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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:  11,060 (6,266 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
Remedial 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,336248
Research and public service27528
Total graduate assistants-1,010
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$41,826$43,666$45,372$46,9603.5%
Books and supplies$1,250$1,290$1,290$1,3101.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,120$12,650$13,128$13,7084.4%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$56,760$59,156$61,340$63,2683.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid11,28587%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,26286%$35,770,444$28,344
Federal grants28519%$1,453,515$5,100
Pell grants28319%$1,266,264$4,474
Other federal grants26618%$187,251$704
State/local government grant or scholarships25717%$691,681$2,691
Institutional grants or scholarships1,25986%$33,625,248$26,708
Student loan aid69547%$4,807,530$6,917
Federal student loans67946%$4,067,841$5,991
Other student loans584%$739,689$12,753
  • 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 aid15,12083%$121,117,136$23,656
Pell grants1,09118%$4,724,624$4,331
Federal student loans3,27753%$21,322,285$6,507
  • 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$30,952$31,499$32,996
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$13,878$15,555$13,995
$30,001 – $48,000$15,015$15,140$14,240
$48,001 – $75,000$20,560$19,815$19,580
$75,001 – $110,000$27,164$24,682$26,848
$110,001 and more$38,006$38,527$40,554
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment11,060
Undergraduate enrollment6,266
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment112
Graduate enrollment4,794
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
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: 51%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 17%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 29%
Out-of-state: 45%
Foreign countries: 26%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants17,4288,8108,618
Percent admitted36%36%37%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%24%22%
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
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 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 84%
Transfer-out rate: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2006]
4-year: 74%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 87%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 73%
6-year: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 100%
Asian: 87%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
White: 86%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 82%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Studies4---
American/United States Studies/Civilization0---
East Asian Studies1---
Russian Studies1---
Women's Studies0---
Category total6---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21679-
Biomedical Sciences, General--1-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology0---
Genetics, General-52-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-212-
Microbiology and Immunology0---
Microbiology, General-13--
Molecular Genetics0---
Neurobiology and Anatomy-53-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-44-
Physiology, General-00-
Category total2236055-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-4073-
Business/Commerce, General55---
Business/Managerial Economics0---
Finance, General-175--
Category total555823-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science431313-
Category total431313-
Biology Teacher Education-3--
Chemistry Teacher Education-0--
Curriculum and Instruction-34-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0--
Education, General--9-
Education, Other-3--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-0--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-3118-
Elementary Education and Teaching-4--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-3--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-1--
French Language Teacher Education-0--
German Language Teacher Education-0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-1--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-2--
Latin Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-4--
Music Teacher Education11181-
Physics Teacher Education-1--
Reading Teacher Education-2--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1--
Secondary Education and Teaching-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education-3--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-3--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-261-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-13--
Category total1112233-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering68154-
Chemical Engineering36164-
Chemical Engineering, Other-8--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering195315-
Engineering Science4---
Engineering, General0---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering2---
Laser and Optical Engineering15---
Mechanical Engineering48142-
Category total19210625-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General128--
Category total128--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General41257-
Category total41257-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)6---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General30--
Comparative Literature32--
French Language and Literature60--
German Language and Literature00--
Japanese Language and Literature6---
Language Interpretation and Translation-5--
Russian Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature70--
Category total5190-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-910
Bioethics/Medical Ethics3---
Clinical Nurse Leader-4--
Critical Care Nursing-11110
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-1--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-1121
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--2-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-11--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-16-0
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-0-2
Medical Scientist-3--
Nursing Science--7-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-410
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-1001
Public Health, General615--
Public Health, Other20--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2260-0
Category total237951214
History, General2857-
Category total2857-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies110--
Category total110--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General230--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other3---
Mathematics, General5734-
Statistics, General635-
Category total8969-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences1---
Cognitive Science0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6---
Category total7---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4---
Environmental Studies2---
Category total6---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7---
Category total1652-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General391610-
Geology/Earth Science, General940-
Materials Science-124-
Optics/Optical Sciences22814-
Physics, General21237-
Physics, Other6-3-
Category total778338-
Clinical Psychology--4-
Developmental and Child Psychology--2-
Experimental Psychology49910-
Psychology, General11691-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other0---
Social Psychology--2-
Category total1651819-
Social Sciences
Economics, General1341412-
Economics, Other0---
International Relations and Affairs20---
Political Science and Government, General4177-
Social Sciences, Other42---
Category total2542119-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies9---
Fine/Studio Arts, General9---
Jazz/Jazz Studies751-
Keyboard Instruments-32-
Music History, Literature, and Theory-11-
Music Performance, General975722-
Music Theory and Composition645-
Music, General17---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-53-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-36-
Voice and Opera-0--
Category total1518142-
Grand total1,6641,2593934
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 40
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 11
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 7
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $34,009
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,772
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $23,609
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $12,353
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined131120
Field Hockey24
Swimming and Diving2123
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations310
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter100
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3815
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft343
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter100
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible225
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201220112010
Default rate2.0%2.5%2.2%
Number in default344028
Number in repayment1,6251,5391,269
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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