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University of Rochester

Rochester, NYwww.rochester.edu
The University of Rochester is a private research university in upstate New York, with about 5,500 undergraduates and another 1,300 grad students. Students come from all 50 states and about 130 countries around the world. Undergraduates can choose from some 75 majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, Hajim School of Engineering, School of Nursing, and world-famous Eastman School of Music. The Rochester Curriculum, as it's called, has no mandatory courses for undergraduates but requires that they take a number of classes outside of their major. The music school is named for George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak and a major benefactor of the university. The 154-acre main campus sits along the Genesee River, a short walk from downtown Rochester and is known for its distinctive, and very collegiate, brick architecture. Students can join about 250 clubs and about 20 varsity sports. In the annual Pumpkin Launch, held on or about Halloween, students catapult pumpkins into the air using devices they've designed themselves.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$71,800
% of students who get any grants
80%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$36,700
Average price for low-income students
$12,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
36%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1340/31
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
6,905
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
93%
% of students who get merit* grants
31%
Average merit grant
$13,597
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.9 years
Average student debt
$24,500
Average salary within 3 years
$57,500
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
53%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 5

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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