College Admissions Info

simon54
simon54
Amherst College ‘19
BA, Economics, Mathematics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a student from Arizona who's interested in Economics!
From: Phoenix , Arizona
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Georgetown, American, Arizona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Key Club, School Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
650 Words
“Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?” Narcissus, Reimagined Traditionally, failure sets the foundation for success. I reject this tradition. For me, the process is amended: earlier achievement sets the foundation for my failure, which in turn paves the road for far more meaningful success later. After doing well at Congressional Debate nationals the summer before my junior year, I was ecstatic. I felt like a great...









College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
I would have taken more time to really fine tune my essays. I should have focused...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
88 Words
Most of my interviews were fairly straight-forward. The interviewers told me that they could not get a student accepted from a school, but they could get...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
73 Words
I recommend that you seek out an internship in something you are passionate about during the summer. I emailed several professors at...





How I chose schools to apply to
95 Words
I made the mistake of choosing only the best schools in the field I was interested in at the time from a ranking online. This was a mistake for...





Why I ultimately chose my school
53 Words
I felt that Amherst offered a unique academic experience. They offered small class sizes and the...





My advice about getting recommenders
54 Words
Bring your teachers a folder with a cover letter, a resume, and your transcript when you...





How to increase chances at my school
14 Words
Showcase your diverse background...