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University of Rochester, located in NY, was ranked #33 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.4/5

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Rated 4.4/5

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Rated 4.5/5

Happiness

Rated 3.9/5

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Rated 3.7/5

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Rated 4.4/5

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Bars are not within walking distance. Social life on campus is there if you want it to be and you're part of a social organization (club, greek life, sports team). It is a very research oriented school, so finding opportunities within industry can be challenging however, the academics are very good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Rochester is the first time I've ever felt at home. World class university and research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food and internet is AWFUL and you will get food poisoning some point in your freshman year. Could use some help here and there with the social scene. If you're a city person (Rochester is not really a city) then you will notice a slower-paced lifestyle than NYC or Philly. Without a car, you are doomed. Buses are $1 , malls are pretty good as well. Rush Rhees is the study spot! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Room for improvement, but an enjoyable experience. It's surviving on its reputation and will charge you ridiculous amounts of $. But it offers research opportunities for basically every undergrad, really high quality faculty (with some garbage ones thrown in), and the name still opens doors faster than you can say Meliora the right way. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Top facilities(more to come) and a top academic institution. There are many opportunities within the university for researchTA positions which is one of the nicer things about a smaller university. I am very happy with my choice to attend. From a glance it seems really fun and exciting, but staying for some time allows you to notice how nothing makes sense. They build more classrooms instead of fixing dorms and financial aid system is terrible, but in the works. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful University with excellent professors, top notch facilities and winters not to be taken lightly. The people make everything worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school has a great reputation. Be warned. If you're not interested in any of the couple active clubs, or Greek life, you're probably not going to get out much. Freshman dorms are nice, and the apartment-style ones are great. Others really need renovation. Class sizes depend a lot on your major. My geology classes are all pretty small. It has a lot of opportunities for research and most of the academic departments are stellar. Apart from the scholastic side, it's what you'd expect from a smallish school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great reputation, primarily a research school There's not much going on for clubs rec activities, I suspect because everyone's working too hard. Classes are excellent, most Professors are top-notch. The Dorms need expanding and a referb, and University food is universal. I regret nothing about coming here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Terrible school. This school will suck in a few years. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great university, if you are prepared for rigorous classes. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Not a very good place to live, rising tuition and living expenses do not match the facilities/services offered to students here. Engineering is worth it, but just any other major isn't worth the stress of being here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UofR is a great school, but small, and some departments are definitely better than others in terms of professor and course quality or diversity. You will suffer in the worst winters you have ever known, and don't expect a big party scene, we are all nerds. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Not a single regret. Whether it is Chemistry, Economics, Orchestra, or Bhangra, UR students are inspired to do their best and have fun with it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is great. I've learned so much here from the people I've met, the professors that have shared their passions with me and the supportive environment I'm constantly surrounded by. I also can't thank the university enough for the research opportunities that gave me the freedom to find my passion. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great professors and overall great faculty. I'm glad I chose U of R. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The University of Rochester is a very solid university. Student involvement is going down, which is sad bc there are many niche clubs. It feels safe on campus. It is winter most months. There many opportunities if you are proactive! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    While helped by the incredible reputation (amongst those who have heard of UR...), Rochester the city is lacking but most definitely making a comeback with a music scene and restaurants. Great social life and parties without being a party focused school. Lots of opportunities outside the classroom for career and social expansion. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Rochester is a cold and lonely city, which can be a plus if you're looking to hardcore study because there's not much encouraging you to go outside. It really feels like home for me. Quirky atmosphere and college students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Academically, it's a solid school. Not really that beneficial to go here if you are paying so much money. It's not a party school but the frats will still piss you off if you aren't into that, but at the same rate it's not that smart except internationals and people on schorshp I've had to walk away from right in front of them several times because either they say they need a minute and go talking or flat out ignore you. Professor's really don't care too much, as it is a research university so why bother making decent lecture plans. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    A wasteland that's living off a reputation it earned back in the sixties. The environment is high-stress and people are very rude and unwelcoming. The school resides in a very unsafe part of town and there are a lot of muggings reported. There are things to do here but you have to work very hard to find them. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Academically , it's a very good school. UR is a difficult but incredible school... You will learn a lot, but be prepared to cry a few times along the way. Have made the most of my time and it will be sad to leave this place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love U of R! I was initially bummed out to have to come here, as it was only one of my safeties, but looking back I very much doubt that I could have been this happy elsewhere. The students here love what they do, and there are so many clubs you're bound to find a community where you fit in. Great place to study and research! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    My favorite part about being here is that I finally found people just like me, smart passionate, motivating, good people to be around. Sometimes the school makes me so upset when they decide on poor ideas, like buying expensive and impractical furniture, moving the bookstore off-campus, and, in general, wasting space. However, the social scene isn't very happening. You also feel a bit disconnected from the city of Rochester. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    U of R is a very friendly campus. The students are serious about their studies, but also know how to have a good time. As a humanitiessocial sciences double major, I loved the small classes and departments within a larger university. I have truly loved being a yellowjacket! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I don't know how I am going to leave this school in two years. The cluster system is awesome (I don't have to take English ever again!) and almost everyone here is friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing Ivy league level education surrounded by like minded people yet not without diversity. Since this school is very challenging, you will be well educated and be in a good position to get a great job once you finish your college career. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great opportunities for research and lab work! EXTREMELY TOUGH. Great deal if you are paying almost nothing for tuition, but if you think it is worth full tuition, you are sadly mistaken. The teaching isn't that great, but the reputation is. It's not some intellectual cafe, despite what the humanities majors think they are. Major in: Econ, Math, Optics ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The mascot should be The Groundhogs. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great university, but Rochester, the city, has truly seen better days. U of R does not have the name recognition of some of its competitor schools, and Rochester is not the most entertaining city, but the liberalized, open curriculum, amazing undergrad and graduate programs and the faculty make it worthwhile. It's as good a place as any. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good school, horrible place to be. Financial aid is ridiculous for a degree that isn't much greater than a SUNY one. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The winters always leave me depressed. The academics are really, really good, though. There is an okay social scene. Not the best. Not the worst. Social life and activities are decent enough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I don't regret coming here for a second. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I could not love it any more at the U of R. I have been afforded every opportunity possible and loved my experience so far. If you don't want to go to an Ivy and you want a friendly environment, come to UR. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I especially love the people that go here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    As a current mechanical engineering student (freshman), I have been beyond disappointed by this school. Very small, personal class sizes were promised, but actually do not occur. There is also extremely limited hands-on experience, which is vital for prospering in today's world. Classes are only lecture-rec style and hw is busywork. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    - Class sizes remain large up until you graduate (50 -60 by senior yr) - Many professors who teach large class sizes don't care about their students, only about research - Dorms are poorly kept (foul odors from bathroom, kitchen, lounge areas) - For engineering, a severe lack of true hands-on learning experience - Overpriced (66k and climbing) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Much worse than they advertise Everything is pretty hit or miss here, including food and professors (most are quite nice though). However, you can always find smart people when needed. Not worth the money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Picturesque regardless of season. Made more friends here than I ever have anywhere else. The curriculum is designed to fit you in whatever way you see fit. Many research opportunities for undergrad, many 32 BAM programs to choose from. Up-and-coming and well-rounded in all departments. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Some people who have reviewed this place simply don't know how good they have it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Academically sound, socially could be better. DISAPPOINTED and EXPENSIVE!! Socially, there's not much going on there. Financial aid also sucks. Overall, not worth it's cost without major aid. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Major downside: finances UR charges students so much tuition that it sometimes doesn't know how to spend it wisely. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's not the best... but it's not the worst either. just like any school. I wish there was better access to downtown. People are rude and obnoxious. If you aren't from NY you will be surprised that people can be such jerks. Clubsfoodect is nonexistent. Rochester is also crime ridden and unsafe. You are paying tuition to fund research not your education unfortunately. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school and has grown in popularity over the years. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The academic system needs work and so does the student government system. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Reputation is decent for most things unless you're competing with Ivy's for med-school, Wall Street, Google, ect, then you will have to be top of your class. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    U of R has so many opportunities to expand your education beyond just a degree. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nice campus, but pretty far away from the downtown are and other big cities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    NY sucks if you didn't grow up here. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Bars are not within walking distance. Social life on campus is there if you want it to be and you're part of a social organization (club, greek life, sports team). It is a very research oriented school, so finding opportunities within industry can be challenging however, the academics are very good. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Rochester is the first time I've ever felt at home. World class university and research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food and internet is AWFUL and you will get food poisoning some point in your freshman year. Could use some help here and there with the social scene. If you're a city person (Rochester is not really a city) then you will notice a slower-paced lifestyle than NYC or Philly. Without a car, you are doomed. Buses are $1 , malls are pretty good as well. Rush Rhees is the study spot! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Room for improvement, but an enjoyable experience. It's surviving on its reputation and will charge you ridiculous amounts of $. But it offers research opportunities for basically every undergrad, really high quality faculty (with some garbage ones thrown in), and the name still opens doors faster than you can say Meliora the right way. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Top facilities(more to come) and a top academic institution. There are many opportunities within the university for researchTA positions which is one of the nicer things about a smaller university. I am very happy with my choice to attend. From a glance it seems really fun and exciting, but staying for some time allows you to notice how nothing makes sense. They build more classrooms instead of fixing dorms and financial aid system is terrible, but in the works. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful University with excellent professors, top notch facilities and winters not to be taken lightly. The people make everything worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school has a great reputation. Be warned. If you're not interested in any of the couple active clubs, or Greek life, you're probably not going to get out much. Freshman dorms are nice, and the apartment-style ones are great. Others really need renovation. Class sizes depend a lot on your major. My geology classes are all pretty small. It has a lot of opportunities for research and most of the academic departments are stellar. Apart from the scholastic side, it's what you'd expect from a smallish school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great reputation, primarily a research school There's not much going on for clubs rec activities, I suspect because everyone's working too hard. Classes are excellent, most Professors are top-notch. The Dorms need expanding and a referb, and University food is universal. I regret nothing about coming here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Terrible school. This school will suck in a few years. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great university, if you are prepared for rigorous classes. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Not a very good place to live, rising tuition and living expenses do not match the facilities/services offered to students here. Engineering is worth it, but just any other major isn't worth the stress of being here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UofR is a great school, but small, and some departments are definitely better than others in terms of professor and course quality or diversity. You will suffer in the worst winters you have ever known, and don't expect a big party scene, we are all nerds. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Not a single regret. Whether it is Chemistry, Economics, Orchestra, or Bhangra, UR students are inspired to do their best and have fun with it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is great. I've learned so much here from the people I've met, the professors that have shared their passions with me and the supportive environment I'm constantly surrounded by. I also can't thank the university enough for the research opportunities that gave me the freedom to find my passion. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great professors and overall great faculty. I'm glad I chose U of R. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The University of Rochester is a very solid university. Student involvement is going down, which is sad bc there are many niche clubs. It feels safe on campus. It is winter most months. There many opportunities if you are proactive! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    While helped by the incredible reputation (amongst those who have heard of UR...), Rochester the city is lacking but most definitely making a comeback with a music scene and restaurants. Great social life and parties without being a party focused school. Lots of opportunities outside the classroom for career and social expansion. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Rochester is a cold and lonely city, which can be a plus if you're looking to hardcore study because there's not much encouraging you to go outside. It really feels like home for me. Quirky atmosphere and college students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Academically, it's a solid school. Not really that beneficial to go here if you are paying so much money. It's not a party school but the frats will still piss you off if you aren't into that, but at the same rate it's not that smart except internationals and people on schorshp I've had to walk away from right in front of them several times because either they say they need a minute and go talking or flat out ignore you. Professor's really don't care too much, as it is a research university so why bother making decent lecture plans. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    A wasteland that's living off a reputation it earned back in the sixties. The environment is high-stress and people are very rude and unwelcoming. The school resides in a very unsafe part of town and there are a lot of muggings reported. There are things to do here but you have to work very hard to find them. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Academically , it's a very good school. UR is a difficult but incredible school... You will learn a lot, but be prepared to cry a few times along the way. Have made the most of my time and it will be sad to leave this place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love U of R! I was initially bummed out to have to come here, as it was only one of my safeties, but looking back I very much doubt that I could have been this happy elsewhere. The students here love what they do, and there are so many clubs you're bound to find a community where you fit in. Great place to study and research! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    My favorite part about being here is that I finally found people just like me, smart passionate, motivating, good people to be around. Sometimes the school makes me so upset when they decide on poor ideas, like buying expensive and impractical furniture, moving the bookstore off-campus, and, in general, wasting space. However, the social scene isn't very happening. You also feel a bit disconnected from the city of Rochester. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    U of R is a very friendly campus. The students are serious about their studies, but also know how to have a good time. As a humanitiessocial sciences double major, I loved the small classes and departments within a larger university. I have truly loved being a yellowjacket! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I don't know how I am going to leave this school in two years. The cluster system is awesome (I don't have to take English ever again!) and almost everyone here is friendly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing Ivy league level education surrounded by like minded people yet not without diversity. Since this school is very challenging, you will be well educated and be in a good position to get a great job once you finish your college career. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great opportunities for research and lab work! EXTREMELY TOUGH. Great deal if you are paying almost nothing for tuition, but if you think it is worth full tuition, you are sadly mistaken. The teaching isn't that great, but the reputation is. It's not some intellectual cafe, despite what the humanities majors think they are. Major in: Econ, Math, Optics ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The mascot should be The Groundhogs. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great university, but Rochester, the city, has truly seen better days. U of R does not have the name recognition of some of its competitor schools, and Rochester is not the most entertaining city, but the liberalized, open curriculum, amazing undergrad and graduate programs and the faculty make it worthwhile. It's as good a place as any. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good school, horrible place to be. Financial aid is ridiculous for a degree that isn't much greater than a SUNY one. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The winters always leave me depressed. The academics are really, really good, though. There is an okay social scene. Not the best. Not the worst. Social life and activities are decent enough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I don't regret coming here for a second. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I could not love it any more at the U of R. I have been afforded every opportunity possible and loved my experience so far. If you don't want to go to an Ivy and you want a friendly environment, come to UR. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I especially love the people that go here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    As a current mechanical engineering student (freshman), I have been beyond disappointed by this school. Very small, personal class sizes were promised, but actually do not occur. There is also extremely limited hands-on experience, which is vital for prospering in today's world. Classes are only lecture-rec style and hw is busywork. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    - Class sizes remain large up until you graduate (50 -60 by senior yr) - Many professors who teach large class sizes don't care about their students, only about research - Dorms are poorly kept (foul odors from bathroom, kitchen, lounge areas) - For engineering, a severe lack of true hands-on learning experience - Overpriced (66k and climbing) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Much worse than they advertise Everything is pretty hit or miss here, including food and professors (most are quite nice though). However, you can always find smart people when needed. Not worth the money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Picturesque regardless of season. Made more friends here than I ever have anywhere else. The curriculum is designed to fit you in whatever way you see fit. Many research opportunities for undergrad, many 32 BAM programs to choose from. Up-and-coming and well-rounded in all departments. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Some people who have reviewed this place simply don't know how good they have it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Academically sound, socially could be better. DISAPPOINTED and EXPENSIVE!! Socially, there's not much going on there. Financial aid also sucks. Overall, not worth it's cost without major aid. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Major downside: finances UR charges students so much tuition that it sometimes doesn't know how to spend it wisely. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's not the best... but it's not the worst either. just like any school. I wish there was better access to downtown. People are rude and obnoxious. If you aren't from NY you will be surprised that people can be such jerks. Clubsfoodect is nonexistent. Rochester is also crime ridden and unsafe. You are paying tuition to fund research not your education unfortunately. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school and has grown in popularity over the years. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The academic system needs work and so does the student government system. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Reputation is decent for most things unless you're competing with Ivy's for med-school, Wall Street, Google, ect, then you will have to be top of your class. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    U of R has so many opportunities to expand your education beyond just a degree. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nice campus, but pretty far away from the downtown are and other big cities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    NY sucks if you didn't grow up here. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 1/5
    Terrible professor. He ends up proving random things on the board without really giving a good explanation as to why he's doing it. The only times I've followed an entire lecture without getting lost are when I read the chapter beforehand. The best way to get ready for the exams is to do the practice exams. Read the textbook for conceptual understanding. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bren clearly knows her stuff and fits a lot of information into lectures. Go to her office hours if you can! One of the nicer profs around. The textbook chapters align well with her teaching and are very helpful. She provides plenty of resources to get the chemistry practice you need. Exams can be tough, but if you know what you're doing and fit in some practice, they're not bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    oh Javier, what can I say. Most caring professor I've ever had. Yet very unclear in his lectures. Left most of us more confused than when we came in. The mark of a good prof is when they have clear lectures, expectations, and exams. He had none of those. That being said he is the most accessible professor I've ever had. Wanna be friends with him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    SIAAAA. The material is super interesting but she sticks to chalk-talks and moves pretty quickly so sometimes its tough to keep up. If she thinks she was unclear she makes an effort to go back and re-explain stuff, which is a huge plus. The exams blow, they're long and tough, but doable. Favorite professor. Everyone makes this class seem impossible. I was terrified. But keep up with the readings and put effort to answering the problem sets and you'll do great. Sia is the woman of the century and a great role model. She is who I want to be. Beyond that, she is incredibly caring and passionate about science and politics. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Really bad professor. Powerpoints, tests and workshops would have so many typos it was hard to read Pay attention in workshop if you want a good grade because labs and lecture are useless ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He barely do examples of question types in class. He is not at all helpful in office hour. Rude to talk to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Mediocre at best of a professor, unfair grader, awfully organized class. Very difficult to follow and irresponsive to students' needs through email. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He had an entire section on attraction and did not include any LGBQ relationships whatsoever. Lectures are not really organized, so does the textbook, which cause quite a bit confusion when you try to put concepts together. However, you must read the book, since more than 1/5 of the exams are come from parts of the book that's not covered in the lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Awful lectures. Go to the other sections for lectures, notes, and clear examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Dry lecturer. Does too many proofs and not enough examples. Over complicates everything. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this class with this professor. Unhelpful in office hours. Wasn't a very hard class but she still did an awful job. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Avoid at all costs. Examples in class are unclear and are not indicative of what you need to know for exams. Not much more to say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Niemic was such a cool guy and showed a lot of passion in what he taught. Posts recordings online of class in case you miss something, which is quite helpful. Always willing to answer questions for clarity. Definitely knows his stuff The class topics were really interesting and there was not a lot of work. As long as you understood the main points of his lectures and show up to the mini-courses, you should get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Writes very mess notes during lecture, and will erase board immediately after writing. But at least he tries. I would try to get another prof if possible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Krugh was a really nice and funny guy but his lectures were hard to follow. Not always constant with delivering the main idea and is all math based, less concept based. The average on his exams were always around 65% to 70%. The material itself is not too challenging but the way he curves his class is frustrating because the range for a B is so huge, meaning that you can score well above average but still get the same letter grade as an average person. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This professor made me want to major in linguistics. Very nice person, very inspirational and helpful. Some assignments are a bit ambiguous, but she is good at clarifying if you ask. Very interesting ideas and class discussions! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    soooo boring and assumes you'll know things that you don't when lecturing ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best professor I've had. Clear notes with examples that are very related to the webwork. Always has time to answer questions, both in office hours and in class. Loves giving partial credit on exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Carl Mueller is a nice guy however a poor lecturer. Organization of notes on a blackboard can me mediocre at best. His voice will put you to sleep and his examples for theorems are poorly explained. I suggest not taking this professor if you striving to get an A in what is considered a hard class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Literally makes no sense. He goes on mental tangents all the time and expects people to be able to understand him. Reminds me of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. He always rants about how good Trump is. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bren lectures are really good and she is available outside. Very open to suggestion and really listens to what students have to say. First exam was extremely difficult with workshops that did not reflect material, but second exam was extremely similar to homeworks/workshops. Good lecturer ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Chemistry is already a tough subject, especially for those who did not take AP Chem, but Prof. Hafensteiner WILL HELP! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof. Bren is the best professor I have ever had not only because she is one of the most knowledgeable and modest professors on this University, but also because she truly cares about her students' success. Chemistry requires individual work, but if you follow her lectures carefully, you will never have to do anything except practice problems. Her tests are sometimes difficult but are fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Confusing professor. There are so many errors on the practice exams solutions and doesn't reflect the true difficulty of the real exams. I found no useness to do these practice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This is the worst class I have ever taken. Not at all clear on blackboard. Cannot solve a problem without an error in it. When students ask her to design challenging workshops to prepare for the hard exams, she simply told class making such workshops would take a lot of time which she does not have. Very uncaring professor My workshop TA was prettty awful and Bren notes were messy and full of mistakes. Her lectures never made sense and I had to rely on internet to learn chem. Really annoying, avoid! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hope she teaches CHM 132 for the first and last time. Makes lot of errors on blackboard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    For the first time teaching CHM 132, it's evident she has put a ton of time into developing the curriculum. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Lee is excellent for MTH 162. Going into the course I was very scared, but he presents the material in an extremely clear, straightforward, and organized way. He frequently pauses and asks the class if they have questions. He has clear answers to these as well. Super nice, very helpful if you speak to him one on one. A great Prof! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Her class is so awful that I couldn't pay any attention to the texture and can't help looking at phones. Make a lot of errors on blackboard. Her workshops don't represent the difficult level in exams. if her exam average goes down to 60%, she blames students for poor study skills and do not take any responsibility for weak workshops and her poor teaching skills. Beware exam questions can be page long and you won't be able to finish the entire exam. Her class is best for students with ap chem background. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really good professor. The class was fun and you actually get to learn. The book is really useful too. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 1/5
    Terrible professor. He ends up proving random things on the board without really giving a good explanation as to why he's doing it. The only times I've followed an entire lecture without getting lost are when I read the chapter beforehand. The best way to get ready for the exams is to do the practice exams. Read the textbook for conceptual understanding. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bren clearly knows her stuff and fits a lot of information into lectures. Go to her office hours if you can! One of the nicer profs around. The textbook chapters align well with her teaching and are very helpful. She provides plenty of resources to get the chemistry practice you need. Exams can be tough, but if you know what you're doing and fit in some practice, they're not bad. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    oh Javier, what can I say. Most caring professor I've ever had. Yet very unclear in his lectures. Left most of us more confused than when we came in. The mark of a good prof is when they have clear lectures, expectations, and exams. He had none of those. That being said he is the most accessible professor I've ever had. Wanna be friends with him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    SIAAAA. The material is super interesting but she sticks to chalk-talks and moves pretty quickly so sometimes its tough to keep up. If she thinks she was unclear she makes an effort to go back and re-explain stuff, which is a huge plus. The exams blow, they're long and tough, but doable. Favorite professor. Everyone makes this class seem impossible. I was terrified. But keep up with the readings and put effort to answering the problem sets and you'll do great. Sia is the woman of the century and a great role model. She is who I want to be. Beyond that, she is incredibly caring and passionate about science and politics. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Really bad professor. Powerpoints, tests and workshops would have so many typos it was hard to read Pay attention in workshop if you want a good grade because labs and lecture are useless ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He barely do examples of question types in class. He is not at all helpful in office hour. Rude to talk to. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Mediocre at best of a professor, unfair grader, awfully organized class. Very difficult to follow and irresponsive to students' needs through email. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He had an entire section on attraction and did not include any LGBQ relationships whatsoever. Lectures are not really organized, so does the textbook, which cause quite a bit confusion when you try to put concepts together. However, you must read the book, since more than 1/5 of the exams are come from parts of the book that's not covered in the lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Awful lectures. Go to the other sections for lectures, notes, and clear examples. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Dry lecturer. Does too many proofs and not enough examples. Over complicates everything. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this class with this professor. Unhelpful in office hours. Wasn't a very hard class but she still did an awful job. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Avoid at all costs. Examples in class are unclear and are not indicative of what you need to know for exams. Not much more to say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Niemic was such a cool guy and showed a lot of passion in what he taught. Posts recordings online of class in case you miss something, which is quite helpful. Always willing to answer questions for clarity. Definitely knows his stuff The class topics were really interesting and there was not a lot of work. As long as you understood the main points of his lectures and show up to the mini-courses, you should get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Writes very mess notes during lecture, and will erase board immediately after writing. But at least he tries. I would try to get another prof if possible. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Krugh was a really nice and funny guy but his lectures were hard to follow. Not always constant with delivering the main idea and is all math based, less concept based. The average on his exams were always around 65% to 70%. The material itself is not too challenging but the way he curves his class is frustrating because the range for a B is so huge, meaning that you can score well above average but still get the same letter grade as an average person. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This professor made me want to major in linguistics. Very nice person, very inspirational and helpful. Some assignments are a bit ambiguous, but she is good at clarifying if you ask. Very interesting ideas and class discussions! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    soooo boring and assumes you'll know things that you don't when lecturing ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best professor I've had. Clear notes with examples that are very related to the webwork. Always has time to answer questions, both in office hours and in class. Loves giving partial credit on exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Carl Mueller is a nice guy however a poor lecturer. Organization of notes on a blackboard can me mediocre at best. His voice will put you to sleep and his examples for theorems are poorly explained. I suggest not taking this professor if you striving to get an A in what is considered a hard class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Literally makes no sense. He goes on mental tangents all the time and expects people to be able to understand him. Reminds me of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. He always rants about how good Trump is. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bren lectures are really good and she is available outside. Very open to suggestion and really listens to what students have to say. First exam was extremely difficult with workshops that did not reflect material, but second exam was extremely similar to homeworks/workshops. Good lecturer ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Chemistry is already a tough subject, especially for those who did not take AP Chem, but Prof. Hafensteiner WILL HELP! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Prof. Bren is the best professor I have ever had not only because she is one of the most knowledgeable and modest professors on this University, but also because she truly cares about her students' success. Chemistry requires individual work, but if you follow her lectures carefully, you will never have to do anything except practice problems. Her tests are sometimes difficult but are fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Confusing professor. There are so many errors on the practice exams solutions and doesn't reflect the true difficulty of the real exams. I found no useness to do these practice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This is the worst class I have ever taken. Not at all clear on blackboard. Cannot solve a problem without an error in it. When students ask her to design challenging workshops to prepare for the hard exams, she simply told class making such workshops would take a lot of time which she does not have. Very uncaring professor My workshop TA was prettty awful and Bren notes were messy and full of mistakes. Her lectures never made sense and I had to rely on internet to learn chem. Really annoying, avoid! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hope she teaches CHM 132 for the first and last time. Makes lot of errors on blackboard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    For the first time teaching CHM 132, it's evident she has put a ton of time into developing the curriculum. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Lee is excellent for MTH 162. Going into the course I was very scared, but he presents the material in an extremely clear, straightforward, and organized way. He frequently pauses and asks the class if they have questions. He has clear answers to these as well. Super nice, very helpful if you speak to him one on one. A great Prof! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Her class is so awful that I couldn't pay any attention to the texture and can't help looking at phones. Make a lot of errors on blackboard. Her workshops don't represent the difficult level in exams. if her exam average goes down to 60%, she blames students for poor study skills and do not take any responsibility for weak workshops and her poor teaching skills. Beware exam questions can be page long and you won't be able to finish the entire exam. Her class is best for students with ap chem background. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really good professor. The class was fun and you actually get to learn. The book is really useful too. ...Continue reading


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