Access. Excellence. Choice.

Every day, thanks to generous alumni, parents, and friends who create scholarships and provide other student support, more outstanding students are exploring all that a University of Rochester education has to offer.


In My Own Words
An acceptance letter changed Jamal Jefferson’s life. A scholarship enabled his “pursuit of the better.”

Where Are They Now?
Since 1989, 47 students have received the Edmund A. Hajim Scholarship. Find out where some of them are today.

Always a Hoffman
A 45-year-old scholarship has affected and forever connected the lives of more than 50 current and former medical students.

A Love Story
To freshman Brianna Terrell, the University of Rochester is the most special place.

Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better
That’s our mission. Philanthropy helps make it possible.

“Few things fill me with greater pride than being at a university that’s determined to make this world ever better.”

—Joel Seligman
University President and CEO
G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor

Fast Facts: Student Support

87% of undergraduates receive some kind of financial aid

Total endowed scholarships: More than 1,100

Average federal loan debt at graduation: $24,449
(class of 2015)

Only 4.6% of institutional financial aid is endowed

$211 million in institutional financial aid provided in 2016-17

39% of undergraduates pursue further study within one year of graduation