University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$53,825

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private

5,796

undergraduate students

6,021

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 11,817
Established in 1850
Coeducational Coeducational

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100-acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 208,046); 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greater Rochester International

University of Rochester
300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester
14627

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Black Students'; Union
  • Grassroots (environmental group)
  • Women's Caucus
  • American Sign Language Club

Top Events

  • Boar's Head Dinner
  • Mela
  • Meliora Weekend

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 5
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.8

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 101
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Laser and Optical Engineering
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Optics/Optical Sciences
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,817

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

49%

5,796
students

Female
56%
3,264

Male
56%
3,271

51%

6,021
students

Female
47%
2,800

Male
41%
2,482

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,293
students

Female
50%
3,085

Male
50%
3,208

4%

242
students

Female
74%
179

Male
26%
63

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 96%
Student 4 year graduation rate 78%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

26%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

97

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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