University of Rochester

Learn, Discover, Heal, Create--and Make the World Ever BetterAmong America's top tier research universities, Rochester stands apart with its close integration of academic and co-curricular life, nearly 90% residential for four years, and sustained commitment to students learning from tenure-track faculty. From a home in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, undergraduates may also take courses and majors taught by faculty in the university's professional schools of medicine, music, nursing, education, and business. The share of students who go on to pursue graduate degrees is among the nation's highest.The university is educating deliberately global citizens. Over 22 percent of undergraduates are international, bringing global perspectives from 112 countries to campus. Through partnerships, research, teaching, and advocacy, students and faculty address the world's biggest challenges, and pursue internships, fellowships, networks, and careers all around the world. Students transform classroom ideas into new intellectual, social, cultural, and business enterprises at home and beyond. A significant number of graduates--almost 11%--choose careers in public service.Rochester's academic programs include hands-on, experiential learning, and the tight-knit campus supports leadership training, innovations, studio arts, and music performance. There are more than 275 student organizations The Division III athletics program supports 23 competitive varsity teams, including a perennially top-ranked men's squash team, as well as club and intramural sports.Nearby downtown Rochester is the center of a thriving, historic region with a strong entrepreneurial business community. Within 10 minutes of campus are abundant dining, shopping, world-class museums, year-round recreation and performing arts options, including the university's renowned Eastman School of Music and Memorial Art Gallery, the George Eastman international museum of photography, the Strong Museum of Play, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center.The Rochester Curriculum is one-of-a-kind. First established in 1993 as a framework for learning and for life, it allows students to design individual programs that follow their strengths and interests. No matter how many major requirements they have, they do not need to declare a major until the end of their second year, giving them time to explore, add, and adjust. There are three divisions of learning at Rochester: humanities and the arts, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering. Students can choose one or more majors from over 70 BS and BA degree programs across these areas of learning and a "cluster" of three related courses in the remaining divisions. The Take Five Scholars Program, also unique to Rochester, provides free tuition for an extra year or semester of study, allowing students to pursue an extra topic of interest outside their major. The goal of these programs is to break down barriers between disciplines, giving students freedom to expand their horizons, discover different paths, and take on unexpected challenges.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1850 N/A Semester $1.9 billion + Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14627 (585) 275-2121
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68 100.0 New York Rochester 1178 140