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Reviews 1330 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not too involved with the party life, so I can't really say. I've heard my friends have enjoyed it a lot.

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

College Junior

Scholarships: It seems that the eastman school makes an effort to offer financial aid to all students utilizing the budget they have

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Not fantastic food and can feel a little overpriced

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i have never lived off campus, so i dont know

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: tons of options in collegetown

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with this I live on campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Haven't tried it much to have an actual informed opinion

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't really know much about them

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's kinda tricky, they lured me in saying they were going to give me a good amount of aid, but then during the middle of the 1st semester they took some of it away without a legitimate reason, and I ended up in a sticky situation. Which is why I'm considering transferring schools

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are certainly a decent amount of parties, but I prefer to party with some close friends indoors

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Honestly, I love the food here. I mean it is no five star restaurant, but the type of food we get despite us being in a college setting is amazing. Also I love Panda and the dining halls have great dishes sometimes.

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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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