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Prospective Students

Applying

Admission to graduate programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering is highly competitive. A qualified applicant needs a strong academic record, as evidenced by high grades in relevant coursework and strong performance on the GREs, as well as comprehensive letters of recommendation. Additionally, many applicants have research experiences that have resulted in publications.

We recommended that applicants review the program/department website to determine how their interests align with the program’s research and academic focus. You can also see the University's general standardized test requirements below. 

Your application and all supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline set by the program to which you are applying. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable and encouraged for the application process. Official transcripts should only be sent upon admission. Official transcripts sent at the time of application will not be archived to verify degree conferral upon acceptance. 

Each program has its own specific requirements and deadlines. See your department or program’s application page below for more information.

Biology

Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

Biomedical engineering

English

Optics

Brain and cognitive sciences

English: Selznick film preservation

Philosophy

Chemical engineering

Geosciences

Photographic preservation and collections management

Chemistry

History

Physics and astronomy

Clinical and social sciences in psychology

Linguistics

Political science

Computer science

Literary translation

Sustainability

Data science

Mathematics

Technical entrepreneurship and management

Economics

Materials science

Visual and cultural studies

Standardized Test Requirements

GRE

GRE requirements vary by program. Please check application requirements for your proposed program for details on which tests are required.

Sending scores to the University of Rochester: All official test scores should be reported directly to the University of Rochester. Please be sure to use the exact same spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.

The GRE institutional code for the University of Rochester is 2928. You can request Educational Testing Service to send your scores directly to the University.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. English proficiency is demonstrated by submitting official test scores from ONE of the following exams:

To have ETS send your TOEFL results to the University of Rochester's Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program use school code 7267.

Check Application Status

To ensure that the Office of Admissions has received all of your application materials, visit your application status page.