University of Rochester

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,550
3.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$39,775
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.461%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
38.9%
19,966 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,197
83.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
89.7%
1,302 Graduates

About

University of Rochester is a higher education institution located in Monroe County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Rochester were Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (389 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (145 degrees), and General Music Performance (47 degrees).

In 2022, 4,141 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rochester. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,798 degrees), 5.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (358 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $60,550, which is $30,400 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $60,550, which is $30,400 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,775.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending University of Rochester received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,550
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Rochester was $60,550. The cost of tuition at University of Rochester is $30,400 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$39,775
2022 Value
0.872%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Rochester had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,775. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Rochester grew by 0.872%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,456
Room and Board
$1,310
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rochester was of $17,456 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,310. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at University of Rochester received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.74% with respect to 2021, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.461%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rochester was 0.461%, which represents 7 out of the 1520 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Rochester received 19,966 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.16% annual growth. Out of those 19,966 applicants, 7,768 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.9% acceptance rate.

There were 12,197 students enrolled at University of Rochester in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rochester has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,768
Accepted Out of 19,966

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rochester was 38.9% (7,768 admissions from 19,966 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 40.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.16%, while admissions declined by −1.97%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
447
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rochester in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rochester had a total enrollment of 12,197 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 10,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,017. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.4% White, 12% Asian, 6.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rochester in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.1%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Asian Female (9.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.4%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (3.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rochester in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,197 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 10,180 and the part-time enrollment is 2,017. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Rochester was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Rochester had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,688 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,466 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    802 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester is 38.4% White, 12% Asian, 6.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 491 students (4.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 383 more women than men received degrees from University of Rochester. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Rochester is white (1,798 degrees awarded). There were 5.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (358 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Rochester is Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (389 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (145 degrees) and General Music Performance (47 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Rochester, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (191 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (153 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (264 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Software developers (563,701 people), Other managers (539,000 people), Physicians (493,192 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (381,576 people), and Postsecondary teachers (358,115 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester in 2022 are Physical Sciences (191 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (153 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (264 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Biology (298 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (191 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (153 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (264 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Biology (298 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (717,811 people), Computer Systems Design (665,873 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (631,316 people), Elementary & secondary schools (529,841 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (522,943 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (191 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (153 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (264 degrees), Engineering (336 degrees), and Biology (298 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Rochester.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 243 degrees awarded
  2. 218 degrees awarded
  3. 183 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rochester was Registered Nursing with 243 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,879
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,879 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester, which is 0.831 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 1.09 times more than the 290 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 290 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 0.915 times less than the 317 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 75% of students graduating from University of Rochester completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Rochester is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.6% of graduates (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,798 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    358 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    212 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rochester is white (1,798 degrees awarded). There were 5.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (358 degrees).

3.94% of degree recipients (163 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,080 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    718 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Rochester is white female (1,080 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (718 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at nearly $2.74B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.8%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Rochester had a total salary expenditure of 5.44B. University of Rochester employs 273 Professors, 232 Assistant professors and 218 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rochester are Male Professor (201), Male Associate professor (133), and Female Assistant professor (129).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 734 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 668 employees, and Management with 430 employees.

Endowment

$2.74B
2022 Endowment
14.3%
decline from 2021

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at about $2.74B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rochester declined 14.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.37B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $366M - Federal
  2. $38.9M - State
  3. $2.35M - Local

As of 2022, University of Rochester received $366M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $38.9M from state grants and contracts, and $2.35M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.6B
2022 Salaries
8.77%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Rochester paid a median of $2.6B in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($5.44B) and a 8.77% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$101M
Instructional Salaries
801
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Rochester paid a total of $101M to 801 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.87% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
273 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
734 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rochester were Professor with 273 employees, Assistant professor with 232 employees, and Associate professor with 218 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 734 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 668 employees, and Management with 430 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rochester was Male Professor with 201 employees, Male Associate professor with 133 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 129 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Rochester.

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