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University of Rochester Overview

University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Rochester, New York. The location of University of Rochester is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Rochester Known For?

1,921 Undergraduate Awards
$48,701 Avg Cost After Aid
34% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at University of Rochester since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at University of Rochester is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at University of Rochester is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree make about $61,200 a year. That's 50% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Rochester Rankings

University of Rochester is ranked #180 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #22 out of 149 schools in New York.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

University of Rochester has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#124 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#158 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#163 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#290 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Rochester.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Bioethics/Medical Ethics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Visual & Performing Arts Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Rochester has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#34 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#40 Best Colleges for General Biology College Factual
#43 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#48 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#72 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Rochester?

Location of University of Rochester

Contact details for University of Rochester are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, NY 14627-0011
Phone: 585-275-3221
Website: https://www.rochester.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-NY/University-of-Rochester/6102569031
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UofR

How Do I Get Into University of Rochester?

You can apply to University of Rochester online at: https://enrollment.rochester.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for University of Rochester

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Rochester?

34% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
University of Rochester has a fairly low acceptance rate of 34%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 33%, and the acceptance rate for women is 35%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to University of Rochester submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 660 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Rochester  ( 640 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Rochester  ( 660 to 770 )
200
800
University of Rochester received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 34. Math scores were between 28 and 34. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Rochester  ( 28 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Rochester  ( 28 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Rochester  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Rochester?

$48,701 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Rochester is $48,701. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Rochester, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,891 a year. That adds up to $31,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Rochester is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Rochester Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,410 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,780 undergraduate students at University of Rochester, with 6,410 being full-time and 370 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Rochester

There are also 5,453 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,410 full-time undergraduates at University of Rochester, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Rochester

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Rochester students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Rochester Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 705
Black or African American 325
Hispanic or Latino 460
White 2,649
International Students 1,773
Other Races/Ethnicities 498

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at University of Rochester. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 143 countries are represented at University of Rochester. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Rochester

86 Took All Classes Online
475 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 475 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Rochester has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of University of Rochester

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Rochester was -0.3%. This is the #2,227 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Rochester regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Rochester Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 124 0 394 0 518
Nursing 216 14 63 3 296
Music 114 0 92 53 259
Business Administration & Management 0 0 215 7 222
General Biology 191 0 8 11 210
Computer Science 133 0 42 4 179
Economics 132 0 18 3 153
Electrical Engineering 76 0 39 7 122
Biomedical Engineering 62 0 30 8 100
Medicine 0 0 0 98 98
Physics 26 0 50 21 97
General Psychology 90 0 6 0 96
Mechanical Engineering 76 0 14 2 92
Child Development & Psychology 58 0 7 15 80
Chemical Engineering 55 0 19 2 76
Political Science & Government 54 0 5 9 68
Educational Administration 0 24 27 15 66
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 55 5 0 60
Mathematics 45 0 8 5 58
Chemistry 23 0 20 13 56
General English Literature 29 0 18 4 51
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 4 30 2 49
General Engineering Technology 16 0 33 0 49
Computational Science 26 0 22 0 48
Other Social Sciences 39 0 0 0 39
Statistics 20 0 7 11 38
Public Health 21 0 15 0 36
History 24 0 5 1 30
Teaching English or French 0 2 25 0 27
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 25 0 25
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 16 0 8 0 24
Philosophy 18 0 4 2 24
Natural Resources Conservation 23 0 0 0 23
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 13 8 21
Applied Mathematics 20 0 0 0 20
International Relations & National Security 20 0 0 0 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 19 0 0 0 19
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 16 0 16
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11 0 5 0 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 8 7 0 15
General Education 0 0 0 14 14
Geological & Earth Sciences 9 0 4 1 14
Anthropology 14 0 0 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 14 0 0 0 14
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 6 6 12
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 0 6 0 12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 12 0 0 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 7 4 11
Instructional Media Design 0 11 0 0 11
Engineering Science 11 0 0 0 11
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 4 6 10
Ethnic Studies 10 0 0 0 10
Romance Languages 10 0 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 7 0 10
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 8 1 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Educational Assessment 0 4 4 0 8
Materials Sciences 0 0 4 4 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3 2 1 1 7
Genetics 0 0 3 4 7
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 4 3 7
Special Education 0 4 3 0 7
Student Counseling 0 0 5 1 6
Writing Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Area Studies 6 0 0 0 6
East Asian Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Religious Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 0 4 0 4
American Sign Language 4 0 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4 0 0 0 4
Other Visual Art 0 0 3 1 4
Other Statistics 3 0 0 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 3 3
Biotechnology 0 2 0 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 0 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 0 1
Accounting 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,921 146 1,369 353 3,789

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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