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University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
Eastman Quad from the balcony of Rush Rhees Library. credit: Douglas.flowe (talk)
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,170 Undergraduates
36% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Rochester
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, New York
14627-0011
(585) 275-3221
www.rochester.edu

The University of Rochester, one of the top 40 universities in the U.S., is a private research university located in Rochester, New York. Established in 1850 as a Baptist institution, the school got its start in downtown Rochester’s United States Hotel. Now, the campus sits on 600 acres of land. Nobel Laureates affiliated with the university include Richard Thaler, who won for economics and George H. Whipple and Arthur Kornberg, who both won for physiology or medicine. Notable alumni include Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, actor Robert Forster and actress Debra Jo Rupp. The school’s motto is “Meliora” or “better.” Its colors are blue and yellow and its mascot is Rocky the Yellowjacket. The University of Rochester’s sporting affiliation is NCAA Division III – UAA. Varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, football, soccer, tennis and baseball, and women’s basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and softball. Eighteen of the school’s coaches are alumni of the university. Seventy-five percent of the freshmen class are pre-med. The school is known for being green; it has dripless shower faucets, sun-powered recycling compactors, and serves locally-grown food on campus.

Location

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo. The metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

72

restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

110

New Transfer Students

Admissions
36%

Acceptance Rate

24%

Enrollment Yield

17,485

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$34,170

Typical Cost

$52,020

Average Tuition

90%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$23,069

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

37

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

267

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

12

Faculty Awards

24

National Academy Members

222

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, there are 34 on campus and 25 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

University Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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