StudentsReview :: The University of Rochester - Social Life Ratings
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC
Cornell University -- Ithaca, NY
New York University -- New York, NY

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The University of Rochester

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UR

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentD-
Chemical EngineeringB-
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringC
Engineering DepartmentB-
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B+
Mechanical EngineeringB
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC+
Political ScienceC
PreMed and MedicalC
PreVet and VeterinaryB+
Public HealthC-

Against similar schools

Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

University of Rochester
Average of All Schools
Average of schools in class

Cornell University
Harvard University
Brown University
New York University
Yale University
Syracuse University
Princeton University

Social Life

... The social life absolutely sucked ...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 ...Read full comment
... STUDENT ATTITUDE/SOCIAL SCENE I wish I had understood how the college social scene works before coming to school ...Read full comment
... The River Campus social scene very much revolved around Greek Life, which I was not part of nor had the time since I was an engineering student ....Read full comment
... everyone is anti-social ...Read full comment
... Another reason for transferring is that the social life is average at best ...Read full comment
... Much of the school's social and party scene revolves around greek life (gag me with a spoon) ...Read full comment
... The tours are geared around quite literally exaggerating almost every aspect of academic and social life at the school ...Read full comment
... The social life is obscenely bad now that the university is hunting Greek life to extinction ...Read full comment
... social life is exceptional once u find niche ...Read full comment
... The social scene works well for ME ...Read full comment
... Although many of my fellow commenters opinions are true (the weather sucks, social life is iffy), I would like to add that it's very important to ...Read full comment
... and the social scene, while it won't get ranked as a top ten party school, definitely has things going on ...Read full comment
... The U of R provided me with fond memories of socialization but far fewer memories of academic achievement ...Read full comment
... A lot of people have said that UR's social life sucks but I simply did not find this to be true ...Read full comment
... The social scene is what you make of it ...Read full comment
... I wish the social scene was a little more exciting at times, but I find myself always finding a party to go to or a campus event ...Read full comment
... The social scene does leave something to be desired, but UR does try to keep its students entertained with school-sponsored parties and a very act...Read full comment
... I am also a transfer student and commuter, so my experience at UofR tends to be much more academic as opposed to social, since I have a social l...Read full comment
... It's true that the social life here and surrouding city is not that good, comparing with big international cities ...Read full comment
... I can personally say that other departments aren't nearly as challenging, namely within the social sciences ...Read full comment
... The social scene is fine, Eastman School of Music is awesome, and frats are popular ...Read full comment
... No, the social scene is not the center of the rochester experience, but why should it be ...Read full comment
... They basically take a social science and kick in the research opportunities of a natural science ...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 ...Read full comment
... -Science-bent school with weaker departments in most of the humanities (Social sciences are very strong, though, except maybe Anthropology and...Read full comment
... I was fully satisfied with all of my classes in both the natural and social sciences ...Read full comment
... This also makes it incredibly easy to get involved with research as an undergraduate (and this extends beyond the natural sciences, UR has great ...Read full comment
... The social scene: Party life isn't like a big state school; alas, U of R is not a big state school ...Read full comment
... - excellent reputation - despite being known for sciences, there are some excellent departments in social sciences and humanities (poly-sci, ec...Read full comment
... The social life is ...Read full comment
... Socially, you must look for places to get involved ...Read full comment
... So the social activities, parties, and whatever else pretty much end around november ...Read full comment
... As for the social life, I don't know about what other people might say but it totally and unequivically sucks, the social scene is more of a joke...Read full comment
... It has great offerings like music at eastman, events such as Meliora Weekend, Dandelion Day aka Drinking Day, The Hive (on site pub), lots of org...Read full comment
... Socially, it's a little lacking, but it's not very hard to find a group of people to relate to ...Read full comment
... The social life at U of R is highly problematic ...Read full comment
... If you want a social life to go with your degree, Rochester is not the place for you ...Read full comment
... ), the social life really lacks, and the city is a run-down, shutdown place ...Read full comment
... I tried joining clubs, but they weren't actually very socially inviting to me as a freshman, so I pledged a fraternity my freshman year, which wa...Read full comment
... Social life is good for those who make something of it ...Read full comment
... If you like the snow, you'll love it, however the weather has a huge impact on the social life here ...Read full comment
... The social life isn't fantastic, but I was never at a loss for a good party, or for a bunch of folks to rage with ...Read full comment
... There really isn't a social life ...Read full comment
... COMMENTS: Social life on campus is whatever you want it to be ...Read full comment
... You will find cool very cool and down to earth people here unlike most social based schools ...Read full comment
... Studying will take up most of your time, and more than likely YOU WILL NOT HAVE MUCH OF A SOCIAL LIFE ...Read full comment
... A lot of people moan about the social life ...Read full comment
... Objectively though, this is a great university with a top-notch faculty, gorgeous (if usually snow-covered) campus, and ample social/athletic ...Read full comment
... The "Ivy Leauge reject", "homesick New Yorker", bad weather, poor social life, cutthroat, etc ...Read full comment
... Other than that, there's a Crew team that's a big social bang around here, and Frisbee (Whoa, I know) is also big here ...Read full comment
... Socially, if you're looking for a place to meet and hook up with new people every weekend, you'll find yourself disappointed after the first year...Read full comment
... If you feel that you're more into the social sciences (economics, psychology, poli sci) or humanities (language, arts, history), go to a liberal ...Read full comment
The University of Rochester
The University of Rochester

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
• How to choose the right college?
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
• Personality Type and College Choice
• A Free Application is a Good Application
• College Academic Survival Guide
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
• The Scoop on State Schools
• The Purpose of a Higher Education
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
• How to choose a college major
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
• Nailing the College Application Process
• What to do for a Successful Interview
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
• Starting College (General College Advice)