Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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The Power of Doubt
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You’ve Got Mail!
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Transfer Student Spotlight
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Apple Picking Around Rochester
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Summer Highlights: Part Two
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Westside Farmers Market
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A Message from Our Directors
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Finding Flexibility, Teamwork, and Practice with GEAR
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How Rochester Students Overcome Difficult Courses
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Service at the University of Rochester

The Power of Doubt

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When I was a junior in high school, I received a LOT of college mail. Flyers, cards, postcards, information packets, you name it. I kept every piece I received in a big cardboard box next to my bed, and as I went through my college search, I picked out[…]

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You’ve Got Mail!

A common piece of advice when you go to college, or as you grow up in general, is to not forget to call your mom. It’s easy to keep in touch electronically, but what about the classic handwritten letter? Since I started going to Rochester, I have kept in touch with friends and family both[…]

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Transfer Student Spotlight

by Sarah Murphy, Class of 2019 (Take 5 2020); double major in English and French, Take 5 program in Food Studies Why did you decide to transfer to the University of Rochester? I spent my first year at a school that wasn’t a great fit for me academically or culturally, and that made me feel[…]

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Apple Picking Around Rochester

With New York being the second highest producer of apples in the US, it seems like a no-brainer to go apple picking when you’re here. Luckily, there are several places you can enjoy this very autumnal activity not far from Rochester. Wickham Farms Last year I went apple picking here with the Quidditch team. They[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part Two

Read Part One! It’s been around three months since the end of summer, so it’s the perfect time to look back on my experience! Just to recap quickly, I spent my summer traveling back to India, conducting research in Dr. Buckley’s lab, watching cricket, volunteering at the hospital, and ultimately, hanging out with friends. I[…]

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Westside Farmers Market

Just across the bridge from campus and a few minutes down Genesee Street lies the Westside Farmers Market. The market runs on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 pm from mid-June to early October. It offers fresh local produce, prepared food, live music, bike repairs, and more. Luckily for UR students, it is easily within walking[…]

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A Message from Our Directors

Greetings from the University of Rochester, In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,370 first year students and over 100 transfer students, who joined our campus community from 54 countries and 43 states (including DC and Puerto Rico). Nearly 1 in 5 self identified as a first-generation college student, and they were interested in nearly 70 different[…]

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Finding Flexibility, Teamwork, and Practice with GEAR

by Rachael He, Class of 2022 Hi, my name is Rachael, and I’m a computer science major, and I am a part of the Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) program because I am interested in research and access to more resources that will help me in the future. I chose the University of Rochester because the community[…]

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How Rochester Students Overcome Difficult Courses

Regardless of how well you did in high school, how many AP classes you took, or what major you intend on pursuing, college is hard. The transition between high school and college will be one of the most challenging things students will have to face at the beginning of their college journey. At the University[…]

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Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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