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University of Rochester

Common Data Set

A consistent data snapshot to help you compare Rochester with other institutions

The Common Data Set is an effort to provide consistent data views across higher education institutions. This empowers individuals to easily compare universities with stable, regular data read-outs. Learn more about the initiative on the Common Data Set website.

We’ve provided a full downloadable version of our Common Data Set for your reference. On this page, you’ll find snapshots of key points from within the Common Data Set, broken out by section. If you have questions or trouble accessing any files, contact our office.

A. General Information

The University of Rochester is a private nonprofit institution based in Rochester, NY. You can visit the University’s general website for a University overview.

We operate on a semester academic calendar year. See our Academic Calendar for a detailed schedule.

Degree types offered

The University offers a variety of degree types, which are listed below. For a full program overview, visit our Academic Programs website.

  • Certificate
  • Bachelor’s
  • Post-bachelor’s certificate
  • Master’s
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctoral degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctoral degree – professional practice

B. Enrollment and Persistence

As-of the 2022–2023 Common Data Set read-out of data, the University had:

12,197 students:

6,767 undergraduate students
5,430 graduate students

3,973 degrees or certificates awarded in the past year
92.4% retention rate

Our Fact Book includes additional data points related to student enrollment.

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C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 admission statistics were:

19,993 applicants
7,750 offered admission
1,625 full-time enrolled

Wait list

The University of Rochester does have a policy of placing students on a waiting list. In Fall 2022, 2,229 qualified applicants were offered a place on a waiting list. 2,086 students accepted the place on the waiting list, and 29 wait-listed students were ultimately admitted. The waiting list is not ranked.

Important application factors

The University of Rochester requires a high school diploma (or GED) for application, as well as a general college-preparatory program. Additional factors that are considered as part of an application are detailed in these drop-downs, organized by relative importance.

Very important
  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Character/personality traits
  • Application essay
  • Recommendation(s)
  • Interview
  • Talent/ability
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Class rank
  • Standardized test scores
  • First generation
  • Alumni/ae relation
  • Geographical residence
  • Volunteer work
  • Work experience
Not considered
  • State residency
  • Religious affiliation/commitment

3.76 high school GPA

Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman)
students who submitted their GPA.

D. Transfer admission

The University of Rochester does enroll transfer students, and transfer credits are available for transfer students.

As-of the 2022–2023 Common Data Set, there were:

  • 800 transfer student applicants
  • 330 transfer students admitted
  • 97 transfer students enrolled

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E. Academic Offerings and Policies

The University of Rochester offers the following special student options. You can learn more about some of these opportunities on our Academics website.

  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification program
  • Undergraduate research

F. Student Life

Explore a snapshot of student housing and campus life below. In addition, Rochester’s Campus Life website and Office of Residential Life website can provide you with additional details.

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Activities offered

The University of Rochester offers many activities for its students, including dance, drama/theater, radio station, a student-run film society, student newspaper, and student government.

There are also Army, Naval, and Air Force ROTC opportunities. Army and Air Force ROTC opportunities are in cooperation with Rochester Institute of Technology.

See a full campus life overview

Undergraduate housing

Undergraduate housing options at Rochester include coed dorms, apartments for single and married students, special housing for disabled students, fraternity and sorority housing, theme housing, wellness housing, and living learning communities.

G. Annual Expenses

Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board costs are detailed below, reflecting the 2022–2023 Common Data Set read-out. If you have additional questions, the Office of the Bursar or the Financial Aid website may be able to help.

  • Full-time tuition: $63,150
  • Full-time mandatory fees: $1,172
  • Room & board (on-campus)*: $18,784
  • Room only (on-campus)*: $11,332
  • Board only (on-campus)*: $7,592

*Can vary with type of accommodation and meal plan

Students need to take 12 minimum credits per term for the stated full-time tuition.

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H. Financial Aid

In 2022–2023, the estimated amount of financial aid awarded to enrolled undergraduates is:

  • $145,722,120 in total scholarships and grants for need-based aid (includes federal and state loans and external scholarships and grants)
    • $132,691,548 of that is institutional scholarships/grants
  • $15,697,502 in undergraduate self-help need-based aid (includes student loans, federal work-study, and state and other work-study/employment)

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I. Instructional Faculty

As of the 2022–2023 Common Data Set, there were:

1,030 total faculty members
9:1 student-to-faculty ratio

J. Degrees Conferred

There were a variety of degree types conferred as-of the 2022–2023 Common Data Set read-out. Some of the most common degree types included:

  • Health professions and related programs: 12.68% of degrees
  • Engineering: 11.48% of degrees
  • Social sciences: 10.96% of degrees
  • Business/marketing: 10.43% of degrees
  • Biological/life sciences: 8.90% of degrees
  • Psychology: 8.33% of degrees
  • Computer and information sciences: 7.70% of degrees
  • Visual and performing arts: 7.22% of degrees

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