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Year of establishment1850
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Male/Female Ratio1.17
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 3 billion
Accommodation expenses11332 USD for 1 sharing (UG),8712 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses7380 USD (UG)
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Q:   Which one is more famous, University of Rochester or Rochester Institute of Technology?


Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester both are private research universities in the USA. Both the universities are known for their academic courses and research. Check below the rankings of both the universities. 

Ranked ByUniversity of RochesterRochester Institute of Technolgy
THE World University Rankings 2024 - Global133801-1000
QS World University Rankings 2024 - Global2241001-1200

Q:   Is the University of Rochester too expensive?


The cost of attending the University of Rochester for Indian students can vary depending on several factors. Tuition fees for international students at University of Rochester are typically higher than for US citizens. However, it is important that the tuition fee can change over time, and it is recommended to visit the official website to recheck the fees and accommodation. Indian students should also consider other costs such as housing, health insurance, meals, and transportation to attend the University of Rochester. Scholarships and financial aid options are also available to help students overcome financial barriers. Check out the table below for the costs:  


Cost in INR

AS&E graduate tuition rate

USD 1968

INR 1,64,196 per credit hour

TEAM programme tuition rate

USD 2084

INR 1,73,865 per credit hour

Mandatory health Fee

USD 779

INR 65,011 per year

Health insurance

USD 3610.

INR 3,01,055 per year*

AS&E graduate activity fee

USD 19

INR 1,666 per year

TEAM activity fee

INR 44674 per year

International student fee

USD 535

INR 8834 per year

Books, supplies, and miscellaneous (estimate)

USD 4557

INR 3,80,070 per year

Housing and food (estimate)

USD 14626

INR 12,19,724 per year

*Students may waive the University health insurance plan if their health insurance plan meets University insurance criteria.

( calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 83.14)


Q:   Is University of Rochester good for international students?


Yes, the University of Rochester welcomes international students worldwide to apply for admission. With 24% of the international student population, the University of Rochester was recognised among the country's one of the most diverse schools. Overall, the University of Bridgeport considers the perspectives of various communities and provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students.

The following table is the enrollment of international students at Rochester University:

  • Asian: 22%

  • Black: 5%

  • LatinX: 9%

  • Multiracial: 5%

  • Native American/Pacific Islander: <1%

  • White, non-Hispanic: 34%

  • Unreported: 2%


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Q:   Does Rochester give full scholarships for international students?


Yes, every Rochester school offers financial aid to international students. For this, you will have to check the University of Rochester's official website, depending on the school you wish to choose. In general, the university offers two types of scholarships:

  • Need-based aid: These are awarded by the Financial Aid Office extended in the form of work-study, loans, grants, etc. Since financial situations may change, you are required to reapply under this category of scholarship every year.

  • Merit-based aid: These are offered by the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering and are granted in the form of scholarships. Every year, these scholarships will be automatically added to your financial aid package. For this scholarship type, you do not have to reapply every year. These usually range from USD 2,000 to as much as the full tuition fees.

Note: The university uses IM or Institutional Methods like other institutions to calculate the EFC or Expected Family Contribution. This EFC will depend on a family's individual circumstances.


Q:   Does University of Rochester give scholarships to Indian students?


Yes, the University of Rochester offers scholarships to Indian students. Indian students are eligible to apply for the University of Rochester's merit-based scholarships, which range from USD 2,000 per year to full tuition fee coverage. The University of Rochester also offers need-based financial aid to international undergraduate students, including Indian students. Indian students who require financial assistance to attend the University of Rochester can apply for need-based aid by submitting the International Financial Support Form (IFSF) with their application for admission.


University of Rochester Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 50 - 195
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Spring15ᵗʰ Oct - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2023
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Q:   How to apply to University of Rochester for international students?


For applying to University of Rochester for international students, Submit your application online through the Common Application (CA) or the Coalition for College Application (CoA), Pay the application fee, which is $50 for undergraduate programs. Provide all the required supporting documents, including academic transcripts, English language proficiency test scores, financial support documents, and any other relevant documents. If you are a non-US citizen, you will need to apply for a student visa.


Q:   What is Rochester's acceptance rate for Masters?


The University of Rochester Masters acceptance rate is 36 -40% for 2024, So for every 100 applicants, 36-40  students get admitted. This means that it is a relatively moderately competitive University. Candidates must fulfill the specific course requirements to secure admission to the University of Rochester. While the acceptance rate is higher, it is suggested that the student apply early for a higher chance of being selected.


Q:   What are the application deadlines for University of Rochester?


University of Rochester application deadlines for the 2024 intake vary based on the decision plan of the applicant. Early Decision has passed by Nov 1, 2023, with a mid decision notifications and a three-week response period. Coming to the Early Decision II applicants must submit their applications by Jan 5, 2024 and can expect notifications by Apr 1, 2024 and must reply by May 1, 2024. However, for spring decision, the application deadline is Oct 15, 2024 and the responses can arrive within three weeks. Lastly, the University of Rochester MBA application deadlines for 2024 intake is Jan 5, 2024. 


Application deadline



Early decision I (ED I)

Passed by


Within 3 weeks of notification

Early decision II (ED II)


        Early February

Within 3 weeks of notification

Regular decision (RD)*


        April 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

Spring regular decision*

October 15, 2024

          Dec 1, 2024

Within 3 weeks of notification

University of Rochester Graduate application deadlines


Application deadline


Jan 5, 2024


University of Rochester Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(5 courses)
INR 44 L - 70 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo
MS(10 courses)
INR 28 L - 40 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 95 - 100, Duolingo: 120 & Above
MIM(4 courses)
INR 54 L - 70 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL
MPH(1 course)
INR 40 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo
B.E. / B.Tech(5 courses)
INR 53 L - 54 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo: 130 & Above
B.A.(1 course)
INR 54 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo: 130 & Above
B.Sc.(5 courses)
INR 54 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo: 130 & Above
BBA(2 courses)
INR 54 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, Duolingo: 130 & Above
MDS(1 course)
INR 20 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 85 & Above
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Q:   What is the University of Rochester fees for international students?


The 1st year tuition fees for international students at University of Rochester are given as follows:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (10 courses)
INR 28 L - INR 39.2 L
MIM (4 courses)
INR 53.9 L - INR 69.3 L
MBA/PGDM (1 course)
INR 43.5 L
BSc (5 courses)
INR 52.4 L
BSc (5 courses)
INR 52.4 L
BSc0 (2 courses)
INR 52.4 L
BSc6 (1 course)
INR 40.1 L
MDS (1 course)
INR 19.9 L
BA (1 course)
INR 52.4 L

Q:   Does the University of Rochester accept IELTS?


Yes, international students whose first language is not English and have completed their education from a non-English speaking country need to showcase English language proficiency by submitting any one of these test scores:


Minimum Score for UG

Minimum Score for PG






Writing: 25


Listening: 25

Speaking: 24

100 or above



7.5 or above

Each section must need 


Q:   When will I hear from the University of Rochester after I submit my application?


the University of Rochester’s admission process notifications are based on their application type. For Early decision I applicants, decisions are typically released in mid december, while Early decisions II applicants receive notifications in early feb. Regular decision candidates will be informed of their status by Apr 1, 2024. Meanwhile, for those opting for Spring Regular decision, notifications are sent out by Dec 1, 2023.      


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  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
Student Views
  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work5
Post study jobs3
Quality of faculty3.7
Student Life4.3
Value for money4
Public transportation4.7
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration2.3
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MS in Data Science - Batch of 2024
I would say that the University and the area around is calm and immersed in nature.
Tips: There is very little cultural shift transitioning to the university as there are many people from the community around the area. Students applying to the university should consider sending their GRE scores, even though it is not mandatory, as it evaluates the percentage of scholarships you could get. I am satisfied with my university and the area around me.
Likes (Part time work): There are plenty of part-time jobs available on campus. People should keep looking for the postings frequently there are plenty of opportunities posted in the portals every week. As students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week, the work is pretty easy to manage. The average payout is $15 per hour.
Dislikes (Internships): There is a lot of guidance available for internships but there aren't enough internships available in the Rochester Area. The career fair that happens in the university won't be much of use for this and CS Students as most of the companies look for US citizens or majors in core areas like Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
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MS in Data Science - Batch of 2023
Good public transportation.
Tips: Beware of job scenarios, things could be difficult, so research before coming in. Look into seniors and ask them for advice whenever possible. Start prepping for jobs and internships early on. Focus on creating a network with different people of different cultures.
Likes (Public transportation): There is a good public transportation bus service called RTA Roam in Rochester and is really helpful. You can see the bus location on an app and plan your schedule. The University also has its own coloured line for bus. That helps too. They have an app as well.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): I have no idea about it. Frankly, everything depends on whether you get a job or you choose the Ph.D. track. University cannot help much in this case as it is student-by-student dependent. Think before what you want to do and plan accordingly. Be flexible as well.
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MS in Data Science - Batch of 2023
It's a decent college in a not so expensive city.
Tips: Mostly everyone gets a scholarship. There is a lot of difference in culture. With time everyone adapts. You will find some great teachers and subjects. Try to get a research assistant on-campus job. Not a lot to do in the city, in fact quite boring, so make some good friends.
Likes (Part time work): Plenty of options and mostly everyone gets an on-campus job. You can check the website for more information. Dining services, teaching assistant and research assistant are the most common on-campus jobs. You can't work outside for the first 9 months.
Dislikes (Safety): Rochester is not a safe city, some areas are really dangerous. Staying on campus is a better option. Areas like the 19th award witness crimes on a regular basis. University has done well by introducing Public safety but by no means the crimes have topped.
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Q:   What is the ranking of University of Rochester in the world?


Some of the world rankings of University of Rochester are given as follows:

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Q:   Which is better; University of Rochester or University at Buffalo?


The comparative QS world rankings of University of Rochester and University at Buffalo are given as follows:

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Q:   Does University of Rochester require SAT for Indian students?

Yes. Rochester plans to keep granting admission to students whose "other" test scores support the overall merit of their application. Rochester will continue to consider test submissions other than the SAT or ACT. Rochester's test-flexible application option can be satisfied by a number of tests for students who decide to apply based on their test scores. Any of the following examinations will satisfy our test-flexible application option: SAT Reasoning; apply code 2928 to waive the essay requirement. Results from two or more of the following tests: SAT Subject Exams; AP; International Baccalaureate;* The University of Rochester will accept your reported SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Test, ACT, or completed Andhra Pradesh test results for the purposes of admission evaluation.

Q:   How many campus are there in University of Rochester?

The University of Rochester has two main campuses: the River Campus and the Eastman School of Music campus. The River Campus is the University's main campus and the residential setting for College undergraduates. The River Campus is located on the southern edge of the city, and the 114-acre campus is tucked in a bend of the Genesee River. The Eastman School of Music campus is located in downtown Rochester and is linked to the other campuses by free shuttle buses.

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