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Amherst College Class of 2017 Official Thread

nineteen121nineteen121 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2013 in Amherst College
Hey everyone,
This is pretty self-explanatory. If you are applying to Amherst College ED or RD or what have you, consider posting here to talk with other people who are applying! If you want, post your stats, questions, etc.
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Replies to: Amherst College Class of 2017 Official Thread

  • erudite1erudite1 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Applied ED...looking forward to Dec 15
  • nineteen121nineteen121 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    Are you sending ACT or SAT w/ Subject Tests?
  • jennielingjennieling Posts: 339Registered User Member
    My son sent all , ie ACT, SAT, and SAT subject tests. His ACT and SAT were fairly comparable, so he figured it would be good to send both.
  • verilytrueverilytrue Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Applying to Amherst!! Did the DIVOH weekend and super nervous about Dec 15th... Anyone else applying ED?
  • erudite1erudite1 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    I just sent in ACT w/ writing
  • lolagirl30lolagirl30 Posts: 135Registered User Junior Member
    What ACT composite score do you all have?
  • BreadMonsterBreadMonster Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Is Amherst really need blind for international students?
  • ealdi94ealdi94 Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    Applying RD...Yale SCEA preventing me from doing ED, but Amherst is my 2nd choice (tied with Wesleyan)
  • nineteen121nineteen121 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    According to this article, https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44842, Amherst is need blind for international students.
  • hangover2012hangover2012 Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    hey guys! how many of you applied ED to Amherst? It's my first choice college, followed by UChicago, MIT, Caltech and so on.. haha... I am an international applicant. Really fingers crossed for Dec 15. I hope I get in.

    All the best to all of you too!
  • KeilingerKeilinger Posts: 600Registered User Member
    Good luck to all! I'm a current 3rd year student who loves it here. Feel free to PM me with any questions at any point in the application process-- I'd be happy to talk with you about Amherst.
  • nineteen121nineteen121 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    Keilinger, what don't you like about Amherst?
  • nineteen121nineteen121 Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    Would you say that people are very receptive to new and outlandish ideas?
  • berries123berries123 Posts: 136Registered User Junior Member
    I'm applying RD! And I went to a DIVOH weekend also! Amherst is one of my top choices.
  • KeilingerKeilinger Posts: 600Registered User Member
    What I don't like: If you're originally from a city (like I am), Amherst will probably start to feel very small to you after two years. Doing a domestic exchange or study abroad for a year or a semester can help with this. (People consistently say that they appreciate Amherst even more after having been away.)

    Secondly, because the campus is quite small and people take time off to study abroad, etc., certain clubs are often not as well organized as they could be. Someone told me the same of Dartmouth when I was looking at colleges, so generally speaking, size seems to be both a college's selling point and disadvantage. A critique that's more specific to Amherst would be that the food isn't all that good, especially considering how much you pay for it. I will say, however, that Val has improved so much over the past three years that it's hardly recognizable from when I was a freshman. The staff is also surprisingly responsive to students' suggestions. Quite frankly, I love it at Amherst. Although I'm taking time away next semester, I recognize that my need to get away from the campus would likely be the same were I attending any other LAC. I hope that helps!

    People here are pretty open in general, and you will find your fair share of quirky folks here. As seriously as students take their studies here, we tend not to take ourselves too seriously (see if you can catch a Gad's improv comedy show if/when you visit). So yeah, I would say Amherst student body is open to "outlandish" ideas.
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