Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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The Great Outdoors
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Interview with an International Student (Part 1: How I got here)
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Advice to Incoming Students of Color
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Humanities Engagement During COVID-19 
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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition
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Can I Afford It?
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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester
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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?
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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast
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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

The Great Outdoors

Hello friends! As we pass the one year mark of the Coronavirus shutting down the University of Rochester, there are several light pinpricks beginning to shine from the tend of the tunnel. Vaccines are becoming more and more widely available, a tentative hope for a fully in-person fall semester has been proposed, and the best[…]

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Interview with an International Student (Part 1: How I got here)

The University of Rochester takes immense pride in its title as a global university. When we say that the world is in Rochester, we really mean it. There are over 4,800 international students at the university who come from over 120 different countries. Not only will you be able to experience life in a different[…]

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Advice to Incoming Students of Color

As a fifth-year student (Class of 2020, e5′ 2021), I took a moment to reflect on my years at the UofR. At this point, most of my close friends are BIPOC students of color, first-generation students, etc. Through our late-night conversations and constant discussions, it’s become clear that the idea of “college” itself comes with[…]

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Humanities Engagement During COVID-19 

While many are drawn to Rochester for its STEM programs, the Simon Business School, or even the Hajim School of Engineering, the humanities activities and engagement at the University has not let down those who aren’t as inclined to the various obstacles of math.  As a Film and Media Studies student myself, I’ve gone through[…]

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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition

The “Photo City” Rochester is sometimes known as the “Photo City,” and for good reason. As the birthplace of Kodak, it has a rich history in photography and is home to the George Eastman Museum, Visual Studies Workshop, Kodak’s headquarters. (Plus a whole lot of talented artists and photo geeks!) I’ve been passionate about photography[…]

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Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester! We know that finances are a big part of the college decision-making process for college. For many of you, the question “Can I afford it?” will be weighing heavily on your mind as the May 3 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of the considerations[…]

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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester

One of the most talked about aspects of the University is probably our flexible curriculum, or the Rochester Curriculum. Before studying here, I thought it seemed too good to be true, and I was curious what students’ schedules actually looked like. As a now-upperclassman, I can confirm the Rochester Curriculum is the real deal! Since[…]

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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?

The University of Rochester has several great housing options – Phase, O’Brien, Drama House, the Music Interest Floor, etc. – all offer their own pros and cons, and I’ve had people thrilled with pretty much all University owned housing in someway. But, what if you want to live off campus? This is the first year[…]

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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast

Last year, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of going to college close to home. What about people who go to college very far from home, though? As one such person, I know how daunting that idea can be. There are cultural, climate, time, and many other differences that can be challenging[…]

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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

We’ve been stuck in quarantine for almost a year now, and with vaccines being distributed it looks like the era of coronavirus might finally be turning. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing in Rochester once we get there. See a movie at The Little Theater or Regal Culver Ridge Plaza The movies[…]

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