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University of Rochester

Rochester, United States

Private -1850

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Baptist Church of Hamilton (New York) is from where the University of Rochester was originated in 1796. The church founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York which was later named Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution in the year 1817, and from there two Universities took birth i.e., Colgate University & University of Rochester. The main job of these two institutions was to train priests and clerics in Baptist Tradition, but later it created a separate collegiate division which was granted by the State of New York on January 31, 1850.  Academically, It is affiliated with AAU, COFHE, NAIC and WUNS space-grant and in sports affiliated with NCAA Division III – UAA.  According to World University Ranking - QS 2022 it is placed at #154 and according to University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022 it is placed  at #142.


Infrastructure, Campus and Courses 

Located about two miles south of downtown Rochester along a bend in the Genesee River is the 154-acre River Campus, the primary academic campus of the university and the location of the River Campus Libraries. Its campus is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, around 10,000 students and 200 academic majors. Till today, Rochester has been one of the smallest yet most collegiate among the top universities and also has smaller classes with an effective interaction between students and faculty on a daily basis. The institute has been part of a lot of proud moments for its excellence in academic and co-curricular activities. Some of its glorious sections are - the Institute of Optics, the Omega Laser Facility, Eastman School of Music, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Memorial Art Gallery, etc. In 2013, The University also became a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) by the National Institute of Health. Some of the popular majors at University of Rochester include Engineering & Technology, Computer Science & IT, Business & Management, Medicine & Health, Arts, Design & Architecture, Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Marketing, etc. .

Accomplishments and Alumni

The University is a dynamic place for innovations and discovery. Here students will get the chance to work with very efficient researchers who are experienced enough. The university ranks among New York's top ten employers and provides the most jobs for the Greater Rochester area. Alums and faculty from the University of Rochester made up one-fourth of the working scientists on the NASA advisory board during the development and research of the James Webb Space Telescope. The university has a list of distinguished alumni members. Some of the notable names include - Ary Armstrong, vice president of Boeing, Myles Brand, president of NCAA and Noble Prize winners are Paul Romer (Economic Sciences) and Donna Strickland (Phd) and Gérard Mourou (Physics). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university caters to the academic demand of more than 12,000 students which includes 6,780 undergraduate and 5,030 full-time graduate students at the University with gender distribution of 48% male students and 52% female students. The university also supports over 250 student bodies and organisations including a large number of club and intramural sports teams. The university  promotes rich cultural diversity at its campus by promoting international admissions every year. Some of the top visiting companies at the University of Rochester are Deloitte, PwC, Microsoft and Accenture.

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