University of Rochester

country rank  63
world rank  82

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University Overview

Founded in 1850, University of Rochester is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Rochester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of Rochester (UR) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Rochester (UR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 170 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UR
Founded 1850
Motto Meliora
Always Better
Colours Dandelion yellow and Rochester blue

University Location

Address 300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester
14627-0011 New York
United States
Tel +1 (585) 275 2121
Fax +1 (585) 461 4595

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are neither required nor recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 100 Wallis Hall, Box 270251
Rochester 14627-0251
(585) 275-3221
5858786

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Rochester's Library
University of Rochester's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 3,244,749 physical volumes, 156,248 physical media, 56,240 digital/electronic medium and 599 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Rochester's library has 7 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Rochester provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,350 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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