Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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To Major or Minor? Or Just Double Major!
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List
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Four Tips for Finishing Senior Year Strong
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31 Things I Learned About the University of Rochester During My First Semester
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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements
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Inside Dorm Life
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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)
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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

To Major or Minor? Or Just Double Major!

One of the reasons I chose the University of Rochester is because of its flexible curriculum that allows students to choose their own set of academics without the limitation of required core classes. With so much freedom at hand, it is more than possible to have multiple minors or even double up on majors. So[…]

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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The new year is already upon us, and with it, the second semester will start soon. Although you might not want to give school any more thoughts until you absolutely have to (last semester wasn’t easy, after all), there are a couple things that you can do right now that will make the beginning of[…]

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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

It’s never too early or too late to start making or refining that college list. You can start as early as freshman year of high school and refine it all the way up until you enroll at a school. Here are some questions you should ask yourself while making and finalizing your college list. 1.[…]

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Four Tips for Finishing Senior Year Strong

It’s finally senior year; you’ve been waiting for this moment since freshman year. The years of hard work have finally paid off but it’s not time to slow down yet (just a little). Here are four tips to help you finish off your senior year strong! Finalize your college process If only it were as[…]

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31 Things I Learned About the University of Rochester During My First Semester

The first semester of my college career is finally over. Looking back, I never realized how fast the time was going by. It seems like yesterday when I moved to the Sue B residence halls, but in reality, that was almost four months ago. In these last four months, I have learned so much about the[…]

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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements

We all know the college admissions essay is one of the biggest hurdles of the admissions process. But what about the writing supplements? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, random and vague supplement prompts are thrown at you with little to no direction on how to answer them. Here are some tips[…]

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Inside Dorm Life

The idea of living with a bunch of new people and even a strange roommate or two can be pretty intimidating. And while it may be a drastic change from your life at home, life in a residence hall is still pretty awesome. PROS Community I never thought that, as an introvert, I’d enjoy living[…]

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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

Hi, everyone! This month’s blog is pretty special to me because I’ve been working on it for a pretty long time (ever since I thought of the punny title). As I’ve finally declared my major (biomedical engineering), I wanted to share some tips/suggestions/wise words with you all about the process of deciding your major and officially[…]

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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