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The University of Rochester

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at URoch

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

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Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

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Surrounding City

... ), the social life really lacks, and the city is a run-down, shutdown place ...Read full comment
... There are buses and other methods of transportation to get around the city ...Read full comment
... I'm used to laid-back people who are up for doing new things-- the city of rochester may not be great, but it does have some stuff to offer ...Read full comment
Many ivy-league-level people who didn't make the cut at their top choice (often for financial aid reasons, not intellectual ones) end up coming here. ...Read full comment
... Another bad thing about the school is the city of Rochester ...Read full comment
... Being near a major city helps because there are many top companies there, and you can do an internship over the year ...Read full comment
... There are clubs in the city that are a lot of fun, and there are frats open thursday-saturday ...Read full comment
... The city of Rochester is pure crap, so leaving campus is silly and not even an option ...Read full comment
... - Rochester is fine, but it's not that big of a city ...Read full comment
... Although Rochester itself is kind of a blah city there are some interesting artsy areas and Java's Cafe at Eastman has the amazing cappuccinos an...Read full comment
... There are clubs in the city that are a lot of fun, and there are frats open thursday-saturday ...Read full comment
... and the City Year ...Read full comment
... I suppose my biggest gripe is with the actuall students and the environment that they foster: It is indeed difficult to get through a day wit...Read full comment
... The city of Rochester may not be anything to write home about, but it does have its highlights ...Read full comment
... The "city" of Rochester is nothing other than a dead husk of what was once a vibrant commercial hub with large suburbs ...Read full comment
... The city's a little run down, yes, but you'll spend so much of your time on the gorgeous campus it won't matter ...Read full comment
... The city of rochester is actually pretty cool and anyone that says otherwise is only saying that because they haven't ventured beyond the ivory t...Read full comment
... Lots of students don't go into the city of Rochester except when absolutely necessary ...Read full comment
... No one is going to make you take a hard schedule (though often it is inevitable), explore the city, or make friends, but if you do, you will only...Read full comment
... Rochester is an incredible city with a wonderful history ...Read full comment
... -Mediocre social life and boring city ...Read full comment
... The city, I'll admit, is seriously lacking social activities ...Read full comment
... Although the U of R isn't part of a college town, there is quite a bit to do in Rochester, and the city is full of culture ...Read full comment
... The beauty of the campus is especially inspirational, although the surrounding city of Rochester is nothing special ...Read full comment
... Location: If you are not familiar with Rochester, the winters are long and brutal, the city is full of crime and economic dismay, and students ar...Read full comment
... Half 2: Rochester as a city: Cold, cold, cold, cold ...Read full comment
... The city, I'll admit, is seriously lacking social activities ...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
... You'll find that it's not about the grades after you're out of college looking for and getting a job - it's about your skills, your common sense,...Read full comment
... Nothing goes on in the city around campus ...Read full comment
... There actually is plenty of stuff to do in the city of Rochester if you're motivated enough to go find it ...Read full comment
... Soooo many people complain about the weather, the surrounding city, the amount of work required to even get by in their courses, etc ...Read full comment
... Getting that outside of the way, although UR(as we like to call ourselves and officially make use of to replace the word "your" whenever possi...Read full comment
... There are clubs in the city that are a lot of fun, and there are frats open thursday-saturday ...Read full comment
... There isn’t that much to do in the city of Rochester, but Niagara Falls and Toronto are only 1 ...Read full comment
... Complaints about the city of Rochester are also frequent ...Read full comment
... Location: If you are not familiar with Rochester, the winters are long and brutal, the city is full of crime and economic dismay, and students ar...Read full comment
... There are buses and other methods of transportation to get around the city ...Read full comment
... The city seems like a real shit hole when you first go to it, with only 2 coffee shops and the eastman school in safe walking distance from t...Read full comment
... For the rest of us, specially if you are from a big city, come here only if you intend to transfer out ...Read full comment
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