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
University of Utah
Notre Dame
Colorado State
Nebraska-Lincoln
Washington State
Oregon State

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 - Pending
City University of New York - Pending
University of Southern California - Pending
University of Colorado, Boulder - Pending
University of Oregon - Pending
Iowa State University - Pending
Oregon State University - Pending
University of Delaware - Pending
University of Connecticut - Pending
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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
Iowa State - Pure Math PhD- Interviewed (the professor said that I had a very good chance of being accepted)
Berkeley - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Princeton - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Emory - Pure Math PhD- Pending
University of South Carolina - Pure Math PhD- Pending
MIT - Pure Math PhD- Pending
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- Pending
British Columbia - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Simon Fraser - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Birmingham - Pure Math PhD- Pending
London School of Economics - Pure Math PhD- Pending
Berkeley - Pure Math PhD- Pending

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 - Pending
Penn State - Pending

Less of a Reach:
University of Washington - Pending
University of Oregon - Pending
UMass - Pending

Pretty Reach-less:
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Pending
University of Kansas - Pending
Arizona State University - Pending

cbooms1
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

Undergrad Institution: Notre Dame
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: SMALL REU at Williams College, 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 5 graduate classes, President of ND Math Club, Paper from SMALL currently submitted for publication, multiple presentations of research: MathFest, ND 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 - Pending
MIT - Pending
Cornell - Pending
Brown - Pending
University of Michigan - Pending
UC Berkeley - Pending
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Pending
University of Minnesota - Pending
University of Utah - Pending
Purdue University - Pending
University of Illinois - Chicago - Pending
University of Nebraska - Pending

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, dream school
Purdue University-West Lafayette - pending
Penn State University - pending
Indiana University-Bloomington - pending
University of Utah - pending
University of Notre Dame - pending
University of Virginia - pending
Northeastern University - pending
University of Pittsburgh - pending
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - pending
University of Missouri - pending
Syracuse University - pending
SUNY-Binghamton - pending
University of South Carolina - pending

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.

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)


Admitted

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

Reach

Columbia (pending)
SUNY Stony Brook (pending)
Princeton (pending)
Harvard (pending)
NYU (pending)

More Reasonable

Colorado State (pending)
Santa Barbara (pending)
University of Montana (pending)
University of Michigan (pending)
SUNY Albany (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: ... (85%) :cry: (had to give up all questions on differential equations because I haven't taken it lol)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD 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

Admitted:
None

To be Rejected:
Bonn (master program in Area A): decide not to submit my mGRE, as it may lead to an automatic rejection
U British Columbia
McGill (master program)
Cornell
UCLA
Caltech
UW Madison
U Washington
UCI

Missed many deadlines due to addiction to games. Possibly need to gap a year GG.
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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, Pending 1/9/2018
Lehigh University - Submitted, Pending 1/9/2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Submitted, Pending 1/9/2018
University of Virginia
University of Kentucky
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - dream school
Binghamton
University of Delaware

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
UC-Santa Barbara

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

Safety:
Indiana University
Clemson
Home Institution

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
Northwestern - Pure math
Rutgers - Pure math
U of Washington - Pure math
PennState - Pure math
Georgia Tech - Pure math
Purdue - Pure math
Rice - CAAM
CMU - Pure math
Texas A&M - Pure math
Arizona - Pure math
USC - Pure math
Virginia - Pure math
Washington - Statistics
Minnesota - Statistics
Ucdavis - Statistics

cross_action
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Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:10 pm

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 - Pending
Brown - Pending
Columbia - Pending
UMichigan - Pending
UChicago - Accepted (1/9)
Boston University - Pending

biomath18
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Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:31 pm

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
Duke - Mathematics
NC State - Biomathematics
U of Washington - Seattle - Applied Mathematics
UC Davis - Applied Mathematics
U of Utah - Mathematics
Ohio State – Mathematics – Accepted 1/7
U of Wisconsin-Madison - Mathematics
Penn State - Mathematics
Pitt - Mathematics




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