University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$58,241

not including housing and food

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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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Location

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 14,171
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 Setting: Small-medium city

University of Rochester
300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY
14627

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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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Financial Aid

75%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$37,955

Average financial aid

Cost

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

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,593,898
State $2,423,680
Institutional $95,763,147
Other external $3,287,191
Total $107,067,916

Non-need-based

Federal $103,736
State $138,537
Institutional $22,418,910
Other external $5,409,082
Total $28,070,265

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Financial Facts

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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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
50%
3,317

Male
50%
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 transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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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