College Admissions Info

Amherst College, ‘18
BA, Sociology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Troy , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Brandeis, UMich, MSU, Northeastern
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Russian

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Gymnastics
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I lean back in my chair as the first violins play measures 44-48 for the fifth time. The conductor’s passionate voice begging for “more… emotion! Style! Flair!” lulls my cello to sleep between my legs. We see no sign of playing in unison any time soon. And it is the best time of my life. While my classmates explore Caribbean islands I’ve never heard of, I walk down the paths of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which, unlike...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
1148 Words
A copy of an essay from high school that received an A. I submitted an essay from IB English HL. Child vs. Adult: A False Dichotomy The environment that a child is placed in from conception installs the thoughts and opinions about the world that the child will grow up believing. If a fetus lives inside of a starving mother, the born child will store all of its energy when it does eat, leading to a higher risk of obesity...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
54 Words
I chose Amherst because of its small size and open curriculum. I wanted the freedom to...