Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

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finnlion
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby finnlion » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:53 am

People who got into Ohio State - how did you hear about funding? Was it part of the official email from OSU, or separate, from the department?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby argyle_sweater » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:54 am

finnlion wrote:People who got into Ohio State - how did you hear about funding? Was it part of the official email from OSU, or separate, from the department?


The math department sent me an email saying I was accepted. In the email was information about funding from TAship.

isometry
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby isometry » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:31 am

Would you look at the time, it's panic o'clock.

ethanmhny
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ethanmhny » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:35 am

congrats to the gradcafe user who got into "Brazzers University"

Mr.Scholze
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Mr.Scholze » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:51 am

Okay, the MIT one seems real

sirpindar
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby sirpindar » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:02 pm

The details of the two MIT acceptances posted on gradcafe seem to match with those of two Yale acceptances posted on Jan 16. Well then :(

superballzach
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby superballzach » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:36 pm

Looks like Georgia Tech is beginning to send out offers, according to GradCafe. Of course, I haven't heard back yet.

calisapna
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby calisapna » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:46 pm

Georgia Tech and Penn State are sending out admission results! Got official results from Georgia Tech, while someone from Penn State emailed stating admission was likely. :o

DoNotMicrowave
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby DoNotMicrowave » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:09 pm

djysyed wrote::)

These months are especially stressful for some students because of schoolwork and admissions. Many go through mild or more severe forms of depression. I suggest you joke around with your league of legends friends instead.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:34 pm

calisapna wrote:Georgia Tech and Penn State are sending out admission results! Got official results from Georgia Tech, while someone from Penn State emailed stating admission was likely. :o


Congrats!

DoNotMicrowave wrote:
djysyed wrote::)

These months are especially stressful for some students because of schoolwork and admissions. Many go through mild or more severe forms of depression. I suggest you joke around with your league of legends friends instead.


Yeah I agree, that was definitely dickish on my part and I apologize to everyone who felt any form of stress from my actions. I was pretty pissed about my breakup and stressed about applications so both together do not go so well.

young556646
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby young556646 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:33 am

I was super gloomy today after I heard that Georgia Tech sent out emails. Then I just got an unofficial letter from Rutgers. They said they will send me an official letter in few days if I am still interested. This might be my first acceptance! Suddenly became so happy!

Yello
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Yello » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:17 am

young556646 wrote:I was super gloomy today after I heard that Georgia Tech sent out emails. Then I just got an unofficial letter from Rutgers. They said they will send me an official letter in few days if I am still interested. This might be my first acceptance! Suddenly became so happy!

That’s great news.

I think I feel gloomy now. I thought my application would be competitive at georgi tech or uiuc. I think my letters were weaker than I imagined.

6ix9ine
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby 6ix9ine » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:16 pm

ethanmhny wrote:congrats to the gradcafe user who got into "Brazzers University"


He's clearly in a better position than most of us ;)

Anyone else trying to not have a heart attack or die of severe anxiety?

petrokov
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby petrokov » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:08 pm

I didn't apply for schools this cycle, but I'm definitely sweating, so I'll post in this thread. I'm a student in an okay master's program studying graph theory. I'll be applying for PhD programs next year, and I would really like to get into a high ranking school. My undergraduate record is pretty mediocre, but I'm doing quite well in graduate school, and I should be able to get A's as well as a very high mGRE score. I'm also working on quite a bit of research.

I really want to ask "How many papers do I need to publish in order to get into a high ranking school?" but I know that publication is about quality, not quantity. Despite this, if I push out a few decent publications in graph theory (nothing phenomenal, but improvements and generalizations of previous results), can I dream of maybe going to a top 10 school? I get the feeling that one small mistake can kill your chances with places like Princeton or MIT, but people say that research is the one of the most important parts of your application, so I'd really like to know if I have a chance of overcoming my past mistakes by doing good research. I feel that research in graph theory is easier to come up with than it is for other fields, so I'd really like to know if there's an amount that's considered to be "good enough" or if there's some kind of standard that I can meet to make myself competitive.

I'd really appreciate anyone's advice, because the future makes me anxious. Thanks!

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ponchan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:29 pm

petrokov wrote:I didn't apply for schools this cycle, but I'm definitely sweating, so I'll post in this thread. I'm a student in an okay master's program studying graph theory. I'll be applying for PhD programs next year, and I would really like to get into a high ranking school. My undergraduate record is pretty mediocre, but I'm doing quite well in graduate school, and I should be able to get A's as well as a very high mGRE score. I'm also working on quite a bit of research.

I really want to ask "How many papers do I need to publish in order to get into a high ranking school?" but I know that publication is about quality, not quantity. Despite this, if I push out a few decent publications in graph theory (nothing phenomenal, but improvements and generalizations of previous results), can I dream of maybe going to a top 10 school? I get the feeling that one small mistake can kill your chances with places like Princeton or MIT, but people say that research is the one of the most important parts of your application, so I'd really like to know if I have a chance of overcoming my past mistakes by doing good research. I feel that research in graph theory is easier to come up with than it is for other fields, so I'd really like to know if there's an amount that's considered to be "good enough" or if there's some kind of standard that I can meet to make myself competitive.

I'd really appreciate anyone's advice, because the future makes me anxious. Thanks!


Well, like you said it depends on the quality of your research. If you are the single author on a paper that gets published in a place like Duke or Adv. in Math. or better, then I would say you'd have a pretty damn good chance regardless of your GPA. If you are a joint author of a paper that gets published in, say, Ann. Comb. or below, then you probably still need everything you'd imagine you'd need to get into a place in the top 10 -- near perfect gpa, +85% mGRE, decent putnam score, etc. But getting into a top 10 program is neither necessary nor sufficient for becoming a mathematician.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ponchan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:33 pm

Also, on the other hand, top 10 places accept people with no published papers. Getting good recs from well respected people who can comment on your ability to perform research (even if you don't have a paper submitted) is probably just as good.

petrokov
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby petrokov » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:00 pm

Thanks a lot for the feedback. What if I'm a single author of a paper that gets published in, say, Discrete Mathematics?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ponchan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:56 pm

I'm sure any result published in any reputable journal (not one where you have to pay to submit) will be seen as a positive, and certainly better than no research/publications. If your result is in a subfield in which a faculty member at a place your applying to works, it'll be even better.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby DoNotMicrowave » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:51 pm

ponchan wrote:I'm sure any result published in any reputable journal (not one where you have to pay to submit) will be seen as a positive, and certainly better than no research/publications. If your result is in a subfield in which a faculty member at a place your applying to works, it'll be even better.

I did this. Still haven't heard anything.
Look, I'm not saying that this is completely wrong. Any research experience could be helpful for the phd application. I just don't believe any faculty member -- in pure mathematics -- would specifically request that a student be admitted for research purposes. Math professors are super picky about the people they work with.
Neither do I think the admissions committee would believe that you will continue doing research in the same subfield and work with the desired professor.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby abstractguy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi all, I was the one who posted the first MIT acceptance on the grad cafe, and yes it was real! As far as I know, all of the Berkeley posts were fake, as Berkeley hasn't sent out any real offers yet to my knowledge.

6ix9ine
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby 6ix9ine » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm

abstractguy wrote:Hi all, I was the one who posted the first MIT acceptance on the grad cafe, and yes it was real! As far as I know, all of the Berkeley posts were fake, as Berkeley hasn't sent out any real offers yet to my knowledge.


The dude who posted them literally said they were fake lol. Congrats on MIT!!!

Mr.Scholze
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Mr.Scholze » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:28 pm

abstractguy wrote:Hi all, I was the one who posted the first MIT acceptance on the grad cafe, and yes it was real! As far as I know, all of the Berkeley posts were fake, as Berkeley hasn't sent out any real offers yet to my knowledge.


Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :) :D :D :D

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby young556646 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 pm

Rutgers sent out official offers! I got one as they told me couple of days ago.

Mr.Scholze
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Mr.Scholze » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:43 pm

abstractguy wrote:Thank you Professor Scholze, I'm a big fan of your work.


R u interested in Arithematic Geometry?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:06 am

abstractguy wrote:Hi all, I was the one who posted the first MIT acceptance on the grad cafe, and yes it was real! As far as I know, all of the Berkeley posts were fake, as Berkeley hasn't sent out any real offers yet to my knowledge.



Congrats!!! Have you heard back from anywhere else?

young556646
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby young556646 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Just received email from Duke to check website. Website says that I'm on the waitlist.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby mathidiot » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:50 pm

young556646 wrote:Just received email from Duke to check website. Website says that I'm on the waitlist.

Do you think it's a good news to receive a waitlist at this early time or not? I've also got one from another school.

ethanmhny
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ethanmhny » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:33 pm

Rejected by Oregon. Knew that was one of the longer shots among the programs I was applying to. Ah, well.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby KYDKON95 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:56 pm

ethanmhny wrote:Rejected by Oregon. Knew that was one of the longer shots among the programs I was applying to. Ah, well.

Me too . They said they had unexpectedly many applications but I guess they 're just being polite

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ethanmhny » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:03 pm

KYDKON95 wrote:
ethanmhny wrote:Rejected by Oregon. Knew that was one of the longer shots among the programs I was applying to. Ah, well.

Me too . They said they had unexpectedly many applications but I guess there just being polite


Sounds about the same as the one they sent me. Oh, well. I ended up applying to 16 schools so even in the best case scenario I was probably gonna get a few rejections. Best of luck with all your other apps!

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby KYDKON95 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:21 pm

ethanmhny wrote:
KYDKON95 wrote:
ethanmhny wrote:Rejected by Oregon. Knew that was one of the longer shots among the programs I was applying to. Ah, well.

Me too . They said they had unexpectedly many applications but I guess there just being polite


Sounds about the same as the one they sent me. Oh, well. I ended up applying to 16 schools so even in the best case scenario I was probably gonna get a few rejections. Best of luck with all your other apps!


you too m8. i checked your post on applications page. pretty much the same profile on GRE

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Did anyone else who apply to Purdue hear back?!?!?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby young556646 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:14 pm

djysyed wrote:Did anyone else who apply to Purdue hear back?!?!?

I heard nothing :(

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 pm

young556646 wrote:I heard nothing :(


I believe your applicant profile is much stronger than mine and maybe you mentioned other better schools that they expected you to get into. I played it safe when they ask which schools I applied to.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby MMDE » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:25 am

djysyed wrote:
young556646 wrote:I heard nothing :(


I believe your applicant profile is much stronger than mine and maybe you mentioned other better schools that they expected you to get into. I played it safe when they ask which schools I applied to.

Played it safe as in listed more reach schools or more safety schools?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:57 am

MMDE wrote:Played it safe as in listed more reach schools or more safety schools?


When they asked which schools I was applying to: I mentioned Notre Dame, Indiana Bloomington, Berkeley, and Stanford.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby KYDKON95 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:32 pm

Hello there guys. Does anyone know when does the ASU sends out funding decisions? I can't find a pattern in Gradcafe

Mr.Scholze
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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Mr.Scholze » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:02 pm

there will be offers sent from 3 university this afternoon

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby optimisticnihilist » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:08 pm

Mr.Scholze wrote:there will be offers sent from 3 university this afternoon

Which 3?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby YoungGunnaMath » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Looks like Oregon is sending out acceptances

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby rlightec » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:24 pm

I still haven’t heard from Oregon. Is this a good sign? Yesterday there were 2 rejections only on gradcafe. Today there are 2 acceptances only (so far). Or am I waitlisted? :?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby YoungGunnaMath » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:30 pm

rlightec wrote:I still haven’t heard from Oregon. Is this a good sign? Yesterday there were 2 rejections only on gradcafe. Today there are 2 acceptances only (so far). Or am I waitlisted? :?

No idea but wondering the same :? :? :?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Yello » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:31 pm

What would you do if you didn’t get into any phd programs this year?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby 6ix9ine » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:58 pm

Yello wrote:What would you do if you didn’t get into any phd programs this year?


Become a stripper

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby rlightec » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:01 pm

Yello wrote:What would you do if you didn’t get into any phd programs this year?


You would apply again next year. First you need to identify the weak points of your application file. If you had a low GRE score, studying hard and getting a higher score would help. Second, you would want to apply to lower-ranked schools. If you applied to top 50 schools this admission round, try to apply to rank 50-100 schools. You can apply to, of course, some top 50 schools that you didn’t apply in the first round.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:15 pm

Yello wrote:What would you do if you didn’t get into any phd programs this year?


This actually happened to me last year so I really put a lot of emphasis on boosting my profile. I studied for the mGRE (score didn't go up :cry: ), applied for REUs and got into one so I got research experience, and broadened my courses. I didn't get into any top 40 school I applied to last year but I've had some luck this year :) .

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby FourierTransformer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:12 pm

Has anyone heard anything from UIUC?

I'm the only person who I have seen say that they got any kind of response from them.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby prospectivestudent69 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:45 pm

I saw on gradcafe one Columbia applied math acceptance, is that true? Has anyone else heard anything

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby MMDE » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:22 pm

prospectivestudent69 wrote:I saw on gradcafe one Columbia applied math acceptance, is that true? Has anyone else heard anything

From APAM correct? I applied and have yet to hear anything.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Mr.Scholze » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:41 pm

optimisticnihilist wrote:
Mr.Scholze wrote:there will be offers sent from 3 university this afternoon

Which 3?


Oregon, UC Davis, UCSD




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