2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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evelkoala1213
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby evelkoala1213 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: Utah State University
Major(s): Mathematics & Statistics
Minor(s): N.A.
GPA: 3.86
Type of Student: International Asian trans woman

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 147 (34%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 510 (15%)

TOEFL Score: N.A.

Program Applying: Ph.D. Mathematics

Research Experience: N.A.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top GPA, 4-year course in 3 years, Dean's List, Scholarship.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 1 semester, TA for 2.5 years (5 semesters)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very close with professors in my department.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Washington - Rejected on Feb 9
Ohio State University - Pending
University of Michigan - Rejected on March 8
Stony Brook University SUNY - Rejected on March 16
University of Florida - Pending
University at Albany SUNY - Accepted on March 22 with tuition waiver + $18.57k
New York University - Accepted on March 8 with no funding information
Boston University - Rejected on March 10
Duke University - Rejected on March 13
Dartmouth College - Rejected on March 13
University of Washington - Rejected on Feb 9

MGRAD
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby MGRAD » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asia
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.8/4
Type of Student:
International Male

Grad Institution: the same university as my undergrad institution
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9/4

GRE Revised General Test:

Q: 167 (93%)
V: 148 (38%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (93%)

TOEFL Score: (92 = R25/L21/S20/W26)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University and departmental scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 1.5 years(Linear Algebra), grader for 1.5 years(Calculus), tutor 1.5 years(Abstract Algebra)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I tried to take a lot of math courses from undergraduate to graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

University of Minnesota - Rejected in early March
Purdue University - Accepted(tuition + stipend+ 75% health insurance) in late February
Pennsylvania State University(PSU) - Rejected later
Ohio State University(OSU) - Rejected later
Indiana University Bloomington - Waitlisted in early March and declined as I accepted an offer from another.
UC Davis - Rejected later
UC Santa Barbara - Rejected later
Michigan State University(MSU) - Accepted(tuition + stipend+ health insurance) in early February
Iowa State University(ISU) - Accepted(tuition + stipend+ health insurance) in mid-March
UC Riverside - Rejected later
Florida State University(FSU) - Rejected later
Louisiana State University(LSU) - Accepted(without funding) in late February and declined as I accepted an offer from another
University of Oklahoma - Accepted(tuition + stipend+ health insurance) in late February
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phieza
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby phieza » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:02 am

I'm not worried about and don't mind being identified, so I'll include some details from my CV. I've also posted this to the corresponding stat/biostat thread at http://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/8981 ... tatistics/

Undergrad Institution: Private research university, 30th–40th national university in US News.
Major(s): Mathematics.
Minor(s): None.
GPA: 3.64 (3.89 freshman and sophomore years, 3.07 junior and senior years).
Type of Student: Domestic Asian male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%).
V: 170 (99%).
W: 5.0 (93%).
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (71%). Since I'm applying to stat PhD programs, I chose not to submit this because I took this after a 2.5-year break (details below), so I felt it was not representative. Submitted only to UC San Diego, who required it and ended up being the only school that admitted me.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Ph.D. in statistics.

Research Experience:
  – Astronomy research during and between two REU summers at home institution; one of 10+ coauthors in ApJ paper.
  – One summer of computing-based research between HS junior and senior years; regional finalist in Siemens Competition.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Selected sample:
  – Goldwater Scholarship, both eligible years.
  – $10,000/year external scholarship awarded each year at home institution to one STEM major with research aspirations, both eligible years.
  – $3000 external scholarship for one semester of study at Oxford.
  – Four-year full-tuition merit scholarship from home institution.
  – 90th–95th percentiles on Putnam Competition in freshman and sophomore years.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research assistant during the aforementioned period. Competitive-application research talk and award at home institution, research talk at undergraduate physics research symposium, invited lecture for NSF-funded high-school math circle, research talk/poster/paper for Siemens Competition, two misc. academic talks.
Any Miscellaneous Points that M̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶H̶e̶l̶p̶ Hurt: Due to illness from my junior year onward, my academic performance deteriorated rapidly and I stopped working on research. In my junior year, I failed a course during study abroad, and received a D in 'Monte Carlo methods' in my second semester, where I had a GPA of 2.95. In my senior year, I completed a total of three courses and withdrew from all others. After my senior year (may 2014), I took a 2.5-year gap for treatment, during which I achieved nothing and was not employed, and in fact I had not yet graduated at the time of application because I still had to submit an essay to satisfy a writing requirement. I have fully recovered, but schools have little more than my word for it.

Applying to Where: (results as of 2017-04-12)
U of Washington - Stat PhD / Rejected on 2017-01-19.
UC San Diego - Math PhD with specialization in stat / Admitted in first round on 2017-03-01, $35k 1st year ($10k from 25% TAship), then $20k 2nd–5th year (all from 50% TAship).
UC Berkeley - Stat PhD / Rejected on 2017-03-07.
Penn State - Stat PhD / Waitlisted on 2017-03-10. Withdrew application on 2017-04-12.
U of Michigan - Stat PhD / Rejected on 2017-03-14.
UNC Chapel Hill - Stat PhD / 'Waitlisted' by inquiry on 2017-03-07, I expect rejection. Waitlisted by email on 2017-04-04. Withdrew application on 2017-04-12.
UMass Amherst - Math PhD with specialization in stat / 'Waitlisted' by inquiry on 2017-03-07, I expect rejection. Withdrew application on 2017-04-12.
UCLA - Stat PhD / No response to inquiry on 2017-03-07.



One admission out of eight applications is unimpressive, but evidently it's possible to be admitted even with abysmal junior and senior years. I hope this information helps, and good luck to you!

Everyone, please consider adding the funding offers from all your admissions to http://www.phdstipends.com/results regardless of whether you accept them or not. This will help applicants and students, like us, gauge departments, schools, and offers. Thanks!
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idomathforthememes
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby idomathforthememes » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:46 am

Undergrad Institution: Big Football School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.53/4
Type of Student: Domestic White-Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (58%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

Research Experience: Worked independently on an REU project laid out by a student of a well known researcher in my desired area. Guided study by graduate student and faculty mentors, though not until the end of my undergrad.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Classroom assistant at my uni, currently work at a private tutoring center.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Scored first in a graduate prelim algebraic topology class and the teacher was one of the letter-writers. A letter from a well-known researcher in my desired area, as well as another faculty mentor in the same area.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took a semester off to deal with health issues and find myself.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
U Oregon - Accepted via email 1/30
U Utah - Accepted via email 2/6
Yale - waitlisted via website 2/17. As of 4/1 I haven't heard anything
Boston College - waitlisted via email 3/9
UCLA - rejected via website 2/11
Caltech - rejected via email 2/17
UIUC - rejected via email 2/14
U Wisconsin - rejected via email 2/6

corebake
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby corebake » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small LAC in the northeast
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Physics (did not take the Math GRE):
M: 880 (83%)

TOEFL Score: did not take

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics (scientific computing)

Research Experience: two summers + senior thesis in experimental AMO. not a lot in applied math besides a senior seminar
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: university and departmental scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 years tutoring/TAing undergrad math plus some grading and TAing in physics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: lots of upper-level physics and math
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Brown - rejected
Columbia (Fu) - accepted
Caltech (CMS) - rejected
NYU Courant - rejected (accepted to unfunded masters)
Boulder - accepted

Voided
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Voided » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:19 am

Undergrad Institution: Go8 - University of Western Australia
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Terrible, approx equivalent to 2.0/4
Type of Student: International Male Australia

Graduate Institution: Different - Australian National University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: approx equivalent to 3.8/4
Type of Student: International Male Australia


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (49%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math, interests in algebraic topology, and category theory. Particularly interested in homotopy theory.

Research Experience: 1 year Masters thesis, in algebraic topology, submitting end of May.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Between undergrad and masters worked for 4 years as an engineer, 2 of those years as engineering manager. I expect this is generally seen as a negative.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: N/A
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Between undergrad and masters completed graduate diploma in economics and graduate diploma in mathematics by distance part time while working full time via regional university (University of New England - the Australian one, not the US one). I am relatively old to be starting a PhD program at 30.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
U Oregon - Waitlisted - Admitted - ATTENDING
U Iowa - Admitted - Declined
U Virginia - Waitlisted - Rejected

UI - Chicago - Pending
UT - Austin - Pending
U Minnesota - Pending
U Toronto - Pending
U British Columbia - Pending
U Western Ontario - Pending

Michigan State U - Rejected
Ohio State U - Rejected
U Chicago - Rejected
Johns Hopkins U - Rejected
Northwestern U - Rejected
U Michigan - Rejected
UI - Urbana-Champaign - Rejected
U Washington - Rejected
Cornell U - Rejected
U Notre Dame - Rejected
U Waterloo - Rejected

At this point I expect the places I have not heard back from are rejections that just haven't arrived yet.

I'm super excited about Oregon, lots of people working on cool things I am interested in.

anon1000
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby anon1000 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:37 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, ranked in top 50 in world for OR
Major(s): Operations Research
Minor(s): Fluid Mechanics
GPA: 3.99
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 6 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: n/a

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

Program Applying: Operation Research (PhD)

Research Experience: One talk/conference proceeding which won a prize. Two papers forthcoming.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list last 3 years for being in top 5% in cohort.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Intern for two summers at an OR consultancy.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my recommenders is quite well regarded in the field, and wrote a nice letter. Other two recommenders are also fairly well regarded and wrote nice letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - MIT ORC Admitted (Funded at normal MIT stipend rate) Accepted
School - Cornell ORIE Admitted (Funded at normal Cornell stipend rate) Declined
School - Northwestern IEMS Admitted (Funded with fellowship at 2.95k/month) Declined
School - Stanford MS&E Rejected
School - Princeton ORFE Rejected
School - Berkeley IEOR Waitlisted, asked to be removed from waitlist

Super excited, ORC is a special place.

powder_keg
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby powder_keg » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:29 pm

Undergrad Institution: A good school in the upper midwest.
Major(s):Math, Physics
Minor(s):None
GPA:3.6
Type of Student: White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: w/e
W: 4.5 or something
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (56%) <- Super terrible, do not get 3 hours of sleep the night before :lol:. Actually wish I had given myself enough time to retake it, but I signed up for the last possible slot I could have. Not a good idea.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math/Pure Math PhD Program, depending on the University.

Research Experience: Some numerical and analytical work with a professor on a current problem in fluid dynamics. Currently working on a paper which will probably be published in an Undergrad Journal, possibly in an actual Journal. This is likely 40% of the reason I was accepted, with another 50% from the letter of recommendation I got out of this.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Kicked out of the Honor's program at my undergrad university for not properly submitting honors credits or something :mrgreen:.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Paper grader / Math tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Frantically emailed many professors very late into the game to bolster my chances of getting accepted. This was probably 9% of the reason I got accepted, and the last 1% was probably either luck or some mysterious clerical error.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've been a math tutor for a while I guess.

Applying to Where:
MIT - Rejected
Rice University - Rejected
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign - Was on wait-list when they were informed I decided to attend Maryland.
University of Maryland - Admitted and Accepted with TA funding and tuition remission.

boo
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby boo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Posting this so you know there is always hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: This is way after my decision, but I wanted to post since the old threads helped me so much when I was waiting for responses :wink:

Undergrad Institution: State school
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Humanitarian subject
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: dwf

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (31%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Undergrad thesis and 2 independent studies in combinatorics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a few standard scholarships/awards/memberships from within my school (including undergrad research award)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my letters was very strong from a well-known graph theorist who knew me very well, and I took a few grad classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: n/a

Applying to Where:
CMU - Phd in ACO / Rejected on 4/14 via informal email
Rutgers - PhD / Rejected on 3/27 via email after I inquired, then official rejection on 3/28
U of South Carolina - PhD / Admitted on 3/23 (+TA of 17k)
Iowa State - PhD / Admitted on 3/15 (+TA of 20k)
U of Colorado-Denver - PhD / Admitted on 3/2 (+TA of 17k)
U of Denver - MA / Admitted on 3/20 (tuition waiver, rejected offer before news of TA/GA)
Home Institution - MA / Admitted on 2/15 (+TA)

kayiilu
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kayiilu » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State University
Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics, Finance
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.91
Type of Student: International Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (xx%)
V: 161 (xx%)
W: 3.5 (xx%) :(
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not taking

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Applied and Computational Mathematics

#The below information will be updated over time..

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

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton University - Applied and Computational Mathematics PhD
School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Turing101
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Turing101 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:44 am

Hey everyone where are the 2018 applicants?




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