Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students
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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester
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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour
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Preparing for a College Interview
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Three Things I Learned This Summer
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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior
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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun
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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay
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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!
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Reflections on My Admissions Interview

Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

The University of Rochester defines a first-generation student as a college-bound individual whose parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Are you a first-generation student headed to college? You may feel alone, but know that you have tons of resources and support at the University of Rochester. In addition to that, here are three tips[…]

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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester

Hello! My name is Sammy Cheng, and this is my first official blog post. I have moved into the beautiful residence hall known as Susan B. Anthony Halls. My career at the University of Rochester has just begun, but memories have already been made. In the first week at Orientation, a variety of informational sessions[…]

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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour

With the season of college apps quickly approaching, now is the best time to visit schools and see the future for yourself. Most schools offer campus tour registration online, and tours are usually done in small groups led by actual students. Aside from seeing how big the school is or how pretty the campus might be,[…]

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Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

Hi everyone! Since summer is almost over (and fall semester is here), I believe some reflections on how I spent the past four months are in order. Unlike most of my friends, I decided to stay on campus the whole time (and be a “real adult”). I gained some amazing experiences here while working, doing research,[…]

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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

Dear incoming freshmen! Although I have no idea who you are, you may know my face and name. We’ll probably run into each other on campus at some point, so come say hi any time (if you want to). Anyway, not trying to sound too old, but when I was in your position almost four[…]

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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun

Finally, I have returned to the greatest land known to man… or to the handful of college students that go here… Rochester, New York. After weeks of longing for this beauty, my plane has landed. As quickly as my sabbatical in Jamaica had ended, my first meeting as a Pre-College Counselor had begun. Ahh, summertime[…]

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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay

by Kayon Ellis, admissions counselor Hi, everyone! As you can imagine, my colleagues and I read a lot of admissions essays every year. We enjoy getting to know our applicants this way and reading your stories. We also know this can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. So I’ve come[…]

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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!

Hello, everyone! My name is Dalayna Gardner and I’m one of your Graduate Head Counselors for the Pre-College Programs this summer. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of California, Riverside, I completed my bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Now, I am a graduate[…]

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Reflections on My Admissions Interview

I have been thinking about how just a little over a year ago, I was accepted to the University of Rochester and made plans to visit the campus in the spring. The admissions process had been stressful, but what I had found most difficult was the fact that I wanted to make a good impression[…]

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