University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA

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
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
13%
40-99 Students
9%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
86%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
47%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
8%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
White
77%
Hispanic
3%

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
getting a's is hard. as mentioned before, curves are set higher because of the intellect of everyone here. i'm pre-med and it's very rigorous and challenging - chemistry 131 (intro chem, 1st semester) is much harder than i expected, and i took ap chem in high school.
Pre-med from Portland, OR
I went through the pre-medical curriculum, which was particularly competitive and rigorous. For those seeking to be academically challenged, rest assured, at the U of R, you will be.
Eric from Durham, CT
The academia here at the U of R is very rigorous. Like, at most tier one universities, competition is on campus and you'll need to know how to manage your own time (you're treated as an adult here). Research opportunity are available, and most times, it will be expected of you to approach professors and show that you're interested in their projects or experiments. A typical writing class ends with a final 8-10 pages research paper.
Orin from Brooklyn, NY
The classes can be tough and there will be many nights you will spend in the library working on more than one assignment. One thing that makes the classes harder is the incredibly smart members of the class, but the academic rigor provides a perfect representation what is out there in the real world and prepares us to work harder. Also there are number of resources such as professors, TAs, tutors and not to forget our peers who make it a lot more easier.
Anonymous