Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?
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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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UR Students Go to Students for Zero Waste Conference
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Rochester’s College Town: Part One
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“What’s the Best Class You’ve Taken Here?”
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Magician Visits Rochester
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Take the Stage with the International Theater Program
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Are you Undecided or Multi-Decided?
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6 Tips for College Interviews
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The Junior Year Phase

How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?

Student organizations are integral to any campus life! Here at the University of Rochester, there are 200+ organizations ranging from cultural, academic, professional, community service, intramural, class council, performance, and organizations based on specific niches and interests. Each year, more and more student organizations are formed. Just this year alone, 1st Gen Society and Vietnamese[…]

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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UR Students Go to Students for Zero Waste Conference

For those of you who don’t already know, the University of Rochester is now a Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) member school. You can read more about what that means and entails in the PLAN blog post I wrote in September. Every year since its inception, PLAN has held its Students for Zero Waste conference for[…]

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Rochester’s College Town: Part One

College Town is the University of Rochester’s and Medical Center’s hub for all things social, shopping, and dining. It is located at the intersection of Mount Hope and Elmwood Avenue. Students and University affiliates can take the College Town Express or the Blue Line shuttles to get directly to the heart of College Town or[…]

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“What’s the Best Class You’ve Taken Here?”

Thanks to the flexible curriculum offered at the University of Rochester, students are encouraged to try courses outside of their major, without worrying about heavy requirements. Generally, students choose a major within one division and a cluster within the remaining two divisions. A cluster consists of twelve credits (equivalent to about three courses). A cluster[…]

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Magician Visits Rochester

On October 18, Steven Brundage performed a magic show for the University of Rochester. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us, Good Morning America, and numerous other TV shows, he is most famous for his amazing Rubik’s Cube tricks. He is also the star of the viral video “Magician Gets Out[…]

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Take the Stage with the International Theater Program

Who’s that girl in the pink leather jacket and sweet shades? That’s me, performing in the University of Rochester’s first mainstage production of the 2018–2019 school year, Gone Missing. The International Theater Program here at the University has become like my second home while I’ve been at college. Sometimes referred to as “Todd Theater” or[…]

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Are you Undecided or Multi-Decided?

College… That magical place where you find out more about yourself, start exploring new horizons and learn to enjoy the little moments in life. Moments like your first and last game for varsity, your first and last garbage plate, and your first but not last steps into using science, knowledge, and passion to make this[…]

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6 Tips for College Interviews

 Walking into Starbucks, I hesitantly sat at the nearest table, waiting for my first college interview. I arrived early, so I ordered a frappuccino to occupy my jittery hands. I was nervous and kept rehearsing what to say when I would be asked “Tell me about yourself.” I reached for my phone when suddenly, I[…]

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The Junior Year Phase

Hi everyone! It’s officially been over a month since I started junior year, so this blog is long overdue! If you ask me what is different about junior year, I would say that everything feels harder and I am busier than usual (which is saying something!). But at the same time, I’m really excited for[…]

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