University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$58,241

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,947
Declined 12,660
Total Received 19,607
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Private

8,037

undergraduate students

6,134

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 14,171
Established in 1850
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small-medium city

University of Rochester
300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY
14627

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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
650
75th
790
25th
680
75th
35
25th
31
75th
34
25th
28
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

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

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,947
Declined 12,660
Total Received 19,607

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

75%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$37,955

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,188
Room $10,494
Board $6,570
Additional fees $1,053
Books & supplies $1,310
Total $76,615
Average Financial Aid - $37,955
Total with Avg. Aid $38,660
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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 881-8234
F: 585 756-7664
admit@admissions.rochester.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, cheerleading, crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, yoga

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, cheerleading, crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, rugby, sailing, self defense, soccer, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, yoga

Intramural/Recreational Sports

flag football, floor hockey, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League, University Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Sign Language (ASL).
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Artificial Intelligence.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering, Other.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Clinical Psychology.
Comparative Literature.
Computational Science.
Computer Science.
Conducting.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Critical Care Nursing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dental Clinical Sciences, General.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Genetics, General.
Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language Teacher Education.
German Language and Literature.
Health Occupations Teacher Education.
Health Services Administration.
History, General.
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
Language Interpretation and Translation.
Laser and Optical Engineering.
Latin Teacher Education.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Materials Science.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Medical/Health Humanities.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neuroscience.
Nursing Education.
Nursing Science.
Online Educator/Online Teaching.
Optics/Optical Sciences.
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Physiology, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Psychology.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Statistics, General.
Statistics, Other.
Sustainability Studies.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Toxicology.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Financial Economics
  3. Biomedical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,171

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

8,037
students

Female
52%
4,214

Male
48%
3,823

43%

6,134
students

Female
56%
3,412

Male
44%
2,722

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

6,604
students

Female
51%
3,317

Male
49%
3,287

18%

1,433
students

Female
63%
897

Male
37%
536

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Student Break-down

26%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: October 15

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 86
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Egypt
India
Mexico
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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