University of Rochester

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,090
3.71% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$37,064
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.86%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
34.2%
19,058 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
11,648
83.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
85.3%
1,081 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 (214 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (192 degrees), and General Economics (157 degrees).

In 2017, 3,796 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Rochester. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,804 degrees), 5.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (304 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $51,090, which is $24,590 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Rochester is $51,090, which is $24,590 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,064.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,090
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Rochester was $51,090. The cost of tuition at University of Rochester is $24,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$37,064
2017 Value
8.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Rochester had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,064. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Rochester grew by 8.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,890
Room and Board
$1,310
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Rochester was of $14,890 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,310. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at University of Rochester received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.
1.86%
2016 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Rochester was 1.86%, which represents 29 out of the 1558 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 19,058 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9% annual growth. Out of those 19,058 applicants, 6,520 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.2% acceptance rate.

There were 11,648 students enrolled at University of Rochester in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Rochester has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
6,520
Accepted Out of 19,058

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Rochester was 34.2% (6,520 admissions from 19,058 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9%, while admissions grew by 4.94%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
860
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at University of Rochester in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Rochester has a total enrollment of 11,648 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 9,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,882. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.2% White, 8.39% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.72% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Rochester in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (22.2%), followed by White Female (21.9%) and Asian Female (5.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20.6%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and Asian Female (3.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Rochester, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,648 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Rochester is 9,766 and the part-time enrollment is 1,882. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at University of Rochester are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2017 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 97%. 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
    5,150
  2. Asian
    977
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    677

The enrolled student population at University of Rochester is 44.2% White, 8.39% Asian, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 4.72% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 657 students (5.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 180 more women than men received degrees from University of Rochester. The majority of degree recipients at University of Rochester are white (1,804 degrees awarded). There were 5.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (304 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Rochester is Registered Nursing (214 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (192 degrees) and General Economics (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 (187 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (152 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (80 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 Other managers (456,028 people), Software developers (434,007 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (328,320 people), Postsecondary teachers (272,327 people), and Civil engineers (237,289 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (187 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (152 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), Engineering (407 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (318 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 Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (187 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (152 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), Engineering (407 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (318 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 (549,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (500,777 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (461,812 people), Elementary & secondary schools (440,885 people), and Construction (299,242 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Rochester are Physical Sciences (187 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (152 degrees), Language & Linguistics (80 degrees), Engineering (407 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (318 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. 214 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 192 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 157 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Rochester was Registered Nursing with 214 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,808
  2. 1,988

In 2017, 1,808 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester, which is 0.909 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,988).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 181 degrees were awarded to men at University of Rochester in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 161 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 173 degrees were awarded to women at University of Rochester in Registered Nursing, which is 4.22 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 74% of students graduating from University of Rochester completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Rochester is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 8.79% of graduates (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,804 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    304 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Rochester is white (1,804 degrees awarded). There were 5.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (304 degrees).

6.24% of degree recipients (237 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    936 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    868 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Rochester is white female (936 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (868 degrees).

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Operations

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at nearly $2.12B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $318M (15%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Rochester had a total salary expenditure of $3.9B. University of Rochester employs 266 Professors, 217 Assistant professors, and 166 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Rochester are Male Professors (207), Male Assistant professors(122), and Male Associate professors (106).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester are: Office and Administrative Support, with 744 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 710 employees, and Management with 544 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.12B
2017 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2016

University of Rochester has an endowment valued at about $2.12B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Rochester grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.83B 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. $267M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $4.11M - Local

As of 2017, University of Rochester received $267M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $4.11M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.86B
2017 Salaries
8.7%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Rochester paid a median of $1.86B in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($3.9B) and a 8.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.56% growth from 2015 and a 6.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.9M
Instructional Salaries
754
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Rochester paid a total of $89.9M to 754 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.82% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
266 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
744 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Rochester were Professor with 266 employees; Assistant professor with 217 employees; and Assistant professor with 166 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Rochester were Office and Administrative Support with 744 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 710 employees; and Management with 544 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Rochester was Male Professor with 207 employees, Male Assistant professor with 122 employees, and Male Associate professor with 106 employees.

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

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