The University of Rochester is a private, coeducational institution with over 1,300 full-time faculty and 3,000 full-time graduate students, approximately 1,300 part-time graduate students, and almost 5,500 full-time undergraduates.
The graduate student body is truly international in scope, with one-quarter of all graduate students coming from 80 countries outside the United States.
The spectrum of graduate programs at the University also is unusually wide ranging—even among universities several times its size. Rochester’s graduate students are part of six schools and more than 40 doctoral and about 70 master’s programs.
As interdisciplinary students, those in the TEAM program will take classes in and work with faculty from the Simon Business School and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Both of these Schools are located on River Campus—the University’s main campus—which lies in a bend of the Genesee River about two miles south of downtown Rochester. These 85 acres are also home to the College (programs in arts, sciences, and engineering) and the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Close to the River Campus is the University’s Medical Center, which includes the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Nursing, the Eastman Dental Center, and the 750-bed Strong Memorial Hospital, which serves as the principal teaching hospital for the medical and nursing schools.
Just south of the River Campus are the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging, and the River Road Laboratory. The Eastman School of Music in downtown Rochester is linked to the other campuses by shuttle buses. The University also includes the Memorial Art Gallery—which functions as the area’s public art museum in the city of Rochester—and the CEK Mees Observatory in the Bristol Hills, about 40 miles from Rochester.