jcbnyc
jcbnyc,
Amherst ‘21
B.A., Biology
I am a Senior at Amherst College currently completing an honors thesis, captaining the debate team, and working as a foreign policy lobbyist.
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Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
When I was nine, I punched my eighty-year-old great uncle in the face. Repeatedly. Then, cheering and clapping, giddy with excitement, I watched the virtual referee place a medal around my neck, crowning me the Wii Boxing Champion. I had just beaten a man who had once changed my diapers. It was a coming of age, a triumph, but, most important, it was an opportunity to bond with my tío. My Tío Lule—the face of resilience, who...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
140 Words
Please briefly elaborate on an extracurricular activity or work experience of particular significance to you.
My primary study at the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Clinical Trials Unit required me to examine HIV patients' personal information. To do this, I combed through medical records and, eventually, interviewed them in person. As I read through their files, I found that most of the patients had endured horrific trauma: violence, rape, abuse, extreme poverty. Yet in person, they turned out to be the strongest, most charismatic people I had ever met. Despite what they had gone through, they...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
65 Words
The best advice I have for getting into Amherst is to really hone in on one or two passions. The...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
101 Words
When I was applying to colleges, I was under the impression that I had to decorate my resume with achievements from as many fields as possible. I collected math awards,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
124 Words
It is no secret that receiving recommendations in various disciplines shows admissions officers that you are well rounded and willing to engage in all your courses. But, recommendations are not merely an opportunity to show off your...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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What set me apart from other applicants was my hands-on experience. My lab and research experience showed that I was able to handle real-world problem-solving. Many applicants have high...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
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Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer, Research, Other Club/Activity, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science/Math
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