College Admissions Info

University at Geneseo - SUNY, ‘18
BA, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Hi! I'm Maddie, I'm a freshman at SUNY Geneseo and I'm a Spanish major! I love Mexican food, Chihuahuas and traveling!
From: Greenlawn , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Fordham, URI, UVM, Binghamton, SUNY Geneseo, Skidmore, UNH, Quinnipiac, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oneonta
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1880
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Habitat for Humanity, Spanish Club, School Theater/Plays, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
976 Words
I’ve been an animal lover since before I could even talk. Whether I was looking at them, talking about them, playing with them or drawing them; I have always had a curious attraction to anything that can be found in a zoo or aquarium. I once read somewhere that studies have shown children develop an interest in animals very early, and they would rather look at one than play with toys. I don’t know if this is true,...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
22 Words
I wrote my essay about an experience I had in Madrid, Spain that I feel has greatly affected who I am today.

Additional Essay Details:
585 Words
1. "Describe a significant life experience and how it has shaped the person you are today." I’ve always told myself, “Madeline, you’re going to travel the world, you’re going to see what else the world has to offer.” When my eleventh grade Spanish teacher, Señora Gold, offered me an invitation to study abroad in a Spanish University for two weeks over the summer, my curiosity and eagerness to try something new allowed me to accept the adventure....

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
65 Words
Geneseo has a lot of great clubs to offer, I recommend going to the club fair in the beginning of...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
203 Words
1) hardworking! Professors at Geneseo don't just give out A's to anyone, but if you find the major that's right for you, you won't feel overwhelmed by the workload. 2.) Friendly! Everyone on campus at Geneseo is very friendly, whether it's the students, faculty, professors, etc. It's a very peaceful and safe environment full of nice people. 3.) Open-minded! If you're looking for...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
55 Words
For most medium-large sized campuses, a lot of walking is required on a daily basis! College definitely...

What I’d change about my application process
65 Words
Looking back now, I think I applied to way too many schools that I wasn't even interested in simply because...

My advice about getting recommenders
77 Words
When it comes to getting letters of recommendation, don't limit yourself to teachers or coaches who have good reputations for writing good college...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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The activities that I find make for the most powerful/impressive applications are those that involve volunteer work and helping others. For example, an activity that I found...