Located in Rochester,
New York and founded in 1850, the
University of Rochester
is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian institution. A member of the Association of American
Universities, Rochester offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as in several
professional disciplines. The University's current president is Thomas H. Jackson, the University's 9th.Rochester's undergraduate and graduate degree programs in optics, medicine, economics, political science and nursing are among the best in the
nation.The sports teams are called the Yellowjackets. They participate in the
NCAA's Division III and in the University Athletic Association. One exception to this is the squash team, who plays in Division I.