Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking
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Simon Scholars 2016
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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1
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Three Things To Do After You Apply
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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You
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A Real-Life Taste of College
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Building Your Own Rochester Supplement
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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”
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All About College Admission Interviews
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Why Early Decision Could Be For You

Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking

Hello everyone. I’m Peter Iglinski, and I’ll be teaching the Public Speaking Basics class during Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this summer. I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a senior press officer at the University, and I teach public speaking part time at nearby Nazareth College. I also run a private coaching service in which[…]

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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1

*In the voice of Bear Grylls* From figuring out which roommate gets which bed to figuring out where to study. From scheduling your classes to getting to class most efficiently when you wake up late. From making it safely back home after a long night out to making the closest friends you’ll ever have. I’m going to teach you how[…]

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Three Things To Do After You Apply

Hello Everyone! My name is Caroline Boron, an admissions counselor here at the University of Rochester. While you all worked hard getting your applications in, our admissions counselors are diligently reviewing them so we can get decisions out to you all. So while you’re waiting, what can you do to keep yourself sane? I’ve got three[…]

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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You

Greetings from Rochester! My name is Jason Nevinger and I’m a regional associate director in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. As part of my duties, I travel internationally and in the southeastern United States to meet future Yellowjackets. “Admissible” doesn’t necessarily mean “admitted” I’ve often been asked, “What do you look for in an applicant?”[…]

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A Real-Life Taste of College

Hi all! My name is Caitlyn. I’m part of the Class of 2017, and I’m a psychology major and dance minor at the University of Rochester. Here at UR, I’m the costume manager for Sihir Bellydance Ensemble, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and a student supervisor at the campus Starbucks. I always loved to[…]

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Building Your Own Rochester Supplement

The New Year is almost here, with many of your college application deadlines following close behind (remember—Rochester’s is January 5)! After hammering out your final drafts of your personal statement, some of you might notice when you arrive at the Rochester specific writing supplement that it is a bit different from past years. We are[…]

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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”

  “Why are you going there?” In my hometown of Akron, Ohio, many high school graduates attend college locally at one of the nearby state schools. Others migrate to the outskirts of the state but remain comfortably and securely within Ohio, and a small few disperse across the country. In that culture, I was kind of an anomaly in[…]

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All About College Admission Interviews

Most colleges offer admission interviews, and you might be wondering if you should partake in this very intimidating and scary ordeal. At the University of Rochester, admission interviews are “highly recommended,” which basically means you should do it. As someone who is generally reserved around strangers and never had much experience with interviews in general,[…]

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Why Early Decision Could Be For You

In my previous post, I talked about early decision applications in general. Now, I’m going to talk about my personal experience of applying Early Decision to the University of Rochester, and why and how I made that decision. My first visit to the school was the summer before my senior year, and I signed up for[…]

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