I (a mother) received a very nice letter today from the admissions office thanking me for writing the parent essay. I think that is pretty classy. I attended SUNY Binghamton and really hated it. I did not want my son to attend a SUNY school, but he applied to Geneseo as a "financial safety." But I have to say that all of our contacts with the school have been every bit as (or more) professional than the other 6 (private) schools he has applied to. I was also impressed with Geneseo on the tour. It will be a tough sell to my son because it is so close to home, but I'm starting to think it wouldn't be such a bad place for him.