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University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#33

National Universities



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

2014-2015 Tuition

$46,960 Tuition and Fees

Students

6177 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
35.7% 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, Laser and Optical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Geological/Geophysical Engineering, 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, American/United States Studies/Civilization, 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, Public Health, General, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Adult Health Nurse/Nursing, Business/Commerce, General, Business/Managerial Economics, History, General, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Other, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, 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, Hebrew 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, Creative Writing, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Vision Science/Physiological Optics, Epidemiology, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sustainability Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy, Other, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architectural History and Criticism, General, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Optics/Optical Sciences, Psychology, General, Developmental and Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anthropology, Anthropology, Other, Archeology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Social Sciences, Other, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, 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, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 6,177
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 5,806
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 226
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%

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: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship 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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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 1 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 17 3 8
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 3 1 0
Aggravated assault 4 0 1
Burglary 27 13 16
Motor vehicle theft 2 3 4
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 1 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 2 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 14 8 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 2 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 3 1
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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