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Most Helpful Review for University of Rochester
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Eloise from Rochester, NY
  • 37 out of 37 people found this review helpful

The curriculum at the University of Rochester is what really makes it special. There are no general education requirements. The only required course for all majors is a writing class, which is offered in many subject areas to allow you to explore a subject different to your major, or enhance your interest in your current major. Students are required to complete a cluster (or minor if you are ambitious) in subject areas outside of your major. Between humanities, social sciences and natural/applied sciences, students major in at least one, and complete a cluster (3 connected classes) or minor in each...

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  • joshua from pittsford, ny
  • Jul-27-2016 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • shirley from woodside, ny
  • Jul-07-2016 I am a current student here

    the professors are there to help you so make sure to go to their office hours! the open curriculum allows student to be able to study whatever they want, fulfilling all their passions and creating new ones.

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  • Orin from Brooklyn, NY
  • Aug-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The Open Curriculum serves the purpose for student to explore ad take their academic path into their own hands. The University is known for its music school: Eastman School of Music. An Awesome Science and Engineering College, with the added bonus of the super Rush Rhees Library.

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  • Ryan from Groton, MA
  • Jun-21-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The students seemed to be hanging out in pairs and groups, and socializing with each other more than at some other schools I've recently visited (where students seemed to be much more by themselves). They were very friendly and welcoming to us. That definitely left a good impression.

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  • Stephanie from Bronx, NY
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a past student here

    UofR is a small university with many resources for students of color to take advantage of and have a successful college career. There are many activities one can take apart of like leadership roles in Fraternity and Sororities as well as dance, theater, or cultural groups. My regret is not taking advantage of study abroad opportunities.

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  • Niki from Livonia, MI
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is overpriced and pretentious. The institution doesn't care about the students and the professors care more about research than teaching. Don't go here.

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  • Amanda from Cleveland, OH
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Small school, but with incredible opportunities: research, volunteering, student government involvement, anything. Everyone can find a niche. In terms of academics it is very challenging, but rewarding, and it is very easy to build relationships with professors.

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  • John Smith
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Rochester is a great research opportunity school and very academically rigorous, yet allows students the freedom to still be able to explore multiple academic and extracurricular interests. The best part about the school however would have to be the people who attend it and the sense of community there is. I have met an extremely diverse group of people here, and have quickly made great (and large) groups of friends.

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