Strategic Plan Vision: The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) will inspire and empower undergraduates to solve the health care challenges of the 21st-century.
First Graduating Class: 2013
Location: Downtown Rochester, Minnesota -- in the heart of the medical community
Speciality: Undergraduate Health Sciences
- Degree structured carefully to serve pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-chiropractic, pre- veterinary, pre-physician's assistant, etc.
Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (four degree programs):
Enrollment: Enrollment varies by class, but our maximum enrollment is 1000 students.
Average Incoming High School Cumulative GPA: 3.6
Average Class Size: 21
Average ACT Score: 24
Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Note: No Teaching Assistants. No lecture halls. Faculty available in Just ASK Center daily.
Financial Aid: 97% of students received financial aid in 2016
Points of Pride
2017 UMR Graduates:
- 19 percent continue their education in graduate or professional school
- 42 percent employed in a profession, including BSHP students (radiography, sonography, echocardiography, and respiratory care)
- 33 percent taking a bridge year before continuing their education. A majority of those taking a bridge year report that they will be employed in a health-related context for that year.
- 7 percent other, such as the PeaceCorps
What do graduates value MOST about UMR?
- Just ASK centers
- active learning in Class
- student success coaching
- UMR space integrated into downtown Rochester
- collaborative learning with peers
What do graduates say are the highest quality components of a UMR health sciences education?
- interaction with faculty outside of class
- learning support in Just ASK
- health science relevance of courses
- student success coaching
As a UMR student, you are guaranteed:
- a personal student success coach
- core courses in the first two years to prepare you for many health career options
- a customized Capstone Experience
- classes taught by faculty, not graduate students
- no lecture halls
- technology-enhanced classrooms ("learn labs")
- a laptop computer
- a Just ASK Center, staffed by faculty
- a support system for your own health and wellness
Core Curriculum & Research-Fueled Instruction
Our teaching teams make decisions about the very best approaches to teaching and learning based on current research.
- flipped classrooms are the norm.
- rigor begins on day one; for example, first-year students start with Organic Chemistry in a unique model supported by UMR learning research.
- relevance and efficiency are standard, as liberal education objectives are integrated with the health sciences.
- academic support is personal and available in our Just Ask center staffed by teaching and subject matter specialists.
- relationships are central. Student development support is personal and available with our unique student success coaching model.
- collaborative teaching teams enhance student learning and development.
- writing instruction is integrated into the curriculum and supported by writing specialists.
- collaborative and active learning are routine.
- community-based learning is valued and required.
- grand challenges of 21st-century health care frame student learning and development in and out of the classroom.