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Rochester, New York•
Academically speaking, the college is great. Give good financial aid, even though in my case they decreased it significantly after my freshman year (even though my financial situation only got worse). Campus is a good size. Surrounding area isn't the best, some crime and bad neighborhoods.
Sophia A., Current Student
Very diverse in the culture, people, and everything else that goes along with it. All the peer mentors on the hall are so efficient yet kind. Rochester provides so many networking opportunities, tutoring options, and professors are always open to help you. I wish they had more resources for humanities students, who get overwhelmed by the loads of STEM majors.
Irena W., Current Student
The University of Rochester is a great school and I highly recommend it to anyone pursuing a degree in history or the arts. Competitive academics with passionate professors.
Myron B., Current Student
Overall, I had a nice learning experience. The environment is awesome. Yet the location is not very convenient and the Sue B Hall is not very comfortable to live in even though it has a store and a canteen.
Janie O., Current Student
Very friendly to prospective Undergraduate students. The campus was great and easily accessible. Buildings were clean and orderly.
Emerita M., Current Student
Great professors, but terrible administrators. The diversity is huge, the classes are fair and very educational, and the professors are generally helpful. However, advising, food, housing and the local area are not super ideal. Advisors are unhelpful, food is iffy and housing is small and sometimes limited. The local area of Rochester is not what can be described as a 'bustling city' as it is rather empty and there is not much to do in it. However, if you are willing to travel a little bit, the surrounding rural areas are breathtaking and there is a lot of sight seeing and exploring to be done.
Caryn K., Current Student
The university has a very friendly and welcoming environment. The only thing I never got used to was the long winters, however, the administration most times seems to care about the students, and the academics are challenging enough but not too much to drive one crazy. It also opens several doors to top grad schools, internships and jobs.
Max D., Current Student
I met a lot of great people there and really enjoyed Rochester. The campus is absolutely beautiful and there are many quiet and collaborative study spaces. College Town is within walking distance so you can get anything that may not be available on campus. If you're a transfer student you might find the social life around campus a little lonely because the other students have known each other since freshman year. But if you're coming in as a freshman you will have a great time and make a lot of friends. The classes can be difficult and will require your full effort. Also, the campus isn't so much "diverse" as it is mostly Asian students.
Cristobal C., Current Student
There are some passionate professors but also professors who have a terrible course structure. I met a great network of students and helpful TAs and professors. It's a very competitive yet supportive environment.
Geoffrey R., Current Student
I have really been loving my experience at Rochester. I can't afford college, but Rochester has become one of the most affordable colleges for me even if I have to do work study and take out loans. I really love the staff I have interacted with and the students I know from rochester.
Man H., Current Student