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Please chance me!

CygneCygne Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
edited March 2009 in Amherst College
Hello,
I applied RD to all of my colleges, so right now I'm in the excruciating "waiting period"; perhaps a little speculation will make me feel better... At any rate, here are my stats:

4.0 GPA (UW)
2340 SAT (800 CR, 790 Math, 750 Writing)
35-36 ACT (two different tests--I sent both b/c my essay score on the 36 was terrible)
2 APs, both this year (I only had the opportunity to take one more)
5-6 honors courses, depending on what they count (once again, only had the opportunity to take one more)
National Merit Finalist

Extracurriculars:
Ballet (last 5 years)
Environmental Club: treasurer sophomore year; raised money to go on service trip to Mexico last year--worked with sea turtle conservation biologists
International Club: treasurer last year; went to Model UN last spring & am going to Model UN again this year
Human Rights Club: member since last year; this year president
City Human Rights Commission: first high school student appointed to a city commission (last spring); currently secretary
National Honor Society member

So, what do you think? Do I have a shot at Amherst?
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Replies to: Please chance me!

  • ejr1ejr1 Registered User Posts: 1,128 Senior Member
    Your stats are terrific. You EC's seem right in line. How were your essays? They will be the final arbiter. I would say if your essays are good, you have a good chance, especially if you are truly from the middle of nowhere and help in the diversity category (can be geographic). Good luck!
  • CygneCygne Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    I think that my essays were pretty solid (I actually worked extensively on one of them in my English class), but I couldn't say for sure. Oh, and my "middle of nowhere" is northern Idaho ;). Thanks for the response!
  • keek_a_leekkeek_a_leek Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    your stats fit right in. I agree with the poster above, if you have even decent letters of rec/essays I am sure you are in.
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    Yes stats and ec's are great.. but I would look at this and think.. what sets you apart from every other perfect GPA candidate?
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    Essays will make or break you at every school you apply to, since grades and SATs are no longer a concern.
  • CygneCygne Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Well, I guess it may come down to that extra "something" that every school is looking for...Hopefully they'll find that in my essays and recs. Not much longer to wait now! :)
  • Emily814Emily814 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 26 New Member
    i think you have a good shot. your stats are fabulous, your ECs are decent, and i think being from Idaho will help a lot. It all comes down to your essays, especially since amherst doesn't offer interviews. good luck!
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