Rank: 1 or 2 out of about 55, small Massachusetts school in a relatively not wealthy town
GPA: UW 3.75 perhaps? I apologize for not having specifics.
SAT: 670 writing, 680 critical reading, 690 math, 2040 altogether (I am retaking next month, and this time I will put a lot more effort into studying!)
SAT Subject Tests: 690 for US History, and I will be taking Math Level I and possibly English in a couple months.
AP Classes (and grade it was taken in):
AP English Language and Comp 11 (4 on the test)
AP US History 11 (4 on the test)
AP US Gov 12
AP Biology 12
AP Calculus 12
AP Biology 12
The above were the only AP classes offered at the school.
Student Council 9-12 (Treasurer 12)
National Honor Society 10-12 (President 12)
Executive Board 9-12 (Secretary of the class 12)
School Council 12 (2 students who meet with the administration and town officials about matters relating to the school)
Student Advisory Board 12 (5 students who work with the administration to create school policy)
Prom Committee 11
Yearbook Committee 12
Politics and Debate Club 11-12 (co-founder)
Chorus 9, 10, 12
School Newspaper Editor 12
Activities outside school:
SEMSBA (a Southeastern Mass. chorus/band festival) 9, 10
District Festival (like SEMSBA but more competitive) 9, 10
Tutor 11 (and possibly 12)
Will possibly be giving guitar lessons to a faculty member's daughter
Local theater company productions 9, 10, 11
Counselor at a summer theater camp for young children in the community: 9, 10, 11, 12
Harvard Model Congress 11, 12
I took guitar lessons for about 6 years and piano lessons for about 3 (doubt this holds any weight, but maybe it at least shows determination? haha)
I'm attracted to Amherst because of the open curriculum; I love learning and I look forward to taking classes that will benefit my future or satisfy my curiosity without worrying about curriculum standards. I will hopefully be majoring in either history or political science, but Amherst's history course selection doesn't really appeal to me as much as the history dept. at other colleges.
Thank you for your time! :)