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Tips mention: Interview (22), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (24), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (12)
Get great gradesFeb 17 2013Computer Science
Get great grades
Take APs
1900-2300 SAT
Take a lot of extra curriculars
Good luck!
SAT: 1950 Male
I had an interview which I think helped a lotSep 02 2011Mechanical Engineering
I had an interview which I think helped a lot. Basically though you need to be an amazing person. Rochester likes accepting people that enrich the community and the overall intellectual capacity of the student body. If you are arrogant, self-centered, and close minded this isn't a school for you. If it is the school for you, Rochester will accept you, even if you SAT scores werent great, your GPA wasnt amazing, and you werent in the top 50% of your class. (A lot of smart kids with poor work ethic come here and the university teaches you a better way to get work done and still have fun)
ACT: 29 SAT: 1950 Male
Don't even bother applyingJan 31 2011Other
Don't even bother applying. I busted my ass on my application thinking this was a hard school to get into. If you make the mistake of applying, and then compound that mistake by actually enrolling, you're going to find yourself with a lot of people who can do integrals but can't form a coherent sentence.
ACT: 33 SAT: 2160 Male
Let me begin by saying I really was excitedAug 13 2010Other
Let me begin by saying I really was excited to come to UR. I really did thing I would enjoy my time there, but almost immediately upon arrival I sensed I had made a big mistake. All in all, UR lacks the distinguishing character needed for a school to be worthwhile. The campus is fairly ugly, the dorms are mediocre at best, the weather is awful, and an air of inferiority seems to permeate the school. Lately there have been a good deal of security breaches on campus that have endangered its students. People from poor neighborhoods surrounding the school have been known to come on campus to steal things out of dorm rooms, and even assault and rob students. One student was held at knife point while using a urinal on a Saturday night. The student body itself is about average for a well ranked uni. such as UR, but is nothing special. The social scene on campus is pretty rigid in terms of cliques, and almost 25% of people go greek. Overall, a very geeky, somewhat socially awkward student body. Despite all of my disappointments with UR, I must say the academics are top-notch, and I had some very good professors who I was able to talk to a bit. That being said, I just don't know if UR has the name power of other prestigious universities, and however petty a claim that may be, I more and more believe that that is what one pays for when going to a private university, considering it is completely feasible to educate oneself at home, or just go to a state school for less. Considering I am leaving, and not yet at the point where I can assess the kinds of job opportunities a degree from UR may bring, it may be premature for me to say. Regardless, I wouldn't want to spend four years of my life at UR, because it just isn't a pleasant environment.
I took AP's in high school and performed wellMay 07 2010Economics
I took AP's in high school and performed well on standardized tests. I would definitely recommend having an interview, it really allows the admissions office to get to know you. I did a couple of extracurricular activities, such as student government and National Honor Society. I also held a part time job working 20 hours a week while in high school. Other students went through the IB program, created their own businesses, volunteered, and were active in their high schools.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1900 Male
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