@Chicago50 Not really, b/c the few mailings I received from them were related to the High School Junior awards program and how to redeem my application fee waiver via the Common Application. If admitted, however, UR does send a traditional admissions envelope w/letter, that includes a promotional glossy magazine for admitted students.
I go to Brown, and they never sent me anything either except for one promotional email, although this might have been because I applied super early in September as an ED applicant and they don’t really have a traditional “viewbook” or promotional posters like other colleges.
As @Knowsstuff says, some schools just don’t send mailings, and it doesn’t reflect the school’s interest you in at all. UofR still has a gorgeous campus, and an admissions website with information about the school, and this way, you and your daughter get to save more trees.
If URochester is your daughter’s top choice, I would highly, highly recommend applying ED, although only if ALL of the following are true:
- Your daughter loves UofRochester and would 110% attend if admitted.
- She's confident she can present a well thought out and crafted application by the ED deadline, which is typically November 1st.
- You and your family can afford Rochester if admitted (run the financial aid calculators if applicable, and note that the only GUARANTEED, automatic scholarship IIRC is National Merit, which was $23K last year.) If you and your family will require a merit scholarship offer in-order to attend, IMO apply RD in-order to compare competing financial aid/scholarship offers.
Hope that helps! Good luck with admissions!