College Admissions Info

Max Laufer
Max Laufer
Haverford College ‘20
BA,

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Haverford Class of 2020, prospective philosophy or history major
From: Roxbury , Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Haverford, UMass, Northeastern, UVM, Fordham
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hebrew

Test Scores

33
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High School Performance

3.83
GPA
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
624 Words
I offer a personal conflict that on first glance may seem insignificant. In a broader context, though, it was both quite meaningful and symbolic. It concerns how I express my faith and, as important, how institutions tolerate different and diverse expressions of faith. At a time of increasing religious intolerance, bias, and hatred, I conclude this essay with a wish for a very different kind of world. I chose to attend a pluralistic Jewish high school because of my familial...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
140 Words
I first learned about Haverford at a very young age from my father. He graduated from Haverford in 1984 and I have grown up hearing about the school and his fondness for it. Having attended a Quaker school, a Montessori school, and a pluralistic Jewish school, I have always been happy in and sought out environments that encouraged critical thinking, embracing diversity, and tolerance for many different perspectives. Growing up with these ideals informed me of the college experience I desire....



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
241 Words
I've always been fascinated by United States presidents. It began when my parents bought me a pack of presidential flash cards. I studied and memorized the facts on the cards for hours at a time. Even now, almost 10 years later, I can still recall all the presidents in order. Over time, however, my interest in United States presidential history has evolved significantly. I am now more eager to learn about the implications each president's decisions had at the time as...





Additional Essay Details:
89 Words
My main essay that I sent to all of the schools offered a view into a very personal situation that happened at my school and my way of handling it so as to reduce conflict and increase mutual understanding. I wrote about this situation because I felt that Haverford specifically would be receptive to it and view me as a good fit for the college. I also felt that it was a pretty unique situation that I wrote about and...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
245 Words
I have many pieces of advice for those going into the application process, as well as many things that I would personally do differently if I had to do the process over again. One thing that I would change would be to not get extremely attached to any one specific school. For me that school was Haverford. Luckily I got accepted, but if I had gotten rejected I would have been devastated. I would...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
41 Words
My school had an admissions counselor and I used her knowledge and...