College Admissions Info

Alex Graff
Alex Graff
‘17
BA, Chemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard University (Class of '17)/New England Conservatory (Class of '18) 5-year-dual-degree program Student
From: Providence , Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, NEC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2270
SAT
Highest SAT: 2270
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring, School theater/plays, Choir
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
26 Words
What I learned about managing relationships with close friends, and learning to trust that the strength of close friendships will allow them to endure through adversity.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
4 Words
Letter to future roommate.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
43 Words
Every school you visit will have amazing courses, professors, opportunities, and facilities. It's really important to try and visualize where you see yourself going to school. What does each school FEEL like? What schools feel like home? Where will you be most comfortable?

My advice about getting recommenders
91 Words
The letters of recommendation I got are from two types of high school teachers. One type, was the type of teacher of classes that I had to work extremely, extremely hard in: classes that I improved in over the year. The other type of teacher was the type of teacher that I now still call every once in a while,...