take next should read the "What do I do After UMTYMP?" section on the page for current students.
Alumni Survey and Achievements
We are currently rebuilding our alumni database and online surveys. If you're one of our graduates, please send us an email anytime to describe your current achievements! We'd love it if you would forward the link to any other alumni you're in touch with.
Colleges of Currently Enrolled Alumni
About 310 alumni responded to the 2019 UMTYMP alumni survey. Data from this survey showed that during the 2019-2020 academic year, 146 former UMTYMP students were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at different colleges and universities. The following colleges had the highest numbers of UMTYMP alumni:
% UMTYMP Alumni Currently Studying
University of Minnesota
University of California, Berkeley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Pennsylvania
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Majors of Currently Enrolled Alumni
Our currently-enrolled UMTYMP students are studying a wide range of topics. The following are the top 8 majors for students currently pursuing their undergraduate degrees:
Number of current undergrads
Percent of current undergrads
Finance, Economics, and Business Administration
Degrees Attained by Alumni
Many UMTYMP alumni study mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science. Of the 127 alumni survey respondents who have already attained degrees, the following table shows the number of degrees attained in the 10 most popular subject areas:
# of Alumni
Finance, Economics, and Business Administration
These 127 alumni have earned a total of 268 degrees total – an average of more than two degrees per person! Of those surveyed, 74 have earned Masters degrees, 48 have earned Doctorates, and 19 have earned JDs or MDs.
This section contains data from our 2005-06 UMTYMP alumni survey. As time permits we will add additional historical information about UMTYMP students to our site.
About 434 alumni responded to the 2005-06 UMTYMP alumni survey. Data from this survey showed that during the 2005-06 academic year, 211 former UMTYMP students were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at 72 different colleges and universities. The following colleges had the highest numbers of UMTYMP alumni:
College Female Male Total University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 13 32 45 MIT 6 10 16 Stanford University 3 9 12 Northwestern University 0 8 8 University of California, Berkeley 2 6 8 Columbia University 3 3 6 Iowa State University 2 4 6
Colleges of Alumni who Graduate from High School in 2006
Of the 45 alumni who graduated high school in June 2006, 41 responded to a survey regarding the colleges to which they applied, where they were accepted, and where they would attend starting in Fall 2006. These 41 alumni applied to a total of 63 different institutions. The 12 females who responded to the survey sent 59 applications to 34 different schools, including the University of Chicago, Stanford, MIT, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology. Thirty-six of these applications were accepted at 26 of the schools, including all the schools named. These students will be attending MIT, the University of California, the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota among other schools. The 29 males who responded sent 148 applications to 48 different schools; 102 of these applications were accepted. These students will be attending the California Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame, among other schools.
Degrees Attained by Alumni Between 1995-2006
Many UMTYMP alumni study mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science. Of all the alumni survey respondents over the past 11 years, the following table shows the number of degrees attained in the 15 most popular subjects:
Major Undergrad Masters PhD Other Total Degrees Mathematics 83 29 16 2 130 Computer Science & Engineering 52 24 6 1 83 Chemistry & Chemical Engineering 45 2 7 54 Electrical Engineering & Electronics 31 15 3 1 50 Physics 34 5 5 1 45 Mechanical Engineering 21 8 4 1 34 Engineering 18 5 3 1 27 Economics 21 1 3 1 26 Business/Finance/Marketing/Accounting 10 14 24 Biological Sciences & Molecular Biology 18 2 3 23 Medicine 1 20 1 1 23 Aerospace, Aeronautical, & Astronautical 11 6 1 18 Literature 7 3 4 14 Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 10 1 1 12 Law 11 11 Totals of Most Common Degrees Attained 362 135 57 20 574
Alumni who responded to this survey between 1995 and 2006 have earned a total of 737 degrees.