Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One
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Wisdom Teeth
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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking
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Interviewing Tips
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Two Roads
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Dean Burdick’s Welcome to the Class of 2014
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 6
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Pre-College Programs

Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two

[Part 1] Here are a few more examples of common essays that fall short of their potential impact. Essay Topic #5: Immigrating to the U.S. / Adopting a New Culture Every immigrant struggles to learn a new language and culture. These barriers alone don’t tell us much that’s unique about you. Get to the heart[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One

A strong essay can be a definite advantage in making your application stand out from the crowd. Not only will it help you get noticed at the start of the review process, but in the decision homestretch, admissions counselors will fight for students they’ve come to love through their essays. Yet writing a good essay[…]

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Wisdom Teeth

It seems as though the big summer activity for the high school Class of 2010 (soon to be the college Class of 2014!) wasn’t babysitting, working at a grocery store, or doing community service. No, instead, far too many of us sat back, went to sleep, and had our wisdom teeth out. In the early[…]

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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking

I got the worst farmer’s tan. My meals consist of donuts, fast food, and caffeinated drinks. My wallet is nearly empty. A day never goes by without arguing with one of my crew members. I guess the film industry is not as glamorous as it seems? Well, frankly, I DON’T CARE. Nothing brings me more[…]

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Interviewing Tips

One of the benefits of doing a college interview is that it gives you the unique opportunity to present the side of yourself that an admissions counselor might not get from reading your application.  It is also your chance to ask questions about the college or university which may help you confirm if it is[…]

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Two Roads

It’s strange to think back to a year ago, when, around this time, I was struggling to make a college decision—and struggling is probably an under exaggeration. Much like Christine’s post, I didn’t get into my dream school (Elite U, as she so aptly puts it) and I was having trouble figuring out where I[…]

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Dean Burdick’s Welcome to the Class of 2014

By Jonathan Burdick Welcome again to the University of Rochester Class of 2014! I’m looking forward to meeting you on campus this summer and fall. As enrolling students, you will receive important information within the next few weeks about housing and dining, orientation, health care and many other facts and figures from the campus offices[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 6

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. By Carlin Gettliffe It will be a while before[…]

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Pre-College Programs

Rochester’s Pre-College Programs give you a preview of what student life is like here. Courses are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, allowing you to explore your interests and think about what you might want to study in college. Sessions range from one to four weeks in length and include the option to[…]

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