One of the world’s leading research universities, Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better.
Located in western New York, Rochester is our namesake and our home. Our diverse community includes more than 1,000 faculty, 12,000 students, and 30,000 staff.
The University is led by President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf with support from her senior leadership team. The Board of Trustees provides oversight.Meet the leadership team
Rochester is a high-tech powerhouse with a thriving arts scene. If you’re new to the city and region, there’s much to discover.Explore the “Flower City”
In 1851 Rochester adopted its motto Meliora—a Latin word for “ever better.” It’s more than a motto for us. It’s our past, present, and our vision for the future.Why we love dandelions
The University has established bold and transformational goals through its strategic plan, which will guide the University of Rochester toward framing and solving the greatest challenges of the future. Spanning research, academics, health care, employee success, and finance and operational models, the plan illustrates our continued commitment to being Ever Better.
The performing and visual arts are essential to developing creative thinkers and engaged citizens. From the classroom to the stage, arts are an essential part of the Rochester experience.Explore arts
The freedom to study what you love means students can pursue and connect a wide range of interests—from math to music to modern dance.
More than 75% of undergraduates do research on their own, in teams, or as part of faculty-directed projects.
Rochester is near the top of multiple U.S. News & World Report ranking lists, based on quality and value.
The University’s mission is to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better.
Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.View our Vision & Values