Rochester, NY
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The University of Rochester is one of the country's leading private research universities. Rochester operates on a personal scale, creating exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close work with faculty.

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Katherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a student of the Eastman school of Music, at the University of Rochester, which is technically different. We do have acc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a student of the Eastman school of Music, at the University of Rochester, which is technically different. We do have access to classes and food and facilities of UR, but we primarily live and go to school at a separate school. The UR has lots of very nice facilities and good food, but Eastman is lacking. It is so expensive and the food/living situations are less than ideal. It's an amazing music program that I am happy to be part of, but I find it hard to be happy with my surroundings.

ciara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The nursing program U of R is one of the best programs I have ever had the pleasure of being apart of. The professors and adm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The nursing program U of R is one of the best programs I have ever had the pleasure of being apart of. The professors and admissions staff truly care about the students, they do everything possibly to help. The classes and the way we are taught is truly amazing, they teach you who to be prepared for every possibility. It's truly a place where you can lean on your fellow students and create a bond with them. U of R is school would recommend to anyone.

T
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As someone who is looking to finish a degree a bit faster than usual, it's tough dealing with the administration. They're not...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As someone who is looking to finish a degree a bit faster than usual, it's tough dealing with the administration. They're not very flexible and you have to petition to do anything unusual. But if you're looking for that full, four-year college experience this is a good place.

Dalanie
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I love it! It's my dream school. I attend the Eastman School of Music, the renowned music school at the University of Rochest...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! It's my dream school. I attend the Eastman School of Music, the renowned music school at the University of Rochester. In my time at Eastman, I would definitely want to pursue a further education of African American History. The courses within this major also cover the elements of music, art, religion, and oppression of the black community extensively. Social justice, awareness, and familiarity with my culture are all things that are extremely important to me, and studying them alongside music would help me grow into a well-rounded, compassionate, and intellectual person.

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I haven't explored enough, but I would rather go to a different school with a better engineering program. This is a good plac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I haven't explored enough, but I would rather go to a different school with a better engineering program. This is a good place for academics only - especially if you are looking towards pre-med. I never expected such few things to do here in upstate NY. It gets cold, the city is more dangerous than most (found out later on), and we aren't a party school or have much spirit for sports. You want education, you get education.

Genessis
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Rochester is a welcoming campus with great and rigorous academics. The students here are all in for learning no...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Rochester is a welcoming campus with great and rigorous academics. The students here are all in for learning nothing but the best. Everyone is super friendly and eager to help you if they can. The area surrounding campus can be sometimes questionable but thats around every college campus. The academics here are often compared to that of a top tier college and this college is one of the most welcoming student bodies I have ever met. I am so excited for my next years here!

Kristie
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University of Rochester has a wide array of academic courses ranging from the arts to the most technical sciences. Similarly,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Rochester has a wide array of academic courses ranging from the arts to the most technical sciences. Similarly, the campus life is diverse with people from around the globe and extracurricular activities to please everyone. Although it is not the largest university, it offers Greek life, division three sports teams and a plethora of musical and other artistic outlets.

Alma
What I like most about UofR?

I love the environment and sense of home around here. Orientation was so much fun! People are for the most part really nice!...

What I like most about UofR?

I love the environment and sense of home around here. Orientation was so much fun! People are for the most part really nice! There are always activities going on that give me a sense of belonging! This morning the dining hall worker asked me to smile because I would sure see better days! The other day a librarian greeted me and wished me luck on my studying! It's really great to talk to advisers, upperclassmen, professors, and alumni about my track, because they are so positive and will stand by this school no matter what! UR home:)

Ling
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Ling, You’re determined to start anew. This is where you’ll recreate yourself. You can explore any interest and whim you...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Ling, You’re determined to start anew. This is where you’ll recreate yourself. You can explore any interest and whim you like from the hundreds of classes available. They call you a liberal arts scholar, and you’re in high hopes. And most importantly, your future will simply come to you. You’ll figure it out by the end. So you think. I admire your enthusiasm, but you also need grit and strategy. Know that college is difficult, and you’ll struggle. Know that after college you are expected to jump into job market, and you need to be prepared. You might get away with the first year of indecision, but you must focus on developing desirable, hard skills. I’ll give you some examples: finance, computer science, and statistics. Get internships, real internships, start early on applications and network. No one told you this until it was too late. Even if someone did, maybe you wouldn’t pay much mind. But I’m urging you, because I know you. Good luck.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about myself and what I needed to do. About the school, I wish I'd known that its Studio Arts department does not teach traditional art technique. Visual arts are small at this school and taught more abstractly. Wish I'd known that Environmental Sciences are within the same department as Geology. Wish I'd known that Environmental Studies is much less structured and therefore less favorable than Environmental Science. I wish Environmental Studies wasn't even an option.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Research opportunities in the sciences, especially for engineering and biology students, robust biomedical engineering program and engineering in general, plenty of extracurricular opportunities, intelligent and critical people, strong economics program, Take 5 (fifth year tuition-free option), more flexibility choosing non-major classes and electives, beautiful campus in the spring, summer and fall, good libraries, campus is a good size

Chiamaka
What are the academics like at your school?

The best thing about this school is that everything could be so easy, if you weren't an engineering major or on a pre-med tra...

What are the academics like at your school?

The best thing about this school is that everything could be so easy, if you weren't an engineering major or on a pre-med track. These intended studies have a mandatory curriculum, so while the school boasts that you can slap together a proposal of study and show how each is relevant to your end-goal, you can't make up your own chemical engineering major. Besides that, forget how smart you thought you were, and prepare to be humbled by your peers. Besides just here, but in life there will always be some one who knows what you don't. There is competition, as there should be, but it isn't cut-throat, and if anything it promotes learning, collaboration, and trust. For lecture classes, participation isn't really expected, but in classes with a 10:1 student instructor ratio, your voice is expected to be heard.

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  • Enrollment
  • 6,177
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $45,372
  • Acceptance rate
  • 35%

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