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The University of Rochester employs a holistic test-optional application review process to identify curious, capable and engaged students from across the globe. We seek to understand each applicant’s academic ability, extracurricular engagement, and ethical character in order to determine their ability to improve both their campus and the world around them. We are a diverse institution that values equality of opportunity and honest, respectful examination of ideas. We look for young leaders who will celebrate and protect the values of our University and join in making the world ever better.
Applying as a First-Year Student
The University of Rochester welcomes transfer applications for both the fall and spring semesters. The application review process is conducted on a rolling basis, with priority deadlines of March 15th for fall and October 1st for spring. Merit scholarship and need based aid is available to students.
Applying as a Transfer
Visiting campus is an essential part of the college search process. When planning your visit to Rochester, you can attend an information session, campus tour and interview with the Office of Admissions. Additionally, we offer a full array of virtual opportunities to engage with members of the Rochester community and learn about our application process, campus life and student experience.
On Campus Visits
Our values define our mission. The University’s mission is to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.