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General Information
Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester , New York 14627-0011

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resources
Taylor Hall
PO Box 270195
Rochester, NY 14627-0011
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About University of Rochester

The University of Rochester, located in Rochester, New York, is a prestigious not-for-profit private institution that has been shaping minds and transforming lives for over a century. Founded in 1850, this world-class research university has established itself as a leader in higher education, consistently ranking among the top institutions in the United States.

With a rich history and a commitment to excellence in education, the University of Rochester offers a wide range of programs across various fields of study. Whether you are interested in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, or business, this institution has something to offer for all ambitious and intellectually curious students.

One of the defining features of the university is its strong emphasis on research and academic exploration. Students at the University of Rochester have the opportunity to work closely with renowned faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The university prides itself on its collaborative approach to learning, encouraging students to engage in critical thinking and interdisciplinary study.

The campus itself is situated in the vibrant city of Rochester, known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester provides a picturesque backdrop for students seeking both urban convenience and natural beauty. The city’s dynamic arts scene, bustling job market, and diverse communities add to the overall experience of attending the University of Rochester.

The university’s commitment to accessibility is evident in its dedication to providing financial aid to its students. With a strong commitment to merit-based scholarships, the University of Rochester aims to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue higher education without financial burden. This commitment to inclusivity and diversity is further reflected in the range of student organizations, clubs, and activities available on campus.

In addition to its academic pursuits, the University of Rochester offers a vibrant campus life. With over 200 student organizations, there are endless opportunities to get involved and connect with like-minded individuals. From cultural clubs to sport teams, from community service initiatives to academic organizations, the campus offers a supportive and engaging environment for students to explore their passions and interests.

Furthermore, the university is dedicated to fostering a collaborative atmosphere among its students and faculty. The university encourages interdisciplinary research and provides ample resources for students to engage in real-world experiences. From internships and co-op programs to study abroad opportunities, the University of Rochester prepares its students for successful careers in a rapidly evolving global society.

In conclusion, the University of Rochester stands as a testament to the power of education and the pursuit of knowledge. With its esteemed faculty, diverse student body, and commitment to research, it has become a renowned institution for higher education. Situated in the vibrant city of Rochester, it provides a stimulating environment for both academic and personal growth. Whether you are interested in science, arts, humanities, or business, the University of Rochester offers a wealth of opportunities for students to explore their passions and expand their horizons.

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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