University of Rochester

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,040
3.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$32,939
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
29.7%
21,642 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,233
82.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
86.1%
1,155 Graduates

About

University of Rochester is a higher education institution located in Monroe County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Rochester were Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (191 degrees), and Computer Science (133 degrees).

In 2019, 3,789 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rochester. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,658 degrees), 4.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (333 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $55,040, which is $26,540 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $55,040, which is $26,540 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,939.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,040
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Rochester was $55,040. The cost of tuition at University of Rochester is $26,540 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$32,939
2019 Value
7.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Rochester had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,939. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Rochester grew by 7.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,122
Room and Board
$1,310
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rochester was of $16,122 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,310. The cost of room and board increased by 4.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at University of Rochester received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 79% 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.
1.69%
2017 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rochester was 1.69%, which represents 27 out of the 1594 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 21,642 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.82% annual growth. Out of those 21,642 applicants, 6,430 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.7% acceptance rate.

There were 12,233 students enrolled at University of Rochester in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rochester has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,430
Accepted Out of 21,642

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rochester was 29.7% (6,430 admissions from 21,642 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 29.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.82%, while admissions grew by 2.83%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
1,020
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rochester in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rochester has a total enrollment of 12,233 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 10,060 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,173. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.1% White, 7.78% Asian, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.0654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.049% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rochester in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.9%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Asian Female (5.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.8%), followed by White Female (15.3%) and Asian Male (2.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,233 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 10,060 and the part-time enrollment is 2,173. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2019 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 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Rochester had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,145
  2. Asian
    952
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    715

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester is 42.1% White, 7.78% Asian, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.0654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.049% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 672 students (5.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 125 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 (1,658 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (333 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Rochester is Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (191 degrees) and Computer Science (133 degrees).

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 (175 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (119 degrees), and Engineering (402 degrees).

Workforce

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 (520,921 people), Other managers (429,427 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (354,879 people), Civil engineers (277,472 people), and Postsecondary teachers (272,857 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (119 degrees), Engineering (402 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (119 degrees), Engineering (402 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Computer Systems Design (572,621 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (494,845 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (476,093 people), Elementary & secondary schools (393,183 people), and Construction (325,179 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (175 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (119 degrees), Engineering (402 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (294 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 216 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 133 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rochester was Registered Nursing with 216 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,832
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,957
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,832 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester, which is 0.936 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,957).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 0.877 times less than the 276 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 276 degrees were awarded to women at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 1.14 times more than the 242 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from University of Rochester completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 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 (69.1%).

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, 10.7% of graduates (124 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,658 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rochester is white (1,658 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (333 degrees).

5.41% of degree recipients (205 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    889 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    769 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Rochester is white female (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (769 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at nearly $2.32B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $168M (7.26%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Rochester had a total salary expenditure of $4.52B. University of Rochester employs 271 Professors, 246 Assistant professors, and 194 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rochester are Male Professors (207), Male Assistant professors(127), and Male Associate professors (120).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 745 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 742 employees, and Management with 585 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.32B
2019 Endowment
2.71%
growth from 2018

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at about $2.32B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rochester grew 2.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.01B 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. $300M - Federal
  2. $63.7M - State
  3. $7.52M - Local

As of 2019, University of Rochester received $300M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $63.7M from state grants and contracts, and $7.52M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.2B
2019 Salaries
7.53%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Rochester paid a median of $2.2B in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($4.52B) and a 7.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.66% growth from 2017 and a 8.7% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$97.2M
Instructional Salaries
789
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Rochester paid a total of $97.2M to 789 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
271 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
745 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rochester were Professor with 271 employees; Assistant professor with 246 employees; and Assistant professor with 194 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 745 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 742 employees; and Management with 585 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rochester was Male Professor with 207 employees, Male Assistant professor with 127 employees, and Male Associate professor with 120 employees.

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

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