The University of Rochester is private, research university highly ranked in the National Universities list by U.S. News & World Report. It operates under the mission "Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better" and students can charter their own paths to do that since their are no required general education courses. The University of Rochester is home to The Institute of Optics, which was founded in 1929 and was the first educational program devoted to optics in the US. Also calling U of R home is Open Letter, a nonprofit literary translation press, the Memorial Art Gallery featuring works from antiquity to contemporary, and the C.E.K. Mees Observatory.
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+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
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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
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.
Orin from Brooklyn, NY
The University of Rochester is not merely a place where one comes to learn and grow in the classroom but is a place where students grow and develop as individuals of the social society along with the academic society. The numerous opportunities around campus along with its open curriculum not only allows one to explore different interests but gives us a glimpse and a hands on experience on the lives we would like to pursue. The academics, the faculty, the students and the community makes University of Rochester one of the best colleges in the United States and makes it Meliora, Ever better!