The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. It consistently ranks among the top in federally financed science, engineering, medical, and other research. Along with this rigor, Rochester operates on a personal scale, creating exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, close work with faculty, and interdisciplinary study. The unique Rochester Curriculum invites students to study what they love, allowing for both focus and flexibility. The University’s mission is to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better. Through individual endeavors and collaborative efforts, our students and faculty work toward this goal each day, improving themselves, each other, and our shared learning environment in the process.