A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Rochester is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
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University of Rochester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1250-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$34,170/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,725/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,035/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,943/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,933/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,046Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Smart
    46%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    30%
  • Nerdy
    13%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Small-minded
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Musically gifted
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.123 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.138 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    41%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Good resources
    10%
  • A capella
    8%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    6%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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Rochester is a very homey school. There is always something to do on campus whether it be studying, movies, or other activities. With everything on campus it often is hard to find time and ways to get off campus and explore Rochester. The city of Rochester is quite spread out so its hard to get around very easily. The University does supply buses, however they often only run to central shopping locations on the weekends. Study spaces on campus are limitless and comfortable. The overall feel of the campus is very pleasant with lots of green grass and beautiful trees. At the center of it all is Rush Rhees library which can be seen and heard (through bells that play every 15 minutes) from miles away. University of Rochester is academically challenging, but there are lots of resources you can use to get help if you need it. Overall U of R's campus and personality have made it a wonderful place to attend!
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During my time at the University of Rochester, I have seen a quality graduate program improve. While some classes are challenging, the majority of the instruction is of high quality and many professors are fantastic resources that are responsive to student needs. We are very close to other great schools, and many collaborations exist, which gives students a great chance to learn how to build such relationships. A highlight is that we are one of the handful of schools chosen by the NIH to pilot a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program. I have seen and taken new courses that give students a well-rounded education. This program has made a huge impact in preparing graduate students for the future.

The University of Rochester truly a university of the highest order.
Greek life is quite something here at Rochester! It's doesn't overwhelm the campus atmosphere, but if you hang out with a certain group of people, it's hard not to notice. Sororities consist of mixers (parties) and occasional fundraisers with their affiliated charity to give the illusion of good, selfless women. To be fair, most actually care about the charity events, but it's never a girl's primary motivation to join. Fraternities are kinda weird. They constantly diss one another's fraternity but any non-greek doesn't really understand what the big deal is. They throw open parties every once in a while though...