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University of Rochester


As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora - Ever Better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability. Together, we will set the highest standards for how we treat each other to ensure our community is welcoming to all and is a place where all can thrive.


Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The University is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the University’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center.


Located in the city of Rochester, on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and northwest of the picturesque Finger Lakes in New York State, the university is fortunate to be located in a community rich in history and promise. Rochester offers its 1.1 million area residents the amenities of a large metropolitan area with a cost of living not available in many areas of comparable or larger size. The university’s extensive engagement with the Rochester community spans cultural opportunities provided by the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery to direct involvement with public institutions, such as a successful partnership with East High School, which aims to serve as a model for revitalizing urban public education.





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