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Type of Institution
Comprehensive university
Areas of Program
Life Sciences, Humanities, Law & Social Sciences, Finance & Economics, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Medical & Health, Literature, History & Languages, Art & Design, Computer & Information Technology, Communication, Geography & Environmental Sciences, Engineering Science & Technology, Education
Year of Establishment
Founded Body/ Founder
Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution
Sarah C. Mangelsdorf (President)
River Campus, Rochester(Main Campus), Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Medical Center
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Student Number (international)
Number of Teaching Staff


Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private universities based in the city of Rochester, New York. The Rochester faculty and their respective programs are notable for the breadth, depth, and impact of their research and discoveries. Ranked #30 by the QS World University Rankings: USA 2021, UR is a U.S. Tier-1 research university and over 77% of undergraduate students participate in research as early as their first year. The Rochester Curriculum also allows students to build their own curriculum and learn what they're passionate about. There are also over 4800 international students from more than 140 countries currently studying at UR, that's 29% of the student population!

By the Numbers:
160+ Majors and Minors
6 Combined Degree Programs
10:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
>45% Students Graduate with Double Majors
Take 5 and e5 - Special Tuition-free Semester of Fifth Year of Study and Entrepreneurial Program
275+ Student Clubs and Organizations
96% of 2019 Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Studies

Location - City of Rochester, New York
#4 in Best Places to Live in New York
#17 in Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the U.S.
The cost of living in Rochester is >20% below the national average

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#30 QS U.S. University Ranking
#34 USNews National Universities
13 Nobel Prize recipients, 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, 21 Guggenheim Fellows, 9 Fulbrigh Scholars


Library/Resource Centre
Lecture Theatre
Multi-purpose Hall
Computer for Student
Sports Club
Recreation Facility
Student Hostel
Student Car Park
Wheelchair accessible
Other Professional Facility
Other Special Facility


School Bus Service
Co-curricular Activities
Psychology Counseling & Guidance
Career Counseling & Guidance
Internship Placement Service
Further Study Placement Service
Job Placement Service


The Rochester Curriculum - study what you want
77% of undergraduate students participate in research
45% of students graduated with double majors


艺术与设计类 Art & Design

BA in Dance

BA in Music

BA in Theater (English)

Bachelor of Music (BM) in Applied Music Performance

BM in Composition

BM in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

BM in Music Education

BM in Theory

BSc in Audio and Music Engineering

Dual Degree at Eastman - Graduate with BSc or BA and Bachelor of Music

传播类 Communication

BA in Digital Media Studies

BA in Digital Media Studies

教育类 Education

Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree Education (GRADE) Five-year BA/BS + MSEd program

工程科技类 Engineering Science & Technology

BA in Engineering Science

BSc in Biomedical Engineering

BSc in Chemical Engineering

BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

BSc in Interdepartmental Engineering

BSc in Mechanical Engineering

BSc in Optical Engineering

BSc in Optics

Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) - 5-year BA/BS + master’s program

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

MSc in Chemical Engineering

MSc in Electrical Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

MSc in Optics

MSc in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management

PhD in Biomedical Engineering

PhD in Chemical Engineering

PhD in Electrical Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Optics

地理与环境科学类 Geography & Environmental Sciences

BA in Environmental Studies

BA or BSc in Geological Sciences

BSc in Environmental Health

BSc in Environmental Science

BSc in Geomechanics

财经类 Finance & Economics

BA in Economics

BA in Financial Economics

BA or BSc in Business

人文、法律与社会科学类 Humanities, Law & Social Sciences

BA in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

BA in Interdepartmental Studies

BA in International Studies

BA in Philosophy

BA in Political Science

BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

BA in Psychology

BA or BSC in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

生命科学类 Life Sciences

BA in Biology

BSc in Biological Science

文史与语言类 Literature, History & Languages

BA in Comparative Literature

BA in English

BA in Linguistics

数理类 Mathematics & Natural Sciences

BA in Mathematics and Statistics

BA in Statistics

BA or BSc in Chemistry

BA or BSc in Mathematics

BA or BSc in Physics

BA or BSc in Physics and Astronomy

MSc in Material Science

PhD in Chemistry

PhD in Material Science

医疗与保健类 Medical & Health

Accelerated Bachelor’s for Non-Nurses

BA in Epidemiology

BA in Health Policy

BA in Health, Behavior, and Society

BSc in Clinical and Translational Sciences

Dual Degree in Nursing - Graduate with BSc or BA and Bachelor of Nursing

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) - 5-year BA/BS + master’s program in epidemiology and public health

Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) Eight-year BA/BS + MD program for outstanding undergraduates committed to pursuing a medical career

电脑与资讯科技类 Computer & Information Technology

BA or BSc in Computer Science

BA or BSc in Data Science

MSc in Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science


Merit Scholarships (Merit-based aid)

The University of Rochester awards merit-based scholarships to first-year and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, regardless of financial circumstances.

- Merit scholarship amounts range from $2,000 per year to full tuition.
- Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship.
- No separate application and all admitted undergraduate applicants to the College are considered for merit scholarships.
- Merit scholarships are awarded to students during the admission process and renewed annually if satisfactory academic performance and full-time status are maintained.


River Campus, Rochester

University of Rochester, 14627 Rochester, United States

Eastman School of Music

University of Rochester, 14627 Rochester, United States

University of Rochester Medical Center

University of Rochester, 14627 Rochester, United States
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