MATLAB is an integrated technical computing environment that combines numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language. MATLAB is used in a variety of application areas including signal and image processing, control system design, finance, engineering, and medical research.

How To Get A Copy

The University provides the Total Academic Headcount license, which includes a suite of 56toolboxes for one flat rate.


The University provides the Total Academic Headcount license, which includes a suite of 56 toolboxes, free of charge for all full- and part-time students.

  1. Access the License Center in your MathWorks account.
  2. Click Create Account. Accounts must be created with a valid University of Rochester student email account.
  3. Verify your email address.
  4. Complete the application process. Enter Activation Key 76562-47830-54543-45712-59484 and then click Create.
  5. Click Download Products.
  6. Choose your platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  7. Choose log in with a Mathworks Account, then click Next.
  8. Agree to the terms of the license agreement, then click Next.
  9. Log in with your MathWorks Account, then click Next.
  10. Select a license (1100764), then click Next.
  11. Choose where to download MATLAB, then click Next.
  12. Select products to install. It will default to install all. Click Next.
  13. Click Install.
  14. Once MATLAB finishes installing, click Next.
  15. Follow the prompts, then click Finish.


MathWorks can assist with any installation issues at (506) 647-7000. For on-campus MATLAB support, contact the IT Help Desk at or visit the IT Center in Rush Rhees Library.


  • $0 – AS&E faculty, staff, and students; Computer Science department; Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Simon School faculty, staff and students
  • $394 (annual fee, per user) – All other faculty and staff

System Requirements

See the Mathworks system requirements page for details.

More Information

Below is a list of included Toolboxes

Bioinformatics Toolbox
Control System Toolbox
Curve Fitting Toolbox
DSP System Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox
Image Processing Toolbox
Instrument Control Toolbox
Optimization Toolbox
Parallel Computing Toolbox
Signal Processing Toolbox
Simscape Multibody
Simulink Control Design
Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
Symbolic Math Toolbox
Antenna Toolbox
Audio Toolbox
Communications Toolbox
Computer Vision Toolbox
Database Toolbox
Datafeed Toolbox
Deep Learning Toolbox
Econometrics Toolbox
Embedded Coder
Filter Design HDL Coder
Financial Instruments Toolbox
Financial Toolbox
Fixed-Point Designer
Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
GPU Coder
Global Optimization Toolbox
HDL Verifier
Image Acquisition Toolbox
MATLAB Compiler
MATLAB Report Generator
Mapping Toolbox
Model Predictive Control Toolbox
OPC Toolbox
Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
Phased Array System Toolbox
RF Toolbox
Robotics System Toolbox
Robust Control Toolbox
Simulink Coder
Simulink Design Optimization
Simulink Real-Time
Spreadsheet Link
System Identification Toolbox
Text Analytics Toolbox
Wavelet Toolbox


  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students