Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Class of 2021 Profile
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How to Fail a Test
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Can I Afford It?
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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus
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Roommate Relations 101
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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student
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The Waiting is Over—The Excitement Begins
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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid
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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

Class of 2021 Profile

The University of Rochester offered admission to potential first-year students from all US states and territories, and 135 foreign countries, up from last year’s record 111. The top ten states range from Massachusetts and Illinois to California and Texas. The top ten countries include many from almost every China province and Indian state, but also[…]

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How to Fail a Test

As I sit here one hour before my freshman organic chemistry exam, I begin to reflect heavily on why I am not sleeping but instead trying my best to get in a last bit of information. Fresh from my eye-opening, even life-changing, spring break back in my home, Jamaica, I was filled with positivity that[…]

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Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester’s Class of 2021! 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 1 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of[…]

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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus

If you live in the area, or have recently checked the weather app in your phone, you know that spring break at the University of Rochester has felt more like winter break instead. The buses have been running, and dining hours reduced, all while snow has been falling from the sky. But what can you do[…]

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Roommate Relations 101

Hello, all! With the arrival of the new freshmen of the Class of 2021 this fall, I thought that some tips about roommate and dorm situations would be helpful! So, welcome to Roommate Relations 101, where we will be learning more about how you can get along with your roommate. In this “course,” I will[…]

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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student

It’s now been over a month since I journeyed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canberra, Australia, and I’m starting to understand why past study abroad students often impart such cliches as “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it” and “As soon as you adjust, it’s time to return home” upon prospective abroad students. As an exchange student,[…]

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The Waiting is Over—The Excitement Begins

by Craig Plummer ’93 (BA Psychology), ’94 (MS Counseling and Human Development) After graduating from the University of Rochester, I moved with my wife, Stacey (Metcalf) Plummer (’94), to New Hampshire, where we have lived for the past 23 years. After working for ten years as a high school counselor, I decided to step out on[…]

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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid

Happy spring, Rochester! We definitely aren’t experiencing Winter Storm Stella right now. Not at all. As some of you have heard (and seen on our pamphlets around campus), the deadline for applying for financial aid for the 2017–18 academic year is earlier than in previous years. All documents are due on March 15 this year.[…]

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

My name is Sarah Bjornland and I am a senior graduating in May with a BS in optics and a minor in dance. I am involved in a variety of different activities on campus: I’m the president of UR SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group), the co-president of Radiance Dance Theatre, a peer advisor, and the production[…]

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