I'm thinking about applying for graduate programs in Statistics, rather than traditional (pure) mathematics. I've looked at admissions standards/requirements at top programs, but they don't give any info about typical GRE subject scores of incoming students. I was wondering if any of you were or are in the same boat and could evaluate at a glance my chances for admission into either a prestigious Statistics program (e.g. Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan) or moderately strong program (e.g. Purdue, Iowa.)
Here are my "stats," so to speak:
1) I expect to score at least in the 80% percentile on the GRE subject test (though that could change come next month)
2) My general GRE scores are Q800 and V740 (99th percentile on the Verbal.)
3) I already have an MA in Mathematics, albeit from a low-tier state university and with only a 3.0 GPA (see #5)
4) I have one research paper in elementary number theory (not yet sent for publication, though)
5) I worked for a year as an Actuary (two exams passed), and I'm hoping this plus recommendations will demonstrate enough maturity to make up for my low GPA.
Any thoughts or comments would be much appreciated