mililani wrote:Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I was perusing all of the stats and am a bit amazed. I guess I had preconceived notions that are definitely false. For example, I'm still perplexed by some people who have low to middling quant scores on the regular GRE, but amazingly high subject test scores. I've heard anything above 70% on the math test is really good, and anything above 80% will get you a shot at the top 10 grad programs in math. It's really odd to see the dichotomy of some of the scores. Well, at least it's reassuring to see how people are faring.
the_sheath wrote:Undergrad Institution: UCLA (big state?)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown - Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell - Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers and rejections have already gone out, so I guess I may be waitlisted?)
University of Washington Seattle - Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD - Pure Math PhD / Pending
UCSB - Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14, funding info on 2/14/14 -- 17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance
johngeller wrote:the_sheath wrote:Undergrad Institution: UCLA (big state?)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown - Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell - Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers and rejections have already gone out, so I guess I may be waitlisted?)
University of Washington Seattle - Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD - Pure Math PhD / Pending
UCSB - Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14, funding info on 2/14/14 -- 17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance
Hi Sheath, I haven't seen any rejects of Cornell Applied Math. Have you found any on GC?
But due to problems in China, as most of the students are familiar with atleast 50% of questions before the exam, their scores usually more than 90%. Even schools like Northeastern, UMass the chinese students GRE scores are like 97%, 95%. Due to this, people are not giving more weight to GRE scores. And ofcourse not to say no one bothers about your general GRE score, unless it is in 70%.
chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell - 2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois Urbana-Champaign - 3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego - 3/7 Rejected via email
Duke - 2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland - 2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC - 2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara - 2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt - 2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
vashts85 wrote:chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell - 2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois Urbana-Champaign - 3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego - 3/7 Rejected via email
Duke - 2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland - 2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC - 2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara - 2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt - 2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?
chrisg89 wrote:vashts85 wrote:chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell - 2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois Urbana-Champaign - 3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego - 3/7 Rejected via email
Duke - 2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland - 2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC - 2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara - 2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt - 2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?
Maryland kind of fits into the same mold as Illinois for me - big public school with large and comprehensive math department, except Illinois has a stronger logic group, which is a potential research area for me. I also grew up close to College Park and was never a fan of the town, so as soon as I was accepted to Illinois, I knew I wasn't going to choose Maryland and didn't want to waste time letting them know.
vashts85 wrote:chrisg89 wrote:vashts85 wrote:
Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?
Maryland kind of fits into the same mold as Illinois for me - big public school with large and comprehensive math department, except Illinois has a stronger logic group, which is a potential research area for me. I also grew up close to College Park and was never a fan of the town, so as soon as I was accepted to Illinois, I knew I wasn't going to choose Maryland and didn't want to waste time letting them know.
Gotcha, that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if I'm posting to the wrong board given that I'm applying for STAT and a lot of the stuff I see posted here is about Math programs. Do you know anything about UMD's statistics program?
Congratulations btw!
chrisg89 wrote:
Thank you, and good luck with your grad application process too.
I can't say I know much about anyone's statistics program, I've really been focusing on pure math in my search. Based on the little personal information I've gathered, I think Maryland's applied math program is pretty strong, and the rankings seem to back that up. You will probably learn just as much from perusing their website as you would from me though.
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