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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
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Rochester is a highly rated private university located in Rochester, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,250 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rochester acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 85% of students, Rochester alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,800.
About University of Rochester...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
Joseph C Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14627

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
34%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1300-1490
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$37,064/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,658/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,250Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
296
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Smart
    44%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    29%
  • Nerdy
    13%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Small-minded
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.145 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    37%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Good resources
    10%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    7%
  • A capella
    7%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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I really enjoy this school. The academics are challenging, so be ready. The school is competitive but the fellow students are very supportive and friendly. It's not hard to make new friends and find people with similar interests as your own. The professors can either be a hit or miss, but when they are a hit, they deliver a great education. One of the main things I think for prospective students to consider is the weather. If you are able to go to a sunnier place during Spring Break, take the opportunity to do so. The stress can tend to add up when you're sitting inside all day because it's too cold out and haven't seen sunlight for some time. Basically, make sure to take time for yourself!
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Growing up in Washington DC SE, I did not expect myself to make it this far into college. Where I come from, not many people think about attending college. I knew college was a dream of me ever since middle school. When attending the University of Rochester is was very different and difficult for me. I have bad social skills and I also contain depression. I loved the diversity at this school because I wasn't used to it but it also felt weird to me. Freshman year I did horrible because I went in expecting it to be like high school, but I was wrong. I was failing my classes even though I tried so hard. So, I will have to take a fifth year. Because of this I fell harder into my depression I already had. When trying to get help from my school I always felt alone. Firstly, I am a minority. Secondly, I am gay. Because of these two I always out of place when I am on campus. I made some new friends and besides my depression, I try to stay positive and keep pushing!
Having studied at UR for a year I can confidently say that I have made the right decision in choosing this school. There is a perfect balance of emphasis on academic success and bettering yourself on a social level. This school has more resources than I could have ever asked for. Additionally the campus is the top five most diverse campuses in America given the international student rate. It is not one of the top ten schools in America but certainly feels like one. I would suggest considering applying to this school to any and all who don't mind the cold!