So I was thinking that it would be a good idea to try to match the rankings of a university with the average percentile of the students admitted. I am sure that this matching would be very rough but Im guessing there are certain affirmations that can be made. For example: for top ten schools I'm pretty sure that the percentile would be well over percentile 80.
Based on your experience what would the average percentile of students admitted to programs in the top 20 be? What about top 25?
How much is the bar lowered (in terms of GRE Math percentiles) for top ten schools in programs in Applied Mathematics (like the PACM at Princeton)?
My input is that for top 20 schools the average percentile would be in the 70's. Also IMHO the average percentile for programs in Applied Math at top ten schools would still be over percentile 80 because there are probably a lot of mathematicians interested in these programs. But then again, my opinions would be that of a newbie so that´s why I would like to hear from others (more in the know)
? I think that since our percentiles are already out it would be wise to have a thread like this because it could help us identify our main targets.