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Colleges / University of Minnesota Rochester

University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About UMN Rochester

University of Minnesota Rochester Overview

University of Minnesota Rochester is a public, state school in the city of Rochester, Minnesota. UMN Rochester was founded in 2006 and the school now enrolls around 646 students a year, including 646 undergrads. UMN Rochester provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UMN Rochester for Fall 2023 is July 31. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UMN Rochester by December 1.

Student Involvement at UMN Rochester

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

There are no fraternities or sororities at UMN Rochester, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? UMN Rochester has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMN Rochester on the Student Life page.

2022 UMN Rochester Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%
In-State Tuition $12,808
Out-of-State $12,808
Percent of Need Met 78%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,001

Is UMN Rochester a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what UMN Rochester offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

UMN Rochester Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UMN Rochester. Around 80% of applicants get into UMN Rochester each year. Last year, 1,123 students applied to UMN Rochester and 901 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMN Rochester

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of students who start at UMN Rochester return for their second year of college. Around 47% of students who started at UMN Rochester earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UMN Rochester Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UMN Rochester by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with UMN Rochester directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Rochester

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UMN Rochester meets 78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,001 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $26,531 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMN Rochester.

Based on this information, does UMN Rochester seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UMN Rochester a good school for you?

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Where is University of Minnesota Rochester Located?

UMN Rochester is located in the city of Rochester, Minnesota.

If you are interested in seeing UMN Rochester for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-90 to Rochester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rochester International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMN Rochester and Rochester are like without leaving home.

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College Info

111 South Broadway Suite 300 Rochester, MN 55904

Campus Setting: Urban

UMN Rochester Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMN Rochester is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMN Rochester is Jul 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMN Rochester ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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UMN Rochester SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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UMN Rochester Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMN Rochester is like? There are approximately 646 students enrolled at UMN Rochester. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from MN and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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