Category - High School

University of Rochester

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Summer Before College
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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
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Char’s Philosophy on Campus Tours
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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore
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Finding My Place as a Freshman

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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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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Char’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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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

As I look back on my first two semesters of college, I realize I’ve learned a lot.   Be yourself. It sounds cliche, but I felt a lot of pressure as a freshman to fit in. I was concerned with who my friends would be, would I join a sorority, would I be forever alone? But here’s[…]

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Finding My Place as a Freshman

Among the typical anxieties about beginning college is one that seems to rise above all the rest—Is this really the right place for me? This complex and bothersome sentiment is often accompanied by other equally vexing concerns about starting a new life as a college student: Will I make friends? Will I be homesick? Will the[…]

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