Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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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
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4 Days, 8 Places to Eat
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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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Mechanical Fabrication Empowers Students for Everyday Designs

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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4 Days, 8 Places to Eat

This month my mom visited me, which was great. One of my favorite parts of her visit was being able to get off campus and explore the food scene in Rochester. Dining hall food is getting pretty old by now. I gathered recommendations for restaurants to go to and narrowed them down based on the kind of[…]

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch

The University of Rochester Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team is a student-run, non-profit organization that designs, fabricates, tests, and competes with a single-seater off-road vehicle. From mechanical and biomedical engineering to optics and business majors, the team’s numbers include anyone who is interested in learning design and does not mind getting a tad dirty! Whether you[…]

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Mechanical Fabrication Empowers Students for Everyday Designs

In a world where 3D printing is becoming accessible to everyone and novel fabrication techniques are being revealed, the course EAS 141: Basic Mechanical Fabrication serves to equip you with an understanding of the fundamentals of machining and as well as how to communicate their design effectively. EAS stands for Engineering and Applied Sciences, and[…]

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