University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, USA
3.78 Average Rating

The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 as a baptist institution, but is now nonsectarian. The private, research university is ranked #34 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Institute of Optics, founded at Rochester, was the first educational program devoted to optics in the US. The university offers a Take Five Scholars Program allowing students to take an extra year or semester of study outside of their major for free.


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  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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3.78 Average Rating
you get to take whatever classes you want at the university of rochester, except for a writing course your freshman year. without other general education requirements, you'll see many students with double and even triple majors. it's cold, the people are nerdy, but you will learn a ton if you come here.
joshua from pittsford, ny
unique. rigorous. rewarding.
Pre-med from Portland, OR

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