Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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Linguistics: The Study of Language
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies
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Why the University of Rochester?
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Spotlight on Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages

Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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Linguistics: The Study of Language

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow In high school, I once heard linguistics referred to as “the most human of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities,” and I said “I want to do that.” I immediately started looking for colleges with strong linguistics programs. Long story short, I found Rochester![…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College

You look at your schedule. Classes from 9 am to 4 pm followed by extracurriculars, work, and a party. Within the first five minutes, you already find yourself exhausted—constant coughing and sneezing. It’s easy to overwork yourself in college. Here’s your guide to taking a break and getting better. 1. Don’t over-exert yourself. Seriously. That weekly club meeting?[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Recently I’ve shared spotlights on Romance languages, Central European languages, and East Asian languages, and this week I’m exploring Russian studies! Here at Rochester, we have majors, minors, and clusters in both Russian and Russian studies. Russian spans both language and culture and counts as the humanities requirement. Russian studies[…]

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Why the University of Rochester?

Ah, March Madness. It’s crazy, but it is nothing as crazy as deciding which college to attend! If you have many great colleges on the table, and the University of Rochester is one of them, I strongly suggest that you pick the University of Rochester. Why? I got one word for you: community. The faculty,[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Spotlight on Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)

Let me introduce you to one of my close friends, Jack. Jack is going to be at the University of Rochester for an extra fifth year, just like me. He is staying on for a master’s in engineering (rather than a degree in nursing like me) through a program called Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR).[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages

As I mentioned before in my posts on Romance languages and Central European languages, this month I’m writing about Rochester’s language and cultural offerings. Today it’s all about East Asian languages and cultures, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, all of which are programs found within our Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) and play a big[…]

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