College Admissions Info

Binghamton University - SUNY, ‘16
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior Linguistics student at Binghamton University
From: Wallkill , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Binghamton, Drexel, Oberlin
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Movie or book that changed you
664 Words
I found Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (“The Little Prince”) while I was attending the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy this summer. The bookstore on campus had several foreign language books on display for students of the academy who wanted to read books in their target language. Although I was there to study Arabic, I didn’t know nearly enough to read a translation of Twilight, so I decided to settle for a book in French that I could...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
297 Words
There are a few different reasons that I believe Oberlin would be a good school for me academically and personally. My primary academic interests are foreign languages and cultures, and I want to be able to use this interest in my education and my career in the future. I currently study French and Spanish in school, and I studied Arabic at the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy summer immersion program (coincidentally hosted at Oberlin) this past summer. However, when thinking about college,...

Additional Essay Details:
40 Words
I really tried to focus on my passions and why I wanted to do the programs I was applying for. If I could re-write it, I'd try to make it way less corny, but I'd keep the sentiment the same.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
53 Words
I chose my school because it really offers a great education at an affordable price and...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
58 Words
The winter weather is brutal and the administration usually won't acknowledge it. The wind chill reached -31...

How I chose schools to apply to
60 Words
I pretty much applied to schools that had the program I wanted (Arabic Studies at the time), but...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
59 Words
My school's location, while not exactly exciting, does have a lot of options for shopping and some good...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
44 Words
From what I've seen, Binghamton seems to value hard work and dedication, so...