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glittervine Junior Member

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  • Re: I Need to Transfer Out of Amherst

    I agree with @anxiousenior1, especially since Amherst focuses so much on diversity for an elite school. I do think you should transfer if it's not the right place for you, but your comment about privileged backgrounds makes me think you've only interacted with a subset of Amherst's population. Almost all of my friends, for example, are first-generation or Questbridge scholars. It might be that your specific interests or hobbies are causing you to meet people from privileged backgrounds; if this is the case, you will probably have the same problem at other schools.

    Transferring can be very competitive, but I think you will have a good shot if you aim at schools a little less selective than Amherst/Ivies.
  • Re: Partially Native American-WITH tribal enrollment number

    Check what you feel most describes you. From what you've said, that would either be Alaska Native or Alaska Native/Asian. Just be yourself, and don't worry too much about the impact of your background on college admissions.
  • Re: Which colleges match me, and which could I get in?

    What is your unweighted GPA?

    Amherst is the obvious choice here for your interests: liberal arts college, open curriculum, college town setting, great English department. It's a reach for everyone, but you're competitive from what you've told us so far.
  • Re: Chance me for Ivies, Stanford, Pomona, Amherst, Swarthmore?

    If you have an associate's degree already, will you be applying as a transfer? If so, that will make admission more competitive.

    Your stats are on par for thee schools. Legacy will give a small boost at the schools you have it at, but there are no guarantees. Good luck!
  • Re: I'm a Special Case...

    I don't understand how you are a special case. Your ECs look fine to me. You have a lot of community service and a long history of competitive chess. I can't say if it will be "enough" for UVA, but considering you are in state and your stats are okay, you may as well apply early action.

    I also don't get what you mean by "setting the bar low." UVA is one of the top ranked public schools in the country, and W&M is very highly ranked as well. You are lucky to live in a state with good in-state options.