College Admissions Info

Amherst College, ‘19
BA, Biology and Biological Sciences, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Corona , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Albright, Amherst, Barnard, BU, Hofstra, NYU, Northwestern, Penn State, Vassar, Colgate
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1990
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Muslim Students Association, Tutoring/Mentoring, American Red Cross
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College Application Essays

Most children worry about advancing to another level of math: moving from addition to multiplication, from single digits to double digits, from numbers to letters. They worry about advancing in reading: moving from picture books to chapter books, from reading level to reading level. My biggest worry, was that I would accidentally give my sister an excess dosage of her medication and she would consequently die, or that I wouldn’t give her enough medication and she would have a...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
660 Words
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”, Hester Prynne frequently ponders the values of the townspeople and their decisions. In one particular scene, she analyzes the position of women in the community and the changes that should commence for society to advance properly and justly: “As a first step, the whole system of society is to be torn down, and built up anew. Then, the very nature of the opposite sex, or its long hereditary habit, which has become like...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
228 Words
The evolution of medicine has always been an intriguing, driving force in my life. Seven years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about Gardasil, a vaccine intended for females between the ages of 9 and 12, and it’s prevention against certain strains of the Human Papilloma Virus. Fast forward to when actor Michael Douglas insinuated that his throat cancer was caused by HPV and the increasing alarm about the virus and its transmission. Fast forward even further to a...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
184 Words
When you first begin the college process, you may have an idea in mind of what type of schools you're interested in. However, the application process is a discovery process all on its own. Through applying, you learn more about a college: what's important to them, what type of education they offer, and what extracurricular...