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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English  
Mathematics  
Science  
Foreign Language  
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRecommendedJanuary 5
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequired for someJanuary 5
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRecommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressWilson Boulevard
City, State, ZipRochester, NY  14627
Phone(585) 275-3221
Fax(585) 273-1118
E-mailadmit@admissions.rochester.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 5
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
OtherAudition for Eastman School of Music recommended for some freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate35% of 17,484 applicants were admitted
   Women36% of 8,917 applicants were admitted
   Men34% of 8,567 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,461 (24%) of 6,167 admitted students enrolled
   Women727 (22%) of 3,249 admitted students enrolled
   Men734 (25%) of 2,918 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate41% of 801 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 2,507
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,209
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.80
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math697 average
650-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT Critical Reading641 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT Writing650 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 66%
Top quarter: 92%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar2%
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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Average 3.74 4.15 707 672 30
Low 2.83 3.00 550 500 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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