These are the schools I have decided to apply to:
Over reach: princeton, washington univ, ucla, ohio state univ
reach: texas at austin, georgia tech, penn state, pittsburgh, dartmouth
safety: stony brook, notre dame,univ of florida, texas a & m, michigan state
Am I too ambitious to apply to these schools given my profile?
Can anyone suggest to me the ideal schools for me given my profile?
Type of student: International Applicant (from West Africa)
GPA: 4.4/5 (3.63/4 ?)
Verbal: 145 (messed it up)
Math Subject Test: 570 (didn't impress myself )
TOEFL: Not Yet Available
Program Applying: Pure Math (PhD), Applied Math (PhD)
Note: I recently decided to also consider applied math because my subject test score is low and some applied math courses do not require the score.
(1)I am not thinking of taking any of the tests again
(2)I am not sure any of the profs who will be writing my recommendation letter is well known in their fields. However, I know one of them got his PhD from an elite school (one of the top 10 schools in the world).
(3) Although I have a research paper, I am yet to publish it.
I will really appreciate an honest response. Thanks.