Small "top-30" liberal arts, not known for mathUndergrad Major(s):
Sci CompUndergrad GPA:
3.6ish overall/3.8ish math (3.9+ upper div math) Grad Institution:
Small unranked state school Major:
Mathematics (MS)Grad GPA:
4.0Type of Student:
DWMGRE Revised General Test:Q:
4.5GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:M:
Pure Math PhD, probably focusing in scientific computing/numerical analysis but also interested in computational/analytic number theoryResearch Experience:
Nothing too serious, some interesting semester long projects in economics, scientific computing, and machine learning as an undergrad, MS thesis in progress on multigrid methods for constrained PDEsAwards/Honors/Recognitions:
top departmental award for math as an undergrad (in a small but talented class), honorable mention in the ICM, graduated with distinction in economicsPertinent Activities or Jobs:
working as TA, grader, and tutor for the past two yearsAny Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
I know my recommenders pretty well, including one that advised me on several projects as an undergrad (and my MS advisor obviously). Seems like they might write strong letters. Two are graduates from schools I am applying to (doubt that matters though). I only started taking upper level math courses as a senior undergrad and did very well compared with more experienced and talented students. This will show up in my LORs. Half my MS course grades have been A+, rest A's, cumulative upper-level math GPA is 3.97 (one A-). On the other hand, the grad courses were pretty hit-or-miss in terms of content and pacing. Included in my SOP a link to my GitHub page which contains codes that I've written as part of my thesis.Reach:
Ohio State (Pure) Waitlisted 3/6 -- rank in the range 15-20 of 66 on the waitlist
UIUC (Pure, but expressed interest in CSE program in SOP) Waitlisted 2/27
UC Irvine (Pure) Waitlisted 3/16 after inquiry to Prof Guidotti, his response: "...you are still on the waitlist but not ranked very high....unclear whether it will come to an offer of admission at this point"
Penn State (Pure) Rejected 3/6
Boston University (Pure) Waitlisted 3/16 after email to DGS. No further info
; Accepted 3/19 via unofficial email from DGS, official offer to come
University of Washington (Pure) Rejected 3/2
UCSD (CSME) Rejected 3/6Match:
LSU (Pure) [did not submit MGRE] Admitted 2/13 w/ $20000 Grad Assistantship + $3000 Graduate School Enrichment Award (4 years) + $550 for health insurance + tuition
Really nervous I won't get in anywhere at all
2/14 One acceptance so far. Nothing from the other schools, not feeling confident :/
2/27 Gah! Really sad about being waitlisted by UIUC. Couldn't expect much more, I suppose
3/6 o sad sad day.
3/15 My guess right now is that I'm rejected from all the schools I haven't heard from. This leaves me with Ohio State being my only remaining (realistic) chance of acceptance, although I think that may unlikely as well.
3/16 Waitlisted at a couple schools, although my chances at those don't seem particularly good either.