### Profile Review/Where do I have a chance?!

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**Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:55 am**Lost on which schools to apply for this fall, I can't seem to tell which ones I could actually have a chance for!

I plan to apply to Applied Math PhD programs only, since that is definitely what I plan to study.

Here are my stats:

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts, Top 5

Major(s): Mathematics

Minor(s): None

GPA: 3.79, Math GPA 3.83

Type of Student: Domestic white female (low income, pretty sure this doesn't matter)

GRE Revised General Test:

-Have not taken yet, taking soon. I expect to score ok on quantitative, but not great on verbal (dyslexic here!). Overall scores not special/great.

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:

NOT TAKING! I will bomb it I guarantee.

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics PhD. I am interested in biological applications.

Research Experience: 1 REU in biomathematics in disease modeling, with a publication from that REU. Honors senior thesis research for 2 years in dynamical systems applied to neuroscience (own completely original research).

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduating with honors

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for ODE, Calculus tutor, Quantitative Skills tutor, Middle school algebra student teacher

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female??? Not much access to courses since I go to LAC, but one of the top LACs in the country

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 3 letters all from Professors who know me quite well, 1 letter from my advisor who is *extremely* well known in biomathematics (this is going to be a really good letter)

I find all these schools I would love to apply to, like University of Washington AMath, Cornell, University of Maryland College Park, UNC-Chapel Hill, Carnegie Mellon, Brown... the list goes on and on but I just don't think I have a chance at these top places (all for applied math, no pure).

Any advice on more middle-tier applied math places that might accept with stats like mine?

I plan to apply to Applied Math PhD programs only, since that is definitely what I plan to study.

Here are my stats:

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts, Top 5

Major(s): Mathematics

Minor(s): None

GPA: 3.79, Math GPA 3.83

Type of Student: Domestic white female (low income, pretty sure this doesn't matter)

GRE Revised General Test:

-Have not taken yet, taking soon. I expect to score ok on quantitative, but not great on verbal (dyslexic here!). Overall scores not special/great.

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:

NOT TAKING! I will bomb it I guarantee.

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics PhD. I am interested in biological applications.

Research Experience: 1 REU in biomathematics in disease modeling, with a publication from that REU. Honors senior thesis research for 2 years in dynamical systems applied to neuroscience (own completely original research).

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduating with honors

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for ODE, Calculus tutor, Quantitative Skills tutor, Middle school algebra student teacher

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female??? Not much access to courses since I go to LAC, but one of the top LACs in the country

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 3 letters all from Professors who know me quite well, 1 letter from my advisor who is *extremely* well known in biomathematics (this is going to be a really good letter)

I find all these schools I would love to apply to, like University of Washington AMath, Cornell, University of Maryland College Park, UNC-Chapel Hill, Carnegie Mellon, Brown... the list goes on and on but I just don't think I have a chance at these top places (all for applied math, no pure).

Any advice on more middle-tier applied math places that might accept with stats like mine?