University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627
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The University of Rochester (UR) is a private university in Rochester, New York, offering both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It was established in 1850, and the first classes included a total of 60 students. The university now enrolls over 11,000 students and offers over 200 majors. The campus is in Rochester and includes 158 buildings on 600 acres of urban land. It is also home to The Institute of Optics, which was established with a grant from Bausch and Lomb and Eastman Kodak. This was the first educational program in the country devoted to optics. The university is structured into several colleges and schools, including the School of Nursing, which is on the campus of the UR Medical Center. 

A wide selection of nursing programs is offered at the University of Rochester. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The graduate-level programs include MSN, accelerated MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. With the accelerated program, students can earn their BSN in just 12 months. The traditional program includes a standard four-year curriculum, with nursing courses offered during the junior and senior year. With both the accelerated and traditional BSN programs, students can complete clinical experiences at the University of Rochester Medical Center and nearby facilities.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students11,648
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 6
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 1
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1969 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1951 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
03/24/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1300 to 1490
ACT29 to 33
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,596/credit
In State Students$1,596/credit
Out of State Students$1,596/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,596/credit
In State Students$1,596/credit
Out of State Students$1,596/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $71,820 $71,820 $71,820
ADN 70 $111,720 $111,720 $111,720
BSN 125 $199,500 $199,500 $199,500
FNP 50 $79,800 $79,800 $79,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of University of Rochester's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 15% $4,654
Other Federal Grant 15% $738
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $2,549
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 85% $29,886
Federal Student Loans 43% $5,049
Private Loans 9% $11,834


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,750
$30,001 to $48,000$19,915
$48,001 to $75,000$22,561
$75,001 to $110,000$30,068
Over $110,000$41,620

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
University of Rochester
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627

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