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Category: Undergraduate Admissions

Free, and Nearly Free, Things to Do Around Albany this Winter

  When the weather turns cold, staying close to hearth and dorm room feels cozy. But winter should also be celebrated beyond campus borders. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to do so without spending a lot of money. (And remember, Saint Rose students and employees ride CDTA buses for free.) A few ways to beat back the winter…

The back lawn of the giant dorm hall Centennial Hall

Four facts about living on campus

If you have never lived on a college campus before (that’s probably everyone reading this post) then you might be wondering what to expect and how to prepare for this change. At The College of Saint Rose, first- and second-year students are required to live on campus unless they live within a 40-mile driving distance from the College. Even after…

This Is Why You Can Afford Private College (in GIFS)

There are so many wonderful parts of the college-selection process. Visiting campus is exciting, picking out decorations for your dorm room is fun, meeting a whole bunch of new people is awesome, and paying for college can be … intimidating. But here’s the thing. There are so many grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid out there to help…

Safe zone sign on Saint Rose campus

3 Ways to Get Involved with the LGBTQ* Community at Saint Rose

At Saint Rose, we’re proud of our queer community. We march in parades, hold fundraisers, organize protests, and just get together and hang out. For Pride month, we’ve highlighted ways our LGBTQ+ students like to get involved on campus, and how you can, too. Here’s the deal: Sign up for the leadership program With our L.E.A.D. Program, we have an…

woman behind a computer

Tips for Writing a College Admissions Essay

College essays can be tricky to get just right. But if you go in with a game plan, you’re going to come out with something that shows your intelligence, your strength, and, best of all, your personality. At Saint Rose, the college essay (or a graded paper) is optional. Whether you should skip it altogether depends on the rest of…