Rochester University evaluates an applicant’s readiness in accordance of specific admission requirements of each program.


Applicants must have sufficient educational background to enable them to perform at the college level. A high school diploma or GED (General Education Development) is required for admission to all bachelor programs. A bachelor’s degree is required for admission into all master’s degree programs. 


For non-native speakers of English who are matriculating in our programs, we require demonstration of English capacity through a number of options: 1) a language competency test such as the TOEFL or the IBT, with minimum scores of 550 and 85, respectively, or 2) through providing proof of having taken an ESL course at Rochester or elsewhere, or 3) through a transcript from an institution providing instruction in English.