International student transfering to amherst college
I am currently enrolled in one of the top universities in México, I have completed one semester.
I want to apply as a transfer to Amherst college and major in physics.
I know Amherst is ranked among the best liberal art colleges in the U.S and it is also very competitive; because of that, I want to have a sense of my chances of being accepted.
Here is a resume of my grades and scores
High school GPA: 99 (ranked 1st out of 36 graduates, same course load for everyone)
College GPA: 96.5 (3.875 in the 4.0 scale I think) A+ in math and in physics
SAT: 560 CR 800M 570W. I know my CR and W are very low for a top college and this is what worries me the most
SAT II: 800 physics 750 Math I 760 Math II
Significant EC: Soccer varsity in high school and math olympiads (twice state's first place, national third place in 2008)
TOEFL iBT: 108
1-Overall, what do you think are my chances of being accepted in Amherst?
2-Do you think that I have a better chance in a non-liberal art top university (like Dartmouth or MIT) where my SAT scores won't affect as much?
3-Which is a better score, 760 in Math II or 750 in math I?
4-Do you think that the fact that I am Mexican is going to somehow hurt my chances?
Thank you for your help