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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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Rochester was a great choice for me.BrightPolitical Science
Rochester was a great choice for me. A very good opportunity to meet different types of people and academically very challenging. The work load/course work at Rochester definitely prepared me for Graduate School, which I thought was much easier, compared to academic requirements at Rochester. It is cold and sometimes feels smaller than it is. But for me it was a great choice. Oh, and even thought it sometimes does not feel like it when you are there, people in the world have heard of the University of Rochester (instead of confusing it w/ RPI, RIT or a Suny school) and it carries a pretty good reputation. In fact, during my graduate studies we often read articles/books written by the very same professors, I had at the UofR. That definitely puts one ahead of the curve!
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
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International Student's Perspective : UofR can be aQuite BrightUndecided
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-
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