Personal Statement

Explain your reasons for seeking admission to Montclair State University, including your academic strengths and interests, any situations that may have impacted your academic record, and any significant activities in which you have participated.


I am currently seeking admission to the history program at Montclair State University. As a prospective student, I believe Montclair to be the perfect fit for my educational goals. Earlier this year, I attended an open house at the university; to say I was impressed would be an understatement. At first glance, the campus seemed to be the perfect mix of traditional and unique. Throughout my visit I found myself fascinated with the campus's mix of old Spanish Mission style and modern conveniences. Aesthetics aside, what really drew me in was the enthusiasm that radiated from the students I encountered. On my tour I had the opportunity to speak with several members of the faculty, and each one definitely made a positive impact on me. One experience that really struck home for me came when the Dean of Students and President of the Student Government Association happened to cross our tour's path and made a point of coming over and introducing themselves to us. Their spirited introductions made it obvious that they put their hearts into their work. That experience made me feel like Montclair State was a community I wanted to be a part of.

Another aspect of Montclair that attracted me was its history program. My interest in...

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