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UMN Rochester Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UMN Rochester, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is July 31 and the fee for the application is $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.

Applying Early to UMN Rochester?

University of Minnesota Rochester does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is UMN Rochester Hard To Get Into?

UMN Rochester is amoderately difficult school to get into. UMN Rochester evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UMN Rochester accepted 74% of all applicants., around 1,062 of the 1,440 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMN Rochester, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Early Assurance program in Nursing and Physician Assistant is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to UMN Rochester?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UMN Rochester

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

UMN Rochester 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UMN Rochester must submit the following items. Double check with UMN Rochester's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Interview - Required for Early Assurance program. Science Teacher Eval for PA Students.
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMN Rochester?

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At UMN Rochester 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Minnesota Rochester, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 67%

UMN Rochester is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 6% of UMN Rochester's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UMN Rochester?

To be competitive with other UMN Rochester applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1328 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMN Rochester 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1328 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMN Rochester students scored 643 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMN Rochester students scored 688 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UMN Rochester?

To be most competitive at UMN Rochester, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMN Rochester's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMN Rochester students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of Minnesota Rochester

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMN Rochester.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 31.

Transfer students can enroll in UMN Rochester during the following terms: Fall Term Summer Term

UMN Rochester Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMN Rochester?

Students who are admitted to UMN Rochester must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UMN Rochester accept transfer credits?

UMN Rochester accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does UMN Rochester accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to UMN Rochester?

No, UMN Rochester is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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UMN Rochester Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMN Rochester? UMN Rochester is a somewhat selective institution. The UMN Rochester acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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UMN Rochester SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1328


Math SAT Range

518 - 643


Reading SAT Range

540 - 688

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UMN Rochester GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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