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IPEDS ID: 195030
OPE ID: 00289400
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University of Rochester
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, New York 14627-0011
General information:  (585) 275-3221
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,020 (6,177 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Learn, Discover, Heal, Create — And Make the World Ever Better.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,312229
Research and public service28427
Total graduate assistants-1,124
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$40,282$41,826$43,666$45,3723.9%
Books and supplies$1,250$1,250$1,290$1,2900.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,640$12,120$12,650$13,1283.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$54,730$56,760$59,156$61,3403.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,19689%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,17988%$32,607,630$27,657
Federal grants25319%$1,510,187$5,969
Pell grants24618%$1,026,152$4,171
Other federal grants23117%$484,035$2,095
State/local government grant or scholarships23417%$558,556$2,387
Institutional grants or scholarships1,17287%$30,538,887$26,057
Student loan aid75856%$4,941,135$6,519
Federal student loans68251%$4,047,603$5,935
Other student loans766%$893,532$11,757
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,66081%$122,606,210$26,310
Pell grants1,06718%$4,509,507$4,226
Federal student loans3,03953%$19,507,466$6,419
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$30,108$30,952$31,499
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$13,644$13,878$15,555
$30,001 – $48,000$17,461$15,015$15,140
$48,001 – $75,000$18,881$20,560$19,815
$75,001 – $110,000$26,677$27,164$24,682
$110,001 and more$35,013$38,006$38,527
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment11,020
Undergraduate enrollment6,177
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment107
Graduate enrollment4,843
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 15%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 34%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 20%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants17,2448,5218,723
Percent admitted36%35%36%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading600700
SAT Math650750
SAT Writing620700
ACT Composite2932
ACT English2834
ACT Math2733
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 88 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 85%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 83%
8-year: 84%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 77%
6-year: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 82%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 86%
Black or African American: 76%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
White: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 84%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1---
Russian Studies1---
Women's Studies2---
Category total4---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17174-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology0---
Genetics, General-58-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-121-
Microbiology and Immunology0---
Microbiology, General-16--
Molecular Genetics0---
Neurobiology and Anatomy-36-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-812-
Physiology, General-00-
Category total1836286-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-4179-
Business/Commerce, General16---
Business/Managerial Economics7---
Finance, General-131--
Category total235489-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science30127-
Category total30127-
Biology Teacher Education-4--
Chemistry Teacher Education-1--
Curriculum and Instruction-74-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0--
Education, General--13-
Education, Other-5--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-0--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-1911-
Elementary Education and Teaching-3--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-2--
French Language Teacher Education-0--
German Language Teacher Education-0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-1--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-4--
Latin Teacher Education-1--
Mathematics Teacher Education-6--
Music Teacher Education8114-
Physics Teacher Education-0--
Reading Teacher Education-10--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education-2--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1--
Special Education and Teaching, General-9--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-512-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-1--
Category total813834-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering53197-
Chemical Engineering2197-
Chemical Engineering, Other-1--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering22386-
Engineering Science1---
Engineering, General0---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering2---
Laser and Optical Engineering6---
Mechanical Engineering4750-
Category total1527220-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General-22--
Category total-22--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General45215-
Category total45215-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)7---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General30--
Comparative Literature12--
French Language and Literature00--
German Language and Literature40--
Japanese Language and Literature3---
Language Interpretation and Translation-3--
Russian Language and Literature2---
Spanish Language and Literature90--
Category total5560-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-1111
Bioethics/Medical Ethics3---
Clinical Nurse Leader-4--
Critical Care Nursing-712
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-2--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-131-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--2-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-17--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-10-0
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-0-1
Medical Scientist-0--
Nursing Science--7-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-910
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-311
Public Health, General526--
Public Health, Other05--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1970-0
Category total2051071155
History, General2954-
Category total2954-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies100--
Category total100--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General150--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other5---
Mathematics, General4045-
Statistics, General741-
Category total6786-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0---
Cognitive Science0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other8---
Category total8---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science7---
Environmental Studies3---
Category total10---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7---
Category total1710-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General411910-
Geology/Earth Science, General520-
Materials Science-156-
Optics/Optical Sciences11213-
Physics, General231116-
Physics, Other7-1-
Category total775946-
Clinical Psychology--3-
Developmental and Child Psychology--1-
Experimental Psychology4854-
Psychology, General988--
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other0---
Social Psychology--3-
Category total1461311-
Social Sciences
Economics, General10797-
Economics, Other0---
International Relations and Affairs42---
Political Science and Government, General5345-
Social Sciences, Other31---
Category total2451312-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies5---
Fine/Studio Arts, General5---
Jazz/Jazz Studies883-
Keyboard Instruments-62-
Music History, Literature, and Theory-00-
Music Performance, General855917-
Music Theory and Composition449-
Music, General18---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-32-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-105-
Voice and Opera-0--
Category total1279440-
Grand total1,4411,1813955
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined12589
Field Hockey23
Swimming and Diving2626
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1951 - 6/30/2009Expired
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program4/1/1969 - 6/30/2009Expired
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2004 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)5/28/1953 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/13/1968 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/2/1948 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs6/13/1995 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs11/1/1978 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/27/2008 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/27/2008 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels3/24/2010 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health3/30/1978 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs1/1/2002 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations131
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1738
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault401
Motor vehicle theft234
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible422
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate2.5%2.2%1.2%
Number in default402815
Number in repayment1,5391,2691,230
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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