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Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Research

Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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The Humanities

By mid-career, Rochester graduates in the humanities and arts earn as much as graduates from STEM fields. In the latest installment of his video series, Donald Hall, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, talks about the value of the humanities and their role in vocational and personal success.

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Reports on Diversity, Bias, and Sexual Misconduct Available

The University has released its 2018 reports on Diversity and Inclusion, Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, and College Bias-Related Incidents to provide more transparency about issues of diversity, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. It’s the first time the reports have been released together, online, and in an easy-to-navigate digital format. Print-ready PDFs are available for download.

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    Student Life

    Congrats, Class of 2019!

    Members of the graduating class celebrate Sunday on the Eastman Quadrangle during the College Commencement ceremony. Over the weekend, the University recognized graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees.

    See an overview of commencement 2019 in pictures.

    College graduates at commencement.

    Rochester Curriculum

    People do their best when doing what they love.

    At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests. There are no required subjects. 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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    376full-time faculty

    Through innovative research and dedication to professional excellence, our award-winning faculty is the foundation of our university, and our students’ successes.

    77percent of students

    Are involved in undergraduate research. Students can assist a faculty member on an existing research project, or create a project based on their own ideas.

    Culture of Respect

    At the University of Rochester, we are united by a commitment to be ever better—Meliora. It is our guiding principle and it informs our shared values. We put those values into action by ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, respected, included, and valued.

    In support of that mission, the University is taking a number of important steps to strengthen policies, clarify processes, and expand resources to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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