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Our Students

our studentsUniversity of Rochester students work with, and are trained by, professors who are committed teachers as well as acclaimed researchers. Our unique academic programs, fostering interaction between researchers and students, draw national attention.

The distinctive Rochester Curriculum - comprising majors, minors, and “clusters” of thematically linked courses - produces students well versed in a variety of subjects. They are eager to learn more and are trained to blend research, analysis, and communication skills into their own unique identities.

Our students major and minor in a number of high-skilled areas, and many of our students walk away from Rochester as dual-majors.

By the Numbers

University of Rochester students are bright and motivated. Many graduated at the top of their classes in high school and continue their academic success at Rochester. Our students are also:

  • Experienced: 96% of Rochester students have completed at least one internship or career-related experience by graduation; 75 percent have completed two or more
  • Global citizens: 33% of our undergraduate students have studied abroad by the time they graduate, double the national average
  • Team players: 70% of students participate in intramural sports, and more are involved in varsity athletics and club sports