The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. It consistently ranks among the top in federally financed science, engineering, medical and humanities research. Along with this rigor, Rochester operates on a personal scale, creating exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, close work with faculty, and interdisciplinary study. The unique Rochester Curriculum invites students to study what they love with focus and flexibility. Through individual and collaborate efforts, our students and faculty improve themselves, each other, and our shard learning environment in the process.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Optics
  • Epidemiology
  • Audio Music Engineering

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


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

Additional Information

The University of Rochester has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, thanks in part to generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends. It allows us to award more than $148 million a year in a combination of both merit- and need-based financial assistance to approximately 68% of undergraduate students at The College. This means that merit scholarships are awarded to recognize academic achievement and need-based grants are awarded based on your family’s household a financial information. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need of all incoming students through a combination of scholarships, grants, subsidized loans, and student employment opportunities.

Visit us

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.  

Virtual Visits

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.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627-0251, United States of America

Phone number

(585) 275-3221