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“The University of Rochester Boasts Unique, Build-Your-Own Curriculum for Undergraduates,” by Gary Pagar

February 21, 2013

A top-tier U.S. institution of higher learning, the University of Rochester has over 10,000 students and 2,000 faculty and academic staff. The university has earned status as a top-rated U.S. institution, placing 33rd on U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of national universities and 36th on Kiplinger’s list of best values in private colleges.

Today, the University of Rochester allows undergraduate students to build their own curricula in order to align their academic pursuits with their strengths and talents. At the University of Rochester, no subjects are required (with the exception of one primary writing class), which allows many students to earn double or even triple majors. The university boasts over 200 academic disciplines, which fall into one of three great areas of learning: humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences and engineering.

The University of Rochester’s approach to curriculum design provides a rich learning environment for students. As a result, the university attracts top-performing students, 77 percent of whom rank in the top 10 percent of their respective high school classes.

About the Author

Gary Pagar is an entrepreneurial executive with expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1978.

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