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University of Rochester
University of Rochester 203 Wallis Hall Rochester, NY 14627 Phone: (585) 275-8063
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • 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.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • 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 28.0
    Asian 844.0
    African American 461.0
    Hispanic 327.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,334
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 3,115

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