College Admissions Info

TaylorP
TaylorP
Amherst College ‘19
BA, Spanish Language and Literature, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Incoming freshman at Amherst College! Looking to study Political Science or Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought.
From: , Maine
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Tufts, Wellesley, Holyoke, Clark
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1840
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1310
Highest SAT: 1840
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

I am writing this essay from within the bathroom. Please, don't think too far into that. With the toilet cover down and the door shut, this one sacred space affords me some much sought-after privacy in a house with five other people and a cat that insists on an open door policy. Surrounded by dental necessities, most would find themselves distracted, especially due to the bright orange and green color scheme. I, however, find peace in this one place where...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
399 Words
Amherst College- I was sixteen years old and I was absolutely certain I was never going to get my license. I had failed miserably at driving from day one, and the task of obtaining my license had become insurmountable in my mind. I felt like a failure for one of the first times in my life. My parents had spent hours practicing with me on my permit, all to no avail. Every driving session ended in tears for me and...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
125 Words
Tufts University- One of the first things I saw upon arriving at Tufts was a sign about bike parking that stated something like, “if you park here, the police will cut your lock and that will be sad.” Immediately, I knew I wanted to go to Tufts. Ridiculous? Yes. Yet it was this quirky sign that let me know that this was where I fit in. I loved that Tufts was unique, and honestly nerdy. This refusal to care if...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
262 Words
Tufts University- I have lived in a total of ten different houses in various towns since I was born. Though they were vastly different homes and areas, the common element has always been my mother. We moved frequently throughout my childhood and she was practically my only constant. When everything else was unfamiliar, she provided shelter, she provided warmth, she provided home. Whether she was sacrificing the last slice of pizza to me or taking a day off of work...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
303 Words
Tufts University--I was raised by a single teenage mother who, at one point, worked two jobs while putting herself through college and caring for two children. My mother couldn’t have done it on her own. Whether governmental aid such as the free and reduced lunch program or individual contributions such as the sponsor who allowed me to go to after school programs and summer camp, we owe a lot to individuals and institutions who made a difference in our...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
544 Words
Wellesley College- I have always been a feminist. It was not until I entered my sophomore year of high school, however, that I became a feminist who obsesses over powerful female political figures. Any woman who can break into the number one area of society from which women were forbidden for most of history certainly impresses me. Immediately upon hearing about the Albright Institute, I knew that I had to apply to Wellesley. Though I had been inspired by all...









College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
275 Words
I ended up having to choose between Amherst College and Tufts University, and chose Amherst for a myriad of reasons including the location and my love of the small school atmosphere. All throughout the application process I was set on a city! Amherst was the one non-urban school I looked at, and come decision time I had completely changed my mind! I definitely recommend looking at plenty of different types of schools due to this, and keeping your options open. Thank goodness everything...







What I’d change about my application process
77 Words
START EARLY! I cannot emphasize this enough. I started in early September and completely regretted that I hadn't gotten the silly CommonApp stuff...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
29 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, and...





Why I declined other schools
99 Words
I ended up declining offers of admission from six schools. Many of them were "safety schools" that, though I'm sure I would've been happy at, could not provide the same...