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University of Rochester Data & Information Overview

458 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
41% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Rochester Ranked?

#104 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in NY
Mental & Social Health Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 458 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mental & social health services.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Rochester as #104 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

University of Rochester also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Rochester?

41% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Rochester is a competitive 41%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 22% 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 660 and 740. Math scores were between 710 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Rochester  ( 660 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Rochester  ( 710 to 780 )
University of Rochester received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Rochester  ( 31 to 35 )

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University of Rochester Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
93% Full Time Teachers

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

91% Freshmen Retention
80% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Rochester enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At University of Rochester the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 80%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  80 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Rochester.

University of Rochester Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,100 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,521 undergraduates at University of Rochester with 6,100 being full-time and 421 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Rochester Cost?

$31,340 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
$32,160 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of University of Rochester is $31,340. 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 +
$12,915 $17,764 $23,108 $28,633 $45,827

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Rochester, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $8,040 a year. That adds up to $32,160 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Rochester is 1.0%. 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?

$68,335 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $68,335 in their early years. This is good news for future University of Rochester graduates since it is 61% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of Rochester

New York State
6,100 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Rochester, New York. The location of University of Rochester is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

85 Majors With Completions
1,955 Undergraduate Degrees
1,577 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 85 majors graduated from University of Rochester. Of these students, 1,955 received undergraduate degrees and 1,577 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
General Biology 212 $28,825
International Relations & National Security 188 $29,279
Nursing 188 $67,409
Child Development & Psychology 187 $36,115
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 181 NA
Computer Science 118 $84,531
Mechanical Engineering 64 $65,906
Biomedical Engineering 59 $55,852
Computational Science 56 NA
Electrical Engineering 53 $67,134

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

14% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,657 students took at least one online class at University of Rochester. This is a decrease from the 9,682 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,657 570
2019-2020 9,682 1,162
2018-2019 818 454
2017-2018 475 86
2016-2017 487 122

Learn more about online learning at University of Rochester.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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