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University of Rochester

About University of Rochester


The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities and the smallest and most collegiate in character among top research institutions. The "Rochester Curriculum," unique in higher education, has no required subjects; undergraduates in arts and sciences are free to pursue their passions. The Eastman School has long been regarded as a premiere music school and complements the University’s schools of engineering, business, education, medicine, and nursing.

About Our Students

Middle 50% ACT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2018.

English 30 - 35
Mathematics 28 - 34
Reading 0 - 0
Science 0 - 0

The ACT has four tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), each scored on a range of 1-36, and an optional writing test (scores are not reported here...check with the institution). In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 20182017 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2018.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

FALL 2018 FRESHMAN CLASS
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2018.

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 49%
Men 51%

DIVERSITY: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

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What Students Pay

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FALL 2019 Tuition and Fees History   These figures represent typical tuition for a full-time undergraduate student for the full academic year (generally September to June) plus required fees or those charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (for example, registration, health, or activity fees). Optional fees such as parking and laboratory use are not included.


 
Our Graduates

Percentage of Students Who Graduate   Percentages are for full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered this institution in the summer or fall of 2012 and completed their degree at this institution by the fall of 2018.

Within 4 Years 78%
Within 5 Years 85%
Within 6 Years 86%

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded Last Year*   This graphic represents the four majors in which the most bachelor's degrees were awarded between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. The category of “All Others” is the sum of all the other majors earned at the institution in that year. Students with a double major will only be represented by the category of their first major.

Number of Degrees Awarded in 2018   Numbers are for degrees awarded between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Bachelor’s: Bachelor’s degrees are any degrees that normally require at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees awarded in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program which provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government and thus allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Master’s: Master’s degrees require the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (ex., M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees, may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Doctoral Doctoral degrees are the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. There are three categories of Doctoral degrees:
  • Doctor's degree-research/scholarship: Requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
  • Doctor's degree-professional practice: A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. OR D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Vetrinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
  • Doctor's degree-other: A doctor's degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor's degree-research/scholarship or a doctor's degree-professional practice.

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2018. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2018 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

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Life on Campus

River Campus provides an intimate feeling of a small college within a major research university. Many students enjoy campus life so much, they decide to live here all 4 years. The Eastman School of Music is our downtown campus in the heart of the City of Rochester's cultural district.

Campus Safety

Security officers patrol all properties 24-7. We maintain an extensive network of over 400 public access telephones, a 24-hour Security Communication Center, and a notification system allowing mass dissemination of critical information via voice, text, and e-mail to undergraduates during a major emergency.

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