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Colleges / Rochester University

Rochester University

Rochester Hills, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%

Rochester University Admissions

Rochester University is not difficult to get into. Around 98% of applicants get into Rochester University each year. Last year, 628 students applied to Rochester University and 616 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Rochester University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Rochester University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Rochester University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1014
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Rochester University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rochester University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Rochester University?

Rochester University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Rochester University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Rochester University?

Getting into Rochester University is not difficult. Rochester University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Rochester University accepted 98% of students, about 616 from the 628 applicants.

Schools that are not 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.

Transferring to Rochester University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Rochester University

Rochester University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Rochester University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rochester University

What does Rochester University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with Rochester University for more information on admission factors.

Rochester University Application Requirements

To apply to Rochester University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rochester University?

Rochester University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

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. 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.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 34% of Rochester University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Rochester University?

To be competitive with other Rochester University applicants, you should strive to earn between 880 and 1090 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rochester University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1090 and 25% of scored lower than 880, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Rochester University student is 1014.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rochester University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rochester University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

To be most competitive at Rochester University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rochester University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rochester University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

More Information on Transferring to Rochester University

For transfer students, it is not 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Rochester University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rochester University?

❌ No, Rochester University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Rochester University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Rochester University is 98%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rochester University?

❌ Rochester University does not offer early decision.

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 98%. This means that the institution accepts 98 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 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 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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