Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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College in the US vs. Europe
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How to Win the College Fair Game
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The Tale of a Proud Early Decision Yellowjacket
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Meeting Rochester Off Campus
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Nail that Admission Interview: Insider Tips from a Senior Interviewer
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Charlotte’s Philosophy on Campus Tours
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Rochester’s 166th Class
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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC
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Mini Med: A Student Perspective

Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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College in the US vs. Europe

Before making the decision to leave my friends and life in Germany behind in order to attend college in the United States, I had to actively contemplate on whether that would be wise. In fact, one of the questions I’m asked the most since being at the University of Rochester is, “Why would you come[…]

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How to Win the College Fair Game

If you’ve ever attended a college fair, you know the drill: tons of colleges and universities set up tables or booths and display all kinds of brochures, hand-outs, and information for students to browse. Students typically walk around, pick up pieces, and maybe chat with a counselor or two. So, you might be wondering how[…]

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The Tale of a Proud Early Decision Yellowjacket

Firstly, it’s freezing. I know it’s still a bit early in fall but I’m already freezing. Walking through Eastman Quad, I’m wondering, “Why New York? Why Rochester, New York? Have you ever even been this far north? You’re from the islands—what are you doing here? But it’s such a beautiful campus. There are so many[…]

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Meeting Rochester Off Campus

  Don’t have time to visit campus? No worries—there are tons of ways to “meet” Rochester without traveling far away! The admissions interview During my interview at the off-campus admissions event in New Jersey, I broke into a coughing fit. I was so nervous that I choked on my own words! Let my experience be a[…]

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Nail that Admission Interview: Insider Tips from a Senior Interviewer

Fall is an exciting and nerve-wrecking time for seniors both in high school and college. High school seniors are (in some cases) being interviewed as part of their college application process, and many college seniors are going through graduate school or job interviews at the same time. This year, I obtained a new job as[…]

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Charlotte’s Philosophy on Campus Tours

As a high school junior and senior, I was reluctant to travel to different college campuses. During the car ride, I would get grumpy and come up with absurd reasons why I would never attend the school I was visiting that day. In retrospect, I realize that I was letting my nerves about the college process get in[…]

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Rochester’s 166th Class

Rochester’s 166th Class moved in this week, bringing 1,335 freshmen and more than 100 transfer students to the sunny and significantly reconstructed River Campus. The Class is half men and half women. Fewer than half are White, non-Hispanic, making Rochester’s 5,300 undergraduates overall “minority-majority.” The oldest entering student is 38, and the youngest is 15.[…]

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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC

Hello, y’all! My name is Tobi Abubakare and I am one of your Pre-College Counselors (PCCs) for this summer. This is my first time participating in this program and my nerves were starting to get to me the closer move-in day came. The last time I felt that way was move-in day of my freshman year. I think[…]

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Mini Med: A Student Perspective

by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Abubakare, Class of 2017    Mini Medical School, a popular session in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, is for students who have an interest in medicine, anatomy and physiology, neurology, psychiatry, or public health, or who want to develop a budding interest. These students get to spend three weeks exploring what it would be like if they were[…]

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