University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, USA
3.78 Average Rating

The University of Rochester is private, research university highly ranked in the National Universities list by U.S. News & World Report. It operates under the mission "Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better" and students can charter their own paths to do that since their are no required general education courses. The University of Rochester is home to The Institute of Optics, which was founded in 1929 and was the first educational program devoted to optics in the US. Also calling U of R home is Open Letter, a nonprofit literary translation press, the Memorial Art Gallery featuring works from antiquity to contemporary, and the C.E.K. Mees Observatory.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
26%
Out of State Students
43%
0
100
29%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 5, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,817
Total Number of Undergrads
6,535
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
78%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,034
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$56,026
Out-of-State Tuition
$56,026
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%
Average Aid Per Year
$34,656
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
299
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Rochester
New York
Boston
Washington
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
The Open Curriculum serves the purpose for student to explore ad take their academic path into their own hands.
The University is known for its music school: Eastman School of Music.
An Awesome Science and Engineering College, with the added bonus of the super Rush Rhees Library.
Orin from Brooklyn, NY
you get to take whatever classes you want at the university of rochester, except for a writing course your freshman year. without other general education requirements, you'll see many students with double and even triple majors. it's cold, the people are nerdy, but you will learn a ton if you come here.
joshua from pittsford, ny

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