University of Rochester is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Rochester, NY
Founded in 1850, the institution currently enrolls around 11,741 students a year, including 6,521 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
University of Rochester's endowment was valued at $2,600,000,000 in 2021.
Acceptance rate: 35%
Average GPA: 3.75
Mean ACT score: 32
Mean SAT score: 1412
Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 5
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 15
It is very difficult to get into University of Rochester. University of Rochester accepts around 35 percent of applicants each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1412. The mean ACT scores is 32.
In 2021, 3,587 applicants were waitlisted and 382 waitlisted students got accepted.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of the 1,436 students who started at University of Rochester as first-time freshman, 1,086 graduate within four years.
Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 42 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $60,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,791 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does University of Rochester sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Rochester a good school for YOU?
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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 15.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about University of Rochester in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Rochester is Jan 5.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Rochester is Mar 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at University of Rochester is like? There are approximately 11,817 students enrolled at University of Rochester, including 5,796 undergraduate students and 6,021 graduate students. 109% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from NY and 59% percent of students are from other states.
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