2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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oleander314
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2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby oleander314 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:05 pm

The season for applications is here!

Note: This post was edited by Grant on November 8, 2018, to make it sticky and to add the information below.

For questions, comments, and discussions about results, please use the Fall 2019 Sweat Thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4550

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Previous threads:

2010 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=357
2011 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=495
2012 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=685
2013 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1003
2014 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1523
2015 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3297
2016 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3518
2017 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3695
2018 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3867


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[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
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oleander314
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby oleander314 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:20 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college in the US
Major(s): Art History and Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.97/4
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (88%)
V: 157 (76%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Below the 20th...
TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: REU in number theory (arithmetic dynamics) outside of my institution, independent study/thesis in number theory (p-adic analysis) at my institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top 10% of class, 4 mathematics departmental award, 2 monetary mathematics awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA (3 years), grader (4 year), AWM Chapter president (2 years), volunteer tutor (6 years)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders extremely well and have worked closely with all of them. I took many statistics courses as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing that comes to mind...

Applying to Where:
Brown University
Cambridge (MASt)
Dartmouth College
Stanford University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
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Banach-Steinhaus
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Banach-Steinhaus » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:06 pm

This should actually be the 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results. The 2018 one can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3867 and was for last year’s profiles and results. I’m not sure why they never stickied it...

superballzach
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby superballzach » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.09/4
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

Grad Institution: Clemson University
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.89/4

GRE Revised General Test: Taking soon.
Q:
V:
W:

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Taken 9/15/18.
M:

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Independent study in algebraic topology with my advisor, an independent study in representation theory with an algebraist in our department, and a masters project on characteristic classes with my advisor. Also did a semester long research project in graph theory during undergrad.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List twice in undergrad. Had 4.0's in all my semesters as a graduate student except for a summer mini-mester.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA (2 years), Grader (3 years), Instructor (1 year).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders extremely well, and some of them have connections at many of the universities I'm applying to. My first two letters will come from my advisor and my representation theory mentor, and I expect their letters to be strong. My last letter will come from the professor of my year long graduate algebra course, which I did extremely well in, and I expect that letter to be very good. I'm sure they will all mention how motivated I am as well. Attended a summer program on algebraic geometry/topology at the University of Chicago and a graduate student geometry/topology conference at UIC.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your Application and Might Matter: Many graduate courses in addition to the year long algebra sequence, in particular functional analysis, measure theory, complex analysis, algebraic number theory, and commutative algebra, with A's in each of these. Currently sitting in on a point-set topology course taught by my representation theory mentor, as I never took that and am just wanting to fill in that gap in my knowledge. I was very lazy during undergrad, which mainly stemmed from my severe depression, but I am much more mentally healthy, focused, and determined nowadays.

Applying to Where:

University of Utah
University of Oregon
University of Illinois at Chicago
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Virginia
University of Georgia
Brandeis University
Tufts University
University of South Carolina
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lippyrogue
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby lippyrogue » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Canadian University
Major(s): Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics & Optimization
GPA: 98% major, 95% cumulative
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 970 (99%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics and ACO

Research Experience: Undergraduate research in combinatorial optimization (which according to my supervisor is publishable, we're still working on it).

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMO Medals, Top 150 Putnam, some undergraduate scholarships
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have taken 6 graduate courses so far, taking another 2 this term (+ 1 reading course) and planning to take 4 in my last term.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your Application and Might Matter: Graduating in 3 years (7 terms), have not done any pure math research.

Applying to Where:
Super Reach:
MIT
Princeton
Stanford
UChicago

Reach:
Columbia
UC Berkeley
UCLA

Match:
Cambridge (MASt)
Georgia Tech
Waterloo
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jwg
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jwg » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: medium state
Major(s): Math, Economics
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.89 math, 3.46 econ
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 160 (74%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Taking 10/27, current diagnostics around 40%

Program Applying: [Applied] Math, some Statistics PhD
Interests: numerical analysis, probability, analysis, statistics; applications to economics and biology

Research Experience:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list couple semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for two years (part time during undergrad now full time in gap year) in biostatistics lab in cancer center at my university, no papers with my name on them, just some code. Will use letter of recommendation from PI for statistics programs, not math.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On our App and Might Matter: Pretty famous letter writers

All math courses: calc III: A, linear algebra: A-, intro probability: A, ode: A, analysis I: A, analysis II: A, intro math statistics I/II: A/A, numerical analysis I/II: A-/A, intro real analysis: A-, number theory: A-
(econometrics in econ department: A)

Question for the world: Are my chances better at statistics programs given my courses and work experience? I prefer math and am kicking myself for not taking more pure classes, math REU and working as a grader/tutor in math... Many schools on my list are at math departments at schools without statistics departments.


Applying to Where:
This is currently an enormous list of schools from (usnews) rank 20-100, will update later
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cater99
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cater99 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:44 am

Hi everyone!

Undergrad Institution: West Coast, Public, Top 50
Major(s): (Pure) Mathematics
GPA: 3.77 Major, 3.63 Cumulative
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (83%) from 4/14/2018

Program Applying: Pure & Applied Math Master's

Research Experience: Undergraduate research in PDE and Numerical Linear Algebra

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, nothing special
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: took a few graduate courses and served as a TA for calculus I, II.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your Application and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Pure Math Master's:
Courant
Cambridge Part III
Oxford OMMS

Applied Math Master's:
Fu Foundation
Northwestern
Penn AMCS
Johns Hopkins
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dtb7793
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby dtb7793 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Lib Arts in Washington State
Major(s): BS Mathematics
Minor(s): na
GPA: 3.41
Type of Student: (Domestic Asian Male)

Grad Institution: Different Lib Arts in Washington State
Major(s): MS Mathematics
Minor(s): na
GPA: 3.94

GRE Revised General Test: Wanting to retake this
Q: 162 (80%) (Sept 2015)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%) (Sept 2018)

Program Applying: Pure Math Algebraic Geometry/Topology

Research Experience: One in undergrad independently on Homotopy type of subgroup lattice for cyclic groups, one in graduate school on the multidegree of matrix orbit closures.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Grad in Honors from Graduate school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Community College Teacher

Applying to Where: (In no particular order)
School - University of Arizona / Waiting
School - University of Hawaii at Manoa / Waiting
School - University of Nevada Reno / Waiting
School - UC Riverside / Waiting
School - UC Irvine / Waiting
School - UC Davis / Waiting
School - UC Santa Cruz / Waiting
School - Oregon State University / Waiting

packagednoodles
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby packagednoodles » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: medium-sized liberal arts school in northeast
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Physics & Business
GPA: 3.96/4.00
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (90-something %)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 710 (62%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: REU in matrix analysis at prestigious research uni, undergrad thesis in matrix analysis & probability, research in p-adic analysis at home uni

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College of arts and sciences award given to top 1% of senior class, math department award given to top rising senior, outside STEM scholarship, PME Chapter President

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Founder and President of university math club, TA for Probability, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Independent studies in point-set topology, representation theory, dynamical systems, coding theory, general relativity/string theory, research in theoretical physics, independent study in semigroup theory

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've done research with all my letter-writers, and have more than three, expecting each to provide unique information. I know my letter writers well. Also, I've visited about half of the universities I'm applying to, met with the grad directors, and sat in classes. Not sure if that makes any impact but it's let me travel around a bit!

Applying to Where:

UMichigan, Ann Arbor
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Brown
Cornell
Tufts
Boston University
Boston College
UMass Amherst
Northeastern
Dartmouth
Syracuse
Wesleyan
Lehigh

ohtimethypyramids
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ohtimethypyramids » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:02 am

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Mathematics and Theology
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: Domestic biracial female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 170
W: 6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
9/15: 41%, yikes.
10/27: Praying for a miracle (and studying, ofc)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D., interdisciplinary Ph.D. in applications of mathematical logic

Research Experience: Two-year REU in biostatistics with a distinguished statistician, REU in combinatorics, 4-5 upcoming papers (things slog through review so slowly!), but nothing published yet. Have refereed papers.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: YMC presenter, expecting a JMM invitation
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math department tutor, research assistant in a humanities field
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very close with most of my recommenders.
Any Other Info: In the interdisciplinary Ph.D. field to which I am applying, I am very competitive (I will have published extensively in the field, have taken myriad grad courses, have multiple very well-known recommenders who love me, and the field is niche enough that everyone knows each other). Sadly, this isn't the case in pure math. My home department is smallish but very strong, so although I am well-liked and respected in my department, I make no pretensions to being a top student. I expect my math recs will call me "enthusiastic and boundlessly curious" rather than "brilliant." I fully recognize that admission to a G1 program might be a pipe dream.

Applying to Where:
UCLA
Berkeley
NYU
UChicago (interdisciplinary)
Columbia (interdisciplinary)
Harvard (interdisciplinary)
Yale (interdisciplinary)
MIT (interdisciplinary)
UT Austin
Wisconsin-Madison
Michigan
Texas A&M
University of Washington
Cornell
Rutgers
Stony Brook
Oxford (interdisciplinary)
Duke
OSU
Urbana-Champaign
Brown
Stanford (interdisciplinary)
UPenn
Johns Hopkins
Georgia Tech
University of Oregon
UC San Diego

Leida
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Leida » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Honors class of the university in China with First rank on math (But not as same well-know as for overall rank, however still good)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Mathematics 86.44/100, Cumulative 85.22/100 (top 10% among all math students in our university. We study very hard graduate courses / courses with graduate level, our first rank is only 89 or 91.)
Type of Student: International Chinese Male

Grad Institution: Well-known for the major but not for overall in US
Major(s): Computational and Applied Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Mathematics 3.90/4.00, Cumulative 3.83/4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 152 (56%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 910 (97%) (Sep.15, went to take the test almost without any preparation. My math background is very solid)

TOEFL Score: (104 = R29/L25/S22/W28) (Took this more than 2 years ago so I am looking for toefl waiver)

Program Applying: Mainly wanna go back to pure math, but applied math is OK. I want to do PDE analysis or differential geometry.

Research Experience: 1 preprint of independent PDE paper with 53 pages on prepare; 1 short paper of its generalization currently writting. Currently doing generalization of a stochastic analysis conclusion. Give lectures / presentations on 3 advanced seminars including homological algebra, quantum stochastic calculus and Mersenne Prime.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Consecutive 3 year third-class scholarship in undergrad; 2 First-award of national math contests (one of them is only of preliminary the another one is real); 1 First-award of math contests within Province. Bunches of mathematical contest awards before undergrad.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA to undergrad and grad since I enrolled. Give recitation lectures.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Studied courses were hard. 70% were graduate course and almost all to graduate level.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am a Ph.D. student in applied math department but I am planning to transfer to another program. 2 of my professors here voluntarily told me that they are willing to offer me very strong recommendation. I also have passed all the Qual Exams for Ph.D. here.

Applying to Where: (Still on decision, since I don't wanna take toefl anymore)

Impossible
Stanford

Nearly impossible
UCB
UCLA
Caltech
NYU
Columbia

Still possible
Brown
UPenn
UTaustin
Umichigan

God, please let at least one of them accept me
UCSD
GAtech
Rutgers
Northwestern
UIUC
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orbital1337
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby orbital1337 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:29 am

Undergrad Institution: Top European (for math)
Major(s): Math, B.Sc.
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.86 / 4.0
Type of Student: International, White male

Graduate Institution: Same as undergraduate
Major(s): Math, M.Sc.
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%)

The subject GRE could have gone a bit better since I scored >90% on the practice exams. I didn't feel like the actual exam was any harder but I'm pretty sure that I messed up more due to nervousness.

TOEFL: 117 = R30/L30/S29/W28

Program Applying: PhD in Combinatorial Optimization (CO, ACO, CS or Math depending on the university)

Research Experience:
  • ~1 year in applied logic (formal mathematics, proof assistants)
    • Supervised by my 3rd LOR writer
    • Work was presented at a major conference but not by me
  • ~3 years on an industry research project on vehicle routing
    • Worked on this project from the prototype phase to the first practical application
    • Supervised by my 1st and 2nd LOR writers
    • Wrote my bachelors thesis about this work
    • Some interesting results along the way but nothing published yet (outside of that thesis)
  • Recently started working on masters thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
  • Fairly prestigious, merit-based national scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
  • Not super relevant: ~2 years contract work in software development (C#)
  • Private tutoring here and there during the last 4 years
  • Research and software development (C++, Python) for that industry research project mentioned above
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
  • I've taken quite a few grad courses, especially in discrete mathematics / CS theory and mathematical logic.
  • I've met potential advisors at two of my top choices in person and talked to them extensively. The conversations went really well and they encouraged me to apply and contact them.
  • All my letter writers have known me for years and I expect that my letters will be very strong. My 1st letter writer in particular is a leading researcher in my field and has explicitly told me that he'll write an exceptionally strong LOR.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where: (subject to change)

Definitely:
  • U. of Waterloo - CO
  • GA Tech - ACO (through math department)
  • Carnegie Mellon - ACO (through math department)
  • UC Irvine - CS
  • Cornell - CS
  • U. of Washington - Math
Maybe:
  • UC Berkeley - CS
  • UC Davis - Math
  • ...
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cvasquez
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Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:14 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cvasquez » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:25 pm

Undergrad Institution:[ /b] SMALL west coast liberal arts college
[b]Major(s):
math
Minor(s):[ /b] nope
[b]GPA:
3.9 (3.53 at community college)
Type of Student: domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:August 2018
Q: 163 (83%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: October 2018
M: not feeling too good about it


Program Applying: pure math phd

Research Experience: nope
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List/Academic Honors every semester/quarter since Winter 2017
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Tutor for diff EQ and Discrete Math Fall 2018
Grader for diff EQ Fall 2018
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: eek
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
REACH:
Boulder -
UI Urbana Champaign -
UCONN -

"Match"

and more, just haven't decided

johanMo
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Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:07 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby johanMo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public University (U.S.) Top Tier Math department
Major(s): Mathematics and Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.51/4
Type of Student: Hispanic Male under DACA(domestic/international depends on the school)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 620 (41%) [Retaken 10/27/2018, hoping for at least 50%]

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience:

The closest thing to math research was an independent study for 4 semesters under the supervision of a Ph.D. student, now a post-doc, also one of my letter writers. Slightly unrelated to math, but could be a factor since I want to study mathematical physics - I was involved in a physics lab for a year where I took part in maintaining and operating a homemade low-temp magnetic force microscope.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List for 2 years straight at my previous school, SHPE scholarship award

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Learning Assistant (1 year), Math and physics tutor( 5 years), the aforementioned individual study.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have a handful of graduate courses under my belt, mostly in math, but some in physics as well.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing that comes to mind.

Applying to Where:

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ohio State Univeristy
Stony Brook
Boston University
University of Indiana - Bloomington
University of California-Riverside
University of Colorado - Boulder
Northeastern
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Louisianna State University
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OwlMath
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Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby OwlMath » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public School (Top 70 Math Dept)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.87/ 3.90 Major GPA
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165
V: 164
W: waiting
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
810 (80%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience:

REU at top 50 math program in Geometry, along with a geometry research project at home institution.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Multiple department awards/scholarships for success in mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor and ambassador for last 3 years. Math Club Vice President

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Some graduate courses in algebra and number theory.



Applying to Where:

Reach Town, USA:
University of Chicago
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Sort of Reach:
University of California - San Diego
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Rice University

Match:
University of Illinois - Chicago
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of California - Davis
University of Virginia

Safer:
Dartmouth College
Vanderbilt University

jrayers97
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Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:20 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jrayers97 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.6 overall, 3.79 Math
Type of Student: White boy

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
September: <25%
October: Pray for me

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: REU at home university in combinatorics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Some grad classes, Independent study in Representation Theory, my letter writers know/do research with a lot of the professors at these schools, hoping their name on the LOR will help give my application a second look.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nah

[b]Applying to Where:
(Color use here is welcome)
Boston College
Boston University
Northeastern
LSU
University of Vermont- Masters Program
UNC- Chapel Hill
University of Georgia
University of Oregon
Purdue
CUNY Graduate Center

Will add a few more safety/match schools
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occamsshampoo
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Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:04 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby occamsshampoo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am

Undergrad Institution: big public school, very well known for STEM
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.75 cumulative, 3.88 major, 3.95 junior and senior year.
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:169
V:169
W:TBD

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Haven't gotten my score back

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: PhD Applied math/differential equations.

Research Experience: 1 year plasma physics, REU in acoustics, 2ish years in applied networks, 1.5 years in fluids which became my senior thesis. Senior thesis is currently being written and will hopefully be submitted soon?
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing worth mentioning
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for intro physics, advanced mechanics, and PDEs. More tutoring experience than you could shake a stick at. Taught a class (wrote the syllabus, gave out homework, graded, lectured, the whole 9 yards) for freshmen about mathematics in social science.
Taught high school science for a year then went to work for a company that makes eyeglass lenses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders well. Also took grad classes in game theory, complex analysis, nonlinear ODEs, and asymptotic analysis and did some fun projects on Van der Pol oscillators and population dynamics with periodic birth/death rates.

Applying to Where:
Iowa
Brandeis
Rensellaer
Northwestern
Purdue
Tennessee
Colorado
Maryland
Vermont
Massachusetts-Amherst
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Calypso
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:02 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Calypso » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:11 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 2 in Pulic on West Coast
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Specilization in Computing
GPA: 3.946/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170/ 96
V: 160 /86
W: 4.0 /59
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: TBC

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: 1 year bio-engineering image processing 1 year machine learning reading/research REU at UCLA, still involving in.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, Lab assistant for 1 year (debugging/teaching)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, four letter, 3 from research experience, one from grad class. ADE and numerics grad class.
3 of 4 are big names in their fields and two of those 3 are strong(whom I worked closely with) and helped with my application a lot.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
[u]UCLA
[u]NYU
[u]CALTECH
[u]UW Seattle
[u]North Carolina
[u]Oxford
[u]Imperial College
[u]NorthWestern
[u]Stanford
[u]UCB
[u]Maryland
[u]Colorado Boulder
[u]Cornell
[u]Michigan

gua111
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:21 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gua111 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:00 am

Undergrad Institution: Berkeley
Major(s): Math + Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 153
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%) The exam is hard!! Don't want to waste so much time on this... so I am okay with the score :oops:

TOEFL Score: Waive

[b]Program Applying:
Computational math Phd

Research Experience: Undergraduate research for 2 years, using statistics and math modelling, a paper submitted. Just started my "serious" research about preconditioners in compact DG method with implicit Runge-Kutta, exploring AMG now. But it is research, so no specific direction, just mess around, trying new things and see how they work. No result, but enjoy it very much. (It is really fun! Don't know what to expect every week.)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None. Probably some GPA related things, but not important.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in CC. Grader, lab assistant.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 5 graduate classes related to the thing I am interested in: numerical PDE AB, numerical linear algebra, Real & functional analysis. DRP for two semesters, on spectral method, spectral element method, multigrid. Self-studied DG and Evans' PDE, only some notes and codes, no fancy papers. Recommendation letters should be okay.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Enjoy numerical PDE (specifically DG) very much! I started my undergraduate as a computer science major, and I switched to math pretty late. Maybe my programming background could be useful? Interested in computer graphics at first (physical simulation specifically), but could not understand PDE, so crazy studying math afterwards.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream School (I guess not necessarily the hardest):
Rice - CAAM

Reach:
Brown - Applied math
Cornell - CAM
UT Austin - ICES

Match/Safe:
U Washington - Applied math
Northwestern - engineering sciences and applied mathematics
Rensselaer - Mathematics




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