A quick look at the Class of 2021

A quick look at the Class of 2021

This week, the members of the College Class of 2021 move into their new homes on the River Campus.

The nearly 1,500 students were selected from among more than 18,000 applicants—a record number. A high-achieving group, they claim an average unweighted GPA of 3.8, with more than 90 percent completing full honors, International Baccalaureate diploma, A-level, or Advanced Placement programs.

More than 1,400 students will arrive on River Campus this year as the new Class of 2021. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

They’re also a diverse group. The class includes veterans, students with disabilities, students of all ages and income levels, and 17 percent from traditionally underrepresented groups (African American, Native American, and Hispanic).

And they reflect the efforts of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to attract a global applicant pool.
The students in the Class of 2021 come not only from 42 states, but also from 105 countries, with 32 percent coming from nations outside the United States.

Top 10 states represented

New York
New Jersey
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
California
Connecticut
Texas
Maryland
Illinois
Florida


Top 10 countries represented

China
India
Vietnam
Pakistan
South Africa
Canada
United Kingdom
South Korea
Nepal
Turkey


 

Learn more from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions about the Class of 2021


Jim Mandelaro, August 2017



More Stories

  • Coach Pat Stark with Jeff Wittig ’86

    Coach Pat Stark: ‘He was part of our family’

    Peter “Pat” Stark, who had a highly successful career as a coach and an administrator at the University of Rochester, passed away on June 19. He was 90 years old....

  • Mike Sportiello

    Getting food onto the tables that need it most

    Mike Sportiello is third-year PhD student at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He’s studying immunology and how certain cells fight influenza infection. This is the kind of research that could lead to the construction of an effective ...

  • ‘Our community is rallying together’

    Rochester alumni and friends around the world are helping to keep health care workers safe, advance COVID-19 research, and support students with emergency needs....

  • ‘Our parents and alumni in China are true University ambassadors’

    The University’s China Parent Network Committee arranged an initial donation of 3,000 face masks for immediate distribution to students who were still on campus. The network then called upon the broader Chinese parent community—comprise...