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!

EDIT: For questions, comments, and discussions about results, please use the Fall 2017 Sweat Thread - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3760

Previous threads:

2010 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=357
2011 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=495
2012 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=685
2013 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1003
2014 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1523
2015 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3297
2016 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3518

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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
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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: Being a transfer student might hurt me, I'm not sure

Applying to Where:
University of Maryland
George Mason
Virginia Tech
University of California Riverside
University of New Hampshire
Tufts University
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Albany
Syracuse
Temple University
Lehigh University
Bryn Mawr
Drexel
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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): B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering
GPA: 7.13/10 = 2.85/4

Graduate Institution: Brazilian Public University
Major(s): M.Sc. in IndustrialEngineering
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 Ph.D.

Research Experience: MSc Dissertation in the field of Integer Programming, one poster, two presentations in conferences, one 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 three 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 Ph.D.
Georgia Tech - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization Ph.D.
MIT - ORC - Operations Research Ph.D.
Carnegie Melon - Tepper - Operations Research/Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization Ph.D.
Wisconsin Madinson - Industrial Engineering Ph.D.
U Michigan IEOR - Industrial Engineering Ph.D.
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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 - rejected 1/20
UC Berkeley
Caltech
Chicago
MIT
Stanford
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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, unkown)
Major(s): (B.S. Applied Mathematics )
Minor(s):
GPA: (3.4 RANK:1)
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
UNC
UCR
UCSC
Pittsburgh
UMiami
VT
Emory
Texas A&M
U-Washington


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:
V: 152 (58%)
Q: 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)
UCB
UCI
UCLA
UCSB
UCSC
UCSD
UCR
USC
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 at all for any of these, so I'm pretty happy with these results! :D )
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 152 (55%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (26%) 10/29/16 (Senior)
M: 470 (08%) 9/17/16 (Senior)
M: 470 (08%) 9/19/15 (Junior)

Program Applying: Mixed areas that involve computation in any sense, like PDE's, Computability Theory, Modeling, etc.
All Mathematics PhD programs (except Carnegie Mellon, a Machine Learning PhD program)
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 16 upper level undergraduate mathematics courses with a collective GPA of 3.44, with 2 more planned for the spring.
I also have experience programming in 14 languages, mostly MATLAB, C, JavaScript, Mathematica, and have worked as a web developer.
I scored 1/120 on the Putnam exam as a sophomore.
Finally, in as an interesting point, I submitted my subject scores to every school I'm applying to, whether pure or applied.

Notes:
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)
I hope that my profile becomes an inspiration for other awful-looking applicants, so that they know that there is hope for them :) (Of course, this does depend on me getting into a program)

These schools are roughly ordered by preference, and I will keep the list updated as regularly as possible.
These results were updated by me on: 1/21/2017


Applying To:
Reach:
Duke University - Pending
University of Notre Dame (Pure Math) - Pending
Johns Hopkins University (Applied Math) - Pending
Stony Brook University (SUNY) (Applied Math) - Pending
Carnegie Mellon University (Machine Learning) - Pending
University of Oregon - Pending
University of Washington (Applied Math) - Pending
University of Rochester - Pending

Less-of-a-Reach:
Claremont University - Pending
Clemson University - Pending
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Applied Math) - Pending
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Pending
University of Buffalo (SUNY) - Pending
Binghamton University (SUNY) - Pending
Clarkson University - Pending
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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 rejected Jan 20
UC Berkeley
Columbia
SUNY Stony Brook
UCLA
Caltech
London School of Mathematics, geometry & number theory Invited for interview Jan 18


Best of luck everyone!!
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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 Admitted 1/18
UCSD
Stanford
University of Washington
UT Austin
University of Chicago
Northwestern
Princeton
NYU
MIT


Good luck!!
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aran1234
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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 equations 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:

Applied Math
Columbia University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Washington
Michigan State University-PhD

Statistics
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University-PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Boston University
University of Georgia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Duke University
Rice University-PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Good luck!
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cjyl
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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 overall, but not very strong in math)
Major(s): Mathematics/Physics
Minor(s):
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

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. 3 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 - Applied
UCLA - Math (Applied) - Applied
Harvard SEAS - Applied Math - Applied
Stanford ICME - Applied Math - Applied
Washington - Applied Math - Applied
Michigan - AIM - Applied
UT Austin - Applied Math - Applied

Less Reach
Wisconsin - Math (Applied) - Applied
Georgia Tech - Applied Math (CSE) - Accepted 1/16 (Tuition waiver + $2,185/month TA assistantship)
UC San Diego - Applied Math - Applied
UC Davis - Applied Math - Accepted 1/19 (Letter from Graduate Program Chair saying I have been recommended to Dean of Graduate Studies for admission. Funding TBD)
Rice - Applied Math - Applied
Rutgers - Math (Applied) - Applied
University of Maryland - Applied Math/Scientific Computation - Applied

Match
Northeastern - Network Science Institute - Applied
Boston University - Math (Applied) - Applied
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itosformula
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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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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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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
Posts: 1
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
Ohio University

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.
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spablo
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:51 am

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: 3.61/4.0 (I got a <1.5 GPA my first semester lol)
MGPA: 3.89/4.0
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 - Algebra/Algebraic Topology/Representation Theory

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 two junior-level math courses 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 (Algebra sequence, Analysis sequence, Topology). 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) I have 3 letter writers who love me and 1 letter writer who... is hard to get through to but I tried really hard in the class ended up doing well by the end of the sequence.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I got into my major really late, then got 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 I am just now taking my real analysis sequence (but I did ace the first semester!).
I have multiple illnesses and other stuff that I've had to deal with... that may help on "diversity" essays (required by some schools)?
My partner lives in one of the cities for one of the schools---that could possibly "help" (should not hurt) that that is a personal/financial motivating factor in choosing that program which I very briefly mentioned in the SOP.

Applying to Where: (Kind of a competitive list for me, but I don't want to settle :? )

Dream
University of California, San Diego Submitted
University of Texas, Austin Submitted
University of Wisconsin, Madison Submitted
University Of Washington, Seattle Submitted

Reach?
Brandeis University Applied
University of California, Santa Barbara Submitted
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Submitted
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Submitted

Match/I hope one of these will accept me
University of Colorado, Boulder Submitted
University of Georgia, Athens Submitted
University of Oregon, Eugene Submitted
Vanderbilt University, Nashville Submitted

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

I am waiting until the deadlines to apply to my safety schools, in the case that I receive an acceptance by then. I decided that if I get into even one of my "Dream" programs, I will 99% go there regardless of everything (though I am not having too many expectations).

The waiting period is so nerve-wracking but exciting!
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Mathemaconomist
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:28 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Mathemaconomist » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Small No Name Southern School
Major(s): Mathematics and Economics
Minor(s): Political Science
GPA: Math 4.0, Econ 4.0, Overall 3.8/4.0
Type of Student: Male/Black American


Program Applying: Math/Applied Math/Economics

Research Experience: 6 research projects @ Current Uni., 4 published, 1 submitted for publication, Math REU and published research, Presented at 11 math conferences and 4 economic conferences

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Fellows Scholarship @ Current Uni., Several Outstanding Presentation Awards, Several Research Awards, National Alliance Pre-Doctoral Scholar, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Honors Program

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Tutor 3 years, Econ Tutor 2 years, President of Math Club 2 years, Research Intern for Police Department

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Being a Minority Student, Research Experience

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Attended Nearly 30 Conferences, Finished Math Major Requirements by the end of my 2nd Year, Could have graduated in 2 year but decided to stay to gain research experience and take on a second major

Applying to Where: Will post all schools when I submit all applications.

alaino
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:53 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby alaino » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:40 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state
Major(s):Business Economics
Minor(s):Mathematics
GPA:3.715
Type of Student: Male, Undocumented (So some schools clasify me as International some as Domestic)

Masters: Mathematics from a small state school.
GPA: 4.0

GRE Revised General Test: (studied the night before)
Q: 91%
V: 68% :?
W: 15% :oops:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (79%) :?

TOEFL Score: All the Schools which I have contacted do not require it.

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2 Years of Research Experience with a professor at my current university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A lot of scholarships and a lot of awards from my current university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored as an Undergrad and I am currently a TA for Calculus 1 and 2.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 graduate classes all with grade A. Latino Male.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:An error in my transcripts that I may not be able to fix. (low grade in a class that should have been dropped)

Applying to Where: All pure

I Can Dream:

UCLA waiting

Far-Reach:

Cornell waiting
Brown waiting
University of Texas-Austin waiting
University of Pennsylvania waiting
University of Maryland College Park waiting

Reach:

Rutgers waiting
UCSD waiting
Stony Brook waiting
University of Washington waiting
Ohio State University waiting
Purdue waiting
Rice waiting

Realistic:

UC Davis waiting
UC Irvine waiting
Cuny waiting

Safety:

USC waiting
UCSB waiting
UCR waiting
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mzhaox
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:56 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mzhaox » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.99/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic, Chinese male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (85%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math (number theory) everywhere

Research Experience: Research class in materials science (paper submitted, SIAM conference talk), research project on spectral/random graph theory at my school, Research in Industrial Projects at Hong Kong (no publications, talks at JMM and elsewhere). Thesis research in number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Barry Goldwater scholarship.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Models of Computation course, SETI intern at Google.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad classes in class field theory, algebraic geometry, representation theory, plus others. My thesis adviser collaborated with someone at UCLA. Another collaborates with someone at UMichigan.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Archery?

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton - Pure math
UChicago - Pure math
UMichigan - Pure math
Columbia - Pure math
UC Berkeley - Pure math
UCLA - Pure math
Boston College - Pure math

Possibly some more. Would this be a good idea?

boredom
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:54 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby boredom » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:08 am

Undergrad Institution: NYU
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.59(major 3.67)
Type of Student: Domestic male, asian

Grad Institution: NYU
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.85

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (80%)

Program Applying: Pure/Applied depending on the program. My primary interest is in nonlinear PDEs and harmonic analysis.

Research Experience: Nothing really.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA/Tutor/Grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm in the BA/MA program; took around 13 grad classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing really.

Applying to Where:
Expecting mostly reds.

Brown - Applied Math
Carnegie Mellon
City College of New York
Cornell - Applied Math
Columbia - Applied Math
Johns Hopkins
MIT
NYU
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
UCLA
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas

verysweetjuices
Posts: 45
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:47 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:33 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 5 Canadian school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Are these really still a thing?
GPA: 3.7/4
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test: Updated: 12/12/16
Q: 158 (70%) <-- this came as a shock to me; i was expecting more, but the next two sections got MUCH harder than the first one for some reason
V: 155 (68%) <-- this was perhaps an even bigger shock
W: 4.5 (82%) <-- this is the biggest shock of all; i spent almost no time on this
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 630 (44%) :roll:

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable) It is not.

Program Applying: Pure math PhD and math MA/MSc

Research Experience: I did a NSERC USRA.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some in course awards for math and languages.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor but I think everyone who does math tutors at some point.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Taking 2 graduate classes, wrote a bachelor thesis
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
McGill - MA in Math (project)
University of Toronto - MSc Math (project)
McMaster University - MSc Math (thesis) Accepted 27k /yr (December 9th)
University of Western Ontario - MSc in Math: Accepted, 25k/year (December 13th)
Ohio State - PhD in Math
Univeristy of Wisconsin Madison Phd in Math
Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Phd in Math (There, I used your full name; are you happy now, you pricks?)
Dartmouth College Phd in Math
New York University Phd in Math

All are obviously pending as of December 5, 2016. I expect to be accepted everywhere except NYU.
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mathnotherdrugs
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:11 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathnotherdrugs » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized state school, not well known for math but somewhat active
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.69/4.0, math GPA is 3.85ish/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (79%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Bad. <20%. I didn't study enough and had a lot going on at the time, but it's too late now. Not sending except where required.

I'm not a great standardized test taker.

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D., some masters (Algebra, Algebraic Topology)

Research Experience: Eh. 2 semester long research projects as part of coursework leading to two papers, no publications, one presented at a conference. Senior thesis, more of an independent study than research, but in my area of interest.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, departmental scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in campus math lab, Graded for Survey of Calc for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, LORs should be pretty strong... Hopefully. I failed a (non-math) class in my second semester, but my GPA for the last 5 semesters is a 3.9. I've taken 4 classes co-listed as Grad courses and will take 1 grad only course before Fall 2017!

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach
Brandeis (got the app for free, so no loss to me if/when I don't get in)

Reach-Matchish
University of Iowa
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Missouri

Safety/good bets
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of New Hampshire
Miami University (Oxford, OH) (Master's)
home university (Master's)
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grapeabelian
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:00 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby grapeabelian » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:22 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 30 US Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.02 (stellar, I know)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161
V: 158
W: 4

Program Applying: Masters programs. All have a pure math focus and faculty specializing in differential geometry/topology/mathematical physics.

Research Experience: Invited to do research sophomore year, had to decline due to health issues
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Member of my university Putnam Team
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor at university for 4 years, TA for 2, home school teacher in math for a semester
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think that my letters of recommendation will help quite a bit. I was a clear standout in my class, although my grades didn't reflect it. My letter writers acknowledge that. Also, I write a pretty mean personal statement.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I had a brain aneurysm during my sophomore year. Very long story.

Applying to Where:
School - Virginia Tech
School - LSU
School - Alabama
School - University of Hawaii, Manoa
School - University of Alaska, Fairbanks
School - Bucknell University
School - Bryn Mawr College
School - Wesleyan University

Foobanana
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:28 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Foobanana » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:34 am

grapeabelian wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 30 US Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.02 (stellar, I know)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male


I'm glad that I've got someone beat for GPA, at least! :P

grapeabelian
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:00 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby grapeabelian » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:41 pm

Foobanana wrote:
grapeabelian wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 30 US Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.02 (stellar, I know)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male


I'm glad that I've got someone beat for GPA, at least! :P


You're welcome.

fierydemon
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:57 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fierydemon » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 5 in India
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Minor(s):
GPA: 6.7/10 (I've written Second Division for most schools, as my school grades in both GPA and Divisions)
Type of Student: International

Grad Institution: Relatively Unknown Program in the US
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.88/4

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

TOEFL Score: (113 = R 29/L 26/S 28/W 30) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writing paper on Algebraic Geometry for Masters' thesis. Will not submit preprint with application, as it is not ready
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Bronze medal, Singapore Math Olympiad, Keppel Magus Scholarship to study high school in Singapore, Central Michigan University. Intergration Bee winner (?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)Dean's RA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
This section will be updated with time
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hihi2712
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:28 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hihi2712 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:04 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (Singapore)
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: ~3.8
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~95%
V: ~75%
W: ~55% :(
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: >90%

TOEFL Score: >100 (S24)

Program Applying: PhD Pure Math

Research Experience: one conference paper, some journal papers in math(low impact factor), one journal paper in another field, invited to conference, research experience in second and third years
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA + RA for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: nothing, probably some small disability (?)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: (minus points) low grade in some lower course, international student

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Will update soon!
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mgre_app
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:21 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mgre_app » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Chinese university, 3 tier or 4 tier in the country, XXX University of Posts and Telecommunications
Major(s): Communication Engineering
Minor(s): English Literature
GPA: 3.4 / 4
Type of Student: International Chinese Male, does minority group in China count as the Minority? :D

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

TOEFL Score: 112 = R30/L29/S24/W29 (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math or Applied Math

Research Experience: Nope
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nope
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: C++ programmer at a local startup for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
A personal blog with several naive math related posts
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Since I don't have a degree in any of these fields related to math, I'm pretty much self taught.
Analysis by rudin and zorich, abstract algebra by dummit & foote, game theory by Open Yale Courses, formal logic by GEB and another chinese textbook.

As I've worked for 2 years, what I'm looking for here is an early career change.
I think faculty is a better way for me because working does not attract me, even in such a nerd industry as computer programming.
I've been learning serious math sporadically throughout my undergraduate years as well as while working, which is the main reason for my excellent mGRE test result. Moreover, I like the way it trains my mind.
Frankly speaking, my major is a total crap despite of the fact that it is the best major in my school.
My minor has taught me much much more since so few students are attending that the classes actually turn out to be seminars.

IMO my application would not be favorable due to my background :( , so maybe I would try a Post-baccalaureate program instead if it turns out to be disappointing.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Still deciding, will update later with results.

bee3.14
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:24 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bee3.14 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: Cumulative 3.04/ Major 3.20/ Minor 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Minority Female

GRE Revised General Test: GOING TO RETAKE IN 2 WEEKS
Q: 161 (79%)
V: 150 (50%) :roll:
W: 3.5 (42%) :oops:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Do not wish to take

Program Applying: M.S. (Applied) Statistics/Data Science

Research Experience: Undergraduate research with professor & poster presentation at conference related to our study. Current Statistical Research Assistant at my university in the economic/business development center. Current focus on policy making, demography, & spatial analysis. No publications thus far.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing Pertinant
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research Assistant Part-Time, President of the Mathematical Association for 2 years, Treasurer for the Statistical Association, multitude of volunteer work
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Hispanic female, first generation Mexican-American, Particular love for philanthropy
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One sterling LOR and 2 very nice LOR

Applying to Where:

Highly Unlikely
University of Washington - Seattle - M.S. Statistics (Part-Time)
University of Chicago - M.S. Statistics

Possible
Colorado State - Ft. Collins - M.S. Applied Statistics

More Likely
Southern Methodist - M.S. Applied Statistics & Data Analytics
George Washington - M.S. Statistics

hopeful2060
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful2060 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College (Not known for Anything)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.98 (Math), 3.90 (Overall)
Type of Student: International Student (Male)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (74%)

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

Program Applying: All Pure Mathematics (except one)

Research Experience: One at my school and one at a very well known School in Mathematics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Largest Scholarship in the college (for mathematics)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years and a lot of other jobs
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I studied at a very well known mathematics school for a semester and did research there. That is only different thing on my app.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am a non-traditional Student

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - Harvard (SEAS)
UPenn
UMich (Ann-Arbor)
U of California, Berkeley
U of Wisconsin-Madison
Penn State
U of Maryland
Ohio State
Michigan State
U of Georgia
U of Rochester
Colorado, Boulder
Minnesota, Twin-Cities

I would consider myself very lucky to get into any of these programs and would be very content to attend there and pursue mathematics. I have gone to an unknown college and my recommenders are not very well known (except my research advisor for my summer research at another better university).

camillesaisae
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:11 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby camillesaisae » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (South America)
Major(s): Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
GPA: 3.84
Type of Student: International Minority Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 97%
V: 60%
W: 59%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 99%

TOEFL Score: 106

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: One Engineering REU.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Math Olympiads, Scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for several math courses from calculus 1 to Functional Analysis.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 6 grad classes.

Applying to Where: Dream/Unlikely(?)
MIT - EECS
MIT - Math
Cornell - CAM
Stanford - ICME
Princeton - PACM
UCLA - Applied Math
UC Berkeley - Statistics
Cambridge - Part III Math Tripos

BMS - Phase I Interview Invitation! Jan. 20
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bsplitter
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:41 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bsplitter » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:04 am

Undergrad Institution: Midwestern SEC University
Major(s): Mathematics (minor in geology)
GPA: 3.82, Math GPA 3.76
Type of Student: White Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620 (42%) :oops:

Program Applying: Not sure, really. I said topology and algebraic geometry on my statement of purpose.

Research Experience: None. I switched into math too late and didn't get accepted to any REUs the summer I applied. :(
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List every semester, Scholarships. Nothing special.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a mathematics tutor for 6 semesters and a Peer Advisor for two semesters. (Peer Advisors have to teach a freshmen seminar class, non-math related)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I also worked as a writing tutor :lol:

Applying to Where:

MS in math:
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin-Madison

PhD in math:
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Louisville
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Oregon
University of Oklahoma
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Clemson University
Louisiana State University
Boston College
Vanderbilt University

I am honestly worried that I may not get accepted anywhere. I don't really have anything that makes me stand out. My Math GRE sucked and I don't have any research. Just hoping my GPA is good enough to get me in somewhere.

marmle
Posts: 3
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby marmle » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 35 US Undergrad
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't take

Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics

Research Experience: One summer of SIBS, one REU in biostatistics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Pi Mu Epsilon, Awards for being in top 5% of class
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Computer Science TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Rec letters should be good
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: All PhD
Berkeley - Statistics
Chicago - Statistics
Washington - Statistics Waitlisted 1/18
CMU - Statistics, Joint Statistics+ML
Duke - Statistics
Wisconsin - Statistics
Michigan - Statistics
Columbia - Statistics
Cornell - Statistics
Yale - Statistics
UT-Austin - Statistics
Washington - Biostatistics Accepted 1/6
Harvard - Biostatistics Interview invitation 1/6
UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20
Princeton - Operations Research
Chicago - Computer Science
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Foobanana
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Foobanana » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:15 pm

marmle wrote:UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20


Congrats on your recent success and acceptance!! :D

topologyandtacos
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby topologyandtacos » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.51
Type of Student: Domestic Female; first gen. college

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Opted out; I hadn't taken abstract algebra, analysis, or any topology at the time so I didn't want to bank on what I did know to get me very far


Program Applying: Pure Math (Topology, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra)

Research Experience: I have been working with a professor in my department on an individual project in Linear Algebra; no results as of yet, but may present at my regional MAA meeting
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental scholarships, dean's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutored at a youth rehab facility. I was basically a full-on teacher to those kids
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have taken just about every elective available at my school, my recommendations should be very very strong, and personally, I think my personal statement was pretty on point.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I spent my entire undergraduate career working ~30 hours/week, so I discussed my feeling that once I enter grad school, all those hours will become purely dedicated to my studies, which I think would be a key factor in potential success.

Applying to Where:

Reaching:
Univ. of Washington - MS
Brandeis - PhD

Reasonable:
Oregon State - PhD
UC Riverside - PhD
Washington State - PhD
Colorado State - PhD
Wesleyan - PhD
University of Nebraska - PhD

Safe bets:
LSU - PhD
University of Louisiana-Lafayette - PhD


Truthfully, I have no idea how I'll end up. This site has basically indicated to me that it's anybody's guess.

marmle
Posts: 3
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby marmle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:36 pm

Foobanana wrote:
marmle wrote:UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20

Congrats on your recent success and acceptance!! :D

Thanks Foobanana! Good luck to you!

thing1
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby thing1 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized private (ranked 111 undergrad US World News)
Major(s): Math & Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:166 (91%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)

Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, a couple interdisciplinary math, computer science, engineering

Research Experience:
Rejected by my 5 REUs --> Sophomore-Junior Year Summer: Undergrad thesis program at home university (9 students total accepted)
Junior-Senior Year Summer:
First half-University of Oxford tutorial in functional analysis, got a grade of α-, which is like an A-
in the English system (btw Oxford's a really cool place and they hook you up with nice housing that's right next to the Thames, so if you
ever get a study-abroad there then go if you have the money and/or external funding)

Second half-Came back to home university and used functional analysis stuff for my thesis...ended up learning stuff that helped me break a
huge roadblock in my thesis big time (so this is actually a huge part of my personal statement)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Just stuff at my university stuff like Dean's list and getting accepted to be part of math and computer science
teams for COMAP and ACM-ICPC...didn't do crazy good, but we didn't score zero either

Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Private tutor my freshman year (btw you make a LOT more money this way than being a TA but it's not as fun)
Teaching assistant sophomore-junior year (so 4 semesters)
Fitness instructor freshman year-now (pertinent b/c it's similar to being a TA)

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Had 5 letter writers that were all pretty strong I'm guessing (I waived my right to access on every one)...some applications allowed 3, some
allowed 5...I shuffled some around based on program I was applying to, e.g. one was a comp. sci. prof so I used his for every applied math or
interdisciplinary program, used my measure theory prof if I was interested in pure math profs at the dept...my thesis advisor was the only one I
used for every application. Then for ones with 5, I just requested all 5.

Lots of my CV stuff is at my home university, which that along with my subject score (which isn't awful but not great...it's Ohio State's median)
is what makes me most nervous...gave two colloquium talks at my home university, one publication through my home university (so not like
a legit journal), a couple talks as part of our honors program, and only one talk at an AMS national conference (literally yesterday)

Putnam score of 9 my sophomore year (0 junior year)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Oxford's transcripts give you a numerical grade AND your tutor (~professor) has to write a quick blurb (like quarter to half page) about you,
so I uploaded that to my application when I could because it was pretty positive stuff

Applying to Where:
GA Tech - Math Accepted Jan. 17 with funding

Caltech - Computing+Mathematical Sciences
Michigan - Math
Maryland - Math
Maryland - AMSC (Applied Math & Scientific Computation)
Texas Austin - Math
Texas Austin - CSEM (Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) (sent in my subject score, though required)
UC Davis - Math
Ohio State - Math
Duke - Math
Johns Hopkins - Math
Vanderbilt - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Math
Michigan State - Math
Missouri - Math
Nebraska - Math

So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.
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INDEACA
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby INDEACA » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:06 am

marmle wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 35 US Undergrad
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't take

Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics

Research Experience: One summer of SIBS, one REU in biostatistics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Pi Mu Epsilon, Awards for being in top 5% of class
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Computer Science TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Rec letters should be good
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: All PhD
Berkeley - Statistics
Chicago - Statistics
Washington - Statistics
CMU - Statistics, Joint Statistics+ML
Duke - Statistics
Wisconsin - Statistics
Michigan - Statistics
Columbia - Statistics
Cornell - Statistics
Yale - Statistics
UT-Austin - Statistics
Washington - Biostatistics Accepted 1/6
Harvard - Biostatistics Interview invitation 1/6
UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20
Princeton - Operations Research
Chicago - Computer Science


Big congrats! UNC's biostatistics is really a top program! Wish you could get more better offers!

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:15 am

thing1 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized private (ranked 111 undergrad US World News)
Major(s): Math & Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:166 (91%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)

Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, a couple interdisciplinary math, computer science, engineering

Research Experience:
Rejected by my 5 REUs --> Sophomore-Junior Year Summer: Undergrad thesis program at home university (9 students total accepted)
Junior-Senior Year Summer:
First half-University of Oxford tutorial in functional analysis, got a grade of α-, which is like an A-
in the English system (btw Oxford's a really cool place and they hook you up with nice housing that's right next to the Thames, so if you
ever get a study-abroad there then go if you have the money and/or external funding)

Second half-Came back to home university and used functional analysis stuff for my thesis...ended up learning stuff that helped me break a
huge roadblock in my thesis big time (so this is actually a huge part of my personal statement)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Just stuff at my university stuff like Dean's list and getting accepted to be part of math and computer science
teams for COMAP and ACM-ICPC...didn't do crazy good, but we didn't score zero either

Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Private tutor my freshman year (btw you make a LOT more money this way than being a TA but it's not as fun)
Teaching assistant sophomore-junior year (so 4 semesters)
Fitness instructor freshman year-now (pertinent b/c it's similar to being a TA)

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Had 5 letter writers that were all pretty strong I'm guessing (I waived my right to access on every one)...some applications allowed 3, some
allowed 5...I shuffled some around based on program I was applying to, e.g. one was a comp. sci. prof so I used his for every applied math or
interdisciplinary program, used my measure theory prof if I was interested in pure math profs at the dept...my thesis advisor was the only one I
used for every application. Then for ones with 5, I just requested all 5.

Lots of my CV stuff is at my home university, which that along with my subject score (which isn't awful but not great...it's Ohio State's median)
is what makes me most nervous...gave two colloquium talks at my home university, one publication through my home university (so not like
a legit journal), a couple talks as part of our honors program, and only one talk at an AMS national conference (literally yesterday)

Putnam score of 9 my sophomore year (0 junior year)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Oxford's transcripts give you a numerical grade AND your tutor (~professor) has to write a quick blurb (like quarter to half page) about you,
so I uploaded that to my application when I could because it was pretty positive stuff

Applying to Where:
All these are pending because I posted this on Jan 6 and all these are Ph.D. programs and these are ordered by my preference
Caltech - Computing+Mathematical Sciences
Michigan - Math
Maryland - Math
Maryland - AMSC (Applied Math & Scientific Computation)
Texas Austin - Math
Texas Austin - CSEM (Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) (sent in my subject score, though required)
UC Davis - Math
Ohio State - Math
Duke - Math
GA Tech - Math
Johns Hopkins - Math
Vanderbilt - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Math
Michigan State - Math
Missouri - Math
Nebraska - Math

So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.


Pretty easy to find out which uni you go to given the information you gave. Just a head's up since it seems like you kinda wanna keep it a secret.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ghostfish » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:01 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium/Large State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): German, Physics
GPA: 3.99 (Math GPA 4.00)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (58%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Two funded "Independent REUs" (one on fluid dynamics, one on a particular approach to the Inverse Galois Problem over Q) culminating in junior/senior theses and colloquium talks. Also a summer course on algebraic geometry and an unofficial summer project on hyperreal analysis. These were all at my home university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top school-wide scholarship, top departmental scholarship, state-wide scholarship. Various honor societies, dean's list, and distinction as an "Undergraduate Research Scholar." Nothing on a national scale.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private tutor and tutor for athletic department for most of undergrad. SI leader (TA without the grading) for 2 years. Also worked as a research assistant and translator for a researcher at the medical school.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All of my recommendations should be very strong - I SI/TA'd for one and then did a reading course with him, and two of them were research supervisors. Two of my letter writers have good connections at several of my top choices, which I'm hoping could help me sneak into a program an echelon or two above my level. Lots of advanced undergrad/low graduate classes, as well as a few graduate classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took a two-year leave of absence after my freshman year to serve a volunteer church mission. I'm fluent in German and have some literacy in French. I have only been a math major for two academic years; I first studied mechanical engineering, then statistics, and was finally hooked by analysis and topology.

Applying to Where:
Will update once I've received my acceptances/rejections and have decided where to study. This is a great resource in preparing for grad school, so I am excited to contribute some information for future applicants.

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Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:07 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby omhk » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:30 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 20 private US university
Major(s): Applied Math, Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 89%
V: 92%
W: 93%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: didn't submit

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: two years of research at my home university, which resulted in 1 small undergrad journal publication as well as a 1st author publication in a journal relevant to the subfield I want to go into. Lots of research experience abroad - internship in Switzerland and fellowship in Germany with a renowned professor in my subfield
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: not much outside of research
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I had a really good skype session with a prof from one of my reach schools, who told me he would advocate to the committee on my behalf, but even then I'm not really sure about acceptance. One of my recommenders is kind of 'famous' in my subfield, as in people in this subfield know him well and hold him in high regard, but it's a narrow field.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: i've been out of school for two years now, verging on three by the time fall 2017 rolls around. I have research stuff on my resume for 2014-2015, but 2016 I've just been working in a completely unrelated (and non-STEM field).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford ICME (far reach)
Brown Applied Math (far reach)
University of Washington Applied Math (reach)
UT Austin ICES (reach)
University of Waterloo Applied Math (reach) - accepted 1/23
Stony Brook AMS
University of Maryland AMSC

Pretty much all of my schools are reaches, and I don't expect to get in to most of them, but I think I'll get into one or two. I had a really great skype session with a prof at one of my reach schools whose research interests align very well with mine, and who explicitly told me he'd go to bat for me with the admissions committee, so I have to think that's a good thing...finger crossed!
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thing1
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby thing1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:33 pm

verysweetjuices wrote:
thing1 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized private (ranked 111 undergrad US World News)
Major(s): Math & Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:166 (91%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)

Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, a couple interdisciplinary math, computer science, engineering

Research Experience:
Rejected by my 5 REUs --> Sophomore-Junior Year Summer: Undergrad thesis program at home university (9 students total accepted)
Junior-Senior Year Summer:
First half-University of Oxford tutorial in functional analysis, got a grade of α-, which is like an A-
in the English system (btw Oxford's a really cool place and they hook you up with nice housing that's right next to the Thames, so if you
ever get a study-abroad there then go if you have the money and/or external funding)

Second half-Came back to home university and used functional analysis stuff for my thesis...ended up learning stuff that helped me break a
huge roadblock in my thesis big time (so this is actually a huge part of my personal statement)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Just stuff at my university stuff like Dean's list and getting accepted to be part of math and computer science
teams for COMAP and ACM-ICPC...didn't do crazy good, but we didn't score zero either

Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Private tutor my freshman year (btw you make a LOT more money this way than being a TA but it's not as fun)
Teaching assistant sophomore-junior year (so 4 semesters)
Fitness instructor freshman year-now (pertinent b/c it's similar to being a TA)

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Had 5 letter writers that were all pretty strong I'm guessing (I waived my right to access on every one)...some applications allowed 3, some
allowed 5...I shuffled some around based on program I was applying to, e.g. one was a comp. sci. prof so I used his for every applied math or
interdisciplinary program, used my measure theory prof if I was interested in pure math profs at the dept...my thesis advisor was the only one I
used for every application. Then for ones with 5, I just requested all 5.

Lots of my CV stuff is at my home university, which that along with my subject score (which isn't awful but not great...it's Ohio State's median)
is what makes me most nervous...gave two colloquium talks at my home university, one publication through my home university (so not like
a legit journal), a couple talks as part of our honors program, and only one talk at an AMS national conference (literally yesterday)

Putnam score of 9 my sophomore year (0 junior year)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Oxford's transcripts give you a numerical grade AND your tutor (~professor) has to write a quick blurb (like quarter to half page) about you,
so I uploaded that to my application when I could because it was pretty positive stuff

Applying to Where:
All these are pending because I posted this on Jan 6 and all these are Ph.D. programs and these are ordered by my preference
Caltech - Computing+Mathematical Sciences
Michigan - Math
Maryland - Math
Maryland - AMSC (Applied Math & Scientific Computation)
Texas Austin - Math
Texas Austin - CSEM (Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) (sent in my subject score, though required)
UC Davis - Math
Ohio State - Math
Duke - Math
GA Tech - Math
Johns Hopkins - Math
Vanderbilt - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Math
Michigan State - Math
Missouri - Math
Nebraska - Math

So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.


Pretty easy to find out which uni you go to given the information you gave. Just a head's up since it seems like you kinda wanna keep it a secret.

Not really...I honestly did it b/c nobody else named their school haha...the only part is when I mention how a lot of stuff on my CV was at my home university or anything + the fact that it's not like I go to Harvard or Princeton, but any admissions officer who might be perusing this would see that on my CV anyways haha. Reputation of my school isn't bad (e.g. an alumnus just won the Wolf Prize recently), but I know how competitive the process is.

SisyphusDilemma
Posts: 6
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby SisyphusDilemma » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:53 am

thing1 wrote:
So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.


I am just curious how did you manage to request all these letters; I only applied no more than 10 schools and requesting letters from three professors, while half of these letters are still not sent in. It's been driving me mad recently! :x

yv1
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby yv1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top LAC
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: >90%
V: >90%
W: >90%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 80% - 90% range

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

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: one applied math REU, two pure math (number theory) REUs, thesis. 1 publication, a few preprints, a bunch of talks, including at JMM.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: one national award, a few home institution/departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor analysis, abstract algebra, discrete math, linear algebra, ODE, calc 2, grader for calc 3, number theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: relatively well-known (but young) recommenders, exchanges at top 5 program in US and abroad with good grades.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: have only taken 1 grad class so it may hurt. Socio-economic background may help.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Super Reach
Princeton Admitted Jan 20
Harvard
Stanford
UC Berkeley

Reach
UChicago
UCLA
UMich

Match
Brown
UIUC interview Jan 04 accepted Jan 10
Rutgers
Ohio State accepted Jan 19
Other
Tripos Part III
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blackadder
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:37 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blackadder » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:27 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign Institution (Europe)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 9.75/10 (3.9/10)
Type of Student: International (Europe), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 153 (60%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)
TOEFL Score: 108 = R30/L28/S23/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Non
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Medals in high school and undergraduate mathematical olympiads, each year ranked among the students with highest grades in the department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Some lecturing for younger students competing at mathematical olympiads
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have taken 2 graduate classes and met all other requirements for obtaining my degree by the end of my 3rd year of studies, 1-2 known recommenders in their respective fields

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Princeton University - Rejected on 01/21
MIT
University of Chicago - Admitted on 01/09
Columbia University
UCLA
Yale University - Admitted on 01/17
NYU - Courant
Brown University
Cornell University
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Minnesota
Northwestern University
University of Pennsylvania
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