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University of Rochester - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Prospective engineering students enroll in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. At the end of the sophomore year, they apply for admission to a specific degree program (or "concentration") and are then admitted to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. However, they do enroll in engineering courses as freshmen and are assigned to engineering faculty advisors. Students are evaluated on the strength of their applications. Admission to Rochester is based on a holistic review process that includes a “test-flexible” philosophy. Our review procedures incorporate a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records. A wide variety of test results can fulfill this requirement.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All departments require a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in all departmental courses. Additionally, CHE requires a 2.15 in all chemistry and chemical engineering courses, ECE requires a 2.3 in three ECE courses, the IDE (Interdepartmental) program requires a 2.7, and the Engineering Science program requires an overall 2.3.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Test of English (TOEFL) and introductory financial aid form.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 4 semesters in residence is required. Students must satisfactorily complete 64 credits in residence in order to be eligible for the bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Departmentally determined; at least a 2.0 GPA is necessary, although almost all departments' requirements will be higher; completion of first 2-year curriculum as shown in the University Bulletin. Students lacking some requirements may be conditionally admitted.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 41
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 60