1,378 reviews
  1. Rochester, NY
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
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

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%
SAT Scores Range
1250-1450
ACT Scores Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Rochester

Cost

Net Price
$32,996/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,995/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,240/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,580/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,848/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,554/ 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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,942Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Smart
    43%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    31%
  • Nerdy
    14%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Small-minded
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Musically gifted
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    40%
  • Expensive
    20%
  • Good resources
    10%
  • A capella
    8%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    7%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After University of Rochester

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
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

University of Rochester Reviews

1,378 reviews
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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...
The University of Rochester is excellent academically, and has a beautiful campus with generally great professors who wish to challenge their students to think and learn. Food is decent, dorm rooms are not so great. The flooring in rooms that I've seen is tile and the walls are white painted cement, but freshman housing has pretty large open doubles which can be rearranged if you don't like the set up. Singles in the upperclassmen halls are tiny, probably not recommendable for anyone who gets claustrophobic easily, though there is housing slightly off campus that has much larger rooms as well as carpet which can be used after sophomore year. Overall my experience has been generally good though. The classes have been engaging and taught by dedicated professors. The people are generally friendly and great, I've made tons of friends so far and keep making more every semester. Overall the UofR is a great school with great people.
Everybody at the university takes great pride in our nationally recognized squash players and our quidditch team. lol. Seriously though, no one really cares about sports here, except those who partake in the varsity/club sport itself. The bleachers at our football games are pretty depressing to look at, but that could just be because the school paper proudly displayed at some point, "Football team wins three games in a row for the 1st time since the 90s". Other than that, the facilities for exercise (aka the gym) are very good! There's an indoor track and stuff...