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University of Rochester

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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?
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What I Will Love About The Meliora Class
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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!
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NaStuEmpWe 2014
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Why Rochester?
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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus
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On Reading College Essays

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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What I Will Love About The Meliora Class

After the longest and hardest reading season ever (with the weather outside duplicating the stormy debates inside), it's fun watching admitted students visit the beautiful campus and make up their minds about where to spend the next four years. I'm looking forward to another great class, and since we had many more applications (6% up)[…]

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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!

Today's guest blog post is by Jaclyn Capita, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. She attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs four years in a row, participating in the Rochester Scholars (2010, 2011, 2012) and Mini Med School (2013). I have been participating in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs since I was a freshman and I have[…]

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NaStuEmpWe 2014

NaStuEmpWe 2014 Well, we have wrapped up another highly successful National Student Employment Week (known on Twitter as #NaStuEmpWe), and I wanted to highlight some of the neat stuff we had going! On Campus First things first, we have a very talented and generally awesome winner of Student Employee of the Year! Her name is[…]

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Why Rochester?

Hi all, it’s been a crazy few months as I’ve transitioned into my role as Midwest Regional Rep. Getting used to the new responsibility and a new city, Chicago, have been really crazy, but I finally feel like I’m getting a grasp on all the things happening at once. It is a good time for[…]

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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus

At Rochester, we're continuing our efforts to appeal to the IB community and to communicate what a good match we think we are for students who complete the IB Diploma Program. We're continuing to learn how best to work with students, parents, guidance counselors, teachers, and IB coordinators to understand as much as we can[…]

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On Reading College Essays

When I give presentations on the process of applying to college and specifically on the process of writing a personal statement, I encourage students to write with emotion. It's my personal belief that writing with emotion means the author of the college essay is writing on a topic that has significance for him/her. And a topic with[…]

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