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Chance me Amherst College
Hey guys I am applying RD to Amherst and would appreciate it if anyone could chance me.
SAT: 1520 (780 Math, 740 Reading/Writing)
SAT IIs: 710 Chemistry 690 World History (I understand these are low)
Unweighted GPA: 95.45
Rank: Not given but around top 7/8% of class
AP Scores: World History (5) US History (5) Chemistry (4) English Language (3)
Senior Year AP Classes: BC Calculus, European History, Literature, Biology, French
- Newspaper Club: writer and co president of the newspaper at my school and started my own column this year highlighting certain events at school.
- Science Olympiad member: Competed in Science olympiad competition Junior year placing in disease detective event and going on to states as a team
-Interned at Psychology Dept at NYU where I conducted my own research regarding child psychology as well as worked on a larger project at the lab. Entered several competitions and won an international award at Genius Olympiad
-Several service trips in Dominican Republic and West Virginia (150+ hours of community service)
-English tutor for a girl in an english learning class at my school. Meet with her weekly and discuss the books she is reading in class as well as help her with her essays.
-Varsity Field Hockey: (team captain senior year) have been playing since middle school, team won league championship junior year
-Varsity Softball: pitcher on team, played on a tournament team early years of high school.
-Self teach Gaelic at home (I have a dual citizenship in Ireland so teaching myself Gaelic allows me to be close to my family)
-Jump Patrol monitor at local trampoline park (basically the equivalent of a life guard at the pool)
-Regular babysitter for several families
RECS + ESSAYS:
I thought my essay was good but it wasn't super deep. I have a close relationship with both of the teachers who wrote my rec but my guidance counselor doesn't know me very well.
Common App: 7/8
Wrote about riding the subway to get to my internship in the city. Made it a little humorous throughout essay.
Chose diversity prompt. I feel it was personal but I'm not sure what they will think.
Wrote about how learning Gaelic is important to me because it allows me to keep a close relationship with my family and friends who live in Ireland.
Dual Citizenship, female in science research world?
No connections, subject test scores
**Side note: I have heard that having contacts with a coach really helps in the application process, specifically at Amherst. I would love to continue playing field hockey in college regardless of where I go. Is it too late to make a connection with the coach? Amherst College is an amazing school and I would be so lucky to go. I am trying to do anything I can to enhance my application.