Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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31 Things I Learned About the University of Rochester During My First Semester
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Introducing UR Makers
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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester
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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference
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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition
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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements
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Staying on Campus During Thanksgiving Break
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Inside Dorm Life
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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!
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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

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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Introducing UR Makers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow UR Makers is a fantastic new student group on campus dedicated to bridging the divide between art and technology. Students learn to work together as a team to make their ideas a reality. According to UR Makers’ president David Lippman, “Our goal is to just be a[…]

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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this academic year. Our November guest was none other than Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a historian, women’s studies scholar, and professor at Harvard. Thatcher gave[…]

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

by Nola Yang, Class of 2018 Thanks to the University of Rochester Office of Admissions, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at the University of Rochester was able to attend the SASE National Conference on October 12 in Chicago, IL. Below, SASE members reflect on their time at the conference. “I had attended the[…]

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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition

On Thursday, November 30, the University of Rochester held its 83rd annual Boar’s Head Dinner. This tradition entails a night of great food, entertainment, and a medieval atmosphere. A ticket costs $22.24 in declining (meal plan money) or $23.89 if you pay with URos, cash, or credit. This gets you three courses of high-quality food, student performances, and a[…]

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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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Staying on Campus During Thanksgiving Break

Are you thinking that if you come to the University of Rochester you won’t be able to fly home for Thanksgiving? No worries! With such a geographically diverse population, you wouldn’t be the only one. I’m from Seattle, and with a roundtrip ticket costing as much as it does just to be home for a few days,[…]

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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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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!

Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures (ATHS) is one the multidisciplinary programs offered at Rochester. That means it incorporates aspects of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that students choose to weight their course load in one direction or the other for it to count as either a natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities major or[…]

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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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