University of Rochester Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at University of Rochester? Is this stereotype accurate?

Steve

The stereotype is that the students at U of R are socially awkward. In fact, we were ranked one of the most socially awkward Universities in the nation. I would say that the stereotype is fairly accurate. The vast majority of students are socially awkward and do not do much partying. There is a vocal minority, however, which creates what little social scene we do have at the University. Greek life is pretty much the only thing keeping that social aspect of student life afloat.

Madeline

The students are nerds and are only interested in studying the sciences, but this is not true!

Madeline

The students are nerds and are only interested in studying the sciences.

Daniel

Alot of people think that UR is filled with socially awkward kids. I think that while this might be true, it paints a picture of UR that isn't quite accurate. Most students don't spend all of their time playing video games and studying alone in the library. We might not be the most suave and almost all of us have a nerdy side, but this is really something to be expected at a university of this caliber.

Daniel

Alot of people think that UR is filled with socially awkward kids. I think that while this might be true, it paints a picture of UR that isn't quite accurate. Most students don't spend all of their time playing video games and studying alone in the library. We might not be the most suave and almost all of us have a nerdy side, but this is really something to be expected at a university of this caliber.

Ben

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Orkhan

A general strereotype of students in our school is that everyone is different, somehow. A typical University of Rochester student, is actually the one that is different from everyone else, however, every one in here is passionate about learning and being part of their organizations.

Jacob

As so eliquontly stated at last year's commencement, Rochester is characterized by many "Party-Nerds." Rochester is full of people who are deeply devoted to their academics and schoolwork. From engineering, to pre-meds and pre-business, Rochester students always keep academics at the highest priority. However, come the weekend or when mid-terms are over, students also know how to let loose and have a good time. This allows for a dynamic campus that is never dull, but also allows the necessary time to get quality work done. I believe this stereotype to be very accurate.

Ben

Most of U of R students are nerds, and we're proud of it. For example, when bathroom stalls are defaced it's more likely than not some sort of chemistry pun. Also, we have a ton of a capella groups on campus that are nationally recognized. While our football games don't draw much of a crowd, the Midnight Ramblers sell out all of their shows.

willie

It's totally true. Students here are smart-and know how to work and do a lot of it. The libraries can be more packed then the frats sometimes. That's not to say that we don't know how to have fun-just we know when to buckle down when we need to. It's a great working and learning environment, actually.