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University of Rochester Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Rochester ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Rochester Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Rochester was awarded 106 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Rochester as #45 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. University of Rochester has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

University of Rochester also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Rochester.

Is It Hard to Get Into University of Rochester?

Acceptance Rate

University of Rochester has an acceptance rate of 34%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for University of Rochester.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to University of Rochester submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 660 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Rochester  ( 640 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Rochester  ( 660 to 770 )
University of Rochester received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Rochester  ( 29 to 33 )

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University of Rochester Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Rochester, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Rochester is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Rochester

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Rochester has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at University of Rochester for first-time, full-time students is 74%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  74 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at University of Rochester

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,546 undergraduates at University of Rochester with 6,250 being full-time and 296 being part-time.

University of Rochester Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.44 out of 100, University of Rochester is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.44 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Rochester Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Rochester is $30,480. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Rochester

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,750 $19,915 $22,561 $30,068 $41,620

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Rochester, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Rochester, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,216 a year. That adds up to $28,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Rochester is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do University of Rochester Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $61,200 in their early years. That's great news for University of Rochester students since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Rochester make the most money.

Location of University of Rochester

Located in Rochester, New York, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Rochester

Contact details for University of Rochester are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, NY 14627-0011
Phone: 585-275-3221

University of Rochester Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from University of Rochester. Of these students, 1,976 received undergraduate degrees and 1,644 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 204 $64,800
General Biology 183 $26,400
Economics 135 $56,600
Music 133 $19,000
General Business/Commerce 131 NA
General Psychology 110 $34,700
Computer Science 93 $81,200
Electrical Engineering 75 NA
Mechanical Engineering 73 $64,600
Biomedical Engineering 71 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Rochester along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Rochester

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 475 students took at least one online class at University of Rochester. This is a decrease from the 487 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 475 86
2016-2017 487 122
2015-2016 797 408
2014-2015 835 417
2013-2014 435 208

Learn more about online learning at University of Rochester.

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