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Amherst College

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Your Chances at Amherst
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Your Chances at Amherst
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Men
Women
# Applicants
3,601
4,326
# Admitted
536
596
% Admitted
14.9%
13.8%
% Overall
14.3%

Students who got into Amherst:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (3), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (2)
Pretty much did the same kind of think itMar 20 2015Undecided
Pretty much did the same kind of think it takes to get into any elite college. Worked Hard! I didn't have the best SAT scores, but I am a low income student and so I like how Amherst could look beyond my scores and see that I had potential.
Female
Don't go here, instead go to a college moreSep 10 2008Language - French/Spanish/etc.
Don't go here, instead go to a college more worthwhile... if you go to a five-college school, you can always take some classes here and transfer if you actually like it...
ACT: 27 SAT: 1960 Female
Why are you interesting? Why should they care aboutFeb 19 2008PreMed and Medical
Why are you interesting? Why should they care about you? This year they can accept approximately 1/10 applicants (a 17% increase in applications since last year). Take risks in your application and stand out.
Female
I lived alone in high school as an emmancipatedNov 25 2006Unknown
I lived alone in high school as an emmancipated minor. I went to a high school college fair. I was talking to someone from another college in a booth next to Amherst's. The Amherst rep chatted me up finding out what I was interested in and what my grades were. Then they asked where my parents were (everyone else's were there of course). When I said I lived alone, and supported myself, and my parents were not available, they turned on their heel and walked a couple of feet away from me and immediately started talking to a parent/student combo. Afterwards they actually ignored me when I asked them a specific, though perhaps not polite, question.
Female
High SATs, good recs, good writing ability, good gradesJan 19 2006Physics
SAT: 1600 Male
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