Amy Ding
Amy Ding,
Swarthmore ‘19
B.A., English
Sophomore at Swarthmore College.
Features Included
4
Essays
22
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Cookeville, Tennessee
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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When the bus pulled to a stop in front of Bryant Elementary and everyone went his or her separate way, I was at a loss for directions. Upon entering the building I heard a commotion at the end of the hall and quickly walked towards it. I found myself standing in the lunch room where numerous students were eating and conversing. I glanced at my watch. It read 7:45 AM — back home I would be preparing for bed. As I sought...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
257 Words
Swarthmore Supplement: Reading is the one thing I never tire of, for the plethora of books cannot be exhausted. I always look forward to beginning a book, whether it is diving into the romantic world of Jane Austen or vying against the racial tensions presented by Toni Morrison, and, quite often, it is my way of winding down after a long day. For a small private college, Swarthmore is exceptional in housing a multitude of libraries with an eminent collection...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
299 Words
Vassar Supplement: Only in a movie theater do we occasionally sympathize for the “unfit.” For two hours or fewer, we escape present reality and join the solitary mismatch in a pitiful journey. For consolation we turn to large portions of soda and popcorn. If unfit in college, one cannot simply turn to comfort foods. So would Vassar be “a good fit” for someone from a small southern town that prides itself over thirty churches? Honestly, it will be more of...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
297 Words
Over the years of living in a small town where traditions are held fast, and attending a school comprising of nearly ninety-five percent whites, I have grappled with the two worlds that I live in. When I immigrated to the United States from China, I was thrown into a society of polar opposite customs, and in the process of assimilating into American culture, I realized the vast importance of diversity. My freshman year I founded the first cultural club at...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
63 Words
Recommendations are easily attained by everyone. But you can also use them to set yourself apart from other applicants. ...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
93 Words
I was actually deferred to Swarthmore when I applied ED II. So I went forth and sent admissions an extra teacher recommendation and an essay I had written...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
41 Words
My college has such a large number of extracurriculars that it's often...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
76 Words
Coming into college I knew that my school would be small. I just underestimated how small it actually is. For me, I'm still...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
50 Words
My school is situated in a suburban setting so you have that quiet, calm environment. ...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.92
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2070
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1450
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, French Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Math Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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