University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0011


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,209
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,715 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Rochester is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 17,485 applications and only 6,213 students were granted admission. University of Rochester is at the #34 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Rochester's tuition was $49,260 for all students regardless of residency (83.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of University of Rochester's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 20% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,717 (which is 7.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Rochester in 2016-2017, was 670, which is 48% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,664 (which is 20.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Rochester has enrolled a total of 11,209 students (9,594 students full-time and 1,615 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,209 students, 110 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 6,386 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,823 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 408 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 46%

Non-resident alien: 26%

Asian: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Rochester.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 12% 216
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 210
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8% 142
Social Sciences 8% 139
Engineering 8% 138
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 6% 101
Psychology 6% 100
Mathematics And Statistics 5% 81
Education 4% 71 0
Physical Sciences 3% 57

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Rochester full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Rochester graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,200. Last year, out of the total 1,110 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,021 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,309 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,204 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $42,200 $57,500
Employment Rate 92% 92%
Total Graduates 1,110 1,309

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Rochester.

Nazareth College
5.9 mile away
Northeastern Seminary
8.4 mile away
Roberts Wesleyan College
8.5 mile away
Keuka College
44.6 mile away