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
unique. rigorous. rewarding.
Pre-med from Portland, OR
A true liberal arts college, the U of R offers students an open curriculum, a vibrant on-campus life, and a small college feel with approachable faculty and graduate staff. Rochester is the place for an innovative mind - many classmates created their own majors, double majored, or Took Five to explore a non-major side of academia in a tuition-free fifth year. The school listens to its student body, and is renowned for its pre-medical, pre-law, economics, fine arts, and neuroscience departments.
Eric from Durham, CT

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