Rochester, NY
University of Rochester


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Leah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There was a flexible curriculum allowing you to take classes you were interested in rather than required courses. The campus ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There was a flexible curriculum allowing you to take classes you were interested in rather than required courses. The campus was beautiful also isolated from the city with beautiful scenery and bike trails and a river for the crew team. Yet the campus was a short distance from the city's best attractions.

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

I'd advise doing thorough research on potential schools and visititing schools. During your visit, interact with current students and possibly professors, and bring a list of questions with you. Find out as much as you can about student life on campus, academic cirriculum, and extracirricular activities. Then weigh the school's advantages and disadvantages based on what's important to you. A strong personal essay can be very advantageous at many schools, so put a lot of effort into it and make sure it reflects who you are and your pursuits. Also, apply to schools "safety schools", several schools that seem like a "good fit" (sufficiently academically challening), and then a few "reach" schools. Most importantly, don't not apply to a school you want to go to just because you're afraid of getting rejected or someone says you can't. My guidance counselor in high school said that I would never get into my best fit school because "people from here don't go to places like that." I not only got accepted but received several scholarships from the university. Know what you're capable and but don't ever let anyone cause you to doubt yourself.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is incredibly focused, can learn independently, interested in research, and has a strong sense of their career goals. U of R is particularly strong in the sciences, music, and research. The school courages students to pursue their studies beyond undergraduate studies and give back at a global level. The school is academically challenging and most people live on campus, creating a sense of community.

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

Take the time to find the right school for you. I was so ready to go to college, I accepted one that I wasn't that intereste...

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

Take the time to find the right school for you. I was so ready to go to college, I accepted one that I wasn't that interested in after I got rejected from my top choice. I wasn't very happy my freshman year and ended up transfering. I love the school I'm at now. It's the perfect size, atmosphere etc. for me. But I should have been here my whole four years. I should have taken a year or a semester to travel or work and find a place where I would really fit in. College can be a big change for some people, and there's no reason to rush it for someplace that's less than perfect for you. Take you time at school visits, go back a second time if you need to. Don't just settle for a school to get out of home and into college. Make sure you set yourself up for four years at your perfects school.

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

How close to an airport it was. I was really worried about not getting home from upstate NY, so I almost went to school closer to home (NC). The campus is a 5min ride to the airport, and the school runs shuttles. Its also a $10 cab ride to the airport or train station. Getting home couldn't be any easier.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I get tired of being cold. A lot of people fall in love with this school in July. You should really visit in January, so you know what it's going to be like. I love the snow and really love going sledding between classes, but if you don't like that, don't come here.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Rochester is best known for its science and engineering programs. It has some of the top research facilities in the country. ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Rochester is best known for its science and engineering programs. It has some of the top research facilities in the country. However, its liberal arts programs - though less well known - are also very strong. Many people associate Rochester with harsh winters. While it is true that the winters are long and snowy, the winter weather is not much different than anywhere else in the northeast.

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

A lot of time and energy goes into choosing the "right college." How big is it? Where is it located? Is it a party school? Does it provide adequate financial aid? What are its rankings? These are some of the questions that parents and students consider, tossing and turning, wanting so much to make the right choice. Ultimately, a student's college experience is what he or she makes of it. Students succeed best when they are happy. My school was not my first choice. In fact, I was miserable most of my freshman year. I thought about transferring, but after talking to my advisor I realized that going to a different school was not going to make me any happier. What I needed was to find my place and to find my passion. I am now going into the second semester of my senior year, and I couldn't be more satisfied with where I ended up.

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

I wish I'd known what a prominent role Greek life has on campus. The percentage of people directly involved with sororities and fraternities does not include people who go to their events.

Jazmine
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Eastman School of Music is known for it's elite training of gifted and talented musicians.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Eastman School of Music is known for it's elite training of gifted and talented musicians.

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

Research and preperation are the most important parts of finding the appropriate schools for a students needs. Start looking into schools about a year before starting college applications. In the months before applying the schools you have chosen should be looked at more thoroughly and probably reduced according to your personal interests. Starting applications early also helps to reduce stress and to keep your head clear. To make the most of your college experience keep focused on what you're studying and keep a close group friends.

What's unique about your campus?

At this school you learn how to survive withing the music world as well as learning the best skills for the field.

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

Talk to kids at the school who dont work for admissions. And meet upperclassmen.

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

Talk to kids at the school who dont work for admissions. And meet upperclassmen.

What's unique about your campus?

Friends I made on my team.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes to do fun things and be creative with their time. Also it gets really cold.

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

You need to visit the college in person, and already have an idea of what you want to major in (or something realistic for un...

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

You need to visit the college in person, and already have an idea of what you want to major in (or something realistic for undecided), in order to pick the school right for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who can manage their time between schoolwork and extracurricular activites. Looking for parties on the weekends.

What's unique about your campus?

The amount of research for the size of the student population. It landed me my first internship.

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

Students should visit the college, sit in on a class, meet with a couple professors, and stay the night in a dorm at every c...

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

Students should visit the college, sit in on a class, meet with a couple professors, and stay the night in a dorm at every college which they are seriously interested in attending. The size, location, and academic strengths of the college should cater to the student's personal preferences. A sad student is a poor student and a happy student tends to be more successful in school. Visting each school is important so that the student can get a feel of the dynamic of the campus. Asking questions is important. Are all the people outside or all in the library? Is there access to off-campus entertainment such as dining, outdoor activities, and music? Are students able to committ to a varsity team and still succeed academically? What kind of relationships do professors have with students? What opportunities does the college offer? The most important thing to remember is that the student is the customer and the school is running a business that is responsible for delivering a high quality education while also providing opportunities and lifestyles for maturing adults.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who aren't committed to working for their education.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who knows what they are interested in and have a passion for it.

Ian
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for the research professors and alumni who take major roles in society after they graduate.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for the research professors and alumni who take major roles in society after they graduate.

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

It's important to find the college that best fits what you want it to. There are plenty of schools out there that supply a range of ideals and curricula. You just have to find the one that best fits you. When you get to college be sure to make friends with everyone you meet including students, faculty, and other staff. Not only will you be happy with all the friends you've earned, but you will also benefit from those friends. Sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know that will allow you to get places. There are probably plenty of things to do on an average college campus, so get involved! If someone asks you if you want to join something give it a quick thought. If you think there is any possibility that you might want to do it, sign up, you have nothing to lose and you will probably have lots of fun and meet people. By far the most important thing to remember at college is, after you're done studying, remember that there's life outside of your dorm room and you just have to open the door to get there.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is that students can pick whatever classes they want to and aren't forced into classes they don't want to take.

Sylvia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being a small research university that comes up with really cool things. We came up with the HPV ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being a small research university that comes up with really cool things. We came up with the HPV Vaccine, we have the best optics program in the United States, and one of the best Political Science programs in the world. We also have an amazing Religion program, and we can take classes at the Eastman School of Music, the best music conservatory in the country.

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

Make sure that you take this choice seriously cuz you're stuck wherever you want to go for 4 years. Take your time, and you'll know when you visit the school whether or not it's right for you. Just make sure it IS right for you. Dont worry so much about rankings but rather how it feels to you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is extremely social and NEEDS alot of different things to do every single weekend should consider going someone else. Also, someoe who does not want to take their academics seriously and just wants a degree instead of genuinely wanting ot learn should not come here. Anyone who is not intrinsically motivated to learn. Anyone who does not like the cold.

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