University of Rochester

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The University of Rochester is a known private research university that provides an intensive research setting to its 10,000 students. The university received approximately $341 million in research funding. About 77% of its students participate in the arts, sciences, and engineering research. The university awards merit-based scholarships that range from $2,000 to full tuition, including scholarships in academic excellence, community outreach, and diversity. The Boar’s Head Dinner is one of the UR’s most beloved traditions, where each faculty members and winter students wear medieval costumes to a multicourse dinner that features entertainment and performances. University of Rochester alumni become leaders in a wide range of disciplines—12 alumni have received Nobel prizes, many have won Pulitzer prizes or become Fulbright Scholars and MacArthur fellows.