College Admissions Info

Amherst College, ‘19
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! My name is Asia and I'm currently a biology major on pre med track at Amherst College. I play tennis and the baritone saxophone!
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Holy Cross, UMass, Northeastern, Stonehill
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1910
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Band, School Choir, School Theater/Plays, National Honor Society, French Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
603 Words
This was one of several essays that I wrote for college applications. Although Amherst College never read this particular essay, I got into many colleges with this as my common app essay. There are endless reasons why I should hate riding on airplanes. There is never enough quality food, the seats aren't comfortable, there's a complete lack of personal space, and I have to pay if I want to use the wi-fi. Ironically, even with all of the...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
75 Words
If given a chance to repeat the application process, I would have told myself to stop obsessing over school with popular names and...

My advice about getting recommenders
151 Words
Choose teachers that you had Junior year because those are the teachers that will remember you the best. If you've had the teacher for more than one year, that is even better. Don't necessarily gravitate toward teachers that gave you A's. Instead, choose the teacher...

How to increase chances at my school
153 Words
Research the school, visit the school, fall in love with the school, eat, sleep, and breathe the school. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but make sure you know as much as you can about the school. Don't just fawn over a big name school (I'll...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
The only advice I can give for how to spend your summer is just to spend it...

Why I ultimately chose my school
46 Words
Out of the schools I was accepted to, Amherst College was going to give...