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It's surprising that most comments here are fair.Quite BrightMath
It's surprising that most comments here are fair. UR is not a college you're crazy about but it's decent. In terms of academics, coursework is difficult and you will get a rigorous education here. Most professors are super nice, except the Economics department. Most importantly, people here come from all kinds of backgrounds. You can definitely find friends here not matter what kind of person you are. Okay, negative side. In general, students here are really smart and wealthy, which means it's really competitive (difficult to get good rankings) and some underprivileged students might have a hard time fitting in. For example, in one class of mine, everyone except me has MacBook. In another class, half of the students have been to Europe before. Such things are very uncommon in a public state university (many of students in my US high school even never went out of the state). Also, social life is terrible. Students tend to be nerdy here and the libraries are full all the time. Despite the quality of education, it's difficult to get a job directly after graduation. UR tends to train those who want to get into PhDs rather than Finance/Consulting/etc. Parking and food are terrible by the way.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Individual Value: A+, Social Life: F
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The school is great and is very competitive.Quite BrightEngineering Department
The school is great and is very competitive. The biggest problem in regards to this school is financial aid. I feel as though they keep trying to take more and more. I discussed the issue with some of my friends and they have the same problem. The problem being that they give you a lot of financial aid to get you to choose Rochester, but year after year your financial aid from the school goes down and the tuition goes up. My family's income has recently taken a toll, and after discussing it with the school they didn't do anything about it. Also in mid-semester they decreased my financial aid and expected me to pay the result within a month. This is causing me many issues and they threaten to prevent you from attending the next semester if you don't pay it.In regards to classes, it all depends on the professor. There are great professor that will be very helpful and will gladly schedule time to meet with you individually. And there are those that aren't helpful. An instance is the professor I currently have that rarely gives out help because he is too involved in his research. Best thing to do is to find study buddies where you can help each other out.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: C-
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you work as ifQuite BrightEconomics
you work as if you in a top 50 school but when it comes down to job applications you judged as a unheard of state school. for $50,000 a year you dont receive an experiance value equal to it/
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, University Resource Use: D+
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