Category - High School

University of Rochester

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The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective
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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking
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Simon Scholars 2016
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Three Tips for Choosing a University
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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1
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So You Got into College—Now What?
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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
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All About Applying Early Decision

The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective

The system is rigged. It is set against those that seek multiple paths, and since birth, we are herded toward singularity. Sure, it starts out open; you have choices. You’re able to play multiple instruments, multiple sports, but as you get older, the more our system revolts against those, like you perhaps, and like me, who[…]

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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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Three Tips for Choosing a University

Three years ago, in March 2013, I received my admission letter from the University of Rochester in the mail at my host family’s home in New Hampshire. At the time, I didn’t realize what a huge milestone this was in my life, because my life was completely changed the moment I decided to come to Rochester.[…]

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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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So You Got into College—Now What?

College admission season is here, or has already been here for many early decision applicants. For those of you who have been accepted to your dream school, like the University of Rochester, it’s time to celebrate this amazing accomplishment in your life. And it’s also time to start thinking about what you want to do[…]

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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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All About Applying Early Decision

On a typical Monday morning, as a typical high school senior student, you make your way to the bus stop (or you get into your own car, or a friend picks you up, or you walk to school, whatever). No matter how you got there, you are now sitting down in your first period class. Everyone[…]

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