"Why here? Why now?"

"WHY HERE? WHY NOW? What goals, ambitions, or motivations have led you to apply for admission to Simon’s Rock College? Are there particular experiences, either academic or personal, that have contributed to your desire to begin college early? What do you imagine life will be like for you at Simon’s Rock, and how do you think your presence will affect the college commu- nity?"


Attendance at Simon’s Rock would give me extraordinary opportunities that my current educational and social context lacks. Its challenging academics, small size, artistic and athletic opportunities, and cultural diversity make Simon’s Rock a place at which I would thrive – and one to which I would contribute all my best abilities.

I seek classes that expand my knowledge of the world instead of high school courses that, even at the “college level,” require little more than memorization and studying for a single test. I am ready to take genuine college courses that challenge me

I have always wanted to go to a small college because of the closeness and interaction between everyone there. Because I am from the small town of Auburn, Alabama, the close-knit family at Simon’s Rock College will be very familiar to me and this environment will help me feel at home.

I want to be in a place that supports and enhances my love for the arts. I play the piano, sitar, and flute. I have taken many different types of dances and am currently studying modern and Indian classical dance. I sing in both Hindi and English and play in several high school bands. It has always been an ambition of mine to compose music. This summer I took painting classes...

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