ghjk wrote:itosformula wrote:[
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am extremely skilled in playing a musical instrument?
Which musical instrument? We might do a duet sometime then:)
I think your profile is solid, plus you're from a top school in applied math (NYU), so might be a plus. But being Chinese means a crapshot, so I think you could count on Michigan, UPenn, UCLA and Wisconsin-Madison, Stony Brook (for sure?), UCSD.
grapeabelian wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 30 US Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.02 (stellar, I know)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
Foobanana wrote:grapeabelian wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 30 US Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.02 (stellar, I know)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
I'm glad that I've got someone beat for GPA, at least!
marmle wrote:UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20
Foobanana wrote:marmle wrote:UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20
Congrats on your recent success and acceptance!!
marmle wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 35 US Undergrad
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (93%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't take
Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics
Research Experience: One summer of SIBS, one REU in biostatistics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Pi Mu Epsilon, Awards for being in top 5% of class
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Grader, Computer Science TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Rec letters should be good
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where: All PhD
Berkeley - Statistics
Chicago - Statistics
Washington - Statistics
CMU - Statistics, Joint Statistics+ML
Duke - Statistics
Wisconsin - Statistics
Michigan - Statistics
Columbia - Statistics
Cornell - Statistics
Yale - Statistics
UT-Austin - Statistics
Washington - Biostatistics Accepted 1/6
Harvard - Biostatistics Interview invitation 1/6
UNC-Chapel Hill - Biostatistics Accepted 1/3
Penn - Biostatistics Interview invitation 12/20
Princeton - Operations Research
Chicago - Computer Science
thing1 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized private (ranked 111 undergrad US World News)
Major(s): Math & Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:166 (91%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)
Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, a couple interdisciplinary math, computer science, engineering
Research Experience:
Rejected by my 5 REUs --> Sophomore-Junior Year Summer: Undergrad thesis program at home university (9 students total accepted)
Junior-Senior Year Summer:
First half-University of Oxford tutorial in functional analysis, got a grade of α-, which is like an A-
in the English system (btw Oxford's a really cool place and they hook you up with nice housing that's right next to the Thames, so if you
ever get a study-abroad there then go if you have the money and/or external funding)
Second half-Came back to home university and used functional analysis stuff for my thesis...ended up learning stuff that helped me break a
huge roadblock in my thesis big time (so this is actually a huge part of my personal statement)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Just stuff at my university stuff like Dean's list and getting accepted to be part of math and computer science
teams for COMAP and ACM-ICPC...didn't do crazy good, but we didn't score zero either
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Private tutor my freshman year (btw you make a LOT more money this way than being a TA but it's not as fun)
Teaching assistant sophomore-junior year (so 4 semesters)
Fitness instructor freshman year-now (pertinent b/c it's similar to being a TA)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Had 5 letter writers that were all pretty strong I'm guessing (I waived my right to access on every one)...some applications allowed 3, some
allowed 5...I shuffled some around based on program I was applying to, e.g. one was a comp. sci. prof so I used his for every applied math or
interdisciplinary program, used my measure theory prof if I was interested in pure math profs at the dept...my thesis advisor was the only one I
used for every application. Then for ones with 5, I just requested all 5.
Lots of my CV stuff is at my home university, which that along with my subject score (which isn't awful but not great...it's Ohio State's median)
is what makes me most nervous...gave two colloquium talks at my home university, one publication through my home university (so not like
a legit journal), a couple talks as part of our honors program, and only one talk at an AMS national conference (literally yesterday)
Putnam score of 9 my sophomore year (0 junior year)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Oxford's transcripts give you a numerical grade AND your tutor (~professor) has to write a quick blurb (like quarter to half page) about you,
so I uploaded that to my application when I could because it was pretty positive stuff
Applying to Where:
All these are pending because I posted this on Jan 6 and all these are Ph.D. programs and these are ordered by my preference
Caltech - Computing+Mathematical Sciences
Michigan - Math
Maryland - Math
Maryland - AMSC (Applied Math & Scientific Computation)
Texas Austin - Math
Texas Austin - CSEM (Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) (sent in my subject score, though required)
UC Davis - Math
Ohio State - Math
Duke - Math
GA Tech - Math
Johns Hopkins - Math
Vanderbilt - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Math
Michigan State - Math
Missouri - Math
Nebraska - Math
So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.
verysweetjuices wrote:thing1 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Mid-sized private (ranked 111 undergrad US World News)
Major(s): Math & Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:166 (91%)
V: 155 (68%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)
Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, a couple interdisciplinary math, computer science, engineering
Research Experience:
Rejected by my 5 REUs --> Sophomore-Junior Year Summer: Undergrad thesis program at home university (9 students total accepted)
Junior-Senior Year Summer:
First half-University of Oxford tutorial in functional analysis, got a grade of α-, which is like an A-
in the English system (btw Oxford's a really cool place and they hook you up with nice housing that's right next to the Thames, so if you
ever get a study-abroad there then go if you have the money and/or external funding)
Second half-Came back to home university and used functional analysis stuff for my thesis...ended up learning stuff that helped me break a
huge roadblock in my thesis big time (so this is actually a huge part of my personal statement)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Just stuff at my university stuff like Dean's list and getting accepted to be part of math and computer science
teams for COMAP and ACM-ICPC...didn't do crazy good, but we didn't score zero either
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Private tutor my freshman year (btw you make a LOT more money this way than being a TA but it's not as fun)
Teaching assistant sophomore-junior year (so 4 semesters)
Fitness instructor freshman year-now (pertinent b/c it's similar to being a TA)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Had 5 letter writers that were all pretty strong I'm guessing (I waived my right to access on every one)...some applications allowed 3, some
allowed 5...I shuffled some around based on program I was applying to, e.g. one was a comp. sci. prof so I used his for every applied math or
interdisciplinary program, used my measure theory prof if I was interested in pure math profs at the dept...my thesis advisor was the only one I
used for every application. Then for ones with 5, I just requested all 5.
Lots of my CV stuff is at my home university, which that along with my subject score (which isn't awful but not great...it's Ohio State's median)
is what makes me most nervous...gave two colloquium talks at my home university, one publication through my home university (so not like
a legit journal), a couple talks as part of our honors program, and only one talk at an AMS national conference (literally yesterday)
Putnam score of 9 my sophomore year (0 junior year)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Oxford's transcripts give you a numerical grade AND your tutor (~professor) has to write a quick blurb (like quarter to half page) about you,
so I uploaded that to my application when I could because it was pretty positive stuff
Applying to Where:
All these are pending because I posted this on Jan 6 and all these are Ph.D. programs and these are ordered by my preference
Caltech - Computing+Mathematical Sciences
Michigan - Math
Maryland - Math
Maryland - AMSC (Applied Math & Scientific Computation)
Texas Austin - Math
Texas Austin - CSEM (Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) (sent in my subject score, though required)
UC Davis - Math
Ohio State - Math
Duke - Math
GA Tech - Math
Johns Hopkins - Math
Vanderbilt - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Math
Michigan State - Math
Missouri - Math
Nebraska - Math
So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.
Pretty easy to find out which uni you go to given the information you gave. Just a head's up since it seems like you kinda wanna keep it a secret.
thing1 wrote:
So I applied to a TON of places, and I'll update as I hear back.
LeeGroups wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top Canadian School
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 93/100
Type of Student: Canadian Male
Grad Institution: Top Canadian School
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4/4
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 152 (55%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (89%)
TOEFL Score:
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Research Experience: 3 math REU, one publication, completing a Master's
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some undergraduate awards, CGS NSERC
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 undergraduate marking positions, two graduate TAs
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)
Harvard -
Stanford -
Berkley -
Princeton -
Chicago - Admitted (1/10)
Columbia -
MIT -
Michigan -
verysweetjuices wrote:How did Chicago already accept people?
verysweetjuices wrote:
Congrats. How did Chicago already accept people? Also which Canadian school? Toronto? We don't call them REU's here.
Berlin Mathematical School - Applied math (the only international school on here. Looks like an interesting program and a lot of people from work were suggesting I apply to some places abroad. So I gave it a go.)
crescent_benimamet wrote:Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.92 (3.98 math)
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (67%)
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: One REU, presented results at YMC & JMM
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have taken several grad courses, with one A- and the rest A
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago -
UCLA -
Michigan -
Cornell -
Brown -
UT Austin -
Wisconsin -
UIUC -
Maryland -
Minnesota -
Penn -
Washington -
Ohio State - Accepted (1/12)
Purdue -
Congratulations on your admit from Ohio State! Does anyone know if international students have received their officers yet?
easttoast wrote:Undergrad Institution: Small engineering college near NYC (only applied math)
Major(s): B.S. in Applied Math
Minor(s): none
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (36%) (sept.)
M: 710 (63%) (oct.)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD. in topology/geometry/algebra
Research Experience: Research at SUMSRI program at Miami University in geometric group theory (group homology), no publication yet but presentations at my school and at the Young Mathematicians Conference at OSU.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list/Honors College/Pi Mu Epsilon membership
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: attended University of Chicago's summer school in Algebraic Topology (one of my main interests that I've talked about on all applications)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I got a recommendation from my research mentor and have also taken several grad classes in algebra, differentiable manifolds, Lie groups, and real analysis. Most of these taken at another university nearby aside from real analysis/PDEs/qualitative ODEs. Recommendation letters are from both schools.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: US citizen but not born in US (native English speaker though), have had contact with professors at OSU, UIUC, Northwestern, and a few other schools because of well-connected professors at my university.
Applying to Where:
Reach:
University of Chicago - Pure Math PhD - Applied
Ohio State University - Pure Math PhD - Admitted 1/12/17, funding unclear at the moment
UIUC - Pure Math PhD - Applied
Northwestern - Pure Math PhD - Applied
Realistic:
University of Washington at Seattle - Pure Math PhD - Applied
Stony Brook - Pure Math PhD - Applied
University of Maryland - Pure Math PhD - Applying
UBC Vancouver - Pure Math PhD - Applying
Safety:
CUNY - Pure Math PhD - Applied
University of Oregon - Pure Math PhD - Applied
verysweetjuices wrote:
How is Ohio State a reach but Maryland is not? Also congrats on getting accepted already. Boy, my application must suck if even Ohio State hasn't accepted me yet. Though, it could just be they do international applicants later.
zorgon2 wrote:GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (31%) (when that depression hits you just right and you don't study)
yv1 wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top LAC
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: >90%
V: >90%
W: >90%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 80% - 90% range
TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: one applied math REU, two pure math (number theory) REUs, thesis. 1 publication, a few preprints, a bunch of talks, including at JMM.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: one national award, a few home institution/departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor analysis, abstract algebra, discrete math, linear algebra, ODE, calc 2, grader for calc 3, number theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: relatively well-known (but young) recommenders, exchanges at top 5 program in US and abroad with good grades.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: have only taken 1 grad class so it may hurt. Socio-economic background may help.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Super Reach
Princeton Admitted Jan 20
Harvard
Stanford
UC Berkeley
Reach
UChicago
UCLA
UMich
Match
Brown
UIUC interview Jan 04 accepted Jan 10
Rutgers
Ohio State accepted Jan 19
Other
Tripos Part III
xiaozs1995 wrote:U Washington - Applied Mathematics Admitted 1/24
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!
dbwood wrote: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
Utah
NC State Rejected 1/26/2017
Clemson
Washington State
Central Florida
Miami
UNC Charlotte
Florida State
UNLV
Tennessee
Houston
Michigan Tech
Louisville
dopyuu wrote: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 - Admited (informal) (1/27) will probably accept but am waiting for details
Yale -
Rutgers -
BC -
Northeastern -
Umass Amherst -
verysweetjuices wrote:I'm calling shenanigans on this. All graduate programs require the general GRE.
hopeful2060 wrote:@^^^
Did you receive some kind of fellowship from University of Georgia? Congrats!!!
twinklytoes wrote: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 --
Mich State Univ -- Accepted on 2/2! 18k TA + 6k first summer
U of IL - UC --
U of Oregon --
UC - Davis --
Boston College --
U of Utah --
UMass Amherst --
Math wrote: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: Been a UGSI/GSI 10 semesters worth
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 - Interview***
University of Southern California -
Domestic White Nonbinary
verysweetjuices wrote:Domestic White Nonbinary
Do you have (XX XX) or (XX XY) chromosomes?
eulerphi wrote:verysweetjuices wrote:Domestic White Nonbinary
Do you have (XX XX) or (XX XY) chromosomes?
What does it matter? There is a difference between sex and gender.
Also, I'm pretty sure mostly people have just two sex-determining chromosomes. Like XX or XY.
verysweetjuices wrote:???
The egg contributes XX and the sperm contributes either XX or XY so the end result is XX XY or XX XX.
And it matters because I want to know.
And I realize there is a difference between sex and gender... thats why I asked what its sex was.
ghostfish wrote:verysweetjuices wrote:???
The egg contributes XX and the sperm contributes either XX or XY so the end result is XX XY or XX XX.
And it matters because I want to know.
And I realize there is a difference between sex and gender... thats why I asked what its sex was.
Gametes are haploid, so each only contributes one chromosome per pair. You should also be more respectful. How duhmark identifies is relevant for their profile (as it makes them a more diverse applicant than my DWM self), but this forum is not the place for more personal details.
verysweetjuices wrote:I asked a simple question. That was respectful. Don't tell me what to do. You should mind your own business.
verysweetjuices wrote:You should mind your own business.
eulerphi wrote:verysweetjuices wrote:I asked a simple question. That was respectful. Don't tell me what to do. You should mind your own business.
The point is that that question is not appropriate for this forum; their biological sex has no direct impact on their application.
Also, you referred to duhmark as "it", which I would hardly characterize as respectful.
not_an_engineer wrote:verysweetjuices wrote:You should mind your own business.
Take your own advice. It's not your business what someone's chromosomes are.
eulerphi wrote:verysweetjuices wrote:I asked a simple question. That was respectful. Don't tell me what to do. You should mind your own business.
The point is that that question is not appropriate for this forum; their biological sex has no direct impact on their application.
Also, you referred to duhmark as "it", which I would hardly characterize as respectful.
duhmark wrote:
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