Tianma799 wrote: Junaid456 wrote: Tianma799 wrote:
Yes, as long as you make a wise choice of schools. Last time when I applied, my score was the same as yours and my safe school was Notre Dame. Didn't get in anywhere obviously
What would you consider to be a wise choice of target schools, given my profile? I'd appreciate any and all advice based on your seeing my profile.
I need to seriously reconsider my list of colleges now.
What was your list of target schools before you know the score?
I was initially thinking of applying to a wide range of schools as well. I'll list down the different categories of schools, broadly speaking, and a few representative schools.
1. AMS Group I: 4-7 schools. I was thinking of applying to such schools as UIUC, UW Madison, U of Minnesota, Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue, Ohio State, UT Austin.
The last two said we can waive the application fee so I thought why not. I guess I'll have to drop this category now altogether.
2. AMS Group II: 5-8 schools. I was thinking to applying to such schools as Rochester, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Arizona State, UC Riverside.
Rochester said I'll be competitive if I get 700+. Again, I'm not sure of my chances in this category as well.
3. Some middle-tier master's only programs that have funding for internationals and have a good record of placing students in top 30-40 schools: Wake Forest. Miami University, Ball State, Boise State.
4. Applied Math programs that have strong pure math cores/interdisciplinary programs in physics and mathematics. I was mostly going to look at Canada/Europe in this category. Most Canadian schools (Waterloo, Simon Fraser etc.) are competitive as well, though. Funding seems to be the main problem in Europe.
I was thinking of applying to somewhere between 17-25 schools along these lines, depending on the amount of funds I have in my savings account and the probability of my external TA contract getting renewed at my home university's math department.
Any suggestions from you and other people would be very much appreciated.
AMS Group I -- http://www.ams.org/profession/data/annu ... ey/group_i
(Top 50 public and private)
AMS Group II -- http://www.ams.org/profession/data/annu ... y/group_ii