University of Rochester

Campus Description

Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the leading private research universities in the country. The distinctive Rochester Curriculum allows undergraduates' interests to drive their learning. Students pursue at least one major within one of the three great branches of learning - the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (including math and engineering) - and take a cluster in each of the other two. Rochester's personal scale and the diversity of its college and professional schools permit both attention to the individual and unusual flexibility in planning undergraduate programs. Students may choose among courses in six colleges and professional schools; the College (Arts and Sciences, Hajim School of Engineering), the Simon Business School, the Margaret Warner School of Education and Human Development, the Eastman School of Music, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Special programs include the Take Five Program which allows selected undergraduates a fifth year of tuition-free study; combined admission programs in Medicine (REMS), Engineering (GEAR) and Education (GRADE); Quest Freshman Research Seminars; and the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year program for students seeking to transform an idea into an enterprise.

School of Arts and Sciences and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

P.O. Box 270251, Rochester, NY 14627-0251

Phone: 
Toll-free 888.822.2256 or 585.275.3221
Fax: 
585.461.4595

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctorate, First Professional, First Professional Certificate

Sports

Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, squash, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field.

Clubs and Activities

The clubs our students create are as diverse as their members, covering the spectrum of community service, spirituality, entertainment, and politics. With more than 275 organizations to choose from, Rochester students find communities of friends who share their interests and passions. Club categories include: academic honor societies, awareness groups, class councils, club sports, community-service groups, cultural clubs, entertainment programming, fraternities and sororities, intercollegiate competition, performing and fine arts, political clubs, pre-professional groups, publications and media, religious groups, special-interest housing, and student government. For a complete list of clubs and student organizations, visit our Campus Club Connection at http://ccc.rochester.edu.

Featured Programs

Take Five Scholars Program; Kauffmann Entrepreneurial Year (KEY); Research and Innovation Grants; Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS); Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR); Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE); Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN); Dual Degree at Eastman (DDE); Academic Internships; International Internships; Study Abroad; Senior Scholars Programs; 3-2 Programs; Quest Courses.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 6,123 (Full-time: 3,063 men, 2,948 women; Part-time: 30 men, 82 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 4,507 (Full-time: 1,797 men, 1,574 women; Part-time: 442 men, 694 women)
92% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
66% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 600 – 710
SAT math range: 640 – 760
ACT range: 29 – 33
SAT/ACT Special Note: We are test-flexible. A wide variety of test results can fulfill this requirement, including SAT Reasoning exams, the ACT, two or more results from SAT Subject exams, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AS- and A-level exams (in UK and Commonwealth countries), Gao Kao (China), and results from many other national secondary exams. Admission to the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering is based on a holistic review process that includes a test-flexible philosophy. As we seek to enroll a diverse and talented class each year, our review procedures incorporate a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records.
99% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
1% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American5%3.4%
% Asian11%4.3%
% Hispanic / Latino7%3.3%
% White, Non-Hispanic48%42.7%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native<1%0.2%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander<1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien18%35.6%
% Two or more races3%1.2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity7%9.4%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$48,290 per year, or $1,482 per credit
Tuition Only:
$47,450
Room & Board:
$14,366 (freshmen and sophomores required to live on campus; several special-interest housing options available)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
January 5 regular decision, early decision November 1
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 15; spring- October 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
February 15
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- March 15; spring- October 1

Application Requirements

Common Application or Universal College Application; HS transcript; counselor and teacher recommendation; personal essay; interview (recommended); SAT or ACT; SAT Subject Tests (recommended); writing sample (recommended). Admission to the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering is based on a holistic review process that includes a test-flexible philosophy. As we seek to enroll a diverse and talented class each year, our review procedures incorporate a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records. For additional details, visit http://enrollment.rochester.edu/apply.
Average Financial Aid Package:
$40,149
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
$13,617
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic; ROTC; Alumni Affiliation