2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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whatstheprobability
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2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

whatstheprobability
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

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

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

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

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

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

Program Applying: Statistics and Operations Research

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

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

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

rebrobin
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (<30%) :oops: :oops:

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

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

[b]Applying to Where:

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

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

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

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

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Applied and Computational Mathematics

#The below information will be updated over time..

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

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

Rise
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D

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

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

Peregrine
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure math Ph.D.

Research Experience: Three of four years in undergraduate research in functional analysis/dynamical systems. Hoping to get published soon, but a manuscript with multiple conjectures in it regardless. Presented my research multiple times at conferences such as ISMAA 2017 and MAA MathFest 2016/'17. Two summer REUs at my university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Multiple departmental scholarships; outstanding presentation awards from both my university's REU and from statewide conferences like ISMAA; member of Kappa Mu Epsilon and Pi Mu Epsilon.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grading and TA'ing for multiple calculus courses; vice president of math club in senior year; two years worth of leadership/service positions.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I played a major role in starting a grant for the mathematics department of my university which now has quite a bit of money in it, so I think that's something unique worth mentioning. I've taken two graduate courses in complex analysis and topology (and received an A in both), and I am self-taught in number theory. Also, I made very close personal relationships with all my professors, so letters of recommendation should be quite strong; participated often in math office activities.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I switched from a health science major to a mathematics major after my sophomore year, explaining the large proportion of math courses taken towards the end of my undergraduate career. Also took multiple CS courses, so I have coding experience (similarly, I switched from health science too late into undergraduate to pick up a CS minor in time).

Applying to Where:
Reach:
UCLA
UIUC
UW Madison

Reach-y:
Northwestern
Purdue
UNC Chapel Hill

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

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

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

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

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD

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

Applying to Where:
University of Chicago (CAM) -
Stony Brook University -
Northwestern University -
Michigan State University (CMSE) -
University of Minnesota -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Application underway
University of Utah -
Simon Fraser University - Application underway
Notre Dame University -
Illinois Institute of Technology - Application underway
University of New Hampshire - Application underway
Clemson University -
Washington State University -
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EGA
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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


Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

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

Applying to Where:


Reach Exceeds my Grasp:
University of Michigan
Cornell
Brown

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

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

roboticbass
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (xx%)
V: 167 (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%) (pending)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) (pending)

TOEFL Score: Not applicable

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

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

Applying to Where: All Pure Math PhD

UPenn -
University of Washington -
University of Oregon -
Dartmouth -
UC Davis -
UC Boulder -
Oregon State -
Washington State -
Portland State -
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lillianmojave
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

Program Applying: Statistics

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

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

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach-Reach

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

Reach?

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

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

Singularity
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

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

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

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

Turing101
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After Notes:

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

embot95
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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


Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

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

Applying to Where:


Reach:
Cal Tech
UC San Diego

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

Prime_Idealist
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Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Prime_Idealist » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School. Top 30 math program.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Psychology. (Have also taken some CS courses, but not enough for a minor)
GPA: 3.90
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (91%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (44%) :oops:

Program Applying: Applied Math/Computer Science (Specifically for Theoretical CS)

Research Experience: One REU in discrete mathematics and algorithms (1 AMS presentation, no publications). Ongoing research project with CS faculty member in combinatorics and combinatorial algorithms.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, Math Honors, Dean's List every semester.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Student Assistant for Calculus II and Intro to Proofs.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 graduate courses in combinatorics, algorithms, and cryptography. Attended several workshops (with competitive selection processes) for undergraduates fully funded. Co-founded and ran a women in math club at my school. Active member of the other math club. Also active in school publications (newspaper and magazine) and I do enjoy writing (so I guess that's maybe a small plus in academia?).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I started majoring in math in my junior year, so that might help explain why my background isn't as strong as some other people's. Hopefully they take that into consideration.

Applying to Where: (too many places I probably won't get into lol...)
Reach-Reach:
MIT (Theoretical CS)
Princeton (PACM)

Reach:
Carnegie Mellon (ACO)
Georgia Tech (ACO)
UPenn (Applied Math)
Brown (CS)
NYU (CS)
Columbia (CS)

Match(-ish?)
CUNY (CS)
NC State (Math)

Masters:
Cambridge Part III (Pure Math)
ETH Zurich (CS Theory)

artskjid
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 12:31 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby artskjid » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:08 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State
Major(s): Math & Applied Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.80
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math/Statistics/Operation Research

Research Experience: Two independent projects, one poster, one paper in progress
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, departmental honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor for a little bit
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Couple of grad classes, very well-known recommenders
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Unrelated volunteer work for many years, significant upward trend in grades over the course of undergrad

Applying to Where:
Carnegie Mellon - ACO
Columbia - IEOR
Cornell - ORIE
Georgia Tech - ACO
Minnesota - Math
MIT - ORC
NYU - Courant
UC Berkeley - Statistics
UCSD - Math
Washington - Math

regularitylemma
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby regularitylemma » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (Reputed UK)
Major(s): Maths
GPA: ~3.6/4.0 (high upper-second)
Type of Student: International (Asian studying in UK), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: took it today (Oct 28), was aiming for ~90%ile but that seems v doubtful now. Will update in a month if I remember.
M: xxx (xx%)

Program Applying: Pure Math mostly (I'm interested in combinatorics, graph theory, set systems, etc + their interactions with geometry, additive number theory, CS foundations and theory)

Research Experience: Summer 2016a: coded for applied maths prof at home uni; Summer 2016b: worked with a few other summer students and a prof on more pure areas, coauthor on 1 publication; Summer 2017: worked on discrete geometry in mainland Europe with one more intern - not going to be published but we do have some vaguely interesting new results + supervisor will write a reference
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I'm on a very selective scholarship at my home uni but that's about it
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nah, undergrads (even Master's students) aren't allowed to tutor or TA here
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not much. I'm currently writing my Master's dissertation on some additive combinatorics which I suppose is a small positive point?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Being in the fourth year of a joint MMath degree the UK, all my courses this year are "grad courses", and in terms of mathematical involvement most of what I did last year would also be "grad courses" in America. [Scare quotes because Master's year students are still considered undergrads here.] My grades are not terrible but certainly not impressive, and only one of my referees will be able to comment on my combinatorial work.

Applying to Where: details on this list are still not fixed (which, given that it's late October, is somewhat suboptimal)
Reach Reach
Stanford - Pure Maths PhD
Yale - Pure Maths PhD
UCLA - Pure Maths PhD
Still Reach
Carnegie Mellon - Maths PhD - Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) Program
Georgia Tech - Maths PhD - Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) Program
UCSD - Pure Maths PhD
UIUC - Pure Maths PhD
Match(?)
UC Irvine - Pure Maths PhD
UC Riverside - Pure Maths PhD

FreddieBiddleBooty
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:38 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby FreddieBiddleBooty » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Undergrad Institution: State School, ranked but low. Known for Set Theory.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.2
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

Graduate Institution: Same
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 84%
V: ~40%
W: ~80%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (2015 score) 610 (39%)
M: (2nd Attempt, 2017) Pending (scared to see this...)

Program Applying: Pure Math Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry

Research Experience: REU in Undergrad in Graph Theory and Noncommutative Algebra. It didn't really get far so no publication and no talk. Currently working on Master's Thesis in Modular Forms. Also doing reading on Algebraic Geometry with other advisor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 4.0 every semester in Master's so I guess just the Dean's list stuff.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teach Calc classes every semester for my current TA-ship
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Rec letters I think will be good, or at least 2/3 of them. Advisor has some connections with some schools I'm applying to. Took a grad class in undergraduate and made an A.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't think I did well on the subject GRE, but I will see. If not, this will hurt my app. It was significantly harder than any of the practice tests.

Applying to Where:
U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Duke
Ohio State
UC Boulder
U of Oregon
Emory
U of Tennessee Knoxville
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djysyed
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:59 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby djysyed » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:53 pm

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
GRE Scores:
V: 31%
Q: 94%
W: 60%
Math Subject: 73% :roll:

GPA:
Cumulative: 3.45
Major: 3.6
Advanced courses (300-500 level): 3.6

Program Applying: (Pure Math, specifically Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Geometry)

Research Experience: Never did research but have given a presentation on Category Theory. Will be giving a talk to undergraduates about Sigma-Algebras

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Bernard Kurtin ($1000 to top 3 undergrads)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Former TA for Introduction to Proofs course. Tutor a few hours per week
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Expecting to complete four graduate courses, and an independent study in Atiyah-Macdonald. Some of my recommendation writers are world famous but they don't know me very well so it's very hard to tell if this will work into my favor. I met with an Algebraic Geometer from Columbia's Grad Admissions and a K-Theorist from UIUC a few days ago so hopefully they'll see that I took their advice :wink:.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Honestly, what I wrote above is literally what relying on.

Applying to Where: All Mathematics PhD

Super Reach:
Harvard
MIT
UC Berkeley
Columbia
Yale
UCLA
Stanford
Princeton
UChicago
UM-Ann Arbor

Reach:
UIUC
Brown
UW-Madison
Northwestern
UIC
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rfz
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:29 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby rfz » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:07 am

Undergrad Institution: MSU (#1 large public school at Moscow, Russia) .
Major: Mathematics
Overall GPA: 4.8 out of 5.0
Major GPA: 4.9 out of 5.0
Type of Student: International White Male (However, I am not Russian)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (89%)
V: 144 (24 %)
W: 3.0 (18 %)

IELTS Academic: Overall 7.0 (R-7, L-7.5, W-6.5, S-6.5)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: (Took it in October)

Programm Applying: Ph.D Pure Mathematics (Analytic number theory, combinatorics)

Research Experiance: One international conference, 1 paper and 1 preprint on top journal.
Awards/Honors: Two Gold Medals with perfect scores at National Mathematical Olympiad and
Gold Medal from Moscow State University for “Outstanding academic achievements”
Pertinent Activities ir Jobs: One of the coaches of my homeland (not Russia) for International Math Olympiad Team 2012 (won 4 bronze medals).
Member of Organizing Committee of National Math Olympiad for Undergraduates.

Successfully have taken a lot of advanced courses such Analytic Number Theory, Additive combinatorics, Fourier series and etc.

Applyting to Where:
Princeton
MIT
Carnegie Mellon
Michigan State University
Yale
Northwestern
UIUC
McGill
Rutgers
Ohio
Berkeley
UCSD

texasmath
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:13 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby texasmath » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: UT Austin (Top 15 US math)
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
GPA: 3.9839/4.0 (Major GPA: 4.0/4.0)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (68%) (obligatory :cry: )

Program Applying: Pure Math (Alg. Topology, low dim. Topology, Algebra)

Research Experience: Summer research in algebraic topology (really it was mostly combinatorics) with a well known professor at U of Michigan. Two papers to be submitted this fall, on which I am one of three coauthors, and I included these in my applications. Participated in Directed Reading Program for two semesters, each of which terminated in a talk at my undergraduate university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing major, University honors (~ Dean's list) every semester, Distinguished College Scholar (Top 4% of class)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High school/middle school tutor for a semester, math/science tutor at my university for a semester.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have taken 3-5 Graduate classes when I graduate. Two pretty strong letters. One sufficiently strong one.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Switched from Mechanical Engineering to Math during my sophomore year, so I'm a bit of a late-comer. Hopefully this doesn't adversely affect my admissions...

Applying to Where:

BIG REACH
Stanford
U Chicago
U Penn
Brown
Northwestern
Yale
Columbia
NYU (Courant)
Cornell

REACH
Michigan
Duke
Wisconsin
UC Santa Barbara
UI Chicago
UIUC
Boston College
UT Austin

ALSO
Cambridge (Part III)
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user1287
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:32 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby user1287 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private (not prestigious nor well known for math)
Major(s): Mathematics and Physics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.63 (~3.75 in both majors)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (81%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4 (60%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Not taking

Program Applying: Applied math and mechanical engineering

Research Experience: Two REUs - one in pure math and other in applied. No publications but am continuing to work with my advisor on one of them and will present at JMM. Also independent research in computational physics and volunteer physics research.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math honor society and special honor society for my class of school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Physics TA and calc/diff equ tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Attending BSM program
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Washington - Applied Math -
University of British Columbia - Math -
Simon Frasier University - Applied Math -
University of Colorado Boulder - Applied Math -
University of California Santa Cruz - Applied Math -
University of Arizona - Applied Math -
Arizona State University - Applied Math -
Rice University - Applied Math -
Northwestern University - Applied Math -
University of Notre Dame - Applied Math -
North Carolina State University - Applied Math -
Stony Brook University - Applied Math -
University of Connecticut - Math -

University of Pennsylvania - Mechanical Engineering -
Duke University - Mechanical Engineering -
University of Santa Barbara - Mechanical Engineering -
University of Southern California - Mechanical Engineering -
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bruins613
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bruins613 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: UCLA
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.91
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 162(91%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Took October test so no scores, estimated ~740, ~70%

Program Applying: Some pure combinatorics, mostly Interdisciplinary Math/CS PhD programs, ACO PhD programs, Theoretical CS PhD programs, etc.

Research Experience: High school independent research in combinatorial optimization, chosen as one of five to present work. Very little since then, a major weakness in my application. Currently reading on possible research topics on graph theory and flow problems with a known graph theorist.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I live on the Dean's List, but that's about it.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I'm an extremely dedicated teacher. I have two years teaching for the Los Angeles Math Circle, the second largest in the country. I've worked for tutoring companies, private schools (as a teacher), and even public schools through the CalTeach program. Through this I've gotten a lot of experience with curriculum development, and I'm planning to attach a sample to my application. I have a large private tutoring clientele from gifted elementary to college level, teaching math, physics and computer science. UCLA doesn't allow undergraduates to TA math classes, but I was a grader for the math department for a year. I also dedicated a lot of time to founding my fraternity, and served many leadership positions while raising membership by 500%, although I don't know how relevant this is.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two of my three recommenders are relatively well-known in their fields.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My lack of research experience is mostly due to my focus on my teaching career. It was only recently I decided the best way to educate my students is to be completely knowledgeable of my field, and that getting a PhD is the best way to make myself a great teacher. This is mostly the theme of my application, personal statement, and one of my letters of recommendation.

Applying to Where:
School - Stanford CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UCLA Math / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UC Berkeley CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - USC CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - Cornell CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - MIT Applied Math / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UT Austin CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - CU Boulder CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - Caltech CMS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - Georgia Tech ACO / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UCSD Math / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - Carnegie Mellon ACO / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - University of Waterloo C&O / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UW CS / Pending on (11/8/17)
School - UC Irvine CS / Pending on (11/8/17)

runner96
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:20 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby runner96 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: small liberal arts college in the South
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Environmental Studies
GPA: 3.79 (class rank: 37 of 400)
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 73%
V: 94%
W: 60%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:did not take



[b]Program Applying:
Mostly Applied math

Research Experience: I've done two REUs, both in applied mathematics. I have one publication about modeling in conservation biology. I have attended 4 math conferences presenting various research in applied math. I also did research with a biologist on population ecology which was presented by the biologists at a conference in GA.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: high school valedictorian, commended national merit, "Best Oral presentation in mathematics" at a conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: teaching assistant since sophomore year in Calculus, grader since sophomore year, volunteer ecology research assistant
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm going to retake the GRE in a couple weeks

Applying to Where:
University of Kentucky - Applied concentration
University of Memphis - Math
University of Alabama - Math
University of Arkansas -Math
University of South Carolina - Applied
Florida State University - Applied

jhgmath
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:16 pm

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jhgmath » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Not Great State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: Total: 3.82, Subject: 3.66
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 :(
V: 154
W: 4
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: <30% .... am only applying to schools that don't require it now


Program Applying: Applied and Biomath (Also applying to several economics programs)

does anyone read the part below? i don't really read this part on other people's application profiles...
Research Experience: REU in biomathematics, accepted to do funded research abroad next semester in Germany
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental scholarships, math ambassador for department (nominated)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor in math lab, TA for lower level classes, grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: first generation student, great LOR's, very quantitative econ classes, graduated a semester early?


Applying to Where:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Washington University - St Louis
St. Louis Univeristy
University of Missouri - St Louis
University of Houston
New Mexico State University
UT - Arlington
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bryn Mawr College
University of Oklahoma
Emory

burntpizza
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby burntpizza » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:05 am

Undergrad Institution: U.S. Public school not known for math
Major(s): Accelerated Mathematics B.S./M.S. (five years)
GPA: 3.87
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 3.5 (42%) :lol:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (68%)
I'm waiting on my score from taking it again in October. I feel like I improved my score a bit.

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: 1 REU in applied math, plus my Senior and Master's projects in pure math.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1st in class for math department, magna cum laude, graduated with distinction, scholarships, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 1 year of teaching experience at my university
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I scored 22 on the Putnam exam last year. I was on a team that won 3 small code-breaking competitions for undergraduates.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My upper-division GPA is 4.0, and I will have taken 12 graduate classes by the time of enrollment.

Applying to Where:

Reach:
Northwestern University
University of Wisconsin - Madison
UC San Diego

Reaching a bit:
University of Washington
Penn State
Ohio State

Match:
University of Colorado - Boulder

Safety:
University of Georgia

Bigsrw
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:29 am

Re: 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Bigsrw » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:41 am

Undergrad Institution: Smaller school I'm sure very few of you have heard of
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.1 (Major GPA ~3.5)
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (~82%) :roll: (I somehow didn't know I'd have 3 math sections so the 3rd caught me completely off-guard)
V: ~154 (~62%)
W: 4.0 (~62%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: To be discovered, but I actually feel pretty good about it (I think it could make up for my low quant score)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Chemistry lab experience (originally was a chemistry major) and undergraduate thesis (I obtained original results in pure mathematics but the work is, of course, not ground-breaking or anything)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Certificate of excellence in mathematics- awarded by my math department.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I have a good amount of tutoring experience (Calculus III and below).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I really liked my professors and had good relationships with them. I know 1 of my LOR is glowing (From my thesis advisor- practically says "you'd be an idiot not to take her") and the other two are at least good if not really strong. My paper for my undergraduate thesis is under review at a journal right now (No co-authors) and, when my research was in it's early stages, I gave a presentation at a MAA conference on some of my more 'elementary' results.
Also, I have two C's in my math classes but the teacher I had for those classes is the my advisor who wrote the glowing LOR. So, I think the departments will see that I greatly improved.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I know they don't matter much for math, but I actually think my SOP is a really strong one.

Applying to Where: These are my top two colleges- I really want to stay in Colorado, love the cities these colleges are located in, and think I could be very happy at either of them based off of what I've read and heard about them.
CU- Boulder:
CSU:

Might Apply to: Between my experience and LOR's I'm feeling pretty good about getting into one of my top choices.
Colorado School of Mines: This program is a mix of pure and applied math. I have a broad background in the sciences (I originally intended to study a very interdisciplinary subject in grad school) so I think that would help me get in.
University of Wyoming:




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