Archive - 2015

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Forecasting the Future in Financial Aid
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Rochester for the Holidays!
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Building Your Own Rochester Supplement
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Grad School Applications: Lessons Learned This Semester
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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It
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A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving
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The Dual Degree in Nursing Program
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Spring Study Abroad
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YoUR Support System
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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”

Forecasting the Future in Financial Aid

When it comes to need-based financial aid, things can change. Every year when you apply for financial aid, your financial need is reevaluated, and there can be changes to how much aid you’re eligible for, and what type of aid you qualify for. While the deadline for applying for next year is still a ways[…]

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Rochester for the Holidays!

While students are feeling stressed for finals, the University of Rochester was getting ready for the winter season. Check out some photos below!   Rush Rhees is glowing with spirit! Students were treated to multiple holiday-themed study breaks during finals. Lots of different clubs and organizations hosted fun activities such as cookie decorating and hot[…]

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Building Your Own Rochester Supplement

The New Year is almost here, with many of your college application deadlines following close behind (remember—Rochester’s is January 5)! After hammering out your final drafts of your personal statement, some of you might notice when you arrive at the Rochester specific writing supplement that it is a bit different from past years. We are[…]

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Grad School Applications: Lessons Learned This Semester

Graduate school applications can be monsters—especially if you are a full-time undergraduate, working a part-time job, and trying to enjoy being a senior. Application forms are tedious; listing your honors and awards, previous work experience, academic experience, and writing the essays (of course) can be daunting for even the most seasoned writers. I went through[…]

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“Life-Changing” Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It

Before I arrived in Thailand for my semester abroad, I had only a vague understanding of the program I was about to embark on. Sure, I’d read over the short descriptions provided on the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) Khon Kaen website and talked briefly with a few friends who had participated in past[…]

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A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving

Are you throwing your own Thanksgiving this year? Maybe you’re staying in Rochester for the break or perhaps you’re hosting a Friendsgiving. Whatever your plans are, we have tips for putting together a thrifty Thanksgiving that will be both delicious and budget-friendly! 1. Ask your guests to bring drinks. Since you’re hosting, you’re well within your[…]

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The Dual Degree in Nursing Program

I think it is my duty to write a bit about this awesome program which I am a part of called the Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program at the University of Rochester. What is the DDN program? As the title infers, students of the DDN program receive two degrees—one of their choice and a second for[…]

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Spring Study Abroad

Study abroad is one of the best and most rewarding experiences you can undertake in college. But for a lot of students, the financial aspect of a semester abroad can be daunting, and may be one of the biggest factors in deciding whether to go abroad. So how do you afford your time abroad?  […]

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YoUR Support System

Meet the guys and gals who are there for you no matter what throughout the freshman year journey! Resident Advisors Once upon a time, I left my keys in my dorm room. Fortunately, my RA Fiona came to the rescue with her master set of keys. Your RA has your back for any logistical, residential[…]

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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”

  “Why are you going there?” In my hometown of Akron, Ohio, many high school graduates attend college locally at one of the nearby state schools. Others migrate to the outskirts of the state but remain comfortably and securely within Ohio, and a small few disperse across the country. In that culture, I was kind of an anomaly in[…]

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