Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Our New Lives
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Fall Break in the Big Apple!
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Sophomores and Soufflés
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The first month is already gone! It is indeed a fast semester.
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From the River Campus to Toronto, Canada
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A Little About Myself
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Orientation!
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THE SING-OFF!!!!
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Akan’s Bio
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About me!

Fall Break in the Big Apple!

   I've made it a tradition to go to New York City every fall break, especially since a lot of my upperclassman friends graduated and went to the city to work. It was particularly exciting this year since it was Columbus Day weekend and there were many celebrations happening in the city. If you book[…]

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Sophomores and Soufflés

So far, being a sophomore is vastly different from being a freshman in every way possible. It’s surprisingly similar to the progression of independence that is also granted high school students as they work their way up through the food chain, but the leaps between years are greater in college. It starts with the biggest[…]

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The first month is already gone! It is indeed a fast semester.

The moment I stepped into the University of Rochester again, all the images that I had stored in my mind from my previous visit hit me: the welcoming that I had been received with in February around the time that I had my interview; the manner of the people who were there in Admissions and[…]

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From the River Campus to Toronto, Canada

Coming to the University of Rochester is an important step in the lives of most U of R students, who choose to embrace it for various reasons. Conversations I have had with friends, about what they like about the U of R, in the hallways, lounges, dining halls, academic and residential quads have yielded responses[…]

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A Little About Myself

Hey, my name is Devin Embil, and I am a student of the Class of 2013 at the University of Rochester. I was born in Florida but have lived most of my life in Istanbul, Turkey. I went to an English-speaking Turkish school and consequently am fluent in both English and Turkish (and I can[…]

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Orientation!

I love orientation. It’s this kind of magical time where everyone is happy, meeting new friends and getting excited about the year ahead, and the stress of midterms and papers seems years away. The entire campus seems to buzz with everyone’s excitement of having finally arrived at the University of Rochester. Last year at this[…]

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THE SING-OFF!!!!

So if you didn’t hear (which seems to be quite impossible), the University of Rochester’s own all-male a cappella group, the YellowJackets, are on The Sing-Off, NBC’s reality TV show competition. This is the third season, and basically, a cappella groups from all origins, places, and varieties in the nation audition to be on the[…]

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Akan’s Bio

Akan Nelson is an an udergraduate student in the University of Rochester’s Class of 2015. Akan has lived in Lagos, Nigeria, for all of his life but spent his last two years of high school at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, before enrolling at the U of R. While at the University[…]

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About me!

I'm Kristen, and I'm a senior! I transferred to Rochester as a sophomore, and I absolutely love it here! I'm a psychology major and a Spanish minor, and I completed a computer science cluster. I love keeping busy and trying new things;  I'm very involved with the Inter-Class Living Community and the women's club squash[…]

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