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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Rochester and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Rochester, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Rochester include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Rochester alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Rochester are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Rochester.

This list includes Robert Forster, Shirley Jackson and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Rochester?” and “Which celebrities are University of Rochester alumni?”

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Leland Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Leland Clark Chemist, Inventor

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Alice Denham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Alice Denham Nude Glamour Model

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Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Edward Gibson Physicist, Astronaut, Engineer

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William Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
William Harkness Inventor, Surgeon

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George B. Selden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
George B. Selden Businessperson, Inventor, Lawyer

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Gary L. Francione is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Gary L. Francione Professor, Philosopher

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N. Katherine Hayles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Michael O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Michael O'Donoghue Editor, Songwriter, Journalist

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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Robert Forster Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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Renée Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Renée Richards Tennis player, Physician

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Galway Kinnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Galway Kinnell Poet, Novelist, Author

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Joan Roughgarden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Joan Roughgarden Biologist, Science writer

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Cary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Cary Nelson Professor, Writer

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Peter van Inwagen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Peter van Inwagen Physician, Philosopher

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Daniel M. Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Daniel M. Kimmel Film critic, Educator, Author

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Mary Calderone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Mary Calderone Physician

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Bill Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Bill Kauffman Journalist, Author

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Samuel S. Stratton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Samuel S. Stratton Politician

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Juliane Fry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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David McCurdy Baird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
David McCurdy Baird Science writer, Geologist, Photographer

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Steven Chu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Steven Chu Physicist, Professor

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Annie Le is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Susan Hockfield Educator, Neuroscientist

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David Allan Bromley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
David Allan Bromley Physicist, Educator

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Bruce Schneier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Bruce Schneier Technologist, Author, Cryptographer

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John C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
John C. Slater Physicist, Chemist

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Ernest B. Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Ernest B. Price Diplomat

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Arthur Kornberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Arthur Kornberg Chemist, Professor, Scientist

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Avie Tevanian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Avie Tevanian Computer scientist

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Lawrence Kudlow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Lawrence Kudlow Businessperson, Journalist, Economist

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Kenneth French is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Kenneth French Professor, Economist

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George Abbott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
George Abbott Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Librettist

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Brian C. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Grove Karl Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Grove Karl Gilbert Geologist

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Myles Brand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Vincent du Vigneaud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Josh Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Josh Shapiro Lawyer

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Amy L. Lansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Amy L. Lansky Computer scientist

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John Longhurst is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
John Longhurst Organist

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Debra Jo Rupp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Debra Jo Rupp Actor, Voice acting

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Karen R. Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Michael F. Shlesinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Michael F. Shlesinger Physicist

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Herbert York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Herbert York Physicist

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Arthur R. Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Arthur R. Miller Professor

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Masatoshi Koshiba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Masatoshi Koshiba Physicist

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Shirley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Shirley Jackson Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

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Frederick Bieber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Nevin S. Scrimshaw is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Nevin S. Scrimshaw Scientist

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Alain Paquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Alain Paquet Economist

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Robert H. Dicke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Robert H. Dicke Physicist, Astronomer