University of Rochester SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of Rochester's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of Rochester. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Rochester, NY

This school is also known as: UR

University of Rochester Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Rochester.


Average SAT: 1370

The average SAT score composite at University of Rochester is a 1370.

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University of Rochester SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1250, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1490.

In other words, a 1250 places you below average, while a 1490 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Rochester, but they really want to see at least a 1250 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math710650770
Reading660600720
Composite137012501490

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Average GPA: 3.8

The average GPA at University of Rochester is 3.8. This makes University of Rochester Extremely Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.8, University of Rochester requires you to be near the top of your class, and well above average. You'll need mostly A's, ideally with several AP or IB classes to help show your preparation at a college level.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.8, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 31%

The acceptance rate at University of Rochester is 31%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 31 are admitted.

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This means the school is quite selective. If you have strong academic scores, you have a great shot at getting in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is quite selective, strong academic scores are critical to improving your chances of admission. If you're able to score a 1490 SAT or above, you'll have a very strong chance at getting in. But if you get a 1250 SAT or below, it'll be a steep uphill battle for you to get admitted.


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Note: Your admission decision relies not only on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but also on your coursework difficulty, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This tool provides only a simplistic estimate of your chances of admission. Instead of treating this tool as a crystal ball, we recommend you consider the big picture of what your chance means:
  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
We recommend you apply to schools across a range of chances. Applying to some safety schools will guarantee you have a college to go to, while applying to some reach schools will give you a shot at getting into the school at the top of your range.
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of Rochester, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of Rochester.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than University of Rochester. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Northeastern University Boston, MA 1445 33
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1415 31
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1405 32
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1399 30
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1385 28
New York University New York, NY 1382 31
Boston University Boston, MA 1380 31

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of Rochester, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1361 29
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1345 32
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1315 29
University of Washington Seattle, WA 1310 29
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1304 28
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1300 25
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 1293 28

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of Rochester, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of Rochester is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1269 28
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1260 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1250 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1233 26

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