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University of Rochester Student Life

University of Rochester is on a 655-acre campus in a suburban setting in Rochester, New York. University of Rochester has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Rochester also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Rochester has a thriving Student Programming Board. In fact, more students participate in Student Programming Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Rochester include Outing Club, Pride Network, Creative Arts Club and Computer Science Undergraduate Council.

The University of Rochester community comes together each year for YellowJacket Weekend, Winterfest Weekend and Hallo-Weekend.

University of Rochester Housing

University of Rochester offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of University of Rochester students live on campus. In 2021, 57% of undergrads at University of Rochester lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Rochester. There are 5,488 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,521 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,088 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Rochester offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Rochester Athletics

At University of Rochester 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 University of Rochester:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Squash NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3

Is University of Rochester Safe?

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.

University of Rochester is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Rochester campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Rochester 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.

Plan a Visit to University of Rochester

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Rochester, take Interstate 390 to Rochester, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Greater Rochester International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Rochester's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Rochester Students

50%

Women

50%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

46%

In State

54%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

42%

27%

12%

8%

5%

4%

2%

0.10%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

6,521

Graduate Students

5,220

Non-Resident / International Students

1,713

University of Rochester Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,741

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

35%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,344

Out-of-State

$59,344

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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