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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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Undergraduate Research

Rochester students develop award-winning devices to ‘save syrup’

A team of Rochester undergraduates was recognized in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition for developing solutions to problems in the maple syrup industry.

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Save the Date

Commencement Weekend

May 12-14, 2023

A great Rochester tradition continues! Join the University in celebrating the 173rd Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12, kicking off a weekend of celebrations and memorable events through Sunday, May 14. Visit the Commencement website for schedule information and updates as you make your plans and count down to the weekend celebrations.

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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