goatman2743 wrote:I think it's really hard for any of us to give you a guess of where you could be competitive with what you posted; some more information would be helpful.
goatman2743 wrote:-What Math classes did you take? I don't know what the standard math requirements are for an engineer. Maybe you could post all the classes you took past introductory Analysis and Algebra?
goatman2743 wrote:-Do you have an idea of how positive your recommendations will be?
goatman2743 wrote:-Would be good to post your gre score when you get it, also I'm not familiar with the toefl scale so I don't know how good that score is.
goatman2743 wrote:Overall, I think how competitive you are for an applied math phd is going to be very dependent on how many math classes you've taken. Are there professors at your school who went to grad school in the US? If so they would have a much better idea of where you should apply than us, so I would definitely recommend talking to them.
pj29019 wrote:This to me sounds like almost an impossible question to answer...
First of all, you did not tell us what GPA you have, GRE subject score you got (though you mentioned that you are waiting for it), nor did you clearly mention how strong your letters of recommendation were going to be... These are, in my opinion, the most important criteria in graduate admission, followed very closely by one's statement of purpose (in many instances, as important as, if not more than, those three mentioned above) and relevant research experience.
Plus, knowing at least what country you are applying from can reveal a lot about your preparation, because a lot of schools in Asia and Europe supply highly trained and qualified applicants.
yotamh wrote:As far as my understanding about the application process - The most important aspect is the recommendation letter. You should find professors who can give you great letters, and than ask them where they recommend you to apply to.
If they have personal relations with some of the faculty involved at that place, your chances of getting accepted grow significantly.
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