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University of Rochester


  • 55% have a job after 6 months
  • 80% have a job after 1 year
  • 98% have a job after 2 years


$33,426 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


The University?s 3.6 million volumes of holdings are located in several library facilities. Headquartered in the landmark Rush Rhees Library, the River Campus Libraries hold about 2.9 million volumes and provide access to an extensive collection of electronic, multimedia, and interlibrary loan resources.In addition to Rush Rhees, the libraries include the Art and Music Library, the Chester F. Carlson Science Library (science & engineering), the Government Documents & Microtext Center, the Koller-Collins Graduate English Center, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics Library, the Management Library, the Multimedia Center, the Physics-Optics-Astronomy (POA) Library, the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, and the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation.Housing nearly three quarters of a million items, the Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music is the largest music library affiliated with a college or university in the United States.A resource for health care and medical research, Miner Library’s print collections include more than 230,000 volumes of journals, books, theses, and government documents. Located at the Medical Center, the library maintains an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts as well as access to online databases and electronic resources. Located in the Memorial Art Gallery, the Charlotte Whitney Allen Art Library is a research center that supports Gallery programs and functions. It maintains research collections relating to art, art history, and museum studies.

  • Member of library consortia.

Museums & Art

Memorial Art GalleryLaboratory for Laser Energetics



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 300 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance


study skills


minority student, career, academic, psychological, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 85% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 11% of housing units are Singles.
  • 50% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 29% of housing units are Triples.
  • 10% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 26 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 19% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Meliora Weekend combines Alumni Homecoming, Reunion and Family Weekend in a nationally acclaimed fall celebration of the values of an educated life. The Weekend, which attracts about 6, 000 alumni, parents, students, and community residents annually, presents programs and performances by alumni, faculty, and some of our nation’s finest speakers and entertainers. Wilson Day: A day of community service for all incoming University students. This event has been a freshman tradition at the University for 13 years. Freshmen, transfer students and some graduate students spend the day working with faculty, staff, and Community Service Network volunteers. Projects include neighborhood picnics, voter registrations, painting, landscaping, meal service, and various other service efforts. Yellowjacket Weekend: Join the UR community for a fun-filled day of music, food, carnival rides, vendors, games, and a spirit-raising kickoff to the football season. Convocation: Faculty, staff, and students of The College celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. Boars Head Dinner: This annual medieval scrumptious feast features the University acappella groups and top University administrators adorned in period attire. Dandelion Day: This outdoor festival, held in late April, gives students an opportunity to enjoy the weather with music, fun, and games before final exams occur. WinterFest Weekend: This community weekend features a major comedian, collaborative programming that appeals to a wide range of students, casino night, and other events.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 210 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa (Iota chapter of NY), Golden Key International Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, Psi Chi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Agape Christian Fellowship, Brothers and Sisters in Christ (B. A. S. I. C. ), Campus Crusade for Christ, Hillel, Hindu Students Association (OM), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students’ Association, Catholic Newman Community, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Protestant Chapel Community, UR Christian Fellowship, Chabad House, Religious Roundtable, Student Heathens Association of Religious Diversity
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Association for Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent (ADITI), Black Students’ Union (BSU), Chinese Students’ Association (CSA), Filipino American Students’ Association (FASA), Israel Council (URIC), Korean American Students’ Association (KASA), Minority Student Advisory Board (MSAB), Polish Club, Shades, Spanish And Latino Students’ Association (SALSA), Student Association for the Development of Arab Cultural Awareness (SADACA), Taiwanese American Students’ Association (TASA), The Brotherhood, The Collective Vision (SEEC), Women’s Caucus;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) After Hours Ensemble, Midnight Ramblers Ensemble, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Council, Film and Media Studies Council, Health and Society Council, Medieval Socity, Modern Languages and Cultures Council, Neuroscience Council, Political Science Council, Psychology Council, Society of Physics Students, Society of Biology Students, Society of Math Students, Anthropology Council, Chemistry Council, Economics Council, English Council, Musicians’ Council, Philosophy Council, Religion and Classics Council, Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Cheerleading, Club Softball, Crew, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian Team, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hatha Yoga, Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse Club, Outing, Recreational Ski and Snowboard, Rugby, Sailing, Shotokan Karate, Soccer Club, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, UR Kendo, UR Roller Hockey, Men’s Volleyball Club, Wado Ryu Karate, Water Polo Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Creative Arts Club, D’Lions, Medical Emergency Response Team, Simulation Gaming Assocation, Students Together in Networking Graduates, Transfer Connection Club, Alpha Phi Omega (Mu Lambda Chapter), circle K, Colleges Against Cancer, Community Service Network, Habitat for Humanity, Partners in Reading, Tiernan Project, Unite for Sight, Class Councils, American Sign Language, American for Informed Democracy, Amnesty International, Democracy Matters, Grassroots, Interantional Ambassadors, Men Against Sexual Assault, Pride Network, Students for Academic Freedom, Students for Liberty, Students for Social Justice, Vegetarian Education Group, Campus Activities Board, UR Cinema Group, Outside Speakers Committee, UR Concerts, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Sorority, Chi Phi Fraternity, Delta Gamma, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Upsilon, Fraternity Presidents Council, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Multicultural Greek Council, Omega Phi Beta, Panhellenic, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pi Delta Psi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Beta Rho, Sigma Chi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Psi Zeta, Zeta Phi Beta, Debate Union, Empty Sky Chess & Go Club, Mini Baja, Mock Trial Organization, Model United Nations, Thelion Society, Model Congress, Afro-Expressions, Ballet Performance Group, Ballroom Dance, DMotions Dance Group, Hartnett Gallery Committee, Hip Hop Organization, In Between the Lines Improv Comedy Troupe, Marching Pep Band, Off Broadway On Campus, Radiance Dance Theatre, Sihir Bellydancing Ensemble, Strong Jugglers, Vocal Point, Yellow Jackets, Yosakoi, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, Charles Drew Pre-Health Society, Engineers For a Sustainable World, International Health, National Society of Black Engineers, Optical Society of America, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Interpres Yearbook, Journal of Undergraduate Research, LOGOS, Messenger Magazine, URTV, WRUR; Special Interest Housing, All Campus Judicial Council, Students Association Appropriations Committee, Students Association President, Students Association Senate
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Times (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, New York (1)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, New York (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Rochester, New York (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 21% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 49% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 18 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Additional Policies

    hazing prohibited, other

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