2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

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waiting512
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2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby waiting512 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:28 pm

Every year, we start this thread so that people can see where everyone is applying with what credentials.

2010 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=357
2011 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=495
2012 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=685

I will warn you, however, that mathematics graduate programs do not pick people with some sort of strict formula. That said, I believe that the years of data that are forming on this site are a good source to see where students might be competitive. Keeping that in mind, please adhere to the following format:

[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
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nsubseth
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby nsubseth » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:17 pm

Undergrad Institution: Smallish Liberal Arts (highest degree is masters), well known in Midwest for Masters Level Universities; Math Program not so much.
Major(s): Mathematics and Physics
GPA: overall: 3.73 Math 3.89 Physics 3.73
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (82%)
V: 163 (88%)
W: 4.5 (73%) (apparently I suck at writing... the whole 30 minute essay concept is bullshit anyway)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Taking November 10... practice tests from ETS put me in the 65-75% range.
39%...I am pretty shocked and disappointed. This is going to kill my app...

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics (some don't let me specify)

Research Experience: 4 years of experimental biophysics; three posters at national conferences and a talk at a not so big conference. An REU in experimental Dark Matter Physics at Nevis Labs(i.e. columbia university) with a talk and research report (the link to it is on my CV). Some dark matter phenomenology work (got a university research grant from a proposal i wrote) and a semester in fuzzy logic applied to voting rules (which literally lets you prove nothing because truth values are continuous from 0-1).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got to apply for Goldwater from my school; unfortunately I suck and didn't even get honorable mention. Lots of other miscellaneous scholarships for excellence in math/physics as well as Deans list entire college career.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Upper Division Maths Tutor (Diffy-Q, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra and Analysis). Calculus I+II grader and have graded a proof based course in Linear Algebra.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My letters should be strong... although it is two physicists(whom I have done research with for 4 years now) and a mathematician (who I have taken half my upper division courses from including a graduate level topology course as independent study)..
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Lots of computer programming experience from research. My math advisor went to Texas A&M and his advisors are till there...

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Dreaming:
Berlin School of Mathematics - Mathematical Physics and Geometry - Applied on 12/15 (doesn't look like they need MGRE!) - Rejected 1/28/13
University of Washington Seattle - Applied Maths- Admit to Masters without guaranteed funding... i.e. a rejection?

Reasonable:
University of Oregon - Mathematics - inquired on 3/18 = rejection :(
University of Colorado Boulder - Mathematics - rejected 2/20 by generic email. In fact, my was above their averages mentioned (GRE/GPA scores)... HA
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Safeties:
North Carolina State University - Applied Mathematics - submitted
University of Pittsburgh - Applied Mathematics -submitted

University of Vermont - Applied Mathematics - 2/20 via email, asked if I would consider masters w/ funding; I said yes. Official letter arrived 3/9.
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rmg512
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby rmg512 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:27 pm

Here we go!

Undergrad Institution: UC Riverside (UCR)
Major(s): Mathematics, B.Sc., with an emphasis in Pure Mathematics
Minor(s): NA
GPA: 3.936 overall, 3.922 upper division math.
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (83%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 4.0 (49%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%) Just because of this score, I'm very worried about my applications. :cry:

TOEFL Score: NA



Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Since January 2012 I have been doing research in commutative algebra, specifically in the field of integer-valued polynomials. No publications yet, but it will culminate into an Honors thesis, which I hope will contain publishable results. I gave a talk in the graduate commutative algebra seminar and for the undergraduate math club in November, and I'll be speaking in the graduate student seminar and again for the graduate commutative algebra seminar and for the Math club in Winter 2013.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Regents' Scholarship at my school, will graduate with University Honors as well as Departmental Honors. Also got the Honors Scholarship.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I'm a high school math tutor (unfortunately, given I commute from 30 miles away and I have a demanding family, I can't do much on campus). I am also certified to teach ACT prep courses for Princeton Review. I'm a volunteer and peer mentor for the math club.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I am in my 5th grad course this quarter (Fall 2012), and I plan on graduating with 8 grad courses. I participate in the graduate commutative algebra and math in the environment seminars. I think I'll get a very strong letter of rec from my thesis advisor, and one of my other recommenders is quite famous within mathematical physics. My last recommender is somewhat well-known within analysis with several complex variables and complex differential geometry; amazingly, he showed me his letter (with no prompting whatsoever!), and it's glowing, although it's a little vague. I also think I've written a great set of essays I can tailor to each school.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I have a strong interest in commutative algebra and homological algebra, and I will state it. I also like algebraic geometry and category theory from the little bit I've learned, and I'm open to going into algebraic number theory and algebraic K-theory.




Applying to Where:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: Rejected 3/29

Snowball's chance in hell
UC Berkeley: Rejected via Email to check website 3/1. Honestly, I'm completely unfazed.


Reach
UCLA: Rejected 1/30
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Rejected 3/13 (second wave. Maybe they seriously considered me?). Should have expected this, but I'm bummed. I really thought I was Top 20 school material. :(
Cornell: Rejected via Email 2/20. Expected.

More reasonable
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Unofficially rejected via email 3/3. I inquired. (second wave. Maybe they seriously considered me?) Surprising. I'm devastated. :cry:
Purdue: Unofficially waitlisted via email correspondence (I inquired) 4/1. Rejected via email 4/11. Wow. I was really thinking I'd get in with my credentials. WTF?
Ohio State: Accepted 2/1; checked Buckeye Link. Financial info received 2/12: $1875/mo for Ph.D. track and $2090/mo if I'm regular Ph.D. status (meaning I pass the necessary basic qualifying exams in algebra and analysis). Offered additional fellowship on 3/1, details clarified on 3/4: no teaching first year, and I make $2210/mo before I pass my quals and $2425/mo after I pass my quals ATTENDING :D
UCSD: Rejected 3/2. Really shocked by this rejection. I thought this was a safer bet.
UCI: Accepted 2/21. $17,655.00 – Teaching Assistantship; $14,280.00 – Fee Fellowship Declined 4/2.

Safety
UCR: Will withdraw.


Any feedback on the schools I'm applying to and what other schools I should look into given my interests would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! :D



Retrospective: I fared far worse than I thought I would, but I'm happy I got into OSU with a generous fellowship. How I fared really confuses me. My GPA is exceptional. I took almost every undergraduate course I possibly could, AND I'm graduating with 8 grad courses. I thought my letters of recommendation were solid (really starting to doubt this now), because I really got to know my professors. One of my recommenders I unfortunately only really had for "easy" courses, and I had not been in contact with him since Freshman year before the fall quarter, but I felt we connected well enough that would compensate; maybe I should have had another professor who I had for more advanced coursework and had been in more continual contact with. I've always felt stupid around my thesis advisor (don't we all?), and he's not a super "warm-and-fuzzy" kind of person, though he is a nice guy and he's always been patient - I have a feeling that his letter didn't contain particularly strong, compelling language because it's maybe not really in his nature, so maybe I made a mistake in getting a letter from him - then again, you generally should get letters of recommendation from research advisors. My GRE scores are weak, but not too bad for the bottom end of top 20 or Purdue, I'd have thought, but perhaps I'm wrong. I also made the mistake of sending all my GRE Subject Test scores (650 in October 2011, 680 in October 2012, and 670 in November 2012) to Purdue, Ohio State, Cornell, and UIUC; I should have just bitten the bullet and shelled out another $100 to only send my best score. I studied my ass off for the Subject Test, but I didn't study smart. If I were to do it again, I would make sure I have mastered (meaning take and get near perfect) all practice tests taken up to a given point before taking another. Also, start studying earlier; study ALL SUMMER, as soon as you get out of school. You should not be seeing anything for the first time when late September/early October rolls around. I also felt like I really nailed my essays with my last application and my other application essays paled in comparison when I looked back at them: this goes to show that you should be CONTINUALLY revising your essays and START WRITING THEM IN THE SUMMER.
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allemanau
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby allemanau » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:09 pm

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tikalora
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby tikalora » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:55 pm

Here we go.

Undergrad Institution: Top 40 private liberal arts
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Biology, Integrated Science
GPA: 3.90 overall, 3.80 major
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (83%)
V: 158 (77%)
W: 4.0 (49%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: bad. let's not talk about it. i'm better than that stupid test.

Program Applying: Applied Math/Biomathematics

Research Experience: Spent 3 summers, 2.5 academic years in a biology lab. Went to 2 national conferences (poster), gave a department seminar, hoping to give a platform at the next national conference. We're currently working on a paper. For the past year I've been working on my honors thesis in mathematics which will culminate in a department seminar
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater Scholar, Presidential Scholar, departmental honors, honor societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: This is my 3rd year tutoring lower-level math (all the calcs, linear algebra) and my second semester as a calc 3 grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've got 3 really strong recommendations coming my way, and I have connections at every school except Vandy. I'm also really involved in a couple of organizations, so that might showcase my leadership skills.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm hoping that Goldwater helps my terrible subject test score.

Applying to Where:

N.C. State (Biomath) -- Accepted 2/13! TA 16K/9mo, tuition waver, health insurance, plus additional $4K fellowship. So $20K the first year ATTENDING!
Duke -- Waitlisted 4/3/13. Withdrew application.
University of Maryland College Park -- Rejected 4/13
University of Tennessee Knoxville -- Accepted 12/31! No word on funding yet. Declined
Vanderbilt -- Rejected 2/26.
UCLA (Biomath) -- Rejected 4/12.
University of Arizona -- Rejected 4/13
University of Utah -- Rejected 2/27

See, you CAN bomb the MGRE and still get in somewhere! (More evidence that the ETS is totally useless.)

N.C. State is my dream program, and I'm so grateful that I'm able to attend. Good luck to those of you still making your decisions!
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Legendre
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Legendre » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:01 am

Removed.
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oguzmetu
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby oguzmetu » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:50 am

Undergrad Institution: Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Engineering
Minor(s): -
GPA: 3.81 (Math), 3.47 (CEng)
Type of Student: Male Turkey

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 139 (8%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)


TOEFL Score: (84 = R21/L19/S17/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 semesters TA

Applying to Where:
NYU Rejected 4/12
UMichigan Rejected 2/28
Wisconsin, Madison Rejected 2/19
Ohio State Rejected 4/1 via website (no e-mail)
Penn State No answer
Duke Rejected 4/5
Texas A&M Rejected 3/20
Vanderbilt Rejected 4/17
Florida State Rejected 4/15 (I enquired)
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wickerfurniture
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby wickerfurniture » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:09 pm

deleted. tmi
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CoxZucker_Machine
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby CoxZucker_Machine » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: International
Major(s): Physics and Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.98

Graduate Institution: International
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0

Type of Student: International white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (86%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Lot's of experimental physics research experience, and spent a summer at CERN. Switched the focus to math after undergrad and did some research in geometry and analysis during my M.Sc.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: M.Sc. full scholarship, some scholarships in undergrad. One semester exchange to USA.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calculus TA for two semesters (involved leading 2h hour tutorials every week), marker for three semesters (Calculus 1, 2, and 3).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Completed M.Sc., and have taken 8 grad classes in geometry and analysis.

Applying to Where:
Harvard - Rejected
Columbia - Accepted!! Will attend!!
UC Berkeley - Rejected
UT Austin - Wait-listed
UCLA - ]Rejected
UCSD - Withdrawn
Berlin Mathematical School - Interview Offer
Toronto - Accepted
McGill - Accepted
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Arkuski
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Arkuski » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:44 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Rhode Island
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Business
GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 161
W: 5.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (76%)

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics

Research Experience: I am submitting an NSF proposal soon
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University College Scholar Nominee (top 30 underclass students), Men's Soccer Academic Award, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Supplimental Instruction Leader for Calc II (Two weekly 1.5 hour sessions), Actuarial Intern at Lincoln Financial Group
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Both of my parents went to Grad School at RPI and my dad got his masters at MIT, also works with a bunch of other people at MIT
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I play D1 soccer and I have a Guinness World Record (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgP8lgqw8Qs)

Applying to Where:
MIT
Brown
RPI - ACCEPTED
Boston University
Stony Brook
Cornell
Brandeis
University of Rhode Island
John's Hopkins
Carnegie Mellon
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nico
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby nico » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State U in U.S. (top 50 math)
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA:3.82 (major GPA 3.85)
Type of Student: International female minority (south american)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (83%)
V: 159 (80%)
W:4.5(73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%) .....I really do know some math...i promise...it just doesn't seem like it...

Program Applying: (Pure Math)

Research Experience: not much, doing some category theory research at home institution with a prof. Hoping to write an honors thesis by the end of the year.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a couple of scholarships for grades and community service, pays for most of tuition. nothing mathy tho.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: math tutor and grader for upper division and one graduate level class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: female minority, will have taken all the first year grad classes at home institution (topology, algebra, analysis, linear algebra, differential geometry)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't know what I would put here?

Applying to Where:

Stanford REJECTED completely expected so i'm completely unaffected by this, lol.
UCLA REJECTEDThey don't want me :(
Michigan (ann arbor)no go...yeah no surprise here
Wisconsin (madison)
U of Oregon ACCEPTED 20K TA!
U of Washington
Washington U (st louis) ACCEPTED with 20k TA (got email right before stanford, so i as too happy to care about the rejection,hahaha)
Stony Brook
Columbia
Cornell
UCSD
Univ Illinois (Urbana-C) Nope....good bye dreams....
USC ACCEPTED!!!! With 23K teaching assistantship for 5 years. :)


Moral of the story (so far) You can FAIL both the general and math GRE, get a C in an upper division math class and not everyone will shred your application, someone might actually accept you! :)
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meredith
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby meredith » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:05 pm

Let's try this again :)

Undergrad Institution: Small (~10,000 students) State School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.5 (slightly higher for math)
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE General

V 163 91%
Q 162 86% (Should I retake?)
W 4.0 49%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:
590 (36%) Awful, I know, but almost everywhere I'm applying doesn't require it

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: A small summer research project (graph theory/combinatorical stuff) but I didn't get a paper out of it. I also have done two REUs in physics (one in materials, one in nuclear) but I'm not sure they're relevant

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, the usual stuff.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've worked in our school's math tutoring lab, effectively teaching our survey of calculus course, as well as helping students in the calc series with homework and studying. This last summer, I also did private tutoring for a student in a remedial course. I also ran the math club for a couple of years, been the student representative on a couple of committees for the department and for the college of science

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm currently enrolled in a couple of graduate classes (Real Variables, Ring Theory), and I will be taking Algebraic Geometry, Complex Variables and Approximation Theory next semester. One of my recommenders has a friend at one of the schools I'm applying to and I've talked to him a couple of times about their program. Another of my recommenders worked (for a long time) at another place I'm applying at, so hopefully that will help.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was primarily a physics major for until about a year ago, so my grades aren't fabulous and I ended up taking a fifth year. Also, I messed up and accidentally sent my subject test score to ASU, even though they don't require it, so I don't think that will do me any favors...

Applying to Where:
Reach:
Washington University in St. Louis Wait listed February 20 Accepted 3-27 with 20k fellowship for the first year (and support of some kind with "sufficient progress") ATTENDING!

Hopeful:
Virginia Tech
Arizona State Accepted February 8, 17K TA-ship(Feb 19) (Declined offer March 21)
University of Missouri Accepted February 25, 16K TA-ship plus scholarship total 18k

More Reasonable:
Louisiana State UniversityAccepted February 26, 21,500 TA-ship (Declined offer Feb. 28)
University of KentuckyGot a phone call on April 15 offering acceptance and support, but I had already accepted at WashU

Safety:
My undergrad institution
One of the state schools in my home state

Does anyone have any advice? I was a lot out of my league last year (you can see in my profile in the 2012 thread that I didn't get in at almost everywhere I applied), so I'm a little worried that I might be over applying again, even though my application is much stronger this time around.

Moral of the story:
Grad classes. Holy crap those are important. I wish someone had told me that during my freshman year. The other thing is safety schools. I maybe should've applied at more high ranked schools, but it did a ton for my sanity to have some safeties.
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jbcook
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby jbcook » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:19 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Sociology (B.A.)
Minor(s): Spanish
GPA: 3.59
Type of Student: Domestic Male

Grad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Sociology (M.A.)
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 4.0 (49%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not sure: I took it in November, but Stanford is the only school that requires it.

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: Research assistantship in Sociology. Data cleaning and analysis in R, lit reviews, etc. I have one conference presentation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A summer research fellowship from my department, invitation to Golden Key International Honour Society.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistantship in Sociology. Grading papers and exams, holding office hours, giving two lectures.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have straight A's in all my Math courses (Calculus sequence, Elem. Diff EQ's/Linear Algebra), three graduate-level statistics courses (Math Stat I - Distribution Theory, Categorical Data Analysis, Applied Stochastic Models), and a Computer Science Course (Intro to Discrete Structures). I am taking Elementary Analysis and Data Structures and Algorithms next semester.

Applying to Where:
UCLA
Penn State
North Carolina Chapel Hill
NC State
Iowa State
Michigan
Carnegie Mellon
Stanford
Berkeley
Indiana
University of Nebraska Lincoln

caesar
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby caesar » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:50 am

I've benefited a lot from previous years' posts so only fair if I contribute :)

Undergrad Institution: Columbia University
Major(s): Math/Psychology
GPA: 3.9
Grad Institution (master's): Cornell University
Major: Statistics
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 800 (96%)
V: 580 (74%)
W: 5.0 (94%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Did not take

Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics

Research Experience: Some (rudimentary) research experience. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None (aside from good grade stuff like dean's list, Phi Beta Kappa)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Work experience as a statistician for 3 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Stats
UC Berkeley Rejected 02/22/2012
CMU Rejected 02/15/2012
Wharton Rejected 02/07/2012
Duke Rejected 02/14/2012

Biostats
U Washington Waitlisted 01/16/2012
Harvard Rejected 02/27/2012
Johns Hopkins Rejected 02/22/2012
Brown Accepted 03/06/2012

All my schools are pretty much "reach" schools--reason being, I don't mind my current job so I would leave only if it was worth it.
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judowrestler1
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby judowrestler1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:02 pm

Undergrad Institution:Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0 Major 3.6 Overall

Type of Student: white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 159 (80%)
W: 4.0 (49%)

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: Nada
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, A couple scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nope
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm graduating a year early, A couple the schools I'm applying to my letter writers are alumni of

Applying to Where:
Northwestern- Accepted 22K fellowship
Uni South Carolina
Wake Forest University
Uni North Dakota
UC Santa Barbara
UT Austin
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L3inad
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby L3inad » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:04 am

Undergrad Institution: (UCLA)
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.91 (Major gpa 3.95)
Type of Student: Domestic (US resident). Male. Minority (Hispanic)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 146 (28%) Got bored at the end and wrote down all Bs
W: 4 (49%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (85%)


Program Applying: (Pure Math)

Research Experience: Did two REUs. Submitted papers in both of them. Both got accepted for publication. The first one was on linear algebra and was accepted to Linear Algebra and its Applications. The second one was on factorization theory and was accepted to American Mathematical Monthly.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list, Expected to graduate with a summa cum laude, highest dept honors, scholars honors (it grants me a masters at the same time I get a bachelors).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor (Since my school is pretty big, they never have undergrads as TAs).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I am a minority (Hispanic), I got 21 pts on the putnam (not sure if this is even worth mentioning), I will have 9 grad courses by the time I graduate, and a really famous combinatorist wrote a letter of rec for me.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I went to community college and since I had finished the calculus sequence I took the only two more math classes available in the community college my first semester. After that I was one year and a half without any math classes (not sure if this might cripple me, Ive tried to make this up and I have taken only math courses at UCLA (24 courses after this quarter)).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Unreasonable:
Berkeley Decided not to apply
UCLA Ran into a professor asking me if I would go to UCLA given that I have already been accepted into two other programs and I said no. So there is probably a rejection letter on the way. (2/7) Rejected
UCSD Accepted! 30.5K/year plus $2500 moving in stipend
Stanford Left application incomplete
Carnegie Mellon Accepted!! (1/25/13) Full tuition + TAship of 20k
Brown Accepted unofficially by professor via email. Said stipend of approx 25k/yr declined 2/25
NYU Decided not to apply
Yale (1/28: Received an email from Van Vu saying that I should have gotten the official offer by now and he encourages me to go to Yale, but I havent received any official offers from the dept.) Accepted! (1/30) 31K/year plus additional summer funding
Cornell Decided not to apply
Columbia
Chicago (2/8) Rejected
Rutgers Decided not to apply (1/29: They sent me an email saying that they are interested in the partial application that I completed and to send them unofficial transcripts to expedite the process). (2/8): Accepted. Very surprised. 27K/yr
Northwestern Rejected
Urbana Chap. (1/28: Received an email saying that my application was sent to the second round where now each fields read the applicants. They said they considered my application strong and told me the work that was being done there and that I would feel at home at UIUC). Accepted 2/28

Reasonable:
UCI Decided not to apply
USC Decided not to apply
UI Chicago Decided not to apply
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Rejected for being a muggle :cry:

NSF Fellowship 3/29
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rmg512
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby rmg512 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:39 am

L3inad: Dude, you look amazing. Your publications will really stand out. You shouldn't be worried at all that you went a year and a half without taking math; grad schools care about what you've done recently more than anything, and it sounds like you've made excellent use of your time. I'd practically guarantee you UCSD, UIUC, CMU, and Rutgers. All the other "unreasonable" schools look within your reach; I think you'll get a mix of acceptances and rejections from those, but I'd bet you'll get into at least one. Nice job! I'm intimidated!

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby allin1 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:07 pm

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby wolverine » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:48 pm

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby wrightw1982 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:47 am

(Been a reader of these threads for years... So stoked I finally get to be a participant this year :D )

Undergrad Institution: Big 10 State School
Major(s): Philosophy, Political Science
GPA: 3.2
Type of Student: DWM

Graduate Institution: Cal State Campus
MS: Applied Math
GPA: 3.90

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (90%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 4.0 (49%) . . . Looks like that philosophy degree didn't pay off ;)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%) . . . My first attempt, October 2012. I studied all summer, using the Princeton and REA books, as well as Stewart's Calculus text and Paul's Online Notes. Not excited about the score, but not too worried either. My recommendation if you're reading this and considering grad school, STUDY YOUR ASS OFF!!!! It's not just for the app, it's good math to know, all about the FTC and other central math topics... but I digress :)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math, possible intended specialization in Combinatorics, Analysis, or Numerical Analysis (really, I enjoy most of the subfields!)

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded Merit-Based scholarships each year of my grad program
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching associate as a grad student, remedial courses, 100% responsible for all aspects of the courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommendations are stellar, thanks to the fact that most of the students in my program aren't interested in transferring to PhD programs.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Would like to think I rocked the Statement of Purpose ;)

Applying to Where: (All apps are for pure math.)

Reach(?):
(I'd like to think I'm competitive with these guys, possibly minus UCLA)

U. Michigan
UCLA - Rejected: Meh, I've heard the dept is fairly unsupportive, and don't really like the idea of living in L.A.
UC San Diego
U. Wisconsin - Rejected
U. Minnesota
U. Washington
Rutgers
UC Davis - Accepted with Fellowship: My most tempting offer so far

Safeties:


U. Oregon
U. Pittsburgh
Northeastern
UC Riverside - Accepted with Fellowship AND addt'l $12k stipend: So tempting, we'll see....

Safer Safeties:


UC Santa Cruz
Dartmouth
U. Vermont
U. Idaho
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allin1
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby allin1 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:47 am

wrightw1982, could you share why you put UCSC in the less competitive position than UCR? cause i thought the other way about them.

rmg512
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby rmg512 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:28 am

Yeah. I thought so too. UCSC is ranked lower, but Santa Cruz is a more popular destination. Michigan is also right around as difficult to get into as UCLA. A friend of mine got into UCLA but was rejected by Michigan, and he had absolutely amazing credentials. Davis is also pretty competitive. They're especially strong in Topology; equals with UCLA in that respect according to US News and World Report.

And, I feel your pain, wrightw1982. I studied ALL summer TWICE for the exam. Got a 650 the first time and 680 the second time. I feel I wasn't nearly as conservative on guessing as I needed to be, either, and I didn't adjust my approach very much for the November test. :(


Good luck!

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby dpkaiser » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:39 am

Undergrad Institution: Italian top 5
Major: Math
Minor: Physics
GPA: 3.812
Type of Student: White European

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (92%)
V: 160 (83%)
W: 2.5 (6%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)

TOEFL Score: (107 = R 30/L 29/S 23/W 25)

Program Applying: Pure Math (my field is Analysis)

Research Experience: None, maybe my future Master thesis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: National award + scholarship at a Master competition (4th nationwide), merit-based scholarship at my current Master institution.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: One summer school.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: After completing my BSc, I did the first year of the MSc at my home university, GPA 3.89. Some were rather advanced courses, in which I made talks on research papers. Now I am attending the second year of the MSc in a very well-known European university (sometimes ranked higher than MIT).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Certificate in Advanced English, grade B (level C1). Zertifikat Deutsch (level B1), rough French, native Italian.

Applying to Where:

Harvard
MIT
Stanford
Berkeley
UCLA
Caltech
NYU
Columbia
Chicago
Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Austin
Cambridge 4-year at CCA.
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby generic_username » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large State School
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (88%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Research in quantum mechanics for a summer at my home institution, research in plasma physics at a national laboratory for a summer, research in math at my home institution for a summer. No publications though :(
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two terms thus far and will be a TA in the spring. Also worked as a tutor for 3 terms.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Only one grad class thus far :( Many honors classes though
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing

Applying to Where:
Stanford- Rejected 2/12 via Email
UCLA- Rejected 1/30 via Email to check status online
Michigan- Rejected 2/28 via Email
Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Accepted 2/28 via email ATTENDING!
Rutgers- Accepted 2/13 via Email with 25k+Tuition TA
Duke
UNC Chapel Hill- Unofficial acceptance 2/22 via Email
Ohio State- Accepted 1/28. checked status online. 1875/Mo+Tuition TA
Maryland
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saywhatagain
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby saywhatagain » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:57 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Waterloo
Major(s): Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
Minor(s): German
GPA: 3.73 (3.86 last two years)
Type of Student: International (Canadian) male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (97%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 4.5 (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (95%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One NSERC USRA (essentially an REU) at my school, which consisted mostly of independent reading/study.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Consistently made it on the dean's list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Marked and tutored first- and second-year math courses for the university several times. A significant amount of math tutoring experience on the side.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took a significant number of graduate-level courses, including algebraic geometry, model theory, representation theory, universal algebra, etc.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Waitlisted March 3rd
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Chicago - Rejected Feb 8th
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University - Accepted Feb 4th, $20,000 stipend + tuition waiver
Northwestern University - Waitlisted Feb 8th
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia - Accepted Feb 21st, $22,000 stipend
University of Manchester - Accepted into MSc Programme, self-funded
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math_relativist
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby math_relativist » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:12 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Mathematical Physics and Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.81
Type of Student: domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (88%)
V: 152 (53%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
M: Nov. 10


Program Applying: Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Physics

Research Experience: 1.5 years with professor at home institution, approximating gravitational waveforms numerically. Hope to submit to publication soon
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards in math and physics department, university scholarship, dean's list all semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergrad TA for 3 semesters, 2 for calculus and 1 for differential equations
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: two grad classes (PDEs and Abstract Algebra)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: none

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Stanford iCME - Rejected 2/24
UCSD - Rejected 3/2
Duke - Rejected 3/7
UCD - Waitlisted 2/19
UCI - Waiting
USC - Waiting
UCR - Accepted 2/4 - 14k fellowship + 12k TA first 2yrs, then 17k for 3yrs

NSF Fellowship - Waiting
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby jhpark0304 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:03 am

Undergrad Institution: Asian engineering school
Major(s): Math & EE
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.88
Type of Student: international male

GRE Revised General Test: No
Q: 800 (93%)
V: 670 (94%)
W: 3.5 (30%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (85%)

TOEFL Score: 106

Program Applying: Math/Stat/OR

Research Experience: researches without publication
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked as a software developer (2 yrs)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad courses in math
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Princeton ORFE - Rejected via E-mail(2/22).
Columbia Stat - pending
NYU Math - pending
Chicago Math - Rejected via E-mail(2/8). Expected. Good bye my dream school.
Cornell ORIE - pending
MIT ORC - pending
UCB IEOR - Rejected via E-mail(2/15).
Stanford MS&E - Rejected via E-mail(2/26).
Northwestern IEMS - Rejected via E-mail(2/14). Becoming less patient.
Minnesota Math - pending
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby heregoesnothing » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:45 am

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby coolestcurtis » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Well known research institution. Ivy of the midwest! & 1 year program at a liberal arts college
Major(s): Mathematics and Dance
GPA: 3.91
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (99%)
V: 164 (90%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Lower than anyone posted on here so far. I was scoring in the 75-85 percentile on practice tests (even the hard ones), so I have no idea what happened. Sigh


Program Applying: (Pure Math)

Research Experience: (Research in Number Theory with significant results planned conferences and publication in Spring 2013)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA and Tutor
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

I picked these schools before I got my GRE subject back. *sigh* The score makes me a bit embarrassed about the schools I'm applying to. Listed in order of application deadline.

Applying to Where:
Stanford - rejected via e-mail 2/12
Harvard - rejected 2/12
University of Wisconsin - rejected 2/20 via e-mail
University of Chicago - rejected 2/8/13
University of Minnesota - Accepted 3/1 with $16800 TA, $2000 summer fellowship
Northwestern - rejected 2/8/13
University of Washington - rejected 3/19
Yale - rejected 3/7
UC Davis
Cornell - rejected 2/20 via e-mail
UCSD - rejected 3/2 via e-mail
University of Iowa
Rutgers - rejected 3/15
University of Arizona - Accepted via e-mail 2/8 with $15,743 TA, $3000 summer
Boston University
University of Michagan
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby cjh » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: (Small liberal arts school)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 3.91 overall, 4.0 major
Type of Student: (DWM)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 92%
V: 162 89%
W: 4 49%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 24%


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Minimal mathematics research but before I switched from physics I worked on the NOvA experiment at Argonne and Fermi national labs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College Scholar, deans list, etc
Experience: Mathematics tutor and physics lab proctor
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Solid rec letters

Applying to Where:
- Western Michigan/ Accepted on Dec 4th, 11K assistantship offer on March 21st
- Washington University/ Rejected April 24th
- Colorado State Rejected March 11th via post
- University of Iowa
- Colorado Boulder/ Rejected email on Feb 21st
- Brandeis Rejected email March 18th
- University of Virginia Rejected email to check webstie April 11th
- Dartmouth Rejected email on March 4th
Late additions
- Saint Louis University Accepted on March 9th, TAship offer on April 15th, Attending!
- Southern Illinois Edwardsville (MA) Accepted March 30th, funding decision soon
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Legendre » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:14 pm

cjh wrote:Applying to Where:
- Western Michigan/accepted on Dec 4th


That fast?? Do they have a rolling admission?

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby cjh » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:19 pm

Legendre wrote:
cjh wrote:Applying to Where:
- Western Michigan/accepted on Dec 4th


That fast?? Do they have a rolling admission?


They never said that anywhere I saw on their website, I just got an email hinting that if I got my stuff in before their semester ended I would get a response shortly. I am just happy I already got into a school.
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby tikalora » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:20 pm

coolestcurtis wrote:M: Lower than anyone posted on here so far. I was scoring in the 75-85 percentile on practice tests (even the hard ones), so I have no idea what happened. Sigh


Exact same thing happened to me. I think I got off by a question on the answer sheet fairly early (I was skipping around a ton... not suggested!). When I left the test I definitely felt I was in the 70-80 range, but I guess not. My advisors have actually told me not to worry about it because it is so off base with the rest of my app: if they decide to judge me just on my test score but not anything else they're crazy haha. So don't worry about it too much... hopefully the rest of your app will make up for it :)

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby scarletshade » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:13 am

Undergrad Institution: UCD
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.91 (Overall) 4.0(Major)
Type of Student: Domestic Asian American

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (92%)
V: 153 (57%)
W: 3.5(30%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (76%)


Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: DeanLists?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: will finish 5 or 6 grad classes by graduation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:
Rice - CAAM & Stats (two programs)
UT Austin - CSEM
UIC - Applied Math
UC Merced - Cognitive Science
BU - Applied math
Uni of Florida - Math (Quant path)

trying to avoid the main battlefields by applying to less popular programs, hope I can get in LOL
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rmg512
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby rmg512 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:56 am

scarletshade wrote:Undergrad Institution: UCD
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.91 (Overall) 4.0(Major)
Type of Student: Domestic Asian American

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (92%)
V: 153 (57%)
W: 3.5(30%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (76%)


Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: DeanLists?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: will finish 5 or 6 grad classes by graduation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:
Rice - CAAM
UT Austin - CSEM
UCD - Applied Math
UC Merced - Applied Math
UC Irvine - ACM
Uni M Amherst - Applied Math
Uni of Florida - Math (Quant path)

trying to avoid the main battlefields by applying to less popular programs, hope I can get in LOL



Apply to some more reach schools, dude(tte?)! I think you might actually be able to get into UCLA!

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby scarletshade » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:38 am

rmg512 wrote:Apply to some more reach schools, dude(tte?)! I think you might actually be able to get into UCLA!


Yea, I am thinking of some reach schools. But I heard the application form for UCLA is tedious

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Legendre » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:35 am

scarletshade wrote:
Yea, I am thinking of some reach schools. But I heard the application form for UCLA is tedious


Much less tedious than the Math Subject Test I am sure. :wink:

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby waiting512 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:07 pm

Hey, everyone. Glad to see that this thread has generated a lot of discussion, but could we please move it to another thread? Don't want to clog this one up!

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby alphabetical » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:02 pm

Will repost after decision is finalized.
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Gasquet » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:36 am

Removed. Will add it back soon.
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby rmg512 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:58 pm

Gasquet: You seem to have very good stats. Unfortunately, being an international applicant puts you at a huge disadvantage, especially at public schools. I was told by a professor in my department (at UC Riverside) that the math department accepts maybe 5 international applicants with the intent of enrolling maybe 2. It's brutal! You might want to include a safety school in India or some of the top schools in India. Maybe the University of Bombay? Hopefully you can get into some of your top choices here in the US, though!

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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Eowyn » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:07 am

Undergrad Institution: Indian Statistical Institute (well-known in India, and in certain schools of the US)
Major(s): Probability & Statistics
Minor(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 86.1% (Grading is not in GPA)
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (83%) [I hope this does not significantly reduce my chances everywhere]

TOEFL Score: 117 (117 = R30/L29/S28/W30)

Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Statistics/Operations Research)

Research Experience: 2 summer projects on number theory... one in my own school and one at a different one (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), with a pretty well-known number theorist; 1 summer project on cryptography and 1 on Galois Theory, 2 winter schools where I received lectures from another big name in number theory, 2 projects on probability, with one of them being an original work that will probably make it to the publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Mainly successful in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, though never made it to the Internationals. But attended the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp in Mumbai 2007 and 2008. Nominated for an award in my own school. That's about it :(
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Well, have completed Master of Statistics First Year... and have a fair knowledge of measure theory, applied stochastic processes, complex analysis, optimization techniques, advanced probability (that includes conditional probability, Radon-Nikodym theorem, martingales etc.), functional analysis, general topology and set theory, and graph theory and combinatorics.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing that occurs to me at the moment.

Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)

1)University of Washington, Seattle, Pure Math Accepted 3/2. Unofficial email from Grad Director stating that they are to send their offer in a couple of days. Official offer letter on 3/5. TA-ship + Academic Merit Award with total of at least $21,000 for 11 months. Declined... but it was extremely difficult to say no... since quite a few professors emailed, expressing their hope that I join their department. It's odd that such great people should show such kindness and warmth towards me... a mere nobody. But had to decline :cry:
2)University of British Columbia, Pure Math: Accepted 2/21 but their financial offer package is somewhat confusing, and the receipt of the full amount of RA-ship is not assured :( May be the sole reasons why I may not be able to join this awesome school. $11,570 TA-ship, $10,000 RA-ship (not assured), full tuition waiver later mentioned in email but not clearly written in the offer letter. Very unsettling :( Declined, but received a very encouraging reply from Prof. Ed Perkins.
3)University of Southern California, Pure Math: Accepted 2/9 with TA-ship $20500 for the first year and $23000 for each of the next 4 years (extra $2500 if I stay one month in summer). Later upgraded to a fellowship of $30,000 per year for 5 years. Declined.
4)MIT, Pure Math Rejected via email on Feb 14 (best valentine gift MIT could have sent my way, I guess :mrgreen: )
5)University of Toronto, Pure Math
6)Cornell University,Operations Research Accepted 2/18 with one year fellowship of $27,060 for the first year, followed by $23,470 TA-ship + RA-ship + Fellowship for each of the remaining 3 years. Declined.
7)University of Minnesota, Pure Math Accepted 3/1. $16,800 TA-ship + summer one month funding. Declined.
8 )New York University, Pure Math (I mean Courant) Accepted 2/11 :D . Henry M. Mccracken fellowship. Gradually falling in love with this school. $26,770 fellowship for each of 5 years and TA-ship of maximum 4 semesters (in 4th and 5th year) with compensation that could exceed $22,000. ATTENDING !!! :D
9)University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Statistics Accepted 3/1. $17,000 TA-ship. Declined.
10)University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Pure Math Accepted 2/26 with TA-ship and full tuition waiver. $18,500 TA-ship and funding for summer one month. Declined.
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enomomo
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby enomomo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:44 am

will replace afterwards
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ReneMagritte
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby ReneMagritte » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Relatively unknown university in an English-language speaking country.
Major(s): Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International; White; Male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (97%)
V: xxx (97%)
W: x.x (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (85%)


Program Applying: Pure math, analysis

Research Experience: 1 REU in applied maths at another university; spent the summer just gone at my home university doing a project in analysis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University scholarships, some success in mathematics competitions, national mathematics prize.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergraduate teaching assistant for the last 18 months. Founded and ran a national mathematics magazine, which I suppose is novel.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Highly personalized recommendations, though I don't think any of my recommenders will be familiar.

Applying to Where:
University of Chicago - rejected, 8th of February
Courant Institute, New York University - accepted, 11th of February
UCLA - rejected, 4th of April

My application had a number of aspects that should have floored my application if you believe the opinions of some people on rumour mills like MathematicsGre.com. I'm a white international male and my undergrad institution and referees are completely unknown. I even read once that if you're international you need to get 90% on the GRE to get into good places - total joke! Don't believe the rumours.

Here's the main piece of advice I'd give: once you've finally decided where to apply, download a website blocker like Chrome Nanny and block MathematicsGre.com, TheGradCafe.com, etc., as they only cause unnecessary stress. Once you submit your apps the process is completely beyond your control, so just sit it out. People get really worked up here, then others get worked up, and all for no reason. Stressing 24/7, emailing grad directors, etc., won't increase your chances of getting accepted. Once submitted, put your apps out of your mind. If you get accepted somewhere, you can unblock the sites.
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Eowyn
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Eowyn » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:32 pm

@ Enomomo... yep, you're right... lots of overlaps :) Even your Master's thesis is on probability, same as mine. And you have got a far better subject GRE Mathematics score. So it should be no trouble for you. I hope you really get into one of your "lottery tickets" :D ... so that this poor girl is left some place in one of her favourite schools :)

tres
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby tres » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:59 pm

Undergrad Institution:large public southeast US
Major(s):Stat, Finance, Act Sci
GPA:3.74
International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:165
V:152
W:3.5

Program Applying:Statistics

Research Experience:readership?
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Deans List, Tuition waivers
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: couple of to-be-famous recommenders?


Applying to Where:
Berkeley
Harvard
Iowa St
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Washington
Carnegie Mellon
NC St
Michigan
Columbia

holomorphic
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby holomorphic » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:59 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 5 universities in Asia (according to Times and QS ranking)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: ~3.85/4.00 (after conversion)
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (97%)
V: 159 (80%)
W: 4.5 (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (91%)

TOEFL Score: (115 = R30/L30/S26/W29)

Program Applying: Pure Math (at the moment interested in functional analysis/operator theory, harmonic analysis and PDE)

Research Experience: A lot, 2 projects at own universities, 4 projects at top European and Australian universities, several directed readings and advanced workshops (mainly in analysis and PDE), honours thesis, etc. 4 papers in regional journals and conferences, mainly unknown. 2 more in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several research scholarships, full 4-year academic scholarships, usual Dean's list, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 1 year of teaching assistant, a few years as Maths private tutor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a few advanced undergrad classes in real analysis, algebra, PDE, topology, Fourier analysis, functional analysis (might be equivalent to beginning graduate courses in US), would have completed a few graduate classes by the time of graduation.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Recommenders are my research mentors, got their PhD from top universities in US, but not famous I think.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UC Berkeley - Rejected 3/1
UCLA - Rejected 3/20
U. Chicago - Rejected 2/12
U. Wisconsin-Madision - Accepted 2/8 - 14k teaching assistantship, 5k additional first year support
U. Illinois-Urbana Champaign - Accepted 1/25 - 25k Illinois Distinguished Fellowship for 3 years, 19k teaching assistantship for the rest of the years, 4.5k summer research funding - WILL ATTEND!
Georgia Tech - Withdrawn
UCSD - Accepted 2/23 - 9k teaching assistantship, 9k first year fellowship, 10k James B. Ax graduate fellowship, 2.5k start-up stipend
Purdue - Accepted 3/1 - 16k teaching assistantship
U. Indiana-Bloomington - Accepted 3/7 - 15k teaching assistantship
U. Texas-Austin - Rejected 2/12
Texas A&M - Accepted 2/7 - 17k teaching assistantship
Washington U.-St. Louis - Accepted 2/12 - 20k teaching assistantship
Ohio State - Accepted 1/30 - 23~25k Distinguished University Fellowship for 2 years, 18k teaching assistantship for the rest of the years
U. Missouri-Columbia - Accepted 2/27 - 13.5k Huggins Fellowship + 4.5k Blumenthal Fellowship for 2 years, 16k teaching assistantship for the rest of the years
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Muirhead
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Muirhead » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:06 pm

Undergrad Institution: MIT
Major(s): Math
GPA: 5.0/5.0
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 167 (97%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (95%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writeup in progress of some work I hope will see significant use, completed over a few years under the algebraic topologists here. No publications submitted yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Putnam Honorable Mention
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for graduate algebraic topology class. Worked for 8 months in a computational biology lab.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will graduate with 13 grad classes in pure math.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UIUC -Accepted
Northwestern - Accepted
Harvard - Accepted
MIT - Accepted
Stanford - Accepted
UChicago - Accepted
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atomspatz
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby atomspatz » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:58 pm

Undergrad institution: Top liberal arts (US)
Major: Math
GPA: 4.0
Type of student: DWM

GRE:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.0 (49%)
Subject:
M: 720 (66%)

Program applying: Pure

Research: One publication in operator theory, another paper submitted in number theory, tidying up a third in representation theory.
Honors: Departmental/college-wide stuff
Activities: Mentoring, grading, peer review
Misc.: Handful of grad classes

Applying to:
UCLA -- Rejected 4/15 -- Via email, official letter delayed by glitch
UIUC -- Accepted 2/06 -- Informal email, TAship, ~$18.5k
CU-Boulder -- Accepted 2/22 -- Via email, TAship, ~$22.3k
Berkeley -- Rejected 3/1 -- In response to email inquiry
Duke -- Accepted 2/18 -- Email to check website, financial information to follow
Wisconsin -- Rejected 4/14 -- No email, checked website
Michigan -- Accepted 4/15 -- Correspondence with graduate director, TAship, $25k
Brown -- Rejected 02/11 -- In response to email inquiry
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ns2675
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Re: 2013 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby ns2675 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: UCLA
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.989
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (86%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.5 (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)

Program Applying: Pure mathematics (Analysis/PDE)

Research Experience: Two REUs at my school, no publications
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 4-year B.S./M.A.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Some minor tutoring
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Recommendations should be fairly strong, 8 grad classes by the end of this term (6 as of last year)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Military veteran

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton - Rejected 1/25
MIT - Accepted 1/16!!!! 24k fellowship
UCLA - Accepted 1/25! 24k fellowship
Columbia - Pending
Caltech - Decided not to apply
NYU - Decided not to apply

I may be setting myself up for failure by applying to so few programs, but I have a strong backup plan. Best of luck to everyone!
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