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
59%
0
100
34%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 5, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,895
Total Number of Undergrads
5,570
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
79%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
85%
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
$24,972
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$51,972
Out-of-State Tuition
$51,972
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,194
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
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
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
41%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
unique. rigorous. rewarding.
Pre-med from Portland, OR
A true liberal arts college, the U of R offers students an open curriculum, a vibrant on-campus life, and a small college feel with approachable faculty and graduate staff. Rochester is the place for an innovative mind - many classmates created their own majors, double majored, or Took Five to explore a non-major side of academia in a tuition-free fifth year. The school listens to its student body, and is renowned for its pre-medical, pre-law, economics, fine arts, and neuroscience departments.
Eric from Durham, CT

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