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Rochester University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Rochester University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Rochester University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Rochester University's admissions stats.

Rochester University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 966
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 77%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist No

Continue reading for more information on Rochester University's admissions stats.

Applying Early to Rochester University?

Rochester University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Rochester University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Rochester University is slightly difficult. Rochester University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Rochester University accepted 99% of students, around 527 of the 530 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Rochester University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to early admission applicants is program moderately difficult.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Rochester University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rochester University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Rochester University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Rochester University must submit the following items. Double check with Rochester University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rochester University?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Rochester University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Rochester University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 77% of Rochester University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Rochester University?

To be competitive with other Rochester University applicants, you should strive to earn between 840 and 1050 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rochester University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1050 and 25% of scored lower than 840, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Rochester University student is 966.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rochester University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rochester University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Rochester University?

To be most competitive at Rochester University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rochester University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rochester University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Rochester University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Rochester University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Rochester University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Rochester University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rochester University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rochester University.

Does Rochester University accept transfer credits?

Rochester University ✅ accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rochester University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Rochester University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Rochester University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rochester University?

✅ Rochester University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Rochester University's acceptance rate?

✅ Rochester University's acceptance rate is 99%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rochester University?

❌ Rochester University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Rochester University?

❌ Rochester University does not offer eary action.

Want To Learn More About Rochester University?

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Rochester University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Rochester University? Rochester University is a less selective institution. The Rochester University acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.


Rochester University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1050 and Above


840 to 1050


840 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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