University of Rochester

Location: Rochester, New York

Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the leading private universities in the United States. The Rochester faculty and their respective programs are notable for the breadth, depth, and impact of their research and discoveries. Ranked #30 by the QS World University Rankings: USA 2021, U of R is a U.S. Tier-1 research university and over 77% of undergraduate students participate in research as early as their first year. The Rochester Curriculum also allows students to build their own curriculum and learn what they’re passionate about. There are also over 4800 international students from more than 140 countries currently studying at U of R, that’s 29% of the student population!

The university is located in the city of Rochester, upstate New York – 1-hour flight away from New York City. The vibrant city offers
the best of both worlds – a traditional American campus feel and the benefits of being in a true medium-sized city. The cost of living is lower (>20% below the national average) with high quality of life – Rochester is ranked #4 in Best Places to Live in New York and #17 in Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the U.S.

Facts and figures:
160+ Majors and Minors
6 Combined Degree Programs
10:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
>45% Students Graduate with Double Majors
Take 5 and e5 – Special Tuition-free Semester of Fifth Year of Study and Entrepreneurial Program
275+ Student Clubs and Organizations
96% of 2019 Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Studies

View University of Rochester – Information Guide 2022

Top 5 Majors
1. Data Science
2. Optics
3. Neuromedicine and Neuroscience
4. Business
5. Engineering

See the complete list of majors!

Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Rochester awards merit-based scholarships to first-year and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, regardless of financial circumstances.

– Merit scholarship amounts range from $2,000 per year to full tuition.
– All admitted undergraduate applicants to the College are considered for merit scholarships.
– Merit scholarships are awarded to students during the admission process and renewed annually if satisfactory academic performance and full-time status are maintained.
– Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship. Learn more!

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500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd. Rochester, NY 14627

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