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Majors & Minors

Search for a degree or related subjects in arts and humanities, engineering, natural sciences, or social sciences.

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Graduate Studies

Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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Meliora Weekend

October 5-8, 2023

Themed “Be Boundless,” Meliora Weekend 2023 takes place Thursday, October 5, through Sunday, October 8. The weekend offers a full range of intellectual and social activities and programs for alumni, students, families, friends, and faculty and staff. Highlights include keynote lectures, reunion celebrations, and live entertainment for the entire University community.

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Feature Story

August 2023 in photos

As we head into September, take a brief look back at some August moments at the University of Rochester you may have missed—and some photographs we couldn’t help but share.

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Rochester Curriculum

Learn what you love

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At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests. There are no required subjects. You study only what you’re passionate about, choosing a major in one of the three divisions of learning and taking thematic three-course clusters in other areas.

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Student Life

University symbols and traditions

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The University’s symbols—including our motto, mascot, and official flower—have embodied the uniquely Rochester spirit of determination and perseverance. We also cherish our many long-held customs while embracing opportunities to build new traditions that unite us.

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376full-time faculty

Through innovative research and dedication to professional excellence, our award-winning faculty is the foundation of our university, and our students’ successes.

77percent of students

Are involved in undergraduate research. Students can assist a faculty member on an existing research project, or create a project based on their own ideas.

Culture of Respect

At the University of Rochester, we are united by a commitment to be ever better—Meliora. It is our guiding principle and it informs our shared values. We put those values into action by ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, respected, included, and valued.

In support of that mission, the University is taking a number of important steps to strengthen policies, clarify processes, and expand resources to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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