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The University of Rochester offers a tight knit community experience on a 'personal scale'.

The University nourishes students' social and academic interests, while remaining one of the top tier research universities in the US.

Rochester has a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and sustainability, exemplifying its motto: Meliora — "ever better".

Undergrad programs

There are more than 70 undergraduate majors offered in the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Popular programs include:

  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Political Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts
Full list of majors

Student engagement

77% of students are involved in undergraduate research.

95% of students participate in internships.

93% of students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months.

90% of students are involved in student clubs and organizations

Rochester essentials

Key facts

Location: Rochester, New York

Founded: 1850

Total student enrollments: 12,000+

Type of institution: Private, coeducational research university

Degree levels: Undergraduate / Graduate

Student-instructor ratio: 10:1

Campus: 154 acres


According to U.S. News & World Report 2022:

#34 National Universities

#26 Best Value Schools

#10 in Physics (atomic, molecular, optical)

#19 in Political Science

#33 Best Business Schools

#45 in Engineering

Main schools and departments

College of Arts and Sciences

Hajim School of Engineering

Eastman School of Music

School of Medicine and Dentistry

School of Nursing

William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Medical Center

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