Undergrad Institution: Oxford University, UK
GPA: High 2.i, somewhere between 3.5 - 3.7 but I'm not entirely sure how it converts.
Type of Student: International, White, Female
GRE Revised General Test: Taking 14th Nov. Good scores on practise tests.
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
Taking as estimates based on practise Q: 168 V: 161 W: 4
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Taken Oct 28th. I completely messed up time, and had to guess almost half. Very disappointed with myself and expecting a very low score, at best 50-60% percentile.
Programme Applying: Ph.D Pure Mathematics ( key research area of interest: topology)
3 great letters of recommendation from Oxford Professors, 4 year undergraduate masters, for my final two years I took advanced courses in: logic, set theory, topology and groups, Galois theory, algebraic number theory, communication theory, graph theory, integer programming, non-commutative rings, geometric group theory, infinite groups, model theory, combinatorics, probabilistic combinatorics, category theory, algebraic topology.
Applyting to Where:
U of Toronto
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
As someone unfamiliar with the US system, I would really appreciate some feedback as to how realistic these choices are, and how much emphasis is placed on the subject GRE (surely a test of time pressure, which I am poor at, with mathematics i haven't done for several years and had little time to study for working full time, it seems frustrating that this should be a measure of how I can succeed in graduate research?) Is a strong academic background, a lot of advanced courses from a top instituion, and great references realistically going to make up for a very poor score?
Any advice at all would be very, very much appreciated. Thank you.