Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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 6,293 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Rochester acceptance rate is 29%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 86% of students, Rochester alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,800.
Joseph C Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14627
Work Here? Claim Your College
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association

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.

UR Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1320-1500
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$35,452/ 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
$34,656/ 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.101 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses
Do You Work at University of Rochester? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,293Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
242
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Smart
    46%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    30%
  • Nerdy
    13%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Small-minded
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Musically gifted
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.133 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.148 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    37%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Good resources
    11%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • A capella
    7%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    7%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
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
Colleges like University of Rochester
More

University of Rochester Reviews

1,496 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of University of Rochester
Rate It!
Honestly, I have enjoyed my time at Rochester very thoroughly. The student diversity alongside the multiple club opportunities brings a very community orientated vibe and I genuinely enjoy the fact that I can experience the things I do here. My only slight gripe is the lack of diversity within faculty, especially among professors. The tilt towards tenured professors has diminished the schools teaching quality somewhat and this affects curriculum because the outdated material we learn makes it hard for younger professors to teach their classes as core courses taught before them were no longer completely correct (or had some information that was outdated).
Really great atmosphere in general! Everyone here is supportive and wants only the best for their peers. There are so many classes to choose from, one can still explore their interests while completing their specialized degrees no matter what their major may be. The school of music is world-renowned and as a student there, I am inspired every day by the people around me and the legends that were created right here in Rochester!