University of Rochester

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University of Rochester can be found in Rochester, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around thirteen thousand students are enrolled at University of Rochester.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1310 to 1500, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 30 to 34. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Rochester average GPA ranges from 3.75 to 3.96 for accepted students. Only 30% of applicants are accepted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Rochester acceptance rate 2021 will be around 29%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Rochester Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Rochester was reported as 29.7% in Fall 2020 with over 21,600 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Rochester?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Rochester is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Rochester has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.5%
  • 2017-2018: 34.2%
  • 2018-2019: 29.4%
  • 2019-2020: 29.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 29.0%

How Does University of Rochester Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Rochester is ninety-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rochester Institute of Technology70.7%
SUNY College at Brockport54.7%
SUNY College at Geneseo65.5%
SUNY College at Oswego54.1%
Buffalo State SUNY67.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Rochester (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 720
Math670 - 780
Total Score1310 - 1500
ACT®Score Range
English30 - 35
Math27 - 33
Composite Score30 - 34
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