Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Chinese Language Program at UR
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From Rochester to Mumbai
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A (Brief-ish) Introduction
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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes
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The Office
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”
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A Little About Myself
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Who’s This Guy?
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Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester
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Dining Options at the University of Rochester

Chinese Language Program at UR

I come from loving parents. Especially when it comes to learning, my parents have always prioritized and supported what I have been interested in and let me learn whatever I enjoyed doing, from learning piano to coming to America to pursue a critical learning experience. However, there is one thing that they expected: Chinese language.[…]

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From Rochester to Mumbai

By Satyajit Dattagupta, Admissions Counselor and Director of Enrollment Communications Representing the University of Rochester in South Asia is a rewarding experience because of the enriching interactions with some of the best students. My travels took me to various cities in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where I had the opportunity to visit public and private[…]

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A (Brief-ish) Introduction

I am a senior admissions counselor for the University of Rochester. I currently recruit students in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and New York City. So if you see a slightly shaggy-haired guy at a college fair behind a Rochester banner in one of those parts of the country . . . that would (probably) be[…]

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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes

By Damian Garcia, Senior Admissions Counselor This past Sunday, the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions, along with other community partners, hosted the 7th annual FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament. 36 teams from the Greater Finger Lakes Region, including Buffalo, Southern Tier, and Corning, advanced from over 130 teams competing in 8 Qualifying Tournaments. These[…]

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The Office

It is often said that college is a place where people learn and discover more about themselves. Reasonably so, it is not strange to hear people make remarks like: “It was in college that I discovered my passion for antiques, hence my interest in anthropology courses." Or: “While in college, I realized I had to[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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A Little About Myself

by Stacy Wells Shea Hi there. My name is Stacy Wells Shea, though people in the office refer to me as swells (my reader name). I’m originally from New Hartford, NY, and studied political science at Syracuse University as a scholarship athlete in swimming. I’ve been working for the University of Rochester for about 10[…]

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Who’s This Guy?

by Jason Buitrago My name is Jason Buitrago, and I’m one of the assistant directors in the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester. I’m also a UR alumnus, a city resident, a counselor, a graduate student, and an avid fan of pretty much anything on Bravo TV. I hail from the land of[…]

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Dining Options at the University of Rochester

Hi! Follow me around campus as I visit the different dining halls and cafes, covering the many eating options at the University of Rochester. There were a lot of new renovations to this beautiful university campus over the last year, many of which involved the dining centers.      

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