By Allen Grove
Geneseo is a selective public honors college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Less than half of all applicants will be admitted, and to get in you're going to need strong grades and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "A-" or better, combined SAT scores of 1850 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 27 or better. You'll have a much better chance of getting an acceptance letter with test scores above these lower numbers.
You'll see that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in all but the upper right corner of the graph. Quite a few students with grades and test scores that were on target for SUNY Geneseo did not get in. Note, however, that a some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Geneseo's admissions process is based on more than empirical data. The college accepts the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The Geneseo admissions officers will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, the they will want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation.
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