University Of Rochester

University Of Rochester

The University of Rochester, or UR, is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, research university located in Rochester, New York. It was established in 1850. The U.S. News and World Report (2008 edition) ranked the University of Rochester 35th in the entire nation in their popular National University Rankings. The university confers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees through the following academic division:

  • Eastman School of Music
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • Simon School of Business
  • Warner School of Education

UR's official mascot is the Yellowjacket. The university's sports teams compete in the NCAA's Division III.

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Contacting University of Rochester

University of Rochester
240 Wallis Hall
Rochester , NY 14627-0011
General Phone: (585) 275-2121

University of Rochester Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science494biology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroanatomy, microbiology, microbiology and immunology, genetics, physiology, pathology, ...
Liberal Arts433Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, ...
Business and Management330business management
Music259music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, ...
Engineering220engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, geological engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine182registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, nursing science, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, critical care nursing, various nursing ...
Therapy and Counseling172psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, marriage and family therapy
Medicine168neuroscience, dental clinical sciences, advanced general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, prosthodontics, advanced dentistry, ...
Education and Teaching133education, curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, special ed, early childhood special ed, student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Mathematics68mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Computer Science and Engineering40computer science
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy, religion, religious music
Medical Administration20health care facilities management
Photography and Commercial Art11film studies
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Support and Technology2health service and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,23253
Master's degree91383
Doctor's degree27952
Postbaccalaureate certificate144
First-professional certificate477
First-professional degree911
Post-master's certificate46

University of Rochester Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Rochester had a total enrollment of 9,334 students (8,877 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 41%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 23%
22-24 16%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

University of Rochester Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

University of Rochester Room and Board (2007)

University of Rochester offers campus housing for 3,981 of its 8,877 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester, 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.

University of Rochester Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal600690
SAT Math630720
ACT Verbal2632
ACT Math2732
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Rochester Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,250
Room and board $ 10,810
Room charge $ 6,490
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,320
Books and supplies $ 990
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
University of Rochester participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 289400)

University of Rochester Faculty

University of Rochester has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year193$127,53536$109,551
Associate professoracademic year83$92,33037$83,371
Assistant professoracademic year77$85,09240$77,655
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year24$81,63011$60,097
No academic rankacademic year38$57,82225$52,163
All faculty totalacademic year417$103,297150$80,986

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

University of Rochester Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football University Athletic Association
Basketball University Athletic Association
Baseball University Athletic Association
Track University Athletic Association

University of Rochester Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Microbiology, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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