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About Rochester University

Rochester University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Rochester University was founded in 1959 and now enrolls around 1,231 students a year, including 1,198 undergrads.

Rochester University offers housing for up to 338 students. Most students live off campus,.

For each full-time professor, there are about 12 undergraduates enrolled at Rochester University.

2021 Rochester University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Mean ACT score 20
Mean SAT score 966
Tuition $25,462

2022 Rochester University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Rochester University

Rochester University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Rochester University Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Rochester University. Rochester University admitted 99% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 527 out of 530 total applicants were accepted.

Rochester University Waitlist 2021

Rochester University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Rochester University?

Rochester University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Rochester University, applicants must submit the following items.

Rochester University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.25
Transcript of High School Record

Rochester University Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean SAT scores for students who get into Rochester University is 966. The mean ACT score for Rochester University students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Rochester University.

Does Rochester University Require Test Scores?

Rochester University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 77% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Rochester University

Yes! Rochester University provides on-campus housing for up to 338 students.

Rochester University students are active in the school's Theatre, Shield Magazine and Shield Online and Emerging and Fellowship Leaders. Ice Cream Olympics, Student Emmys, and and Midnight Breakfast are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Rochester University.

Financial Aid at Rochester University

Rochester University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,170 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Rochester University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rochester University

About 60% of students who start at Rochester University return the next year. Out of the 131 students who started at Rochester University as first-time freshman, 32 graduate within four years.

Rochester University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Rochester University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 78% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $5,327 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Rochester University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Rochester University a good school for you?

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Where is Rochester University Located?

Rochester University is located in the suburban setting of Rochester Hills, Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.

If you want to see Rochester University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Rochester Hills, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rochester University and Rochester Hills are like without leaving home.

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College Info

800 West Avon Road Rochester Hills, MI 48307-2764

Campus Setting: Suburban

Rochester University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rochester University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rochester University is Continuous processing.

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Rochester University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rochester University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Rochester University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rochester University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

840 - 1050


Math SAT Range

410 - 530


Reading SAT Range

430 - 530

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Rochester University students is 966. Applicants with SAT scores of 1050 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Rochester University, while applicants with SAT scores between 840 to 1050 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 840 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Rochester University.

Rochester University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rochester University is like? There are approximately 1,231 students enrolled at Rochester University, including 1,198 undergraduate students and 33 graduate students. 62% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from MI and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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