University of Rochester

1,372 reviews
  1. Rochester, NY
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Rochester is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627

University of Rochester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1250-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$32,996/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,995/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,240/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,580/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,848/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,554/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,942Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Smart
    43%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    31%
  • Nerdy
    14%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • Small-minded
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Musically gifted
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    40%
  • Expensive
    20%
  • Good resources
    10%
  • A capella
    8%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Science focused, strong theory based
    7%
  • Small-minded
    3%

After University of Rochester

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

1,372 reviews
  • Excellent
    238
  • Very Good
    486
  • Average
    524
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    42
Greek life is quite something here at Rochester! It's doesn't overwhelm the campus atmosphere, but if you hang out with a certain group of people, it's hard not to notice. Sororities consist of mixers (parties) and occasional fundraisers with their affiliated charity to give the illusion of good, selfless women. To be fair, most actually care about the charity events, but it's never a girl's primary motivation to join. Fraternities are kinda weird. They constantly diss one another's fraternity but any non-greek doesn't really understand what the big deal is. They throw open parties every once in a while though...
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
Everybody at the university takes great pride in our nationally recognized squash players and our quidditch team. lol. Seriously though, no one really cares about sports here, except those who partake in the varsity/club sport itself. The bleachers at our football games are pretty depressing to look at, but that could just be because the school paper proudly displayed at some point, "Football team wins three games in a row for the 1st time since the 90s". Other than that, the facilities for exercise (aka the gym) are very good! There's an indoor track and stuff...
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
The curriculum in my program had both core/broad course offerings and very specific ones; I love the range and depth of the course listings. Registration was easy in conjunction with my advisor. It wasn't perfect, particularly when figuring out what constitutes part-time and full-time, but the staff members are always willing to help and explain things further. Study areas are great within LeChase; the library can get a little crowded at times but that is expected!
  • College Junior
  • Dec 30 2015