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Student Life


Graduate Assistant Insurance plan is provided. Students will pay a minimum of 5% of the monthly premium or $60 per semester and $10 co-pay for each doctor?s office visit.


University residence halls are within walking distance. The 2005-2006 costs average $1,943-3,440 per semester (double occupancy and board for graduate students). Other housing off campus is also available. Contact the housing office at Comstock Hall East, 210 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55445; 612-624-8994 or visit their web site at or for off-campus housing.

Twin Cities

The Minneapolis and St. Paul area is the cultural and industrial center of the upper Midwest, with a population of about 2.3 million. Beautiful lakes, rivers, and city and state parks combined with the cold winter, cool spring, warm summer, and colorful autumn provide excellent opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities, including biking, camping, swimming, fishing, and skiing.

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Lewis Werner

"It's a really good transitional program that has allowed me to get into biology from physics."