The University is located in Rochester, NY, the third largest urban area in the state. The 90-acre River Campus is situated just two miles south of downtown Rochester, along the Genesee River. The University’s renowned Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery are a free 10-minute bus ride away in downtown Rochester. Eighty-six percent of undergraduates in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering live and take classes on the River Campus.
The University of Rochester seeks to admit students who will take advantage of its resources, be strongly motivated to do their best, and contribute to the life of the University community. An applicant's character, extracurricular activities, job experience, academic accomplishments, and career goals are considered.
With more than 250 student organizations, ranging from cultural and political to religious and athletic, students at Rochester can easily find communities of friends who share their interests and passions. When it's time for recreation, Rochester students flock to the Goergen Athletic Center. The Center includes an 11,000 square-foot fitness facility; an indoor track and activity field; a swimming pool and diving as well; numerous courts for basketball, indoor tennis, racquetball, squash, and volleyball; a state-of-the-art athletic training facility; and the Palestra, home for 23 Division III varsity teams and host to various campus events.