Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!
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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies
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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend
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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide
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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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The Path to a Math Major
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Senior Year: Take One
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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List
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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR
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How to Get an Internship in High School

Meet me at…Wilson Commons!

At the University of Rochester, Wilson Commons is one of the main sites of the student union; a place to meet up with friends, catch a meal, and relax. Food Wilson Commons is home to The Common Market, Rocky’s Sub Shop & Lounge, and The Pit. The Common Market has a vast selection of candy[…]

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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies

If you are interested in and/or care about the environment, the University of Rochester has options for you! I’m going to be focusing on environmental health, environmental humanities, environmental science, and environmental studies in this post because distinguishing between them can be challenging at first. How do you choose which one is right for you?[…]

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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend

We all know that studying abroad, whether it be for a year, a semester, a summer, or even a holiday break, is one of the most quintessential college experiences. I’ve had friends depart for Denmark, Germany, Australia and the Galapagos, returning a few months later with tales abound of food, friends, new adventures and even[…]

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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the snow is snowing, and midterm exams are lurking around every corner. No one likes exams, but they don’t have to be as scary as they seem. I’m here with some tips to turn those midterms from mighty dragons into much-less-mighty lizards. 1. Go to[…]

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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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The Path to a Math Major

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, and if you read the title of this post, you can probably guess what my major is. But this was not always so. I want to share my experience choosing a major so that you, reading this right now, know that not everyone is born knowing exactly what they[…]

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Senior Year: Take One

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately; senior year has been overwhelming. I’m almost at the two month mark, and to be honest, I can’t believe it. The fact that I’ll be graduating in a few months is hard to digest, because I feel like it was only months ago that I was trying[…]

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Undecided: How to Narrow Down Your College List

What does being “undecided” mean when talking about the college application process? Regardless of whether you are applying this cycle or are just trying to get an early start, being aware of these key terms is very important. Undecided is a term used to describe a student who has not decided on a major or[…]

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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR

When I packed my bags and left my home in Malaysia back in August to begin my college adventure here at Rochester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I was apprehensive about the weather (arguably the biggest difference), living alone for the first time, and what my classes would be like. Fast forward about[…]

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How to Get an Internship in High School

The summer between your senior year of high school and college is the perfect time to do some self-exploration. The possibilities are endless, but one option I would advise you to consider is participating in an internship or student-work program. As an incoming college student, you will be faced with a lot of career and[…]

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