anwins wrote:Hi mmo5130, is the Applied Math PhD in U.Chicago you listed under the Department of Statistics? It seems that U.Chicago's Department of Math only has the Pure Math program.
mmo5130 wrote:anwins wrote:Hi mmo5130, is the Applied Math PhD in U.Chicago you listed under the Department of Statistics? It seems that U.Chicago's Department of Math only has the Pure Math program.
Yes, that's correct. U. Chicago lumps computation, statistics, and applied math under the Stat department.
arima wrote:mmo5130 wrote:anwins wrote:Hi mmo5130, is the Applied Math PhD in U.Chicago you listed under the Department of Statistics? It seems that U.Chicago's Department of Math only has the Pure Math program.
Yes, that's correct. U. Chicago lumps computation, statistics, and applied math under the Stat department.
The applied math you are referring to at U of Chicago is NOT applied math as found in programs like Brown, NYU, etc. In the end, it is statistics as the end game. The department uses applied math and computation under the cover of a "center" for statistics questions. So, recognize that it is a statistics degree not an applied math degree, very different. Given your clear interests in programs like Brown and NYU given your weather-related interests, it seems like a waste to apply to Chicago's program which is nothing like those applied math programs.
Questions:
1. I have no clue where I stand. I am not sure if the universities I have denoted 'Reach' and 'Safe' are really so for my profile. Also, am I being too optimistic or pessimistic?
2. I do not have a very strong math background on paper (all UG math courses missing). In light of this, should I send my not-so-good GRE Math score when I have the option not to?
3. Should I also apply to lower universities?
4. Please suggest any other university I should look at?
Thank you for any suggestions.
Mezox wrote:Third year's the charm?
Undergrad Institution: Fairly big university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: Pretty close to maximum but we only have two pass grades at my school.
Type of Student: International EU Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 157 (74%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)
TOEFL Score: 115
I am jealous of your math subject test score. I wish I could get that.
Program Applying: Pure Math (PhD)
Research Experience:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a math tutor for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Been studying a bit faster so I have a master's degree at age twenty-one.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where:
Will update.
beethoven wrote:Undergrad Institution: University of Ottawa, Canada
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 9.8/10
Type of Student: Canadian White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (85%)
Program Applying: Pure Math and probability
Research Experience: Four years of research in bioinformatics with a prof at my undergrad institution. Summer research projects in topology and probability at UBC during the last two summers. Co-author on three publications, one conference presentation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several departmental awards for high grades in math courses. Summer research scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 4 tutorial sections over the past 2 years
Applying to Where:
Harvard
Princeton
MIT
Columbia
NYU Courant
Stanford
Berkeley
UCLA
Caltech
Oxford - Math and CS
Cambridge - Tripos part III
Toronto
McGill
UBC
arima wrote:mmo5130 wrote:anwins wrote:Hi mmo5130, is the Applied Math PhD in U.Chicago you listed under the Department of Statistics? It seems that U.Chicago's Department of Math only has the Pure Math program.
Yes, that's correct. U. Chicago lumps computation, statistics, and applied math under the Stat department.
The applied math you are referring to at U of Chicago is NOT applied math as found in programs like Brown, NYU, etc. In the end, it is statistics as the end game. The department uses applied math and computation under the cover of a "center" for statistics questions. So, recognize that it is a statistics degree not an applied math degree, very different. Given your clear interests in programs like Brown and NYU given your weather-related interests, it seems like a waste to apply to Chicago's program which is nothing like those applied math programs.
Barkleycool wrote:GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 151 (50%)
V: 170 (98%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (88%)
Fw1812 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Major(s): Math/Music
Graduate Institution: Rutgers University (MS Math)
GPA: 3.95/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (94%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Six months researching and writing a paper that will be published in a journal this month
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Four years of tutoring, two years as TA/Part-time lecturer
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Probably not
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - Applied
Princeton - Applied
Yale - Applied
Cornell - Applied
Brown - Applied
Oxford - Pending
Vanderbilt - Applied
UCSD - Applied
UT-Austin - Applied
University of Virginia - Pending
Rutgers - Pending
felani wrote:Undergrad Institution: top 15 private
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.85 (Math GPA: 3.96)
Type of Student: domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (94%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.0 (56%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (82%)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D. programs
Research Experience: One REU. Presented our results at YMC at Ohio State, nothing published (yet)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Quite a few departmental awards for academic achievement and teaching excellence, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lots of tutoring experience, TA for undergrad calculus courses, math club president
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter writer is fairly well known; taken a few graduate courses; currently working on a senior thesis
Applying to Where:
Columbia -
Maryland -
Michigan -
Minnesota -
MIT -
Ohio State - Admitted 1/12
Penn -
Penn State -
Stanford -
Texas -
UCLA -
Exactimum wrote:Undergrad Institution: NJIT (small public tech school #103 for math)
Major(s): Computational Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (76%)
Program Applying: Ph.D. Applied Math (or computational if offered)
Research Experience: Year long computational math REU at my school. One national conference presentation, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Lots of scholarships from the math department at my school. Couple awards for academic performance.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 semesters grading theoretical CS courses. 1 year Internship in computational finance.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad classes in math modeling and financial simulations.
Applying to Where:
NYU -
CalTech -
MIT -
Princeton -
Brown -
UCLA -
Minnesota -
Cornell -
Berkeley -
Georgia Tech -
Maryland -
Michigan -
Washington -
UCSD -
Duke -
Purdue -
RPI - Admitted 1/13
ghjk wrote:Exactimum wrote:Undergrad Institution: NJIT (small public tech school #103 for math)
Major(s): Computational Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (76%)
Program Applying: Ph.D. Applied Math (or computational if offered)
Research Experience: Year long computational math REU at my school. One national conference presentation, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Lots of scholarships from the math department at my school. Couple awards for academic performance.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 semesters grading theoretical CS courses. 1 year Internship in computational finance.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad classes in math modeling and financial simulations.
Applying to Where:
NYU -
CalTech -
MIT -
Princeton -
Brown -
UCLA -
Minnesota -
Cornell -
Berkeley -
Georgia Tech -
Maryland -
Michigan -
Washington -
UCSD -
Duke -
Purdue -
RPI - Admitted 1/13
All the top schools in your list, including Maryland, UCLA, Duke, Minnesota and Washington, would be quite a crapshot:) I think you have a relatively good chance at Purdue, a 50/50 at UCSD, and the rest might require a miracle. It's all due to your Math GRE, as well as your zero-publication record. Congrats on your recent admit at RPI!
latsyrc1123 wrote:ghjk wrote:Exactimum wrote:Undergrad Institution: NJIT (small public tech school #103 for math)
Major(s): Computational Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (76%)
Program Applying: Ph.D. Applied Math (or computational if offered)
Research Experience: Year long computational math REU at my school. One national conference presentation, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Lots of scholarships from the math department at my school. Couple awards for academic performance.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 semesters grading theoretical CS courses. 1 year Internship in computational finance.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad classes in math modeling and financial simulations.
Applying to Where:
NYU -
CalTech -
MIT -
Princeton -
Brown -
UCLA -
Minnesota -
Cornell -
Berkeley -
Georgia Tech -
Maryland -
Michigan -
Washington -
UCSD -
Duke -
Purdue -
RPI - Admitted 1/13
All the top schools in your list, including Maryland, UCLA, Duke, Minnesota and Washington, would be quite a crapshot:) I think you have a relatively good chance at Purdue, a 50/50 at UCSD, and the rest might require a miracle. It's all due to your Math GRE, as well as your zero-publication record. Congrats on your recent admit at RPI!
I am not sure why you are posting similar pessimistic comments to many profiles here. Miracle?? The person a few posts above this already got into UCLA with very similar Math GRE score and "zero-publication record". That must have been a miracle too, eh?
arima wrote:I was thinking the same. What is with the pessimistic comments then a smiley face after crapshot? Not cool.
But can we take ghjk seriously? ghjk writes on December 18, 2015 the following:
"Hi everyone, I'm a 2nd-year MS student in Applied Mathematics at an average, unknown state school. As I'm planning for which classes to take the next semester, I would love to hear your feedback about my selection. The reason is because I'm almost completing the M.S program (this one is probably my second-to-last semester) before I apply to PhD programs in Operation Research/Financial Math/Applied Math...."
On January 15, 2016, ghjk writes:
"I'm currently filling out an application for a summer school program. On the application, there is this question: Are you an Advanced Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Scholar? I'm not sure what is "Advanced Graduate Student," but my status is the 2nd-year PhD student who just completed the last 2 preliminary exams (and probably passed all of them). I still have an oral qualifying exam and thesis defense to go, so should I discount myself as an Advanced Graduate Student?"
So, in the course of 30 days or so, ghjk goes from being 2nd year MS student to becoming a 2nd year PhD student who completed prelims? I don't know what multiple personality game ghjk is playing but it is definitely not normal.
ghjk wrote:Sorry I didn't mean to offense anyone. If you don't like it, I would delete my post above. But I did say "felani" had a HIGH chance of getting into UCLA, U.Michigan, etc, didn't I?
Fw1812 wrote:ghjk wrote:Sorry I didn't mean to offense anyone. If you don't like it, I would delete my post above. But I did say "felani" had a HIGH chance of getting into UCLA, U.Michigan, etc, didn't I?
@ghjk I don't mean this as an attack and certainly don't mean to pile on, but can you tell us how you're qualified to say someone's chances? We know you're a grad student, but do you have intimate knowledge of what these schools want in a candidate?
Again, not attacking, just think it would help everyone find your opinions more helpful/predictive if they knew more about your background. After all, if you have family who work in the process or something, then your thoughts obviously have some substance.
ghjk wrote:Fw1812 wrote:ghjk wrote:Sorry I didn't mean to offense anyone. If you don't like it, I would delete my post above. But I did say "felani" had a HIGH chance of getting into UCLA, U.Michigan, etc, didn't I?
@ghjk I don't mean this as an attack and certainly don't mean to pile on, but can you tell us how you're qualified to say someone's chances? We know you're a grad student, but do you have intimate knowledge of what these schools want in a candidate?
Again, not attacking, just think it would help everyone find your opinions more helpful/predictive if they knew more about your background. After all, if you have family who work in the process or something, then your thoughts obviously have some substance.
No I don't have any family members who do that kind of job. It all comes from my personal experience. Btw, I don't really mind if everyone doesn't take my words seriously (that is part of life), and there is no such thing as "qualification to SAY something...." I can say anything, but it's really up to other people to listen to me or not. But I'd love to see how well my prediction matches up with the results of the people that I accidentally made comments on, so please let me know (private PM is fine). Do you mind posting your profile so that we have one more data point, Fw1812?
Grant wrote:Today (Jan 19, 2016) I moved some comments from the 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results topic into this new, separate topic.
I think the thinking is to keep the profile and results topic focused on profiles and results and not to have those topics be a place for back and fourth discussions about things like someone's chances. I went ahead and peeled off some posts from that profiles and results topic and placed it into this new topic. Let me know if I peeled off too many comments.
Grant wrote:Today (Jan 19, 2016) I moved some comments from the 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results topic into this new, separate topic.
I think the thinking is to keep the profile and results topic focused on profiles and results and not to have those topics be a place for back and fourth discussions about things like someone's chances. I went ahead and peeled off some posts from that profiles and results topic and placed it into this new topic. Let me know if I peeled off too many comments.
Ivanjam wrote:Grant wrote:Today (Jan 19, 2016) I moved some comments from the 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results topic into this new, separate topic.
I think the thinking is to keep the profile and results topic focused on profiles and results and not to have those topics be a place for back and fourth discussions about things like someone's chances. I went ahead and peeled off some posts from that profiles and results topic and placed it into this new topic. Let me know if I peeled off too many comments.
Admin, I was wondering if it were possible to have comments (i.e., any post with quoted text) collapsed by default in that thread? Or maybe have a show/hide comments toggle? The reason for my query is that, while the bulk of (especially negative) comments detract from the actual admissions data, some comments are indeed insightful, but their relevance would be lost if divorced from the original post.
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