2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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mathandcoffee
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2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathandcoffee » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:11 pm

The 2017 application season is here! Best of luck to everyone!

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[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

mathandcoffee
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathandcoffee » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Kind of Small Liberal Arts, USA
Major(s): Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.5/4
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (85%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: <25% :oops: 9/17/16 (Only submitting where required)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Independent study in representation theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, programming competitions, language awards, athletic awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: CS internship (for 4+ years), math and CS tutoring, CS club leadership roles for 3.5 years, volunteer experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Since I’m coming from a smaller school, I have had a lot of interaction with my recommenders. Also, I'm female
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not Sure

Applying to Where:
University of Maryland
Temple University
University of California Riverside
Tufts University
SUNY Binghamton
Lehigh University
Drexel
(List of schools still being determined, aiming to apply to about 15)
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danieloliveira56
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby danieloliveira56 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: Brazilian Public University
Major(s): BSc in Production Engineering
GPA: 7.13/10 = 2.85/4

Graduate Institution: Brazilian Public University
Major(s): MSc in Production Engineering
GPA: 8.19/10 = 3.28/4

Type of Student: International, male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 3.0 (17%) :roll:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (84%)

TOEFL Score: (109 = R30/L30/S26/W23)

Program Applying: Operations Research PhD

Research Experience: MSc Dissertation in the field of Integer Programming, 1 poster, 2 presentations in conferences, 1 submitted paper still in review :cry: .
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Best paper award at the SBPO 2016 (Brazilian Operations Research Society yearly Conference). Brazilian Government 1 year undergrad exchange Scholarship (Science without Borders program).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Middle/High School Mathematics Tutor for 3 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommenders are acquainted with some of the prospective advisors. Kaggle's 2015 Christmas Optimization Challenge, placed 11th/1127 teams.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 1 year exchange student at Kettering University (GPA 3.72/4)

Applying to Where:
Unniversity of Waterloo - Combinatorics and Optimization
Georgia Tech - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
MIT - ORC - Operations Research
Carnegie Melon - Tepper - Operations Research/Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
Wisconsin Madinson - Industrial Engineering
U Michigan IEOR - Industrial Engineering
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solveit
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby solveit » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:54 am

Undergrad Institution: Oxbridge
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
GPA: Top 10%
Type of Student: East Asian male (International)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (95%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Summer reading course on topology (1st year), Currently writing a dissertation on quantum cryptography, 1 talk at undergraduate conference (topology, unrelated to reading course) - best presentation award

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applying as a 3rd year undergrad from a country where a 4-year Bachelors+Masters is the norm.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard
Princeton
UC Berkeley
Caltech
Chicago
MIT

INDEACA
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby INDEACA » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:15 pm

Undergrad Institution:(Foreign Regional University, not famous )
Major(s): (B.S. Applied Mathematics )
Minor(s):
GPA: (3.3 RANK:1/52)
Type of Student: (International Asian Male )

grad Institution: ( TOP 40 National University in U.S. News, small private research polytechnic institute. Top 20 in Applied Math )
Major(s): (M.S. Applied Mathematics )
Minor(s):
GPA: (3.85)

GRE Revised General Test: (316 )
Q: (150 (47%) :( )
V: (166 (91%))
W: (3.5(47%) )
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:(don't have enough time to take)
M:

TOEFL Score: (waived)

Program Applying: (Applied(Optimization) & Computational Mathematics PHD)

Research Experience: (One semester independent research study of Numerical Solutions for Conservation Laws (Hyperbolic PDEs) supervised by advisor)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (bunch of stipends )
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (TA of a senior numerical analysis course (Full tuition and assistantship stipend) )
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (4 recommendation letters from the professors in the department, numerous graduate math courses)

Applying to Where:
RPI-Applied Mathematics
Rice-CAAM
Notre Dame- Computational Mathematics
Any other recommendations?
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pumpkinator
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pumpkinator » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 pm

Undergrad Institution: California State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.79
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 152 (58%)
V: 161 (79%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%)

Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Master's thesis (1 year)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 9 grad classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA
USC
UCB
UW-Seattle
UT-Austin
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wannabgrad
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby wannabgrad » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:50 am

Undergrad Institution: Big state school, not necessarily exceptional academics but a reputation of hard grading.
Major(s): BS Applied Mathematics, BA Philosophy
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.2 (3.35 Math GPA)
Type of Student: Domestic Male, Hispanic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (88%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 540 (24%) :cry: :cry: :cry: (Pretty bummed about this)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Computability Theory / Logic

Research Experience: N/A
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math Honors Society
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High School Math Teacher for 3 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 independent studies: 2 in computability theory, 1 in mathematical logic
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
UC Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Madison-Wisconsin
CUNY Graduate Center
George Washington University
Carnegie Mellon University
Penn State
University of Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Foobanana
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Foobanana » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:56 pm

Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York at Geneseo (Liberal Arts, State School)
Major(s): Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.12/4
Type of Student: (Domestic White Male)

(Didn't study for any of these, so I'm pretty happy with the general results :D )
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 152 (55%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 470 (08%) 9/19/15 (Junior)
M: 470 (08%) 9/17/16 (Senior)
M: 560 (26%) 10/29/16 (Senior)

Program Applying: Mixed areas, All Mathematics PhD programs
Research Experience: Physics research at my school, which includes the overseeing and supervision of the research of five other undergraduates.
Honors/Awards: Mathematics department memorial scholarship recipient, Dean's List one semester.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math learning center tutor, general physics lab instructor (involves independently running a section of physics lab, including making and grading quizzes and tests)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Programming and Data Science Club of Geneseo VP, Treasurer, and Co-Founder. I have also completed 12 upper level undergraduate mathematics courses with a collective GPA of 3.51, with 4 in progress and 3 more planned for the spring semester.

I've marked schools in the SUNY (State University of New York) system accordingly.
I've also marked which department I'm applying to (if applicable)
Applying To:
Reach:
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University (Applied Math)
Stony Brook University (SUNY) (Applied Math)
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Data Science PhD)
University of Washington
Carnegie Mellon University (Machine Learning PhD)

Less-of-a-Reach:
Claremont University
Clemson University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Clarkson University
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sadface
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sadface » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:43 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, top 20
Major(s): Math, Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (95%)
Physics: 990 (94%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math/Geometry

Research Experience: Home institution, 1st year summer on quantum optics, 2nd year on geometry, 3rd year on Lie theory, 1 paper in preparation (probably will not have time to submit before deadline)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: "Look, grades!"
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Handful of grad classes, a couple reading courses, 4 reference letters-shouldn't be too bad.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Oh dear. All reach schools plus home institution (not listed here, but hopefully is not reach).

Harvard
MIT
Stanford
Princeton
UC Berkeley
Columbia
SUNY Stony Brook
UCLA
Caltech
London School of Mathematics, geometry & number theory


Best of luck everyone!!

mathemaniac
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathemaniac » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state school.
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (97%)
V: 170 (97%)
W: 4.5 (82%) <- This percentile is strangely high. Hard writing prompt?
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: A fair bit, both at my schools and REUs. Several published papers in pretty decent journals and a couple more submitted. Outstanding (Poster) Presentation Award at JMM a while back. A few presentations at home university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater Scholarship, university-wide research fellowship, highest honors at BSM.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Already mentioned REUs, BSM. Help with the math club and helped found PME at my school.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A couple well-known recommenders; very close with recommenders from my school. ~20 graduate courses, with some directed studies thrown in.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm thinking the smallness of my school's department will hurt me. Hopefully BSM and research will help that.

Applying to Where: (All Ph.D.)

I've been having a difficult time balancing my schools. This list is still being revised.

Harvard
Princeton
University of Michigan
Stony Brook
Stanford
Purdue
Columbia
UCSD

Fellowships
NSF GRFP

Good luck everyone!

tastykakes
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby tastykakes » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:05 am

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley
Major(s): Mathematics and Economics
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.5 (84%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (90%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math Ph.D

Research Experience: Year long Senior thesis - nothing fancy
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been working for two years at a technology startup
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A few graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: No Clue! No idea what to expect

Applying to Where: (All Ph.D.)


UC Berkeley
UCLA
UCSD
Stanford
University of Washington
UT Austin
University of Chicago
Northwestern
Princeton
NYU
MIT


Good luck!!

aran1234
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Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:08 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby aran1234 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Minnesota
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.8/4
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (??%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (Took it as freshman for fun. disappointed)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, a departmental award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Although it doesn't help, I'm a junior and able to graduate a year early, so the following list is very ambitious.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Most of the math courses I've taken are grad courses. I'm visiting UC Berkeley this semester and attending a number of seminars with other 3~5th year grad students of math and physics departments. I'm giving four talks in these seminars, and very prominent mathematicians will write a letter for me based on that. Also, I've written several expository writings on them.

Applying to Where:
MlT
Harvard
UC Berkeley
Princeton
Caltech

RichardWayne
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby RichardWayne » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:21 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign/one of TOP 9 (China)
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA:85.1/100
Type of Student: Asian, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 157 (74%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (not received)

TOEFL Score: 102 = R26/L25/S23/W28

Program Applying: Applied Math/Statistics

Research Experience: At my school, differential equation and numerical methods. Two papers have been submitted, no results yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honorable Mention in MCM/ICM twice, first prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Intern in a manufactory company as product analyst for two months
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A few graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Have no idea.

Applying to Where:
Columbia
JHU
wustl
USC
CMU
Gatech
UCSB
BU
UCSD
UW
Purdue


Good luck!

cjyl
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Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:40 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cjyl » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:59 am

Undergrad Institution: Public University in Hong Kong
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Top 10%
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 910 (99%)

TOEFL Score: (103 = R29/L27/S22 :( :( /W25) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: REU in University of Waterloo. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Scholarships and Dean's List Every Year from my home University; First Honour Degree
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for calculus courses and mathematical analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Attended Research Postgraduate Studies with one strong supervisor recommendation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:


Super Reach:
Princeton - Math

Reach:
Chicago - Math
Berkeley - Math
UCLA - Math
Washington (Seattle) - Math
Wisconsin - Math
Toronto - Math

Match:
Pittsburgh - Math
Bonn - Math
Boston - Math
British Columbia - Math
Waterloo - Math

Safety:
None - My home university :? :roll:

eulerphi
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Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:45 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby eulerphi » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium Sized Private Research University (Top 25)
Major(s): Mathematics/Physics
Minor(s): Studio Art
GPA: 3.89/4.00 (4.00 math)
Type of Student: Domestic, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (74%)

Program Applying: Applied/Computational Math
(Location is important to me. I'm only looking at schools in cities, or in "cool" college towns near cities.)

Research Experience: Somewhat prestigious applied math REU, some computational physics research at my undergrad university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: minor academic awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lab instructor, grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a couple grad classes by graduation but none completed before applications. 4 semesters of analysis, 4 semesters of algebra, some applied courses, physics major.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Reach
MIT - Computational Science and Engineering
UCLA - Math (Applied)
Harvard SEAS - Applied Math
Stanford ICME - Applied Math
Michigan - Math (Applied)

Less Reach
Wisconsin - Math (Applied)
UT Austin - Applied Math
Washington - Applied Math

Match
Northeastern - Network Science Institute
Boston University - Math (Applied)

I'm planning to add 3-4 more "match" schools after I finish these applications. I don't have any safeties because I'm not interested in spending 5 years in a program I'm not excited to be at.
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itosformula
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Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:01 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby itosformula » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:29 am

Undergrad Institution: NYU
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Overall: 3.66 (3.82 in upper division math courses)
Type of Student: Chinese Female

GRE Revised General Test: very few people care about a pure math applicant's gre general scores, right?
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (84%) (I really don't know why those who from Chinese universities could get a percentile like 99%. My math test scores used to be very competitive among other Chinese students' before attending university :oops: )

TOEFL Score: (109 = R30/L29/S23/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: participated in a famous professor's grand project (I did some numerical analysis things) and presented the project at an on-campus research exhibition. currently doing an independent study on SLE and will do another independent study on the ergodic theory supervised by a well-known professor in this field.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: department recognition awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I don't remember any
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I am an international female. One of my recommenders is really famous and he promised me a strong recommendation letter (I did the research with him and he offered me great help in revising my statement of purpose). Though my other recommenders are not that famous, I believe they will write me really strong recommendation letters. I took two Ph.D. analysis courses at the Courant and did not get bad grades.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am extremely skilled in playing a musical instrument? :roll:

Applying to Where: ALL PURE MATH PROGRAMS

Throwing money away :D
Chicago -
MIT -
Caltech -
Harvard -

More Realistic Reach :)
UCLA -
Columbia -
Michigan -
Penn -

At least one of them should accept me, hopefully :wink:
Washington -
Minnesota -
Wisconsin Madison -
Stony Brook -
UCD -
UCSD -

ghjk
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Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:42 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ghjk » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:09 pm

itosformula wrote:[
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am extremely skilled in playing a musical instrument? :roll:


Which musical instrument? We might do a duet sometime then:)

I think your profile is solid, plus you're from a top school in applied math (NYU), so might be a plus. But being Chinese means a crapshot, so I think you could count on Michigan, UPenn, UCLA and Wisconsin-Madison, Stony Brook (for sure?), UCSD.

itosformula
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Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:01 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby itosformula » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:20 pm

ghjk wrote:
itosformula wrote:[
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am extremely skilled in playing a musical instrument? :roll:


Which musical instrument? We might do a duet sometime then:)

I think your profile is solid, plus you're from a top school in applied math (NYU), so might be a plus. But being Chinese means a crapshot, so I think you could count on Michigan, UPenn, UCLA and Wisconsin-Madison, Stony Brook (for sure?), UCSD.


:D Thank you for your encouragement. I play piano, so if you play the string instruments, there are many works that we can work on:)

hawk
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hawk » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Christian liberal arts school in Mississippi.
Major(s): Physics and Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
I'm going to take this next week.
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 510 (15th percentile!!! It was a bad day. Timed math tests are ridiculous.)


Program Applying: Applied Math where possible (numerical analysis/scientific computing/PDE)

Research Experience: I have an honors thesis on a mathematical model I made to calculate electric charge transfer in lightning flashes, I
worked for 2 summers at a US Army laboratory writing hpc codes for modeling thermal signatures of rainforests(actually turned down a job offer here) - this produced a conference paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Plenty of Honor Societies, officer in MAA and a political club and my fraternity,
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Physics tutor at my school for 1 year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think I have really really good recommendation letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach, I think:
Virginia Tech - Mathematics
probably another school here.
Wouldn't Mind:
NC State - Applied Mathematics
University of Tennessee - Mathematics
University of South Carolina - Mathematics
Last Resort:
Mississippi State University - Mathematics

studsmckenzie
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Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:12 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby studsmckenzie » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:30 pm

Undergrad Institution: Smallish State School, not known for math
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.83 (3.92 math)
Type of Student: Domestic white male

Graduate Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.97


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (82%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (33%)

Program Applying: Pure math Ph. D.

Research Experience: 2 undergrad projects, with a publication, 2 graduate projects, one of which is for a master's thesis. A couple independent study courses as well. Have presented research at several regional conferences.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Not much. A small scholarship, 2nd place in a state math competition, some certifications for work. summa cum laude for undergrad.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 3 years, including tutor certification. Have worked as a graduate assistant, grading papers for a few classes, including a proof course. Taught a basic computer science course for high school students one summer.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have done research/independent study courses with each of my letter writers. They all know me pretty well. One recommender is known in their (somewhat obscure field). This probably won't help much
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I taught myself calculus and skipped calc I-II by taking the CLEP, without ever having taken a calculus course. I only did math as an undergrad for two years, as I already had an AA when I began at my university. I don't know if these points are good or bad are neither, but I mention them in my statements.

Applying to Where:
Cornell
Penn State
University of Virginia
UC Davis
UC Santa Barbara
University of Buffalo
University of Iowa
University of Oregon
Indiana University - Bloomington
Brandeis University
University of Illinois - Chicago

My GRE scores are not fantastic. I don't know how this will effect my applications, but I am not confident. This process is stressful because it is impossible to know what committees will think.

By posting here I hope I can help others going through the application process. I have referenced this site a lot, so I am helping out too.

spablo
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby spablo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:14 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State School, Southeast USA
Major(s): Mathematics - Honors
Minor(s): Took almost enough classes to get a CS minor but I dropped it to focus more on maths. :?
GPA: 3.55/4 (I got a 1.5 my first semester lol)
MGPA: ~3.8
Type of Student: Domestic Mixed Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (85%) :oops:
V: 147 (34%) :roll:
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:
670 (53%) 10/29/16 (Still sad bc I realized I screwed up 4 different problems right after the test)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Will complete an Undergraduate Honors Research Project in Computational Commutative Algebra (Senior Thesis)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Concentration, Dean's list, 5 departmental scholarships, ΠΜΕ
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: >2.5 years of math tutoring, online math grading job, grader for an abstract algebra course at my university, SI Leader for CS (implemented it for the first semester)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All important upper division courses are honors. Taking a graduate sequence in algebra right now. Professor is one of my letter writers and I got the highest score on the midterm. (+1)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I got into my major really late, but jumped in and did well enough to get invited to the honors program my 4th year. Considering how fast I went into the upper division courses, I have been doing really well. But an issue is that some schools won't see my Fall semester transcript, and I am just now taking my real analysis sequence. I have multiple chronic illnesses... that may help on "diversity" essays (required by some schools)?

Applying to Where:

Dream
University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University Of Washington, Seattle

Reach?
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Ohio State University, Columbus

Reasonable/I hope one of these will accept me
Brandeis University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Georgia, Athens
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vanderbilt University, Nashville

"Safety"
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


(Kind of a competative list for me)




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