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The University of Rochester

Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at URoch
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Your Chances at URoch
(on SAT score alone)
# Applicants
# Admitted
% Admitted
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Students who got into URoch:

Tips mention: Interview (22), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (24), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (12)
While my SAT was mediocre (2120), my GPA wasDec 05 2016Computer Science
While my SAT was mediocre (2120), my GPA was relatively terrible, being around 3.3 (although I had a 3.8/4.3 senior year). I had done internships, competed in international competitions, and did a bunch of stuff inside school that was related to my intended major. Although I didn't do one, doing the optional interview should really increase your chance of getting in.
SAT: 2120 Male
Easy to get inFeb 18 2016Chemical Engineering
Easy to get in. Do an interview and you'll get in. They tend to give a lot of money. Do not go to this school. The University does not handle things well at all. Students who have verbal assault and sexual assault charges have nothing done to them if they have a parent working at this school.
ACT: 31 Female
I had anSep 02 2011Mechanical Engineering
I had an interview which I think helped a lot. Basically though you need to be an amazing person. Rochester likes accepting people that enrich the community and the overall intellectual capacity of the student body. If you are arrogant, self-centered, and close minded this isn't a school for you. If it is the school for you, Rochester will accept you, even if you SAT scores werent great, your GPA wasnt amazing, and you werent in the top 50% of your class. (A lot of smart kids with poor work ethic come here and the university teaches you a better way to get work done and still have fun)
ACT: 29 SAT: 1950 Male
I took AP's in high school and performed wellMay 07 2010Economics
I took AP's in high school and performed well on standardized tests. I would definitely recommend having an interview, it really allows the admissions office to get to know you. I did a couple of extracurricular activities, such as student government and National Honor Society. I also held a part time job working 20 hours a week while in high school. Other students went through the IB program, created their own businesses, volunteered, and were active in their high schools.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1900 Male
Getting into UR was an amazing feat! It wasApr 08 2009Philosophy
Getting into UR was an amazing feat! It was recently named a "New Ivy," so it has gotten much more difficult to get in here. In high school, I was involved in everything. I played three sports, was on student council, in clubs, and did community service, all well getting high grades. I scored pretty well on the SAT, a 1320, and did extremely well on the math section (which is funny now, since math at UR is SO hard for me.) I applied early, and I also wrote a really meaningful essay that I'm sure helped. What I believe to be the most important aspect of my acceptance was that I interviewed at the school when I visited. I know I did a great job in the interview and the interviewer was really impressed! I have been told that getting an interview here plays a huge part in one's acceptance or denial. So, if you interview well, DO IT! So, I would say that applying early on in the process, getting an interview, writing a good essay, and being well-rounded are the main things the school is looking for.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1320 Female
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