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U of R Demographics & Diversity

Rochester, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at U of R are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Rochester students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 18%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 15% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Rochester with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, U of R has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Rochester students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of Rochester students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,682
Women 6,515

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

U of R serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 25 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Rochester students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 23%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,108 per year

16% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 6%
Part time Undergrads 1.8%

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