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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are easy to get

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are done mostly for fun

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Rochester has a small campus feel with the resources of a big school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you're involved in a sports team or Greek life there's almost always something to do thursday-Saturday nights. A mix of the bar scene and house parties/mixers.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Typically bar events on Thursday nights, mixers on Fridays, and open parties on the frat quad some Saturday's. Also several parties at off campus houses

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You get what you sign up for. Just be prepared to work hard in a very competitive academic environment.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are people on campus from a types of backgrounds and as a whole the student body is very accepting.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: People generally do what they want and you don't feel pressure if you aren't interested in partaking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The education you receive at U of R can't be matched most places. However, some professors are more concerned with research than actually teaching. You often need to teach yourself from the text book.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: People tend to respect a degree from U of R, especially in the Rochester area. If anything, the rigorous academics here prepare you to work hard.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: On campus, crime is pretty rare. It's when you go into the off-campus neighborhoods that you could run into problems.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: During the time I spent at U of R, the dorms were pretty average in comparison to what I have seen at other schools. You need to have the expectation that these are college dorms meant to house a bunch of college kids who break stuff in a compact space. However, I am aware that there are several new housing options which I'm sure are at least updated if not better in general. One of the positives from my experience was close proximity to everything on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life at U of R is a lot different than you see at other schools. It may be a little more toned-down, but I found it created way more opportunities to meet people and really just have a social outlet. Greek Life and sports teams generally have a bunch of mixers throughout the year that people outside the organizations don't have the ability to do. There are some open parties throughout the year however. If it isn't your thing, there generally isn't a lot of pressure to get involved.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: For me, U of R was the perfect size. It has most of the opportunities you would get at a bigger school, but because it's smaller, these opportunities are more accessible. Greek life is more down-to-earth and probably easier to get involved in than at bigger schools.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: It's a small-medium sized academically focused school- so sports aren't the main focus. That's not to say that the DIII teams and D1 (squash) teams don't compete on a high level in their respective conferences. I think the main downfall is that most people who go to U of R aren't "sports" people. On another note, the athletic community at U of R is very close-knit and people from various sports teams hang out in the same scenes. Also, there is no shortage of club and intramural sports opportunities.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I got a personal note regarding a specific reason why I was accepted into the school after my application process. Be sure to shoot off an email requesting the acceptance fee be waived -- it might just work.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The University of Rochester is mostly about science majors, so athletics are not a big focus. That said, we do have good athletes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security is top notch. Student safety is first priority and the public safety ( Our own private police ) Will help you out whenever they can!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are pretty helpful. They provide individual attention if you seek it!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni have always been at my disposal and help whenever they can!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a dorm, the social activities are pretty good, and everyone is friendly and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have a frat for every type of person. You'll definitely find a place where you fit in!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a wide range of sports and clubs which compete competitively!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This has been an amazing experience, there is room for every type of person. Clubs,sports,fraternities,career-oriented activities, there is no lack. If you feel that you are missing something, the faculty puts in an effort to actually satisfy that need.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety does a good job in making sure the students feel safe.

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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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