University of Rochester

University of Rochester


The University of Rochester is one of the country’s top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,300 students—approximately half of whom are women.

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Learning at the University of Rochester (UK) is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.

Recent Rankings

National Rankings

Kiplinger’s 2018

  • Best values in private colleges: 30th

US News and World Report 2018

  • National universities: 34th
  • Best value schools: 24th
  • Best colleges for veterans: 13th

US News and World Report Graduate Schools 2019

  • Physics (atomic, molecular, optical): 10th
  • Political science: 17th
  • Economics: 21st
  • Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: 45th

International Rankings

Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018

  • World universities: 153rd
  • U.S. colleges: 51st

Reuters Top 100 2017

  • World’s most innovative universities: 79th

QS World University Rankings 2018

  • World universities: 186th
  • Performing arts: 33rd

Shanghai Ranking Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017

  • World rank: 101st-150th range
  • National rank: 49-60th range
  • Medicine: 51-75st range

Business Schools

US News and World Report 2019

  • U.S. business schools: 44th (Simon)

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018

  • World business schools: 83rd (Simon)

Financial Times Top MBAs for Women 2018

  • World business schools: 21st (Simon)
  • U.S. business schools: 13th (Simon)

Forbes 2017

  • Best business schools: 37th (Simon)

Medical Schools/Hospitals

US News and World Report 2019

  • Best graduate schools—medicine research: 32nd
  • Best graduate schools—primary care: 32nd
  • Best graduate schools-nursing (master’s): 37th
  • Best graduate schools-nursing (doctor of nursing practice): 39th

US News and World Report 2017-2018: Best Children’s Hospitals

  • National—neonatology: 27th (Golisano Children’s Hospital)
  • National—nephrology: 43rd
  • National—pediatric neurology and neurosurgery: 44th

US News and World Report 2017-2018: Best Hospitals

  • Rochester region: 1st (UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital)
  • New York State: 4th
  • National—neurology and neurosurgery: 39th

National Institutes of Health 2014

  • NIH funding: 34th

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