Rochester is a small city, situated just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
As a student on the UMR campus, 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.
UMR is a community with strong faculty/staff-student relationships, a robust residential community and a long-standing relationship with Mayo Clinic and the rest of the downtown community, which is well-connected thanks to the subway/skyway system. Though different from the traditional university campus, UMR has a vibrant student life with access to the local YMCA for fitness and recreation. Our students are very active in over 30 student clubs and organizations that are dedicated to health sciences and social and civic engagement. UMR students are leaders who are making a difference on our campus and in our community.