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University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,500 students—approximately half of whom are women.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Founded in 1958, and renamed the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development in 1993, the School is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of advancing educational knowledge and preparing practitioners who achieve significant results.


The Warner School offers master's and doctoral degrees as well as non-degree programs for certification or advanced study. Follow the links below to learn more about the many options we have to offer, or browse our Courses for descriptions and schedules.


As part of the University of Rochester, a top-ranked research university, a key difference of the Warner School is the quality of our faculty and our combined commitment to research and the preparation of practitioners and scholars. Renowned researchers and educational leaders, Warner faculty are changing the face of education and our understanding of human development through their work.


Whether you are just starting out in your program of study or actively looking for a job that is consistent with your career goals, Warner Student and Alumni Career Services can provide assistance. We offer a workshop series each semester on a variety of topics related to the job search.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Student services

The International Services Office (ISO) provides services to international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors to the University of Rochester, as well as the departments that host and support them. We are responsible for issuing visa documents, advising on relevant immigration matters, and meeting U.S. reporting requirements.

The office also serves as an information resource to assist internationals in adjusting to the United States, the University, and the Rochester community. Explore this site for extensive resources on a wide range of topics and common questions from our international populations!

Housing services

The Warner School and the University of Rochester welcome applications from students with disabilities. The University employs professional staff committed to assisting students with disabilities in the classroom, residence halls, libraries, and elsewhere on campus.

Library services

With combined holdings of more than 3.5 million volumes and extensive collections of online databases, electronic journals, rare books, and musical scores, Rochester's libraries rank among the top academic research libraries in the United States and Canada. The main libraries are:

  • River Campus Libraries
  • Sibley Music Library
  • Miner Library
  • Allen Library

ICT services

SharePoint is a web-based tool that enables teams to collaborate using team sites, document publishing, blogs, wikis, and forums. It provides a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device and all major web browsers.

Computers and Technology
  • Computer Labs
  • Computer Sales
  • Printing
  • ResNet
  • University IT
  • Computer Music Center
  • Technology and Media Production

Medical services

Health and Safety

  • Security Services
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment
  • University Counseling Center (UCC)
  • University Health Service (UHS)
  • Wellness Initiative for Students at Eastman (WISE)

Student Life

Campus life

The Warner School is located in LeChase Hall on the River Campus, a few miles south of the urban center of the city of Rochester, NY. Aptly named, the "River Campus" is situated along the scenic banks of the Genesee River and contiguous to an expansive park developed by the noted 19th-century urban landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. The Rochester metropolitan community (population, approximately one million) is the leading business and educational center of western New York and its picturesque Finger Lakes region.

Sports facilities

  • The Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center is the center piece of the River Campus Sports Complex. The extensive renovation of the Athletic Center was inspired by the vision of the Board of Trustees Chairman Robert B. Goergen '60, adviser, friend, and generous donor to the University over many decades
  • The Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex was made possible by the leadership, support, and generosity of Brian F. Prince, BS '86, MBA '89

Student clubs

River Campus Clubs

  • Campus Community Connection
  • complete listing of undergraduate student clubs and organizations
  • Students’ Association
  • student government
  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Wilson Commons Student Activities
Eastman School of Music Clubs
  • Eastman student ensembles
  • Student Association
  • Graduate Student Association
Graduate Student Organizations
  • Graduate Organizing Group
  • Simon Business School student clubs
  • Medical students clubs and groups
  • Student Nurse Assembly
  • Warner Graduate Student Association


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Every ten years, the University’s accreditation is subject to review, to ensure compliance with standards of accreditation.

Rochester, New York, United States

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