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The University of Rochester

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at URoch

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Chemical EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentA-
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalA
PreVet and VeterinaryA-
Public HealthB

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University of Rochester
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They say only 10% of college applicants go to their safety school; I am one of them. The U of R was a misfit on my list of prospective colleges, the o...Read full comment
No matter what I have objectively gotten out of the U of R, I cant help but feel at least slightly dissapointed about my experiences there. I supp...Read full comment
I love it here! The campus is beautiful, the faculty are friendly and accessible, and the students are all very intelligent. If you would like instant...Read full comment
Social Life" This is not a HUGE party school that is going to have people come into your dorm room and pull you out to the party. A lot of people seem...Read full comment
When I attended, UR was a great bargain, offering a very high quality "near Ivy" education at a reasonable price. Since I left, the administration has...Read full comment
I applied Early Decision, knew in December of my senior year that I was in for sure and never looked back. Washington and Lee and Princeton were my o...Read full comment
The University of Rochester is an excellent place to get an eduaction. Its curriculum (the "cluster" system) is second to none. If you are looking f...Read full comment
Many people talk about how dreary the University of Rochester is, but in reality, the campus is quite beautiful, and you should visit to see it for yo...Read full comment
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 ...Read full comment
I like the structure of the Rochester curriculum (good amount of freedom, but not a free-for-all; wide selection compared to other universities), and ...Read full comment
... The competition is extremely cutthroat there, and premed/biology students always seem so tense about their studies ...Read full comment
I hate to resort to a cliche in my review, but that old, horribly overused statement, 'college is what you make it', fits my rochester experience perf...Read full comment
Students like to complain, but UR isn't really as bad as people make it out to be. I was mostly worried about the weather when I considered coming he...Read full comment
The University of Rochester is a carefully constructed ruse, devised to lure in potential students with promises of academic freedom and a vibrant cam...Read full comment
PROS - excellent curriculum structure. there are almost no required courses so you can cater your coursework to your interests. - excellent reputat...Read full comment
Rochester is actually a cool place, despite what I thought as a freshman. The weather is pretty shitty after october or so, but you get used to it. Th...Read full comment
Although the University of Rochester was not my first choice, I have grown to love the school and could not imagine myself anywhere else. For the mos...Read full comment
-Very engaging curriculum with a proper amount of difficulty. -Science-bent school with weaker departments in most of the humanities (Social scienc...Read full comment
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 tie...Read full comment
Background: I am a third year Microbiology major, I live off campus. I will now outline the pros and cons of U of R based on my own experiences: ...Read full comment
Social Life" This is not a HUGE party school that is going to have people come into your dorm room and pull you out to the party. A lot of people seem...Read full comment
I feel good here. It's true that the social life here and surrouding city is not that good, comparing with big international cities. But I feel this u...Read full comment
Though the "U of R" offers its students a great education, one sometimes wonders if that's the only thing this school has going for it. The administra...Read full comment
I majored in Environmental Studies so my comments in the 1st half will mostly critique the EES department and the curriculum. So only some of you migh...Read full comment
Social Life" This is not a HUGE party school that is going to have people come into your dorm room and pull you out to the party. A lot of people seem...Read full comment
while i've really enjoyed my classes and the academic atmosphere of this school, the social life of this place makes it hell. most people are extremel...Read full comment
... That can make life pretty difficult for those that underestimate the level of competition faced at UR ...Read full comment
This place seems to have everything, except it doesn't let you enjoy anything. I have been here for over 3 yrs and I don't know what's wrong with this...Read full comment
Food is shitty and if you get to lunch/dinner late you won't get anything because all the good things will be gone. I lived on lemonade and take out f...Read full comment
... there'll be classes where people work together to help each other learn, and there'll be classes where it's cut throat competition ...Read full comment
UR is tough. If you're not willing to work and concentrate on your academics, then it's probably not the school for you! With that said, if you are lo...Read full comment
The economics and political science department faculty are very approachable and interested in involving undergraduates in research. The curriculum is...Read full comment
My experience at UR was positive. There were tons of opportunities to work in professor's labs, which provided invaluable experience on the resume whe...Read full comment
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...Read full comment
... The competition is extremely cutthroat there, and premed/biology students always seem so tense about their studies ...Read full comment
First of all, I want to say that I only attended this university for two years before dropping out - so take these comments with a larger grain of sal...Read full comment
I attended the University of Rochester this past year, but I am transferring to an Ivy league school for next year. The main reason why I am transferr...Read full comment
Going to college and graduating from ANY college is helpful, especially in this day and age. I recommend that while in college, students do as many ex...Read full comment
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