of Rochester students study what they love
Students build their schedule based on their interests without a standard course of study holding them back.
countries are represented
Rochester students hail from across the globe and every state in the US.
Rochester provides a highly collegial research environment where every student has access to research.
Encompassing the Genesee River and six waterfalls, the City of Rochester is an urban center for 1 million people with vibrant and easygoing suburbs. The city’s hotspots include the Memorial Art Gallery, Kodak Hall, three professional sports venues, the National Museum of Play, and the George Eastman Photography Museum.
Rochester fostered the motion picture film industry, abolition, and the women’s rights movement. Home to Wegmans and the hub of the National Integrated Photonics Center, Rochester’s economy is entrepreneurial with thousands of specialized firms in fields like optics and health. Residents have easy access to Lake Ontario beaches, Erie Canal recreation, and a vast greenbelt of gardens, parks, and summer festivals.
APPLYING TO ROCHESTER
Create a MyROC.
Create a MyROC account by completing a Part I Application.
CHOOSE AN APP.
Choose between Common Application, Universal College Application, or Coalition Application.
TELL US MORE.
Submit recommendation, transcript, and test scores. Complete an interview.
ROCHESTER CURRICULUM: HOW DOES IT WORK?
The flexible curriculum
Our flexible curriculum with no required subjects is unique to higher education and grants students the freedom to choose.
Choosing a major
Students don’t have to declare their major until the end of their sophomore year, so they have two whole years to explore and refine their interests.
The divisions of learning
There are three divisions of learning at Rochester: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students complete a major in one of these divisions and a cluster (a set of three related courses) in the remaining divisions.