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Rochester, New York

University of Rochester Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Rochester

University of Rochester

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
29.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Rochester
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of Rochester and can I get accepted? The school has a 29% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,253 out of 21,255 applicants were admitted making University of Rochester a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. University of Rochester typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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University of Rochester SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1320-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for University of Rochester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 680
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for University of Rochester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1410

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Rochester?

University of Rochester typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Rochester admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >41%
1410 to 1500 Avg + 29%-41%
1320 to 1410 Avg - 19%-29%
1230 to 1320 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1230 Low <12%
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University of Rochester ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for University of Rochester
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for University of Rochester
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Rochester?

Admission data indicates that University of Rochester regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Rochester.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Rochester admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >41%
32 to 34 Avg + 29%-41%
30 to 32 Avg - 19%-29%
28 to 30 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 28 Low <12%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Rochester. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Rochester was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Rochester will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Rochester students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 58% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of University of Rochester freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Rochester students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 75%
Top 25% of class 97%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Rochester admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,955 10,300 21,255
Accepted 3,348 2,905 6,253
Acceptance Rate 31% 28% 29%
Enrolled 729 793 1,522
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Rochester and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Rochester Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Rochester
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195030 IPEDS survey data for University of Rochester.

Frequently Asked Questions

66% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Rochester. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

29% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Rochester. Admission competition is high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1320 and 1500. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.