University of Rochester

United States of America

118th US-News World Ranking

The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, NY. Founded in 1850 as a Baptist-sponsored institution, the school is now nonsectarian.

The university offers more than 200 degree programs through its 8 schools and colleges: School of Arts & Sciences; School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; School of Music; School of Music & Dentistry; School of Nursing; Institute of Oral Health; School of Business and Graduate School of Education.  The university follows a semester based academic calendar. The most popular majors at University of Rochester include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology.

The university has partnered with ONCAMPUS Rochester to offer an Intensive English language program (IEP). The program prepares the international students for successful application to a U.S. degree.  It provides the support in applying to undergraduate or graduate programs at the University of Rochester. 

*GoToUniversity has partnered for the Intensive English Program offered by University of Rochester and provides free counseling and application services for those programs.

Notable Alumni: Steven Chu (American physicist), Robert Wallace Forster, Jr. (American actor), George Francis Abbott (American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director)

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The Warner School s programs in higher education instill in students a passion to take the initiative and skills to inspire and carry out change in America s colleges, universities, and related educational enterprises. As advocates for thoughtful leadership, graduates understand how to motivate others, make decisions, manage people and processes, and enable individuals to reach their highest potential. They also become thoughtful leaders and researchers with a comprehensive understanding of the institutional and cultural world of higher education. Throughout the program, students learn to use intellectual skills to approach the challenges of academic life with creativity and a deep appreciation of the fundamental purposes and ideals of higher education.Warner graduates bring leadership skills from the ability to set standards and goals, to an understanding of how to motivate others to the daytoday challenge of educational administration in higher education. Through our doctoral program in higher education, students broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills in higher education and serve as advocates and change agents for postsecondary education, as well as researchers and professors in higher education settings.

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Executive Assistant to System or Institution CEO, Administrative Specialist/Coordinator, Head, Campus Learning Resources Center, Head, Campus Teaching Center, Academic Evaluator, Head, Foreign Student Services, Head, Student Academic Counseling, Librarian, Head of Acquisitions, Librarian, Head of Technical Services, Librarian, Head, Public/Access Services, Librarian, Head of Cataloging, Librarian, Head, Collection Development, Librarian, Head, Archives/Records

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The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and AfricanAmerican Studies offers a BA and minor in African and AfricanAmerican studies as well as several clusters.This interdisciplinary program integrates the social sciences and humanities to bring together historical, cultural, psychological, economic, and political approaches and perspectives to the study of people of African descent in the Atlantic world, including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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Higher education, Law and politics, Human resources, Nonprofits

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Humankind increasingly demands efficient, reliable and renewable energy supplies. The objective of this M.S. Alternative Energy degree program is to educate and prepare students to enter green technology fields involving sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. Students are exposed to a range of technologies including solar cells, wind, biofuels, fuel cells and batteries. The curriculum includes opportunities to design energy devices and systems, develop computer and data science skills, model and predict energy markets, network with alumni and students, and to perform research supervised by chemical engineering faculty.

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Crop and Slab Engineer, Crystal Growing Engineer, Laser Operations Technician, Logistics Manager, Module Manufacturing Engineer, Production Planner/Scheduler, Quality Insurance Manager, Silicon Crystal Growers, Wire Technology Engineer, Senior Buyer, Senior Property Agent, Senior Risk Management Analyst, Site Prospector, Site Supervisor, Wind Data Analyst, Wind Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

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The University of Rochester's ASL Program is a modern language, literature and culture program, which also approaches the study of signed languages from a linguistic and scientific perspective. In Rochester, students have a unique opportunity to learn and use ASL. Students in the more advanced ASL courses have the opportunity to attend community events, theatrical performances and lectures in ASL in the community, and at educational institutions.

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Professions in general and in the field of deafness, such as education, medicine, law, deaf education, sign language interpreting, research, counseling, program administration, or community service

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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in American Studies offers students the opportunity to examine American history, culture, and social life within an interdisciplinary framework. This approach, drawing on faculty members in departments such as English, Art and Art History, Political Science, Religion and Classics, Music, Anthropology, Philosophy, History, and Film and Media Studies, allows for especially rich explorations of such topics as: the arts in American society, race, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion as aspects of American identity; and ideas and institutions that have shaped the United States, past and present. The Major enables students to range freely across disciplinary boundaries while developing an area of focus. Students also consider the role of the American nation in a global context.

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Public service, Business, Teaching, Museum curation, and Journalism

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d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores-Math(640-760), Critical reading(600-710), Writing(610-710), ACT Range(29-33)

f) Average GPA 3.80

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) TOEFL: PBT-600, IBT-100, IELTS:7.5, PTE Academic:66

i) Acceptance rate: 34% (2015)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Intensive English Program: $12000 (Per semester)

Undergraduate: $53,300

Graduate: $48,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Rochester is $15,400 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: January 5

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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