About the University of Rochester

The graduate program in Chemistry is in the College of Arts and Sciences, located on the University's River Campus that is situated on 85 wooded acres overlooking the Genesee River. Other campuses of the University include the School of Medicine and Dentistry, a short walk from the River Campus; the Eastman School of Music located three miles away in downtown Rochester; and the South Campus located a mile away, site of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

The University of Rochester is a distinguished private university, one of only 19 that have been in the American Association of Universities for over 50 years. Its modest population (8000 total students) provides the close student-faculty interactions usually associated with smaller institutions. However, the unusual strength of programs in natural and biomedical sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering, business, music, and film studies ensures the bustle and excitement of a large university.

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Quick application information...

  • There is no application fee.
  • Application Deadline: The priority deadline for submitting the application materials for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Chemistry is December 15. Applications received after the priority deadline will still be accepted and processed but will be given consideration according to the availability of positions in the program.
  • You must submit GRE scores, your undergraduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. TOEFL scores are also required for non-native English speakers.
  • All correspondence should be sent to:

Graduate Studies Office
Department of Chemistry
RC Box 270216
Rochester, NY 14627-0216