Rockefeller University

Overview of Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University is in New York, NY. New York is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Rockefeller University issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include science.

Rockefeller University Selectivity

Not all applicants to Rockefeller University are accepted.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Rockefeller University are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Body

Approximately 198 students study at Rockefeller University (in 2007-2008).

Student Life

The school offers a real campus feel. Rockefeller University makes housing available to a large share of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the graduate program at The Rockefeller University, a world-renown center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, is to provide the highest quality education in science for the benefit of humankind. Founded by John D. Rockefeller Sr. in 1901 as the nation's first institute for medical research, the University has a unique laboratory-based structure that encourages interdisciplinary research, which today plays an increasingly critical role in scientific achievement. The rigorous academic training and research environment enables students to develop creativity and discover their own capabilities."

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Contacting Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York , NY 10065-6399
General Phone: (212) 327-8000

Rockefeller University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science26biomedical sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Rockefeller University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship261

Rockefeller University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rockefeller University had a total enrollment of 198 students (26 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 39%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 8%
25-29 65%
30-34 27%

Rockefeller University Room and Board (2007)

Rockefeller University offers campus housing for 226 of its 26 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rockefeller University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 7,620

Financial Aid:
Rockefeller University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 280700)

Rockefeller University Faculty

Rockefeller University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track52
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1915

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year39$252,5034$252,500
Associate professorcalendar year12$114,56812$116,718
Assistant professorcalendar year12$87,4335$61,240
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year64$192,30621$129,372

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rockefeller University Degree Programs (2007)

Biomedical Sciences, General

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Rockefeller University Highlights

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What Sets Rockefeller University Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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