Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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On Making Mistakes
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Making High School Meaningful: Part Three
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)
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UR a Champion!
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SOC events at Rochester!
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Coming to a close
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My FutURe!
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You’ve Never Heard of Wegmans?!
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The Roots of Success
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A Note about Financing UR

On Making Mistakes

People say that challenges inspire us. They make us grow. We learn about others and ourselves by overcoming obstacles—they are beautiful, in a way. But in the moment, it’s hard to overlook the fact that challenges suck. They really do. Headache-y, awkward, squirmy, anxiety-provoking, and sleep-reducing, obstacles rarely make us feel good when we encounter[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part Three

Find your cocurricular passions. Do the things that are important to you, not the things you think are important to an admissions office. At times I am asked, “Do you think this particular experience will be helpful for me to get into your university?” This question points to a student who is thinking through an[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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UR a Champion!

By Tyler Socash ’09, Admissions Counselor Intramural sports are a quintessential cornerstone at most institutions of higher education. Aside from earning a bachelor’s degree, it is possible that the most significant achievement during your college years is winning an Intramural Championship. Nothing is more exciting than having eclectic groups of students from all facets of[…]

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Coming to a close

In Modern Art class, we just covered the political implications of Conceptual art, arguably an endpoint for the trajectory of the Western Classical art movement. (Art historians, please feel free to correct me—we have one class left in the semester, so I might not have the whole picture yet!) Speaking of endpoints, though, I’ve been[…]

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You’ve Never Heard of Wegmans?!

Well, as the month, weeks, and days are counting down to Orientation Day, I have been talking to some of my future classmates through Facebook and even texting. It is very exciting to meet so many new people and learn about different lifestyles around the country. One thing that has surprised me the most was[…]

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The Roots of Success

By Dale Leyburn, Senior Assistant Director, Career and Internship Center One of the great things about my job as a counselor in the Career and Internship Center is that I get to help students and alumni identify and achieve their career goals. As the person in charge of all things survey-related, I can tell you[…]

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A Note about Financing UR

By Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Greetings, and congratulations again to those who have been admitted. As I reported to the Wall Street Journal on February 18, it’s not clear whether UR will remain “need-blind” for the entire entering Class this year. We know at least 97% of admitted, eligible students are[…]

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