Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Tips for Choosing a College
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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me
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The power of bilingualism
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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet
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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions
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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List
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A Message from Our Directors
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Meet Our Pre-College Resident Hall Director!
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A Message from our Financial Aid Director
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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester

Tips for Choosing a College

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to the University of Rochester! This is a very exciting accomplishment. If you’ve also been accepted to other colleges, you may be having a hard time deciding where to go. There are a lot of considerations before you put down a tuition deposit! To help you out, I’ve compiled a short[…]

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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me

Since this is my last semester at the University of Rochester, this is a great time to reflect on the decisions I made when I was a high school student trying to figure out what my next four years would be. There were many reasons why I ended up attending the University of Rochester. Here[…]

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The power of bilingualism

Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years in Massachusetts, both my parents and my extended family members who migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico, spoke to me in Spanish. As a result I grew up in two worlds — a world at home influenced by ethnic food, music and traditions, and a[…]

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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet

Given the current state of affairs, almost everything is online now. For high school juniors and seniors, this means that virtual sessions will be the main source of interaction between universities and students. Here are some questions that you may have not asked already but should:     1 – Are you allowed to graduate[…]

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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions

Dear high schooler, With college decision season right around the corner, this time of year is probably both exciting and terrifying for you. During the few months between the start of January, when I submitted my final application, and the end of April, when I submitted my enrollment deposit to Rochester, I remember constantly running[…]

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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List

What does being “undecided” mean when talking about the college application process? Regardless of whether you are applying this cycle or are just trying to get an early start, being aware of these key terms is very important. Undecided is a term used to describe a student who has not decided on a major or[…]

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A Message from Our Directors

Greetings from the University of Rochester, In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,370 first year students and over 100 transfer students, who joined our campus community from 54 countries and 43 states (including DC and Puerto Rico). Nearly 1 in 5 self identified as a first-generation college student, and they were interested in nearly 70 different[…]

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Meet Our Pre-College Resident Hall Director!

by Jason Mahon, Pre-College Programs Resident Hall Director Good morrow Pre-College Programs scholars! My name is Jason Mahon and I shall be your Residence Hall Director (RHD). I am stoked that you have chosen to spend an early part of your collegiate career with us at the University of Rochester! My role as RHD means[…]

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A Message from our Financial Aid Director

Hello! As we send award letters to admitted first-year students for Fall 2019, we begin the third year of “Early FAFSA” and “Prior-Prior Year” income being reported, meaning 2017 income tax returns for this filing cycle. So far, the process has been fairly smooth, especially for those families who are able to use the IRS[…]

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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester

by Sarah Gerin, Senior Admissions Counselor “Now what?” This is a question that can come up at many points throughout the college application process, or even after you have made your decision. Plans and goals can change as you do. No matter what your particular path is, if you are a curious, passionate, and motivated[…]

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