sankha012 wrote: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 :
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
pat2211 wrote:Actually your chance of admission for PSU is not that high. They weight the GRE subject test heavily. It is unlikely that they will accept an international student with subject test below 90%. As far as I know, most of the offers were sent out
sankha012 wrote:Thank you very much for the welcome
The Dynamics group at the UMD is pretty strong, actually. (https://www-math.umd.edu/research/resea ... amics.html)
They have some very famous people like Giovanni Forni and Michael Brin.
Also, are you sure about that 90% rate for Stony Brook? An excellent candidate from my institute got rejected last year.
pat2211 wrote:This standard is only for international students. My friend got into that school last year. At that time, he was working with a Prof at that school. That Prof even told him to forget everything else and try to break 90%. Your chance would be much higher if they used to accept students from your school and these students performed well
ghjk wrote:pat2211 wrote:This standard is only for international students. My friend got into that school last year. At that time, he was working with a Prof at that school. That Prof even told him to forget everything else and try to break 90%. Your chance would be much higher if they used to accept students from your school and these students performed well
Such a disdain discrimination. Too bad, that department's research in Math does not live up its high-standard recruiting bar:(
pat2211 wrote:ghjk wrote:pat2211 wrote:This standard is only for international students. My friend got into that school last year. At that time, he was working with a Prof at that school. That Prof even told him to forget everything else and try to break 90%. Your chance would be much higher if they used to accept students from your school and these students performed well
Such a disdain discrimination. Too bad, that department's research in Math does not live up its high-standard recruiting bar:(
You can see that 80% of the students they accepted are Chinese. The average subject test score on their web page is the average of both international and domestic students.
pat2211 wrote:I mean 80% of the accepted international students are Chinese. Last year, there are 5 or 6 international Chinese students. Half of them come from Fudan University. Fudan is well known at PSU
ghjk wrote:pat2211 wrote:Actually your chance of admission for PSU is not that high. They weight the GRE subject test heavily. It is unlikely that they will accept an international student with subject test below 90%. As far as I know, most of the offers were sent out
Really?? 90% for a state school? That's quite insane:P I saw an American applicant who got in with no subject test score. So far, 3 offers have been sent out (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... ics&t=a&o=).
KatrinaElizabeth wrote:ghjk wrote:pat2211 wrote:Actually your chance of admission for PSU is not that high. They weight the GRE subject test heavily. It is unlikely that they will accept an international student with subject test below 90%. As far as I know, most of the offers were sent out
Really?? 90% for a state school? That's quite insane:P I saw an American applicant who got in with no subject test score. So far, 3 offers have been sent out (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... ics&t=a&o=).
Just wanted to point out that there have been 9 offers on GradCafe, not 3. If you search for mathematics and math separately, and then sort by institution name, it adds up to 9.
ghjk wrote:KatrinaElizabeth wrote:ghjk wrote:
Really?? 90% for a state school? That's quite insane:P I saw an American applicant who got in with no subject test score. So far, 3 offers have been sent out (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... ics&t=a&o=).
Just wanted to point out that there have been 9 offers on GradCafe, not 3. If you search for mathematics and math separately, and then sort by institution name, it adds up to 9.
I tried that, but same result. Don't know where you got 9? Minds showing the link to 9?
KatrinaElizabeth wrote:ghjk wrote:KatrinaElizabeth wrote:
Just wanted to point out that there have been 9 offers on GradCafe, not 3. If you search for mathematics and math separately, and then sort by institution name, it adds up to 9.
I tried that, but same result. Don't know where you got 9? Minds showing the link to 9?
I'm not sure if this will work.
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... =m&o=i&p=8
Bottom of page 7 and top of page 8. Seven results are there. Two more when you replace mathematics with math.
india_kid4 wrote:KatrinaElizabeth wrote:ghjk wrote:
I tried that, but same result. Don't know where you got 9? Minds showing the link to 9?
I'm not sure if this will work.
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... =m&o=i&p=8
Bottom of page 7 and top of page 8. Seven results are there. Two more when you replace mathematics with math.
Here is a combined list of Penn State acceptances to math programs: http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... te&t=m&o=i
There are 9 acceptances in total.
pat2211 wrote:Actually, there are not too many students who can break 900 ( I mean 900, not 90 percentile ). Only around 10-20 applicants per year ( and not all of them will attend psu ). If they used to accept students from your school then the transcripts are helpful. They may look at it and see how much advance mathematics you've learned. In this case, you don't need a high subject test score, around 800 is enough. But if you are from an unknown school ( in the sense that they've never accept students from your school ) and your recommenders are not well known then they will only look at the subject test score. They want to make sure that you can pass the qualify exam in your 1st year ( the qual exams of psu are extremely easy, they want their students to start to research as soon as possible ).
KatrinaElizabeth wrote:india_kid4 wrote:KatrinaElizabeth wrote:
I'm not sure if this will work.
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... =m&o=i&p=8
Bottom of page 7 and top of page 8. Seven results are there. Two more when you replace mathematics with math.
Here is a combined list of Penn State acceptances to math programs: http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... te&t=m&o=i
There are 9 acceptances in total.
Just learned a new trick! Thanks!
mathTaughtMeHumility wrote:pat2211 wrote:Actually, there are not too many students who can break 900 ( I mean 900, not 90 percentile ). Only around 10-20 applicants per year ( and not all of them will attend psu ). If they used to accept students from your school then the transcripts are helpful. They may look at it and see how much advance mathematics you've learned. In this case, you don't need a high subject test score, around 800 is enough. But if you are from an unknown school ( in the sense that they've never accept students from your school ) and your recommenders are not well known then they will only look at the subject test score. They want to make sure that you can pass the qualify exam in your 1st year ( the qual exams of psu are extremely easy, they want their students to start to research as soon as possible ).
10-20 seems too few. 900 is about 97 percentile I think. That would mean only 350-700 take the math GRE in an year, which is definitely not true.
sankha012 wrote:No. I am really tensed..I considered Tufts as safety.
sankha012 wrote:@ghjk Just got rejection letter from Tufts :\
sankha012 wrote:Update : Got rejected by all four
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