Hey guys. My first notification from a school was a rejection, so I'm posting this like an anxious little turtle.
Do you think I have a chance at any other of my schools? I'm not looking for sympathy etc., I appreciate honesty.
Undergrad Institution: State School, ranked but low.
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
Graduate Institution: Same
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (84%)
V: 149 (39%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Number Theory)
Research Experience: Undergrad: REU in Graph Theory and Noncommutative Algebra (no publication). Did readings in Algebraic Geometry with a post-doc. Grad: Currently working on Master's Thesis in Number Theory. Also doing reading in Arithmetic Geometry with another professor, which should turn into expository paper next semester.
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: 2 rec letters will be very good, 1 will be good, and 1 more I'm not sure about but should be positive. Advisor has some connections with some schools I'm applying to. Had some seminar talks during grad program.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Although I've done only one original research project, my research interests are specific. This is reflected in my SOP, which also mentions faculty for most schools that I'd ideally like to work with (this could hurt or help, not sure).
Applying to Where:
U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:
U of Oregon: rejected 1/31 via email
UC Santa Cruz:
U of Tennessee Knoxville: