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    Student outcomes

    At Rochester, we work with students to help them not only be successful in their academic studies, but also to prepare them for the next step in their careers:

    • First-year retention rate: 92%
    • Four-year graduation rate: 80% (Class of 2020)
    • Six-year graduation rate: 86% (Class of 2018)
    • Graduates pursuing further study: 40% (Class of 2019)
    • Students participating in internships: 95%
    Student life

    There are many ways to get involved and build meaningful peer relationships at Rochester. In the 2020–21 academic year, 90% of our students participated in a club or student organization, 20% were involved in Greek life, and 77% did undergraduate research. There are also 23 NCAA Division III athletic teams to join.

    Student enrollment

    In the 2020–21 academic year, Arts, Sciences & Engineering had 5,468 full-time and 44 part-time undergraduates enrolled.

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    Student Life

    What are Rochester undergraduate students up to?

    The University of Rochester is home to more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate students in the College and the Eastman School of Music. Every day, they're making the most of their Rochester experience by asking and answering big questions, starting and leading organizations, competing for and winning awards, all while serving and engaging our communities here and abroad. Check out their stories.

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    At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests.

    Your education, your way

    The Rochester Curriculum

    People do their best when doing what they love. At Rochester, you study only what you’re passionate about, choosing a major in one of the three divisions of learning and taking thematic three-course clusters in other areas.

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