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Reviews 1312 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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

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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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally enjoy it, the heaters work most of the time, and the RA's are fantastic. The rooms are spacious enough and the window view makes it enjoyable to live here.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: as an eastman student, there are more parties than i expected, but obviously no parties in the dorm which is annoying.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: better than the usual cafeteria options, but definitely overrated for being in the top 20 best dining halls in the country.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: im an eastman student, and it's great that we only have to have a room mate for one year, but it's annoying that some doubles are tiny and others are huge. i live in one of the smallest rooms the dorm offers, but 3 rooms down from me is a double thats almost twice the size of mine. also, the house doors need to be open.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Its difficult not being a science or engineering major here

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im not in Greek life, but those who are seem to love it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depends on where you get placed, some dorms are much nicer than others

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty lenient towards minor offenses but drug use is taken very seriously

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are public safety officers everywhere

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Its good fall semester, but if you don't join Greek life then it gets quieter in the spring

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They offer an easy financial aid process

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are big compared to the average college. The upperclassmen housing is especially nice, although the lottery system can be stressful. Most upperclassmen who live on campus live in suites, so you can stay with your friends and develop a sense of family on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities are not allowed to have their own houses, so they get dedicated floors in certain dorm buildings. Some Frats that have off-campus houses also get the same thing. There is a Frat Quad where all the on campus frats are. They aren't very opulent, but they're also not run-down. There is usually at least one open party per weekend on the Frat Quad.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I personally have not had many problems with the financial aid process, but I know of some friends and peers who have not had such good experiences as I had. There are many scholarships, including merit ones, for students. Some need to be applied for and others you earn without applying.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are challenging and engaging at our school. You are surrounded by lots of brilliant students who are motivated to work and learn, and the professors, for the most part, are helpful and enjoy what they do. The workload depends on your major and the classes you take, but despite having different majors, the majority of my friends and I have similar amounts of work to do. There are free tutoring sessions and a program to pair you with a tutor on campus. There is lots of academic support available for those who need it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security system is really good on and near campus. At every point on campus you can see a blue light box, which will connect you automatically with campus security. I feel very safe on campus. The topic of sexual assault is one that is taken very seriously here. I personally do not know of anyone who has been sexually assaulted on campus, which is very fortunate for being on a college campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food is diverse, delicious and well priced. There are lots of great little areas with a bunch of dining options and many good places that will deliver to dorms late at night.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Hard to get in to some frat parties when they open up after their mixers. They are usually fun, though.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I have yet to go through recruitment, but it's much easier to enjoy a lively party scene if you are involved in Greek life.

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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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