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University of Rochester

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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!
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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition
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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!
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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For
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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay
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Class of 2021 Profile
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How to Win the College Fair Game
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Rochester’s 166th Class
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Simon Scholars 2016

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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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition

On Thursday, November 30, the University of Rochester held its 83rd annual Boar’s Head Dinner. This tradition entails a night of great food, entertainment, and a medieval atmosphere. A ticket costs $22.24 in declining (meal plan money) or $23.89 if you pay with URos, cash, or credit. This gets you three courses of high-quality food, student performances, and a[…]

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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!

Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures (ATHS) is one the multidisciplinary programs offered at Rochester. That means it incorporates aspects of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that students choose to weight their course load in one direction or the other for it to count as either a natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities major or[…]

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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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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay

by Kayon Ellis, admissions counselor Hi, everyone! As you can imagine, my colleagues and I read a lot of admissions essays every year. We enjoy getting to know our applicants this way and reading your stories. We also know this can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. So I’ve come[…]

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Class of 2021 Profile

The University of Rochester offered admission to potential first-year students from all US states and territories, and 135 foreign countries, up from last year’s record 111. The top ten states range from Massachusetts and Illinois to California and Texas. The top ten countries include many from almost every China province and Indian state, but also[…]

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How to Win the College Fair Game

If you’ve ever attended a college fair, you know the drill: tons of colleges and universities set up tables or booths and display all kinds of brochures, hand-outs, and information for students to browse. Students typically walk around, pick up pieces, and maybe chat with a counselor or two. So, you might be wondering how[…]

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Rochester’s 166th Class

Rochester’s 166th Class moved in this week, bringing 1,335 freshmen and more than 100 transfer students to the sunny and significantly reconstructed River Campus. The Class is half men and half women. Fewer than half are White, non-Hispanic, making Rochester’s 5,300 undergraduates overall “minority-majority.” The oldest entering student is 38, and the youngest is 15.[…]

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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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