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University of Minnesota - Rochester Overview

University of Minnesota - Rochester is a public institution situated in Rochester, Minnesota. The location of UMN Rochester is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Minnesota - Rochester Known For?

129 Undergraduate Awards
$19,947 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UMN Rochester have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UMN Rochester is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UMN Rochester bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,201 a year. That's about 50% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average UMN Rochester student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of Minnesota - Rochester Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMN Rochester.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMN Rochester has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#33 Best Value Colleges for General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Health Sciences & Services College Factual
#92 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is University of Minnesota - Rochester?


Contact details for UMN Rochester are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 South Broadway, Suite 300, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 877-280-4699

How Do I Get Into UMN Rochester?

You can apply to UMN Rochester online at:

Admission Requirements for UMN Rochester

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMN Rochester?

74% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, UMN Rochester may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to UMN Rochester submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 688. Math scores were between 518 and 643.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Minnesota - Rochester  ( 540 to 688 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Rochester  ( 518 to 643 )
UMN Rochester received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Minnesota - Rochester  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Minnesota - Rochester  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Minnesota - Rochester  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Minnesota - Rochester?

$19,947 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMN Rochester is $19,947. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMN Rochester, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,613 a year. That adds up to $34,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMN Rochester is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Minnesota - Rochester Undergraduate Student Diversity

602 Full-Time Undergraduates
77% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 632 undergraduate students at UMN Rochester, with 602 being full-time and 30 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 602 full-time undergraduates at UMN Rochester, 23% are male and 77% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Minnesota - Rochester students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 74
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 354
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 32

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Minnesota - Rochester. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 140 countries are represented at UMN Rochester. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Minnesota - Rochester

155 Took All Classes Online
588 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 588 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMN Rochester has changed over the last few years.


University of Minnesota - Rochester Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Health Sciences & Services 129 129
TOTAL 129 129


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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