2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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mvb
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mvb » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: well-known liberal arts
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.83
Type of Student: domestic female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (71%)



Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: 2 REUs, one with a publication submitted as a lone author
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, national award for female undergrads in math
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded 2 years, Tutoring 3 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: one "famous" letter writer, budapest


Not phd programs:
Churchill Scholarship - Rejected Jan 7
Fulbright (to study combinatorics at the Renyi institute in Budapest) - Declared an alternate Mar 20
NSF - Awarded March 31 (via spam folder)!!
NDSEG -Rejected April 8
Tripos III - Admitted on Feb11!! (by website), Declined offer Feb 11, only would have gone if I got the Churchill

phd programs:
MIT - Rejected Feb 11 (by email)
Minnesota - Admitted on Jan 26!! (by email)-- Visiting-- Declined April 13
UCLA - Admitted on Jan 22!! (by email)-- Visiting--Declined offer April 7
University of Washington - Admitted on Feb 22!! (by email), Declined offer Mar 23
Berkeley - Accepted March 23, but initially rejected Mar 3, told on Mar 20 that the rejection was due to "clerical error," asked if I was still interested, subsequently admitted. Miracles do happen! -- ATTENDING!!
UCSD - Admitted on Feb 24!! (by email)[/color], Declined offer Mar 23
Michigan -Admitted on Feb 12!! (by email) -- Visiting -- Declined offer April 11
Rutgers -Admitted on Feb 3!! (by email) -- Visiting-- Declined offer March 31
University of Oregon -Admitted on Jan 31!! (by phone), Declined offer Feb 6
Dartmouth -Admitted on Feb 6!! (by phone), Declined offer Feb 10
U Chicago - Rejected March 10 (by email)


Comments-- I feel like I got really lucky this admit season, but maybe with better advising would have applied to fewer schools.
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h0lomorphic
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby h0lomorphic » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Math, Music
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.87
Type of Student: White, Domestic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 168 (95%)
W: 3.0 (15%) :?:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620 (41%) :oops: (uggggggh)

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: Pure Math (Geometry/Topology or Geometric Group Theory)

Research Experience: 1 REU, continuing as senior thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none math-y
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I met one of the profs at Brandeis, who was very encouraging
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Ugh, I only started taking grad courses this year, so didn't have grades in them when I applied

Applying to Where: (hlep why did I apply to ALL FOUR OF THESE jesus)
Harvard - PhD / Rejected via email after I sent my fall grades ohohoho (2/24/15)
Yale - PhD / Rejected (4/7/15)
Princeton PhD / Rejected (1/22/15)
MIT - PhD / Rejected (2/11/15)
UPenn - PhD / Never heard from (4/3/15)
Brandeis - PhD / Waitlisted (3/12/15) -- Declined (4/3/15)
Tufts - PhD / Accepted! (2/11/15) -- Going! (4/3/15)
SUNY Stony Brook - PhD / Accepted! (1/26/15) -- Declined (4/3/15)

NDSEG - Rejected (4/2/15)

I'm at this point most confident about Brandeis and Tufts. If I end up doing this over again, maybe I should, like, not apply to the trinity.

EDIT: Wow now I feel much more confident! This is such a rollercoaster ride
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arctanX
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby arctanX » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:57 am

Undergrad Institution: Not in the US
Major(s): Double B.S Math + Engineering
Minor(s):
GPA: First in class
Type of Student: Male, International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 158 (78%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

TOEFL Score: 113 = R29/L30/S26/W28

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Completed M.S, published one article
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor + TA in Calculus and Linear Algebra


Applying to Where:
University of Michigan - Admitted
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berkeleymath
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby berkeleymath » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.74
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (97%)
V: 168 (95%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%)

Program Applying: Applied Math with an emphasis in neuroscience

Research Experience: Two neuroscience and one psychology lab on campus. Summer REU at UCLA, and my honors thesis this past semester
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's Honors past five semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Note-taker for disabled students program, volunteer work, part-time jobs throughout undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Some good letters of rec from professors
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Brown - Rejected
UPenn - Pending
University College London - Interview
Rice - Admitted!
UCLA - Admitted!
Northwestern - Admitted!
Boston University - Pending
University of Washington - Admitted to MS Program
McGill - Admitted!
University of British Columbia - Pending
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Rioghasarig
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Rioghasarig » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics / CS
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6 (3.8 Math/CS)
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (82%)

Program Applying: Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics

Research Experience: Three REUs. First one resulted in publication. Second two resulted in papers in progress. Honor's thesis. Solved a problem in combinatorics and will probably get it published. Second one was RIPS at UCLA.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received award for top math student in junior year. Top 10% Putnam and MCM scores.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm black. Not sure if how much this matters it just that some places say they incorporate "Diversity" into their decisions so I think it might affect things somewhat.

Applying to Where:
Can't remember all the places I applied off the top of my head but I'll try:
Cornell - Rejected
Berkeley - Admitted <-- Probably will attend this
U Michigan - Ann Arbor
MIT Rejected
Emory Rejected
Louisiana State University
Iowa State University Incomplete Application?. Apparently I didn't finish it. Not gonna bother at this point.
U Chicago: Admitted
UCLA: Admitted
Georgia tech: Admitted
UT Austin (CS Department): Admitted
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lpb
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lpb » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:42 am

Undergrad Institution: Brazilian Public
Major: BS + MS Math
GPA: U:0,8/1,0 ; G: 3,8/4,0
Type of Student: International - Brazil

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 152 (54%)
W: 2.5 (7%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not Taken

TOEFL Score: (99 = R30/L26/S22/W21)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 3 years of Undergrad Research and Master thesis on Representation Theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Medals on Math Olympiads.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: SWB scholarship.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My MS and BS advisor indicated me to possible PhD advisors with similar interests in these places.

Applying to Where:
UNC Chapel Hill - PhD Rejected on 02/05
IUPUI - PhD / Interview 02/20 Admitted on 03/13
UCR - PhD Pending
LSU - PhD / Admitted on 02/20
UT Arlington - PhD / Admitted on 01/28
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skeptopotamus
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby skeptopotamus » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School
Major(s): Math (B.S. + M.S.), Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.95, 3.93
Type of Student: US Male (1st Generation College)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (90%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (93%)

Program Applying: Pure - Complex Geometry, Geometric Topology, Dynamics

Research Experience: Thesis, Talks, Posters - no REU
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Only school-wide/departmental - no Putnam
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Instructor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ~30 grad classes, M.S.

Applying to Where:
Reach:
School - Stanford, Rejected 1/30/2015, via e-mail
School - Berkeley, Submitted

Target:
School - U Washington, Submitted Admitted 2/23/2015, via e-mail Attending
School - Michigan, Withdrawn
School - UT Austin, Withdrawn
School - UI Urbana-Champaign, Withdrawn

Safety:
School - Ohio State, Admitted 1/22/2015, via e-mail Withdrawn
School - Iowa, Withdrawn
School - Colorado-Boulder, Withdrawn
School - U Oregon, Admitted 1/31/2015, via phone Withdrawn


1) I will almost surely - in the rigorous sense - attend Washington to work with a particular associate of my current adviser. I will wait around to be rejected by Berkeley to remind myself that I'm just human, because I am psyched to be going to Washington =P

2) It's "withdrawal", not "withdrawl." Don't make that typo. Like I did. In the titles of 5 e-mails. :oops: :oops: :oops: 6.0 writing, what a joke!


Thanks guys!


PS- Washington told me the 2/23 date was the first round, but I see a couple people on here with 2/12. Is that early admit, or fellowship, or was I second round (which I don't mind at all)?
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alaino
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby alaino » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State in CAL
Major(s): Business Economics
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.715
Type of Student: Male Latino

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 155 (67%)
W: 3.0 (15%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (63%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math (PDEs)

Research Experience: N/A
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: various scholarships, departmental prizes
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: N/A
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Dreaming:
1.MIT Rejected
2.Harvard Rejected
3.UC Berkelye
4.UCLA Rejected 1/29
5.Cal Tech
6.Columbia Rejected

Reach:
7.The University of Texas at Austin
8.Northwestern University Rejected 2/11
9.Brown
10.Duke
11.UCSD

Safety???:
12. Johns Hopkins
13.Rice University
14.USC
15.UC Santa Barbara
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Geom_and_Phys
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Geom_and_Phys » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 5 UK
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 1st Class Honours (>80% average)
Type of Student: White English Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 98%)
V: ~90%)
W: ~80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~70%)

Program Applying: Geometry and/or Mathematical Physics PhD depending on institution.

Research Experience: Some Computer Science research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Academic Prize at College, Typical Prizes back in School days
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No special advantages here. I should have fairly solid references though from well known professors.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm relying heavily on the CS research and references. My UK grades are considered to be very competitive, I am hoping that the US graduate committees will balance this against my modest GRE result.

Applying to (alphabetically ordered):
In the US
Berkeley - Math PhD - Rejected
Columbia - Math PhD - Rejected
DUKE - Math PhD - Rejected
UCSB - Math PhD
UPENN - Math PhD

In the UK:
Cambridge - MASt in Applied Maths - Admitted!
Durham - Maths PhD
Edinburgh - Maths PhD - Invited to Interview
King's College London - Maths PhD
Oxford - DPhil in Maths

I would like to thank everyone else who has posted on this thread, I have found it immensely useful this past year.
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11235813
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby 11235813 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:29 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Latin America
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (88%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 4.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)

TOEFL Score: 109 (S 27)

Program Applying: Pure Math unless specified otherwise (Mathematical Logic)

Research Experience: 150 pages senior thesis on a current topic in Model Theory, few original results...
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some small honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 years of Mtahematical Logic Courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 semester at UC Berkeley with As in grad courses and an excellent letter of rec from a well-known professor.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is here)



Group 1:
1) UC Berkeley - Logic and Methodology of Science PhD Waitlisted March 5th Admitted March 13th
2) Carnegie Mellon Interview Jan 29th Admitted Feb 6th
3) UI-Chicago Admitted March 6th
4) Notre Dame Admitted Jan. 30th

Group 2:
1) UI-Urbana Champaign Rejected Feb 26
2) UW-Madison Admitted Feb 13th
3) Cornell Rejected Feb 9
4) UCLA Rejected Feb 25
5) Rutgers Rejected Feb 13

Safety:
1) University of Amsterdam- Master of Logic Admitted Feb 20
2) McMaster University- Math Master

Note: Hope it helps!
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hakandoga
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hakandoga » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:15 pm

Undergrad Institution: A fairly good school from Turkey (Now doing MSc in Hungary)
Grad Institution: A part of Alfred Renyi Institute
Major(s): Math
[b]Minor(s): Philosophy
[b]GPA: 3.31/3.70 (3.75 in master now)
[b]Type of Student:
International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167
V: 144 (horrible!! :shock: )
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (saddest thing ever happened!!)

TOEFL Score: 116

Program Applying: Pure Math, Phd

Research Experience: No publications or anything. Working on my master's thesis at the moment. Every year, I am going to this Mathematics Village we have in Turkey. It is not like a REU, but quite good place for enhancing your vision in math.
Basic research interest is low dimensional topology, 4-manifold theory, Heegaard-Floer, Kirby calculus etc.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honor degree in math and philosophy, some school financed stipends, master's degree with full fellowship in my school now
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: No TA, but worked as a teacher for 3 years, teaching high school math
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have quite good reccomendations from well-known prof.s in US in their areas.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: Any of them would make me happy ((:
Michigan State - Phd Rejected unofficially, asked about my status and was told that they can not offer a place!!
Michigan Ann Arbor - Phd Rain of rejections all over me!!!
Brandeis - Phd Waitlisted!!! Please, please decline if you are not planning to go here!!
Louisiana - Phd Accepted! TA waitlist again, decline if you are not planning to go!!
Texas at Austin - Phd Amazing rejection!!
Indiana Bloomington - Phd Waitlisted via a pretty email, told that they will review applications again after 9th of April and let me know around 13-14 April! Brutal!
SUNY Buffalo - Phd / Accepted! Got the TA also, 16.4 k for 9 months!!
UMass - Phd /
Berlin Math School - Phd / Rejected
Bonn - Phd / Rejected
Edinburgh - Phd / Rejected
Zurich ETH - Phd / Rejected Obviously.
Toronto - Phd / Waitlisted, but likely to turn into a rejection
London School of Geometry and Number Theory - Phd Rejected
Central European University - Phd Rejected

All submitted, except for some reason Indiana asked me to send the official, sealed copies of my transcript, without them they will not review my application!!! Madness!!!
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leonhart
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby leonhart » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Reputable university in Asia
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.85/4.00
Type of Student: International male (Asian)

Grad Institution: Top 25 in US for Maths
Major(s): Mathematics (M.S.)
GPA: 4.00/4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (90%)

TOEFL Score: (114 = R28/L28/S28/W30) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math (PDE)

Research Experience: a few research experience/scholarships (in US or abroad) in harmonic analysis and PDE, some work on well-posedness of certain PDE in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: some research scholarships and graduate fellowships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calculus tutor for 1 year, grader for some graduate courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ~20 grad classes (since I will be having M.S.), a lot of grad classes and seminars in analysis and PDE. Expecting good recommendations from a few Profs in US and abroad, all of which were my research advisers at some point.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford - Rejected 1/30
Columbia - Rejected 1/29
UC Berkeley - Rejected 3/3
UCLA - Admitted 2/3 - Attending!
Brown - Admitted 2/16
Duke - Rejected 3/5
NYU Courant - Rejected 3/9
Minnesota - Admitted 2/19
Rutgers - Withdrawn 4/10
Texas - Austin - Withdrawn 4/10
Maryland - College Park - Withdrawn 4/10
Pennsylvania - Withdrawn 4/10
Penn State - Withdrawn 4/10
Southern California (USC) - Admitted 2/2
Washington - Seattle - Admitted 2/12
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Tmoney$$$
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Tmoney$$$ » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:00 pm

hakandoga wrote:
Tmoney$$$ wrote:Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Louisiana State University - Mathematics - Ph.D. / Admitted / Pending Financial Aid
University of Washington - Mathematics - Ph.D. / Pending
Cornell University - Mathematics - Ph.D. / Pending
Florida State University - Financial Mathematics - Ph.D. / Pending
North Carolina State University - Mathematics - Ph.D. / Pending
University of Connecticut - Mathematics - Ph.D. / Pending

Hi, I am just wondering when you recieved the admission from Louisiana? I also applied there and they changed this application system, and I know that they send the results in the beginning of February? Did they send an email to you, or phone call? Thank you ((:



I actually applied to LSU for the Spring semester but deferred admission to the fall for financial reasons.

graphtheorist36
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby graphtheorist36 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:15 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized Public University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.58 overall / 3.44 major
Type of Student: Domestic Male Undergraduate

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (78%)
V: 152 (54%)
W: 3.0 (15%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (26%) (Literally every school I applied to didn't require this, so good news for me :D )

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Two research projects at my institution on graph theory. My first project didn't produce any significant results, but I gave a talk on it at my university. My second project was presented in a poster at my university and I gave a talk and poster at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting. Preliminary results of my second project are also posted on the arXiv.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding poster at JMM, Certificate of Recognition from SIAM, lots of grants from research, meritorious rank for the COMAP competition, two first place rankings in a regional mathematical modeling competition.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor at my university for two years, President of Mathematics & Statistics Club and SIAM Student Chapter at my university for two years.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Taken a lot of independent studies (had to get the maximum course load for these increased!). Include topology, polytope theory, and matroid theory. Met a lot of possible advisors at JMM. Hoping they will pull through for me!

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I believe my letters of recommendation to be very strong

Applying to Where:
Iowa State University - Ph.D. / Waitlisted
McGill University - M.Sc. / Rejected
Simon Fraser University - M.Sc. / Accepted 2/26 - 15.3k/year with no tuition waive + $3171 scholarship
Western Michigan University - Ph.D. / Accepted 2/23 - 11.5k/year
George Washington University - Ph.D. / Rejected 4/1
George Mason University - Ph.D. / Accepted - 3/6 20k/yr with health insurance
University of Delaware - Ph.D. / Waitlisted
Wright State University - M.Sc. / Accepted - Awaiting funding
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne - M.Sc. / Accepted - 13k partial tuition waive
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RuneScapePlayer
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby RuneScapePlayer » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midwest Public School (Medium Size)
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s):Chemistry
GPA:3.93/4.00 (Last 2 years 4.00/4.00)
Type of Student: I said I was African w/ hispanic. Male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (90%)
V: 148 (36% :oops: )
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 950 (95%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: 1 Summer REU project, 2 smaller projects with mentor (Thesis, etc.)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Mathematics competition honorable mention, numerous awards to travel to national conferences. Around 15 national conferences presented at. Endorsed by the American Mathematical Society. NIMBioS award.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant for organic chemistry and physics I and II (Calc. Based). Also a tutor for 2.5 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I don't think any :oops:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:I wrote that I did a LOT of independent study from advanced textbooks in basically every field.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard - Mathematics / Rejected via E-mail (February 20)
MIT - Mathematics / Rejected via E-mail (February 11)
UWisconsin-Madison - Mathematics / Rejected via E-mail (February 19)
UMinnesota - Applied Mathematics / Pending
Arizona State - Applied Mathematics / Admitted via E-mail (February 17) (No word on funding...yet)
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Mathyyy
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Mathyyy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:55 am

Undergrad Institution: Top Canadian
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 95.17% overall, 96.77% major
Type of Student: International, Male

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Will have 3 research terms by the time I graduate; One publication submitted to a good journal.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various departmental awards for being the top student.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a grader for a few courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have 14 graduate classes at the time of graduation. 3 independent reading courses with professors. Numerous talks at various seminars in my University. 3 strong recs (hopefully?)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Math <3

Applying to where: These are all PhD programs unless noted otherwise
Yale University - Admitted
University of Chicago - Admitted
Columbia University - Admitted
UPenn - Admitted
Caltech - Admitted
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Admitted
UC Berkeley - Admitted
M.I.T - Waitlisted
University of Cambridge - Tripos (MSc)- Admitted
Stanford University - Rejected
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beneathebrim
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby beneathebrim » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:04 pm

Going to a small school without much in the way of graduate math advising, I have found this website quite helpful, and now want to return the favor.

Undergrad Institution: Liberal arts with small math department
Major(s): Mathematics & Studio Art
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.936 (4.0 in math)
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (95%)
V: 168 (95%)
W: 3.5 (38%) Hahahahaha... I hadn't researched beforehand that the GRE graders actually prefer incomprehensible writing to clear, concise arguments.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (63%) I was sad. I was very sad.


Program Applying: Pure math. I highlighted abstract algebra, Lie theory, and a budding interest in differential topology.

Research Experience: Two REUs plus my senior thesis. One REU (in symplectic geometry but actually in combinatorics) was at a very prestigious university and kicked me in the butt (hence I didn't have the advisor from this one as a letter writer), but we got a paper out of it that we've submitted. Second REU (in topological graph theory) was at a less prestigious place but I contributed a lot and have submitted a paper from it. The senior thesis (on Lie algebras) is still in the works so I didn't write much about it. I've done various conference talks regarding each project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, a scholarship from high school, a couple minor awards, some art awards too, good Putnam score sophomore year
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor since sophomore year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Although it wouldn't seem like it from my GRE writing score, I am an excellent writer, so if schools get past the numbers and actually read my statements, I'll be in a good place. The two letter writers from my school think I'm the bee's knees and I think the letter writer from my most recent REU thinks highly of me. I was a club president junior year and learned a lot about "cat herding" institutional work. I've taken three independent studies.

Applying to What/Where:
NSFGRFP Rejected VG/VG, VG/G, VG/VG Not too bad for the first time around.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Rejected 4/14
University of Wisconsin-Madison Admitted 2/13 I'm so happy right now. Declined
University of Washington Admitted 3/9 Hell yeah! Attending
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Rejected 4/18
Ohio State University Withdrawn ...except they admitted me anyway 2/20... :| Declined
University of Virginia Admitted w/ fellowship offer 2/1 Declined
University of Oregon Admitted 2/1 Declined
UC Santa Cruz Admitted 2/13 Declined
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wangyao
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:06 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby wangyao » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:46 am

Undergrad Institution: Unknown university in china
Major(s): Polymer science ( It is about how to make tyre and rubber!)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 70/100

]grad Institution: Famous Asian university Ranked 50th in Times
Major(s): Informatics ( It is about computational complexity and algorithm!)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 2.5/3

]grad Institution:Unknown? European grad school in budapest (found in 199x, no idea how famous it is)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.7/4








Type of Student: International Chinese Male
GRE Revised General Test: 2012
Q: 162 (83%) :shock:
V: 156 (71%)
W: 3 (11%) :oops:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: first time before my second master 4x0 %31 not going to send this
M: second time during my mathematics master 750 %71 this is too low for International Chinese :oops:
IETLS/b] (IELTS 7 R8/L6.5/S6.5/W6)

[b]Program Applying:
Pure Math
Research Experience: A master thesis in Computer Science with some new finding on combinatorics. No publication.


Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No idea. Being a International Chinese makes things hard as always/
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: All maths courses I took except calculus are graduate level. Why, you can see from my CV above.
All letter from budapest. one strong from a famous professor in his field.




Applying to Where: All pure maths PhD. Interested in Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory.

Reach
Texas A&M waitlisted top position on the waitlist email from the graduate director just now
accepted , 14 Apr Finally.
Georgia TechReject in Feb 20
UNC chapter Hill waitlisted position unknown
Brandeis rejected via email notice to check the status 6 Apr
UCSD rejected via email notice to check the status Mar
UC Irvine rejected via email notice to check the status 3 Apr
My own university waitlisted but informed acceptance not likely to happen
John Hopkins rejected via email Feb 27

It is really hard to wait...

update 6th Apr
Applied for 8, 5 rejected 3 waitlisted.
update 14 th Apr
1 acceptance 6 rejected 1 wailisted

Now I am really on the edge. I know only 9 days left for the final decision has been made.
And I am on the top of the waitlist of TAMU which is my dream school. So either I am so lucky or I am so unlucky.
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rpatwater
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Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:20 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rpatwater » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midsize state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.02 (Major GPA: 3.42)
Type of Student: Domestic Male Minority

Grad Institution: Midsize state school (no reputation in mathematics)
Major(s): Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.735

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 158 (78%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%) - Didn't study as much as I should have, Didn't send if not required

Program Applying: Applied Math or Statistics

Research Experience: 2 REUs (1 in Physics), Summer internship at NC State as grad student, Master's thesis (not published)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) - Grader for Linear Algebra
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Minority, Should have strong letters of recommendation from head of Math department and head of Master's program at graduate institution
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Failed 2 classes during undergrad (although I retook 1 of them and received an A), grades fluctuated greatly during undergrad

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Accepted, 4/10 (Full Tuition waiver, TA position, 22K stipend) - ATTENDING!
Old Dominion - Accepted, 3/27
George Mason - Rejected, 3/14
Texas Arlington
UNC Greensboro - Accepted, 2/16
UNC Charlotte - Accepted, 3/16
Boston
UMBC
Maryland, College Park
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toinfinityandbeyond
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Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:14 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby toinfinityandbeyond » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: DWM

Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 790 (88%)
V: 520 (63%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)


Program Applying: Mathematics

Research Experience: Two publications in well ranked journals as sole author (papers in combinatorial number theory), one paper submitted (in same subject), paper in preparation with two professors at current university (paper on discrete tomography), given different presentations at ~8 conferences/seminars, master's thesis, undergraduate research project
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding graduate student, won first place award at research symposium both years of master's program, featured in research magazine
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics instructor at a university (2 years experience), TA during grad school, hired as grader during undergrad, mathematics tutor during undergrad
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong letters of recommendation


Applying to Where:
University of Georgia - Accepted 1/29 / Financial details pending
Emory - Rejected 2/10
University of South Carolina - Accepted 2/12 / 17.5K and Tuition waiver
University of Florida - Accepted 2/19 / 17.5K and Tuition waiver
Georgia Tech - Wait listed 2/19
University of North Carolina - Pending
Duke - Pending

Georgia Tech is my top choice so I am hoping that works out. To anyone out there that was accepted into Georgia Tech but does not plan on attending: Please let them know before April 15 so I at least have a chance. Thanks.

sara12
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:59 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sara12 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top LAC
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.85
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166
V: 166
W: 5.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590, 34% (Yep. It was a bad day. Was sick and I'm already not the best at timed exams)


Program Applying: Math/Pure Math

Research Experience: One REU, no big results, but working on a paper. A well-known NSF program (but not research).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List every semester, National Merit, math department awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Study group leader for Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, and other advanced courses.Also a student grader. Volunteer in math related teaching activities 4-5 hours/week
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know all my recommenders well.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)


Yale Rejected
Brown Rejected 2/28 Expected. Not really disappointed
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Admitted 2/19 - Funded + Summer Stipend YAY! :D
UIUC Waitlisted 2/28
Dartmouth Waitlisted 2/9 Admitted 4/10
Tufts Rejected 3/2 So so so sad. This was my top choice. I loved the program
Boston College Rejected 4/25
UMass Amherst Withdrawn
Northeastern Withdrawn
University of Iowa Admitted, Funded Declined
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Admitted, Funded Declined
Wesleyan Admitted, Funded Declined
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Krampus
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Krampus » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Masters only Regional School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 156 (64%)
V: 156 (71%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take

Program Applying: I am interested in applied analysis.

Research Experience: One paper published in Quantum chemistry and another being prepared in Nonlinear Partial differential equations. Presented (or will present) at a number of conferences.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard school awards.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in math courses ranging from college algebra to analysis (the only undergraduate employed by the math department ). I have also graded homework for the following classes: Business Calculus, trigonometry, Cal I (twice) and II (five times), ODEs, and an Introductory proof class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
A massive two body problem (she is applying in the liberal arts). Also, I have taken or currently taking graduate classes in nonlinear PDEs and ODEs, as well as several independent studies. My letters are fairly strong, (two that are really strong).

Applying to Where:

North Carolina State University
Syracuse
Oregon State University
University of Tennessee-Knoxville- Admitted (1/6) No word on funding yet
University of Oklahoma
University of Delaware
Pittsburgh- Pulled my app- Got in anyway (2/23)- Fully funded 17k- dream school :cry:
Brandeis- Pulled my app
University of Iowa- Pulled my app

Like mentioned above I have a massive two body problem that has left me surprisingly limited.

pdes
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pdes » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Waterloo (Top math/stats/CS school in Canada)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 81% (We do percentage grades)
Type of Student: Brown male, Canadian citizen

Grad Institution: University of Waterloo
Major(s): Master's in Mathematics (2 year program; Resulted in significant research)
GPA: 90%

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 159 (74%)
V: 148 (36%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (33%) (Tests aren't my thing.)

Program Applying: Pure/Applied Mathematics PhD

Research Experience: Significant research done in non-mainstream integrable systems theory. Resulted in 2 publications in JMP and 1 submitted to JMP.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1 NSERC summer research scholarship.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Presented research at AMMCS-2013.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong math background; have taken most courses in the pure/applied math departments (except number theory and logic). Strong references. Grades have gradually risen to a 90 average in grad school. Currently in the first year of the PhD program in applied math at the University of Waterloo. Hence I'm 3 years behind most applicants.

Applying to Where:
Minnesota - Twin Cities - rejected 4/15
Toronto - accepted 2/13
Queen's
Wisconsin-Madison - rejected 2/19
Illinois Urbana-Champaign - rejected 2/27
NYU - Courant - rejected 3/09
UC - Boulder - rejected 4/24
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UpDaBears
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Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:25 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby UpDaBears » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:20 pm

Some Canadian statistics, in case there is anyone like me from Canada searching these boards.
Undergrad Institution: Top 5 Canada
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.8, 3.9 math
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take the GRE
Q:
V:
W:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:


Program Applying:M.Sc Applied math (Mathematical Physiology)

Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...) 2 NSERC USRAs, Honours thesis. Paper under review in computing, 2 conference talks.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, Provincial scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant for 10 courses over 3 years. Statistics tutor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad ODE, PDE and measure theory courses. Strong references.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Varsity athlete, bilingual

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
McGill University - M.Sc(Thesis) / Admitted (28/02/15) 21 500$ minimum funding for both years / Accepted
McMaster University l - M.Sc(Thesis) / Admitted 26 000$ min / Declined
Simon Fraser University - M.Sc(Thesis)/ Withdrawn
University of Ottawa - M.Sc(Thesis) /Admitted 26 000 $ min/ Declined.

functorial
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:58 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby functorial » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Virginia
Major(s): Mathematics, Economics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.91 (4.00 in math except for one class)
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (86%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (77%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD

Research Experience: Worked on two separate research projects with faculty at UVA, one for two summers and one over about two years. Didn't publish, but both wrote me letters. One was in topological combinatorics, one was in applied probability.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental award in math (and one in economics), various GPA-based awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor and grader for several semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took three grad classes. Unfortunately got a B in one. Got a letter from one of the instructors (whose class I got an A in)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Berkeley and UCLA wanted a "background statement" different from their personal statement, so I wrote something about why I love math. I don't know if they took it seriously, but I did get in to both, so take that as you will.

Applying to Where: I ran into impostor syndrome at the end of last year and was convinced I wouldn't get in anywhere, so I probably applied to too many places, but things worked out so it's fine. This list is ordered by application deadline.
Stanford - Rejected (early January)
Berkeley - Accepted, will attend (Feb 9)
MIT - Rejected (early February)
Princeton - Rejected (late January)
Harvard - Rejected (Feb 20) (on website, with mailed letter)
U Chicago - Rejected (Feb 20) (on website)
UT Austin - Pending (asked me about my interest in early January, have heard nothing since then)
Columbia - Rejected (late January)
UCLA - Accepted, declined (Jan 22)
Wisconsin-Madison - Accepted, declined (Feb 13)
Minnesota-Twin Cities - Rejected (April 22-no idea why so late)
NYU (Courant) - Waitlisted, declined (Mar 9)
Yale - Rejected (early April)
Cornell - Rejected (mid February)
UIUC - Rejected (late February)
UVA - Accepted, declined (Feb 12)
Caltech - Rejected (Mar 16)
Michigan - Accepted, declined (Feb 17)
SUNY Stony Brook - Rejected (Mar 16)
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Postscript624
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Postscript624 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:28 pm

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ScharlachRot
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ScharlachRot » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:44 am

Undergrad Institution: South America
Major(s): Mathematics (and a separate degree in Economics)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 9.36% (would become 3.74/4)
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 167 (97%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

TOEFL Score: 117

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Two publications submitted to good journals (one of them is in "Computational Mathematics", uses mathematical tools and results but answers a question involving complexity theory; sent to a CS journal).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit-based graduate scholarship to support my doctoral studies in my country.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not really.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I believe 2 of my 3 recs are strong (from profs. who studied and worked in the US with top mathematicians, they know me well and told me they would write strong letters describing my work and aptitutes in detail).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I finished my undergraduate degree three years ago (I started a PhD in Mathematics in my country in areas related to CS; total regret), and that hurts my chances.

Applying to where: These are all PhD in Mathematics programs (ordered by increasing probability of being accepted)

US & Canada

Princeton - Waitlisted--> Rejected
Harvard - Rejected
Stanford - Waitlisted--> Rejected (top of their waitlist, but everyone got rejected off the waitlist this year, while there were 5 admitted applicants off the waitlist last year, bad luck)
UC Berkeley - Rejected
MIT - Rejected
Columbia - Rejected
NYU Courant - Waitlisted--> Accepted (McCracken: 28,990k with no TA duties during 5 years) --> Attending!
University of Chicago - Waitlisted--> Accepted (26,950k with TA duties)
Yale - Rejected
Toronto - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected
Brown - Rejected
Cornell - Waitlisted
University of Texas, Austin - Accepted (21k with TA duties)
Northwestern University - Accepted (26k with no TA duties on first year)
Rutgers - Accepted (26k with TA duties after first semester)
University of Illinois at Chicago - Accepted (4-year 22k per year grant with no TA duties ever)
CUNY - Accepted (financial offer pending withdrawal of accepted applicants)

UK

Oxford - Rejected
Warwick - Accepted (14k pounds stipend a year during 3.5 years with no TA duties)
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rainbowofsound
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Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:31 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rainbowofsound » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: Satellite campus of big 10 school
Major(s): Mathematics with Applied concentration
Minor(s): Computer Sci, Chemistry
GPA: 3.7, major gpa = 3.9
Type of Student: domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (23%) - I even took it again and did worse. Not sure why. I'm not a bad test taker! Must have just not studied enough.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math/Math in general (i.e. combined departments)

Research Experience: 2 years math bio research experience at my home institution with one professor and a few med school collaborators. Several talks and posters. No publications but paper in prep.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: outstanding applied math senior, profiled for my school's website, a few grants and prestigious scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: some low-level math tutoring
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Duke - Program / Rejected on 3/5

Penn State - Math / Pending
Rutgers - Math / Rejected on 3/13

Notre Dame - Pure / Pending

Less reach-y
U of Illinois Urbana - Program / Waitlisted on 3/10 / withdrew app
NCSU - Math / Rejected on 2/9

Hopefully solid
Notre Dame - ACMS / Admitted on 2/17 with 33k fellowship!! Visited and had fantastic experience.
Clemson - Math / Admitted on 3/30 - waiting on funding info
U Pitt - Math / Admitted 2/23 - 17k 8month teaching assistantship

U Arizona - Math / Pending
IU - Math / Waitlisted on 3/10 / withdrew app
U Tenn - Math / Admitted on 3/12 - 16k 12month teaching assistantship. Next on waitlist for additional fellowship award.

Safety

my undergrad institution - Math / Admitted on 3/12 - 22.5k fellowship

U Iowa - Math / Pending

rsk
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rsk » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:40 pm

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joga
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:21 pm

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby joga » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:37 am

Undergrad Institution:Top engg in my country - India
Major(s): Electronics Engineering
GPA : 9.2/10
Type of Student: International Male

Grad: TIFR + NYU
Major(s): Math
GPA : 3.9/4

Program Applying: Pure Math (Ph.D.)

Research Experience: Independent research in algebraic K- theory and Algebraic geometry and one result under review in a good journal. Anotherr in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Under Grad - Young engineer of the year, National scholarship to visit NYU
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA at NYU
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 extremely famous recommenders one from NYU and other Columbia. One seminar talk on my work.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Only 2-3 years of formal mathematics education and independent research.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Chicago : Rejected
UCLA : : Rejected



Michigan - Ann Arbor: Accepted - withdrew
Columbia: Accepted - withdrew
Wisconsin-Madison : Accepted - withdrew
Brown: Accepted - withdrew
UPenn: Accepted - withdrew
Univ Southern California: Accepted - Attending
Stony Brook: Accepted - withdrew[/color
Yale: [color=#00FF00]accepted off waitlist
- withdrew

Now might come as a surprise why I choose USC, but after consistent thought I want to continue doing K-theory and Motivic cohomology. other schools which have much higher repute per say do not have people doing exactly what i have been working on. Was hoping for Chicago or UCLA but meh
USC has 2 fantastic geometers - Eric Freidlander and Aravind Asok doing K - theory and close to UCLA which gives good activity in that area.
Its a decision which has been extremely hard to take. but now i am done and happy i guess! Also I have a 2 body issue and need to be in a big city like LA, or NYC or Philly for my gf to get employed . (detroit is not really doing very well)
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wilsonyy
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Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:31 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby wilsonyy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:38 am

11235813 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top Latin America
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (88%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 4.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)

TOEFL Score: 109 (S 27)

Program Applying: Pure Math unless specified otherwise (Mathematical Logic)

Research Experience: 150 pages senior thesis on a current topic in Model Theory, few original results...
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some small honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 years of Mtahematical Logic Courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 semester at UC Berkeley with As in grad courses and an excellent letter of rec from a well-known professor.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is here)



Group 1:
1) UC Berkeley - Logic and Methodology of Science PhD Waitlisted March 5th Admitted March 13th
2) Carnegie Mellon Interview Jan 29th Admitted Feb 6th
3) UI-Chicago Admitted March 6th
4) Notre Dame Admitted Jan. 30th

Group 2:
1) UI-Urbana Champaign Rejected Feb 26
2) UW-Madison Admitted Feb 13th
3) Cornell Rejected Feb 9
4) UCLA Rejected Feb 25
5) Rutgers Rejected Feb 13

Safety:
1) University of Amsterdam- Master of Logic Admitted Feb 20
2) McMaster University- Math Master

Note: Hope it helps!



Hello. What kind of interview did Carnegie Mellon give you? Would you like to share it to me? I will have the interview with them in the next few days. Thank you!!!

Incognito
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Incognito » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:25 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Pure mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Six-week summer project, following a reading course, at my school (no publication but a student conference presentation), two (2 and 4-week) summer schools, two other student conference presentations, honours (fourth) year thesis inc. some original results
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various prizes from within school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for first year diff calc and int calc
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing too out of the ordinary
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Harvard - Email request for thesis, rejected
MIT - Rejected
Princeton - Rejected
Stanford - Waitlisted, rejected very near April 15 deadline
Berkeley - Rejected
Chicago - Rejected
Michigan - Admitted; Accepted
Columbia - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected
Rutgers - Admitted; Declined
UIUC - Admitted; Declined
Northeastern - Admitted; Declined
Penn - Admitted; Declined
Yale - Waitlisted
Cornell - Rejected
Brown - Rejected
UT Austin - Rejected
Bonn (BIGS) - Rejected
Berlin (BMS) - Admitted, interview for scholarship, awarded scholarship; Declined
Oxford - Interview, waitlisted
LSGNT - Rejected
Warwick - Admitted but without funding

pph
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pph » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midwest Private
Major(s): Math/Economics
GPA:3.95
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 169
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 910

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 2 REUs, 1 neuroscience research with a professor at home university
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department awards and one college award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2.5 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 graduate classes by the time of application
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 1 letter from REU professor, 1 letter from neuroscience professor mentioned above, and 1 letter from a professor I took multiple classes with.

Applying to Where:
Caltech - Applied & Computational Mathematics / Rejected Mar 9
Cornell - CAM / Waitlisted Mar 3/ Rejected Apr 9
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected Feb 4
UCLA - Applied Math / Accepted Feb 3 / 27k/yr / Attending
U Washington - Applied Math / Admitted Feb 2 / 32k/yr /Declined (but had a great experience at open house)
NYU - Applied Math / Rejected Mar 9
CMU - Math / Admitted Feb 24/ 21k/yr / Declined
Michigan - AIM / Rejected Apr 15
Northwestern - ESAM / Admitted Jan 23 / 2.3k/month + 5k first year / Declined
UT Austin - Applied Math (under Math) / Didn't hear back
Wisconsin Madison - Applied Math / Admitted Feb 13 / 15k/yr + 2.5k first year / Declined
Maryland - AMSC / Didn't hear back
Arizona - Applied Math / Admitted Jan 27 / Declined
Pittsburgh - Applied Math / Admitted Feb 23 / 17k/yr / Declined
UNC - Applied Math / Didn't hear back

I hope this is helpful for people applying in the future :D

S_Dimitrov
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Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby S_Dimitrov » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:25 am

Undergrad Institution: Sofia university, Bulgaria Major(s): Computer science
GPA: 3.91 , 4-Math
Graduate Institution: Sofia university, Bulgaria Major(s): Probability ans Statistics [Masters]
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (92%)
V: 148 (36%)
W: 3 (15%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (75%)

TOEFL Score: (99 = R26/L27/S22/W24) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math), Combinatorics

Research Experience: One paper in preparation, related to Ramsey theory, Two REUs in Rennes, France- game theory and stochastic optimization, another paper presented on a conference. A small paper on Enumerative combinatorics, in a local journal.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMC- Honorable mention, SEEMOUS- bronze medal,
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA- 5 different courses, Some months working as a Software Developer.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Participated in a Short course on Random graphs by the London Mathematical Society.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:


Applying to Where:
Bonn - rejected 20.01.
Berlin - rejected 27.01.
UNC - rejected 5.02
Purdue - don't hear back
Cambridge Accepted 16.02 [without funding]
UIC Accepted 24.02 Attending
Gatech - don' t hear back
UMN - rejected 11.04
UCLA - rejected 21.02
Duke - rejected 05.03
JHU - Waitlisted 11.03, rejected 16.04
CMU -rejected 09.04
UIUC - rejected 02.03.
Stony Brook -Accepted 27.02 Declined
EPFL rejected 24.02.
Brandeis - rejected 07.04.
Zurich Grad School - rejected 02.03

catofcats
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:44 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby catofcats » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: small LAC
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: Domestic, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (90%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 3 (15%) :?:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: <50% :mrgreen:

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PHD

Research Experience: REU in Algebraic Topology with paper and presentation but no publication and also a senior expository project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: the usual academic awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: math grader and volunteer math tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: strong LORs
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: not really


Applied to:
Oregon
Washington
Utah
BC
Ohio State
Iowa
Upitt
LSU
UC Riverside
NDSU
New Mexico State ???
New Hampshire

Review:
In hindsight, I applied to too many schools. Honestly, I had no idea if I'd get accepted any where since I was from such a small school. My advice would be to take the math subject GRE seriously. I took it once and without studying. My score reflected this fact, and every school which required the MGRE rejected me . I don't think this was a coincidence :D .

kirov
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Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:55 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kirov » Mon May 11, 2015 3:47 am

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 145 (25%)
W: 3.5 (35%)


My question is do I have to make another test to be admitted with applied mathematics. I still dont have the score from my subject test. Is 145 too low ?

shratbahi
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:42 am

Re: 2015 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby shratbahi » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:51 am

can i take Admissions after passing my fbise results or not..




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