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Rochester, New York

University of Rochester Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Rochester

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
34.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Rochester
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1360-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for University of Rochester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1360
SAT Scores for University of Rochester
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Rochester admission chances by SAT score
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%
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University of Rochester ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for University of Rochester
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Rochester
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Rochester admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 #3 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 Admission Chances
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 9,598 9,460 19,058
Accepted 3,369 3,151 6,520
Acceptance Rate 35% 33% 34%
Enrolled 759 791 1,550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
106

Applicants have 106 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
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.