Rockefeller University, The

Campus Description

The Rockefeller University was founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the research university is noted for world-class scientists, a highly selective Ph.D. program, a strong and growing clinical research program at The Rockefeller Hospital and an intellectual environment that fosters creativity and collaboration. A small community of Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students works closely with the faculty in a rigorous, highly personalized and fully supported program of graduate study and research.

The Rockefeller University was founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the research university is noted for world-class scientists, a highly selective Ph.D. program, a strong and growing clinical research program at The Rockefeller Hospital and an intellectual environment that fosters creativity and collaboration. A small community of PhD and MD/PhD students works closely with the faculty in a rigorous, highly personalized and fully supported program of graduate study and research. In 1999 cell biologist Gunther Blobel received the Nobel Prize for his discovery that proteins are customized with intrinsic "zip codes" for delivery to exact destinations within the cell. In 2000, neurobiologist Paul Greengard received the Nobel Prize for the scientific and medical impact of his discoveries on how dopamine and other neurotransmitters work. In 2003, Roderick MacKinnon shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for elucidating how ion channel proteins help generate nerve impulses. With the additions of President Emeritus Paul Nurse, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001, and the late Ralph Steinman, who posthumously received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2011, the University now claims 24 Nobel Laureates in its 113 year history.

Offers only Graduate (advanced) degrees

Office of Graduate Studies, 1230 York Ave., Box 177, New York, NY 10065

Phone: 
212.327.8086
Fax: 
212.327.8505

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Rockefeller University, The Admissions

Degrees Offered

PhD (biological sciences and physics)

Enrollment for Fall 2013

Graduate (Matriculated): 184 (Full-time: 184; Part-time: 0)

Campus Demographics

N/A

Tuition Information for 2013-2014

Graduate Tuition & Fees:

Full fellowship program: full remission of tuition and fees; $35,000 stipend for academic year 2013-2014

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): December 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Application Requirements

Online application form; personal statement (two to four double-spaced pages, describing the student's academic background, research experience and career goals); personal Statements (PDF format); official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies; recommendations from three or four sponsors who can assess the student's potential for research; GRE and TOEFL scores; $50 application fee; Graduate Record Examination (General GRE); Advanced Subject GRE (highly recommended). Applicants from non-English speaking countries should supply evidence of their proficiency in written and spoken English (a TOEFL score of at least 250 CBT is required).