University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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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
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
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
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Voice and Opera


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics


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
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
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

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Clinical Nurse Leader
Critical Care Nursing
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Pediatric Nurse / Nursing
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

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

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
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
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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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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