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University of Rochester

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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!
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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)
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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus
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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means

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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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

Hi, everyone! This month’s blog is pretty special to me because I’ve been working on it for a pretty long time (ever since I thought of the punny title). As I’ve finally declared my major (biomedical engineering), I wanted to share some tips/suggestions/wise words with you all about the process of deciding your major and officially[…]

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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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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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means

Have you ever walked into a classroom and wondered, “When will I ever need to know this?” The notion in high school is that this will make you a more rounded student with critical thinking skills, community awareness, problem-solving, etc. But let’s be honest—do I really need to know that yellow symbolizes greed and luxury in The[…]

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