Category - High School

University of Rochester

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be First Years from a Soon-To-Be Senior
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Summer Before College
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Four Tips for Finishing Your Senior Year in High School
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Big Public School vs. Small Private School
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College
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Why I Chose Rochester
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Research Rochester, Admission Interviews, and Campus Growth
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Meeting Rochester Off Campus

You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be First Years 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 Before College

The summer before college begins was probably one of the most emotionally contradicting times in my life. I was excited for a new experience to begin, but I was also nervous about the change. It was the first summer in my life when I did not have any assignments to worry about, but I still[…]

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Four Tips for Finishing Your Senior Year in High School

It’s April and that senioritis is starting to kick in. We’ve all felt it—the readiness for something new, the laziness, the apparent inability to do anything productive. Yet AP exams are right around the corner and those last papers and tests need to be finished up in order to graduate. Soon you’ll be getting your graduation[…]

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Big Public School vs. Small Private School

Last month I had an opportunity to visit some of my friends at a large, public school in Illinois, where I’m from. As I walked through its multiple quads, I was taken aback by just how much larger it was compared to the University of Rochester. When I asked my friends how they could possibly[…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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Why I Chose Rochester

As a senior interviewer and campus tour guide (Meridian) at the University of Rochester, “Why Rochester” is the question that parents and prospective students ask me most often. Thinking back to almost four years ago during my undergraduate application process and reflecting on the last three-and-a-half years here, I want to share why I chose[…]

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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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Research Rochester, Admission Interviews, and Campus Growth

To any high school seniors considering attending the University of Rochester, I strongly encourage taking part in a Research Rochester event. My first visit—and my experiences with students and faculty alike—cemented my decision to enroll here. In that one day, I was exposed to the main facets of life on the River Campus that I[…]

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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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