College Admissions Info

Amy Ding
Amy Ding
Swarthmore College, ‘19
BA, English

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Sophomore at Swarthmore College.
From: Cookeville , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Barnard, BU, Macalester, McGill, Reed, TTU, UC Berkeley, UCLA, U of Minnesota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Vassar, Williams
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2070
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
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High School Performance

3.92
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, French Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Math Team
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College Application Essays

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...









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...





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...





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...





College 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. ...





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...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
41 Words
My college has such a large number of extracurriculars that it's often...





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...





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. ...