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International Student's Perspective : UofR can be a

Dec 15 2001Undecided
International Student's Perspective : UofR can be a mean place. try telling people where you are from, and they gawk at you, like you're an alien. What the hell is that about? I'm not complaining though, I have a great set of friends here, and after the initial anxiety, it was all good. You have to deal with tough exams, tough weather and a pretty tough life, but on the other hand my experience with the faculty here has been wonderful. So as I so articulately mentioned before - its all good.

The verdict - if you manage to find a good bunch of friends - UofR's a good college, if you dont - seriously consider transferring...later.

1st Year Male -- Class 2005
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Friendliness: B-

The weather here makes the school a terrible

Sep 22 2001Economics
The weather here makes the school a terrible place to be. WHen you go for months at a time without seeing sunlight (and I'm really not exaggerating), it can get you down. There is a gray cloud constantly covering the sky from around november to march or april. It makes everyone in a bad mood. Plus it snows like a mother. And classes are never ever cancelled because they are so good at getting around it. There's tunnels connecting buildings so you don't ever have to go out in the cold, bitter weather. Which means in the rare instance of the sun poking through, you usually miss it. Plus it gets to be so bitterly cold that on weekends, people really don't want to leave their room. So the social activities, parties, and whatever else pretty much end around november. But the first month or so can be great.

Another thing I hate is freshman housing, which they started this year. It's retarded, you never even meet freshman and I am sure they have trouble because of it.To say some good things, the school is very pretty, it has the look of a real college campus. And it is very challenging, so you will get a good education.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2003
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: F

this school has everything

Sep 07 2001History/Histories (art history/etc.)
this school has everything one could possibly want out of college; fun student body, good resources, nice campus. school spirit is improving rapidly. this is up-and-coming school. social life is exceptional once u find niche. this is definitely the school for me. little cold, but no big deal.
1st Year Male -- Class 2004
Innovation: A+, Surrounding City: B+

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