Location: Michigan/Water Winter Wonderland --> Smith '14!
Assuming I get my essays done in time, I'll be applying as well. I'm a native Michigander thinking of majoring in history or biology, most likely, but physics is an outside possibility. At Amherst, I'd likely try to learn Russian, join a choir, and perhaps become a member of the Quiz Bowl team, assuming it isn't completely dead (and if it is, then I'd do my best to revive it).
So, I didn't even consider Amherst until I got deferred from Brown (which is seriously no biggie, and is probably for the better). Once I started researching it, though, I found it beginning to steadily creep up my list of schools. Needless to say, I'm definitely falling in love with the school, and am actually looking forward to writing my supplement essay. =]
I'm a Spanish New Yorkrican (haha) girl looking to double major in English and Biology, byyy the way.
I visited Amherst on a whim while trying to find some places to apply to, and I have to say it really stuck on me. The campus was beautiful and I really liked the no gen ed thing they have going on there. I'm also definitely planning on studying abroad for a semester or a year, in Sicily or Rome, depending on the financial situation.
I'll give you three guesses to figure out what I'm majoring in, and the first two don't count :P
Oh, and I'm from a Caucasian guy from a tiny Connecticut town since we're all sharing.
Location: Smith '14 (cloooose to tetris, who I'm married to)
My supplement essay is in the process of being churned through that "OHMYGODISUCKATWRITINGWHYDIDIWRITETHIS?!" editing blender. I'm probably not going to finish it until the 30th, at which point I will run around screaming for about 5 hours before I summon the nerve to submit it.