College Admissions Info

Amherst College, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government, Japanese Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Undergraduate student at Amherst College double majoring in Political Science and Asian Languages & Civilizations
From: Silver Spring , Maryland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Vassar, Middlebury, William & Mary, Williams, Georgetown, UMD, Northwestern, Wake Forest
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

I was very curious; I wanted to know how religions so similar appear in societies so geographically and culturally split? What drives us to be willing to enter blind faiths? Most importantly, I need to figure out how one can reconcile faith with the ever growing technological advancements in our world? I did not think these questions were extraordinaire, just another piece to the puzzle of understanding the world, another interesting thing to learn, something someone else had already figured...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
398 Words
My chosen field is international relations because of the need I see of having greater communication in the global world. Since the World Wars, the world has become more and more globalized due to immigration as well as mass media. This has brought cultures that originally had little to no contact with each other into considerable communication. While the idea of having a diverse community is attractive and seemingly positive, these various cultural and religious groups often have conflicting ideas....

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
144 Words
Focus on something academic here. I wrote an answer for a similar question and my suggestion was to create a class in statistics that challenged the way students absorbed data often found in the media. The purpose of the class was for students...