If you are applying to University of Rochester, the regular decision application deadline is January 5 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to University of Rochester for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
Here's an overiew of some of University of Rochester's admissions stats.
|University of Rochester 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||71.4%|
|Mean SAT Score||1440|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||22%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Rochester.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 5||February 7|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 25||March 15|
University of Rochester offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 5. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 7.
The early decision acceptance rate at University of Rochester is 45%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 41%. Last year, University of Rochester admitted 603 of the 1341 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Rochester has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does University of Rochester consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Rochester for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Rochester, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Rochester's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||International, Home-Schooled, Transfers. Audition for Eastman School of Music.|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Rochester have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 19.9% submitted a class rank. At University of Rochester 71.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 93% were in the top 25% and 99.7% were in the top 50%.
At University of Rochester, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||36.84%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.64%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3.52%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.66%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.07%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Rochester directly.
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.
University of Rochester looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Rochester is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 22% of University of Rochester's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Rochester applicants, you should aim to score between 1390 and 1500 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Rochester 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1500 and 25% of scored lower than 1390, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Rochester student is 1440.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Rochester students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Rochester students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Rochester, you should strive to earn between 31 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Rochester's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Rochester students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to University of Rochester.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 25. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Rochester during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Rochester?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Rochester.
Does University of Rochester accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Rochester accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does University of Rochester accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Rochester accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Rochester?
❌ No, University of Rochester is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is University of Rochester's acceptance rate?
✅ University of Rochester has an acceptance rate of 41%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Rochester?
✅ University of Rochester's early decision acceptance rate was 45% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into University of Rochester? University of Rochester is a very selective institution. The University of Rochester acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 40 out of every 100 applicants.
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 Jun 25.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1500 and Above
1390 to 1500
1390 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Rochester students is 1440. Applicants with SAT scores of 1500 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Rochester, while applicants with SAT scores between 1390 to 1500 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1390 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Rochester.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Rochester, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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