2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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jmandrews
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jmandrews » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:21 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small US Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Mathematics (BS), Computer Science (BA)
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.8/4.0 (approximately, set to graduate magna cum laude)
Type of Student: Domestic Male, half-Asian, half-Caucasian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (99%)
V: 170 (98%)
W: 4.0 (52%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (82%) -- not bad for only having 8 weeks of real analysis.


Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: REU @ University of Nevada, Reno, Statistics. 10 weeks in 2014. There was a conference held at the university which I went to, and the project was presented (not by me, I didn't go) at another conference
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: A ton of tutoring, teaching at a robotics summer camp
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Columbia - Stats, top choice, I met the admissions director for the masters program at my REU.
NYU Stern - Stats
Yale - Stats -- Rejected (2/2), recommendation for Master's program
  1. Yale - Stats, 1yr Masters program -- Admitted (2/4). No surprises there, but I will likely decline it.
Texas A&M University - Stats -- Admitted (1/29), 20k/yr (non-teaching) + tuition. Waiting to hear back from the last two.

eagerly awaiting results.
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rpought
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rpought » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:25 am

Undergrad Institution: University of California
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.57/4.00 overall, 3.75/4.00 math
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (68%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Senior thesis, reading project, paper published and talked about it
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list a few quarters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very good fit at a few places, very clear research plans, some of my letter writers know the POIs, four grad classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took one math class P/NP for some silly reason.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Yale - Rejected (1/21)
Rochester - Admitted, TA (1/26)
UC Santa Cruz -Admitted, fellowship (2/2)
UC San Diego - Rejected (3/4)
Duke - Rejected (2/19)
Washington - Rejected (2/22)
Purdue - Admitted, TA (2/4) Will attend.

Afterward (3/12): I got into the university I really wanted to. Purdue is a fantastic school and I had a great time at the visit weekend. I wish I got into more schools, but oh well. At least it made my decision easy. To people reading through these and going through admissions process, I know it's scary but it isn't the end of the world. You will most likely get in somewhere. There were a million things I could have done differently, but I don't think they would have affected the outcome too much. There is a huge element of chance. It's simple: number of applicants>number of spots. They have to pick some people to reject. It is unhealthy to think about what you could have done differently. You would excel at any school most likely. There are just only so many spots.
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Applicant94
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Applicant94 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s):Mathematics/Finance
[b]Minor(s):N/A
[b]GPA:3.89 Overall
[b]Type of Student:
DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics/Operations Research

Research Experience: Summer research experience in digital imaging lab. Currently working on senior thesis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Numerous scholarships (nominated by math dept. for one of them)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a semester, grader for two years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad course in progress at time of application, 2 of my recommenders are famous
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
Reaches

U of Minnesota - Pending
U of Maryland, College Park - AMSC/Pending
Duke University - Rejected/(3/18)
More Realistic
UCSD - Rejected/(03/04)
Rice University - CAAM/Pending
U of Washington - Applied Mathematics/Rejected/(01/28)/Accepted into MS w/o funding/Declined/(04/06)
UNC Chapel Hill - Interviewed/(1/28)
Safety
Boston University - Pending
RPI - Accepted!/(01/13)
Miscellaneous
Columbia University - Operations Research/Rejected/(03/23)
Georgia Tech - Operations Research/Rejected/(03/18)
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dneidinger
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dneidinger » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
Majo(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (47%) 10/24/15

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Some applied research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, Carleton College Summer Math Program for Women
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female :/

Applying to Where:
Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Cornell - Rejected on 2/12
Minnesota (Twin Cities) - Admitted on 2/16 (TA)
Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Admitted on 1/27 (TA)
Wisconsin (Madison) - Rejected on 2/10
Rutgers - Admitted on 1/28 (TA/Fellowship)
UCSD
Nebraska (Lincoln) - Admitted on 2/4
Iowa State - Admitted on 2/13
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KatrinaElizabeth
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby KatrinaElizabeth » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.68
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (51%) 10/24/15

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One eight-week NSF REU at Purdue University in Summer 2013. Algebraic Geometry, Topology, Number Theory and Algebra. Three conference presentations including JMM 2014. One paper submitted for publication.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List and President's List. Top 500 Putnam Score. Colorado Math Award for 2nd highest Putnam score in the state of Colorado. BSM Honors for all A's. Math Club President.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Participated in HCSSiM, PROMYS and Ross. Two semesters abroad through BSM. Top 500 in Putnam. Tutored math for five years. Grader and TA for Number Theory course.


Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A couple grad classes, (77 credits of math total). Female student.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm 25 and took a few years off of school (due to certain hardships), no Master's degree, so that might matter to some schools.

Applying to Where:

(All Pure Math PhD programs)

MIT - Rejected Feb 25
Berkeley - Waitlisted Feb 26 - Admitted April 7 ATTENDING!
Stanford - Rejected Feb 22
UCLA - Rejected Feb 4
NYU - Rejected Mar 29
Cornell - Rejected Feb 12
Rutgers - Admitted Jan 28 - Fellowship - Declined Apr 14
UCSD - Rejected Mar 4
Stony Brook - Admitted Mar 17 (by inquiry) - Declined Apr 10
University of Washington - Waitlist Feb 26 - Rejected Apr 8
Carnegie-Mellon - Rejected Apr 11
UC Davis - Admitted Feb 5 - Declined Apr 11
CU Boulder - Admitted Feb 12 - Declined Mar 23
University of Oregon - Rejected Apr 8
UC Santa Cruz - Admitted Feb 2 -Fellowship- Decline Mar 15
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leviethai
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby leviethai » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:06 pm

Undergrad Institution: State school - University of Texas System (only has Master's program)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: (at the time of applying) 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: Asian Male International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 145 (I know, it's even smaller than epsilon)
W: 3.0 (composition under short time limits never is something I enjoy. I love writing about math subjects though)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (94%) (it's a good day)

TOEFL Score: Waived for studying in the U.S. (some schools still require but I didn't apply to those anyway)

Program Applying: PhD Pure Math (analysis) (may change to do something between applied and pure)

Research Experience: 3 summer schools in mathematics (PCMI, Notre Dame, PIMS), 1 workshop in Bioinformatics (New Hampshire). I wish I had done an REU, but I couldn't apply. No senior thesis (For personal reasons, I was super worried about my phd application during the fall semester so I couldn't concentrate on the thesis; I had talked and decided a topic with my professor, though. I think that helped a bit.)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top 200 putnam, previous high school olympiad competitions, lots of scholarships from my institution including an award for best sciences undergraduate student
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2.5 years, Grader for a CS class for 1 year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My department is of medium-sized, so I know my adviser and people in the department very well. Therefore, I could take any math courses I liked. Several graduate courses (around 7), including sequences in analysis and algebra. I know all of the professors very well, one is my Putnam coach, one is from my country and has supervised many successful graduate students (I was lucky), and one is very active and well-known in the field. The third professor has some connections to some schools I apply, which I believe is a plus.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: In my personal statement I specifically mentioned research areas and professors I would like to work with.

Applying to Where: (in alphabetical order, I didn't apply to any top 10 schools. Also, my financial situation doesn't allow me anyway. I don't really regret that, as I understand my ability. Having said so, all of the schools I applied have the areas and the professors I am particularly interested in. Getting accepted to any one would be awesome to me. In the end, hard work matters, right?)
Ohio State - Admitted (2/17)
Penn State - Admitted (2/1) (TAship + small bonus)
Rice - Got an email from the director asking if I was still interested in the program (2/11). Sadly, I had to say no.
Rochester - Admitted (1/22)
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt - Admitted at the Interview (2/9)
Washington U St. Louis - Admitted (2/12). Invited to Open House on 4/1.
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coffeemeister
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby coffeemeister » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: (Small State Liberal Arts)
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: (DWM)

Grad Institution: Large State Research University
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (80%)
V: 161 (85%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (33%) kind of just jumping through hoops

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied/Computational Math

Research Experience: Department of Defense Research Contractor
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Honors, SIAM honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA/Tutor/research contractor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Published Research
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Extensive coding experience

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford - ICME /Rejected / on (02/05)
Caltech - Computational and Applied Math / Pending /
UW - Applied Math /Rejected/ on (01/29) /
Brown University - Applied Math /Rejected/ on (01/28)
UCLA - Math(Applied) /Rejected/ on (02/17) Did not expect much due to Subject Test Score----
UCSC - Applied Math Accepted / on (02/04) full tuition + TAship + RAship ~24K, Will attend
Colorado University Boulder - Applied Math /Rejected/ (03-04)
Northwestern University - Applied Math / Accepted / (03-01) decided not to attend.
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aoeuhtns
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby aoeuhtns » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:00 pm

Undergrad Institution:Top 20 Public
Major(s):[Math]
Minor(s):[None]
GPA:[3.62(BS),3.75(MA)]
Type of Student:(DWM)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:167/94%
V:160/85%
W:4.5/80%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
M: 680/56%

Program applying: Pure math PhD

Research Experience: A few reading courses
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Putnam top 500, passed qualifying exams
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took some grad courses during undergrad

Applying to Where:
UC San Diego - Rejected - 3/4
U Washington Seattle - Rejected - 3/1
UC Irvine - Accepted - 2/12, 19k TA - Declined
UC Davis - Accepted - 4/13, 19k TA ATTENDING!
UC Santa Barbara - Withdrew application - 4/7
CU Boulder - Pending
U Oregon - Rejected - 4/18
UC Santa Cruz - Accepted - 2/17, 20k TA - Declined
CUNY Graduate Center - Rejected - 4/12
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kevingee22
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kevingee22 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Math + CS
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 170
W: 6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: above 850 (not listing exact for privacy reasons)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Various

Research Experience: Yes, several research experiences but no papers yet. 3ish years of research.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some awards within school, couple minor scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant, some work experience in software industry
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Some grad classes, took very heavy schedule due to double major
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - Stanford ICME - Admitted
School - Berkeley CS - Admitted
School - UCLA Biomathematics - Withdrew Application
School - UCSD CS - Withdrew Application
School - Caltech CMS - Submitted
School - UC Davis Applied Math - Withdrew Application

andresfernandez
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby andresfernandez » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:41 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small private school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94 (4.0 math)
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 163
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (93%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Summer research at my school and OSU summer program. Presented research at YMC conference. Published one paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit-based scholarship, top 500 in putnam, attended Budapest semesters in mathematics (first prize in local competition and highest honors)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not sure if any
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Harvard University Rejected
U of Michigan at Ann Arbor Rejected
UC Berkeley Rejected
UCLA Rejected
Yale University Rejected
Cornell University Accepted (Fellowship first year)
Northwestern Rejected
UCSD Rejected
Rutgers Rejected
Ohio State Accepted (Fellowship for two and a half years) Declined
Notre Dame Accepted (Fellowship first year) Declined
Temple University Withdrew application
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mac333
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mac333 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:20 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Japanese
GPA: 3.84 overall 3.91 Math
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (81%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: None of the schools that I want to go to require it, so I didn't take it.


Program Applying: Computational Math/Scientific Computing, except Pitt. There I want to concentrate in Analysis.

Research Experience:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where (In order of how much I want to go there):
University of Pittsburgh - Accepted 02/23/2016 with TA 17.5k per year plus summer ATTENDING!
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Withdrew App
University of Maine - Accepted 02/11/2016 with TA ($14,600 per year with full tuition) Declined
West Virginia University - Accepted 02/16/2016 The e-mail said funding decisions will be made in the next few weeks. Declined
University of South Carolina - Accepted 02/02/2016 with TA ($17,500 per year with summer stipend option plus full tuition abatement) Declined
University of Oklahoma - Accepted 02/19/2016 with TA, but no details on amount though. This is an unofficial acceptance; they want to know if I am still interested, and if so I will receive a formal offer with the details. Declined
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DLManiac
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby DLManiac » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:33 am

Undergrad Institution: small state school with not the best rep.
Major(s): Math & Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: Domestic white boy :?

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 152 (54%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: REU in Applied Math during Summer 2015, Research in algebraic combinatorics for credit at my home institution Fall 15- Spr 16.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 4 year merit scholarship, 2 scholarships for math excellence, 1 scholarship for physics excellence, 1 award for outstanding Supplemental Instructor award, 2 times math Problem Solver of the Year, 1 math "consolation" award, 2 physics "consolation" awards, Induction to Sigma Pi Sigma
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 5 semesters as Supplemental Instructor, current semester as Lab Instructor, 2 semesters Lab TA, 2 semesters regular TA, 1 semester as grader, Active in Society of Physics students for whole undergrad, 3 semesters as Pres, 3 as VP. 3 presentations, multiple conf. attended.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad classes (1 A, 1 B), 1 recommender from Boulder
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One out of my three letters was about 3 days late for Boulder, Brown & Utah :cry:

Applying to Where: All Pure PhD
Colorado State U - Accepted (2/17) - ATTENDING :D :D :D :D
Dartmouth - Waitlisted (2/25) - unofficially not accepting
CU Boulder - No notice
UC San Diego - Rejected (3/4)
Brown - Rejected (2/24)
Brandeis - No notice
U of Utah - Rejected (4/14)
U of Arizona - Accepted (2/08) - Declined
Boston College - No notice
UC Riverside - Accepted (2/09) - Declined
UC Colorado Springs - Accepted (1/24) - Declined
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FillsAMuchNeededGap
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby FillsAMuchNeededGap » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:45 am

Undergrad Institution: Berkeley
Major(s): Math
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (93%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Nothing really
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top 200 in the Putnam
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 4 semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Seven grad classes in math and one in CS (and another in EE this semester). Also a summer program in math (but not research)

Applying to Where:
MIT - Accepted
Harvard - Rejected
University of Chicago - Accepted
Berkeley - Accepted
UCLA - Accepted
Cornell - Accepted
UPenn - Invited to Open House; withdrew application
Notre Dame - Accepted
University of Wisconsin - Accepted
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ha2016
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ha2016 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:52 pm

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sankha012
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sankha012 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:48 am

Undergrad Institution: Chennai Mathematical Institute, arguably the best place for undergrad math in India. Known for its strength in Algebraic Geometry.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 9.00/10
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (82%)

TOEFL Score: 108 = R30/L26/S24/W28

Programs Applying: Math PhD

Research Experience: Summer internship at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India on fractals with an emphasis on computational methods.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Selected twice for the Indian IMO selection camp.
Letters of Recommendation: Two in Math and two in Physics. One of the Math profs is particularly famous in the country for his research on Measure Theory and his long career in teaching. Another was both a graduate student and a prof at SUNY SB.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My institute awards a dual degree on Mathematics and Physics so I have taken a significant number of Physics courses too. My interest is in Dynamical Systems which has a physical flavor in it.


Applying to Where:
School - SUNY Stony Brook - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending
School - UMD College Park - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending
School - Pennsylvania State University - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending
School - Tufts University - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending

ryderkrohn
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ryderkrohn » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:34 pm

This forum gave me a lot of information so I thought I would contribute to the cause.

Undergrad Institution: Smaller State School - Not known for mathematics
Major(s): Education/Mathematics
GPA: 3.73 (Major GPA is higher)
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (90%)
V: 152 (54%) -_-
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't take

Program Applying: Financial Mathematics / Financial Engineering

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Small academic mathematics scholarship, Deans List, normal nerd stuff.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently am PA Certified Mathematics / Computer Science teacher. Taught AP Computer Science and Mathematics for the past 3 years. I teach several different programming languages (Java, VB, C++, Python) Also worked in the Finance Corps of the Army for 6 years as a reservist and am a veteran of Afghanistan.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: First Generation College Student. Veteran Status. Current Teaching Certification (hopefully that helps).

Applying to Where:
Johns Hopkins - Financial Mathematics - Accepted 3/10 - 50% Off Tuition and Partially Paid Health Insurance
NYU - Financial Engineering - Accepted 3/12 - $7,000 Scholarship/year
Stevens Institute of Technology - Financial Engineering - Accepted - $7500 Fellowship
NCSU - Financial Mathematics - Accepted 2/12 - No Funding
UNCC - Mathematical Finance - Accepted - No funding
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Yoda
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:25 am

I wanted to post my profile in case anyone else was interested in pursuing OR or optimization.

Undergrad Institution: Large state school in California
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: ~3.8
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (26%) (did not send my scores to schools that did not require it)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Operations Research/Industrial Engineering, also some EECS and applied math

Research Experience: Two applied math REUs, additional project with professor, also research exp in civil engineering. Have a conference paper, two papers submitted, and another one coming soon.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Scored 18 on the Putnam in my sophomore year, earned Meritorious in MCM last year
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Reader for two quarters, officer in math club for a year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took a few grad classes, had strong letters of rec (from what I know)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Interested in pursuing research in continuous optimization

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UC Davis - Applied Math - Accepted (2/4)
Georgia Tech - OR - Accepted (2/3)
UCLA - Applied Math - Rejected (2/4)
UC Berkeley - EECS - Rejected (2/18)
Stanford - ICME - Rejected (2/5)
Cornell - ORIE - Accepted (2/2)
MIT - ORC - Rejected (2/22)
Columbia - IEOR - Rejected (3/11)
Northwestern - IEMS - Accepted (1/27)
Lehigh - ISE - Accepted (2/4)
University of Wisconsin, Madison - CS - Accepted (2/3)
Michigan - CSE - Rejected (3/16)
Rice - ECE - Accepted (2/26)
UIUC - ISE - Accepted (12/21)
USC - ISE - Accepted (1/25)
Toyota Technical Institute in Chicago - CS - Accepted (2/16)

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Good luck to everyone!! :)
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Eulersdisciple
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Eulersdisciple » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:54 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.88
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (80%)

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable) N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Funded summer research at my school, will be publishing a paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors program, math honoraries, scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a summer high school math camp, now paid departmental tutor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm working on a paper with a professor at U of Michigan.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) - Pure Math

Reach

University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Pure Math
Cornell University - Pure Math
University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Pure Math - Rejected (2/10)
University of Minnesota - Pure Math

Manageable

Ohio State University - Pure Math
Purdue University - Pure Math - Admitted (2/1)
Georgia Institute of Technology - Pure Math - Admitted (1/28)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) - Pure Math

Safety

University of Pittsburgh - Pure Math
University of Kentucky - Pure Math - Admitted (2/7)

dyu
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dyu » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:43 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 92/100
Type of Student: International(China), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 940 (99%)

TOEFL Score: 113 = R30/L30/S24/W29

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Two awards in ACM-ICPC Asian Regionals (which seem useless in the application of Math PhD...), and some scholarships in my university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Study in UC Berkeley for a semester as an exchange student, and get two recommendation letters from professors there.

Applying to Where:
All of the following are Pure Math PhD programs.
UC Berkeley - Admitted 2/5 - Attending
UCLA - Rejected 2/19
Stanford - Rejected 2/23
Chicago - Rejected 2/18
Columbia - Rejected 2/2
Wisconsin, Madison - Admitted 2/13 - Declined
Michigan, Ann Arbor - Asked whether still interested and invited for an interview 3/14 - Declined
UNC, Chapel Hill - Rejected 5/20 - It is interesting that they sent the rejection so late.
UIUC - Rejected 3/3
Minnesota, Twin Cities - Admitted 2/11 - Declined
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AC
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Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:59 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby AC » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:23 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, top 100
Major(s): BA in mathematics and logic, BSc in physics and chemistry
GPA: 8.76/9 (3.97/4)
Type of Student: International white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (91%)

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: 3 summer research scholarships, 1 publication, and working on a 30-40 page dissertation
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Significant undergrad scholarship and honors scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 years TA experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have completed 7 grad courses by the time I start my PhD
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Brown University - Asked if still interested 3/14, declined
Cornell University - Rejected 2/13
UC Berkeley - Rejected 3/15
UCLA - Rejected 2/19
UC San Diego - Rejected 3/23
University of Chicago - Rejected 2/18
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Waitlisted 3/18, Rejected 4/5
University of Pennsylvania - Accepted 2/17, Attending
Stanford University - Rejected 2/23
Yale University - Rejected 1/22
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lonny_sti
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:12 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lonny_sti » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:41 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, might be known in US for math in 60-70s
Major(s): Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International Caucasian Female

Grad Institution: The same
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 153 (59%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%) (Meh... Did 90% of the test in 2 hours, didn't expect this score...)

TOEFL Score: 113 = R29/L30/S27/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Algebra/algebraic geometry)

Research Experience: Two years of research in matrix theory for the bachelor thesis (in home university); two years of research in operator theory for the master thesis (in home university) - no publications, though.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: State Scholarship two times, top 5% student.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Two years at the teaching assistantship position, two years as a tutor for school and university students.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Pretty advanced undergrad classes (e.g. functional analysis as a third year student), grad classes as a master, perfect GPA (I don't know whether it is a plus or a minus, because my school isn't famous, and the admission committee may think that the high GPA comes directly from the easiness of the study program), one recommendation letter from the head of a real analysis research group who taught the main grad courses to me, other two letters are from an undergrad professor and a thesis advisor - all should be strong.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Female? Hope committees don't really look on the gender.

Applying to Where: All are Pure Math PhD, the schools are listed more or less in the order of preference (Color use here is welcome)
Berkeley - Rejected on 03/14
UIUC - Waitlisted on 03/02 - - Declined
UCSD - Rejected on 03/04
Duke - Rejected on 03/18
Washington - Rejected on 04/05
UIC - Admitted on 02/14 with TA+fee waiver - ATTENDING
Minnesota - Pending
U of Utah - Received an email on 04/12 asking if I am still interested - Declined
Davis - Pending
Brandies - Rejected on 03/23, was offered to apply to their masters program instead
Missouri - Admitted on 02/18 with stipend for the 1st year+fee waiver - Declined
Nebraska Lincoln - Waitlisted on 02/24 (I missed the deadline for the application, may be it was one of the reasons after all) Rejected on 04/14
Tufts - Rejected on 02/25
Binghamton - Admitted on 02/03, funding details will come in March - Declined
Iowa State - Admitted on 04/12 with TA+fee waiver - Declined
U of Florida - Pending
Tulane - Admitted on 04/03, no funding details - Declined

Best of luck, guys and girls!
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vcsky
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:02 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby vcsky » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:32 am

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Falco006
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Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:01 am

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Falco006 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top ten public, US
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.83 (Math 4.00)
Type of Student: (DWM)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (97%)
V: 168 (95%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (88%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Senior thesis on derivatives of trace diagrams, one REU on robotics. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Numerous awards in the department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored several hundred hours
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took about 8 reading classes, 23 math courses overall
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Military

Applying to Where:
Stanford - Pure Math / Waitlisted on 17 Feb 16
MIT - Pure Math / Rejected on 25 Feb 16
Caltech - Pure Math / Pending
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ilikenumbers
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:43 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ilikenumbers » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): MMath Mathematics
GPA: 3.96 (according to online converter)
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (88%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%)

Program Applying: Pure - Number Theory

Research Experience: 1 week mathematical modelling reu in Spain, currently working on a paper based on results. MMath dissertation and currently writing another for another masters.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple of awards for teaching
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 years
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Spent 1 year abroad at an American school

Applying to Where:
University of South Carolina - Pure / Admitted - 25th Feb - $17,500 TAship plus tuition waiver - ATTENDING
University of Georgia - Pure / Pending
North Carolina State University - Pure / Pending

Initially disappointed by my GRE score, which meant I ended up not applying to any of my top choices, but so happy to have got a spot at South Carolina!! Although it wasn't on my radar at first, after reading their program it looks like a perfect fit, so happy! Cannot wait to start!

This website has been a lot of help, so I'm finally glad to be posting my results here!

mathlol
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:08 am

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathlol » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:27 am

Undergrad Institution: Big Canadian School
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Minor(s): Math
GPA: 3.91/4.00 (Converted)
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (70%)

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 2 summer projects, 4-month R&D internship (in Europe), 8-month research project (in Europe), year-long senior engineering project; 1 accepted paper (math), 1 sent in for peer review (physics), some conference talks
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some school awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA/marker for almost every academic term
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A few grad math courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took pretty heavy courseloads every term

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Columbia - APAM PhD - Rejected (4/18)
Duke - Applied Math PhD - Rejected (3/16)
Harvard - SEAS Applied Math PhD - Rejected (3/2)
Rutgers - Math PhD - Rejected (4/1)
Stanford - ICME PhD - Rejected (2/5)
UC Davis - Applied Math PhD - Accepted (2/4)
University of Toronto - Math MSc - Accepted (2/4)
Univeristy of British Columbia - Math MSc - Rejected (4/18)
UPenn - AMCS PhD - Accepted (2/22)
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dayglowcamo
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Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:24 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dayglowcamo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:40 pm

MS Institution: Small State
Major(s): Electrical Engineering (Thesis)
GPA: 3.5
Undergrad Institution:Small State
Major(s):Computer Engineering
GPA:3.82

Type of Student:DWM

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One publication IEEE, Electromagnetic Fields: TA
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1st in CE Undergrad Class
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 6 years in industry.

Applying to Where:
UConn - PhD / Pending
URI - PhD / Pending

bidishaiitbbs
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:25 am

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bidishaiitbbs » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:30 am

Grad Institution: Foreign (India))
Major(s): Mathematics

GPA: 8.86/10.00
Type of Student: International (Indian), Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (47%) :cry:

TOEFL Score: (114 = R29/L29/S28/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Masters Project work on Combinatorial Matrix Theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing Much
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring Undergrads for three years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:Nope
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not sure

Applying to Where:
University Of Minnesota - Rejected(4/11)
Georgia Tech - Rejected((4/4)
Texas A& M University -Rejected (4/16)
University of Florida -Admitted with TA on (4/12) :x
University of Iowa - Admitted with TA(3/29)
University of Georgia - Pending on (4/7) :?
University of California Riverside -Waitlisted (3/29)
Clemson University - Admitted with TA(3/4)Declined

University of british Columbia - Pending on (4/7)
University of Toronto - Rejected via postal mail(4/5)
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foedan
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:14 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby foedan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.68 (3.8 in major)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (82%)
V: 158 (78%)
W: 3.0 (15%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (70%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: NSF Funded REU in Combinatorial Matrix Theory. Paper submitted to undergrad journal for publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded honors for all A's in Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program, otherwise nothing.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 years of tutoring experience, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 graduate level group theory course in Budapest, no other graduate courses. 3 independent study courses in commutative algebra, complex dynamics, and analysis on manifolds. All letter writers knew me well, as I had either worked with them in summer research or independent study.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Got a B- in Topology due to personal struggles. Mostly A's in other math courses, with a couple of B+ sprinkled in.

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan - Rejected
Brown University - Rejected
Cornell University - Rejected
University of Pennsylvania - Waitlisted 03/14, then Rejected 04/12
Northwestern University - Rejected
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Rejected
Stony Brook University - Rejected
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Waitlisted 03/13, then Admitted 04/13
Texas A&M University - Admitted
University of Rochester - Admitted

algebra_monkey
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:25 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby algebra_monkey » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:25 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.99/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (90%)
V: 149 (41%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (36%) (October, 2015)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: All Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Submitted publication in Computability/Logic
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few minor ones at my university
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lots of teaching experience, Math circle instructor, 6 TAships, taught group theory course to young students
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: See below
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Mature student. Lots of teaching experience. Living proof that it is never too late to get into a PhD program. Also see below.
Applying to Where: (All Pure Math)

UCSC- Accepted (Declined)
UCSB- Wait list
UCSD- Rejected
Oregon- Accepted (Declined)
U Washington- Accepted (ATTENDING!)
Utah- Rejected
Boulder- Wait listed
Chicago- Rejected
UIC- Wait list
UIUC- Rejected
Michigan- Rejected
Maryland- Wait list
Brandeis- Rejected
Stony Brook- Rejected
Dartmouth- Wait list
U British Columbia- Wait list
UT Austin- Wait list
Cornell- Rejected
Brown- Rejected

Miscellaneous Points: The application process is a very stressful one and throughout my application term, me and many others stressed immensely about the GRE subject test. As you can see, my percentage wasn’t great but I still have gotten into a great school, which I will attend. I have realized that graduate admissions committees look at EVERYTHING. If you don’t have a great GRE score, it may not matter if you have excellent grades in high level courses to back it up, as well as good letters. I worked very hard in my undergraduate classes to get good grades and built solid relationships with my professors, whom I asked to take reading courses with. This was fairly easy at a small liberal arts school. I got great letters of recommendation because of this, and also prioritized taking advanced courses whenever possible. These are things that are very much in your control as an undergraduate and can make the GRE process much less stressful. This is just my belief, and I realize yours may differ but the best advice I can give is to take graduate classes as an undergrad and build good relationships with your professors early on. Advanced coursework and strong letters stand out in any application and can be sought out from early on in your undergraduate career, greatly benefitting you later. You should never NOT apply because of a bad GRE score, people know there is more to you than that and if you’ve worked hard and are motivated, people will want you to join their program.

pleasenote
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Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pleasenote » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:54 pm

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adap
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Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby adap » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private Foreign (Top undergrad in the country)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics B.Sc.
GPA: 3.65/4.00 (Converted)

Grad Institution: Public Foreign (Top research center in the country)
Major(s): Pure Mathematics Master
GPA: 3.70/4.00 (Converted)

Type of Student: International White Male

GRE Revised General Test:(Listing approximately)
Q: ~ 85%
V: ~ 55%
W: ~ 15%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~ 65% (October 2013)
(At the time I thought this was a bad score, so I decided to not apply for Fall 2014 and to enroll in a M.Sc in my country and wait two years to apply for the PhD with a higher score. Did not go as planned of course)
M: ~ 35% (October 2015)
(I was aiming to score more than 75% the second time. In all my practice tests I ended in the 800's, but I only did a few ones a week before the test. I guess some days are bad ones. Since I have already sent only the second one, I decided to not send the first one since It could reflect a decrease on my mathematical abilities (It was only a bad day though). Do not let a bad math subject test score change your mind on applying, some places know that it is not the most important thing. There is always hope!)
TOEFL (iBT): : (105 = R26/L29/S26/W24)

Program Applying:All Pure Math (Analysis Concentration)

Research Experience: Undergrad and grad thesis (in complex and functional analysis).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research Prize for Best Undergrad Math Thesis (2nd place). Two years stipend to study the M.Sc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Part-Time professor at my Undergrad Institution (one semester teaching Calculus 2 and other one Calculus 3 to applied math major students, had to prepare the lectures, hw and exams + grading).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have a Master's degree by July (hence 10+ grad courses).

Applying to Where (USA): (Listing in alphabetical order)
Dartmouth College - Rejected (02/25)
George Washington University - Accepted (03/30) with 22K TA on (04/14) (Declined)
Indiana University (Bloomington) - Rejected (04/15)
Kent State University - Accepted (01/29) with 20K TA on (03/28) (Declined with great sadness)
Missouri "Mizzou" (University of)-Pending as of (04/24)
NYU (Courant Institute) - Rejected (04/21)
Ohio State University - Rejected (03/2)
Oregon (University of) - Accepted with 21K TA on (04/11) (ATTENDING!)
Pittsburgh (University of)- Wait-listed [4th place] (02/28) (Withdrew name of the wait-list when I narrow down to Kent vs Oregon)
Texas A&M - Rejected (04/15)
UCSD - Rejected (03/4)

Applying to Where (Canada): (Listing in alphabetical order)
Alberta (University of)-Pending as of (04/24)
McGill University -Pending as of (04/24)
Toronto (University of)-Decision Made on (04/8) (*)

Post-April 15 I am posting this very late (I am still impressed that one US app still pending by now), but since this site helped me a lot throughout this process, I want to return the favor to future applicants and let them know that you can end in one of your top choices, even if you failed in the math subject. I am very happy with my final decision, It was a hard one but I think University of Oregon is a great place and I have a couple of potential advisors that I really want to work with.

However, I need to do an important comment. I feel quite robbed by the Canadian universities mostly by McGill and Toronto. On the first one they insist that I never sent my TOEFL scores, but I checked twice with the testing agency and they assured me McGill received the scores. (*) As for Toronto, they did not bother to let me know what was the decision made, they only posted "Decision Made" on the website and have ignored my emails since then :evil:. I have the impression that Canadian universities do not accept a significant amount of international applicants, so everyone reading this might want to consider spending their money on Canadian application fees.

Tvo
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Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:56 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Tvo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:53 am

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math/CS
GPA: 3.4
Type of Student: DMW

Grad Institution: Private Research
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.3

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161
V: 150
W: 3.5

Program Applying: (Pure Math PhD/Computer Science PhD)

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Adjunct Faculty for a year, teaching 6 unique classes. Tutored at both schools I attended.

Applying to Where:
University of South Carolina (math) - Accepted with 17.5k TA (4/20, phone followed by email)
Florida Atlantic University (math) - Accepted with 20k TA (12 month) (4/14, email)
Auburn University (math) - Accepted without funding (4/12, email)
University of Nebraska (math, was interested in the double phd math/cs) - Rejected (3/7, email)
University of Nebraska (cs, was interested in the double phd math/cs) - Accepted without funding (3/5, email)
University of Kentucky (math) - Never heard back (4/27)
University of Alabama (math) - Never heard back (4/27)
University of Tennessee (math) - Never heard back (4/27)
University of Central Florida (math) -Never heard back (4/27)
University of Miami (cs) - Never heard back (4/27)
University of Oklahoma (math) - Never heard back (4/27)

SnowBunny
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:57 pm

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby SnowBunny » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:33 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts school
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.882
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 570 (29%) (I hadn't taken linear algebra, abstract algebra, or real analysis yet)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: Robotics summer research at home school, independent study with math professor that led to publishing, presented at multiple conferences.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards from math and physics departments.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Physics and Math tutor, taught middle school robotics during undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Multiple independent physics/engineering projects funding by school's grant program.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Hadn't taken many requisite classes when I took the math GRE (I added the math major my senior year).

Applying to Where:
University of Toronto: Accepted (2/4)
University of California Berkeley: Rejected (3/14)
McGill: Accepted (2/4)
University of Maryland: Accepted (4/8)
UC Boulder: Accepted (4/12)
Harvard: Rejected (3/2)
Northwestern: Rejected (4/9)
Columbia: Rejected (4/18)
Drexel: Accepted (4/18)
NYU: Rejected (4/21)
Colorado School of Mines: Accepted (3/8) (No Funding)
NC State: Accepted (2/4)
Lehigh University: Rejected (2/27)
Johns Hopkins: Rejected (3/8)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Rejected (3/4)

GZTECH
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:07 am

Re: 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby GZTECH » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:20 am

Undergrad Institution: (Foreign )
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.72/5
Type of Student: (International , Male,

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (80%)
V: 154 (63%)
W: 3.0 (15%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: < 30% submitted to Notre Dame only

TOEFL Score: Did not take

Program Applying: (Pure Math)

Research Experience: (Final year project on APPLICATION OF STIELTJES INTEGRAL ON BOUNDED LINEAR FUNCTIONALS)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Physical Sciences
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (TA, taught 3D Analytic Geometry, Calculus and Abstract Algebra )
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (None)

Applying to Where:
University of Pittsburgh - Program / Math PhD Admitted/ on (18/04/2016) / Accepted with funding :D / Attending

University of Central Florida: Rejected / next day after asking for status of my application :(

University of Notre Dame: Rejected.




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