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What does it take to get into Amherst?

joaznjoazn Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in Amherst College
I've just started to get interested in Amhesrt
(as an international student, I'm not too aware of American colleges)
I just want to know reputation-wise
(among the students, not the "official-be-well-rounded" stuff they give you on college sites) what getting into Amherst takes...
Post edited by joazn on

Replies to: What does it take to get into Amherst?

  • gobadgersgobadgers Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Getting into Amherst requires some kind of contribution to the diversity of the community...Amherst is especially interested in having a diverse student body and so having some unique trait, whether it be specialy ability in athletics, music, or simply having a unique background, will really help you get into Amherst. Also, Amherst is really into athletic recruiting, so a little dip in academics can be made up for...
    Besides that, the usual stuff, good grades, SAT's etc...
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