Our Priorities

Students

Goal

Raise $25 million in new financial aid and other student support including 75 new endowed funds.

Increasing scholarship support for our undergraduate and graduate students is critical to the University’s mission and ongoing success. Philanthropy funds more than 1,100 scholarships at the University, and 87 percent of our College undergraduates receive some kind of financial aid. Still, only 4.6 percent of our financial aid comes from the University’s endowment.

While we continue to increase financial aid allocations at a rate that exceeds tuition increases, many exceptional students will choose to attend other universities if they receive better financial aid packages. If we do not strengthen our endowment, our commitment to student access, excellence, and choice will be challenged.


It takes a lot to achieve peace and a split second to destroy it.

Ian Manzi ’18
Barbara Barasky Birnbaum and Scott M. Birnhaum Class of 1981 Scholarship recipient


It takes a lot to achieve peace and a split second to destroy it.

Ian Manzi ’18
Barbara Barasky Birnbaum and Scott M. Birnhaum Class of 1981 Scholarship recipient

University of Rochester students share a desire to be themselves, to study what they love, and to make a real difference in the world.

Meet Ian Manzi ’18, a data science major and scholarship recipient from Kigali, Rwanda. Ian used a $10,000 grant he and Derrick Nurekezi ’19 received from Davis Projects for Peace to support and run a peace camp in Rwanda, uniting 32 student leaders from his home country. The program now boasts more than 200 participants. At Rochester, students like Ian and Derrick are committed to making an impact on a global scale.

Other Priorities

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Faculty

Our faculty take on the wicked problems of the world, fearlessly. Support for faculty is fundamental to our continued growth and prominence and helps advance new research and discovery.

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Programs of Excellence

With seven schools, nearly 12,000 students, a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, the University of Rochester is a place where the exceptional gets better.

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Medicine

We are home to thousands of researchers and clinicians who are transforming lives through education, research, and patient care, improving human health in the region and across the globe.

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