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 $42,200.
NCAA Division III (with football)
University Athletic Association
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.140 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
University of Rochester Reviews
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.
The university has a very friendly and welcoming environment; my experiences with fellow students and the professors have all been very positive, and the campus culture is one that supports diversity and encourages inclusion. The campus is quite cold for the majority of the year due to being around the Great Lakes area, which is probably the biggest factor that might discourage someone from enrolling. Campus safety is excellent based on my personal experiences, and the school is a place I feel safe and comfortable learning in.
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!