simon54
simon54,
Amherst ‘19
B.A., Economics, , Mathematics
I'm a student from Arizona who's interested in Economics!
Features Included
1
Essays
12
Schools
15
Scores
7
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
650 Words
Failure experience
“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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
53 Words
I felt that Amherst offered a unique academic experience. They offered small class sizes and the...
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My advice about getting recommenders
54 Words
Bring your teachers a folder with a cover letter, a resume, and your transcript when you...
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How to increase chances at my school
14 Words
Showcase your diverse background...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Key Club, School Band, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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