University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
4-year Private university


University of Rochester is a private institution established in 1850 with suburban setting located at Rochester. It is ranked 34 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $53,926 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,796. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#34 in National Universities
Location Rochester, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1850
Selectivity Moderate
Size Medium
6,546 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $53,926
Outstate Tuition Fee $53,926
Room and Board Fees $15,938
$57,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


36% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Coalition

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS,PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$51,612 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$47,440 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,554
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Dean’s Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Alan and Jane Handler Endowed Scholarship
Total Worth full-tuition
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic excellence, outstanding potential to be future leaders, and demonstrated mastery of complex challenges.
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

FIRST Robotics Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The creativity, inventiveness, and drive necessary to succeed on a FIRST team will also help them to succeed at Rochester.
STEP Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The University of Rochester is proud to offer this scholarship to participants in the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) to help bring them and their unique talents and perspective to campus.


6,546 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
82% Students graduate within 6 years