University of Rochester


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


The University of Rochester is a highly-respected private research university located along the Genesee River on the outskirts of Rochester, New York. The university has top-ranked programs in music and optics, as well as many strengths in the health sciences. For Rochester's strong liberal arts and sciences, the school was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and its strong research programs earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. The University of Rochester Yellowjackets compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Economics, English, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 9735
Total Grad Students: 4134
Undergraduate Students: 5601
Faculty: 2172

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Wallis Hall PO Box 270251
Rochester New York 14627


Main Email:

Main Phone: 585-275-3221

Additional Campuses:
University of Rochester
Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627

Admissions Contact:
Tanya Strachan
Senior Admissions Counselor, Transfer Representative, Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
George VanderZwaag
Athletics Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? Yes

High School Transcript Required? Yes

Minimum GPA for Applying:
University of Rochester does not have a requirement for a minimum GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
University of Rochester does not have a requirement for minimum grades.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 64 credit hours is transferable to the Rochester degree from two-year schools. For more information, visit:

Test Scores for Applying:
If less than one year of college course work has been completed submit official SAT reasoning or ACT score report.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
At least one Letter of Recommendation from a recent professor in an academic course. If less than one year of college course work has been completed a recommendation from guidance counselor is required.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
Application Fee $60 Paper or $30 Online.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
March 15

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
English 27 33
Math 27 33
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 700
Math 650 740
Writing 610 700

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1002

Transfers Accepted: 251

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 25%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 36%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -11%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1250

Other Expenses: 1564

Room and Board: 12120

Tuition and Fees: 41826

Total Cost: 56760

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. Applicants are considered for their academic abilities, as well as unquantifiable strengths such as initiative, creativity, enthusiasm, and leadership.

CSS/Profile Used? Yes

Own Financial Aid Form? No

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6645

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 58%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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