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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-

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Quotes touching on Social Life

“... The social life absolutely sucked ...”
“... while i've really enjoyed my classes and the academic atmosphere of this school, the social life of this place makes it hell ...”
“... STUDENT ATTITUDE/SOCIAL SCENE I wish I had understood how the college social scene works before coming to school ...”
“... 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 ....”
“... everyone is anti-social ...”
“... Another reason for transferring is that the social life is average at best ...”
“... Much of the school's social and party scene revolves around greek life (gag me with a spoon) ...”
“... The tours are geared around quite literally exaggerating almost every aspect of academic and social life at the school ...”
“... The social life is obscenely bad now that the university is hunting Greek life to extinction ...”
“... social life is exceptional once u find niche ...”
“... The social scene works well for ME ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... and the social scene, while it won't get ranked as a top ten party school, definitely has things going on ...”
“... The U of R provided me with fond memories of socialization but far fewer memories of academic achievement ...”
“... A lot of people have said that UR's social life sucks but I simply did not find this to be true ...”
“... The social scene is what you make of it ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... It's true that the social life here and surrouding city is not that good, comparing with big international cities ...”
“... I can personally say that other departments aren't nearly as challenging, namely within the social sciences ...”
“... The social scene is fine, Eastman School of Music is awesome, and frats are popular ...”
“... No, the social scene is not the center of the rochester experience, but why should it be ...”
“... They basically take a social science and kick in the research opportunities of a natural science ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... -Science-bent school with weaker departments in most of the humanities (Social sciences are very strong, though, except maybe Anthropology and...”
“... I was fully satisfied with all of my classes in both the natural and social sciences ...”
“... This also makes it incredibly easy to get involved with research as an undergraduate (and this extends beyond the natural sciences, UR has great ...”
“... The social scene: Party life isn't like a big state school; alas, U of R is not a big state school ...”
“... - excellent reputation - despite being known for sciences, there are some excellent departments in social sciences and humanities (poly-sci, ec...”
“... The social life is ...”
“... Socially, you must look for places to get involved ...”
“... So the social activities, parties, and whatever else pretty much end around november ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... Socially, it's a little lacking, but it's not very hard to find a group of people to relate to ...”
“... The social life at U of R is highly problematic ...”
“... If you want a social life to go with your degree, Rochester is not the place for you ...”
“... ), the social life really lacks, and the city is a run-down, shutdown place ...”
“... 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...”
“... Social life is good for those who make something of it ...”
“... If you like the snow, you'll love it, however the weather has a huge impact on the social life here ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... There really isn't a social life ...”
“... COMMENTS: Social life on campus is whatever you want it to be ...”
“... You will find cool very cool and down to earth people here unlike most social based schools ...”
“... Studying will take up most of your time, and more than likely YOU WILL NOT HAVE MUCH OF A SOCIAL LIFE ...”
“... A lot of people moan about the social life ...”
“... Objectively though, this is a great university with a top-notch faculty, gorgeous (if usually snow-covered) campus, and ample social/athletic ...”
“... The "Ivy Leauge reject", "homesick New Yorker", bad weather, poor social life, cutthroat, etc ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... 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...”
“... If you feel that you're more into the social sciences (economics, psychology, poli sci) or humanities (language, arts, history), go to a liberal ...”

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