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Reviews 1071 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many unique experiences available on campus that make this school special. Some of my favorites are discussion days at the interfaith chapel and the frequency of special events, such as tibetan and chinese leaders coming to talk about the conflict in their country, and female equal pay activists coming to talk about involvement. The academics are top notch, naturally. Although classes are challenging (as they should be), grading is fair, and professors are accessible. I would give this school an even higher rating, but dorms are mixed in quality. Some are good, some are terrible. There is large variation even between rooms in the same building.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great environment on campus. Plenty to do. Great people. City of Rochester isn't bad. Plenty of academic freedom. Only one institutional requirement. Plenty of activities. Weather is slightly unpredictable. Food is good. Easy to get around campus. Tuition is high. Great programs. Great staff.

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2 College Senior

Overall Experience: The weather and the overall ambiance at this school is so depressing. Where I came from, I had never met someone on anti depressants. Here in Rochester it seems to be the norm. People are generally unattractive. The food in the dinning halls is not the best quality, and the dorms pretty much suck compared to other schools around here like RIT. Even though I don't like it here, I am getting a good education and am thankful for my network of professors.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed most of my experiences. Some of my classes have made me question if it was the right school, as well as the school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: While it will definitely not be on par with the bigger schools, there is definitely enough social activity on campus to be interesting. I generally have fun attending such events, and it never gets too crazy.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: While I haven't actually been able to experience it, the off-campus housing as described by upperclassmen seem to be quite good and affordable.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Well I haven't been to too many, being just a freshman, in my experience, the food options have generally been affordable and delicious. I will be going to more of them during my subsequent school years here.

4 College Freshman

Administration: For the most part, they do their job. As long as you don't do screw up something major, you should be fine all your four years here.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: As long as you do everything in a timely manner, the financial aid process should be rather efficient and without headaches.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The best food option on campus is the pit. A lot of variety, including a number of healthy options, make it a practical place to go for food options.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Other than the housing lottery, which can be quite stressful, the atmosphere and spaciousness of the dorms is excellent. Would rate it better than average of most college campuses.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived off campus for one year, and it was the best and cheapest year. I found it ridiculous easy to commute and hang out with friends, and there's a bus that cycles close to where I lived. Overall, most of my friends had a positive experience with off-campus housing.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: With the new college town built off-campus, there are lot of new and great options. Also some of the local restaurants are classics (cheap and good food). I haven't experienced all the options, but everytime I've gone off campus to eat, I've had a good time.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration isn't really strict; however, they are really slow at getting certain things done.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: With each year, my financial aid has gotten better and better. It started out pretty poorly, but once I talked to my counselor, things ended a lot nicer. My advice is to talk to your counselor in a polite manner.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food's not terrible. Sometimes it can be really good. Overall, I would say the food is above average. It's usually better than what I or my friends can cook out on a daily basis. Also, the workers are really friendly, and give out good portions if the lines aren't too long.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are definitely a lot of options for on-campus housing. I don't live on the fraternity quad, so I can't speak much about them, but the other options such as Quad and Riverview are really nice from experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is average in my opinion, but rated 6th in the nation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: After spending two years tramping across campus from class to class, or event to event, I've still not see all that the campus has to offer. The dorms allow student to live with several people of their own choosing as well as co-ed. There is something for every student, from a single, to a group of your closest friends. We even have special interest housing or floors, ranging from the Music Interest Floor, to the fraternity and sorority houses. The campus is about a 15 minute walk from one end to the other, allowing students to get the perfect balance of exercise while still getting them to class on time. Food is conveniently located in all areas of the campus and has a little something for everyone.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: One of the best thing about this school is how well the faculty prepare students to enter their career fields. The courses can be challenging and our teachers/mentors work to help students stretch. I feel that the programs offered really help students prepare for the professional world.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school made an effort to thoroughly orient students but I was still confused at a lot of things such as the class registration process. For many things you have to get a friend to help you figure out how things are done.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm told the facilities are pretty good

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living near Eastman can be costly but within walking distance for students. living closer to river-campus can range from very affordable to rather costly. It all depends on the place and landlord. having a car gives you more options

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety near the river campus. but the variety near Eastman is rather scarce

4 College Junior

Administration: Administration seems to work to meet student needs and help them in their academic pursuits

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Students are enamored with the school and overlook its faults-they are faults common to many universities and are easily balanced out by its many excellent qualities. The strong suits of academics and atmosphere make UR a perfect fit for a lot of people. Some stumble into the school by chance and end up loving it, never imagining themselves anywhere else. Others, especially locals, know of UR's reputation and fully planned on enrolling. All agree, though, that the environment and the people are all one could ask for in a college.

Even if it takes a while to adjust and find your niche, once you do, you will easily fall in love with the school. Beyond the food and small inconveniences, UR comes out ahead for student approval. The student body as a whole is intelligent and ambitious, and the faculty are talented and welcoming. You will not find acts of sabotage or students scratching at each other's throats to get a better grade than someone else. UR students are independent and capable; the only competition is against yourself. You will learn things and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Rochester itself also provides an interesting melting pot, and if you look, you will never run out of places to go or things to do. It's not Boston or New York City, but it has its high points. The fall colors, that upstate accent, and the classic food joints will become endearing
once it is a part of your life. The weather can get you down, and the classes may seem unending and tough, but if you take a step back, you'll realize you're glad to go to UR and it has become home.

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