Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus
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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means
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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students
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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester
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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour
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Preparing for a College Interview
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Three Things I Learned This Summer
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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For

Over Thanksgiving break, I got to thinking about how grateful I am to be at such an amazing school. Here are three things that make me feel lucky to be a University of Rochester student. 1. Beautiful campus The tower of Rush Rhees Library is open to tours twice a year on Halloween and then[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means

Have you ever walked into a classroom and wondered, “When will I ever need to know this?” The notion in high school is that this will make you a more rounded student with critical thinking skills, community awareness, problem-solving, etc. But let’s be honest—do I really need to know that yellow symbolizes greed and luxury in The[…]

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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

The University of Rochester defines a first-generation student as a college-bound individual whose parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Are you a first-generation student headed to college? You may feel alone, but know that you have tons of resources and support at the University of Rochester. In addition to that, here are three tips[…]

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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester

Hello! My name is Sammy Cheng, and this is my first official blog post. I have moved into the beautiful residence hall known as Susan B. Anthony Halls. My career at the University of Rochester has just begun, but memories have already been made. In the first week at Orientation, a variety of informational sessions[…]

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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour

With the season of college apps quickly approaching, now is the best time to visit schools and see the future for yourself. Most schools offer campus tour registration online, and tours are usually done in small groups led by actual students. Aside from seeing how big the school is or how pretty the campus might be,[…]

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Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

Hi everyone! Since summer is almost over (and fall semester is here), I believe some reflections on how I spent the past four months are in order. Unlike most of my friends, I decided to stay on campus the whole time (and be a “real adult”). I gained some amazing experiences here while working, doing research,[…]

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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

Dear incoming freshmen! Although I have no idea who you are, you may know my face and name. We’ll probably run into each other on campus at some point, so come say hi any time (if you want to). Anyway, not trying to sound too old, but when I was in your position almost four[…]

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