StudentsReview - The University of Rochester - Life at URhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html Life at UR - Comments en StudentsReview: Negative Review about UR for Chemistryhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html School has one of the worst career centers. The counselors have no real experience and act more as a therapist than a helpful guide. The alumni network is also not very strong. Most students are very ... Tue, 06 May 2014 04:40:44 GMT StudentsReview 1023-107747 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 1023-107747 1023 9 Chemistry Female Undergraduate Class 2012 4th Year Negative School has one of the worst career centers. The counselors have no real experience and act more as a therapist than a helpful guide. The alumni network is also not very strong. Most students are very self driven and have goals for professional degrees after graduation. Much of the science faculty seem more interested in their research than helping the students. Name of the school is not that well recognized and paying the enormous tuition is not justified. Tue, 06 May 2014 04:40:44 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html StudentsReview: Advice Review about UR for Economicshttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html Honestly, this school has the worst career center one can ever imagine. Please do not compare it with career centers of other colleges in the same tier. Otherwise the brutal reality could instantly ma... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:27:44 GMT StudentsReview 1023-101681 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 1023-101681 1023 57 Economics Male Undergraduate Class 2016 1st Year Advice Honestly, this school has the worst career center one can ever imagine. Please do not compare it with career centers of other colleges in the same tier. Otherwise the brutal reality could instantly make you feel like your enrolling is a joke. Most students here received generous finance packages. But the loan can still crush you if you could hardly build a solid career after your graduation.
If you still have doubts,i would suggest you to take a closer look at the career center's webpage.Look at those famous and amazing corporate partners like.......the Kaplan! and the City Year!

Good luck with 'follow your heart' or 'stuck in debts after the graduation'!!!
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StudentsReview: Advice Review about UR for Neuroscience/Cognitive Sciencehttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html Good things: UR caters well to those who are sure of what they want to do. If you want to go to graduate school and you are 100% sure, then this is a great place to be, especially for science. There a... Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:37:22 GMT StudentsReview 1023-101029 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 1023-101029 1023 69 Neuroscience/Cognitive Science Female Undergraduate Class 2014 4th Year Advice Good things: UR caters well to those who are sure of what they want to do. If you want to go to graduate school and you are 100% sure, then this is a great place to be, especially for science. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in scientific research, and most faculty I have met are very friendly and willing to talk to you even if you don't take their class. Another great thing about UR is that there is a lot of academic freedom. I declared/started a minor junior year and I was able to fit it in. Also you can create your own major, which I recommend to anyone who is interested in multidisciplinary fields, or isn't sure what they want to pursue (or are torn between two things). While UR is known to be strong in sciences, it's good for humanities as well. I know people who have gotten into prestigious law schools (Duke, Harvard) and graduate schools for humanities.

Not-so-great things/things you should be aware of:
I was in a small major and people tended to form cliques while studying, and weren't very collaborative (this was not the case for biomed or comp sci departments). Intro/premed classes were a chore. Also, you will not be handed the tools to get a good experience here - you have to find the tools. You REALLY need to be proactive to get things done. It isn't like HYP where you can go into a database and have a list of a million alumni, or internships that are begging to take you. It's not like you can just send a resume and this brand will speak for itself to employers.

People know this is a good school. But there are plenty of "good schools." Unless you're at an outstanding school you will have to work your butt off to find internships and network, especially if you're not in the sciences or aren't thinking about graduate school. There are still people here who work for places like JP Morgan, or PwC, but there aren't many Mckinseys or Bains.

Bottom line: It's what you make of it. If you want a place that offers academic freedom with a strong science program/pre-professional focus then this is the place for you. If you're interested more in joining the corporate world, still consider it (it's still a good brand!), but don't make it your #1 choice.

One last thought: Location, location, location. Being near a major city helps because there are many top companies there, and you can do an internship over the year. This is not the case for Rochester. The only place to do an internship is at Strong Memorial Hospital. If you want brand name companies, you won't find them here. But if you're going to graduate school, this shouldn't be a concern.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:37:22 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html
StudentsReview: Positive Review about UR for Chemistryhttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html Excellent resources are available to all students. It is really easy to start on research even as early as freshman year! Sciences at this school are no walk in the park, but they prepare you well for... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:33:08 GMT StudentsReview 1023-100026 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 1023-100026 1023 9 Chemistry Male Undergraduate Class 2014 4th Year Positive Excellent resources are available to all students. It is really easy to start on research even as early as freshman year! Sciences at this school are no walk in the park, but they prepare you well for graduate work or any career in your field. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:33:08 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about UR for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html 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... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 01:37:15 GMT StudentsReview 1023-97152 Copyright 2014 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. 1023-97152 1023 61 Engineering Department Male Undergraduate Class 2016 1st Year Neutral 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.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 01:37:15 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/NY/UR_comments.html