Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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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
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Being Undecided
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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018
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6 Tips for College Interviews
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How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour
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A Note to Counselors from our Directors
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Rochester’s Virtual Events: Bringing the Campus Visit to You!

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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Being Undecided

You got into Rochester! Congratulations! If you were admitted to multiple institutions, one thing you’re likely to spend a lot of time thinking about as you consider your options is what to major in. These days, there seems to be a lot of pressure to pick a major before you’ve even stepped on campus. If[…]

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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018

by Olivia Jackson, a member of the winning team at the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition I was subscribed to the University of Rochester mailing list because it was one of the schools I wanted to apply to. One day, I received an email talking about the Simon Scholars Case Competition or whatever that meant. I[…]

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6 Tips for College Interviews

 Walking into Starbucks, I hesitantly sat at the nearest table, waiting for my first college interview. I arrived early, so I ordered a frappuccino to occupy my jittery hands. I was nervous and kept rehearsing what to say when I would be asked “Tell me about yourself.” I reached for my phone when suddenly, I[…]

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How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour

The fall season signals the beginning of a new semester, the start of a college journey, the looming fact that winter is coming, and most relevant to you high school seniors—college tours. I have only been on campus for a few days and I can’t keep track of how many tours I’ve seen everywhere on[…]

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A Note to Counselors from our Directors

A Note from the Director of Admissions Greetings from the University of Rochester! In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,390 first-year students, who joined our campus community from 76 countries and 47 states and DC and Puerto Rico. Within our first-year class, nearly 1 in 5 self-identified as a fist-generation college student and they hold[…]

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Rochester’s Virtual Events: Bringing the Campus Visit to You!

A new school year is here, and for high school seniors, that means it’s time to tackle those college applications. Throughout the fall, students often ask me what they can do to improve their application to Rochester and their chances of being admitted. There is not much to be done in terms of your academic[…]

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