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University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#32

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The University of Rochester, located in suburban Rochester, NY, offers several highly ranked graduate programs. This private institution, founded in 1850, is one of the smallest and most collegiate schools among the nation’s top research universities. The Yellow Jackets are part of the University Athletic Association and participate in the NCAA Division III. The school offers more than 200 student organizations and an active Greek life. Notable alumni include U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and visual effects artist Michael Kanfer, who won an Academy Award for his work on the film Titanic.

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Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627

2013-2014 Tuition

$45,372 Tuition and Fees

Students

5785 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
35.3% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1850

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Music Teacher Education, Engineering, General, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Geological/Geophysical Engineering, Engineering, Other, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, American Sign Language (ASL), English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Epidemiology, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Mathematics and Statistics, Other, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Optics/Optical Sciences, Physics, Other, Psychology, General, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Social Sciences, Other, Russian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Public Health, General, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Business/Commerce, General, Business/Managerial Economics, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Other, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, American Sign Language (ASL), Legal Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Vision Science/Physiological Optics, Epidemiology, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy, Other, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architectural History and Criticism, General, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Paleontology, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Optics/Optical Sciences, Psychology, General, Psychology, Other, Anthropology, Anthropology, Other, Archeology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Social Sciences, Other, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Dance, Other, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Public Health, General, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Business/Managerial Economics, History, General, History, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,785
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 5,481
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 125
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%
Percent of international undergraduates: 13%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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