Category - High School

University of Rochester

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What’s In a Test?
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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!
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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2015
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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed
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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic
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Waiting. Waiting? Waiting!
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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy Part II
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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)
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3 Reasons to Complete an Admissions Interview

What’s In a Test?

Throughout my travels and my discussions with students and families, the most common questions I get concern standardized tests and how they impact one’s chance of admission. Confusion often arises because standardized tests play a different and less absolute role in American college admissions than they do in most other countries. No matter where you[…]

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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!

The University of Rochester is thrilled to be one of two global hosts for the 2015 International Baccalaureate World Student Conference (IBWSC), held on campus August 2–8. And in a world of confounding complexity, tough-to-swallow headlines, and intractable disputes, we are equally as happy to present the conference theme, “Game Changers: Reaching Solutions Through the Instinct to[…]

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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my major and studying in the humanities field. As you know, I am an art history major, and when I tell this to people, it leads to some very interesting responses. Many of the adults instantly become uncomfortable and say something along the lines of “Good luck”[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2015

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions   Looking up from my coffee-scented office on a Friday afternoon, the snow piling up outside my window, I take a break from reading applications to refill my mug. As I walk down the hallway, I see a once-familiar sight from this time last year: Carla has put[…]

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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed

By Mark Wiest, Pre-College instructor for Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed Lady Helen is tucked away at her winter moorage where she is protected by the wind and ice coming in with this latest storm. Soon enough, the ice will melt, the sun will come out, and we will be working hard[…]

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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic

By Dr. Michael Jarvis, Pre-College instructor for “Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic“ Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? Amateurs! Come learn how historical archaeology is really done through participation in a two-week excavation on Smiths Island, Bermuda. Our sites date to the very dawn of English colonization (1610s) and are almost as old[…]

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Waiting. Waiting? Waiting!

Hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break! Welcome back to Sophie’s UR lecture! For regular decision applicants, now is the most anxious stage during the admissions process: the waiting time! Many people thought the stage of writing applications and taking standardized tests is the most difficult one; however, in my opinion, the waiting stage[…]

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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy Part II

Read Part I: Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!) So now that you understand what the Common App is about, and how you should approach it, here are a few tips and tricks that I have gathered from my own experience and others around me. 1. We all know[…]

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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)

It’s the middle of November, and this means different things to different people; for some, it may mean Thanksgiving, changing colors of leaves, quickly approaching winter (perhaps too quickly), or maybe even pumpkin spice latte. But the biggest thing on most high school seniors’ minds these days are… the Common App essay! Don’t just narrate—persuade.[…]

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3 Reasons to Complete an Admissions Interview

Fall is fast approaching, and along with the calm of the falling leaves comes a certain degree of stress for high school seniors. The Common Application/Universal College App looms ominously in their minds, whether they’ve already sent it to a multitude of schools or have yet to even create an account. Seniors are also routinely[…]

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