University of Rochester

Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, NY
4-year
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Questions and Answers about University of Rochester

Prince T.
4 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to freshmen?
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4 months ago
Where are the best places on campus to study?
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4 months ago
How do you get started on a pre-med track?
Etta H.
4 months ago
When do students typically start getting involved with research?
Andrew B.
5 months ago
How easy is it to switch majors or double major in the Eastman School of Music?
Siwei T.
6 months ago
What scholarship opportunities are available for international students?
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Majors offered at University of Rochester

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Academics at University of Rochester

1320-1500
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
30-34
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (29% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Rochester Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Rochester Students21%19%46%20%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Rochester Students
18%
77%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Rochester students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Data Scientist91k
Optical Engineer84k
Software Engineer81k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)75k
Research Scientist70k
Mechanical Engineer68k
Data Analyst64k
Based on 8,008 student responses
63.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
116kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
32%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Rochester

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Student reviews of University of Rochester

by Bold.org students

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92% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Welcoming student body
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Bethany Adams
French Horn
Knitting
Running
Music + 6 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really like the vibe of the campus, the closeness to the Eastman School of Music, and the people I've met. The academics are challenging, but I have learned a lot.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food isn't great, and the freshman housing is kind of bad.

Diego Turner
Biking And Cycling
Coffee
Music Production

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Rochester provides high-level education to students who are willing to put in the effort. As a dual degree student at the Eastman School of Music, I’ve found that the dual degree program is very rigorous but provides countless opportunities to grow as a musician, scholar, and person.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is very on and off and especially at the Eastman campus, nutritious food can be hard to get ahold of. Cooking is easier at U of R since they have kitchens in the dorm buildings, however cooking is quite time-consuming.

Hannah Leyva
Music
Reading
Scrapbooking

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The openness of the curriculum as well as the availability of professors and their willingness to help!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Food can sometimes be very dreadful here

Alyssa Phillips
Acting And Theater
Screenwriting
Playwriting
Writing + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The coursework is interesting and challenging, and the flexibility of degree plans allows people to explore just about everything while still being able to graduate on time. The food in the dining hall becomes repetitive after a while, but there are enough places on campus to find something new to eat.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes professors relied primarily on PowerPoint based on the textbook without introducing new materials, but that's standard for most colleges.

Gina Meng
Coding And Computer Science
Music Theory
Art
Law + 36 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoyed my time this past year, but ultimately everything is what you make of it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't feel pressured to join people out of obligation. Listen to yourself first.

David Del Valle-Ortiz
Reading
Biology
Spanish
Music + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Rochester has a lot of resources and opportunities for students, it could be described as a "nerd-school", but it still has a lot of events, organizations, and parties, for those who like them, while also having lots of spaces to study and focus. I really liked the community, the small size, and the many organizations that there are.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food was not the best but there are many options on campus. The dorms are also not necessarily great, some dorms are very old and some are very new and nice, it will depend on the housing lottery so it is a little bit risky.

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