Rochester Hills, MI
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2 College Senior

Facilities: The buildings look like a 1970's church and reception hall. I'm pretty sure the brick was whiter before now it's this ugly mustard yellow. The hallways are so narrow in the financial aid department only one person can fit in the hall at a time. The interior of the buildings look extremely old and outdated its embarrassing.The sports games are great to be a part of because we are known for our great soccer team!

2 College Senior

Facilities: Rochester College isn't a very big school at all. The campus itself you could almost pass right by and miss it because it's so small and looks like random buildings from the 1970's. I don't attend the Rochester College campus I attend an off-campus extended learning center for my classes.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Rochester College does a very good job of maintaining their grounds and buildings. The facilities are constantly cleaned and taken care of. We have a beautiful nature trail behind the college which is kept in pristine condition!

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at Rochester College are pretty good. We have a student center where most of our students hang out and play pool or just talk and have a good time. Also we have a gym where our sports teams practice in and where intramurals have games in. The gym is a really good place for our teams to hold practices in.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Rochester College has a great campus feel. Although it is a small campus, there are may areas to hangout. There is an activities center, a juice bar, a few study areas as well as a common area in each dorm building. The library is a great quiet place to study. There are also rooms available for group studies. There are tutor labs available. There are a few organizations to join, but not as many as at the larger schools. But if you can organize more that 2 people, you can organize a club of your choice. Because of a 18credit semesters, I do not currently belong to any club. But my roommate does and she has a blast.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 533rd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 592nd
    Best Library
  • 622nd
    Best Student Centers
  • 934th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1246th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher Currie
Gary, Indiana
Mass Communications/Broadcasting
Grad Year
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The Utley-McCauley Student Center on the main campus is a popular gathering place for students. There is a wide lounge area with a study area, a game area with ping-pong and pool tables, and a TV area with plenty of chairs for relaxing. There is also a sink/pantry area with a microwave for simple foods preparation.

Students also tend to gather at the Isom Atrium, where you'll find the "Solid Rock" coffee bar and a Wi-Fi enabled lounge area. The Utley Center houses the CHILL center and ACE lab and is a common place for students to meet with groups, study, or improve academic skills.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
74 acres
Student Centers
Utley Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Ham Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Atrium Café
  • Residence halls
  • Utley Student Center
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Atrium Café is open everyday and includes coffee items among the snacks and beverages served.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
There may be "green-based" student clubs and service groups that operate on campus. Check with student government or your residence hall adviser.
School Slang
CEL: Center for Extended Learning. This is the academic program that oversees adult non-traditional students at Rochester College. Virtually all CEL students are commuters.
  • Celebration: An annual spring event that is an all-day program featuring student-led music, singing, acting, and dancing.
  • Chapel Service: Less a tradition than an official requirement for traditional undergraduate students, they must participate in weekly chapel/church services as a part of life at Rochester College.
  • Christmas Events: While the campus is officially closed for Christmas break, there are a number of Christmas-season events that take place, including community service projects. See residence hall advisers and other faculty for more details.
  • Halloween Events: There is usually a Halloween party every year on campus. Other events, such as hayrides, may also be planned on a year-by-year basis.
  • Homecoming: Every fall, there is a Homecoming week based around campus sporting events, including a Homecoming Social, where a king and queen are crowned.
  • Student Programs: Every academic year, there is an assortment of student programming events, including voluntary field trips, plays, sporting events, concerts, seminars, and other special events geared toward students.
Favorite Things To Do
Students participate in varsity sports, intramural sports, theater (whether theater majors or not), ministry and Bible-study activities, bicycle riding, nature trail hiking, and visiting non-profit facilities for volunteerism. Downtown Rochester is the most immediate city for an assortment of retail, restaurant, and other activities.
Student Newspaper
The Shield
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Ministry/Chapel service is a big part of campus life, and assorted students are involved in various leadership capacities. The RC Connect is an online-based campus magazine dedicated to various aspects of life at Rochester College. This includes listings for any type of special events or student organization gatherings.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • Rochester students have access to select discounted rates for out of town travel via YTB Travel Services.
  • There are community-service clubs that organize on campus for work projects in the metropolitan area.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 21 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 32% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 53% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 11% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 13% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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