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Tuition & Fees

$48,290

$48,290

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,058
Declined + 11,874
Total Received 17,932
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Private (nonprofit)

6,304

undergraduate students

4,801

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Financial Economics
  3. Biomedical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 2928
ACT 2980

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Test Scores

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Fun Facts

  • The University of Rochester's Omega Laser Facility is home to two of the world's most powerful high-energy and high-intensity lasers.
  • The University of Rochester's a cappella ensembles are among the best in the nation. The Yellowjackets appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011.
  • The University of Rochester has a Quidditch team!
  • University of Rochester is a green campus with sustainability initiatives like dripless shower faucets, solar-powered recycling compactors, and locally grown food provided across campus.
  • University of Rochester has an official Quidditch team, the UR Thestrals, that competes in the World Cup of the International Quidditch Association.
  • The University of Rochester has not one but two of the world's most crazy-powerful lasers. (Maybe Dr. Evil was once a faculty member?)

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School Facts

The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private, coeducational research university. Its 655-acre campus is located in Rochester, NY.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 11,105
Established in 1850
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Rochester, NY

100-acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 210,358); separate campus for Eastman Sch of Music. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation between campuses, downtown, and other nearby areas. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Rochester
300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 6% of male students
 
15 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
66%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 5
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Recommended

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,058
Declined + 11,874
Total Received 17,932

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jonathan Burdick
Vice Provost and Dean of College Admissions
P: 888 822-2256
F: 585 461-4595
admit@admissions.rochester.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,806,064
State $2,374,044
Institutional $99,543,767
Other external $2,037,434
Total $109,761,309

Non-need-based

Federal $70,433
State $149,179
Institutional $27,248,502
Other external $2,718,670
Total $30,186,784

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League (Division III), University Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Yellowjacket
School colors
blue and yellow
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adolescence Education
Adult Nurse Practitioner
African/African-American Studies
Alternative Energy
American Sign Language
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Music
Archaeology/Engineering/Architecture
Art History
Audio/Music Engineering
Biochemistry
Bioethics
Biological Sciences/Biochemistry
Biological Sciences/Cell/Developmental Biology
Biological Sciences/Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Biological Sciences/Microbiology
Biological Sciences/Molecular Genetics
Biological Sciences/Neuroscience
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Brain/Cognitive Science
Brain/Cognitive Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Care of Children/Families/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Care of Children/Families/Pediatric/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Classics
Clinical Investigation
Clinical Nurse Leader
Community Mental Health Counseling
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Conducting
Corporate Finance/Accounting
Counseling/Human Development
Dental Science
Digital Media Studies
Early Childhood Education
Early Music History
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Electric/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering/Applied Science
English
English/Creative Writing
English/English Literature
English/Language/Media/Communications
English/Theatre
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Ethnomusicology
Family Nurse Practitioner
Film/Media Studies
Financial Economics
French
Genetics
Geological Sciences
Geomechanics
Gerentological Mental Health Counseling
German
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Health Policy
Health Services Research/Policy
Health/Behavior/Society
History
Human Development
Inclusion Adolescence Education
Inclusion Childhood Education
Inclusion Early Childhood Education
Inclusion Middle Childhood Education
Interdepartmental Studies
International Relations
Italian Studies
Japanese
Jazz Studies/Contemporary Media
Latin American Studies
Leadership in Health Care Systems
Linguistics
Literary Translation Studies
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Materials Science
Mathematical Methods
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology
Medical Statistics
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Childhood Education
Middle Childhood Education for Adolescence Education Teachers
Middle Childhood Education/Adolescence Education
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Theory
Music Theory Pedagogy
Musicology
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neurobiology/Anatomy
Neuroscience
Nursing
Opera
Optical Engineering
Optics
Pathology
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Performance/Literature
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Physiology
Piano Accompanying/Chamber Music
Political Science
Professional Study in Adolescence Education
Professional Study/Early Childhood/Childhood Education/ESOL
Professional Study/Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychology
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/Developmental
Psychology/Social-Personality
Public Accounting
Public Health
Religion
Russian
Russian Studies
School Administrator/Supervisor
School Building Leadership
School Building Leadership/Private Schools
School District Administrator
School District Leadership
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Literacy
Teaching/Curriculum
Technical Entrepreneurship/Management
Toxicology
Visual/Cultural Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

57%

6,304
students

Female
50%
3,154

Male
50%
3,150

Graduate

43%

4,801
students

Female
51%
2,447

Male
49%
2,354

undergraduateFull-time

95%

6,046
students

Female
50%
2,969

Male
50%
3,077

undergraduatePart-time

5%

258
students

Female
72%
185

Male
28%
73

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Blask
Associate Director, International Admissions
585 275-3221
international@admissions.rochester.edu

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