University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Other: Freshman, special-interest, international, community learning, single-sex, and Greek housing.
Room & Board Expenses $12,650
Living On-Campus 83%
Living Off-Campus 17%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave University of Rochester 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

College Life Rating

U Rochester has a great campus and lively student body. My tour guide was particularly friendly and open to questions, but what stood out to me most was how approachable the professors I talked to were.

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(585) 275-3333
Medical Center Emergency Department
(585) 275-3333
Campus Police
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Yellowjacket
School Song: The Genesee
School Colors: blue and yellow
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities athletic field house, aquatic complex, fitness center, squash and tennis courts
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: University Athletic Association
Basketball: University Athletic Association
Baseball: University Athletic Association
Track: University Athletic Association

Athletics Department at University of Rochester

Athletic Director Name
George H. VanderZwaag
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 17
Number of Sororities: 13
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 6%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 6%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: ; tutors available on fee-for-service basis.

Other Services at University of Rochester

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Steven Chu, Energy Secretary and Nobel Prize-winning physicist
  • Cathy Minehan, first female president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Renee Fleming, Grammy Award-winning operatic soprano.

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