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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.

Chance of Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Most Competitive

Fast Facts

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Location | Rochester
Population | 109,000
Enrollment | 590
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host (A)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/21
Spring | 01/16-05/12

Campus Diversity

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White | 72%
Black | 8%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 12%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 2%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Bachelor of Science in Health Professions

Limitations
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

Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science

Theater:

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
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 paper, 213 computer or 83 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 7
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 09/12/17.
  • Estimated cost: $6676.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/12/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee $350 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance $1050 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

Host Payment (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:

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

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

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/12/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 20% living on campus
  • Apartment: $4694
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate 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 Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.

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