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University of Rochester - SAT Scores, Costs and Financial Aid


University of Rochester

University of Rochester

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University of Rochester Description:

The University of Rochester is a highly-respected private research university located along the Genesee River on the outskirts of Rochester, New York. The university has top-ranked programs in music and optics, as well as many strengths in the health sciences. For Rochester's strong liberal arts and sciences, the school was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and its strong research programs earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. The University of Rochester Yellowjackets compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,510 (5,785 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 95% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,666
  • Books: $1,290
  • Room and Board: $12,650
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $59,156

University of Rochester Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,808
    • Loans: $6,504

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Economics, English, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Rochester Statement of Educational Philosophy:

statement from http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/philosophy.html "The University of Rochester seeks to provide a supportive environment for learning, research, and teaching at the collegiate, graduate, and professional levels. To accomplish this, we bring together faculty, students, and staff who have achieved excellence or show great promise toward that goal, who are dedicated to learning, and who will help to build a community that encourages all of its members to succeed and grow.

Our University’s distinctive heritage—in particular, the remarkable scholars and citizens who have been a part of our community, such as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, and corporate leaders and philanthropists George Eastman and Joseph C. Wilson, as well as numerous path-breaking scholars—makes us particularly appreciate the importance of including persons from diverse backgrounds and origins who carry with them their own valued and important perspectives.

The University’s motto—Meliora ("always better")—defines excellence as a process of continual improvement. We believe that such improvement requires that all individuals in our community be free to explore and share their experiences and thoughts, uninhibited by prejudice or discrimination. Thus, our pursuit of excellence requires that we create and support a community of faculty, students, and staff who together and individually enhance diversity and who strive to make themselves and our community ever better."

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