U of R

University of Rochester

127 Lattimore Hall, Rochester, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,487
  • Class Notes
    2,512
  • Textbook Notes
    358
  • Study Guides
    617
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,062
  • Previously Enrolled
    532

Overview of University of Rochester (U of R)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,796
    • Men:2,980 Men (51.4%)
    • Women:2,816 Women (48.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (U of R)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Rochester is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
January 5
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
January 5
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Wilson Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone
(585) 275-3221
Fax
(585) 273-1118
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for Eastman School of Music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
31% of 18,066 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
715 admitted students enrolled
Men
741 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.80
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (U of R)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,825 (74.37%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,860 (21.91%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,310 (1.81%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,380 (1.91%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Rochester accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002894
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,099 (71.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
870 (79.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
869 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
808 (93.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$50,139
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 868 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,015
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 712 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,097
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 109 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
466 (30.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,344

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,803 (63.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,222 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,210 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,922 (91.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$47,340
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,202 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,106
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,663 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,434
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 379 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,832 (30.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,124

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,013
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (U of R)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


368

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Rochester provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (U of R)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Laser and Optical Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, business, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, physics, physics and astronomy, public health

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine

Master's Programs of Study (77)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • American Studies
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Western European Studies

Campus Life (U of R)

Location & Geography

Population


210,532

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


655 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


90% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjackets
School Colors
Navy blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Rochester offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, black students'; union, grassroots (environmental group), women's caucus, american sign language club

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,570

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,796
Women
2,816
Men
2,980

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.7% Asian
  • 7.0% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.9% White
  • 7.8% Unknown

International Students


24.8% from 101 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,325

Student Resources (U of R)

Study resources