Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process
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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester
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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List
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College Essays: 4 Tips and Tricks
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College Interviews: Remember These Things and You’ll Be Fine
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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition
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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements
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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!

Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

College application season is coming to an end, and high school seniors all over the world are sighing in relief as they click that send button for the last time. Now the waiting begins—restless months filled with anxiety, relief, and fear of possible rejection. While rejection is a possibility, being accepted into multiple places and making the[…]

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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process

Now that it is 2018, high school seniors are mostly finished with their journey through the college process. It’s time for current juniors to begin thinking about their future and make some big decisions. Here are four tips on how to begin making those choices and getting started on the college process. 1. Take your[…]

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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester

Namaste, Salut, Konnichiwa, Ola, Annyeonghaseyo, Hallo, Ni Hao, and obviously, Hello folks!  Today we will learn about applying to the University of Rochester! While most information about the application process and requirements can be found online, this blog sheds light on the University from an insider’s perspective. Whether you are applying to Rochester or just thinking of[…]

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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

It’s never too early or too late to start making or refining that college list. You can start as early as freshman year of high school and refine it all the way up until you enroll at a school. Here are some questions you should ask yourself while making and finalizing your college list. 1.[…]

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College Essays: 4 Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for your college essays! 1. Be creative and take a risk If your Common Application is slightly lacking extracurricular activities or you’re not as satisfied with your GPA, essays are a great outlet to make your application competitive. You need your essays to stand out and the best way to showcase[…]

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College Interviews: Remember These Things and You’ll Be Fine

College interviews can be a lot. It feels like you have to impress the interviewer in a short amount of time and fit in as much information about yourself as possible. You have to appear professional, yet friendly enough to let your true personality shine through. Yeah, interviews are tricky. But as much as they[…]

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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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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements

We all know the college admissions essay is one of the biggest hurdles of the admissions process. But what about the writing supplements? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, random and vague supplement prompts are thrown at you with little to no direction on how to answer them. Here are some tips[…]

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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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