Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

Welcome! This blog is your exclusive look into the lives of current students from around the US and world as they explore classes, extracurricular activities, campus life, and their love for Rochester. Plus, get advice from admissions and financial aid counselors, regional directors, and deans about the admissions process, academics, scholarships, and aid.

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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond
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Spring Cleaning
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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign
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Can I Afford It?
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How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship
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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!
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School Size Matters
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The Ins and Outs of Being a Campus Tour Guide
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Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with a Rochester Alum
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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students

Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond

A little over a month ago I sat down at my computer and attempted to write this blog. I had just returned from my spring break service trip with Rochester’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras and wanted to write about my experience. But try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out where to start.[…]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s spring! After this brutal winter, we were all starting to think that spring would never come. But it’s finally here, and you know what spring means? Spring cleaning! (Source: wallorg.com) Here are our top three tips for some financial spring cleaning: 1. De-clutter your home. Have you cleaned out your dorm room or apartment lately? If and when you[…]

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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign

This year I’ve had the distinct privilege of co-directing the Class of 2015 Gift Campaign. The Gift Campaign is students’ opportunity to give back to those areas of campus and student life that were most meaningful to them. Oftentimes, the Gift Campaign is perceived as the school trying to get students’ money, but it’s actually[…]

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Can I Afford It?

“Can I afford it?” We hear these four little words a lot this time of year. For many people, this question weighs heavily on their minds as May 1 looms in the not-too-distant future. What other kinds of questions do you need to think about as you try to sort out whether you can afford your college[…]

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How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship

Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve written. Rochester is a land of opportunities, and it has certainly kept me busy. Besides double majoring at UR, working at a local nonprofit, and freelance writing in local newspapers and magazines, I’ve recently started a new internship. Internships can be strange, at first. You’re underdeveloped in[…]

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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!

The University of Rochester is thrilled to be one of two global hosts for the 2015 International Baccalaureate World Student Conference (IBWSC), held on campus August 2–8. And in a world of confounding complexity, tough-to-swallow headlines, and intractable disputes, we are equally as happy to present the conference theme, “Game Changers: Reaching Solutions Through the Instinct to[…]

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School Size Matters

Two years ago (time flies!), when I was making my college decisions, my options boiled down to the final two: University of Rochester and a public research university. One of the major differences between the two schools is their sizes; public schools tend to have a much larger student population, while Rochester prides itself on[…]

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The Ins and Outs of Being a Campus Tour Guide

People always ask me if it’s hard to walk backwards. My answer: Yes! But I love it and I love giving campus tours. I’m a campus tour guide, and we call ourselves the Meridians. It is an immense honor, especially after I found out that there are over 100 students applying every cycle, and only[…]

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Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with a Rochester Alum

Ever since I came to the University of Rochester, I’ve been really interested in getting to know the stories of alumni after they graduate. That is one of the reasons why I love my job as a Meridian (aka campus tour guide) because sometimes, if I am lucky enough, I get to give a tour[…]

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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my major and studying in the humanities field. As you know, I am a potential art history and business double major, and when I tell this to people, it leads to some very interesting responses. Many of the adults instantly become uncomfortable and say something along the[…]

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