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The University of Rochester

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: May 25 2009
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
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 transferring is that in my major, Political Science, the students are not engaged in the material and do not care about actually learning. My classes were easier than my high school classes and during recitations, the discussions were terrible because most students didn't understand the material. Rochester is definitely a science school, and many students I know say their classes (Science) are very difficult.

Another reason for transferring is that the social life is average at best. There are only a few frats on campus, and only one or two that are worth going to. I don't know too much about the downtown nightlife scene, but from what I have heard Rochester isn't a great bar scene. A very small percentage of the student body actually goes out and drinks regularly on the weekends. You will know almost everyone at any party you attend at the frats. Also, the girls at this school are ugly. Honestly there are probably 10-15 actually hot girls in the rising freshman class. Most of the guys here were not cool in high school and just started drinking when they got to school. Also, the RAs in freshman dorms can be a pain because they will write you up if you have loud music playing and alcohol.

Another bad thing about the school is the city of Rochester. Right across the river is the 19th ward, one of the most dangerous areas in the country. They have security on campus, but walking in that area at night is quite dangerous.

A couple things I liked about the school:

Almost everyone is very friendly and approachable, everyone is willing to help everyone else out, even in classes graded on a curve.

The athletes at the school don't seperate themselves from everyone else like at many other schools.

DDay is the spring festival and it is sick, everyone is outside on the frat quad drinking by noon and there is an outdoor concert.

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