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
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
36%
Application Deadline
January 5
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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,170Undergrads
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 62 responses
Report
  • Smart
    47%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    29%
  • 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.124 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.139 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    41%
  • Expensive
    20%
  • Good resources
    11%
  • A capella
    8%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    6%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,500/ 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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My experience was great! It was full of diversity and supportive of peers who want you to succeed. The faculty and staff are exceptional and the library access to get you what you need knows no bounds. Yellowjacket Festival at the beginning of the year sets off the mood of the school year and the alumni are very helpful and interactive with current students. Classes are always interesting and you can merge your major with your interest in any field. U of R wants to explore and has a range of courses, like Beginner Piano and the Psychology of Sex. There are tons of awesome clubs to be apart of. There isn't a huge multicultural greek life presence and school bus system could be run slightly better.
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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!
Provides a prestigious degree, but at a high cost. The high tuition is far from the only expense. The school uses price gouging techniques everywhere. Food, housing, and other necessities are up-charged because the students don't have many other options. Off-campus food is far and often unnavigable. The University of Rochester requires that students buy everything from meal plans to hall festivities. I would much prefer to eat food outside of the campus rather than purchase their ridiculously priced meal plan, but the administration will not allow it. In summary, the school is greedy and doesn't care much about the welfare of its students, only their money.