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Discover UR STEM Passion

The University of Rochester’s School of Arts Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) and School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) have collaborated to create this site, bringing information about graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs together in one place.  Rochester offers an outstanding academic experience for graduate students, with its rigorous academic programs and world-class faculty, the university is committed to fostering critical thinking, innovative research, and intellectual curiosity. Students benefit from a collaborative and supportive learning environment, where they are encouraged to explore their passions and interests, and to pursue interdisciplinary approaches to research and scholarship. The university’s state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including its extensive library collections and cutting edge research labs, provide students with the tools and technology they need to excel in their chosen fields.

Additionally, the university’s location in the vibrant city of Rochester, New York, offers a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities, making it an exciting and dynamic place to live and study.

Interdisciplinary Study

As a leading R1 institution our students have the benefit of engaging in interdisciplinary research that brings together scholars and experts from across all seven of our schools to address complex and multifaceted challenges. Our deep commitment to collaboration pushes us to see beyond boundaries. We pursue unexplored possibilities by asking new questions and forging unexpected partnerships. This interdisciplinary environment allows you to pursue intellectual challenges in your specific field – as well as in other related interests.

A Great Place to Learn

diverse students get together

The students and faculty were very inviting and friendly when I interviewed here. I got the feeling that peers help each other when needed and aren't super competitive with each other. There is also a lot of collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists which is important for the research I am interested in.

Andrea Amitrano, Ph.D., Cell Biology of Disease 
Ph.D. Candidate

Komail Dharsee

I was drawn to the University of Rochester because of its tightly knit community. It can be very easy to fall into the trap of feeling like a statistic at a large university, but the UR does an excellent job of emphasizing our community and connecting with faculty.

Komail Dharsee - Computer Science PhD Student

A Great Place to Live

Rochester: Something for Everyone

If you’re unfamiliar with the City of Rochester, you may be wondering what it’s like to live here. Rochester is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, just north of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Rochester is a stimulating and progressive metropolitan community of 1.1 million people.

The fourth-largest urban area in the state of New York, Rochester is a port city on Lake Ontario, situated in Western New York. Rochester is located within a 400-mile radius of 14 northeastern states, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto. It is the western gateway to the Finger Lakes region, and part of the country’s longest scenic byway, the Seaway Trail.

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