Rochester University is on a 76-acre campus in the suburban setting of Rochester Hills, Michigan, not far from Detroit.
There are many activities and organizations for Rochester University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Rochester University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Rochester University has the Theatre. In fact, more students participate in the Theatre than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Rochester University include Shield Magazine and Shield Online, Emerging and Fellowship Leaders, Campus Ministry.
Rochester University students' favorite campus traditions are Ice Cream Olympics, Student Emmys and Midnight Breakfast.
This table offers information on housing at Rochester University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||20%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||338|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||215|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||80%|
Rochester University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Rochester University students live off campus. In 2022, 20% of undergrads at Rochester University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Rochester University. There are 338 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,087 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 215 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 25% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
At Rochester University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Rochester University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Bowling||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Rochester University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Rochester University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Rochester University, take Interstate 75 to Rochester Hills, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Detroit Metropolitan airport.
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