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University of Rochester

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Located in Rochester, New York, University of Rochester is a private university. Out of total 11,648 students enrolled at UR, 6,546 belong to undergraduate courses while 5102 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 1164 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 93% of the students are 24 and under at University of Rochester. At UR around 42% are white, 26% are Non-resident alien, and 11% are Asian. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 51% of the students are females and 49% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Leland Clark (Chemist, Inventor), Edward Gibson (Physicist, Astronaut), William Harkness (Inventor, Surgeon), and George B. Selden (Businessperson, Inventor). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. At UR, 452 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and ADA (American Dental Association).

Location & Contact




Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall


The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. University of Rochester has been ranked at the 82nd position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    5th Jan

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1320 - 1500



  • ACT Range

    30 - 34

  • High School GPA

    Neither required nor recommended

  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The university is selective in taking in students and takes in few each year. Securing admission to UR is moderately difficult. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $50. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1310-1500, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to University of Rochester, must score 32 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 30 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, New York 14627-0011. To gather more information, they can call them at (585) 275-3221.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The next two things to keep in mind before applying to UR are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $75,190. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($56,030), books and supplies ($1,310), room and boarding ($16,470), and budget for other expenses ($1,380). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    214 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    192 Graduates

  • Economics

    157 Graduates

  • Music

    156 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    132 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    94 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    86 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    80 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    132 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    94 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    86 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    80 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    76 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    70 Graduates

  • Research and Experimental Psycholog...

    67 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    62 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    52 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    52 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    51 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    44 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    37 Graduates

  • Physics

    37 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    32 Graduates

  • Educational Administration and Supe...

    29 Graduates

  • History

    27 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    26 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    22 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    21 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    19 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    19 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    16 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    16 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    15 Graduates

  • American Sign Language

    13 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    12 Graduates

  • Engineering Science

    11 Graduates

  • Engineering Technology, General

    11 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    11 Graduates

  • Computational Science

    10 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    10 Graduates

  • Statistics

    10 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    9 Graduates

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other

    9 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    9 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    9 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    8 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    8 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    8 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    8 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    6 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    6 Graduates

  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics

    5 Graduates

  • Public Health

    5 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    4 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    4 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    4 Graduates

  • Teaching English or French as a Sec...

    3 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    2 Graduates

  • Dance

    1 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

96% / 4%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,109 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,422/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and yellow

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

University Athletic Association

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country


Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by UR. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,470 per year. The average meal plan at UR costs around $6,422 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 49% and 51%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$18,750 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$195 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UR to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,532, whereas the financial aid is $38,321. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,722 as well as institutional aid worth $38,321. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to University of Rochester amount to $28,070,265 per annum.

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