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Rochester University

Rochester Hills, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About Rochester University

Rochester University Overview

Rochester University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Rochester University was founded in 1959 and enrolls around 1,114 students per year year, including 1,087 undergraduate students. Rochester University provides housing for up to 338 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 25% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Rochester University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Rochester University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Rochester University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Rochester University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Rochester University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rochester University on the Student Life page.

2022 Rochester University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 34%
Tuition $26,735
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,170

Is Rochester University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Rochester University offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rochester University

Rochester University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Rochester University is 98%. Out of 628 applications received in 2022, 616 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rochester University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 57% of students who start at Rochester University come back the next year. Around 40% of students who started at Rochester University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Rochester University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Rochester University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 81% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Rochester University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rochester University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Rochester University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rochester University full-time are awarded $23,170 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $5,327 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rochester University.

Based on this information, does Rochester University seem like a good fit? 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 would like 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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rochester University ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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22 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rochester University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Rochester University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rochester University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

880 - 1090


Math SAT Range

450 - 550


Reading SAT Range

440 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1090 and Above


880 to 1090


880 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Rochester University students is 1014. Applicants with SAT scores of 1090 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Rochester University, while applicants with SAT scores between 880 to 1090 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 880 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 1,114 students enrolled at Rochester University, including 1,087 undergraduate students and 27 graduate students. 64% 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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