Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Arts Recruitment Poster Contest: We Have a Winner!
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ROC to SEA to JFK
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UR a Champion!
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SOC events at Rochester!
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Q&A: Pre-College Programs
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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process
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A Different Type of Education
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Call Me
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Reading Season
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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Arts Recruitment Poster Contest: We Have a Winner!

By Justine Rumbel, Senior Admissions Counselor Every fall, my fellow admissions counselors and I visit high schools and meet with prospective students around the world to share information about college. This process includes getting lost in high schools, making your way through bustling hallways of teenagers, not knowing if you’ll be in a library or[…]

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ROC to SEA to JFK

A lot has happened in Admissions and on campus since my last post. We’ve enrolled the Class of 2015, we’ve seen the Class of 2011 graduate, and we’ve seen the beginning of construction for the new home of the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Of slightly less importance, I’ve also gotten a lot of[…]

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UR a Champion!

By Tyler Socash ’09, Admissions Counselor Intramural sports are a quintessential cornerstone at most institutions of higher education. Aside from earning a bachelor’s degree, it is possible that the most significant achievement during your college years is winning an Intramural Championship. Nothing is more exciting than having eclectic groups of students from all facets of[…]

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Q&A: Pre-College Programs

By Ursula Balent, Pre-College Programs Manager What pre-college summer programs does the University of Rochester offer? Rochester Scholars is designed for students entering grades 9-12 and offers one-, two-, and three-week noncredit courses. Taste of College allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in four-week courses and earn college credit. Students may choose to[…]

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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs While working in Admissions for the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with thousands of students, parents, and educators from around the world. It has been a privilege for me to work with so many wonderful students at the high school and the[…]

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A Different Type of Education

By Stacy Wells Shea, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions; Combined-Admission Programs Coordinator When you read the University’s list of majors, you’ll see that education is missing. That’s not because we don’t offer it, it’s just that we offer a different type of education program. About five years ago, when a student asked me if we[…]

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Call Me

By Mike Conklin, Admissions Counselor I often consider the sense of relief college applicants must feel when they finish submitting their applications. To have completed the personal essays, supplemental forms, interviews, résumés, and all those other silly things we make them do must be a wonderful feeling. I also think about the sense of panic[…]

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Reading Season

By Marla Britton New York State sees all four seasons, each with its own unique beauty. Few people realize that the Office of Admissions at the University of Rochester also has four seasons: reading, open campus, visitors, and travel, and just like Mother Nature’s, our seasons each bring a beauty and uniqueness to Rochester. Open[…]

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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Full disclosure: I love mascots. I still remember having my Buffalo Bills plush buffalo and a Baltimore Orioles stuffed animal in my room and prominently displayed when I was growing up. For those who are wondering what a Rochester-born kid would be doing with an Orioles mascot, the Rochester Red Wings were the Orioles farm[…]

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