Website: www.rochester.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,796
Undergraduate
Students
(48.6%) 2,816 Women
(51.4%) 2,980 Men
1,325
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
31% of 18,066 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,375
Tuition and Fees
$53,825
Room and Board
$15,860
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Freshman Award
$52,683
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,553
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
368
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Rochester Population
210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjackets
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.9% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students
24.8% from 101 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
41%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended January 5
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some January 5
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Wilson Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone
(585) 275-3221
Fax
(585) 273-1118
E-mail
admit@admissions.rochester.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for Eastman School of Music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
31% of 18,066 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
715 admitted students enrolled
Men
741 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
51% of 797 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
3,203
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,750
Students Admitted From Wait List
6

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.80
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-770 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 EBRW
600-720 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 Composite
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 Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,375
Tuition and Fees
$53,825
Room and Board
$15,860
Books and Supplies
$1,310
Other Expenses
$1,380
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002894
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,106 (71.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
902 (79.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
899 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
810 (93.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$52,683
Need-Based Gift
Received by 897 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,515
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 737 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,998
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 110 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
276 (30.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,483

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,875 (63.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,311 (85.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,304 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,975 (91.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$49,022
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,298 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,662
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,762 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,312
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 393 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,702 (30.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,927

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,553
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,114
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Laser and Optical Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, business, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, physics, physics and astronomy, public health
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
368
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Optical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Optical Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Psychology

Location and Setting


Rochester Population
210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
655 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjackets
School Colors
Navy blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash     x x
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, badminton, bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
archery, badminton, bowling, cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, black students'; union, grassroots (environmental group), women's caucus, american sign language club
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,796
Women
2,816 (48.6%)
Men
2,980 (51.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,570
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.9% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students.
24.8% from 101 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,325

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
41%
Average Starting Salary
41%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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