2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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whatstheprobability
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2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby whatstheprobability » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:06 am

The 2018 application season is here! Best of luck to everyone!

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[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

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

[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

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

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

whatstheprobability
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby whatstheprobability » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college in the northeast
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.93 (Cumulative and Major)
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 143 (20%)
W: 4 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Pending

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

Research Experience: Ongoing research project in simplicial homology (no publications yet, but possible)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing worth mentioning
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked at Mathnasium for three years, SI for calc I, SI for calc III.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Coming from a small school, I've established strong relationships with all of my recommenders.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
Syracuse
UConn
Lehigh
Temple
Drexel
CUNY
University of Arkansas
University of Iowa
Iowa State University
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w4rm4ch1n3
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby w4rm4ch1n3 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:26 am

Undergrad Institution: Big College in Texas
Major(s): Mathematics and Economics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Cumulative: 3.62, Math: 3.902, Economics: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 156 (73%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not yet received

Program Applying: Statistics and Operations Research

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Scholarships in economics, economics ambassador for my department, problem of the month awardee, integration bee 3rd place finish
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Economics tutor for my university
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A few grad classes in economics and statistics, I am hispanic (I don't know if that helps anything), I have very good relationships with my recommenders. One recommender has several patents, but I am not entirely sure how pertinent he is in the statistics research scene.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took my very first calculus class only two years ago, but I am already solving several Putnam problems (5-10) per week for my Putnam problem solving seminar. I think this could show an aptitude for mathematical problem solving :P

Applying to Where:
Stanford
MIT
Carnegie Mellon
Harvard
Purdue
UPenn
Cornell
SMU
UT Austin

A Note: Since I started pursuing mathematics as a major very late, I have been unable to conduct any research. I am thus relying almost exclusively on my grades and testimonies from my professors to get me into one of these schools. However, many of them have seen my progression from no knowledge about math at all to being capable of solving some very challenging problems in Analysis, Probability, and Calculus. I don't expect to get into many of the schools listed above. Even being admitted to two schools would be fantastic.

rebrobin
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rebrobin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 am

Undergrad Institution: Branch campus of a big midwest public university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Biology, Chemistry
GPA: 3.53, Math: 3.84
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (84%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (24%) (Really bummed I didn't at least make it above the bottom quarter. I'm taking it again in October but realistically can't expect my score to raise by too much. :cry: )

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Ph.D Pure Math, interests in combinatorics (graph theory)

Research Experience: REU in Graph Theory, currently doing a thesis project with my advisor in algebraic graph theory, already completed my senior capstone research project (in Markov Chains). Did a YMC talk on my REU research. I've done two conference talks on my senior capstone project (one was a MAA section meeting, other was a conference at my university for student research). Submitted two talks for JMM in January. Poster presentation at a graph theory conference coming up.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental award for excellence in mathematics, Award for Outstanding Undergrad Talk at the MAA Section Meeting, Had a full ride scholarship to my university. Dean's List for a couple semesters, other misc scholarships related to chemistry and to my university honors program (which I am a member of).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Past president of math club, been working in the math lab for two years and have been a Supplemental Instructor for four different math classes. I've also worked as a Lab Assistant for the Chem dept but I'm not sure how relevant that is
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, fully confident my rec letters will be great. Two are from my professors who I'm close to, third is from my REU mentor.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've also presented papers at university student conferences but they're English related (on Shakespeare and things). I've also competed in a bunch of math competitions (although no super-notable performances).

Applying to Where: (Trying to stay mostly midwest to be close to home, but open to applying elsewhere. I don't really know what schools are reach/match/safety for me, so I didn't list them in any order. This also isn't a complete list)

Michigan State University
Western Michigan University
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (definitely a reach, only applying because my mom will cover the app fee)
UI - Urbana Champaign
Ohio State University ($5 app fee, whaddup)
Michigan Technological University
University of Memphis
Iowa State University
University of Colorado-Denver
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MATH2018
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby MATH2018 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:06 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics and Economics
GPA: 3.74, Math: 3.75
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test: Not yet taken
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (<30%) :oops: :oops: I studied a lot for this, so I'm pretty upset that it's now the weakest part of my application.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: I attended one REU and I am currently researching for my senior honors thesis. Both of these projects are in Topology, and my REU paper is in the process of being published. I have presented 3 times at various math conferences.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Program, Pi Mu Epsilon
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor and a TA for the past 3 semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My letter writers know me fairly well, so I think that will be a strong aspect of my application.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

[b]Applying to Where:

Indiana University Bloomington
UT Austin
UIUC
Michigan State
UW Madison
University of Minnesota
Northwestern University
University of Michigan
University of Iowa
Kansas State University
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kayiilu
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kayiilu » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State University
Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics, Finance
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.91 MajorGPA: Stat: 3.92 ; Math: 3.94 ; Fin: 3.66
Type of Student: International Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 3.5 (42%) :oops:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not taking :oops:

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Applied and Computational Mathematics

#The below information will be updated over time..

Research Experience: Started a research on applied math this semester
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans list most of the semesters; James Scholar; Leadership Certificate
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have been working for three years for the Mathematics Department as Classroom Assistant/ Mentor for Calculus I, II, College Algebra, Applied Linear Algebra
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female; I know one professor would give me very good recommendation letter as I was the top student in his class over the summer
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Maybe my volunteering experience or extracurricular activities?
Weakness: Decided not to take Math Subject GRE, which is definitely something that may have a negative influence on my application; Also, I have not taken any graduate level classes; One last thing is that I have limited research and conference experience.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton University - Applied and Computational Mathematics - PhD
MIT - CDO - Master
Stanford - ICME - Master
Cornell - Applied Mathematics - PhD
UIUC - Applied Mathematics - PhD
University of Washington - Applied Mathematics - PhD/Master
UT-Austin -
UCSD
UC-Davis
Georgia Tech

Rise
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Rise » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of California, Somewhere
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 97 (Perfect score but I guess other people did well too.)
V: 91
W: 82
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Pending.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

Research Experience: REU.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 scholarships from different philanthropists. 1 scholarship from a corporation. Will probably get a bunch of graduation awards as well as summa cum laude.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: A lot. Will not specify to preserve privacy.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 Letter of Recommendations. 2 very strong, 1 good.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 1 paper to be published.

Applying to:
MIT
Harvard
Princeton
Columbia
Yale
Chicago
Stanford
Berkeley
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
Michigan - Ann Arbor
Wisconsin - Madison
North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Peregrine
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Peregrine » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts school, USA.
Major(s): Mathematics.
Minor(s): Chemistry.
GPA: 3.52/4 (major: 3.68/4)
Type of Student: Domestic white male.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 155 (68%; whoops!)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (31%) (I scored around 70% in practice tests so I'm really hoping I can improve on my October score :cry:).

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure math Ph.D.

Research Experience: Three of four years in undergraduate research in functional analysis/dynamical systems. Hoping to get published soon, but a manuscript with multiple conjectures in it regardless. Presented my research multiple times at conferences such as ISMAA 2017 and MAA MathFest 2016/'17. Two summer REUs at my university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Multiple departmental scholarships; outstanding presentation awards from both my university's REU and from statewide conferences like ISMAA; member of Kappa Mu Epsilon and Pi Mu Epsilon.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grading and TA'ing for multiple calculus courses; vice president of math club in senior year; two years worth of leadership/service positions.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I played a major role in starting a grant for the mathematics department of my university which now has quite a bit of money in it, so I think that's something unique worth mentioning. Because a small school like mine doesn't offer graduate courses, I have read books and self-taught in topology, number theory, and a bit of complex analysis. Also, I made very close personal relationships with all my professors, so letters of recommendation should be quite strong; participated often in math office activities.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I switched from a health science major to a mathematics major after my sophomore year, explaining the large proportion of math courses taken towards the end of my undergraduate career. Also took multiple CS courses, so I have coding experience (similarly, I switched from health science too late into undergraduate to pick up a CS minor in time).

Applying to Where:
Reach-Reach:
UCLA
UC Berkeley

Reach:
UIUC
UW Madison
Northwestern
Johns Hopkins

Realistic:
CU Boulder
Southern Illinois University
Notre Dame
Ohio State University
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HotelPens
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby HotelPens » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:09 am

Undergrad Institution: Large state school, known for math and proximity to national labs
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.25, Math 3.29
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test: (yet to take)
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not taking

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD

Research Experience: Summer independent study on parallelizing finite differences, national lab research job working on HPC CFD code
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: n/a
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Sysadmin job before current research job, for 3 1/2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One grad class in progress
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 3.5 GPA last 2 years

Applying to Where: (incomplete)
Reach:
Michigan State University (CMSE) -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Application underway
Simon Fraser University - Application underway
Notre Dame University -

Less-Reach:
Illinois Institute of Technology - Application underway
University of New Hampshire - Application underway
Clemson University -
University of Western Ontario -
Washington State University -
? -
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EGA
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby EGA » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 am

Undergrad Institution: State University (relatively unkown)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.96 (4.00 in math)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: Will take soon
V:
W:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (58%) (well... schucks :roll: will attempt again in a couple weeks obviously)


Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: One prestigious REU, and a year long project at my school. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, did a little tutoring, nothing super special.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several grad classes - Alg. Topology, Alg. Geometry (Schemes), Differential Geometry, Measure Theory, etc... I have also completed research or an independent study with all my letter writers. One of my letters writers is fairly well known.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:


Reach Exceeds my Grasp:
University of Michigan
Cornell
Brown

Reach
University of Illinois (Urb. Champaign)
University of Washington
UC San Diego
Northwestern

Match
Notre Dame
UC Boulder
University of Utah
UC Santa Barbara
University of Oregon

roboticbass
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby roboticbass » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Unknown State School in New England
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (xx%) (taking this in November)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) (taking in October)

TOEFL Score: Not applicable

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (discrete geometry + combinatorics)

Research Experience: Project Leader in the cyber security research center at my school for 2 years - presented my work at a cyber security summit this fall. Also did a research seminar in ring theory with one of my professors. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List all semesters, Phi Kappa Phi honors society, Convocation Scholar at my school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Project Leader in cyber security research center
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, if that matters. Also my school barely shows up on a map - I doubt most people know it exists, which could help or hurt. Two very strong LoRs.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Had an atypical college experience - I graduated HS in 2010 and didn't come to college until 2015. No grad classes (my school doesn't offer them), but took a few interesting upper level courses including Non-Euclidean Geometry and Rings&Modules.

Applying to Where: All Pure Math PhD

UPenn -
University of Washington -
University of Oregon -
Dartmouth -
UC Davis -
UC Boulder -
Oregon State -
Washington State -
Portland State -

lillianmojave
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lillianmojave » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 am

Undergrad Institution: Big state school in CA- somewhat known for math?
Major(s):Statistics
[b]Minor(s): N/A (Emphasis in Economics)
[b]GPA: 3.72 Cumulative, 3.54 Major
[b]Type of Student:
Domestic, Asian, Female

GRE Revised General Test: To take in November
Q: xxx (xx%) Pending
V: xxx (xx%) Pending
W: x.x (xx%) Pending
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: To take in October
M: xxx (xx%) Pending

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

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: Independent research - one publication, one presentation, one conference attendance, second independent research project underway - with support from department
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list (all semesters), Academic Scholarship recipient for SAS software conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Economic Research Assistant (independent/ not through school), Operations/Data Management associate at wealth management firm
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 graduate economic courses (though they're economics they're heavy math courses), Female?, my letters of rec should be extremely strong.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

I'm pretty nervous about applications - I don't feel that my GPA is very strong, and I'm very bad at taking exams (even though I've been studying) I'm not counting on them to really put a gold star on my applications. I want to keep the programs I have somewhat attainable (we all want to get into top programs, so I'm applying anyway).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach-Reach

School - UNC - Chapel Hill - Master's (I would like to apply to their PhD program, but I haven't taken Real Analysis, if I take it next semester I might apply to their PhD program )
School - Yale - PhD
School - Stanford - Master's
School - UC Berkeley - Master's

Reach?

School - University of Colorado - PhD
School - George Washington University - PhD
School - University of Connecticut - PhD
School - University of Georgia - PhD
School - Rice University - PhD

Match/ Safety?
School - University of the Pacific - MS Analytics
School - York University - MA
School - CSU East Bay - Master's

Singularity
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Singularity » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: The best LAC
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.93
Type of Student: International Chinese Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Two summer research one at home institution, one outside. Two publications. Currently doing a research with a well-known professor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Many departmental prizes nothing big.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA and grader for many upper level courses such as measure theory and Lie algebras. Never did any calculus stuff. I was a Ross counselor for a summer. Went to many summer programs besides REU such as PCMI and a funded summer school at MIT.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Study abroad at Oxford MMath program with good grades. About 20 graduate level courses (but don't think it will help that much). All my senior year courses are one on one thesis type stuff. One is on the Mordell conjecture (Faltings theorem), one on Monge-Ampere equation, and one on geometric representation theory (the original research I mentioned).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing much. I left many questions regarding minority, background or other programs applying empty. Also I submitted all my applications super early cos I got sick of them and just wanna focus on math...

Applying to Where: All pure math PhD(Color use here is welcome)
MIT
Harvard
Princeton
Berkeley
Chicago
Yale
Columbia
Stanford
Caltech
Brown
Cornell
UT Austin
Penn

I think I apply to too many places. Also I'm submitting them like 2 months ahead of their deadlines, so I don't know... Don't wanna care.

Turing101
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Turing101 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 am

Undergrad Institution:[Unknown Foreign (UK)]
Major(s):[Mathematics]
Minor(s):[n/a]
GPA:[3.8-3.9? (First Class)]
Type of Student:[International Female Minority]

GRE Revised General Test:[Not Taken Yet]
Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[Not Taking]
M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

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

Program Applying To : Applied Mathematics (Computational Mathematics/Physics, basically something highly interdisciplinary)

Research Experience:[I spent a year at a major research lab in the UK building and working with Neutron Detectors and Microelectronics, with a heavy emphasis on computational simulation and modelling. I spent a summer doing research at a top university in England, doing more computational physics. I am helping my supervisor work on two papers and a report to be submitted next year, involving my work. No conference Talks.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[Just some small awards from the university and the internship]
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[No...]
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[A personal university tutor who is way too overconfident in me]
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[I really don't know what else to say here...]

Applying to Where:[Super Reach] (Color use here is welcome)
M.I.T - Phd in Computational Sciences and Engineering (Hosted by Mathematics Department) (Very doubtful)
Cornell - Phd in Applied Mathematics
Brown - Phd in Applied Mathematics
Yale - Phd in Applied Mathematics
Harvard???? (Phd in Applied Mathematics, very doubtful)

A small bunch of masters in Applied maths in the UK.

After Notes:

I will try to avoid making this into a blog, but I would like to update my journey on here and inspire those underconfident international students like me, just as I have been inspired before on here. My passion used to be pure maths at the beginning, but with a great affinity for physics (especially particle/quantum physics) and after my research year (which was like a gap year) I decided I was too in love with computational power to imagine being without it. So I am applying to Computational, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, because I have a dream to invent the detector which detects the "collapsing of a wavefunction", only then will we be able to finally see what's up with those pesky electrons that think they're all cunning...

embot95
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby embot95 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 am

Undergrad Institution: State University (relatively unkown)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.92 (4.00 in math)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%) (Boy.... I really messed this up)


Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: One REU at a top 30 math school, one small 3 week summer project in Electrical Engineering, a semester long project at my institution and just started two new projects this semester. No publications. 2 Poster Sessions, 3 talks.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few (non math-related) scholarships, Dean's List.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring, Student Instruction, Grading for the last 2.5 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help (or hurt): One grad course in topology, two courses in Abstract Algebra, two courses in Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, and Numerical Analysis.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My GRE score was already sent to Cal Tech, UCSD, Irvine, and Santa Barbara, but I might withhold it from other schools (?).

Applying to Where:


Reach:
Cal Tech
UC San Diego

Match: (hopefully)
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
USC
University of Arizona




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