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Grant
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Comments moved out of the 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

On February 13, 2017, it was brought to my attention that a lot of comments were being posted in the "2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results" topic so I created this new topic called "Comments moved out of the 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results" and moved a bunch of posts into this topic.

itosformula
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


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

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


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

Foobanana
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


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

grapeabelian
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


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


You're welcome.

Foobanana
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


Congrats on your recent success and acceptance!! :D

marmle
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

Congrats on your recent success and acceptance!! :D

Thanks Foobanana! Good luck to you!

INDEACA
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics

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

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


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

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

thing1
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

SisyphusDilemma
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


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

fierydemon
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fierydemon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:05 pm

^congratulations!
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blackadder
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blackadder » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:50 pm

thanks :D

MysteriousBloke
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby MysteriousBloke » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:56 am

Congratulations on your admittance. I have a very similar profile and was admitted as well (by the University of Chicago)! 8)

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:35 pm

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 -


Congrats. How did Chicago already accept people? Also which Canadian school? Toronto? We don't call them REU's here.

blackadder
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blackadder » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:55 am

verysweetjuices wrote:How did Chicago already accept people?


If you check out gradcafe, you'll see that this happened last year, too. I think that Chicago always sends acceptances first. Also, by last year's records, many more universities should send acceptances in the next 10 days, such as UCLA, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale etc.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby LeeGroups » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:49 am

verysweetjuices wrote:
Congrats. How did Chicago already accept people? Also which Canadian school? Toronto? We don't call them REU's here.


Thanks! I just followed the same convention to avoid confusion.

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:54 am

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.)


Funding is sparse for German schools, and also very competitive. Careful with this one.

fierydemon
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fierydemon » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:20 am

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 offers yet?
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verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:12 pm

Congratulations on your admit from Ohio State! Does anyone know if international students have received their officers yet?


Mine is still pending.

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:05 pm

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


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.

easttoast
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby easttoast » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:21 am

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.


I should have ordered it by attractiveness of the program to me - Ohio state is more attractive than Maryland because it has more faculty doing what I want to do. And thanks, congrats on your acceptances too! I was told to steer clear of NYU's math PhD since the department is full of analysts but if you're into that, God speed.

By the way, I don't think OSU is a "even they haven't accepted me yet" school, it's just a large department that takes in a lot of students, but there are still standards.
It might be that they order applications like that, but in any case I think you'll get in, these are just first (or second? I never thought I'd be accepted on the first round) round admissions.

Foobanana
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Foobanana » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:07 pm

zorgon2 wrote:GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (31%) (when that depression hits you just right and you don't study)


At least I'm not the only one in that boat :( but I hope you get into good places! :)

xiaozs1995
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby xiaozs1995 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Incredible! Huge congrats!
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

bluesandsquareroots
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bluesandsquareroots » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:57 pm

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!


Congrats!

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby zl0001 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:07 pm

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

Hello! I remember that NC State's deadline is Feb 2nd. How is that possible they already start sending out rejections?

verysweetjuices
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:42 pm

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 -


I'm calling shenanigans on this. All graduate programs require the general GRE.

dopyuu
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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dopyuu » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:22 pm

verysweetjuices wrote:I'm calling shenanigans on this. All graduate programs require the general GRE.

Yes, but any requirement can be waived with a bit of paperwork (how much probably depends on the program) and since most math professors recognize that the general test is a formality they will still accept strong candidates.
Since I'd rather not clutter this thread, if you have further questions can you pm me or something?

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby komalagrawal033 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:42 pm

hopeful2060 wrote:@^^^

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


Hey thanks! Haven't heard anything about the funding yet!

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby chargee » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:46 pm

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 --


bsm fall or spring?

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby math1 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm

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 -


Hi, Can you elaborate on the noted interview for Penn. If it already took place, do you think that they were checking your English as a foreign applicant or were they gauging your interest? Did they invite you to an open house or are there any other details that you can provide? Thanks.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Domestic White Nonbinary

Do you have (XX XX) or (XX XY) chromosomes?

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby eulerphi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:25 am

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.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:50 pm

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.

???
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.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ghostfish » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:20 pm

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.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:52 pm

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.

I asked a simple question. That was respectful. Don't tell me what to do. You should mind your own business.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby eulerphi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:17 pm

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.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby not_an_engineer » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 pm

verysweetjuices wrote:You should mind your own business.

Take your own advice. It's not your business what someone's chromosomes are.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:57 pm

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.


Do I look like an admissions committee? I'll ask whatever I want, thanks.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby verysweetjuices » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:57 pm

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.


Take your own advice. It's not your business what my business is.

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Comments moved out of the 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results topic

Postby Grant » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:51 am

Today it was brought to my attention that a lot of comments were being posted in the "2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results" topic so I created this new topic called "Comments moved out of the 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results" with the plan to move a bunch of comments into here.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby duhmark » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:39 pm

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.


Ah yikes, I knew including that might be a controversial decision. Thank you for coming to my defense! It's distantly possible verysweetjuices is just unaware how hurtful referring to me as an "it" may be, so I'll say it: if you don't know, the default should be they/them pronouns. The chances a nonbinary/genderqueer person identifies as an "it" are microscopic compared to those for they/them. And since you're so desperate to know, the answer is XY.

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Re: 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathdumb » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:31 pm

duhmark wrote:

I think you can leave him alone. His attitude is not appropriate.




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