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University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, MN

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About This Campus

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.

Location Information

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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Rochester
Population | 114,000
Enrollment | 590
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/20
Spring | 01/22-05/15

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 14%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Two or more | 1%
White | 69%
Other | 2%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students


    GPA and Other Academic Requirements
    • 2.5 GPA
    Exchange Preferences
    • Full-year exchange Accepted
    • Single term exchange Accepted
    Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
    • Available
    Non-Native English Speakers
    • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 83.00 Internet
    • IELTS: must have a score of 7.00
    Summer Exchange
    • Not available
    International Students (Visa Students)
    • Will not accept

    Tuition / Finances

    Figures per Semester are current as of 06/22/21

    • Campus Budget
    • Fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Two semesters = one academic year
    • Three quarters = one academic year
    Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
    • Estimated cost: $64245.
    • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
    • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
    • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
    • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
    Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
    • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
    • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
    • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
    Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
    • Host Payment: 19
    • Home Payment: 19

    Financial Aid - Host Payment
    For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

    • Pell
    • CWS
    • Perkins
    • SEOG
    • DL
    • Plus
    Use FAFSA CODE: 003969

    Financial Aid - Home Payment
    For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

    Financial Aid - Canada
    Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

    Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Housing Deposit $100 Year Host & Home Mandatory
    Health Service Fee $168 Year Host & Home Mandatory
    Parking Fee $636 Semester Host & Home Optional
    Campus Fee $160 Semester Host 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.

    Room / Meals

    Figures are current as of 06/22/21

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • On-Campus Housing
    • 30% living on campus
    • Apartment: $5457
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    • On campus living encouraged
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate monthly cost: $500
    • Proximity to campus: 1.5
    • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
    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


    Figures per Semester are current as of 06/22/21

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Health Insurance $1050 Semester Home & Host Optional

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


    • Immunization before registering
    • Health / accident insurance
    • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
    • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

    Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
    Downtown Rochester is extremely accessible, including via skyways to all UMR buildings.

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