coletriedman
coletriedman,
Brown ‘21
B.A., International Relations
I am an energetic renaissance man eager to explore.
Features Included
5
Essays
3
Schools
1
Scores
7
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Providence, Rhode Island
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
I stood on a slippery dock, rain pouring over my shivering body. Heart pounding, adrenaline pumping, I stepped to the edge and dove. I was jolted by the frigid, fifty-five degree water of a remote Norwegian fjord. I surfaced, breathing heavily in the cold. The shore behind me was awash with shades of deep evergreen and shimmering silver; ahead, the rainy fjord’s surface was alive with a million overlapping ripples, and majestic mountains rose steeply on the opposite shore....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
151 Words
Why Brown?
People are surprised that I hope to go to Brown, since the university has had a presence throughout my life and I am an avid explorer. However, I realize that I don’t need to go far away to grow. Brown embodies three aspects that I consider crucial for my college experience: an exceptionally creative and curious student body, deeply engaging learning and mentoring, and myriad extracurricular opportunities for me to stretch outside my comfort zone. And of course, fun...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
150 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated?
Throughout high school, I have been drawn to understand complex systems. I gravitate to philosophical reflections about why humans behave the way they do, rather than focus on discrete problems. We face unprecedented challenges ranging from climate change to terrorism in a world that is more connected than ever, which presents both opportunities and vulnerabilities. Political science, public policy, international relations, and history are frameworks for discerning underlying causes and potential solutions to these issues. History is a critical foundation...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
100 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places.
I was born and raised on the east side of Providence, and I am the fourth generation in my father’s family to live in Rhode Island. Brown has always been part of my extended neighborhood, although I lived abroad briefly five times. My parents did a sabbatical in Wellington, New Zealand, where I lived and attended school for half of eighth grade. I attended The Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas for spring semester sophomore year. I attended Luethi-Peterson Camps...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
98 Words
Communities or groups: pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.
The Island School's boys' dormitory resembles military barracks, with two bunk halls that accommodate twenty- seven teenagers. In a group as diverse, proud, and close-quartered as Boys’ Dorm, respect was crucial. My natural inclination is to share opinions without inhibition. However, Boys’ Dorm pushed me into a social awareness to better gauge when to be open, and when to be more reserved. Boys’ Dorm evolved into a place of unity and camaraderie as we each mastered mutual respect. My take-away...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, open-minded,...
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How important school spirit is around athletics at my school
9 Words
There is fairly...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
70 Words
Club Soccer-- because I love the sport! It's a great combination of competition and skill with fun and a relaxed...
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What are opportunities unique to my school
48 Words
The open curriculum is NOT just a buzz word. It frees myself and my...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
35 Words
It would have been a less stressful process if I had...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
45 Words
Rather than try and stew over what you'll write for long periods of time,...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
40 Words
Get as involved as you can in high school life junior and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.07
(equivalent to 3.87 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
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Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Squash, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Improv club/team, Theater/Drama, Model Congress / Model UN, After School Sports Coach
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
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