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1230 York Avenue
New York , New York 10065-6399

Disability Resource Office

Human Resources
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065-6399
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About Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University, located in the vibrant city of New York, is a prestigious institution known for its unwavering commitment to advancing scientific discovery and innovation. This world-renowned university has a long and illustrious history, making it a distinguished and influential player in the field of biomedical research and education.

Founded in 1901 as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research by John D. Rockefeller, an American business magnate and philanthropist, the institution was established with a vision to foster breakthrough discoveries in the pursuit of improving human health. Today, Rockefeller University continues to honor this legacy by nurturing groundbreaking scientific research in a wide range of fields.

As a private and not-for-profit institution, Rockefeller University remains independent from governmental influence, allowing its faculty and researchers the freedom to explore uncharted scientific territories. The university’s commitment to excellence and intellectual freedom has consistently attracted some of the brightest minds in the scientific community, creating an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and interdisciplinary approaches to tackling complex scientific questions.

One of the distinguishing features of Rockefeller University is its focus solely on graduate education and scientific research. The university offers doctoral programs in various disciplines such as biological sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics, and physics. By concentrating exclusively on graduate studies, Rockefeller University provides an immersive and specialized educational experience that prepares students to become leading scientists and scholars in their respective fields.

The campus, situated on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, is nestled amidst a vibrant scientific and intellectual community. Surrounded by other prestigious academic institutions and research centers such as Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University benefits from the rich scientific ecosystem of the city. This close proximity and collaboration with neighboring institutions facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources, further enhancing the research capabilities of the university.

Additionally, being located in New York City provides students with countless opportunities for cultural enrichment, professional networking, and access to a diverse and thriving community. New York City, often referred to as the “city that never sleeps,” offers a plethora of cultural institutions, renowned museums, theaters, and a vibrant culinary scene. Students at Rockefeller University have the unique advantage of immersing themselves in this dynamic environment, allowing for a well-rounded and enriching graduate experience.

In conclusion, Rockefeller University stands as a beacon of scientific excellence and innovation. With its rich history, commitment to advancing knowledge, and its location in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, the university offers an unparalleled environment for aspiring scientists and researchers to pursue their passion for scientific discovery.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations