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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?

6,250 Full-Time Undergraduates
$29,373 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 degree 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.

University of Rochester Rankings

College Factual ranked University of Rochester as #56 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. University of Rochester also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University of Rochester has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University of Rochester

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 23
Best Colleges for Diversity 35
Best Colleges 56
Best Colleges for Veterans 574
Best Colleges for the Money 612

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?

$29,373 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Rochester is $29,373. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Rochester

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,316 $16,343 $20,846 $29,710 $43,989

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

6,250 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,546 undergraduate students at University of Rochester, with 6,250 being full-time and 296 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,102 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,250 full-time undergraduates at University of Rochester, 51% are male and 49% 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 685
Black or African American 303
Hispanic or Latino 450
White 2,759
International Students 1,535
Other Races/Ethnicities 518

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Rochester awarded 3,842 undergraduate degrees and 3,444 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 5 0
American Sign Language 0 4 0 0
Anthropology 0 14 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 20 0 0
Area Studies 0 6 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 7 4
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 6 6 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 62 30 8
Business Administration & Management 0 0 215 7
Chemical Engineering 0 55 19 2
Chemistry 0 23 20 13
Child Development & Psychology 0 58 7 15
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 3
Computational Science 0 26 22 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 4 0
Computer Science 0 133 42 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 4 3
Dance 0 1 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 6 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 3 1 1
Economics 0 132 18 3
Educational Administration 0 0 27 15
Educational Assessment 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering 0 76 39 7
Engineering Science 0 11 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 10 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 11 5 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 14 0 0
General Biology 0 191 8 11
General Education 0 0 0 14
General Engineering 0 1 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 16 33 0
General English Literature 0 29 18 4
General Psychology 0 90 6 0
Genetics 0 0 3 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 4 1
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 7 0
History 0 24 5 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 16 0
International Relations & National Security 0 20 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 16 8 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 124 394 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 4 4
Mathematics 0 45 8 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 76 14 2
Medicine 0 0 0 98
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 25 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 13 8
Music 0 114 92 53
Natural Resources Conservation 0 23 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 8 1
Nursing 0 216 63 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 39 0 0
Other Statistics 0 3 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 3 1
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 4 6
Philosophy 0 18 4 2
Physics 0 26 50 21
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 6 6
Political Science & Government 0 54 5 9
Public Health 0 21 15 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 19 0 0
Religious Studies 0 6 0 0
Romance Languages 0 10 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 5 0 0
Special Education 0 0 3 0
Statistics 0 20 7 11
Student Counseling 0 0 5 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 7 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 13 30 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 25 0
Writing Studies 0 6 0 0
Total 0 3,842 2,738 706

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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