Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Unique Perspectives
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1
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Lessons Learned
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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA
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What Does Freedom Mean to You?
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In Memory of Martin Luther King
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Fight to the Top *Update*
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Fight to the Top
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Welcome to the University of Rochester!

Unique Perspectives

There are some really unique opportunities at Rochester that allow our students to get the most out of their education.  The open curriculum and the courses available are not the only avenues for success.  Students at Rochester participate in research alongside world renowned professors and lead studies of their own.  Opportunities like the Portable Research[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1

Born and raised in Boulder, CO, Carlin moved to Rochester, NY, after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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Lessons Learned

By Stephania Romaniuk Someone called me a diva this past summer. It was really the last thing I expected to come out of this person’s mouth, and it felt like a slap in the face. Let me explain: other than the occasional sarcastic quip, a singer is reluctant to don the title “diva”—no badge of[…]

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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA

Monica Miranda Smalls, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester, has been elected president-elect for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), a professional organization for individuals concerned with the advisement of fraternities and sororities. Smalls will serve as president-elect until her induction as[…]

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What Does Freedom Mean to You?

If you came to the University of Rochester, one of the things you would hear a lot about from our students, faculty and staff is that we have an open curriculum.  But what is this open curriculum that we are so eager to talk about?  Well let me explain . . . At the University[…]

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In Memory of Martin Luther King

Every year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work toward nonviolence and social justice.  On Monday, January 18th, as part of the nationwide MLK Day of Service, more than 100 University of Rochester undergraduates spent their holiday volunteering at nonprofit organizations throughout the city of Rochester.  The Black Student[…]

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Fight to the Top *Update*

Jonathan Vazquez is stepping out in the spotlight these days and with good reason.  His story of hard work and accomplishment is an example that anyone could learn from.   A week after the University of Rochester officially honored its commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team, Rochester’s local news station, 13 WHAM News, ran a[…]

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Fight to the Top

On January 5th, 2010, Coach Tim Hill and members of the Geneva Boxing Team were presented with a check to officially mark the scholarship commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team and the University of Rochester.  Last November, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition aired an episode that featured the Hills, a Geneva family known for helping at-risk[…]

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Welcome to the University of Rochester!

As we begin the new year, the University of Rochester Office of Admissions is excited to be joining the internet community with our official admissions blog.  As you prepare for undergraduate studies,  we will provide important information and advice about the admissions process, share with you stories about our students, faculty and alumni, and will[…]

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