University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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University of Rochester

University of Rochester

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
American Sign Language (ASL)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Interior Design
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera


Major Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Latin Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Laser and Optical Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Other Chemical Engineering
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Clinical Nurse Leader
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Critical Care Nursing
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Pediatric Nurse / Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Cognitive Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Other Math and Statistics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus)

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Optics/Optical Sciences
Other Physics

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Learning Theory and Experimental Psychology
Other Economics
Other Research and Experimental Psychology
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Sport Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave University of Rochester 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

I'm a prospective student, so I'm not sure how the classes are day-to-day, but URochester has an excellent academic reputation. The classes that I was able to see were decently sized, not too big but not super small either.

University of Rochester Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.30
Retention Rate 96%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Washington Semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at University of Rochester

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 62%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 25%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 62%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 25%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 81
  • Asian: 12
  • Unknown and Other: 3
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 81
Asian 12
Unknown and Other 3
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at University of Rochester

Total Faculty 2,516
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10
Full-Time Professors 8,413
Male Faculty 1,605
Part-Time Professors 802
Women Faculty 911

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