If you are applying to Rochester University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Rochester University's admissions stats.
|Rochester University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean SAT Score||1014|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||34%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||4%|
These are the application deadlines for Rochester University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Rochester University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
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 2021, Rochester University accepted 98% of students, approximately 616 from 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.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Rochester University 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 they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Rochester University 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|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Rochester University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Rochester University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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|
Rochester University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Rochester University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Rochester University 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, 34% of Rochester University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Rochester University applicants, you should aim to score 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.
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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
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 and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Rochester University?
❌ No, Rochester University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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?
✅ Rochester University has an acceptance rate of 98%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rochester University?
❌ Rochester University does not offer early decision.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
22 and Above
15 to 22
15 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rochester University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Rochester University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1090 and Above
880 to 1090
880 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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