Chances of getting into University of Rochester
How hard is it to get into University of Rochester and can I get accepted? The school has a 34% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,520 out of 19,058 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 extremely 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
Applicants Submitting SAT64%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1360|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1520|
|Average SAT Score||1440|
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 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 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 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1520 and Above||Good||>47%|
|1440 to 1520||Avg +||34%-47%|
|1360 to 1440||Avg -||23%-34%|
|1280 to 1360||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 1280||Low||<15%|
University of Rochester ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT49%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Rochester.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>47%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||34%-47%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||23%-34%|
|27 to 29||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 27||Low||<15%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
75% of University of Rochester freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||25%||24%|
Applications are DueJan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply46
Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Rochester before the Jan 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Rochester and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.