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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Rochester
Population | 121,000
Enrollment | 990
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/21
Spring | 01/16-05/08

University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, MN


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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/23/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $7432.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Student Services Fee includes: health service, fitness/recreation, student government & activities, and diversity/international programming. Both Host and Home pay students must have insurance. If not, students will be required to pay for the University's health insurance. Host pay 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 05/23/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester 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

Notes About Meal Plans
Students living in the Student Life Center must purchase a meal plan. Students living in 318 Commons have kitchens and cook their own food.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/23/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1795 Semester Host & Home Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,398 per semester.


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

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