The University of Rochester (U of R, UR, or URoc) is a private, nonsectarian, research university located in Rochester, New York. It is often described as a small, liberal arts college in a big, research university. The University grants undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees through six schools and various interdisciplinary programs. The University is home to several noted schools and programs, including the number one ranked Eastman School of Music, the oldest optics program in the United States, and top 20 programs in political science and economics. The University enrolls approximately 4,600 undergraduates and 3,900 graduate students. The University of Rochester with its affiliated Strong Health System is the largest employer in the Greater Rochester area and the sixth largest employer in New York. The University is also affiliated with numerous Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Undergraduates in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester will see an increase of 3.9 percent in the term bill, to $49,070 for the 2009-10 academic year.
Tuition for the College will rise 4 percent from $36,410 to $37,870, with the cost of the most common combined room and board plans growing 3.6 percent from $10,810 to $11,200.