The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. 

Located near downtown Rochester, the campus offers a balance between urban access and a suburban feel. UR is a tier 1 research university offering 75+ majors across all disciplines. UR also offers several 3+2 and combined admission programs with their Medical school, Nursing school, Graduate School of Engineering, the Eastman School of Music, and Graduate School of Education. UR also meets full demonstrated financial need for all applicants, and scholarships don’t require any additional applications.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Rochester, New York
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 34%
  • Average ACT range: 29-33
  • Average SAT range: 1980-2160 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; History; Humanities; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $70,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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