University of Rochester

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,188
3.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,254
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.09%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
35.4%
19,607 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,741
80.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
85.8%
1,229 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 General Biological Sciences (223 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (207 degrees), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (157 degrees).

In 2020, 4,035 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rochester. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,698 degrees), 5.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (329 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $57,188, which is $28,559 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $57,188, which is $28,559 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,254.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,188
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Rochester was $57,188. The cost of tuition at University of Rochester is $28,559 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$36,254
2020 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Rochester had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,254. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Rochester grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,470
Room and Board
$1,310
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rochester was of $16,470 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,310. The cost of room and board increased by 2.16% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at University of Rochester received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.06% with respect to 2019, 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.
1.09%
2018 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rochester was 1.09%, which represents 17 out of the 1565 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 19,607 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.4% annual decline. Out of those 19,607 applicants, 6,947 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.4% acceptance rate.

There were 11,741 students enrolled at University of Rochester in 2020, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rochester has an overall enrollment yield of 19.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,947
Accepted Out of 19,607

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rochester was 35.4% (6,947 admissions from 19,607 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 29.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.4%, while admissions grew by 8.04%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
754
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rochester in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rochester has a total enrollment of 11,741 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 9,451 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,290. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 9.33% Asian, 6.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.0852% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rochester in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.2%), followed by White Male (20%) and Asian Female (6.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (19.5%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Asian Male (4.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,741 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 9,451 and the part-time enrollment is 2,290. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    5,018
  2. Asian
    1,095
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    745

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester is 42.7% White, 9.33% Asian, 6.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.03% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.0852% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 381 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 267 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 (1,698 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (329 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Rochester is General Biological Sciences (223 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (207 degrees) and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (157 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 (171 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (158 degrees), and Biology (351 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 (539,742 people), Other managers (506,129 people), Physicians (491,015 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (360,693 people), and Postsecondary teachers (346,898 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (158 degrees), Biology (351 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (313 degrees), and Engineering (389 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (158 degrees), Biology (351 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (313 degrees), and Engineering (389 degrees).

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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 (707,375 people), Computer Systems Design (611,479 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (581,841 people), Elementary & secondary schools (506,415 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (498,374 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (158 degrees), Biology (351 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (313 degrees), and Engineering (389 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. 223 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 207 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 157 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rochester was General Biological Sciences with 223 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,884
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,884 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester, which is 0.876 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 305 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 0.813 times less than the 375 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 375 degrees were awarded to women at University of Rochester in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 1.23 times more than the 305 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 78% 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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Diversity

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 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 (72.4%).

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, 3.91% of graduates (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,698 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    329 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rochester is white (1,698 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (329 degrees).

4.29% of degree recipients (173 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    926 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    772 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Rochester is white female (926 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (772 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at nearly $2.33B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $85.7M (3.68%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Rochester had a total salary expenditure of $4.69B. University of Rochester employs 286 Professors, 220 Assistant professors, and 197 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rochester are Male Professors (219), Male Associate professors(120), and Female Assistant professors (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 729 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 689 employees, and Management with 568 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.33B
2020 Endowment
0.493%
growth from 2019

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at about $2.33B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rochester grew 0.493% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.03B 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. $409M - Federal
  2. $51.2M - State
  3. $2.51M - Local

As of 2020, University of Rochester received $409M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $51.2M from state grants and contracts, and $2.51M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.31B
2020 Salaries
4.98%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Rochester paid a median of $2.31B in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($4.69B) and a 4.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.53% growth from 2018 and a 9.66% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.5M
Instructional Salaries
776
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Rochester paid a total of $95.5M to 776 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.14% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
286 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
729 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rochester were Professor with 286 employees; Assistant professor with 220 employees; and Assistant professor with 197 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 729 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 689 employees; and Management with 568 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rochester was Male Professor with 219 employees, Male Associate professor with 120 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 111 employees.

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

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