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The University of Rochester

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueC University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeD
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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Social Life
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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Sep 23 2002
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
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 place. It just sucks the energy out of you. Maybe cause its right next to a cemetery or the continous dreary cold weather, or just being around so many disheartened individuals. I had a nice freshamn year because I went out and got myself actively involved in things, but screwed my academics in the process (i.e.) did average which was considered bad by most here. But the more I tried fixing, the more i screwed up cause I was enjoying things less and less. I would say a huge majority of the student population here is depressed, which maybe the reason why students have to pay for mental counseling as part of their tuiton. Most get confined to cliques of groups, and the dating scene is practically non-existence. Not many good looking girls, but they do have plenty of attitude. Although, the new freshman class looks better, so who knows maybe things are changing. Frats and sorority are on the lamer side, as the parties are just drinking binge. But I honestly believe its no the place that sucks but the people who goes here, as most are ivy rejects. 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 organizations, clubs and formal dance events, except that only a handful takes advantage of the social opportunites and that's when they are in a good mood. I came from NYC, and was used to a active lifestyle so I almost feel claustrobhic by how desolate things are here. However, if you can forget your craving for having a life, and buckle down on your education…it does provide you with a top notch education. As most students are double majors. Most I believe goes on to graduate school, as that's what this research university is best suited for. In the computer science department, I am sad to say I haven't learned much practical application that I can get a job with when i graduate, and thus now taking some econ and psych classes (both department are very good with reputed professors), as I don't plan on going to grad school, not that I could with my grades. So if you are the indoor type who doesn't need much social contact to survive, this is a great university. For the rest of us, specially if you are from a big city, come here only if you intend to transfer out.
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