Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour
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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad
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How I Became a Real Engineer
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Pre-College Program: Research 101
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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate
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Saving & Spending Abroad
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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

The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour

by Joshua McGough Hello all! My name is Josh and I’m a Rochester native. My majors are in biochemistry and chemistry and my minors are in music and social psychology. I’m a community assistant for the National Residence Hall Honorary Meliora Chapter and the general manager for the Midnight Ramblers all-male a cappella group on[…]

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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad

One thing I wondered about before arriving in London was how I was going to juggle studying with exploring, experiencing, and traveling. My classwork experience in London has been more relaxed than my semesters at Rochester. My courses have lots of readings to be completed before each class. However, the readings are less referenced in[…]

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How I Became a Real Engineer

Graduation is right around the corner! For every senior at the Hajim School of Engineering at the University of Rochester, the month of April is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time: the year-long capstone project is due by the end of the month. This senior design capstone project is usually a proud product of many[…]

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Pre-College Program: Research 101

by Hoang Pham, PhD Hoang D. Pham is a third-year Michael Scandling PhD student in the Teaching, Curriculum and Change Department at the Warner School of Education. He enrolled in the program directly after obtaining his Honors BA in psychology from the University of Rochester. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Herbert L. Zimmer Research[…]

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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate

Even before people start asking the question, you dread it. “What are you doing after you graduate?” It might seem like an innocent enough inquiry for those parents and professors who secured employment long ago or even those younger siblings and underclassmen that still have years to go before they leave the safety net of[…]

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Saving & Spending Abroad

(Refresher: I’m studying abroad in London this semester.) Preparing to study abroad includes getting ready to spend and save money in a new country. On campus, you can pay for anything with your ID card. Plus, food is already sorted out and lots of events on campus are free or at least super cheap. On[…]

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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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