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Most Helpful Review for University of Rochester
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Eloise from Rochester, NY
  • 38 out of 38 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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  • Alec from Des Plaines, IL
  • Mar-24-2018 I am a current student here

    Great school if you want to explore different options academically, since there are basically no general education classes. Nice sized campus, everything is at most about 15 minutes away (if you are walking). Give good financial aid, generally.

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  • Jacob from Pearland, TX
  • Jan-18-2018 I am a current student here

    I find the University of Rochester to be a great university with rigorous academics, relatively nice professors and employees, and a diverse population of students that I feel I fit in well with. Winters can be cold, but they are pretty with the snow on the ground and the ice art in the river when the temperature gets slightly above freezing and the top layer melts. The summers are gorgeous and the scenery is a sight to allow your mind to have a break from the rigorous academics.

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  • Delaney from Punxsutawney, PA
  • May-18-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus was very beautiful and welcoming. Everyone was willing to answer any questions I might have. There seems to be a great amount of diversity around every corner.

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  • Class of 2020
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    The University of Rochester is a place where the curious come to explore the world. It's a place of incredibly diverse interests and people, connected by the knowledge that each and every student is here because they are passionate about something. We are nestled in the crook of the Genesee River, only a short bus ride away from the city.

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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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