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The academics at the U of R areBrightPolitical Science
The academics at the U of R are solid, especially in the sciences. The humanities are pretty good too. The campus is probably one of the better looking ones I've been to and I've been to quite a few campuses. Overall I had a good experience. Perhaps the best thing about the school is that if you do fairly well as an undergraduate you will more than likely get to go to a very prestigious graduate school because the U of R has a very good reputation for preparing students for law school, graduate enginnering work, and medical school. As for the social life, I don't know about what other people might say but it totally and unequivically sucks, the social scene is more of a joke really than anything else (I'm looking at this from a male perspective). On top of all this the weather is cold, very, very cold, Rochester gets more snow then Alaska, just look it up if you don't believe me. As for most of the people who went there I found them be very uptight, men and women alike, and a little too serious when it came to studying, I graduated with a 3.44 GPA so I don't consider myself a party animal but I also like to have a good time. For those of you who want to be in a serious environment and don't mind being surrounded by people who study considerably on the weekends this is the place for you, however if you want a decent social scene do not come here.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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It all depends on who you are.BrightEngineering Department
It all depends on who you are. You will find cool very cool and down to earth people here unlike most social based schools. However, the catch is its tremendous quantity of losers. If you take them seriously, you will be pissed off your whole life. Just take it easy. The education program can be awesome. I took the hardest classes possible and I still got a 3.26. I had to work really hard though. The quality of girls and greek life just plain sucks. I'm praying to find some cool members of the opposite sex. That basically means open-minded, in shape like me, non-alcoholic, and no weed.
1st Year Male -- Class 2005
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Social Life: C
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Overall it is a good school with aSuper BrilliantMechanical Engineering
Overall it is a good school with a good academic reputation. Many students here go onto top graduate schools. The student body is relatively small, so you will probably recognize, if not know, most of your classmates. Getting involved in student organizations and obtaining leadership positions comes easily. It is also easy to make a core group of friends, especially with the new freshman housing. The campus is really pretty, even with the snow during the winter. Popular activities include watching movies, partying in the frat quad, attending events of student groups, taking a road trip to Canada, and just hanging out with friends... oh, and studying with friends!

The downsides of the school include its location and a non-exciting student body. Rochester is cold and gloomy for most of the year, but when the sun does come out, you’ll see hundreds of students outside enjoying it. There isn’t that much to do in the city of Rochester, but Niagara Falls and Toronto are only 1.5hrs and 3hrs away, respectively. There are some parties in the frat quad, but generally, the most popular places on campus are the libraries.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2003
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Innovation: B
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