Category - Faculty and Staff

University of Rochester

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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
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Three Things To Do After You Apply
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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You
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Building Your Own Rochester Supplement
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Rochester Admissions Update: Early…Huge…Wow…
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Keeping Busy Until You Arrive at Rochester
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Introducing the Midwest Team
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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?

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

by Jonathan Burdick, Dean of College Admission and Vice-Provost for Enrollment Initiatives 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.”[…]

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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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Three Things To Do After You Apply

Hello Everyone! My name is Caroline Boron, an admissions counselor here at the University of Rochester. While you all worked hard getting your applications in, our admissions counselors are diligently reviewing them so we can get decisions out to you all. So while you’re waiting, what can you do to keep yourself sane? I’ve got three[…]

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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You

Greetings from Rochester! My name is Jason Nevinger and I’m a regional associate director in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. As part of my duties, I travel internationally and in the southeastern United States to meet future Yellowjackets. “Admissible” doesn’t necessarily mean “admitted” I’ve often been asked, “What do you look for in an applicant?”[…]

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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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Rochester Admissions Update: Early…Huge…Wow…

Rochester’s growth as a top private university has been epic since 2006. We’ve added 17 campus buildings and a second (and huge) retail center next to campus (with Moe’s and Insomnia Cookies … dangerous to my diet). We’ve added 21 new degree programs, including two bachelor’s in business, four in public health, and exclusive blends of arts with technology.[…]

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Keeping Busy Until You Arrive at Rochester

So it's July and the Class of 2018 is starting their Rochester experience in just a couple months. I'm assuming the next two months will be an incredibly anxious time in many of your lives as you prepare for your first experience in college. I want to offer some sage advice on what you can[…]

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Introducing the Midwest Team

Traveling around the country is a big part of the admissions world. As I've mentioned before, I serve as the Midwest regional representative, based in Chicago. The title implies that I'm responsible for the majority of the midwestern United States. In reality, I help lead a team of individuals who cover a huge territory ranging[…]

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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?

Now that the housing lottery is over and the dust has settled, you know where you’ll be living next fall! That’s great news! I bet you’re excited, whether you’re a freshman on the quad or in Sue B., or whether you’re an upperclassman in Hill Court (AKA “Phase”), over in Riverview, or chillin’ in special[…]

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