University of Rochester Admission Requirements
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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT66%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||680|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|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.
|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%|
University of Rochester ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT28%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|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.
|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%|
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)||22%||27%||24%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.
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.
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.