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The best thing about U of R is the size. The number number of students, I feel, is perfect, and the campus size is also perfe...
The best thing about U of R is the size. The number number of students, I feel, is perfect, and the campus size is also perfect. It's not so small I feel trapped, and not so large that I feel lost. Most people think you're really smart if you go to U of R. Whenever I tell people, they usually gasp and say, "Wow, you must be really smart!" I usually just shrug it off and say "I guess...." It sometimes feels awkward. I spent most of my time in my dorm building, on my floor (until it got nice out).
I love all the people on campus. Most people always hold doors open for the next person, and most people seem, overall, considerate. Most of the students look nice when going to class, as opposed to sloppy and dirty. Everyone seems well put together, and most seem comfortable in their surroundings.
Sadly, I would say yes
I really like the professors at U of R because I feel like they enjoy what they are teaching. They are always enthusiastic, no matter how boring I think the subject is. Most of my classes have been large, too large for a professor to know who I am; but this doesn't really bother me. Studying and reading pretty much takes over your life... It was rare that there was a time when there wasn't something i should be reading. It was manageable though, once you organize your time.
I was on the Dive team, and it was really overwhelming. I found I was spending 30+ hours doing something for the team. Since U of R is a D-III school, i thought it was a bit extreme. I felt really comfortable around my dorm, and if i was in my room the door was always open. (I had a very social floor)
That everyone who goes to U of R is either really smart or really rich
The best thing about the U of R I would say is the student body. They are some of the most interesting people you will ever ...
The best thing about the U of R I would say is the student body. They are some of the most interesting people you will ever meet and though the U of R does not focus on "well-roundedness" (with one required course, Freshman writing) they generally are knowledgeable about a lot of different areas and will spark some interesting conversations. Also, the cluster system is great. Short explanation: there are three areas of learning, the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities, you major in one and cluster (take three related courses) in the other two. I am a physics and astronomy major (natural sci) with clusters in Hinduism (humanity) and Anthropology (social sci). The cluster system allows you to take classes you enjoy, and still learn a lot about them. If you never want to take math again, you don't have to, for me it was history. The biggest complaint is parking, frankly their assholes, if you pull up next to your dorm and leave your car their with the flashers on and run in to get something by the time you are out theirs a $50 ticket on your car. Usually if its your first time they'll let you off but after that you're on your own. Also, it's like $300 per semester to park your car in a lot that is like a mile away from your dorm. IMO don't bring a car, there are buses they can get you most anywhere and other people with cars or Zipcars to rent, you don't need it
The U of R has some of the most attractive women I have ever seen, along with the men. Most people are open to all sorts of differences, I've only ever encountered one overtly zealous conservative Christian in my time here, she was a sweet heart but I knew she was probably not cool with some of my friends sexual preferences. Lots of different types of students interact, the only issues I've faced is some economic gaps many people here are from very wealthy families (Westchester, northern Jersey, Philly areas) and being from your typical middle class family its strange to me to hear of students getting $300 a month allowances (for what? who knows?) and not having to work. I think its a great experience to be friends with and interact with these people, for both of us, so we can see what different people live like in the world but some times I feel left out or resentful.
1) It is cold, December through March, no denying that. On the plus side, it makes you study more. Also, its not too bad if you prepare yourself well: layers, a good wind-breaking winter coat, boots, gloves, you'll be all set. 2) I'd like to say we work hard and party harder. If you want to study all the time you can, if you want to party all the time you also can do that, everyone finds their own balance that suits them. 3) Though many of us are science/engineering majors and would proudly sport the title of nerd, we are definitely the coolest nerds you will ever meet. I'm a physics and astronomy major and a TI (classifying me as a class A nerd) who is also a DJ and has a passion for people watching (some call it anthropology). Just come to campus and talk to some people and you will see that we are nerdy enough to be good at what we do but are people savvy enough to talk to you about what we do and love.
I took a class called "Storytelling in the Indian Tradition" and we read folk tales and fairy tales from all different religions and cultures in India and wrote two papers about them. It was amazing, the professor was amazing (Brooks) and it inspired my cluster in Hinduism. On the topic of class sizes it depends on your major, if you're a bio major you'll have 200+ student classes until about your second semester sophomore year, if you're a Physics and Astronomy major like myself, you'll rarely have a class thats above 40 students unless its a math class. My intro astro class was 11 students(4 were girls) and the second level was 5 students (4 were girls). I love the U of R because I don't feel like they are training me to become just another cog in the machine of the working world, they truly want you to use this time as time for yourself to learn what you want to learn for the sake of learning and joy of knowledge. Though at the same time I do feel as if I will be able to get a job when I graduate or find a grad school. Theres a great career center that helped me apply to REU programs and made over my resume.
Steven Colbert is coming this fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20% of students are involved with Greek life.
1) It's cold. 2) They study all the time. 3)They are all science nerds.
Rochester's campus is absolutely gorgeous. There are a ton of things to do both on and off campus. The university is the pe...
Rochester's campus is absolutely gorgeous. There are a ton of things to do both on and off campus. The university is the perfect size, not too small and not too big. It is very easy to get invovled and truly makes the college experience even better. Everyone is very friendly and you do not just feel like a number at the University of Rochester.
Rochester is actually quite diverse and truly everyone is accepted. I don't think anyone would feel out of place; people at Rochester are very down to earth.
Yes and no. It is hard, but if you work hard and do your best it is definitely doable. Also one of the great things is balance of studying and having fun; at Rochester we truly have the perfect balance.
The curriculum at Rochester is what makes this university so unique. Having no required, general education classes is great! At Rochester it truly is about opportunity and exploring things for yourself.
There really is an endless amount of activities/clubs to join or participate in. There is always something going on on campus. Athletic events are fairly popular, espescially our men's basketball, however theater, speaker, and entertainment are just as prevalent and popular on campus.
That it is an extremely hard school and all we do is study.
The Rochester student body is like a gigantic family. You have your best friends who are like your immediate family, your acq...
The Rochester student body is like a gigantic family. You have your best friends who are like your immediate family, your acquaintances who are like the cousins you see during the holidays, and the people you walk by everyday and have no idea who they are. Those people are like your great uncle twice removed who lives across the country; you've never met him but you would do anything for him, because he's family.
Toward the middle of Spring semester I went to my British Literature professor and confessed that I was completely lost in the class and basically had no idea what was going on. She sat down with me once a week and we went over the material, and after a while I started getting higher marks and actually participating in class. Going above and beyond for their students is typical for Rochester professors.
FOOD SUCKS!!! Students are awesome. There seems to be somewhat of a lack of school pride in our athletic programs. Students a...
FOOD SUCKS!!! Students are awesome. There seems to be somewhat of a lack of school pride in our athletic programs. Students and people are amazing, they are the main reason I love the school so much, without the people that Rochester seems to accept and those that enroll, the school would not be that good. The students work very hard, and party harder :). The school and surrounding back end of the University is very decent and beautiful in the spring which unfortunately is like only the last 5 weeks of school if that, the city of Rochester, is depressing and pitiful, especially coming from a city like NYC. Without a car, and the right people, you might want to transfer your first semester, or worse! However, stick out the tough winter and harsh first semester, and many would agree, that UR grows on you, and once the year is over, you'll realize how great of time you really are having and how much you can't wait for the upcoming year. Its great!...Not everyday, week, month or even year will be glamorous, exciting and completely, insanely fun, but the rewards are far greater when you get over the humps and truly experience a good time with some people who can undoubtedly become your friends for life, with a top tier degree.
Most people at UR are very open to different types of people and interactions with those, not of the same "kind" are very common. However, there does seem to be a division between minority groups, and the different majorities of the campus as units, not as individuals. There are numerous individuals who branch out and make diversity at UR positive and unique of an experience, but a small percentage, are closed minded ans stick to people of their own, racial, within, socio-economic, religious etc, groups. I think college is taking a step outside of our comfort zone,a and exploring and appreciating the world around you wherever, you may attend.Most people @ UR follow the same idea or something like that, but there is a small percentage that still are living in the past so to speak.
College is about finding yourself. UR definitely helps that process, although not the biggest or craziest of places. UR is a very great place, but its not for everyone and that is ok. If you find out its not for you, move on. But one thing or suggestion to anyone considering UR or any college,, is if possible, stick out at least a year, you wont believe what a different a year makes. HAVE FUN, I'M HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE., YOU SHOULD TOO
Mostly True. Somewhat True. School is, most students not really. TRUE TRUE Mostly/Somewhat True, majors dictate certain requirements and for engineer students FALSE TRUE TRUE
Academics are the driving force behind the University, and they are top notch. Students are very very involved in various academic activities and intellectual conversations all year long. The University recently won the Collegiate Quiz Bowl National Championship among other national achievements in academics over past years. But on a more, day to day level, UR students are very supportive and helpful of one another. We constantly are pushing each other to do better, while rarely ever putting anyone down. Its a very positive atmosphere, to have a bunch of young adults living some of their greatest years together striving for the same goals, with constant help and support wherever you turn, its very rewarding and mind boggling. However at times, you may want to kill yourself with the amount of work you will have, regardless of your major. It si all about time management. If you don't study enough, and enough is not HS enough its serious study time, one will either fail out due to apathy or in serious distress all semester, and will not take in the complete experience and opportunity at hand of being around such great people in college. However is one studies too much, one might want to throw themselves over the Genesse Bridge or completely unhappy with life, due to lack of social interactions. TIME MANAGEMENT..PROCRASTINATION WILL DESTROY YOU. I've been on both extremes of the spectrum and neither is fun at all. Once one develops that collegiate time management, the sky is the limit.
THE BIGGEST THING ABOUT COLLEGE, your social life. Yeah, everyone goes to school to get a good education and graduate, but theres much more time than you think to do, SOMETHING other than study and go to classes. (MAKE SURE YOU GO TO YOUR CLASSES AND STUDY THOUGH). "You will learn so much more outside of the classroom, on day to day interactions with other people,than you will ever learn in a classroom while your in college". Humans are social beings, and college is one of the quintessential aspects of a young adults social life. Everyone likes to have fun, and everyone likes to have friends. Simply put, if you want to drink in college, You WILL drink much more than you ever thought you could or should. If you want to hook up with someone, play your cards right the opportunity is there. Mommy and Daddy are no longer around watching your every move. You want go to church and worship you can. Basically you can do anything you want to, just know that every action has a consequence whether good or bad. But if your in this University you already know that or will definitely find out soon enough, but we are all adults so have fun, take care of your business and enjoy the ride. Its time to see who you really are, and who you will shape out to be. COLLEGE IS GREAT, just find you niche, whether it be with a mate, a sport, a club, a group of friends, a combination of different things. Whatever, you find your niche' and you'll have the time of your life! FOR REAL
There are a lot of Jews. They are Cornell rejects. They are loaded with money. The weather is disgusting and gray all the time. Majority of the student is very nice kind people. Your free to take anything you want. Its a small research university with a lot of opportunities. Weather can make you depressed and nearly suicidal.
Socially, Rochester has great potential. However, there is no college town, thus, there is no one area where students go to ...
Socially, Rochester has great potential. However, there is no college town, thus, there is no one area where students go to party and relax on the weekends. Social events sprawl all over campus, from the frat quad to the dangerous streets of the 19th Ward (don't go there alone, day or night). So, you and your friends will usually end up in the same place, cycling through the same people every weekend. Here are things I wish I had known about the social life: Go out a lot during freshman orientation, to several different places. Try the frat quad, try the frat in the 19th ward, and try to see if any of the sports teams are having parties. Meet lots of people and make lots of connections. Work hard on making closer ties with people that you get along well with. Don't get stuck in a social rut early on--it only gets increasingly harder to get out.
If one were to walk into the Douglas Dining Hall on a Tuesday evening, this is what they would likely find: A group of very tall and attractive guys sit leisurely around a large rectangular table. An aura of confidence (read: supersized ego) radiates off of them. Occasionally, a few attractive girls sift in and out of the group. This would be the basketball team. Four tables are pushed together to make one large table. Forty girls are seated together, all sporting shirts with their sorority's letters. It's a Alpha Delta Sigma Kappa dinner night. Sisters only. Several tables are pushed together to form one long table. At this makeshift banquet table sit thirty gaunt guys and girls, still dressed in their running attire. These people run cross country and track. They keep to themselves, in the loudest way possible. The guys make fun of the girls for eating too much. To the left is a round table, with all but one of its seven seats occupied. Six suite mates enjoy their meals as they go over plans for a party they are throwing in their common room. Two are greek-affiliated, one plays soccer, and the other three dance. Notebly, a occupants of these four table groups hail from various backgrounds. Many are white, and some are black, hispanic, asian, indian, or maybe something else. Some come from money, others are there on a scholarship or financial aid.
University of Rochester students are usually not attractive. If they are, they are either a jerk, taken, or psycho.
They can be very accurate if you do not make active attempts early on to be social. A lot of times it depends on who lives on your freshman floor or hall. It is likely that you will become very close with these people. However, only two of the girls on my all-female freshman hall became friends with me. Other halls (especially coeds) were more outgoing, and I can see that they are still close friends to this day. "Why is Mary-Sue hanging out with the basketball team?" "Oh, they lived on the same freshman hall." Many people, especially girls, choose to join a Greek organization. It is often these organizations that set up parties and bar nights. However, there are many other organizations on campus that allow for social interaction as well. And yes, a lot of the time, people will say "I can't, I have to study."
The Rochester name continues to gain more prestige each academic year. It is an excellent school. However, many of the professors do not seem involved with the students. Some are there to do research, and teaching takes the back burner for these professors. Students study quite often, especially those with hard majors (BME, Biology, Math, Poli Sci, Economics). As an Economics major, I did not study as much as I could of or should of. However, it is the easiest of the harder majors. All this studying results in a lot of library time. Usually, students go to the library in groups of two or more and camp out for a while with their books, food, etc. It's almost a social event, which almost makes library time fun. But not quite. The career center is a joke. After they helped me revise my resume and cover letter, I sent both to several companies, hoping I would score an internship for the summer. I only had one interview, during which my potential boss told me that the format of my resume was sloppy and needed work. As a college grad, I could not get an internship.
Since I've covered a lot of these topics in my other answers, I guess I will cover the dating scene. I made a big mistake. I went to the same college as my high school sweetheart. This can work out once in a great while--I've seen it work! However, as a result, I spent most of my freshman year sheltered and bored. So, if you do happen to be single, I can only give you advice about dating from your sophomore year onward. First, being single is usually a good thing in college. Unless you meet the perfect person that treats you the way you deserve to be treated, don't get into a relationship. That being said, do not be promiscuous either. UR is a smaller school than many, and word travels fast. You will probably end up hooking up with or dating so-and-so's ex, and you will probably run into so-and-so on campus more than you like. You will see your past hookups almost daily--or maybe not at all, depending on your schedule. Here's how hookups often happen. You are at a party, you're reallllly drunk, and you and a classmate from writing class end up dancing. You end up making out, you go back to the room...you get the picture. It might become more than a one-time thing, but probably not. Men at UR do not take girls on a lot of dates. If they do, it is probably because they needed a date to their frat formal.
Generally, Rochester, or UR if you will, is considered very academic. There are a plethora of science majors, and they study a lot. People don't go out a lot, and it is hard to make friends. Just tonight, I met a random person from another school who noted that going Greek was the only chance at a social life at UR.
One thing I would chage about Rochester is the "life" of the city directly around the campus. The university is practically ...
One thing I would chage about Rochester is the "life" of the city directly around the campus. The university is practically an island... surrounding by a cemetery and the Genesee River. There are times when I really wish we could have a Park Ave atmosphere closer than a bus ride away.
The student body is probably my favorite part about being a Rochester student. It's a big enough school where you don't know everyone, but small enough for you to have friends in common with every single student. And ALL the students are so full of life and such a riot... I Love it!
Only Monday through Friday
Academics at Rochester are so versatile. This past semester I took a music class entirely on the Beatles while taking a class on the Crusades to fulfill my writing requirement... your choices are endless!
There is always so much to do on friday and saturday nights... student preformances are probably the number one thing happening, and if that's not happening you will find something to do... whether it be hanging out with friends on or off campus or doing the stereotypical college party.
That all Rochester students are geeky book worms.
UR is awesome because even though it's Division 3 for sports, all of the teams are amazing and compete at a very high level. ...
UR is awesome because even though it's Division 3 for sports, all of the teams are amazing and compete at a very high level. And there is a lot of school spirit.. lots of people support the teams. The school is a great size. I like that I can walk around and still see a lot of people I know, at bigger schools I would rarely have that. But also there are still many more people to meet, so it isn't like I know everyone. The city of Rochester is not as great as I thought it would be going into it, but I still do not know very much about it and I'm looking forward to doing so.
I don't really think any students would feel out of place at Rochester. There are all different types of people at the school and many different groups and programs to get everyone involved. I really hate the question about racial experiences because I just accept all people for who they are, no matter their race, religion, etc. As long as I get along with the person, its all good. And I get along with many of the people at UR. At the dining hall I don't really notice anyone besides my friends who I'm sitting with. We're always the loudest, most obnoxious ones, laughing so loud with everyone staring at us: we just like to have a good time. No one ever gives us dirty looks, but just looks and laughs cause we're always having a good time.
Do not choose a roommate, get assigned one randomly.
Yeah, even though I'm not really. But its cool cause everyone still knows how to party and have a good time.
The classes at UR vary greatly. Most of my classes are lecture halls, and for them I sit way in the back and rarely participate. But for the few classes that are small for me, the teachers do know my name and I usually participate more than anyone else in those classes. I love my American Sign Language class because I have a lot of fun doing that and you really always need to be paying attention and participating. I hated Chemistry because there were about 400 people in the class and the professor read straight from his power point. I actually stopped going to that class and just going to the recitations because that is where we learned all of the math, and the math was the only thing on the tests. I wound up doing pretty well in the class so I'm glad I stopped wasting my time. A lot of UR students talk about classes outside of class, I am definitely not one of them; once I'm out of the class, I don't want to think about it until the next class. I also never talk to the teachers except my sign language teacher.. well I sign to him so. He was my favorite teacher and we signed a lot outside of class, I always enjoyed it. I actually only can think of a few jobs that I would like to do, and Rochester does not have the majors required for them, but Rochester will give me such a good education and is respected so much by people that I definitely want to stay. Also the fact that I may be able to create one of these majors really helps.
Usually the most popular events on campus are basketball games and fraternity parties. Our basketball program was ranked number one in the nation for D3 sports this year. Although our girls and boys teams had the exact same record this year, mostly everyone just shows up for the boys games, which is normal. I myself played on JV this year and went to pretty much all of the games that I could make- boys and girls. A lot of students leave their doors open in the halls; pretty much the only time I did though was to have dance parties with myself and blast the music. Pretty much everyone dates on campus, not so much dates but hooks up even if they really never did before. Its just such a chance to be free. Like if you want to go out and meet up with someone at 3 am on a Monday.. you can do it.. and you don't have to tell anyone where you're going. My closest friends are all from basketball or are a couple girls in my hall.. my roommate in particular. I didn't really like her much at first but now she's actually the best friend I've ever had. I'm going back to Rochester next weekend to visit her and stay with her. I would suggest rooming randomly and not with a friend or someone you met online. Everyone who got a roommate randomly wound up having a great time while the others usually had more problems. If I'm awake at 2 am on a Tuesday, it's probably because me and my roommate were going crazy and just talking all night. The biggest tradition each year is D-Day. It's basically a day where you wake up and start drinking. Pretty much everyone is passed out by like 4 pm. It's really awesome, but we actually almost lost it this year, but we got it back. People party pretty much only the weekends, although by the end of the year more people party during the week. Saturday nights you can still go out and not drink, there is always music and dancing so it would never really be weird. Off campus there are bar parties that are hosted by frats or sororities and you can get in over or under.
Everyone is really nerdy and smart.
Rochester is the perfect size in the perfect town. Being in a school that has around 5,000 students insures that everywhere ...
Rochester is the perfect size in the perfect town. Being in a school that has around 5,000 students insures that everywhere you go is someone that you know and like but you are constantly meeting more and more people. Sure, the city of Rochester is not known for being a great American city, but it is full of clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, activities, and other options that are catered towards college students. You are able to get a campus feeling- spend time in Wilson Commons hanging out in Starbucks or one of the lounges, party on the frat quad, live in a dorm with tons of other kids always around and ready to meet new people, sit on one of the quads when it is warm out and people watch, read, or study- but the city is full of places to go when you get cabin fever. There are free buses to get anywhere in the city that you want to go. (We do have quite a long, snowy winter though!)
Our students are incredibly diverse. They vary in race, religion, economic status, where they are from, but also in their personalities. You have the girls who wear leggings, uggs, and big T-shirts with Tiffany jewelery to the girls in sports jerseys, jeans, and sneakers, to those in tie-dye T-shirts, ripped jeans, and Birkenstocks. What we all tend to have in common is that we are laid back. We all are intelligent and studious, but relaxed and enjoy having fun. You must be intelligent to fit in at Rochester and be chill and relaxed.
I honestly have loved my experience at the University of Rochester. I have made best friends, had an awesome time, joined great clubs, got published in the lit mag, and have of course learned a lot. The University isn't for everyone, so take a tour and then walk around a little bit. If you feel at home, then come. Ignore what people say about the weather or the city because it isn't as bad as people make it out to be. The city has everything a college student could need (except very good shopping. The malls are terrible. But I'm from northern Jersey where we have every store that you could possibly want and you could always venture into NYC if we don't) and the weather isn't that terrible. Snow is fun in college because you don't have to drive or shovel and you can make snowmen and forts instead of doing your work. Plus, we have a tunnel system so you don't have to venture into the cold too often. Like I said, take a tour and walk around. If you feel at home, come. If not, then that's ok. There is a school for everyone.
The students are laid back and enjoy going well in their classes, but the party scene is there and everyone knows how to have fun.
I am a double major in English and Political Science. Our political science department is one of the best in the country and I have enjoyed every class I have taken so far. English is smaller, but still a great department as a whole. I did take one class in the English department that I hated. The professor was visiting and ultimately was not asked back though, so I am hoping that it was a fluke. In Rochester, we have an open curriculum, so you do not have to take any classes that you don't want to. We have a cluster program instead. You must take 3 classes that work together in 3 categories: Natural Sciences, Arts/Humanities, and Social Sciences. However, you major in one of these categories, so you end up taking classes in two of the categories. I am double majoring, so both my arts/humanities and social sciences clusters are covered by my majors and I only have to do a cluster in natural sciences. I think this is a better program than just having to take a class in science, a class in math, an art class, etc. because you truly learn about a subject instead of just taking "rocks for jocks." I would rather not have to take anything that I don't want to, though.
Everyone at Rochester is friendly and you can always find someone to hang out with. In dorms, the doors are always open and people always smile and want to meet new people. Anything you could want to do, we have a club for and if we don't, it is easy to make one. Athletics are not very popular to watch except for our basketball games because those teams are actually good! Guest speakers (like Bill Nye!!) are always well attended and so are our performance (theater, singing, dancing, etc.) groups. Every year we have various festivals like Yellow Jacket Weekend (carnival rides, free food, cool free stuff, bands, etc.), Meliora Weekend (homecoming, alumni, and parents weekend all in one), and Dandelion Day (carnival rides, bands, free food, and drinking starting at 8am). They are all lots of fun and great traditions. There are parties every week. The frat quad is usually open with free beer (at some schools you have to buy cups at parties or are charged an entrance fee, etc. but at our frat quad and off campus frats, the drinks, music, and fun are all free!) and bar parties at clubs for 18 and older are thrown by groups and sororities weekly. You can always take a bus or taxi out to a bar or club if you want. There are things to do if you don't want to party too. There are performances, guest speakers, big bands, $2 movies, and the city to go into (restaurants, college coffee cafes, the Eastman School of Music and all of their performances, the Museum of Play, concerts/events in the city, etc.)
I went into the school expecting nerdy, studious students and not much of a party scene. The students seemed very laid back.
The best thing about Rochester, hands down, is the curriculum. That is the reason I came to the school. We get to study wha...
The best thing about Rochester, hands down, is the curriculum. That is the reason I came to the school. We get to study what we love immediately and throughout our time at Rochester. I think this makes students love learning. It certainly made me love my time at Rochester, at least academically. My second-favorite quality of Rochester is the library. For a book lover like me, it truly is like a second best friend. I wish I had not had so much assigned reading so that I could have had more time to peruse the stacks.
For what most would label a "white" school, I feel that Rochester is reasonably diverse. Financially, many students are from wealthy backgrounds, but more students are supporting themselves than many people realize. What I love best is the fact that while many students may come from prosperous families, you would never know it to look at them. No popped collars, no prada bags--just plain, normal, jeans-wearing kids going to class in whatever feels comfortable.
Senior Week rocks. Three cheers for busing seniors to and from events so there is no risk of drunk driving. Great planning on the part of the college, especially because 21+ students don't always want to be stuck on campus!
To an extent. There is a predominance of science and medical-driven students at UR. However, these students often branch out and/or change their majors, and many other departments are equally good, if not better.
The smaller the classes, the better. I wish I had had more seminar classes, which was a sacrifice I made when I chose to come to a medium-sized school rather than a teensy-tinsy liberal arts school. However, the resources at Rochester are definitely good for its size, and I feel that the professors do their best even in lecture classes to give a personalized experience.
Sports teams are as close-knit as sororities. D-day is the biggest tradition of the year, so much so that even though the university tried to do away with it in 2008, the student organizations raised money and volunteer support to make it happen. From ballet to breakdancing to ocapella groups to improv comedy to juggling, students can get involved in pretty much any activity that interests them.
That we're all pre-med and science-oriented.
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