2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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td
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby td » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics and Economics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't Take


Program Applying: Applied Math PhD

Research Experience: Few semesters of independent study credits to do research in a pure math area. Funding over summer through home university and grant to continue research this year. Presented at a number of conferences some poster presentations and some talks
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various departmental awards, one notable award for a conference presentation
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics department and student athlete tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing really here
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Arizona Accepted w/ funding
University of Utah Accepted w/ funding
Notre Dame
Colorado State Accepted w/ funding
Nebraska-Lincoln
Washington State Accepted w/ funding
Oregon State Accepted w/ potential for funding
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delphinium6
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby delphinium6 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 am

Undergrad Institution: University of California
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.57 (cumulative), 3.87 (math)
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 720 (64%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Two REUs on percolation theory at my home institution that led to an undergraduate thesis and a coauthored paper (submitted to a journal).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Citation for outstanding performance (for a high math major GPA), undergraduate thesis distinction, Dean's list (all at my school).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for three years at my university as a math tutor for calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and real analysis.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Three graduate courses. Two letters of rec were from my research advisors (should be strong). Minority (Filipino).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Very clear research plans. Made sure to mention on my statement of purpose the faculty members that I want to work with for each university.

Applying to Where:
University of Minnesota - Pending
UC San Diego - Pending
University of Washington - Pending
Ohio State University - Admitted via email on 1/7 (with $23,350/year TAship)
Georgia Institute of Technology - Pending
University of Utah - Waitlisted via email on 2/9
City University of New York - Pending
University of Southern California - Admitted via email on 2/9 (with $30,000/year TAship)
University of Colorado, Boulder - Pending
University of Oregon - Rejected via email on 1/31
Iowa State University - Admitted via email on 2/12 (with $20,600/year TAship)
Oregon State University - Admitted via email on 2/13 (funding pending)
University of Delaware - Admitted via email on 1/19 (with $23,450/year TAship)
University of Connecticut - Admitted via email on 2/1 (with $22,910/year TAship)
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Vladislavt1
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Vladislavt1 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.25(Overall)/3.85(Math)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 152 (56%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (<25%) :oops: No idea how I scored so low, let's hope it doesn't affect my apps too much.

Program Applying: Pure Math(Combinatorics/Number Theory)

Research Experience: First Research Experience, funded by a grant a research grant from school. Lead to Sole-Authored Publication. Paper has been accepted into Discussiones Mathematicae: Graph Theory. I was then accepted into the McNair's Scholars Program and worked on a different research problem. This lead to a co-authored publication into a very good journal, European Journal of Combinatorics. The result obtained is largely my contribution and I expect my mentor will state so in his letter. Paper is accepted and scheduled to be published soon. Next, I modified the idea from the previous paper and applied it to a different problem. I have since written up a sole-authored paper and it is under review at the journal Integers. I have given 2 talks at a Seminar on my results for the accepted papers, 2 poster presentations, and another talk as required by McNair.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received largest departmental scholarships for my last year. All my research was funded, so that also will look good.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: On-Campus tutor for two years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two of my recommenders are UCSD Alums, and one is well-known at the school for being a great researcher. I also have had the opportunity to correspond with a professor at MIT whose research is in exactly the same area as mine has been. My co-authored paper generalizes a result from an emeritus professor at UC Berkeley.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I applied for the NSF Graduate Fellowship, which looks good on the application.

Applying to Where:
MIT -pending
UCSD -pending
UC Berkeley -pending
U of Washington -pending
UC Davis -pending
Rutgers -pending
Carnegie Mellon -pending
U of Rochester -pending
U of Delaware-pending
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petrokov
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby petrokov » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:22 am

Undergrad Institution: State school, about #100 in USA
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.82
Type of Student: American White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)

Program Applying: Discrete math (emphasis in graph theory)

Research Experience: Wrote a paper proving a complexity result in graph theory. I have been working on editing this paper with my professor for almost two years. It is almost ready to publish.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, Won 1st and 3rd in separate math competitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Cambridge teacher of A-Level Math and IGCSE Physics (2 years), Student Tutor (Vector Calc, Intro Physics and E&M)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad classes: Combinatorics, graph theory, Analysis I/II, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Stochastics
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I can speak English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin and have some form of certification for each language.

Applying to Where:
Arizona State - Pure Math PhD- Admitted (12/22)
Iowa State - Pure Math PhD- Admitted (2/2)
Berkeley - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Princeton - Pure Math PhD- Rejected (1/30)
Emory - Pure Math PhD- Pending
University of South Carolina - Pure Math PhD- Admitted with Presidential Fellowship (1/30)
MIT - Pure Math PhD- Rejected (2/13)
Rutgers - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Georgia Tech - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Carnegie Mellon - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Cambridge - Pure Math Part III- Pending
Oxford - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Waterloo - Pure Math PhD- Pending
McGill - Pure Math PhD- Rejected (2/6)
British Columbia - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Simon Fraser - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Birmingham - Pure Math PhD- Interviewed (1/19) Admitted (2/14) Funding not secured yet. It will be harder because I am an international student.
London School of Economics - Pure Math PhD- Pending
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8thMillenialProblem
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby 8thMillenialProblem » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state school in the Midwest
Major(s): Mathematics and English (I know, weird combination)
Minor(s): None (though it was Physics for a short time)
GPA: 3.96 Total 4.0 Major
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (60%) Disappointed by this :?
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%) Also disappointed by this, but I hadn't taken any topology, complex analysis, or college-level geometry classes--my analysis class was also pretty lackluster

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Number Theory or Abstract Algebra)

Research Experience: Three small individual research projects on a variety of subjects plus one paper on Prime Spirals and their connection to Hardy and Littlewood's Conjecture F.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Cash prize for presentation of the Prime Spiral paper; Pi Mu Epsilon member; Honors College Graduate; Presidential Honor's Roll all 8 semesters (the only two classes that are not A's I took online when I was a Sophomore in high school); International Knowledge and Experience Certificate; Several small scholarships; Summa Cum Laude; Departmental Academic Honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Public and Private math Tutor through undergraduate math department; Now working as a professional math tutor at a community college in Kansas City
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I studied abroad in Ghana for a semester; I've taken several years of Spanish, but I wouldn't call myself fluent; I would think that my recommendations would be pretty good (I chose professors that supervised my individual research projects)--they liked me and I talked with them pretty regularly when I was in school
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm a transgender woman--I don't know if that will help or hurt :( ; I am taking a gap year right now for transition-related things (and finances); I am self-studying during my year off, reading math books recommended to me by my favorite professors

Applying to Where:

Huge Reach:
Harvard - Rejected (2/5)
Penn State - Pending

Less of a Reach:
University of Washington - Pending
University of Oregon - Admitted with full funding! (1/30)
UMass - Pending

Pretty Reach-less:
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Pending
University of Kansas - Admitted with full funding (2/13)
Arizona State University - Pending
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cbooms1
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cbooms1 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: Well-known Research University
Major(s): Honors Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.876 overall, 3.836 math
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra)

Research Experience: Top REU in commutative algebra, current senior thesis research in commutative algebra/algebraic geometry
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's Honor List for four semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Proof-based math tutor, grader for Abstract Algebra, internship with government agency, Budapest Semesters in Math
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have taken 3 graduate classes, President of Math Club, Paper from REU currently submitted for publication, multiple presentations of research: MathFest, School Research Fair, Undergraduate Math Symposium at UIC, JMM, and Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Harvard - Rejected on 2/5
MIT - Rejected on 2/12
Cornell - Accepted via email on 2/2 with $26.4k/yr TAship
Brown - Accepted via unofficial email on 2/1, official decision 2/16 with $26k/yr
University of Michigan - Pending
UC Berkeley - Pending
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Waitlisted via email on 2/13
University of Minnesota - Pending
University of Utah - Accepted via email on 2/5 with First year RTG Fellowship
Purdue University - Accepted via email on 1/22 with Fellowship of $24k/yr
University of Illinois - Chicago - Accepted via email on 2/15 with $18.8k/yr TAship
University of Nebraska - Accepted via unofficial email on 2/14
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Jayden
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Jayden » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:20 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign university, not well-known
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 83.1/100
Type of Student: Asian Male

Grad Institution: Another foreign university, not well-known
Major(s): mathematics
GPA: 4.07/5.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 3.0 (18%) :cry: :cry:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (76%) :oops: :cry: (This is the real score I can obtain. So I should not expect more)

TOEFL Score: 93 = R27/L24/S22/W20 (Not good at taking standardized tests at all!)

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships from universities, not national scale, so I do not think it would help
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for mathematical analysis (calculus, undergraduate course) and functional analysis (master course)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A letter from a well-known professor of UCLA, but might be not strong (who knows); a letter from master advisor, member of CAS, might be strong; a letter from course teacher, young and somewhat well-know in geometric analysis, very strong
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:
UCSD - pending
SUNY-Stony Brook - pending
Purdue University-West Lafayette - pending
Penn State University - pending
Indiana University-Bloomington - pending
University of Utah - Rejected via email to check website (2/16)
University of Notre Dame - pending
University of Virginia - pending
Northeastern University - pending
University of Pittsburgh - Email stating that I do not meet the minimum requirement for TOEFL (2/7)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - pending
University of Missouri - pending
Syracuse University - pending
SUNY-Binghamton - Email asking whether can consider the AD option (2/1)
University of South Carolina - Interview on Chinese New Year, then unofficially admitted (2/15); officially admitted (2/16)

A Note: I don't know how to categorize them as reach or safety. They all seem to be reach for me since my background is so less competitive. Any institute accepting me would be OK for me. Good luck for everyone.
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nickc91489
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby nickc91489 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:21 am

Undergrad Institution: Well Known Applied Math Program
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Electrical Engineering and Physics
GPA: 3.48
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (78%) :oops:
V: 152 (56%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (49%) :oops:


Program Applying: Math PhD. My goal is to do research in mathematical physics.

Research Experience: Chemical engineering research and statistics research.
Work Experience: Spent 5 years in the US Navy as an Officer, three of which were on a nuclear submarine.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One departmental award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mountain climbing, math tutor and TA.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I am expecting good letters of recommendation. Have over 15 graduate credits in higher level mathematical courses.


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)



Temple Admitted via email 1/10/2018 Fully funded with stipend
Ohio State Admitted via email 1/8/2018 Fully funded with 19.5k TA plus 4000 for the summer
Princeton Rejected via email 1/30
Columbia Rejected via email 2/5
SUNY Stony Brook (pending)
Harvard Rejected after email inquiry 2/2
NYU (pending)
Colorado State (pending)
Santa Barbara (pending)
University of Montana (pending)
University of Michigan (pending)
CUNY (pending)
George Mason (pending)
Rutgers (pending)
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ArtinWedderburn
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ArtinWedderburn » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big US Public School
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.88/4.00
Math GPA: 3.99/4.00
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 97%
V: 80%
W: 60%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%) :cry: had to give up all questions on differential equations because I haven't taken it lol.

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD/masters with a concentration on algebra/algebraic geometry

Research Experience: 1 in non-commutative algebra, 1 in commutative algebra (in the form of honor thesis), both in progress and un-published
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: some college honors/awards,nothing notable
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: undergraduate researcher
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: so far 10 grad classes in abstract algebra, commutative algebra, homological algebra, algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology; 3 reading courses (non-commutative algebra, etc); perhaps an extremely strong letter (8 courses & 1 research with the same professor)?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Schools
Bonn (masters in Area A) - admitted
Cornell - waitlisted - rejected
UCLA - rejected
Caltech -
UBC -
UW Madison - rejected
UIUC - contacted by a faculty member in mid-January
McGill (masters) -
Washington Seattle -
UC Irvine - admitted

It looks like I have to study German like crazy now.
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MDG817
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby MDG817 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School in the Northeast
Major(s): Math, applied concentration
GPA: 3.03
Math GPA: 3.53
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 470 (8%) Only submitting to UC Davis.
(Yeah, I bombed it. Haven't taken abstract algebra or analysis, so that didn't help)

Program Applying: Masters Programs in Applied and Pure Math

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm rather pessimistic given my GPA. I am hoping to have decent letters of recommendation. My math modeling professor's letter should be strong; I completed a modeling project on HIV immunology for his class which he was impressed with. I highlighted this project in my personal statement, saying how it inspired me to pursue a graduate level math.

Also important to point out: I was only a math major for 2.5 years. I was a biochem major for the first 2.5 years, and I was a terrible student (Ds and Fs in several classes). After switching to math, my semester GPAs trended upward: 3.0, 3.65, 3.70, 3.9, 4.0. Also, I was only a part-time student as a math major, so I have not taken as many math courses as most other math majors. (I will be taking real analysis this spring, even though I already graduated. Have not taken abstract algebra.)

Give me your honest assessment. What do you think are my chances at these schools?
Applying to:
UC Davis - MS Appl Math / Pending
UC Santa Cruz - MS Sci Comp and Appl Math /Pending
UMass Amherst - MS Appl Math / Pending
Wake Forest - MA Math / Pending
Western Washington - MS Math / Pending
San Francisco State - MS Math / Pending

ConcernedSenior18
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ConcernedSenior18 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:02 pm

Undergrad institution: Small liberal arts university in the northeast
Majors: Mathematics, Biomathematics (double major)
Minor: Philosophy
GPA: 3.88 overall, 3.94 in Mathematics major
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 160 (82%)
W: 4.0 (86%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620 (42%) - only submitted where required

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics, particularly interested in coding theory and discrete mathematics

Research Experience: Summer REU at Princeton in computational biology, presented research in graph theory at multiple undergraduate conferences (all talks), currently working on a senior thesis in coding theory and will be presenting a poster at the end of January on some of the results
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Program, Pi Mu Epsilon, expect to graduate summa cum laude, Dean's List Every Semester so far
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics tutor at my university since 2nd semester freshman year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm close with all of my recommenders, and believe my letters will be strong. One of my recommenders has known me since first semester freshman year and has had me for 4 classes - Calc III and 3 upper-division (300 and 400 level) classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
Princeton University - Submitted, Pending 1/9/2018
NC State - Submitted, Accepted with funding ($18K TAship) 1/27/18
Lehigh University - Submitted, Pending 1/9/2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Submitted, Pending 1/9/2018
University of Virginia - Submitted, Pending 1/28/2018
University of Kentucky - Submitted, Pending 1/28/2018
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - dream school - Submitted, Pending 1/28/2018
Binghamton University - Submitted, Pending 1/28/2018
University of Delaware - Submitted, Pending 1/28/2018
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Krd
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Krd » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm

Undergrad Institute: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: 3.67
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (81%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 530 (19%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Math PhD (complex analysis or probability in some cases applied math)

Research Experience: Research in computational neuroscience, independent research project on stochastic games, and 2 research conferences (no publications)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various Math department awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as Math tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Math Graduate courses starting sophomore year. I applied to places where my recommenders had connections.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:

Super Reach: (go big or go home? Lol)
Princeton (Applied Math, did not submit subject gre)

Reach:
Dartmouth (Rejected 2/6)
UC-Santa Barbara

Practical:
Temple (Accepted 1/7) With Funding :D
Boston College
University of Utah
Oregon State

Safety:
Indiana University
Clemson
Home Institution
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nothing
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby nothing » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 9.03
Type of Student: International Asian Male

Grad Institution: Small State school
GPA: 4.0


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165
V: 152
W: 3.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810(81%)

TOEFL Score: (93 = R21/L23/S22/W27) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Pure Math/Statistics)

Research Experience: Some research experience, one publication submitted and another one is going on.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A Lot of grad classes, some connections at the school I am applying, wellknown recommenders in their fields.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Wisconsin - Pure math Accepted 2/9 21k5$ TA+ 2k5$ fellowship
Northwestern - Pure math Rejected ( probably) I asked Elton Hsu and he said no decision has been made on my application. I consider this as a rejection.
Rutgers - Pure math Rejected ( probably) They told me my application is just "average" and not strong enough to be considered for waitlist.
U of Washington - Pure math
PennState - Pure math Unofficially Accepted
Georgia Tech - Pure math
Purdue - Pure math
Rice - CAAM
CMU - Pure math
Texas A&M - Pure math Accepted 2/15 1850$/month
U of Arizona - Pure math Accepted 2/7
USC - Pure math
Virginia - Pure math Waitlisted 2/16
Minnesota - Statistics Accepted 2/14 22k5/ year
Ucdavis - Statistics Unofficially Accepted
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cross_action
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cross_action » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:21 pm

Undergrad Institution: Well-known school
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 3.67 (cumulative), 3.67ish (math)
Type of Student: Domestic South Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (number theory)

Research Experience: Top REU (published two papers), Summer Research Program at my home institution, physics research another summer. Industry research right now in cryptography.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: none, really.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor/grader for all 3.5 years of college, mentor at a girls math club, currently taking a year off after graduating to work in a big tech company doing crypto/privacy research and development.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Many grad courses, starting from sophomore year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Detailed exactly what I wanted to research on. Grades really weren't that good (mix of As and Bs), but 3 well-known recommenders.

Applying to Where:
UCLA - Pending
UC San Diego - Accepted (2/12)
Brown - Accepted (2/1)
Columbia - Rejected
UMichigan - Pending
UChicago - Accepted (1/9)
Boston University - Pending
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biomath18
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby biomath18 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private Midwestern school
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Something in social sciences
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%)

Program Applying: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Biomathematics PhD. My research interest is in biomathematics.

Research Experience: 3 semesters theoretical ecology research at my school, no publications but great relationship with the professor. Two REUS, one in biomathematics (ecology) at a small school (paper in progress) and the other in probability at a large school (paper submitted).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, various school and athletic department awards for having a 4.0
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a biomathematics course in the biology department as a sophomore
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, 3 grad courses before applications submitted and 1 in final semester, including a year of graduate-level analysis in progress, cohesive statement of purpose
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 2 letters of recommendation from the math profs I worked with in REUs and 1 letter from the biology prof I work with at my home university. I was warned that some people might look down upon the biology prof’s letter but I know that it will be the strongest and didn’t care.

Applying to Where: (Roughly in order of interest at the time of applying)
Cornell - Applied Mathematics - Waitlisted 1/31
Duke - Mathematics – Email stating I will be hearing from them soon from my top POI 1/20 Accepted 1/30
NC State - Biomathematics – Accepted 2/6 with funding to be decided later Declined
U of Washington - Seattle - Applied Mathematics - Accepted 1/31
UC Davis - Applied Mathematics – Accepted 1/19
U of Utah - Mathematics - Accepted 2/2 with RTG fellowship for the first year
Ohio State – Mathematics – Accepted 1/7
U of Wisconsin-Madison - Mathematics - Accepted 2/9
Penn State - Mathematics
Pitt - Mathematics
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EmGaussian
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby EmGaussian » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:06 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics and Computer Science
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra)

Research Experience: 7 total projects at my home institution, 1 in number theory, 2 in combinatorics, 1 in functional analysis, 3 in complex analysis/applied math. Many are ongoing with publications in progress. Given 12 talks total, including 1 at 2017 JMM and 2 at 2018 JMM.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A ton of departmental and university wide scholarships, 2017 Goldwater Honorable Mention.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for a lower level algebra class, TA for linear algebra
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All three of my recommendations should be very solid: two are from research mentors and the third is a prof I had for a directed study in topology.

Applying to Where:
Brown - Rejected
Stony Brook - Pending
Rutgers - Admitted 2/3
UCLA - Pending
UC San Diego - Pending
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign - Pending
Indiana University - Unofficially Admitted 2/12
University of Iowa - Pending
University of Washington - Pending
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Pending
University of Colorado-Boulder - Pending
University of Pennsylvania - Pending
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Pending
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Junaid456
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Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:55 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Economics and Mathematics (Joint Major)
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.84 (High Physics and Math GPA, though)
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 156 (73%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%) :cry:

TOEFL Score: (113 = R29/L28/S26/W30)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One physics publication. No research experience in mathematics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Gold medal for graduating as the top Economics and Mathematics major in my batch
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Calculus I, Proofs Course (x2), Analysis I (x2). TA experience for physics and economics courses as well.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: For a variety of reasons highlighted in my SOP, I'm a late comer to mathematics. To make up for my lack of courses, I did extensive self-study with math adviser in such topics as linear algebra (second course), abstract algebra (groups, rings and a bit of modules), complex analysis (up till residue calculus), analysis n R^n, and (a bit of) measure theory. I think I ended up getting a strong letter from my math adviser, as conveyed to me by the DGS at Arizona State. The other letters were from physics professors.

Applying to Where:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - PhD - Pending
University of Wisconsin, Madison - PhD - Rejected on 2/9.
Ohio State University - PhD - Pending
Rice University - PhD - Pending
University of Utah - PhD - Pending
Dartmouth College - PhD - Rejected on 2/6.
Texas A&M University - PhD - Pending
University of Rochester - PhD - Wait listed on 1/26.
Arizona State University - PhD - Admitted w/o funding on 1/31.
Kansas State University - PhD - Unofficially admitted on 1/16. Officially admitted with funding on 2/13.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - PhD - Pending
University of Missouri, Columbia - PhD - Pending

University of Illinois at Chicago - MS - Pending
University of Washington - PhD + MS - Pending
University of Florida - MS - Pending
University of Texas at San Antonio - MS - Pending
Miami University, Ohio - MS - Pending
Wake Forest University - MS - Pending
Boise State University - MS - Pending

University of Waterloo - MS - Pending
McGill University - MS (Applied Math) - Pending
University of Western Ontario - MS - Pending
University of New Brunswick - MS (Theoretical Physics Option) - Rejected on 1/30.

University of Cambridge, Part III - MS - Pending
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curvature-form
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby curvature-form » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:52 pm

Undergrad Institution: Well known school
Major(s): Computer Science BSc, Mathematics MSc
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: Domestic, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 158 (80%)
V: 165 (89%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 720 (64%)

TOEFL Score: Not applicable.

Program Applying: Pure Math / Applied Math

Research Experience: Two years of research in applied mathematics and differential geometry. Submitting our research for publication this month.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for introductory proof based mathematics course. Several software engineering internships.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 18 graduate courses in mathematics (mostly analysis -- harmonic analysis, functional analysis, PDE, geometry, Sobolev and BV spaces, optimal transportation, etc. / some category theory and homological algebra, and nonlinear optimization). Recommendation letters from very well known professors.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:
Princeton - Pure Math - Rejected on 1/30
Columbia - Pure Math - Rejected on 2/5
UT Austin - Pure Math - Accepted on 2/7
MIT - Pure Math - Accepted on 2/8
MIT - EECS - Accepted on 2/7
UCLA - Pure Math - Accepted on 1/19
UC Davis - Applied Math - Accepted on 1/19
NYU - Pure Math - Accepted on 2/7
University of Chicago - Pure Math - Rejected on 2/8
Caltech - Applied Math
Carnegie Mellon University - Pure Math
Duke - Applied Math - Rejected on 2/9
Brown - Applied Math - Accepted on 2/8
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nmhalavick
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby nmhalavick » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science/ Economics
GPA: 3.83 overall, 3.67 major
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, White

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)


Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: I have conducted research in the Computer Science Department related to eye tracking. I'm currently working on two projects. I have also worked on my senior capstone related to the field I'm interested in applying. I've attended 6 conferences including MathFest and JMM. I'm working on two publications and have one already.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I have a full ride scholarship based off of high school merit and am a member of Pi Mu Epsilon
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've been a tutor for 3 years. I also helped design a class that non-mathematics majors take.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've taken 3 courses as dual in graduate and undergraduate credit (the most I can do at my university). I'm also fairly involved in my department and around campus so I have an extensive resumé. My recommendation letters are also fairly good because my professors have written for many students in the past and I'm very close with them.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign - Pending
University of Michigan - Pending
University of Minnesota - Pending
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Pending
Purdue - Accepted with funding 1/22
NC State - Accepted with funding 1/31
University of Maryland - Pending
University of Tennessee Knoxville - Pending
University of Pittsburgh - Pending
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sarahhcarp
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Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:37 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sarahhcarp » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics (concentration Secondary Education), Spanish
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: MS Mathematics

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, lots of scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: College Algebra TA, tutor at math help center, personal tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Study abroad
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I lack some math classes due to my secondary education focus.

Applying to Where:
UNC-Chapel Hill - Admitted with funding!!! 1/25
University of Washington
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech - Email to come visit (2/6)
NC State - Admitted (no funding) 2/5
Texas A&M - Admitted (with some funding) 1/31
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jmismaee
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jmismaee » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.98
Type of Student: International male student

Grad Institution: Private US School
Major(s): Mathematics (MS)
GPA: 3.407

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 144 (24%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 154 (55%)
V: 150 (48%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620 (42%)
M: 570 (29%)

TOEFL Score: (103= R28/L25/S26/W24)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Algebra/Number Theory)

Research Experience: Undergraduate independent project in number theory, nothing original.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergrad: government scholarship, president honor list, excellence award. Grad: Teaching assistantship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for different Calc courses for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: will finish masters degree = many grad courses - one famous recommender, probably average LOR
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where: all are PhD math programs
Arizona State - Admitted w/o funding 1/22
Temple - pending
Kansas State - pending
Connecticut - pending
Louisiana State - pending
Kentucky - pending
Missouri - Unofficial admission 2/14, SPEAK test scheduled for next month on campus
SUNY Buffalo - pending
SUNY Binghamton - Rejected 1/23
Nebraska-Lincoln - pending
Tennessee - pending
Colorado State - pending
Idaho - Admitted w/o funding 2/5
Florida - pending
Massachusettes - pending
Oklahoma State - pending
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JustWantToGetIn
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Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:45 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby JustWantToGetIn » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College in PA
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.5 (3.9 in Math)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (95%)
V: 150 (47%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (34%) - Only submitting to schools that require it. However, I was told this is a good score for people from my school.

Program Applying: Ph.D. in Pure Math

Research Experience: I have done 2 REUs, one in combinatorics and the other in Inverse Semigroup Theory. We are in the process of preparing a paper for the last one and I submitted a working document to most schools. My first taste of research was a project in geometry my freshman year. This past summer, I also did funded independent research in combinatorics at my school. This past semester I did my Capstone research in extending the Inverse Semigroup research I did at my REU.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I have made dean's list a few times, made honor roll for my school's athletic conference as well. For the past two years I have been vice president and then president of my school's math honor society.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a private tutor for the first few years of undergrad. This past year I have been tutoring in the math department and TA'ing Calc II.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have a recommender who graduated from one of the schools I applied to. I have also met and had a good conversation with professors that are on the graduate admissions committee of some of the schools. They all told me they would make sure they read my application thoroughly. Hopefully that helps a bit.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I originally was a secondary education minor, so I have experience teaching in a high school and writing lesson plans.

Applying to Where: Note: I applied to the Ph.D. program in Pure Math for all of these schools

UPenn
Duke
Penn State
Michigan State Rejected (2/2)
Nebraska-Lincoln - dream school
University of Kansas - Accepted!! (2/13) with funding
UConn Accepted!! (2/1) with funding
University of Florida
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rangkloic
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Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:35 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rangkloic » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:46 am

Undergrad Institution: Well-known State School
Major(s): Math and Philosophy
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.73 (Cumulative) 3.53 (Math)
Type of Student: White Male (how original)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Logic)

Research Experience: Three classes that had strong research focuses
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I got a positive Putnam score, if that's relevant...
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Done some math tutoring, including a proof-based maths summer camp
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One fairly strong letter

Applying to Where:
UC Berkeley - lololol, yeah right
UC Irvine - Waitlisted (2/12)
UCLA - Waiting for response
UW-Madison - Waitlisted (2/13)
Carnegie Mellon - Waiting for response
UPenn - Waiting for response
UIC - Waiting for response
Notre Dame - Waiting for response
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borea4
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby borea4 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:35 am

Undergrad Institution: Private university, relatively known
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.91
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162
V: 162
W: 5.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (only submitting where required)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: One REU with paper and conference presentation, no publication. Senior thesis in in progress.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as TA and grader, including some upper level courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 12 graduate courses, probably strong LOR

Applying to Where:
University of British Columbia
University of Southern California
University of Oregon - Admitted (1/30)
University of Utah - Rejected (2/14)
University of Virginia
University of Arizona - Admitted (2/7)
UC Santa Barbara
UC Riverside
CU Boulder
Colorado State
Syracuse University - Admitted (2/12)
Stony Brook
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password
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Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:55 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby password » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:38 am

Undergrad Institution: Small top-30 liberal arts, not known for math
Undergrad Major(s): Mathematics/Economics
Concentration: Sci Comp
Undergrad GPA: 3.6ish overall/3.8ish math

Grad Institution: Small unranked state school
Major: Mathematics (MS)
Grad GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167
V: 168
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD, probably focusing in scientific computing/numerical analysis but also interested in computational/analytic number theory

Research 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 PDEs
Awards/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 economics
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: working as TA, grader, and tutor for the past two years
Any 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. Several A+ in graduate courses, 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)
UIUC (Pure, but expressed interest in CSE program in SOP)
UC Irvine (Pure)
Penn State (Pure)
Boston University (Pure)
University of Washington (Pure)
UCSD (CSME)

Match:
LSU (Pure) [did not submit MGRE] $20000 Grad Assistantship + $3000 Graduate School Enrichment Award + $550 for health insurance + tuition
UGA (Pure)

Really nervous I won't get in anywhere at all :o
One acceptance so far. Nothing from the other schools, not feeling confident :/
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EquationSlayer
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Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:16 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby EquationSlayer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Michigan - Dearborn
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer & Information Science
GPA: 3.38/4.00 (Overall) 3.60/4.00 (Math Courses Only)
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Caucasian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%ile)
V: 159 (83%ile)
W: 4.0 (60%ile)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
April 16, 2016: 660 (51%ile)
April 8, 2017: 650 (49%ile)

Programs Applying: (Applied Math/Biostatistics)

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated "with distinction."
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calculus tutor since 2009, Professional Data Analyst/Programmer since 2015.

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan - Biostatistics Ph.D. - Accepted into M.S. program with full scholarship as of 2018-02-13
University of Michigan - Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics Ph.D. - Pending as of 2018-02-13
Michigan State University - Applied Mathematics Ph.D. - Rejected via email on 2018-02-02
Michigan State University - Computational Mathematics for Science & Engineering Ph.D. - Pending as of 2018-02-13
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theorangepoptart
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Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby theorangepoptart » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Major(s): Mathematics, Linguistics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory)

Research Experience: Two REUs in Algebraic Geometry, the second one leading to a senior thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honorable mention for Goldwater scholarship, several awards from university and department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA 1 year for calculus, 2 years for proofs course
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several graduate courses and a few reading courses. Female.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
UT Austin -
UMich - (1/31) Admitted with funding!!! :D
UCLA -
MIT - (2/12) Rejected via email
Harvard - (2/5) Rejected via website
Brown - (2/1) Admitted, with information about funding to come
Utah - (2/5) Admitted, with funding and first-year RTG fellowship
SUNY Stony Brook - (2/15) Email asking if I was still interested, immediately declined
Washington -
UC San Diego - (2/12) Admitted, with funding
UC Davis - (1/31) Admitted, with information about funding to come
University of Oregon - (1/30) Admitted, with funding and first year fellowship
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lawliet1
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lawliet1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: well known US school
Major(s): BS/MS Math, BS Computer Science
Minor(s): Machine Learning
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (87%)

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Mostly Applied Math or just Math Ph.D. (unless stated otherwise)

Research Experience: 1 honors thesis in computational math, 1 senior project in stat/machine learning theory, but not so much progress on both of them.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 1 summer internship in software industry. Tutor for Math/CS courses for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 5 grad classes in math (topology, measure theory, functional analysis, probability, stochastic calculus) and 2 grad classes in stat/ml (general grad-level intro) with good grades by the time of application. 1 good recommendation from one of my course instructor (who seemed to mistakenly overestimate my ability), 2 from my thesis/project advisors, which I do not expect to be so strong, since my progress is not so good.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I guess some programs may like interdisciplinary background.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford ICME (master) -
MIT Math/EECS - Rejected on Feb 12
Caltech CMS -
Berkeley Applied Math -
UCLA Applied Math -
Duke Math - Admitted on Jan 30
NYU Math -
Columbia Math - Rejected on Feb 5
UTAustin Math -
UChicago CAM -
UW Applied Math - Rejected on Feb 1
JHU AMS -
Penn AMCS -
OSU EECS - Admitted on Jan 31
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junglemath
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Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:44 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby junglemath » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:52 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium sized, liberal arts, public state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.45
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (84%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680(55%)

TOEFL Score:

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Small, ongoing research project with one professor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing to write home about.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private tutor for a few years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm sure that my letters are super strong.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Untraditional student. Went to college for two years at 17 years old, got bored and dropped out, spent about ten years pursuing a different career, went back to school to earn my undergraduate degree and study math in earnest. After graduating I've spent the last three years sitting in on undergraduate classes that I either did not take, or I did take but felt like I missed out on a lot of understanding.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach
University of California, San Diego --- (Practically impossible for me to get in here)
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Irvine
University of Southern California
University of Arizona
Arizona State university
Florida State university -- Accepted (February 12) :P
University of Florida
University of Miami
Texas Tech University --- Rejected (February 12) :(

It's quite possible I'll be rejected from all of these, so if I get accepted (with funding!) to at least one school, I'll be thrilled.

All applications pending as of 1/30/18. I will update this post as the replies come in.
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jbenoit310
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Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:34 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jbenoit310 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public School, decent math reputation
Major(s): BS Chemical Engineering
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.62
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 29% Not really sure about this one

Program Applying: Some applied math, some pure math (Both PhD)

Research Experience: One summer doing engineering research with a fluid dynamics professor
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for the math department multiple smesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I didn't get a math degree because it required more classes that were not math, so I could take more math by not getting the degree. 4 graduate courses, 1 probability, 1 stochastic processes, one numerical analysis, and one complex variables
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I didn't start taking rigorous math until fall of my junior year. Hopefully they see how many math classes I fit into two years and think I'm enthusiastic.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

University of Rochester Pure Math PhD - Rejected (online) - 1/31
University of Notre Dame ACMS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mandelbrot
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Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:52 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Mandelbrot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Cambridge
Major(s): Mathematics BA, and currently MMath (Part III)
GPA: First Class
Type of Student: British white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 157 (76%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (88%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Summer research at Cambridge. No publication but done directly in my desired field.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing strong.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Maths tutor, gave inspiring talks at schools.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very good recommender.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Did other talks at university and invited to talk soon at Warwick.

Applying to Where: (d/m/y as it should be :wink:)
Harvard - Rejected on (5/2/18)
Michigan - Pending on (8/2/18)
Northwestern - Rejected on (3/2/18)
Imperial - Pending on (8/2/18)
Notre Dame - Pending on (8/2/18)
Brown - Rejected on (7/2/18)
UCLA - Pending on (8/2/18)
Stony Brook - Pending on (8/2/18)
Toronto - Pending on (8/2/18)
Glasgow - Interviewed on (24/1/18) unfunded offer, funding hopeful.
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throwaway787
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Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby throwaway787 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:22 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts School in the Northeast
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: Domestic Male/Genderqueer

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)

Program Applying: A mix of Applied and Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Two extracurricular research projects in physics (laboratory-based), an extracurricular research project in mathematics (knot theory), a mathematics REU (algebraic number theory), a mathematics thesis (algebraic/computational topology), and a physics thesis (computational fluid dynamics). I've presented my work at several major conferences (American Physical Society March Meetings, SACNAS) and even more smaller ones.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One within my school. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course assistant for mathematics department, president of our chapter of Society of Physics Students, student representative on a diversity committee, and some less relevant extracurriculars.

Applying to Where:
MIT - Mathematics - Rejected (2/12)
Harvard - GSAS Applied Mathematics - Rejected (2/16)
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Mathematics - Unofficially Accepted (2/9)
Duke University - Mathematics
GIT - Mathematics
University of Oregon - Mathematics - Accepted (1/30)
University of Virginia - Mathematics - Accepted (2/15)
University of Kentucky - Mathematics - Accepted (2/14)
University of Florida - Mathematics
Oregon State University - Mathematics
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ShockerMath
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:44 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ShockerMath » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 am

Undergrad Institution: Smaller State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.98/4.00 Overall, 4.00/4.00 Math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (84%)
V: 152 (56%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not submitting

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics (focus in Mathematical Biology)

Research Experience: 1 REU in Mathematical Biology, 1 Senior Thesis in Mathematical Biology, 1 publication pending, 1 in preparation, 7 or so conference talks
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Scholarships, Dean's List, Regular Merit Scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations, Grader for Linear Algebra, Engineering Co-Op for Avionics.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One semi-famous LOR. I am going in with a strong path planned so I feel like that might help. One graduate course in Biological Statistics, one independent study in Mathematical Biology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Started out at a community college for my first year for financial reasons.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach:
University of Utah - Waitlisted on 02/13/18 :shock:
University of Tennessee - Notified that I am a finalist for a fellowship on 02/02/18 (it appears I did not get the fellowship) :shock:

Match? :
University of Arizona - Pending
University of Nebraska - Pending
Colorado State University - Pending
University of Miami - Pending
Oregon State University - Pending
Texas Tech University - Admitted on 02/12/18 with TA offer for $15.7k w/ tuition waiver :D

I think I should get in? :
Arizona State University - Admitted on 11/22/17, TA offer on 01/12/18 for $20k w/ tuition waiver + health insurance. Funding promised for first summer. Funded visit in mid Feb. :D
University of New Mexico - Pending
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terbo
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:36 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby terbo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:25 am

Undergrad Institution: top 30 u.s.
Major(s): mathematics and fine art
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.3
Type of Student: dwm

GRE Revised General Test: only took it once and was pretty sick. thought they were gunna kick me out for coughing non stop.
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 3.0 (18%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: last time i took a math class was 2008.
M: 680 (55%)

Program Applying: pure and applied mathematics

Research Experience: not in math
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a couple scholarships, also not in math. dean's list. i've won a bunch of art awards and have my work in some major american university collections.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: i've taught developmental math as an adjunct professor for 3 years. i am the director of a tutoring company where i help students prep for the SAT/ACT and help them with their homework. i do a lot of high school calculus these days. i went to grad school for architecture and TA'ed intro to civil engineering for sophomores and juniors. the class is a combination of math, physics, and architecture.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: i was the president of my graduate school cycling club for two years?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: this is probably the most bizarre application any of these committees have seen. i went to graduate school for architecture (at arguably the best one). 2 of my 3 recommenders are from the humanities since they helped me with my undergrad and grad theses. the last is a professional reference (chair of the department where i teach). last went to school in 2013. i'm old.

Applying to Where:
Oregon - Phd / rejected
Utah - Phd / rejected
Rutgers - Phd / interviewed

a couple other schools on my list but i'll post em as a I hear.

Probably
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Probably » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Oxbridge BA+MMath
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 1st Class

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (88%)

Program Applying: Pure math, except Berkeley Stats

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lots of teaching/tutoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Famous recommenders. Taken or privately studied a large number of graduate courses in my field.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Cambridge - Interviewed 24/1
MIT -
Princeton - Rejected 30/1
Stanford -
Berkeley -
Columbia - Rejected 5/2
NYU -
UCLA - Accepted with funding 18/1
UPenn -
UBC -
UW -

phucnguyen
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby phucnguyen » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized school, not well-known
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.86 Major/3.46 Cumulative
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (81%)
V: 151 (52%)
W: 3.0 (18%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:

TOEFL Score: Did not take

Program Applying: Pure Math, interested in algebra

Research Experience: Two summer projects at my school. One was in text-mining, the other was in algebraic coding theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergrad scholarships, other fellowships for summer projects, grant for MathFest 2017 from PME
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Although I waived my rights to access my letters, I think they are decent. One of my letter writers got his PhD from Notre Dame. One got his PhD from UW Madison.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will complete 23 math courses total by graduation, some of which are advanced courses like finite group theory, measure theory, algebraic topology, algebraic coding theory, etc. Presentation at MathFest 2017 and a conference in St. Norbert in Nov 2017. My transcript has a bunch (10+) of Bs and Cs from non-math courses, so that might hurt.

Applying to Where: All PhD in pure math
Cornell - Rejected (2/5)
Uni of Oregon - Rejected (1/31) - Expected since they require the toefl to be considered for funding and I didn't take it.
Uni of Utah - Pending
UPenn - Pending
UW Madison - Rejected (2/9)
Uni of Notre Dame - Pending
Uni of Virginia - Pending
Uni of Washington - Pending
Brandeis - Pending
Vanderbilt - Pending
Iowa state - Pending
GA Tech - Pending
Uni of Georgia - Pending
LSU - Pending

abstruseg
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby abstruseg » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Even though I'm a bit late, I figure I'll post this as a few aspects of my application are unusual and so the results might be helpful to some others in a similar boat:

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized private university, top 20 overall, but only ranked 40-ish for grad math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.91 overall, 3.98 for math (the latter calculated by me, so schools might ignore it)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.5 (~80%, don't want to double-check)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (93%)

Program Applying: Math, indicating desire to work in arithmetic geometry

Research Experience: No REU's sadly, research program in math (focusing on some working on algebraic topology/algebraic geometry) at home school after freshman year, direct (funded) research with comp sci professor after junior year; both projects ongoing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Putnam top 100 one year (just barely), school research grants, full scholarship to undergrad institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TAing/grading for a couple courses (including first-semester undergrad topology), worked for local, selective high-school math camp as counselor after sophomore and senior years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (large number of grad courses, see below)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
- Currently taking a gap year, tutoring and continuing work on research projects
- None of my research projects have resulted in a paper so far (probably the biggest hole in my application); tend to bite off more than I can chew as I have high expectations for the work I do being interesting, which I tried to convey in the statement, but probably still very much a negative here for my reach schools at least
- Something like 15 math graduate courses with all A's except one A- (plus two in econ and a bunch in CS, though two of the CS ones are B's, from a bad senior fall, not sure whether this will hurt, but in any case shouldn't hurt too much as it's not math)

Applying to Where: (all pure math)

Reach:
Harvard - Rejected (2/5)
MIT - Pending
Chicago - Rejected (2/8)
Caltech - Pending

Match:
Michigan - Pending
Cornell - Admitted (2/5)
University of Wisconsin--Madison - Admitted (2/9), pending central grad school review, but it seems like this is a formality

Low Match/Safety:
Emory - Pending

thekidkip
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby thekidkip » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:40 am

Undergrad Institution: One of Big Ten Schools
Major(s): Math & Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.58 Cumulative
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male 1st Gen

GRE General Test
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Math Subject Test
M: 760 (73%)

Programs Applying: Pure | Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: One REU at my institution | One year Independent Study turns into research (resulting two talks and potential paper) | One research in Numerical Analysis (resulting a paper as a co-author)

Awards/Honors/Recognition:

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor|Grader|Mentor for math students from K-12 and freshmen/sophomore college students for 3 years

Miscellaneous: Honors Courses | 3 Grad Courses | 1 Published Wolfram Demonstration Project | Talks & Poster Presentations at local colleges and JMM | Strong Recommendation Letters (since my recommenders know me personally)

Other Important Information: Important family circumstances occurred during my sophomore and junior years, so my grades suffered; however, I have made large improvements since then in both my grades and research.

Applying to the Following Programs:
University of Chicago -- R|Feb. 8
Columbia University -- R|Feb. 5
University of Texas-Austin -- In Review
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) -- In Review
Rutgers University -- In Review
UC at San Diego -- In Review
Purdue University -- In Review
University of Arizona -- In Review
University of Oregon -- A|Jan. 30
UI at Chicago -- A|Feb. 15
Oregon State University -- A|Feb. 5
Louisiana State University -- A|Feb. 14
Arizona State University -- A|Jan. 30
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Fluffycat
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:04 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Fluffycat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:32 am

Undergrad Institution:Foreign (One among the top technical Universities in India)
Major(s): Engineering Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 8.68/10
Type of Student: International, Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:165(89%)
V:163(93%)
W:4(60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:780(76%)


TOEFL Score:109

Program Applying:Applied Math PhD
Research Experience: 2 research internships, one in India and the other in a well-known German University
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:A national research fellowship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:The internship that I had done in the previous summer was along the lines of the research of the faculty members whom I had approached
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Interdisciplinary background, a research internship in a prestigious German University

Applying to Where:
University of Wisconsin-Madison- Admitted! -09 Feb 2018
Brown
Cornell
Maryland
Purdue
Gerogia Tech
Columbia

mathperson101
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathperson101 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large state university (top 20 for math)
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.9, 4.0 for math
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
[b]Q:
167 (95%)
V: 163(90%)
W: 4.5 (83%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (54%) - not great, I know

Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD (Analysis, PDE)

Research Experience: (One REU, decent paper, submitting)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding undergraduate award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor and grader for several semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Taken the sequeneces in analysis, algebra, topology, also taken PDE and complex analysis, currently taking 1 year of grad analysis
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Strong letters (apparently really strong, and from top researchers)

Applying to Where: I was pessimistic due to my GRE score
Reach
UW Madison - PhD Admitted with funding on 2/9
UW Seattle - PhD Pending
Stony Brook - PhD Pending
Indiana - PhD Pending
North Carolina - PhD Pending
Reasonable
Ohio State - PhD Admitted with funding on 1/6
Arizona - PhD unofficially Admitted with funding on 1/30, made official in Feb.
Michigan State - PhD
Texas A and M - PhD Admitted with funding on 1/16
Washington in St Louis - PhD Admitted with funding on 1/17
Safety
Iowa - PhD unofficially Admitted with funding on 1/20
Nebraska - PhD -Pending

Morale of the story: Don't let GRE discourage you. I only wish I had applied to more top programs.

bbowm223
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:44 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bbowm223 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:17 pm

Undergrad Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Major(s): (Computational) Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.92
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (92%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 810 (81%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math Ph.D.

Research Experience:
1 Applied Math REU at Penn State where I researched numerical methods. 1 semester of assisting "Data Mining" research where I wrote Python scripts that gathered data from web-services to later be "mined" by the professor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple standard university-wide awards for simply having a high GPA. A couple selective scholarships through the "College of Science" at Penn State.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft. Tutor for several math and statistics classes. Member/leader of "Nittany Data Labs", a club that does some training and projects in data science/machine learning.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None that I can think of.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Carnegie Mellon - Statistics Ph.D. / Rejected (2/9)
Duke - Applied Math Ph.D. / Awaiting Response
John Hopkins - Applied Math Ph.D. / Awaiting Response
UC Berkeley - Applied Math Ph.D. / Awaiting Response
UC Davis - Applied Math Ph.D. / Admitted on (1/24)
UCLA - Applied Math Ph.D. / Admitted on (1/24)
UC San Diego - Applied Math Ph.D. / Admitted on (2/7)
University of Michigan - Applied Math Ph.D. / Awaiting Response

heshan666
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:18 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby heshan666 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: (Foreign)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: Major: 3.78 / Overall: 3.77
Type of Student: (International)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (84%)
V: 147 (35%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
MGRE: 590 (34%)

TOEFL Score: (95 = R22/L25/S23/W25) (if applicable)

Program Applying: PhD-Pure Math (Number theory/ Commutative Algebra)

Research Experience: One co-authored abstract publication (pure math), 2 oral presentations
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Gold medal for the highest GPA in Mathematics, A selected candidate for the best undergrad project in Mathematics, University colors awards for performance in Basketball, First class honors degree in Mathematics, Dean's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Temporary Lecturer and Temporary Tutor for one year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 strong recommendations


Applying to Where:
Texas Tech - Pure Math /Admitted with funding ($15.7k TA) on 12th of Feb
Uni. of Georgia - Pure Math /Pending
Pittsburghl - Pure Math /Pending
Clemson - Pure Math /Pending
Syracuse - Pure Math /Pending
Uni. of Florida - Pure Math /Pending
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under_my_wng_yngGxy
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby under_my_wng_yngGxy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State
Major(s): Math
GPA: < 3.0 (major)
Type of Student: DWM

Grad Institution: Small Private
Major(s): Math
GPA: 4.0

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 26%


Program Applying: Pure Math (PhD)
Research Experience: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Usual TA stuff
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 to 5 letters of recommendation for most schools. I very much emphasized the self-studies I have done over the years.

Applying to Where:
UIC
Minnesota
UC Irvine - Rejected (1/26)
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Oregon - Rejected (1/31)
Penn State
Michigan State - Rejected (2/2)
UC Santa Barbara
UC Davis
Indiana
CUNY
UC Riverside
Nebraska
Iowa
UC Santa Cruz
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blucoat
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby blucoat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: (Big State School)
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
GPA: 3.9 cum, 4.0 in major
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 910 (97%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One REU in summer 2017, which turned into an independent study. We plan on publishing but not before decisions are made.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Won a math competition for freshmen/sophomores two years in a row at my school. Made Dean's list every semester.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for intro to proofs class starting fall 2017.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several graduate classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm finishing undergrad in 3 years for personal reasons, so only two years of grades show up. My last year I'm doing mostly graduate classes and research, so I'm really hoping schools take that into account.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - Pure Math / Rejected
Harvard Pure Math / Rejected
Berkeley Pure Math / Waitlisted
Chicago Pure Math / Rejected
Stanford Pure Math
UCLA Pure Math / Accepted
Caltech Pure Math
Michigan Pure Math
Columbia Pure Math / Rejected
UT Austin Pure Math
Brown Pure Math / Rejected
Maryland Pure Math / Accepted
Northwestern Pure Math / Accepted
Rutgers Pure Math / Accepted
UCSD Pure Math
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gmancino
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:00 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gmancino » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State School (Minnesota)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 159 (73%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 4.0 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (26%)

TOEFL Score: N.A.

Program Applying: Interested in Applied Math and Statistics Ph.D. programs (so all ''Pure'' programs have applied elements I am interested in)

Research Experience: Independent project at my school, no publications. I have been working on it for about 10 months, so I have become really close with my project advisor (he is one of my letter writers). I also mentioned in my personal statement how this project allowed me to mature in mathematics which is why I am applying to graduate school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List all semesters, member of PME, "Certified" Peer Tutor (an award given for having a certain number of hours with students).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I have been a tutor for the last year and a half; I primarily tutor discrete math, calc I and II, and have helped some students in their intro to proofs course. I also mentioned how this drives me to pursue graduate studies as I enjoy teaching others.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing really. I am really close with all of my letter writers.

Applying to Where:
University of Washington - Applied Math / Rejected via email (02/02/18)
Colorado - Boulder - Applied Math / pending
Iowa State University - Applied Math / Admitted with TA funding via email (02/13/18)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Applied Math / Admitted via email, no word on funding (02/06/18)
University of Minnesota - Pure / pending
Brandeis University - Pure / pending
LSU - Pure / pending
Oregon State University - Pure / pending
University of Iowa - Applied Math / pending
Notre Dame - Applied Math / pending
Marquette University - Computational Science / pending
Iowa State University - Statistics / pending
University of Minnesota - Statistics / pending
University of Washington - Statistics / Rejected via email (02/09/18)

As a note, I am including my relatively lackluster application on this page to give people like me hope. I have poor test scores (especially for a math student), no significant research experience (publications, etc.), and am from a small, unknown, school. There is hope people! Congrats to everyone on their admissions.
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csjnum
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby csjnum » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.86
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 3.5 (42%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Undergraduate Thesis and one REU
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Some grad classes

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Washington - Pending
CUNY - Pending
Brandeis University - Pending
UC Santa Barbara - Pending
University of Southern California - Pending
University of Virginia - Admitted
University of Massachusetts - Admitted
UC Riverside - Pending
Tufts University - Admitted

Forte
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:38 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Forte » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:51 am

Undergrad Institution: Well known Liberal Arts School known for strong math department
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Classics
GPA: 3.61 (3.67 Math). My GPA during Junior and Senior Year was around a 3.85, though.
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 157 (76%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: VERY VERY LOW :shock: :shock:

Program Applying: Math PhD

Research Experience: Honors Thesis in Module Theory and junior summer research in Graph / Matroid Theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award for highest GPA in classics. Pi Mu Epsilon Member



Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome):

Drexel: ACCEPTED WITH TAship
Lehigh: ACCEPTED, stipend offer to come in the future
George Washington: Accepted but waitlisted for funding
University of Iowa
Temple University
Bryn Mawr College
Virginia Tech
Tufts University

6sand7s
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby 6sand7s » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: large state school
Major(s): mathematics, statistics
Minor(s): actuarial science, German
GPA: 3.86
Type of Student: Domestic white female, first-generation American

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 161
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (34%) (Whoops. ADHD diagnosis very recently, would have been nice to know beforehand to learn some better test taking skills.)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Top REU program, which produced four papers. One paper published, three submitted for publication. Completed the first undergraduate thesis ever awarded by my university's math department which included original research. Capstone paper. Two presentations and a poster presentation at national conferences. Several presentations locally at my university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full ride merit scholarship to my undergraduate institution, one math merit scholarship, one general merit scholarship. Two awards for conference presentations.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Honors multivariable calculus TA, grader for introductory analysis, university math tutor for honors math students.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Glowing letters of recommendation. One letter from a well known professor emeritus from another university, who I did research with. One letter from my thesis adviser who also advised a graduate reading course with me. The third letter came from a professor who offered to write me a letter without me even asking for it (although obviously appreciated!). All of my core courses in mathematics were honors courses. Four graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Had some very bad years with medical issues including a major surgery with about five months recovery where my grades suffered a lot, including 3.0 both semesters of algebra.

Applying to Where:
Stanford -
UT Austin -
Maryland College Park -
UPenn -
Stony Brook -
Boston College -
UC Berkeley -
Rice -
UMass Amherst - accepted 2/15 with $29k TAship
UChicago - rejected 2/8
UCLA -
Columbia - rejected 2/5
U Washington -
UCSD -
UNC Chapel Hill - waitlisted 2/13 (Was invited by the graduate admissions director to apply, and applied after their first round of offers went out. He says they intend to send more offers and I'm probably on the list of the next 5-10 offers.)

Skewed my applications very far towards reach schools at the recommendation of my best-known letter writer, whose letter should carry a bit of weight and whose opinion I trust. A lot of these schools will certainly disregard my application on the basis of math GRE score alone, but I'm doing my best to contact schools and make sure that my application gets read because the rest (and especially my research background) is very strong. Best-case scenario, I get an NSF GRF which convinces a few schools to take a gamble on a quantitatively subpar student. Almost guaranteed I'll be the lowest GRE math score at any institution I attend, so it's an uphill battle. I imagine that a lot of the schools that will accept me won't do so until much later in the applicaiton cycle. I at least have one accpetance in the bag now.




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