mathisawesome wrote:What are your mathematical interests?
kazenobak wrote:Hi, I am Vietnamese too.
Here is my profile when I applied last year:
780 GRE Math
My school is newly founded, 6 years old when I applied, mostly unknown
I am non math major - and not kind of math related major like Phys, CS or Finance. One of my ref from Numerical Analysis Lecturer (not associative prof yet) and 2 non math related refs.
My thesis is about applied math, says some kind of new techniques in numerical analysis and application in my field.
So basically, your profile is stronger than mine. You can consider my accepted school as safe: IUBloomington, Utah, UCIrvine, CUBoulder and Arizona. The equal and lower ranking school can be consider as safe also.
And choosing school is depend on your interest also,
For applied math, you can try Minnesota or Washington, the average GRE math score is around your score. I was very disappointed when I got rejected from both school.
For topology and geometry, Utah and Stony Brook is very good school.
I don't know much about Algebra and Discrete Math, so sorry I can't give any advice
lambert wrote:The general GRE might not be that important to schools but that doesn't mean you can completely flunk it and still get in.
Scores like bottom 8% for verbal and writing basically tells US schools that you don't know english, which makes it very hard for them to accept you since you're an international and all. 90 TOEFL is still below what is expected, I think a lot of universities use ~100 as a threshold for international applicants.
I would retake both the GRE and TOEFL if possible, I don't think any US school would be willing to risk it by accepting you.
Also disagree with the poster above, I think applying to schools like MIT is a waste of precious money unless your application is really competitive, and this one seems far from competitive.
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