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 eleven thousand students are enrolled at University of Rochester.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1870 to 2150, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 29 to 32. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Rochester average GPA ranges from 3.68 to 3.89 for accepted students. University of Rochester sends acceptance letters to approximately 40% of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 24% of students registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Rochester acceptance rate 2015 will be around 36%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Rochester Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Rochester was reported as 35.7% in Fall 2013 with over 17,200 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

  • SAT Scores: 1870 - 2150
  • ACT Scores: 29 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2009-2010: 38.7%
  • 2010-2011: 38.0%
  • 2011-2012: 36.2%
  • 2012-2013: 35.3%
  • 2013-2014: 35.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 36.2%

How Does University of Rochester Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Rochester is fifty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rochester Institute of Technology60.2%
SUNY College at Brockport47.7%
SUNY College at Geneseo45.7%
SUNY College at Oswego48.6%
Buffalo State SUNY48.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Rochester (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 700
Math650 - 750
Writing620 - 700
Total Score1870 - 2150
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math27 - 33
Composite Score29 - 32
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