University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private
universities, with many programs rated among the best in the
country. Offering over 50 doctoral and 90 master's programs, its
schools include the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the William E.
Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, the College of
Arts & Science, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the
Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and the School
of Nursing.Indicators of the university's stature include:
Rochester's endowment was the 20th largest in the country as of June
30, 1991; recent comparisons ranked the university 12th among
private universities nationwide in federally-financed research and
development; the university is a member of the Association of
Many of its research facilities are unique: The Laboratory for
Laser Energetics houses the largest laser in a university setting in
the nation. Sibley Music Library at the famed Eastman School of
Music in one of the foremost music research libraries in the world.
The Institute of Optics, founded in 1929, is widely considered the
nation's premier optics school, a leader in basic optical research.
The University has an exceptionally low ratio of students to
professors-about eight to one-and a faculty of national distinction.
There are 4,900 full-time undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and
University housing facilities for graduate students include
apartments, townhouses and a limited number of bungalows or
maisonettes. Minority enrollment is 15% among full-time graduates
and undergraduates. Hispanics make up 4% of the total full-time