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Policies & Procedures


Undergraduate Admission

The University of Rochester welcomes self-directed students who demand the freedom to study what they love. These students appreciate the opportunities available through a major research university, yet want the personalization of a smaller school.

Undergraduates are admitted as first years or as transfer students for full-time or part-time study. To obtain additional information, download application forms, and to schedule campus visits and interviews, visit the undergraduate admissions website or contact the Office of Admissions at University of Rochester, Office of Admissions, PO Box 270251, Rochester, NY 14627-0251, or by calling (585) 275-3221.

Individual attention is given to each student from the time he or she first becomes interested in the University. A staff of counselors advises applicants and reviews applications. Admission decisions are based on a student’s high school work, recommendations from instructors, counselors, and family, participation and leadership in school and community life, verbal and analytical skills, outstanding achievements and talents, unique contributions to the residential college environment, and for transfer students, college coursework already completed.

Admissions interviews are recommended for prospective students. Applicants to the University should schedule an interview with an admissions counselor or alumni volunteer by visiting the undergraduate admissions website.

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