University of Rochester

1,363 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
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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.68 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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 30 responses
Report
  • Smart
    40%
  • There is no typical student-we're all different
    30%
  • Nerdy
    7%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • Small-minded
    7%
  • Weird
    7%
  • Musically gifted
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Nerdy but cool
    36%
  • A capella
    16%
  • Expensive
    16%
  • Good resources
    12%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Bonkers
    4%
  • Small-minded
    4%

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%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

1,363 reviews
  • Excellent
    230
  • Very Good
    466
  • Average
    519
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    42
This university is great for academics and diversity. A lot of people feel as though the athletics and social scenes are bad, but in reality, a lot of the women's teams are great and there are parties and activities to attend most weekends.
  • Freshman
  • 14 hours ago
Academics and research are what make U of R stand out among some of the top universities in the country. Professors are experts in their fields, however some are hit or miss on quality as a lecturer. Outside of academics, your experience at U of R is what you make it. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to get involved in, from athletics to musical clubs to Greek life. The party scene isn't that of an SEC school, but compared to other schools my friends went to, U of R is above average. There are parties on the frat quad, off campus, and there were buses that took students downtown to bars (not sure if this is still a thing). The people are what makes U of R. The student body is very diverse and I think most people embrace this. Dorms are average to above-average. Food is about average, but there are plenty of choices. While U of R is an expensive school, it's important to remember that it is known for providing great financial aid packages.
  • Alum
  • 13 days ago
amazing school ,teachers, staff, friends clubs
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago