University of Rochester is on a 655-acre campus in the suburban setting of Rochester, New York.
University of Rochester has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? University of Rochester has fraternities and sororities.
University of Rochester has the Outing Club. In fact, more students participate in the Outing Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at University of Rochester include Astronomy Club, Habitat for Humanity, Pride Network and Student Programming Board.
University of Rochester students' favorite campus events are YellowJacket Weekend, Winterfest Weekend and Springfest Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at University of Rochester.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||80%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,389|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||4,307|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||20%|
University of Rochester offers 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 2022, 80% of undergrads at University of Rochester lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 20% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Rochester. There are 4,389 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,570 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,307 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.
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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
|Squash||NCAA Division 1||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|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|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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 Aiport airport.
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