2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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wooooo
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby wooooo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:30 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (India)
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Minor(s): Maths
GPA: 9.21/10
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170/170
V: 155/170
W: 3/6
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)

TOEFL Score: (114 = R:29/L:30/S:26/W:29)

Program Applying: Math MSc
Research Experience: Two research interns in Applied Math, Bachelor Thesis in Algebra, 2 papers in Game theory Conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Summer Research Fellow (National Programme)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergraduate tutor for Linear Algebra and Calculus
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Courses- Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Modern Algebra, Complex analysis, Graph theory, Optimization Techniques, Probability and Stats, Scientific Computing, Differential Geometry. Have performed well at almost all the courses.

Applying to Where:
TU Munich - MSc (Predoc) Interview 25/01 Rejected 28/01
Toronto - MSc
McGill - MSc
Berlin Mathematical School- Phase I- Rejected 20/01
UBC - MSc
LSE- MSc Applicable Mathematics Accepted 08/02
EPFL- MSc Rejected 30/03
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k99731
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby k99731 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: ~150
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (92%)

TOEFL Score: >100, S22

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: One REU done. Have a preprint.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several grad classes with bad grades, exchange in the US for a year
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Ohio State University OSU - Admitted on 21 Jan, $2050 per month
UCLA - Pending
UC San Diego UCSD - Pending
University of Minnesota - Pending
UC Davis - Pending
University of Michigan - Pending
CMU - Pending
Washington - Pending
Cornell - Pending
Georgia Tech ACO Program - Pending
Berlin Mathematical School Phase I - Invited to open house, interviewed there, accepted with funding on 27 Feb
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topologicallyTrue
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby topologicallyTrue » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Private School (Top 50)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Engineering
GPA: 3.84
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (74%)

Program Applying: Pure Math and Applied Math

Research Experience: No research in math, but in my current role I've done comparable work (I graduated 3 years ago)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated with honors distinction, summa cum laude, dean's list. I received a prestigious award at my job for doing work that involved research (not meaningful to admissions committees, but it shows my problem solving approach and ability to innovate/produce new material)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: In college I was a volunteer tutor with a program focused on math. I also worked full time for a half year helping a professor (I edited a linear algebra textbook and created a differential equations solution manual, I also got some experience in front of a chalk-board)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 grad course. I make visualizations of math (fractals, space filling curves, bifurcation diagrams, etc.). I got A's in all of my upper level math courses.

Applying to Where: Mostly Pure
U of Washington - (Pure) Rejected
U of Washington - (Applied) Rejected - Accepted to unfunded masters
U of Oregon - Pending
U of Minnesota - Pending
Western Washington - (Masters) Accepted
CU Boulder - Pending
U of Denver - Pending
Portland State U - Pending
UC Berkeley - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected
USC - Accepted - 5 yr TAship ($22k plus $2k summer stipend)
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alextang36
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby alextang36 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State Midwest US (unknown for math)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 3.82 overall; 4.00 in major
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%) 11/17/2016
V: 145 (26%) (should've studied harder but I was extremely busy back in fall 2016)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%) 9/17/2016

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra, Number Theory)

Research Experience: Senior thesis in number theory at my home school. Have preprint ready at the time of application. Some other course projects in measure theory and cryptography. No publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Few minor scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored two years at two places on campus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I will have done almost all math classes at my school before graduation (all undergrad level since nobody here teaches grad level math courses) including Topology, Complex Analysis, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Probability and a year sequence in Abstract Algebra, Adv Calc, Linear Algebra and Mathematical Statistics.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I declared my math major relatively late (Spring 2015 or so) and strove really hard to catch up. Hope my diligence will pay off...

Applying to Where: (I was not intended to rank schools in any specific order, it was based on the ranking from US NEWS. However, I like all of these programs. I just wanted to continue doing math no matter where I go)

Far Reach:
Washington Rejected 02/14 via email.
Ohio State Rejected 04/04 via email.
Penn State -> Never heard back.

Reach (hope one of these will like me):
Georgia Replied to my inquiry email said that I was on waitlist and I was resonable to be admitted 3/21. I just let it go anyways.
Iowa Accepted 02/23 via email. ~19k/year TAship. ATTENDING.
Iowa State -> Never heard back.
Oklahoma -> Never heard back.
South Carolina Unofficially Accepted 04/04 via email. 17.5K/year with possible summer stipend $3k ~ $4k. ---> Declined 04/04.
Kansas State Accepted 02/16 via email. 17K/year with summer opportunity. First offer! ---> Declined 04/05.
Louisiana State Accepted 02/27 via email. Waitlisted for funding. ---> Declined 04/04.
Vermont Accepted to MS program 03/05 via email. Waiting to hear about funding. ---> Declined 04/04.

This site helped me a lot prepare for GRE (even the scores sucked) and apply for grad schools. I am here to return a favor. Best of luck to all of you!
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not_an_engineer
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby not_an_engineer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:04 pm

Undergrad Institution: Stanford
Major(s): Computer Science (theory track)
GPA: 3.52
Type of Student: Domestic minority female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%) :( (only submitted when required)

Program Applying: Pure Math, Master's

Research Experience: Machine learning class project; Contributor to publication on a software pilot study
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 years working at top software company
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Hispanic female. Coming from theoretical computer science. Math-related courses: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, combinatorics, cryptography (number and group theory), set theory & complexity theory, first-order logic, algorithms.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: In a supplemental statement, I describe my struggle with mental illness and how it has affected my academic career.

Applying to Where: (MA/MS in Pure Mathematics unless otherwise indicated)

Super-reach:
UC Berkeley - rejected via email to check website 2/7
U British Columbia - rejected via email 3/16, in response to my status inquiry on 3/15.

Reach:
U Washington - rejected via email 2/9
UC San Diego - rejected via email 3/21
U Illinois Chicago (Mathematical Computer Science) - rejected via email to check website 5/4. Absolutely no contact until May 4th, no response to my emails and voicemails :( very frustrating
UC Davis - waitlisted on 4/3 in response to my status inquiry on 4/3, rejected via email to check website 4/16
U Colorado Boulder - waitlisted on 3/24, accepted via email on 4/14!!! No funding and unlikely future GTA :(
U Oregon (PhD) - rejected via email 3/10

Match?
UC Santa Cruz - Accepted via email on 2/16. No guaranteed funding, but probable GTA depending on availability. Declined on 4/15
Oregon State - Accepted via email on 2/6. First year tuition waiver, probable GTA afterwards. Accepted on 4/19,
ATTENDING!
Claremont - Accepted via email on 2/20. No tuition waiver, but $12k fellowship. Declined on 4/6
U New Mexico - Did not submit

"Safety"?
Washington State - Accepted via email on 2/17. No funding. Declined on 3/15
SF State - Did not submit

:| :shock: :? <-- At this point I feel confident in updating my smilies to include excitement! :D :D :D I'm going to school!
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gnodking
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gnodking » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:44 am

Undergrad Institution: State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.93
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (75%)

Program Applying: Applied Math, Computational Math, Statistics, Math

Research Experience: Just a senior thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated first in class
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded for a total of 8 classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took my time and read through almost all the webpages available for each program, such as looking through professors' websites and research interests, and current graduate students' CV, etc, in order to get a good idea of the programs and how much chance I have to get accepted. Then I wrote different Statement of Purpose for each program and stated the names of professors I want to work with and why. I figured writing a solid statement is important to stand out among so many equally impressive candidates.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not much I can think of

Applying to Where:
The list is not in any kind of order. I always found it difficult to rank the schools since there are so many other factors than reputation that matter. Afterall, graduate school is a life-committing event that lasts 4 to 5 years.

University of Pennsylvania - Applied Mathematics & Computational Science
University of North Carolina - Statistics
University of Texas - Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Michigan State University - Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Washington University - Statistics/Rejected 1/19/17
University of Illionis - Statistics/Rejected 2/17/17
UCSC - Statistics and Applied Mathematics
UC Davis - Applied Mathematics/Accepted 1/19/17 :D Will hear more about funding in coming weeks
Penn State - Mathematics
UCSD - Matheamatics
UC Irvine - Statistics/Rejected 2/18/17
University of Maryland - Mathematics
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Falco006
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Falco006 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 10 Public, US
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.83, Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: one REU, thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a few home institution/departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lots of tutoring, independent studies
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Army veteran.

Applying to Where:

Stanford University: Admitted via email Jan 20, Attending
UC Berkeley: Waitlisted via email Feb 20, Withdrew
Columbia University: Rejected via website Jan 31
UT Austin: Withdrew
UCLA: Rejected via website Feb 10
UC San Diego: Withdrew
UC Davis: Admitted via email Jan 31, Declined
UC Santa Barbara: Admitted via website Jan 27, Declined
CU Boulder: Admitted via email Feb 22, Declined

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG): Rejected via email April 11
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xiaozs1995
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby xiaozs1995 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: THE best public university in US
Major(s):Applied mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.84, 3.96 In math course
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 700 (60%) My biggest weakness :(

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: Applied/Computational Math

Research Experience: One year research experience at another institue about biostatistics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: usual stuff within school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for one year, grader for two years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: some grad courses, not bad ref letters
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU Courant - Applied Mathematics Waitlisted 3/1No feedback until 4/15
U Chicago - Computational and Applied Mathematics Waitlisted 2/28 Admitted 4/3 Attending
Princeton PACM - Applied Mathematicsrejected 2/16
Stanford ICME - Applied Mathematicsrejected 2/6
Brown - Applied Mathematics rejected 1/31
Caltech CMS - Applied Mathematicsrejected 3/27
UC Berkeley - Applied Mathematics rejected 2/3
UCLA - Applied Mathematicsrejected 3/28
Cornell - Applied Mathematics rejected 2/1
Michigan - AIM Waitlisted 3/21Ask for if stil interested, declined. 4/9
Minnesota - Scientific Computingrejected 3/28
Austin CSEM - Applied Mathematics Admitted 2/22
Maryland AMSC - Applied MathematicsAsk if still interested, declined. 4/5
U Washington - Applied Mathematics Admitted 1/24
Northwestern - ESAM Admitted 1/31
Columbia APAM - Applied Mathematicsrejected 4/14
Penn AMCS - Applied Mathematics No feedback until 4/15
Rice CAAM - Applied Mathematics rejected 4/8
Johns Hopkins - Applied Mathematicsrejected 3/8
Yale - Applied Mathematicsrejected 3/17
Notre Dame AMCS - Applied Mathematics Admitted 2/13
Georgia Tech - CSE (Mathematics) rejected 3/1


I said I will post my info after I received my first offer and here it comes. I like this website, it really helps me a lot. Good luck everyone!

on 4/3
Super excited to be admitted off waitlist by UChicago! Now I am most likely to attend, but I am still waiting for NYU Courant.

On 4/12
I decided to attend UChicago no matter what I finally hear back from Courant. It's a wonderdul application season. Even though I got rejected by most of the top programs, at least there is one great program accepting me. Hope this would help applicants in the future!
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hopeful2060
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful2060 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Got an offer from Michigan State today, with fellowships each for first and second year..

I am very happy :-)

dbwood
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dbwood » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State School, USA
Major(s): Applied Mathematics, Statistics
Minor(s): Business Administration
GPA: 3.40/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 147 (34%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD

Research Experience: Independent research with chaos, fractals, and probability supervised by advisor. Two poster presentations. RA for my last semester of undergrad relating to fluid dynamics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergraduate representative of SIAM student chapter
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 mathematics tutoring jobs, research assistant position, SIAM, Putnam, other statistics competitions.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Hopefully have solid recommendation letters
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Maybe my tutor certification, 2 bachelor of science degrees in 4 years.

Applying to Where:
Arizona
Arizona State Rejected 3/29/17
Utah Rejected 2/3/2017
NC State Rejected 1/26/2017
Clemson Accepted 2/22/17 declined 4/2/17
Washington State Accepted 2/17/17 declined 4/2/17
Miami
UNC CharlotteAccepted 3/8/17 with TA
Florida State (Financial Mathematics) Accepted to unfunded masters 3/29/2017 declined 4/2/17
UNLV Accepted 3/6/17 with TA declined 4/2/17
Tennessee
Houston
Michigan TechAccepted 2/22/17 declined 4/2/17
LouisvilleAccepted 3/16/17 with TA declined 4/2/17
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zkx12345
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby zkx12345 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Big UK, well regarded for maths
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: High 1st class
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (84%)

Program Applying: Pure Maths PhD

Research Experience: Undergraduate research bursary (similar to REU), currently completing my master's thesis. A couple of essay courses. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department doesn't really give any out unless you're top 1/2 in the year
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Previously a teaching assistant for a 1st year course, also acted as a personal mentor for an incoming student
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Currently on a master's course (as is standard in UK before admission to a PhD program) so will have completed 6/7 'grad' courses. Ranked in the top few out of current master's students but not quite top, although ranked 1st/2nd in a few courses last year. Hopefully one strong recommendation, two slightly weaker but still good.

Applying to Where: Haven't really applied to any safety schools so may well end up getting nowhere - but that's more my problem that I don't want to move halfway across the world unless it beats staying in the UK! So most of these are reach/super reach, in no particular order.

Michigan - Accepted - 02/01
Berkeley - Rejected - 02/04
Columbia - Rejected - 01/31
Duke - Accepted - 01/31
Stanford - Rejected - 02/14
MIT - Rejected - 02/14
Chicago -Rejected - 01/27
Toronto - Pending
Oxford - Accepted - 02/10 (will almost definitely attend)

Update: Naturally a bit disappointed (but not surprised) to have been rejected by most US unis, but would never in a million years have expected an offer from Oxford, which I'm really excited about. Otherwise I would have most likely accepted the offer from Michigan, which has a great department. I will probably withdraw my application from Toronto at some point this week. Best of luck to everyone else still in the process - this forum has been a great help!
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420math
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby 420math » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small California State School for undergrad, Large California State School for Msc.
Major(s): Pure math and applied math
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: domestic hispanic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (79%)
V: xxx (85%)
W: x.x (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (49%)

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: Symmetries of PDEs, dynamical systems, frame theory for hilbert spaces.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Small departmental awards, nothing noteworthy.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graduate teaching assistant
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lot's of grad classes, hispanic.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA - Applied math / Rejected via email to visit website 2/10
University of Oregon - Pure math / Accepted via email 1/30 (18k/year TAship), declined
University of Maryland - Pure math / Accepted via email 4/8, declined.
University of Missouri - Pure math / Accepted via email 1/26 (16k/year TAship + 1k/year from department + 1k for first year + 11k fellowship for a total of 28k/year TA+fellowship), declined
UC Davis - Pure math / Rejected via email to visit website 4/30

Will be attending ENSI - Caen for a PhD in applied mathematics.
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hopeful2060
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful2060 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:38 pm

Accepted to Ohio State. Financial details are to follow next week.

amabote
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby amabote » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:48 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 920 (99%)

TOEFL Score: 112 = R30/L29/S26/W27

Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD

Research Experience: An individual study on low-dimensional topology
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top prize in a national math competition for undergraduates
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: A few TA experiences
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad classes taken.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard - rejected on Feb 03
MIT - rejected on Feb 14
Princeton - rejected on Jan 20
UC Berkeley - rejected on Feb 03
UCLA - admitted on Feb 08
Stony Brook - admitted on Mar 01
Caltech - admitted on Feb 10
Columbia - rejected on Jan 31
Yale - admitted on Jan 17
Michigan
Stanford - rejected on Feb 14
Chicago - rejected on Jan 27
UIUC - admitted on Jan 27
Cornell
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benguin
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby benguin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:43 am

Undergrad Institution: U.S. Small No-name School
Major(s): Math / Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.98/4.00
Type of Student: DWM (although I'm part Native American and also a first-gen student)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%) (improvement from my 30-something percentile before D:)

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: Schools with programs or faculty doing combinatorics and/or graph theory

Research Experience:Two REU's, one of which was at my home institution. Also did some smaller research projects with some professors at my university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Pearson Outstanding Mathematics Graduate Award, 99th percentile on CS MFAT, 30 points on Putnam, Microsoft Imagine Cup US Finalist
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored throughout undergrad. TA'ed for two classes (Topology and "Theory of Equations" which is mostly an intro to number theory course). Was a summer co-instructor and curriculum developer for a summer program.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm just worried about my small school which likely no one knows about and my less-than-stellar GRE Subject scores. Also, since my school is small, there aren't any grad courses in math offered that I could take. Hoping my CS background might give me a slight edge considering the sub-field.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (ordered by application due date)
Emory Accepted! (1/26), still waiting for official acceptance letter (expected on 2/8) and to hear back about funding
UT Austin Rejected (No notification, just went to the website one day and saw I didn't get accepted)
Georgia Tech (ACO program) Attending! (1/24), 19k/26k funding (dependent on summer teaching), invited for visit on 2/24
UI Urbana-Champaign Rejected (2/21)
UC Davis Accepted! (4/13)
UC San DiegoRejected (3/16)
UN-Lincoln Accepted! (2/17)
Rutgers Rejected (4/21)
UC Irvine Rejected (4/17) (Kinda surprised, they seemed interested in me and scheduled an interview. I was sick at the time and they asked me questions about a topic I wasn't comfortable with. This was also supposed to be one of my safety schools x.x)
Northeastern Rejected (4/10) (I wasn't able to make the time they scheduled me for an interview and tried for several weeks to reschedule the interview with no luck. Dunno if I would have gotten in had I had the interview).
UT Knoxville Accepted! (notified via phone call, can't remember exact date)
Waterloo (C&O program) Admitted! (2/3), awarded " full support package" (more details to come in official letter later)
UH Manoa Withdrew application
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dopyuu
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dopyuu » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: big state school
Major(s):Math
GPA:3.855
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Minority

GRE Revised General Test:
didn't take (couldn't afford it and feel like the test is worthless)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%) (Hadn't done a calc problem in years, didn't prepare at all, underestimated the time limit)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebraic Geometry)

Research Experience: did an REU in Algebraic Geometry at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA/grader for an intro proofs class for a year, was a peer tutor for a few years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: took a bunch of grad classes and generally did well. (Probably) good letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Brown - admitted(1/27) ~30.1k Attending
Yale - rejected
Rutgers - withdrawn
BC - admitted(2/16) ~28.7k declined
Northeastern - Withdrawn
Umass Amherst - Withdrawn
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ead13
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ead13 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:16 pm

Undergrad Institution: very small/relatively unknown liberal arts college
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.8ish
Type of Student: DMW

GRE Revised General Test:
V: 151 (51%)
Q: 161 (79%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (31%) (Admittedly, I was shocked since my practice scores were around 700; no better practice than the real one, unfortunately)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list and other non-distinctive awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for abstract algebra + calc series + diff eq + real analysis, BSM
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One strong letter (I am very thankful for this!), 6 independent study courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Brown - Rejected 02/07/2017
UCLA - Rejected 02/10/2017
Michigan - Rejected 03/08/2017
Wisconsin - Rejected 02/03/2017
Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Rejected 02/21/2017
Illinois (Chicago) - Rejected 03/13/2017
Rutgers - Rejected 03/28/2017
Oregon -Rejected 03/10/2017
Ohio State - Rejected 04/04/2017
Michigan State - Rejected 03/06/2017
Arizona State -
Central Michigan - Admitted (no info on funding) 02/23/2017, 17k TA position offered 03/27/2017, 27k Dean's Research Assistantship offered 04/03/2017

Note: I do have favorites among these though I don't want to categorize by reach/non-reach since each has their own standards and I don't want to discredit any place. I could see myself and others being very happy with any of these depts :D

Note: My GRE subject score is pretty bad and I have no research experience although if I am accepted anywhere then there is hope for many of you out there! :D Will update as good/bad news rolls in!

Note: I am shocked that I was offered a research assistantship since I have no research experience but I am thrilled for the offer.

It would appear that my lack of research experience and my low subject exam score were enough for rejection essentially everywhere on my list although I managed to apply to one graduate school that was fine with offering me their highest assistantship (as far as I am aware). These results can be interpreted however. Good luck everyone!
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Izzy
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:38 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Izzy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 3.76
Type of Student: Permanent Resident/DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%) :(

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One submitted publication, one conference talk, one research showcase, one paper in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Thesis, high school valedictorian, highest grade in a few classes.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics tutor for over two years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Fluent in German, intermediate in French. Might help for language exams?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: If you exclude a semester, my math GPA is 3.99/4.00. Three graduate classes. Two very strong letters, one letter that is probably pretty positive.

All applications are for math PhDs. I started with almost twenty schools I was going to apply to, but apparently I narrowed it down to six!

Applying to Where:

University of Oregon - Accepted!
University of Colorado Boulder - Accepted! ATTENDING!
Vanderbilt - Waitlisted (Top 2 on waitlist)
University of Florida -Accepted!
Colorado State University - Rejected
Current University - Accepted!

Update 4/11: Overall, I am very happy that I will be able to attend my top choice! I finished my paper in progress before results were out, and mentioned this to the universities I was still interested in, so that probably helped.
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onlymathmajor
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:31 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby onlymathmajor » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:42 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, USA
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 3.66
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 158 (70%)
V: 153 (60%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (24%)
I hate standardized tests... :roll: :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: REU at big state school, paper still in the works :roll:, presentations at 3 conferences
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Leadership awards, membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math and stat tutor for 3 years, president of KME for 2 years,
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Experience in math, statistics, and computer science? I don't really know

Applying to Where: (no order)
Lehigh University - Accepted 2/23!! Funding info to come later - Declined
Virginia Tech
Syracuse - Accepted 2/15!! 17K TA - Declined
University of Vermont - Accepted to MS 2/27!! No funding information yet? - Declined
NC State
University of Connecticut
West Virginia University - Accepted to MS - Declined
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Accepted 2/17!! 16K TA - ACCEPTED OFFER :D :D :D

Note: I have no idea of reach/match, I'll be happy to be accepted to any of these schools :D

Reflection: I was not expecting to be admitted to this many schools (even though some were unfunded with MS)!! I also want to share that I applied to UNL 4 weeks past their posted deadline after attending a conference there in February -- I applied and got my acceptance with GTA offer two weeks later. :D Very happy with how things turned out!!

Best of luck to all
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perahopeful
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Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:33 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby perahopeful » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:00 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state
Major(s): Physics, math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.73; Math 3.9
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 166
W: 5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850
Physics: 910

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Honors thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math department scholarship, Dean's List 5 or 6 semesters, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in math and physics 6 or 7 semesters, grader 3 semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 10-12 grad classes in math and physics, all A or A-
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Can't think of anything

Applying to Where: All pure math

Harvard - Rejected 2/3; email to check website
MIT - Rejected 2/14 by email
Princeton - Rejected 2/11; email
Berkeley Rejected 2/4 by email - I was hoping for Berkeley but didn't expect it
Cal Tech - Rejected 2/17 by email
UCLA - Accepted 1/31 by email; $24,000 TA + $3500/summer Attending!
Columbia - Rejected 2/3; email to check website
Cornell - Rejected 2/7 by email
Stony Brook Rejected
U Mich Ann Arbor - Rejected 3/9 by email
UT Austin Withdrew
UNC Chapel Hill - Interview 1/20; invited to prospective grad students 2/17-18; received offer with TA $18,000
UC Santa Barbara - Accepted 2/14 by email; TA $20,000
Boston University - Email 2/23 whether still interested; declined
Perimeter Institute (obviously not pure math)Rejected 4/13 with a really nice email

I was surprised at what a crapshoot this whole process was, but I'll be attending a great school and can't wait to get started!
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mathundergraduate
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Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:05 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathundergraduate » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of California
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.65
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (82%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Joined a research program at my home university, went from being a quarter long to half a year long, wrote a paper and it's pending publication. Presented at a conference
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List four quarters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my letter writers is a fairly well-known topologist, taken multiple grad courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: none

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
As of 3/3 everything is up to date
Dartmouth - Math PhD / Rejected 3/3
Johns Hopkins - Math PhD / Rejected 2/2
Northwestern - Math PhD / Rejected 2/25
Ohio State - Math PhD / Pending
Texas A&M - Math PhD / Pending
U Iowa - Math PhD / Pending
U Washington - Math PhD / Rejected 2/10
U Oregon - Math PhD / Pending
U Rochester - Math PhD / Pending
U Virginia - Math PhD / Accepted 2/17 via email - (20k TA + tuition + fees + health insurance)
UCD - Math PhD / Pending
UCR - Math PhD / Pending
UCSB - Math PhD / Pending
UCSC - Math PhD / Pending
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AnnaChristie
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:56 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby AnnaChristie » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:12 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math, French
Minor(s): Japanese
GPA: 3.943
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620 (42%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Two REUs (one in algebraic topology, one in algebraic graph theory), senior thesis, one poster presentation at JMM
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College-specific scholarship for tuition, room and board; Pi Mu Epsilon; Outstanding poster presentation at JMM
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics tutor, both volunteering at high school level and paid for college
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Spent a semester at Université de Pierre and Marie Curie taking math classes in French; attended conference in extremal combinatorics last summer; Illinois resident? (Illinois seems to have a weird fixation on its residents going to college in state so that they stay in Illinois forever, raising families and paying taxes.)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took a graph theory class my senior year of high school, but not since because my college doesn't offer it. I've continued studying it on my own through independent reading and projects, particularly class projects on various connections between algebra and graph theory.

Applying to Where:

Dream
University of Waterloo - MMath in Combinatorics and Optimization / Admitted on 3 February - Accepted
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - PhD /Rejected
University of California, San Diego - PhD / Rejected
Carnegie Mellon University - PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization /Rejected
McGill University - MSc / Pending
University of British Columbia - MSc / / Admitted on 2 March - Declined

Match
The Ohio State University - PhD / Admitted on 18 January - Declined
Simon Fraser University - MSc /Admitted on 15 February - Declined

Safe?
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - PhD /Admitted on 17 February - Declined
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zoe0314
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:11 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby zoe0314 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.90 at current institution (transfer student- prior gpa's were 3.82 and 3.63)
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 158 (70%)
V: 150 (47%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (<25%)
:cry:

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: REU in Combinatorics summer 2016, presented work at a few conferences. Continuing the REU work this semester with a professor at my home university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester, Kappa Mu Epsilon math honor society president (and founder of my school's chapter)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for almost 2 years now.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Pretty close with most of the professors that wrote my recommendation letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I transferred twice (been to 3 different schools) and I applied with my boyfriend. We specified in our personal statements that we were applying together.

Applying to Where: Applied to pure math PhD programs for all of the following-
Emory - Rejected on 1/30
University of Rochester - Rejected on 3/7
Louisiana State University - Accepted on 3/10 but wait listed for funding
Dartmouth - Rejected on 3/3
UConn - Wait listed on 3/2 Accepted on 4/12 with $23k TA offer ATTENDING!!!
UMass - Wait listed on 2/25 Rejected on 4/8
SUNY Albany - Accepted on 3/22 with $18.57k TA offer declined
SUNY Binghamton - Accepted on 2/7 but wait listed for funding
University of New Hampshire - Pending
Wesleyan - Wait listed on 3/29, told it is a very short list though! Accepted on 4/14 declined
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mathdumb
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:05 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathdumb » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Math
GPA: ~3.5/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~165
V: ~150
W: 3.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~90%

TOEFL Score: ~100

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Now working on a Pure Math project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list and scholarships.

Applying to Where:

Throwing Money Away:
UCLA - Rejected
Toronto - Rejected
UBC - Rejected
Wisconsin - Madison - Waitlisted then Rejected :(

Far Reach:
Penn State - Rejected
GA Tech - Waitlisted then Rejected :(
Alberta - ?
McMaster - ?
Stony Brook - Rejected :(

Match:
Indiana Bloomington - Accepted Declined.
Michigan State - Accepted ATTENDING
UNC Chapel Hill - Rejected
Vanderbilt - Rejected. Asked for interview. Declined.

Safety:
UMass Amherst - Accepted Declined.
Missouri - Rejected lol
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FrozenWinters
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby FrozenWinters » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Waterloo
Major(s): Pure mathematics, CS joint
GPA: 90.0% CAV; ~93% math average
Type of Student: Canadian white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Two NSERC USRAs, strong recommendations from supervisors, two CUMC talks
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two calculus classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have not received <90 in any pure math class, and have only received <90 since second year in three chemistry classes. I also have many physics courses, including graduate physics coursework. I finished the undergraduate analysis sequence in the fall of third year, and am currently in the topics analysis course for the third semester in a row. 8 graduate courses in total.

Applying to Where:
Chicago - Rejected (1/27)
Columbia - Rejected (1/31)
Cornell - Rejected (4/13)
UCLA - Rejected (3/28)
NYU - Unfunded masters in place of a PhD. (3/8) Cost: fucking expensive af.
Toronto - Admitted (3/8) - 19k Doctoral stream MSc. Converted to a PhD offer and deferred.
UBC - Admitted (3/3) - 24k
PSI - Rejected (4/12)
Cambridge -Admitted (2/22) - Accepted (4/13)

Well; that's a wrap for this admissions season. I am not satisfied with US results or PSI, but I can still enjoy the next few years with Part III followed by a UofT PhD offer in the bank.

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komalagrawal033
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 2:03 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby komalagrawal033 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 am

Undergrad Institution: BITS Pilani (India)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):-
GPA: 8.61/10
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166
V: 156
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%)

TOEFL Score: (112 = R 28/L 28/S 27/W 29) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 3 reading projects in Algebra, one summer school at a reputed college
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Recipient of a national scholarship (INSPIRE SHE)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) Teacher's Assistant for the course titled Number Theory
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)
University of Georgia : Accepted (2/4) 17k TA including health - Attending!
UCSD : Rejected (3/1)
UCSB : Rejected (3/16)
USC : Rejected (4/25)
Purdue : Rejected (4/14)
Ohio State : Rejected (4/1)
University of Kansas : Waitlisted (3/2), Asked if I was still interested, declined (4/4)
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hopeful2060
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful2060 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:48 pm

@^^^

Did you receive some kind of fellowship from University of Georgia? Congrats!!!

twinklytoes
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby twinklytoes » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:21 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (85%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (36%) :(

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: REU in geom/top w/ preprint, summer project in PDEs at home school, current project extending REU work, senior capstone project, faculty directed study
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships, etc., dean's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, supplemental instructor/TA for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Budapest Semesters in Math, couple of grad classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
U of MN, Twin Cities -- Waitlisted (3/12) - Withdrew application (4/8)
Michigan State Univ -- Accepted (2/2) w/ 18k TA + 6k first summer --> Attending!
U of IL - UC -- Rejected (2/14)
U of Oregon -- Rejected (3/10)
UC - Davis -- Waitlisted (3/8)
Boston College -- Waitlisted (3/9) - Rejected off waitlist/withdrew application (4/10)
U of Utah -- Waitlisted (2/10) - Rejected off waitlist (4/13)
UMass Amherst --
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Math
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Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:49 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Math » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: European top 100
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: White international male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (90%)
V: (90%)
W:(50%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (85%)

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L30/S28/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Master thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: UGSI/GSI
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: Only applying to three universities!
University of Washington - Admitted
University of Pennsylvania - Admitted
University of Southern California - Admitted
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mathgeek
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:11 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathgeek » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:24 pm

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Lurker
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Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:30 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Lurker » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:55 am

My applicant profile will be a little vague at points for identity reasons.

Undergrad Institution: One of the top in Australia.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: Not quite applicable. Final Honours mark was >95% Total undergrad weighted average mark about 92%.
Type of Student: International White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 90-95%
V: 90-95%
W: 90-95%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 90-95%

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2 Vacation Research Projects (I think these are equivalent to REUs). Honours research project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University medal, a bunch of other awards and scholarships based on merit.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor/ TA for two years now.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: The coursework during honours would be about equivalent to grad level courses. So about 7 grad level courses done with two courses receiving perfect marks and the rest >90.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing published and no experience in competitions. (I think these are the biggest negatives of my application)

Applying to Where: (In no particular order)
Stanford - Rejected (02/14)
Berkeley - Rejected
Chicago - Waitlisted
Columbia - Rejected
UCLA - Admitted
Michigan, Ann Arbor - Admitted
Cornell - Pending
MIT - Rejected (02/14)
Northeastern - Pending
Oregon - Admitted
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Pending
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mstev
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:42 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mstev » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Data Analytics
GPA: 3.95/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (82%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 500 (13%) :(

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD

Research Experience: NSF funded REU in mathematical biology, research project with the physics and astronomy dept. at my home university
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Normal stuff.. dean's list, president's list, merit scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I am one of the tutors in my university's math lab
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: The paper I wrote during my REU has been published. I presented my research at JMM in January.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Boston University - Pending
University of Oregon - Rejected (1/25)
Portland State University - Admitted (3/1) - waiting on funding
University of MN, Twin Cities - Pending
University of Colorado, Boulder - Pending
University of Maryland, College Park - AMSC / Pending
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duhmark
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:49 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby duhmark » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top ten American LAC
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): my school doesn't do these
GPA: 3.86/4 (3.95 math)
Type of Student: Domestic White Nonbinary

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (86%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph. D.

Research Experience: One REU at another institution in arithmetic dynamics, paper submitted to top journal. Two ongoing projects at my institution, one in number theory/arithmetic dynamics, one in algebraic combinatorics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: High honors from BSM, Sigma Xi at home institution.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grading I guess?
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One recommender is quite well-known in combinatorics. I took a year off from my institution to do BSM, sit in on/complete the work for a graduate combinatorics class at a top program in combinatorics (taught by the recommender in question). That same program has a close relationship with my institution and is quite partial to us in admissions in the first place.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach:
UC-Berkeley- rejected via e-mail 2/3/17
Michigan- First round of admissions announced with no change in status (called 2/14, they said they are still sending out admits)

Matchish(?)
University of Washington- Accepted!!!! (2/14) With tuition waiver, ≥$25,399 11-month TAship, health care. Haven't completely made up my mind, but fairly likely to attend! Declined (4/14)
UCSD- Accepted!!!! (2/28) With tuition waiver, $20,000 TAship (half time first year), $12,000 fellowship (unclear if first-year only), $2500 one-time stipend, health care/tuition waiver. Declined (4/14)

Safetyish*
University of Minnesota (this is the "top program in combinatorics" from above--after meeting with the director of graduate studies, I would be quite surprised if I am rejected) Accepted(2/23), 18.9k/yr TAship, tuition waiver/health care. ATTENDING (4/14)
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only1kenobi
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:05 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby only1kenobi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.08

Graduate Institution: State School (Same as Undergrad)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.22

Type of Student: Domestic Black Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163
V: 154
W: (Too embarrassed to mention. :roll: )
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: A MS thesis on Matroids and a few talks at seminars hosted by my graduate institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math Department Scholarship and Wentz Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: A tutor as an undergrad and a TA as a graduate student. (Teaching Calculus was pretty awesome! :D )
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think I have really good recommendation letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (In no particular order.)
Northeastern - Pending
University of Oregon - Rejected 03/10
Cornell - Rejected 02/07
University of Illinois Urbana - Rejected 02/02
North Carolina State University - Rejected 02/13
Indiana University Bloomington - Rejected 02/16
Tulane University - Pending
University of Kansas - Pending
Texas A&M - Pending
Oregon State - Rejected 02/09
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mathstudent123
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathstudent123 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School, Top 30 in Math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (71%)

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L30/S28/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One small research project in the summer after my freshman year, no publication
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for a few upper-level courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A few grad classes, and my recommenders are pretty well-known in their field. One letter should be pretty good but the rest I'm not so sure.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago - Rejected (01/27)
Cornell - Waitlisted
UIUC - Waitlisted
UCSD - Rejected (03/17)
Minnesota - Waitlisted
Washington - Rejected (03/01)
Penn State - Waitlisted
UIC - Accepted (02/15)
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remischi
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Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby remischi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private College well known for Math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.83 (both Major and Overall)
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

Program Applying: Mathematics (PhD)

Research Experience: 3 Summer REUs on Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry, all of which were expository. A reading course under a mathematics professor on Number Theory from whom I received a rec letter. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List / Presidential Scholarship from my home country for 4 years in College / IMC Silver medal (but.. not really proud of this. Made a lot of mistakes in the competition)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for 7 courses (Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Analysis, Algebra)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Only 1 grad course taken, which may be a negative factor in my application. I think (not necessarily true but...) all the rec letters I received were solid.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: (Doesn't affect the application at all but..) Won 2-3 prizes in minor piano competitions / Gave 3-4 piano performances in college each year

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (2/3)
Princeton - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (1/20)
UC Berkeley - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (2/3)
Stanford - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (2/14)
Chicago - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (1/27)
U Michigan - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (3/8)
UCLA - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (3/28)
U Wisconsin - Madison - Mathematics PhD / Admitted (2/8) with TA Funding: 16K per year + 5K for the first year
Northwestern - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (3/3)
UT Austin - Mathematics PhD
Columbia - Mathematics PhD /Rejected (1/31)
Brown - Mathematics PhD / Rejected (2/7)
Cornell - Mathematics PhD
U Maryland - Mathematics PhD / Admitted (2/24) with TA Funding: 20K per year
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hopeful2060
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Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful2060 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:05 pm

^ If it is alright, could you please say how much funding Wisconsin provided? I have heard that their funding is really really stingy.

remischi
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby remischi » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:00 am

Sure! Just posted it!

kieroda
Posts: 4
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kieroda » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State School
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science (dual degrees)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.62
Type of Student: Domestic Male

Graduate Institution: Same School
Major(s): Computer Science (Masters)
GPA: 3.69

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (85%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (49%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D. (Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory)

Research Experience: Undergraduate research fellowship in probabilistic robotics, graduate research assistant in probabilistic robotics, master's thesis in graph algorithms.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergraduate fellowship, undergraduate research award, several minor math scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graduate teaching assistant for three semesters, research assistantship mentioned above, mathematics grader.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One graduate course covering groups, rings, and modules, and one on manifolds and algebraic topology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Colorado State University - Ph.D. / Admitted on (2/17) / Offered 9 month TAship for $1940 per month, renewing for up to 5 years. - Attending
SUNY Binghamton - M.A. (Ph.D. Track) / Admitted on (2/7) / Offered TAship for 22k per year. (3/16) - Declined

CUNY Graduate Center - Ph.D. / Rejected on (4/6) Top of watilist (4/11) Welp, I guess they changed their mind. Said I was top of the waitlist and likely to recieve an offer, but I plan to go to CSU anyway. - Declined

McGill University - MSc. / Pending on (4/15)

University of Maryland - Ph.D. / Soft rejection after inquiring via email or (4/14)
University of Pennsylvania - Ph.D. / Soft rejection after inquiring via email or (4/14)
University of Washington - Ph.D / Email saying I'm on the shortlist for a funded masters that would lead into a Ph.D. :shock: Crazy, I never thought I had a chance here. (3/1) And I was right. Ahh well, feels good to have made it this far! Rejected, with a very nice email, on (4/5)
University of Oregon - Ph.D. / Rejected on (3/10)
University of Wisconsin Madison - Ph.D. / Rejected on (2/3)
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navierstokes
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:33 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby navierstokes » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:52 am

Undergrad Institution: Top institute in India
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 9/10.
Type of Student: International (India)

GRE Revised General Test: 325
Q: 168
V: 157
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (46%) :cry:

TOEFL Score: (112 = R30/L30/S23/W29)

Program Applying: Pure Math (PhD) Interested in PDEs and Analysis.

Research Experience: 3 summer projects (mainly reading), working on thesis project, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Scholarship from Govt. for five years, Department Rank 1.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Real Analysis for one semester
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will receive MS, so have done many grad courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Texas A&M - Rejected via email on 23/03/17.
UIUC - Rejected via email on (15/02/17)
Vanderbilt University Rejected via email on (02/03/17), had applied 2 weeks after the deadline.
Purdue - Pending on (18/02/17)
Louisiana State University- Admitted with GA 20K+ 3K Enrichment Award on (17/02/17)
Syracuse- Admitted on 31/03/17, 17K TA.
North Carolina State University- Pending on (18/02/17)
Iowa State University- Admitted on 16/03/17, 2K per month TAship.

QMUL- Admitted on 21/02/17, had interview on 10/02/17.
BIGS- Rejected via email in January.
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lingjojo
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Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:16 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lingjojo » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (China)
Major(s): Mathematics and applied mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA:3.75 (major 3.86)
Type of Student: International Female

Grad Institution: Foreign (HK)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 152 (42%)
W: 3.5 (55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)

TOEFL Score: (101 = R28/L24/S23/W26) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math)

Research Experience: (almost no)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (twice National Awards, twice National Encouragement Fellowship)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (TA)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (no idea. My supervisor told me that my admission should be mainly based on my undergraduate experience, because he just wrote some normal things in recommendation letter. The other professor said his recommendation is strong for applying to universities ranking around 50, but not strong enough for top universities)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Univ of Michigan - Pure Math / Rejected (Mar 8 )
UIUC - Pure Math / Rejected (Mar 13)
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison - Pure Math / Rejected (Feb 4)
Rutgers - Pure Math / Pending (emailed them on Feb 17. They already made initial offers and are waiting for responses.)
Johns Hopkins - Pure Math / Waitlisted (Feb 2)
Ohio State - Pure Math / Accepted (Feb 21)
Penn State - Pure Math / Rejected (Mar 9), refusals will not be updated until April 10
Purdue - Pure Math / Accepted (Feb 24)
Carnegie Mellon - Applied Math / Pending on
Notre Dame - Pure Math / Rejected (Mar 3)
Boston - Pure Math / Pending on
Vanderbilt - Applied Math / Accepted (Feb 23, interviewed on Feb 20, declined)
Virginia - Pure Math / Accepted (Feb 18, interviewed on Feb 5, declined)
Pittsburgh - Pure Math / Accepted (Mar 1, declined)
Toronto - Pure Math / Pending on
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monicaellen
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Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:00 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby monicaellen » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:00 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium sized state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Women's Studies
GPA: 3.98 General, 4.0 in major
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (26%) (I only submitted this to University of Virginia, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Michigan State University, and Notre Dame. In all of these personal statements I took a paragraph to acknowledge that my score was abysmal, explain it away a little bit, and urge them to acknowledge the other strengths of my application)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: A five week REU regarding Graph Theory and Algebraic Geometry, an eight week REU regarding Ramsey Theory on the Integers, a sixteen week project course in which we statistically analyzed the effectiveness of a tutoring service, and a year long senior research project in Representation Theory. I presented at many different local and national conference. No publications at the time of applying.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Clarence P Gould Honors Society, Who's Who Award, MathFest 2015 and 2016 "Excellence in Student Exposition and Research" Award, President's List for 6/7 reported semesters and Dean's List for 7/7 reported semesters.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I work in the Office of Math and Stats (which involves LaTeXing and organizing math events) and as a tutor in our math tutoring center
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I had a connection at University of Oklahoma and I met people from University of Oklahoma, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, University of Virginia, and Bryn Mawr at JMM, which may have been helpful on these applications. I would also claim to have a very strong personal statement. I took care to demonstrate that I put serious consideration into what makes me a good mathematician and candidate for their program as well as why I wanted to go to their school. I also think it helped that I took tons of math classes and essentially my whole last year were grad classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am involved in Pi Mu Epsilon and I am president of our chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics and established some important events and programs as president. I am also a capable programmer, which I mentioned in my CV.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Binghamton - Accepted via e-mail 2/1 tuition+TAship 22K 2/15
Michigan State - Accepted via e-mail with tuition+health+TAship 26K with reduced teaching responsibilities first year, 18K following years with optional 6K for summer research 1/27
Notre Dame - Rejected via e-mail that directed to website 3/4
Syracuse - Accepted via e-mail with tuition+health+TAship 17.4K 2/6
North Carolina State - Accepted via e-mail with tuition+health+TAship 18K 1/27
Vanderbilt - Rejected via e-mail that directed to website 3/4
University of Virginia - Accepted via e-mail with tuition+health+TAship 24K 2/24
University of Oklahoma - Accepted via e-mail 2/21 with tuition+health+TAship 16.5K 2/22
Virginia Tech - Invited to graduate weekend for select few applicants for what seems like an informal interview 3/6
Bryn Mawr - Accepted via e-mail after an interview with tuition+health+TAship 26K first year, 24K following years 3/4
Lehigh - Accepted via e-mail 2/10 TAship pending
University of Pennsylvania (Bridge Program) - Pending 3/6

Sprinkles
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Sprinkles » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:35 am

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts Honors College of State School
Major(s): BA in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Mathematics (Concentration curriculum equivalent to Bachelors in Mathematics)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.967
Type of Student: Domestic (United States), Male, White-Latin Mix.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (76%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 4.0 (59%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Did not report.

Program Applying: PhD in Mathematics, MsC in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
Research Experience: Currently working on a senior undergraduate research thesis in ring theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Multiple President's and Dean's Lists honors for GPA, among other GPA-related recognition. I got invitations from all of the top legit Honors Societies, though I did not accept membership due to the high cost of entering one.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Campus math tutor for a year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My school didn't have many resources at all for mathematics majors. There were no graduate courses, no exam prep classes, etc. However, I became a very strong autodidact (something I tried to get good at before entering college) and learned how to get by on my own. I study frequently on my own time outside of classes, and have plenty of experience with proofs.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Florida Atlantic University - PhD in Mathematics / Admitted (4/3): $20,050 starting in summer.
University of Florida - PhD in Mathematics / Admitted(3/17): $20,370 first four years, $17,370 for the fifth (hopefully last) - Attending!.
University of Illinois at Chicago - PhD in Mathematics / Pending
University of Oxford - MsC in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science / Rejected (3/16) - I thought I had a really strong application, and so did my professors. I applies for the November deadline, and I stuck around this far, which I believe is near the end just before interviews, so I guess I should be honored to have made it this far in applications.
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zl0001
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby zl0001 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:10 pm

Undergrad Institution:[Small Midwest Lib Arts]
Major(s): [Mathematics]
Minor(s): [Business Admin]
GPA:[3.81/4]
Type of Student:[International Asian Male]

[b]GRE Revised General Test:
Q:[167] (95%)
V:[157] (75%)
W:[3] (15%) :lol: :lol: :lol:
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:[720] (65%)

TOEFL Score:[waived]

Program Applying:[Pure Math PhD]

Research Experience:[Independent study on renewal theory with my academic advisor at home institution]
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[Dean's List, Honor society]
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[Tutor]
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[None]
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Had a gap year because of failed application last year. I changed my list of schools to apply to. The only school I applied to both this year and last year was Pittsburgh

Applying to Where:
(Color use here is welcome)
University of Virginia - Math PhD / Waitlisted (Feb. 25th) They don't anticipate sending out more offers (Apr. 11th)
UC Davis - Math PhD / poked with an email (Apr. 3rd) Waitlisted (Apr. 3rd)
Northeastern - Math PhD / poked with an email (Apr. 3rd) Still under review (Apr. 3rd)
Pittsburgh - Math PhD /Rejected. Emailed to ask (Apr. 15th)
U Florida - Math PhD / Rejected. Emailed to ask (Apr. 15th)
UMass Amherst - Math PhD / poked with an email and told that I was rejected (Apr. 9th)
University of Delaware - Math PhD / Admitted (March 8th) with TA 19k/yr + 3.2k first summer
Florida State - Financial Math PhD / Rejected (Mar. 23rd) quite unexpected! Accepted to Master
NC State - Math PhD / poked with an email (Mar. 29th)
University of New Hampshire - Math PhD / Admitted (Feb. 24th) Funding TBD declined
Louisiana State (LSU) - Math PhD / Waitlisted for funding (Feb. 27th) asked if I was still interested in the program (Apr. 5th) declined
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mathdudeguy
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Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:56 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathdudeguy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:04 am

Undergrad Institution: Moderate state school
Major(s): Math
[b]Minor(s): none
[b]GPA: sub 2.5 8)
[b]Type of Student:
(Domestic), Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: Did not take :D
V: Did not take :D
W: Did not take :D
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 4% :D

Program Applying: Pure math (Algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, model theory, number theory)

Research Experience: Many independent research projects, three students talks, four conferences within last year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Coffeeshops.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 graduate classes, took six classes a semester for two years straight without summer breaks while working twenty hours a week, doing research, and life. Training for marathon.

Applying to Where:
[u]Oakland University - Admitted - Declined - Pure Math
[u]College of Charleston - Admitted- Declined (sadly.....) - Pure Math
[u]Portland State - Rejected - Happily did not care - Pure Math
[u]Kent State - Nothing yet
[u]Northern Arizona State - Rejected

[u]University of New Mexico - ADMITTED - ACCEPTED

Shows a rubbish GPA can still get you into a good graduate program 8)

mathapplicant
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathapplicant » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: ~3.5/4.0
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~160 (~75%)
V: ~145 (~25%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~600 (~35%)

TOEFL Score: ~100 (S24)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: expository term paper in my 2nd year; membership in a research group for a semester
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: absolutely nothing
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 semesters (abstract and linear algebra)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a couple of grad classes (with grades of at least A-); one recommendation from a relatively well-known professor (though I have no idea what he wrote), the other two are from unknown ones, and I don't think they are very strong either
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I didn't submit GRE Math scores to Utah, Stony Brook, Minnesota, Texas A&M, Toronto. I didn't submit GRE General scores to Utah, Minnesota, Toronto.

Applying to Where:
Utah - rejected on February 1
Brown - rejected on February 7
Washington Seattle - rejected on February 9
Indiana Bloomington - accepted with GA $16.8k (first year) and AI $18k (subsequent years) on February 17
Georgia Tech - rejected on March 1
Notre Dame - rejected on March 3
Rutgers - unofficially rejected on March 8 (after asking), officially rejected on March 28
Michigan - rejected on March 8
UIUC - waitlisted on March 8, rejected on April 12
Minnesota - waitlisted on March 13 (after asking), unofficially rejected on April 9 (after asking), officially rejected on April 12
Stony Brook - rejected on March 16
Texas A&M - rejected on March 23
UMass Amherst - waitlisted on March 31, accepted with TA $20.3k (plus a fellowship $0.5k for the first year) on April 12
UPenn - unofficially rejected on April 11 (after asking), officially rejected on May 18
Purdue - rejected on April 14
Northeastern - rejected on May 23
Toronto - rejected on May 18 (by mail (!!), I received their letter on June 14)
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fiboniz
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:38 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fiboniz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: Very Small Unknown University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 3.16
Type of Student: Domestic White male

Graduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology - Online while working full time still
Major(s): Applied Statistics
GPA: 3.33

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 156 (63%)
V: 145 (26%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't Take

Program Applying: All PhD - Applied Math/Statistics - I contacted these programs and they will be able to shape the PhD's around Statistics/Statistical Science

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 Years in Banking and Manufacturing Industries - Various Analyst Positions
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing Special - I am a somewhat non-traditional student. Graduated with a BS in Mathematics in 2 years while having 3 children and working full time.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

REACH
Indiana University Bloomington - Statistical Science - Accepted Into MS with TA 1700/mo will move to PhD after 2nd semester - TA increased to 18,333/year with health and dental insurance - Attending
University of Louisville - Applied Mathematics - Accepted - No funding info yet
University of Memphis - Statistics - Submitted/Pending
University of Missouri - St. Louis - Computational Mathematics - Submitted/Pending
University of Kentucky - Statistics - Accepted - No funding info yet
Will apply to other schools upon rejection of the ones above.

SAFETY
Safety schools don't exist for people with stats like mine. All schools are a reach in my opinion.

Obviously if I can get into a PhD program, then almost anyone can. I have no research experience and never made a deans list or anything like that. I didn't have time during undergrad for extra work and I don't have time now during my Master's so I am wanting to pursue a PhD to spend the 8 to 5 grind that would be at my current job instead on research and scholarship. If I am lucky enough to get into any school then that should give others hope who have stats as low as mine.
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mathfanatic
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathfanatic » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Middle East, #1 in my country
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.83 overall (3.94 in math courses)
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (76%)
V: 149 (42%)
W: 3.0 (17%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%) (In my circumstance its not so bad...)

TOEFL Score: 97 = R27/L25/S20/W25

Program Applying: All Pure Math

Research Experience: None

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Top of my class. Finished my 4-year bachelor degree in only 3 years with 30 math courses because I self-studied the courses way before I took them in my major. Have an exceptional reputation among my professors and colleagues.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs:

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Self-studied a lot of advanced topics in Pure Mathematics with an emphasis on the Foundations of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic. I read a lot of advanced topics in Philosophy and Logic. Also, I am interested in Computer Science and studied some related theoretical topics. I am a self-taught professional programmer, and I currently work as a software developer at a software company.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I went through extreme conditions in the last month before I graduated with financial problems. I was very depressed and was looking for a full-time job immediately after I graduated. I work as a software developer 48 hours a week and have other difficult issues so I literally didn't study nor prepared for any of my standardized tests and just skimmed some material I found on the web before one or two days of the test.

Applying to Where:
Pennsylvania State University - Rejected (Sent an email on March 13 for inquiry and received an email saying that there will not be any further offers. No official rejection yet)
Update: Rejected (Received an official email on Apr 17)

Ohio State University - Pending on Dec 5 (Sent several emails for inquiry but never heard back)
Update: Rejected (Received an official email on Apr 5)

Purdue University - West Lafayette - Pending on Dec 27 (Sent an email for inquiry and received an email saying that my application is still being reviewed)
Update: Rejected (Received an official email on Apr 14)

Indiana University at Bloomington - Rejected (Received an official email on Feb 16)

University of Notre Dame - Rejected (Received an official email on March 3)

Vanderbilt University - Rejected (Received an official email on March 4)

University of Virginia - Algebra Program - Waitlisted (Received an official email on Feb 25)
Update: Rejected (Received an official email on Apr 29)

University of Kentucky - Pending on Jan 4
Update: Rejected (Sent many emails for inquiry, and at last, they replied on Apr 20 informing me of my unofficial rejection)

University of Missouri at Columbia - Pending on Dec 29
Update: Rejected (Received an official email on Apr 24)

Notes:
It was a very stressful process just to gather up my application, and all the circumstances were against me. I didn't have the financial ability to apply to any school when I graduated. However, I didn't give up and got a job, and although the salary was very humble I did the best of what I could with it. I didn't apply to that many safe schools because it was not my point to just get accepted in any school. I am an International student after all, and me living in the USA will totally depend on the financial aid I receive, since I will not have any financial source except it. The costs of the applications and standardized tests were very very expensive relative to the country where I live. I am even astonished how I got this far. I know that my scores aren't that good, but I really couldn't do better than that; I didn't have any time to study. I still didn't lose hope, and if I get rejected everywhere then there is nothing I could do for it. I will not get into the master's program at my home institution because it is not worth the time and money. Anyway, I will continue to pursue my passions whether I get accepted or not.

Retrospective:
I was approaching the limit of my financial ability, so there was nothing more I could do about my applications. I still don't regret that I didn't apply to safer schools, my point was not to take many risks in a foreign country. If I were accepted, then I would be fully dependent on financial aid, and literally, there wouldn't be any other financial resources I could depend on. I still don't see it worth enrolling in a masters program at my home institution, since both the level and the quality of the program (especially the courses) are very low compared to many other schools in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Moreover, I have reached a level beyond the program with my self-studies, therefore it would be a waste of time for me. I self-studied graduate level Abstract Algebra, Topology, Geometry, Category Theory, Computability Theory, Mathematical Logic, and Foundations of Mathematics.

Also, I am currently rethinking my objectives in life. Do I really want to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics? I have studied many advanced topics in Philosophy including Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, German and British Idealism, and Metaphysics; so why not a Ph.D. in Philosophy? or in Computer Science since I have studied most of the undergraduate level courses and I currently work as a software developer?

What weakened my application most was obviously my scores. In my personal statement, I wasn't specific with my research objectives or even the field I want to do research in, so maybe this was another downside in my application. My recommenders know me very well, and I am sure they wrote me very good recommendation letters. My grades were excellent so no problem here too.

I am not disappointed about being rejected from all the programs I applied to. I am happy with all my achievements and with the opportunity to rethink my future. There are endless possibilities of what I could do next, and I will take the time to think deeply. Congratulations to everyone that got where he/she wanted, and better luck for those who didn't. There is more in life than being accepted in a graduate program.
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bleusneeze
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 am

Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bleusneeze » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:01 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 115 USNWR, Public School
Major(s): Mathematical Statistics
Minor(s): Biology
GPA: 3.63
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: See below.

Research Experience: Nearly two years of research in physics/physical chemistry, with multiple conferences (including American Physical Society March Meeting) and multiple publications in excellent journals(impact factors above 4).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Handful of honor societies and scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: N/A
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Finished undergrad in 2 years (5 semesters). Publications were a very strong point for my application. One recommender was my research professor and wrote a detailed letter, another is a decent name in Biostatistics.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Vanderbilt University - Biostatistics (PhD) - Accepted, with excellent financial aid package[Will Attend :mrgreen: ]
University of Kentucky - Statistics (MS) - Accepted, $23.5k stipend (plus $4k summer) with tuition waiver
University of Louisville - Applied Mathematics (PhD) - Accepted, no funding info
University of Alabama - Applied Statistics (PhD) - Accepted, $15k stipend (plus $3k summer) with tuition waiver
University of Tennessee - Mathematics (PhD) - Withdrew
University of Memphis - Applied Statistics (PhD) - Withdrew

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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




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