What happens if four students from same institution applies to the same graduate school?

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yahoo36
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What happens if four students from same institution applies to the same graduate school?

Postby yahoo36 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:26 am

This year, four students from my institute have applied to the same university-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As far as I can ascertain, their relative strengths and weaknesses are as follows:

Person 1: GPA-9.6/10 :) , good set of recommendations, Some good reading projects, two or three graduate courses in area of interest, GRE score-323, subject GRE score-53% :oops: ,

Person 2: GPA-9.2/10 :) , good set of recommendations, almost no reading project, ongoing masters thesis with great recommendation from thesis supervisor :) , no notable graduate course, especially in area of interest :oops: , GRE score-323, subject GRE-94% :)

Person 3: GPA-8.4/10 :oops: , mixed set of recommendations, one generic recommendation from a highly respected world-renowned mathematician :oops: , two great recommendations from thesis supervisors, masters thesis ongoing, large number of reading projects, 7-8 graduate courses in various areas with 3-4 PhD courses in area of interest all with near perfect grades :) , GRE score-330, subject GRE-88% :) , rising GPA

Person 4: GPA-8.4/10, moderately good recommendations, almost no reading or research experience, a grade of C in the only graduate course due to illness :oops: , GRE score-325, subject GRE-84%

Now, I know for certain that the admission committee at UMich knows the name of my institute and respects it highly. It took 2 students from my college last year and have admitted others before that. Whom do you think it may admit this year depending on above conditions? Person 4 has almost no chance in my opinion, but other 3 all have their strengths and weaknesses. Needless to say, I'm one of these 3. Can someone order their chances of admission?

Thanks in advance.

pat2211
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Re: What happens if four students from same institution applies to the same graduate school?

Postby pat2211 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:53 am

it is very hard for them to accept more than 2 students. Person 1 will definitely be rejected since the standard for international students is 80%. There is a small chance that they will accept 3 out of 4 ( if most chinese students applying to Michigan this year are not very strong ).




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