Profile: University of Minnesota Rochester

Fast Facts

On Campus:20%
  • Fall 09/05-12/21
  • Spring 01/16-05/12

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room Only:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Profile

UMR offers distinctive health sciences and biosciences education to prepare students for a broad spectrum of current and emerging careers, ranging from patient care to pure and applied research. The campus community serves approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester.

Our project-based, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences provides exceptional preparation for students pursuing careers in a broad range of health science disciplines. It also serves as a laboratory for research focused on creating and testing new educational paradigms for tomorrow’s information-rich, interdisciplinary, technology-transformed world.

Campus Location - The University of Minnesota Rochester is located in University Square, one block away from the Mayo Clinic, seven miles south of IBM, and just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a student on the UMR campus in downtown Rochester, you will be at the heart of one of the world’s top medical centers and at the center of an internationally known research community.

Helpful Information - Incoming NSE students can only take courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) major. It is recommended to contact the NSE Coordinator at UMR to verify courses are offered in the desired term, and that pre-requisites are met before applying.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science

Closed Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Professions

An interest in a health science career is strongly encouraged. Class size and course offerings are small. Review the UMR catalog and typical course schedule prior to requesting UMR as an exchange site. It is also recommended to contact the NSE Coordinator at UMR to verify pre-requisites BEFORE applying.

Notable Academic Programs
Health Science

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/12/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $350 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,050 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee: $150 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $300 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Student Services Fee: $168 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Student Services Fee includes: health service, fitness/recreation, student government & activities, and diversity/international programming. Both Plan A and Plan B students must have insurance. If not, students will be required to pay for the University's health insurance. Plan B students will be required to pay the Student Services Fee ($168/term) if they enroll in the University's health insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $999 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003969

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Housing is connected to campus via skyway. Students living on-campus never have to go outside to get to campus!

Meal Plans Per Semester

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.