Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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From Rochester to Mumbai
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A (Brief-ish) Introduction
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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes
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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms
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Squash!
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Spring Registration
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The Office
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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

From Rochester to Mumbai

By Satyajit Dattagupta, Admissions Counselor and Director of Enrollment Communications Representing the University of Rochester in South Asia is a rewarding experience because of the enriching interactions with some of the best students. My travels took me to various cities in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where I had the opportunity to visit public and private[…]

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A (Brief-ish) Introduction

I am a senior admissions counselor for the University of Rochester. I currently recruit students in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and New York City. So if you see a slightly shaggy-haired guy at a college fair behind a Rochester banner in one of those parts of the country . . . that would (probably) be[…]

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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes

By Damian Garcia, Senior Admissions Counselor This past Sunday, the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions, along with other community partners, hosted the 7th annual FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament. 36 teams from the Greater Finger Lakes Region, including Buffalo, Southern Tier, and Corning, advanced from over 130 teams competing in 8 Qualifying Tournaments. These[…]

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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms

In my high school, there was only one midterm period for most of my classes. Some classes didn’t even have midterms and went straight to finals. I am bringing up my good old days because I hope to explain the difference of “midterms” in college. As much as it is important to enjoy the entire[…]

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Squash!

Starting at age five and through high school, I was pretty athletic. I played a sport every season, sometimes two. My favorites were always soccer and basketball, though I tried nearly everything, from field hockey to gymnastics. By the time I got to college, I was pretty burnt out and ready for something new. B-league[…]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes for safe travels, happy memories, and equal parts fun and relaxation over the holiday weekend. Sincerely, The Admissions and Financial Aid staff

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Spring Registration

Well, the time is here for spring registration! It is crazy to even think that the weeks of our first semester are dwindling down. Winter really is right around the corner. . . . College is going by too fast! High school went by so much slower—for me, anyway. Everyone who needed to has met[…]

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The Office

It is often said that college is a place where people learn and discover more about themselves. Reasonably so, it is not strange to hear people make remarks like: “It was in college that I discovered my passion for antiques, hence my interest in anthropology courses." Or: “While in college, I realized I had to[…]

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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”

I have been told in the past that when life gives you lemons, the appropriate thing to do is to make lemonade—needless to say, I now run a fruitful lemonade factory [pun intended]. Between now and December, I have two midterm exams, two final papers due, and little bits and pieces of homework that just[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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