DoNotMicrowave wrote:Looks like UCSD has released more decisions. Anyone know if they are done?
I got my acceptance only an hour ago, so they are probably still sending them!
Congrats! Fingers crossed.
I thought UCSD would be a safety school for me even though it is top 20. I don't mean to sound cocky -- I was just stupid. In hindsight, I should have applied to more realistic programs. I overestimated how much weight my essay and research experience would carry -- ignored the letters.
It sucks because I went to a top 5 program for undergrad, but full professors would never teach upper-level undergraduate courses there. So, my letters are from very junior people. Some students in my classes started taking pure math courses earlier in their college years and were able to take graduate courses with well-known professors. Most students did not get to do so. Something to keep in mind if you ever know someone who is interested in postgraduate study and applying to the top US colleges.