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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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Save the Date

Commencement Weekend 2024

The University is delighted to welcome families, friends, and alumni to Rochester to honor the achievements of the Class of 2024 and honorary guests at Commencement Weekend, Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19.

Visit the Commencement website for schedule information, registration details, FAQs, and updates.

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Campus Life

Souleymane Diallo ’24 selected as a Schwarzman Scholar

The Rochester senior is among 150 students from around the world to take part in the prestigious program in China.

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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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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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