General Information About University of Rochester
The University of Rochester seeks to provide a supportive environment for learning, research, and teaching at the collegiate, graduate, and professional levels. To accomplish this, we bring together faculty, students, and staff who have achieved excellence or show great promise toward that goal, who are dedicated to learning, and who will help to build a community that encourages all of its members to succeed and grow. Our University’s distinctive heritage—in particular, the remarkable scholars and citizens who have been a part of our community, such as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, and corporate leaders and philanthropists George Eastman and Joseph C. Wilson, as well as numerous path-breaking scholars—makes us particularly appreciate the importance of including persons from diverse backgrounds and origins who carry with them their own valued and important perspectives. The University’s motto—Meliora ("ever better")—defines excellence as a process of continual improvement. We believe that such improvement requires that all individuals in our community be free to explore and share their experiences and thoughts, uninhibited by prejudice or discrimination. Thus, our pursuit of excellence requires that we create and support a community of faculty, students, and staff who together and individually enhance diversity and who strive to make themselves and our community ever better.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 12,111 Percent Admitted 39% Men Admitted 39% Women Admitted 39% Full Time Retention Rate 96%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 600 690 Math 630 720
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 27 31 English 26 32 Math 27 32
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 10,491 Native American 28 Asian 844 African American 461 Hispanic 327 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,334 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 3,115