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!

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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

Welcome!
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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

Undergrad Institution: Columbia
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science
GPA: 3.75ish
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE:
Q: 169
V: 169
W: 5.0
Math Subject Test: 800 (79%)

Program Applying: Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Did the Math REU at Columbia, but no real research experience otherwise
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing other than generic academic ones (Dean's List, etc.)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a TA for a few semesters, did a few summer internships (mostly computer science-related though), currently working on senior thesis
Any Other Info: One graduate math class. Not the top student in my department by any means. Even though my profile isn't exceptional, I'm still hoping for the best. (Maybe coming from a well-known math department will earn me some bonus points with adcoms?) Mostly interested in functional analysis and PDEs.

Applying to Where:
Columbia
Berkeley
MIT
Stanford
UCLA - Accepted! Super excited!
NYU
Yale - Waitlisted
Cornell
Brown
Minnesota
Ohio State - First acceptance!
Washington
UC Santa Barbara
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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: 3.85/4

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 149 (42%)
W: 4.0 (59%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (~40th percentile)

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:

UC Santa Barbara Rejected on 4/3/19.
University of Utah Rejected on 2/9/19.
University of Oregon Rejected on 1/28/19.
University of Illinois at Chicago Accepted on 4/15/19. ATTENDING!!!
Georgia Institute of Technology Rejected on 2/26/19.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Waitlisted on 2/22/19. Rejected on 4/15/19.
University of Virginia Waitlisted on 2/26/19. Rejected on 4/15/19.
University of Georgia
Tufts University Rejected on 1/22/19.
University of South Carolina Accepted on 2/15/19.
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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: Canadian University
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
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 combinatorics

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 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 Rejected (1/30)
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 //Accepted by Email/Portal 3/28/19
Cambridge Part III // Rejected by Email/Portal 1/11/19
Oxford OMMS //Waitlisted by Email 3/26/19

Applied Math Master's:
Fu Foundation //Accepted by Email/Portal 3/6/19
Northwestern //Accepted on Website 4/9/19
Penn AMCS //Accepted on Website 3/19/19
Johns Hopkins //Accepted on Email 3/18
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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 Biracial Male (Asian and white)

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

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%) (Nov 2018)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%) (Sept 2018)

Program Applying: Pure Math, Algebraic Geometry/Topology, Representation Theory

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. A master's project in group cohomology and homological algebra.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Graduate School
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Community College Teacher

Applying to Where:

Reach

UC Irvine / Waiting Rejected (4/16/19)
UC Davis / Waiting Expecting rejection

Match

University of Arizona / Admitted (2/1/19) Fully Funded (3/18/19) Attending! (4/10/19)
UC Riverside / Admitted (3/1/19) Full funding offered (3/3/19) Declined (4/10/19)
UC Santa Cruz / Waiting Contacted, High on waitlist. Declined (4/12/19)
Oregon State University / Admitted (2/5/19) Shortlisted for GTA position (2/7/19). Interview (2/21).
Offered full funding $17,395.47 per year (2/26/19). Declined (3/7/19)

Safety

University of Hawaii at Manoa / Admitted (2/23/19) Offered full funding $18,900 per year (2/23/19). Declined (4/9/19)
University of Nevada Reno / Waiting (will probably pull this application) Admitted (3/6/19) Declined (3/6/19)
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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: 3.97/4.00
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (90-something %)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 710
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:

Cornell: Rejected
Queen's University (Canada): Accepted, declined offer
UMichigan, Ann Arbor: rejected, all good! was about to withdraw it anyway. I think I know where I'm going but need to visit to make sure...
CUNY Graduate Center
Notre Dame: top of waitlist. PLEASE reject if not planning to go. withdrawn
Tufts: Accepted! withdrawn (2/15)
Boston University: rejected
Ohio State: waitlisted 2/20, withdrawn
Brown: Rejected
Dartmouth: accepted, withdrawn
Boston College: accepted, withdrawn
UMass Amherst: Accepted! Fellowship for first year. withdrawn
Northeastern: waitlisted, withdrawn
Syracuse: Accepted! Given graduate fellowship for first year. Declined offer
UC Santa Barbara: Accepted!!! ATTENDING!
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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
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: Domestic biracial female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (98%)
V: 170 (94%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 720 (63%), and it was my second time taking it. I'm ready to write it off, though - it's not PROHIBITIVELY bad, and the test is ridiculous.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D. and separate applications for interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Research Experience: Two-year REU in biostatistics, REU in combinatorics, 4-5 upcoming papers, but nothing published yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: YMC, JMM
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math department tutor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very close with most of my recommenders.
Any Other Info: 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:
Math-
Cornell
OSU -Admitted! (2.14.19)
Urbana-Champaign - Admitted! (1.30.19)
Notre Dame - Admitted! (Informal offer, followed by an email from my POI) (2.6.19)

Other thing-
MIT
Penn
Princeton
Irvine
CMU, PhD in LCM - Admitted! (2.8.19)
UChicago
Northwestern - Rejected
Duke
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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)
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 3.93/4.00, Cumulative 3.88/4.00

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)

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 43 pages on prepare; 1 short paper of its generalization currently writing; Several new self-discovered theorems of Finite Stochastics Process(Recently done, may have not included in my application); 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:

Impossible
Stanford rejected 02/22

Almost impossible
UCB rejected 02/08
UCLA rejected 03/14
Caltech rejected 02/22
NYU rejected 04/03
Columbia rejected 02/12

Still possible
Brown rejected 02/15
UPenn
UTaustin Asked them and told that I am Waitlisted 03/05
Umichigan rejected 03/20

God, please let at least one of them accept me
UCSD Admitted 02/28, 1st year 26k half time TAship and 23.6k/year follows with fulltime TAship
GAtech rejected 02/26
Rutgers Asked them and told that I am on the list where it is unlikely to give me an offer. Probably will decline this one 03/05
Northwestern rejected 02/09
UIUC Waitlisted 02/18

Remark: I never doubt my ability on my math background and research ability. The reason I need to reapply is simply, I haven't found research advisor that fit my interests. All research I have done are almost all self-discovered. Even if I got rejected by all of them, I can still stay my current institute to do research, so I always have backup safety. I think most of you are not in the situation like me, so please be careful if you choose programs too risky just like this list(International student has a natural disadvantage on applying US Ph.D. programs in most of the cases because of the reasons of unfamiliarty of background and funding).
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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)
  • U. of Waterloo - CO - submitted (2018/12/21) - admitted (2019/2/15) - funding: $41,000 CAD / year (minus ~$22,500 in tuition and fees) (2019/2/20) - declined (2019/4/13)
  • GA Tech - ACO (through math department) - submitted (2018/12/12) - waitlisted (2019/4/8) - declined (2019/4/12)
  • Carnegie Mellon - ACO (through math department) - submitted (2018/12/11)
  • UC Irvine - CS - submitted (2018/12/10) - admitted (2019/2/13) - funding: $21,417 / 9 months + $2,500 + $10,000 Dean's Award (2019/2/27) - attending (2019/4/13)
  • Cornell - CS - submitted (2018/12/10) - rejected (2019/2/4)
  • U. of Washington - Math - submitted (2018/12/26) - admitted (2019/3/6) - funding: $28,700 / 11 months (2019/3/11) - declined (2019/3/25)
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cvasquez
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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johanMo
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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:
10/28/2017 - 620 (41%)
10/27/2018 - 690 (57%)

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:

Reach:
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor (submitted 12/14/2018) - Rejected via Email (3/20)
Ohio State University Submitted (11/16/2018) - Rejected via Website (3/06)
Stony Brook Submitted (12/29/2018) - Rejected via Email (3/01)
University of Indiana - Bloomington Submitted (01/04/2019) - Rejected via Email (4/08)
Boston University Submitted (01/05/2019) - Rejected via Email (3/28)

Match (hopefully):
University of California-Riverside Submitted (01/03/2019) - Never heard back
University of Colorado - Boulder Submitted (01/07/2019) - Admitted w/funding (2/25) - Attending!
Northeastern Submitted (01/08/2019) - Never heard back
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Submitted (12/18/2018) - Rejected via Email (4/19)
Louisiana State University Submitted (12/24/2018) - Admitted + waitlisted for funding (2/26) - Declined 4/4
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OwlMath
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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: 5.5
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 - Rejected (3/14/19)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Rejected (3/20/19)

Sort of Reach:
University of California - San Diego - Rejected (3/07/19)
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Rejected (2/28/19)
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign - Rejected (2/18/19)
Rice University

Match:
University of Illinois - Chicago - Accepted! (2/16/19) ATTENDING!!
University of California - Santa Barbara - Accepted! (1/31/19) - Declined
University of Southern California - Accepted! (1/24/19) - Declined (3/16/19)
University of Virginia - Accepted! (2/08/19) - Declined
Vanderbilt University - Accepted! (3/06/19) - Declined (3/23/19)
Indiana University - Bloomington - Accepted! (3/07/19) - Declined (3/27/19)
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jrayers97
Posts: 7
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: 158 (68%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (58%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
September: <25%
October: Even worse

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

Applying to Where:
(Color use here is welcome)
Boston College - Rejected via Email 2/28: Very sad :(
Boston University - Rejected via Email 3/14: Emailed graduate program director about status
Northeastern - "It seems unlikely we would be able to make you an offer of admission, however I will not formally decline you at this point"- Email from program director 3/19
LSU - Unofficially accepted 2/26- ACCEPTED 3/01- Waitlisted for funding
University of Vermont- Masters Program - ACCEPTED 2/3 - Email about possible upgrade to PhD program
UNC- Chapel Hill - Interview 1/11- ACCEPTED 1/17 - Attending!
University of Georgia - Rejected via Letter 3/15
University of Oregon - Rejected via Email 1/30
Purdue- Waitlisted via email 3/13
CUNY Graduate Center - Rejected via Email 4/14
UCONN- Masters Program - Unofficial Acceptance via Email 3/18- Possibly with funding
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occamsshampoo
Posts: 5
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 (96? I forgot)
V:169 (99)
W:4.5 (82)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
570 lolololololololol nothing is real. 29%

I studied for the general for a total of 3 hours and got a near perfect score except writing, but I studied for the subject test at least 2 hours a day for 3 months and got a 570. FML.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: PhD Applied math/differential equations.

Research Experience: 1 year plasma physics, REU in acoustics with a presentation at a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2ish years in applied networks with a small portion becoming a textbook chapter, 1.5 years in fluids which became my senior thesis. Senior thesis is currently being turned into a paper 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: submitted 1/11. Brief email exchange with head of the program, expecting official acceptance soon
Brandeis: submitted 1/13
Rensselaer: submitted, 12/15, admitted 12/20. At least 23k/yr TA, 24k pending Board of Trustees approval, >30k if I teach during the summer.
Northwestern ESAM: Submitted 12/25, admitted via website 2/9, offered 2737/month plus a 3000 bonus and a health insurance subsidy.
Washington: submitted 1/13, funded masters offer 1/22, $2,341/month. Rejected from PhD but I expected that so the funded masters is awesome.
Maryland: submitted 1/05

A combination of getting an acceptance super early and my boss getting fired in November and my work schedule going nuts for the past 2 months led to me not submitting as many applications as I planned to. Oh well, still got one!
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Calypso
Posts: 9
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: UCLA
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: 70/750

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: Dean's honors list. College honor student.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, Lab assistant for 1 year (debugging/teaching)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, four letters, 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)
UCLA -rejected (I just know)
NYU
CALTECH
UW Seattle - waitlisted 1/22
UNC Chapel Hill, -- unofficially contacted and accepted 2/25
Oxford - rejected 1/31
NorthWestern -waitlisted 2/22
Stanford - rejected 2/5
UCB -rejected 2/22

Maryland
Colorado Boulder - admitted 2/1
Cornell -waitlisted 2/8
Princeton -rejected 2/15
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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

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.

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:
Nope.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

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

Reach:
Brown - Applied math Rejected
Cornell - CAM Waitlisted (I won't wait)
UT Austin - ICES Accepted

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

Just received all results. Hope everyone good luck in the future!
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calisapna
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:25 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby calisapna » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, US
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: ~3.6
Type of Student: Domestic Woman of Color

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 75%
V: 70%
W: xx% (Haven't gotten it back yet)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: <40% BAD
I'm a terrible standardized test taker :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Math (Specifically interested in Topology/Geometry Programs!)

Research Experience: Yes, at a separate university in Geometry/Topology
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I've been recognized on the math department website as a good noodle, haha.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Calculus, and tutor for other programs at my University.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My letter of recommendation should be pretty good, my letter writers know me very well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Temple University
Georgia Tech
CUNY
UPenn: Bridge to PhD Program
Stony Brook
Penn State
Rutgers
U Maryland

ethanmhny
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:41 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ethanmhny » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 am

Undergrad Institution: Large state school
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.63 overall, 3.7 in major
Type of Student: White boy, domestic. Only minority group I can claim membership in is redheads, which I rather doubt will score me any points.

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not good at all. Probably won't submit except where required; may switch a couple of applications to Master's instead of PhD if it allows me to avoid submitting subject score. Definitely should've grinded more calc problems, & been a lot smarter about time usage during the test sitting itself.


Program Applying: Pure Math, except where noted

Research Experience: Nothing traditional, but I did prepare statistical reports, presentations, filings etc. on a regular basis while working in actuarial science, so I may try to mention some of that stuff if it strikes me as appropriate.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list multiple times, attended school on full tuition academic scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked in actuarial science for about 2.5 years following graduation from undergrad; currently working in special education
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Passed 6 actuarial exams in a span of about 3 years (took the first 2 senior year of college, before I was working in that industry). Significant pattern of improvement in grades over time (got A's in all but one of the math & CS classes I took junior & senior year). Decent programming skills (Java, C++, Python, SQL, Matlab) and comp sci knowledge, if that's something anyone cares about
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Washington - rejected
Georgia - rejected
Oregon - rejected
Virginia Tech
Tulane - rejected
Oklahoma
Tennessee
LSU - accepted, waitlisted for funding
Alabama - waitlisted
Clemson (Mathematical Sciences)
Oregon State - accepted, 17.3k TAship offered
Washington State - accepted, no funding
SUNY - U at Buffalo - accepted, waitlisted for funding
Hawaii
Vermont (Mathematical Sciences) - accepted, no funding
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Songdemin
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:45 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Songdemin » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:16 am

Undergrad Institution:Small and not famous private school in USA
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):Statistic and CS
GPA:4.0/4.0 (Major), 3.85(Overall)
Type of Student: International Asian, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 151(52%)
W: 3.5 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:70%

Program Applying: Applied Math PHD

Research Experience:Honor thesis about implementing RSA and constructing a Finite field
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Distinction, Outstanding students in Math department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:Grader and tutor for one year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:I know my recommenders very well, I believe they will write me strong recommendation letters.


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Dream:
UCLA

less reach:
Cornell

Possible:
University of Washington
University of South California
University of San Diego
University of Boston
Vanderbilt University

Safe:
University of South California master
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Crosscap4
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Crosscap4 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 pm

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jjk23
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:21 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby jjk23 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:53 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics and Spanish
GPA: 3.96/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (88%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: U Chicago REU, have an expository paper. It's online but not published.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department scholarship and in the honors college at my school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2 years and grader for upper division number theory, one semester.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have good relationships with my recommenders, one of which is pretty well known. 10+ grad classes and some independent studies.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Super reach
MIT - Rejected
Reach
Berkeley - Rejected :cry:
Caltech - Rejected :cry:
Columbia - Waitlisted
U Chicago - Rejected
Match
UCSD - Accepted! 24k/year stipend, 26k the first year.
Wisconsin-Madison - Accepted!
Maryland - Accepted! Dean's fellowship so first 2 years around 28k, guaranteed 25k after that.
Stony brook - Rejected
Utah - Accepted! 20k/year stipend.
UIC - Accepted! 18k/year
I should probably apply to some safer ones but I'm relatively confident I'll get into one of these.
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davis7e
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby davis7e » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small midwestern liberal arts college
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: DWM

Grad Institution: Medium sized public university in Midwest
Degree type: MA in Math
GPA: 4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:161 (79)
V:151 (52)
W:4.5 (82)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 720 (63) - hoped for higher but this is fine.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD - Number Theory, Analysis

Research Experience: Just an independent study where I read through a few survey papers and old books at the recommendation of my prof

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing that I can think of

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graduate Teaching Assistant - currently teaching two full classes of “intermediate algebra” which is basically algebra II for American high school students

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my letter writers was the prof for my summer independent study and he knows quite a few people among the Math community so perhaps that may be helpful.

Applying to Where:

Stanford: Rejected 02/22/2019 Surprised that this didn’t occur sooner
UIUC: Rejected 02/18/2019 - bummer
Michigan:Rejected 03/20/2019
Brown: Rejected 02/15/2019 No worries. Figured this would happen.
Penn State:
Wisconsin: Rejected 02/18/2019 - bummer
Boston College: Rejected 02/28/2019 - huge bummer
Rochester: Rejected 04/19/2019
Oregon: Waitlisted 02/04/2019 Rejected 04/15/2019
Maryland: Rejected 04/18/2018
Texas A&M: Accepted with TAship 01/25/2019 Offer Accepted 04/12/2019 - Attending!
Ohio State: Rejected 04/15/2019
Michigan State: Waitlisted 03/11/2019 Accepted 04/15/2019 Declined offer 04/15/2019
Texas Christian: Accepted with 21k per year stipend, just grading/tutoring during first year 01/30/2019 Declined the offer 03/26/2019
Kansas State:Admitted with TAship & Health Insurance 02/12/2019 (details on amount to come later). Additional $5k offered 02/22/2019 Declined offer 04/13/2019
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saints4774
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:25 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby saints4774 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School with above-average math department
Major(s): Mathematics, Philosophy
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.86/4 Overall, 3.93/4 Math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (87%) :|
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.5 (82%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 630 (44%) :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Semester-long research project on numerical analysis, U-Washington Math REU in electrical networks and algebraic graph theory, honors thesis on broadly local Langlands correspondence for GL(2) (no publications)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Lots of awards from honors college and math department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lead group tutoring sessions in calculus (2 years), grader for differential equations (1 year), senior counselor at Ross-Asia summer program in number theory

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your Application and Might Matter: have taken 4 grad courses with A's, will have taken 6 by time I graduate. References are from professors well-known and active in their field and the fields I'm interested in (representation theory, algebraic number theory).

Applying to Where:
Toronto (M.Sc.) - Rejected 3/27
Mcgill (M.Sc.) - Rejected 4/17
British Columbia (M.Sc.) - Rejected 4/23
Wisconsin-Madison - Rejected 2/12
U-Chicago - Rejected 3/14
Michigan - Rejected 3/20
UT-Austin - Rejected 4/15
Minnesota - Rejected 4/10
Utah - Waitlisted 2/16; Email asking if I'm still interested 4/2; Admitted 4/5; ATTENDING :D
Washington-Seattle - Rejected 3/12
UC-San Diego - Rejected 2/22
Colorado-Boulder - Admitted 2/18; Declined 4/15
Oregon - Rejected 1/30
Northeastern - Withdrawn 4/15
Boston University - Rejected 3/14
Boston College - Rejected 2/28
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gingeraffe123
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gingeraffe123 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Major(s): Math and Physics BS
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.59
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%)

TOEFL Score:

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD in mathematical physics

Research Experience: Paper and senior thesis in mathematical physics. Also a year of research in experimental particle physics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated cum laude. Distinction in major for senior thesis. Awards for physics research and coursework. Dean's list for 5 consecutive quarters.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Independent tutor for 5 years. Hired by physics department to tutor advanced undergrad courses my last year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad course and follow-up reading course in classical mechanics/symplectic geometry.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: All A's for my last 2 years of only advanced course work and research (lower gpa from messing around too much for my first few years)

Applying to:

Reach:
UC Berkeley Rejected 2/02
Cal Tech Rejected 2/22
UT Austin Rejected 3/04
U Penn

Match:
UIUC Admitted 1/30 Attending
Rutgers Admitted 3/03 Withdrew 3/19
SUNY Stony Brook Rejected 3/01
U Washington Rejected 3/14

Safety:
Notre Dame Waitlisted 2/28 Withdrew 3/24
U Boston Admitted 2/22 Withdrew 3/15
Vanderbilt Admitted 3/06 Withdrew 3/19
Northeastern Admitted 3/19 Withdrew 3/19
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+j
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:39 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby +j » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:45 pm

Undergrad Institution: (well known?) LAC
Major(s): math
Minor(s): gender studies
GPA: 3.87
Type of Student: domestic asian male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 169
W: 3.5 (oops)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (83%)

Program Applying: I applied to pure math, but explicitly stated that my interests will probably intersect with applied math

Research Experience: two math REUs
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: did well in Budapest
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: athlete, co-leader of nonprofit chapter, programming skills

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)


yale rejected 1/16.
georgia tech accepted 1/25. ta, $19,665/9m.
brown accepted 2/4.: ta, $26776/9m. attending!
columbia rejected 2/7.
rutgers accepted 2/14. ta, $25,969/10m.
utah waitlisted 2/16.
uiuc rejected 2/18.
umd accepted 2/19. ta, $19887/9mo + 5k dean's fellow (each yr).
ucsd accepted 3/1.: ta, $21273/9m + 2.4k fellow + 2.5k bonus (first yr).
washington accepted 3/3. ta, $21,835/9m + 17.5k fellow (across first 3 yrs)
ucla rejected 3/13.
ann arbor rejected 3/20.
texas-austin asked 3/25; waitlisted.
nyu rejected 4/3.
umn rejected 4/10.
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DoNotMicrowave
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby DoNotMicrowave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: US private, well-known for math
Major(s): Math and astro
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.85 math gpa
Type of Student: International female

GRE Revised General Test: I believe specific scores are irrelevant for this test. I did well enough.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (94%)

Program Applying: Pure math PhD

Research Experience: three REU's
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: In college: putnam top 200, international math olympiad medals from high school
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My letters are from prolific, young researchers.
I've been worked as a full-time researcher at a large US aerospace lab for a while (around 3 years). I'm looking forward to going back to school.

Admitted:
Rutgers
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ya
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:22 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ya » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Comp. Sci
GPA: 4.00+
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (86%)
V: 156 (73%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%) :oops:


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 3 REUs in Graph Theory/Theoretical CS/Algebraic Combinatorics. Two papers in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department prize as a junior, undergraduate thesis with some original results.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for advanced classes (Probability, Graph Theory, Measure Theory).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad. classes, very strong letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I studied business before switching to math... Also: I speak Russian? :P

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

MIT - Rejected.
UC Berkeley - Accepted with funding + fellowship. :D ATTENDING!!! :D
Princeton - Rejected.
Stanford - Rejected.
Georgia Tech - Accepted with funding + fellowship.
UCSD
Cornell - Rejected.
Yale - Waitlisted. Withdrew after being asked if still interested.
U Minnesota - Rejected. ( :shock: )
Brown - Accepted with funding.
U Michigan - Accepted with funding + fellowship.
U Chicago- Rejected.
Waterloo (Comb. and Optimization) - Accepted with funding.
UC Davis - Accepted with funding.
U Wisconsin Madison - Withdrew after being asked if still interested.
Harvard - Rejected.
U Washington - Accepted with funding.
U Toronto - Rejected.
UIUC - Rejected.
Cal Tech - Rejected.
Oxford (Combinatorics group) - Rejected after interview.
Duke - Rejected.



Upd: I certainly applied to too many schools because I freaked out about my mGRE score (yes, it is horrible). However, as you can see, it is not THAT important and the rumor that Berkeley rejects everyone below 80% is false. I am very, very excited! :mrgreen:
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Lu94
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Lu94 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.75
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (80%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (53%)

TOEFL Score: (115 = R 29/L 30/S 29/W 27)

Program Applying: (Applied Math/Mathematical Biology)

Research Experience: Two REUs, one led to a paper that has been submitted for publication. Poster presentations in national and international conferences. Undergraduate thesis research in mathematical biology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Academic scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor at my school. I was part of math student organizations
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Probably strong recommendation letters. Strong and diverse mathematical background, high level classes; a lot of statistics, analysis, linear algebra, etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Iowa State University - Applied Mathematics. Accepted. With funding (2/20) . Declined.
USC - Computational Biology - Interview request (1/8 ) . Interviewed (1/30). Accepted. With funding (2/21) Declined.
U Washington - Applied Mathematics -Accepted into masters (1/23) . No funding. Declined.
UC Irvine - Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology - Invited to recruitment event (1/17) . Interviewed (2/11,12). Accepted. With funding (2/21) Declined.
UBC - Mathematics. Accepted. Funding TBD (2/4) Declined.
Northwestern - Applied Mathematics. Accepted. With funding (2/4) Declined.
NC State - Biomathematics Accepted. Funding TBD (2/4) Declined.
Notre Dame - Applied Mathematics. Accepted. With funding. (2/21) . Declined.
UCLA - Biomathematics- Invited to recruitment day (1/16) . Accepted. With funding(2/4) ATTENDING!
U Utah - Mathematics. Accepted. With funding. (2/6) Declined.
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acrt19
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby acrt19 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Undergrad Institution: (Top 50 overall (but not for math))
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.99, 4.00 math
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (82%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Two REUs including one of the top. 1 paper published, 3 more on the arXiv. Funded research at my home school senior year. Also have a senior thesis in progress. Presentation at YMC and UMS, upcoming poster at JMM. Also presentations at MAA sectional meeting and at home school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Within school: top merit based scholarship, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa. National: Goldwater Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for one year in math
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Great recommendations (I have been told this by people who have read them before). Participated in BSM and MiM.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applied for NSF GRFP. Update on 4/9/19: received NSF GRFP.

Applying to Where: (alphabetically listed)
Cornell - Admitted 4/10/19
Harvard - Rejected 2/6/19
Kentucky - Admitted 2/8/19
Michigan - Rejected 3/21/19
Michigan State - Admitted 1/30/19
Minnesota - Rejected 4/12/19
MIT - Rejected 2/12/19
Penn - Admitted 4/9/19
UC Davis - Admitted 1/24/19
UCSD - Admitted 4/9/19
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kkky
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby kkky » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Math, CS
Minor(s):
GPA: ~3.85/4.3, MGPA, CSGPA ~4.05/4.3
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 930 (99%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD-analysis, number theory

Research Experience: One REU in PDE, another REU in graph theory at own school. Current doing a research in approximation algorithm
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMC prize, ACM/ICPC regional medal, high school national olympiad medal
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: High school math olympiad private tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 9 grad classes, recommenders said they would write "strong" letters
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My CS background may help

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Stanford -- Rejected 2/22
Berkeley-- Rejected 2/5
UCLA-- Rejected 3/14
Chicago-- Rejected 3/14
Michigan-- Rejected 3/21
NYU-- Rejected 3/29 Got unfunded ms offer, declined 3/31
Toronto -- Rejected 4/1

Match:
UT Austin--Waitlisted 3/1
Gatech(ACO) --Accepted 4/10 With TA funding
UCSD-- Rejected 3/7
Wisc-Madison--Waitlisted 2/22
Minnesota-- Rejected 3/4
Rutgers--Accepted 2/2 With TA funding
UBC--Accepted 3/6 With TA funding
Ohio State--Waitlisted 2/20 Accepted 3/25 With TA funding declined 4/6
Penn State--Waitlisted 2/27 withdrawn 4/1
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argyle_sweater
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:21 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby argyle_sweater » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:31 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium Private University in US
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Linguistics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (86%)

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: One REU at Auburn University with a graph theory paper published in a small journal. Researched with a professor at home institution last summer, just submitted a paper with him in topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Student in Mathematics
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Student grader for Calc 2 and Advanced Calculus
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have completed 6 graduate courses. One of my letter writers is moderately well known, and two of the writers have told me they'll write great letters.

Applying to Where:

Far Reach
MIT
Stanford
U Chicago

Reach/High Match
Michigan
Cornell
Texas
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Duke

Match
Ohio State - Accepted 1/11/19 With TA funding
Rice
Texas A&M - Accepted 1/25/19 With TA funding
Indiana
Georgia
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shaalxtayx
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:07 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby shaalxtayx » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: big state university (US)
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.96/4, 3.95/4 major
Type of Student: international Asian male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 156 (73%) harder than expected!
W: 5.0 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (79%) :(

TOEFL Score: (117 = R29/L30/S30/W28) exempt anyway, but took it just in case

Program Applying: pure mathematics (logic)

Research Experience: 1 REU, not a great one, did not write a paper. 1 small directed reading (with a grad student) eons ago
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental honors and awards, deans list, just normal stuff
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader for upper and lower level courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: basic graduate courses, two independent studies lined up next semester but nothing special
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't know what I want to specialize in graduate school, which could hurt my chances. Letters are probably generic :oops:

Applying to Where: classification is subjective and far from accurate...

Reject me
UCLA Rejected 3/13 via email
UC Berkeley Rejected 2/8 via email
UPenn No idea, sent an email withdrew 4/12 via email
UChicago Rejected 3/14 via email
Cornell Rejected 2/7 via email

reach
Michigan Rejected 3/20 via email
UIUC Waitlisted 2/18 via email - withdrew 4/4 via email
Rutgers Waitlisted (basically rejected) 3/28 asked graduate director, he said that it will be very unlikely
Madison Unofficial offer 2/12 via email, offer letter 2/28 via email - expected 23k TAship declined 4/8 via website
CMU Admitted 1/24 via email - 22K TAship accepted offer 4/8 via email

more reasonable
Ohio State Admitted 1/11 via email - 26K TAship No teaching duties first 24 months declined 4/4 via website
Penn State Admitted 2/4 via email - 27K TAship summer support if I pass quals declined 4/4 via website
UIC Admitted 2/18 via email - 18K TAship declined 4/10 via website oopsie, almost forgot
UC Irvine Waitlisted 2/22 via email - withdrew 3/8 via email
Notre Dame Unofficial offer 2/6 via email, admitted 2/11 via portal - 25K TAship No teaching duties first year declined 4/4 via website

good luck y'all!
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Aramark
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Aramark » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 am

Undergrad Institution: UChicago
Major: Math
GPA: 3.524 overall, 3.9375 in math classes
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, White/MENA

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 3.5 (41%) :(
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (77%) :(

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2 REUs at my school (though it was more "directed self-study" than "research")
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list first 3 years
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd for grad discrete math once
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Taken 3 grad classes, taking one now, recommendation letters are hopefully good (at least two have said it would be good, the other two hopefully will be) and come from fairly reputable folk. Participated in Notre Dame RTG and summer analysis bootcamp.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: The apps have asked about the education level of parents and mine didn't finish high school. I think for undergrad that helped, not sure if it's relevant now or not. Also my SoP had a bad pun. Haven't narrowed down completely what I would like to do yet, generally interested in number theory/algebra/topology/some parts of analysis (and took mostly analysis classes...).

Applying to Where:
Lol:
MIT - Rejected
Stanford - Rejected
Harvard - Rejected
UChicago - Rejected

Semilol:
Columbia - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected

High Match
Michigan - Rejected
Wisconsin - Admitted ($23.3k stipend + $3k first year award) -> Attending
Cornell - Rejected
Penn - Withdrew App
Duke - Rejected
Minnesota - Withdrew App

Low Match/Backup
Seattle - Admitted ($26.7k stipend) -> Declined
Rutgers - Waitlisted -> Declined
Notre Dame - Admitted ($25.6k stipend, later awarded with $35k fellowship) -> Declined
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djysyed
Posts: 359
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:59 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby djysyed » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:55 am

Undergrad Institution: UIChicago
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: Cumulative: 3.60, Major: 3.75-3.8
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 146 (31%) :?
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology)

Research Experience: REU at Missouri State University in Combinatorics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list and a department scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd Intro to Proofs a couple years ago
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Four graduate courses and did about 75% of the problems in Atiyah-Macdonald for a reading course. Currently taking one graduate course and one "honors" reading course. Will be taking part in an \infty-category reading group with some of the other members of this year's applicant group.


Applying to Where:

Dream
Michigan - Rejected
Stanford - Rejected
UC Berkeley - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected

Reach
Northwestern - Rejected
Brown - Rejected
UIUC - Rejected
Johns Hopkins - Rejected
Stony Brook - Rejected
UC San Diego - Rejected
Minnesota - Rejected
UW Madison - Rejected
Utah - Waitlisted

Match
Notre Dame - Waitlisted and then Rejected mid-April
Purdue - Accepted and Attending!!!
Indiana - Accepted
USCali - Accepted
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hachiryu
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:26 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hachiryu » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:56 am

Undergrad Institution: International (English speaking country), not well known :(
Major(s): mathematics, physics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.99/4.00
Type of Student: International, Male, of-Asian-descent

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 160 (86%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (86%)

Program Applying: Pure Math - Geometry

Research Experience: (Three REUs at my own institution, each three months long, in mathematical biology, topology, and fluid dynamics respectively. Also carried out a year long project for BSc (Honours).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in graduating cohort for BSc (Hons) in math (2018). First in graduating cohort for BSc in math (2017). A number of scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research assistant at a bioengineering institute. GTA during 2018. TA during 2016 and 2017.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One famous and well-connected recommender. Bilingual.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Being international at an unknown school rip.

Applying to Where:
Meme:
Stanford Waitlisted 2/01. Accepted 4/11!!!! :D ATTENDING! 4/12 :D
Princeton Rejected 1/30.
Harvard Rejected 2/06.
MIT Rejected 2/12.
UChicago Rejected 3/14.
UC Berkeley Rejected 2/08.

Reach:
Cornell Rejected 2/07.
Columbia Promising contact from faculty 1/27. Rejected 2/07.
Caltech Waitlisted 2/06. Withdrew from waitlist 2/12.
Brown Accepted 2/04. Declined offer 4/13.
UC Los Angeles Rejected 3/14.

Match:
UC San Diego Accepted 1/28. Declined offer 4/12.
U Washington Accepted 3/06. Declined offer 3/26.
Stony Brook Accepted 2/20. Declined offer 2/21.

Safety:
UC Davis Promising contact from faculty 1/28. Accepted 1/29. Declined offer 2/26.
UC Santa Barbara Accepted 1/31. Declined offer 2/01.
UC Irvine Interview request 1/12. Interviewed 1/15. Accepted 2/05. Declined offer 2/11.

Comments:
My top ranked schools that I "may get into" are Stanford and Caltech. However, after some thought I decided that I would choose UCSD and Brown over Caltech, so I withdrew from the waitlist. In a week or so, I'll email Stanford to ask where I sit on their waitlist. 2/12.

Stony Brook is very very good at geometry, but they're also only good at geometry. Since I care about geometry I thought about it a lot, but decided that Brown and UCSD are better options (due to location/strength in other disciplines). I'd heard that Stony Brook is rather depressing due to social isolation. The Brown stipend also trumps the Stony Brook stipend by a long shot. 2/21.

Emailed Stanford to enquire about my waitlist position/chances! The reply from this email will probably determine the next five years of my life! Scary times ahead. 2/26.

Got a reply from Stanford, saying they have no idea what my chances are. No choice but to wait until April! 3/19.

GOT A SURPRISE REPLY FROM STANFORD!!! 4/11. Dreams can become reality.
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hopeful
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu May 03, 2018 2:24 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hopeful » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:35 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large state school not known for math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (74%)

TOEFL Score:

Program Applying: Pure math focusing on algebraic topology

Research Experience: One CS REU, two math REU's in fields unrelated to AT, one published paper
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several scholarships, president's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Some tutoring
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think the letters will be strong. The two from my university I have a pretty good history with, and I have one from outside my school. Have pretty good breadth and depth of courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've applied for the NSF fellowship and at several schools I've emailed potential advisers.

Applying to Where:
UCLA - Rejected
Harvard - Rejected
Northwestern - Rejected
Minnesota
Johns Hopkins - Rejected
Notre Dame- Accepted
Berkeley - Rejected
University of Virginia- Accepted
UT Austin
UIUC - Rejected
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bbqchips
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:00 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bbqchips » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:17 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Unheard of Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.86 at this institution; ~3.6 overall; ~3.95 math GPA
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%)


Program Applying: Pure Math (Geometry/Topology)

Research Experience: REU in Geometry and Topology at top 15 math institution in USA, paper in preparation from this summer with an important result to the field. May or may not be on arxiv by the time applications get sent.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental award, dean's list every semester but one during freshman year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Student instructor for general chemistry, tutor for calculus sequence, linear algebra, and discrete structures, TA for intro honors math class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad classes as my institution does not offer them. Contact with a junior professor at UT Austin, he was very enthusiastic about me coming there. Completed an independent study in algebraic topology. Met the graduate director of Temple at JMM and talked to him about my research.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Should have very good recommendations, but none of them are very famous.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach:
University of Texas - Austin: Waitlisted but told "unlikely to receive an offer" 3/13/19; Rejected 4/16/19
Wisconsin - Madison: Rejected 2/12/19
Brown: Rejected 2/15/19
Georgia Tech: Rejected 2/26/19

Less Reach:
Illinois - Chicago: Waitlisted 3/28/2019
Vanderbilt: Rejected 3/15/19
UC Santa Barbara:Waitlisted 3/19/19; Rejected 4/2/19

Match:
Tufts: Rejected from PhD; Offered spot in the masters program 2/12/19; Declined offer
Temple: Accepted 1/30/19 with TA funding; Attending!!

Safety:
Louisiana State: Accepted 2/14/19 with TA funding; Declined 3/28/2019
Colorado State: Rejected 3/14/19
Miami: Accepted 4/3/2019; Declined
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KYDKON95
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:15 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby KYDKON95 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:39 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Patras, Greece
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 2.78
Graduate Institution: University of Patras, Greece
Major(s): Pure Mathematics (Master's) I hope it helps because i see most people here only have Bachelor's
Minor(s): Master's Thesis in Number Theory
GPA: 3.5 (estimated)
Type of Student: International , Greek male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%) I hope it's not so low that all my applications will be declined...

TOEFL Score: (108 = R29/L30/S22/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math/ Interested in Number Theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Learning Disability: Dyslexia
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I know my recommenders well, and some of them have connections at many of the universities I'm applying to. My first letter will come from my supervisor of the thesis, and I expect their letters to be strong. I will already have a Master's degree in Pure Mathematics

Applying to Where: (

Stanford (Just because a friend is there. No actual chance to be accepted) rejected 02/22 via email. I'm surprised it took email so long to reject me
UC Santa Barbara rejected 04/02 email to check website
Uni of Oregon rejected 01/28 via email
Oregon State
Penn State rejected 03/28 email reply after inquiry two weeks ago
Texas a&m
Uni of southern California rejected 04/17 email to check website
Colorado Boulder rejected 02/16 email to check website
Oklahoma State accepted 04/10/19 with funding funding 04/17/19 rejected the offer
Arizona State - accepted 01/08/19 no funding yet (04/16) rejected the offer
Umass Amherst rejected 04/06 email to check website
uni of Rochester rejected 02/15 email to check website
Kansas State- accepted 04/10/19 with funding funding 04/11/19 accepted the 0ffer
Manoa Hawaii told I was 2nd on waiting list when i withdrawn the application 04/14
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hido
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:49 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hido » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:30 am

Undergrad Institution:
Big state school. The PhD program there is one of the top 25 programs on US News.

Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Computer science
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International, male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 155 (69%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (89%)

TOEFL Score: 108/120 (speaking 26/30)

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: A semester long senior thesis. No publications, no conferences, no REUs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Two time ACM-ICPC world finalist, meritorious winner at MCM, a few more awards at some math/programming contests.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've been working as a full-time software engineer at one of the tech giants for a few years after finishing my undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 graduate level classes. (Some from a small state school near my company, some from when I was undergrad. However, none of them was for PhD students in math.)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm not sure how my work experience will be perceived.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
MIT: Rejected
Duke: Admitted & Accepted the offer!
University of Pennsylvania: Withdrew

Match
University of Minnesota: Withdrew
Georgia Institute of Technology: Rejected
Carnegie Mellon: Withdrew


Safety
University of Pittsburgh: Waitlisted -> Withdrew
Rutgers: Withdrew
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Ganon
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Ganon » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 am

Undergrad Institution: Large State School
Major(s): Mathematics and German Language and Literature
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white male

Grad Institution: Same school
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
760 (72%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Working on master's thesis, but it's only starting to take shape. It won't be useful till next semester.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Tution paid for by scholarship, Dean's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader (3 semesters)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My letters of recommendation should be fairly strong. I also took a ton of math graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Went from no education to master's degree in 4 years, so that might help.

Applying to Where:
Reach:
Princeton ~ 1/30/2019. Rejected, not unexpected.
University of Wisconsin ~ 2/18/2019. Rejected, bit sad.
University of Michigan ~ 3/20/2019. Rejected. Wish they had done so earlier

Semi-Reach:
University of Maryland, College Park

Good fit:
Vanderbilt ~ 3/25/2019 Waitlisted. Why wait this long?
University of Virginia ~ 2/08/2019. $20k TA + up to $4k summer stipend.
North Carolina State ~ 2/05/2019. $18k TA

Safe:
Virginia Tech ~ 3/15/2019. $17.5k TA
University of Alabama ~ 1/22/2019. $18.1k fellowship + $3.75k Summer stipend. No teaching first year.
~ 3/7/2019. Fellowship extended to $28k for first two years, no teaching first two years. Goes to $24k after that.
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bbym
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:11 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby bbym » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:50 am

Undergrad Institution: top us public
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.77
Major: 3.96
Type of Student: international female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
750 (70%)

TOEFL: 114 R29 L30 S27 W28

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: senior thesis; independent study in junior year; a few seminar presentations
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: departmental honor, deans list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader, tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know all of my recommenders well
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Leadership??

Applying to Where:

Far reach & Reach:
Columbia - rejected
Michigan - waitlisted
Cornell - interviewed - admitted -attending :wink:
UCLA
UCSD - admitted - declined
UT Austin - admitted - declined
Minnesota twin cities
Wisconsin madison - rejected
Northwestern - rejected
Rutgers - rejected
Duke - rejected
UPenn

Less reach & match
UC Davis - admitted
UNC Chapel - received an email asking for interest - declined (They send offers to international applicants really late)
Utah - rejected
Notre Dame admitted - declined
Vanderbilt - on shortlist - declined open house
UVA - declined
UC Ivrine - interviewed - admitted - declined
Oregon - admitted - declined
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Trstoner29
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:33 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Trstoner29 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Chemistry
GPA: 3.39 (Major: 3.68)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 157 (65%)
V: 147 (34%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did Not Take

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD and Master's.

Research Experience: Senior Capstone Project in Graph Theory. May publish the results in the future. One chemistry publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List multiple semesters. University Honor's Society. Pi Mu Epsilon member. COMAP - meritorious award winner (Top 9% Internationally). Multiple math related scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calculus tutor and Supplemental Instruction Leader for Calculus II.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my LOR writers well. Have taken several grad courses.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

University of Pittsburgh - Rejected (03/12/19)
Case Western Reserve University - Rejected (03/11/19)
George Mason University
Lehigh University - Rejected (03/14/19)
Cleveland State University (Master's)
Kent State University (Master's) - Admitted (12/16/18). No information yet on funding.
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grandpiano09
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby grandpiano09 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:52 am

Undergrad Institution: Big state School
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, and Piano Performance
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.97 overall (3.93 math)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (82%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math - Analysis/PDE (with special interest in geometry and/or mathematical general relativity, depending on the program)

Research Experience: REU after sophomore year at a small university; 5 months of part-time research in theoretical/mathematical physics at home institution during junior year; research at an Ivy League summer after junior year
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few departmental awards; a bunch of piano awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for one semester; tutored math during summer after freshman year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad classes (6 in math, 2 in physics); 1 paper accepted for publication in a well-respected journal; 1 paper submitted; 1 paper in preparation. Have 3 very strong letters
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Semester abroad taking grad courses in my area of study (not at BSM or Moscow though)

Applying to Where: (In alphabetical order)

Master's:
Cambridge - Accepted 1/17

PhD:
Caltech - Rejected 2/22
Columbia - Waitlisted 2/7, Accepted 4/11
Cornell - Rejected 4/15
Johns Hopkins - Accepted 1/31
MIT - Rejected 2/12
NYU - Rejected 4/9 but given an offer to join master's program
Princeton - Rejected 1/30
Stanford - Rejected 2/22
UCLA - Rejected 3/13
University of Chicago - Accepted 1/11
UC Berkeley - Accepted 1/31
University of Michigan - Waitlisted 3/21, Withdrew 3/21
Yale - Waitlisted 1/16, Rejected 4/17
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msgmz
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:51 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby msgmz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:08 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium State School, known for engineering.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic, male, Hispanic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 157 (65%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.5 (41%) :roll:

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 560 (27%) :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Several merit based scholarships for both math and physics, and an internship in a physics lab which led to a publication with me as one of the lead authors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd for a class, have also tutored and graded papers for years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have very strong letters of recommendation

Applying to Where: No order

Brown University Rejected 2/19
Brandeis University
Boston University
Columbia University Rejected 2/07 It was expected
University of Wisconsin-Madison Rejected 2/12
Stony Brook University
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neptunian
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:39 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby neptunian » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics, Cinema Studies
GPA: 3.72
Math GPA: 3.83
Type of Student: Turkish Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 146 (31%)
W: 3.0 (17%) :(
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%)

TOEFL Score: (107 = R30/L29/S25/W23)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 7 talks (one of which is nation-wide) mostly about Set Theory, Model Theory and Algebraic Number Theory, 1 project paper on Algebraic Number Fields, 1 project paper on Representation Theory of Symmetric Group
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Ranked 1st in the department with high honors certificate, taking a notable financial support from the National Science Department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private tutoring for 3 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Taking 3 graduate courses in Denmark now, lots of further graduate lectures and did 3 summer schools, 2 rather well-known recommenders

Applying to Where:
UCB (Rejected 02/08)
Cornell (Rejected 02/07)
Wisconsin Madison (Rejected 02/18)
Minnesota (Rejected 03/12)
Washington (Rejected 03/13)
Indiana Bloomington (Accepted 02/23)
Notre Dame (Waitlisted 03/07)
Vanderbilt (Interviewed 03/01, Accepted 03/07)
Boston (Rejected 03/04)
Colorado Boulder (Waitlisted 03/01, Accepted 03/15)
Dartmouth (Waitlisted 03/04)
Emory (Rejected 02/19)
UMASS (Accepted 02/24) Accepted the offer officially 03/22!
Boston College (Waitlisted 03/05)
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nacharon
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:08 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby nacharon » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:50 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, South America
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.84
Type of Student: International, Male, minority

Grad Institution: same as undergrad
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.00


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (88%)

TOEFL Score: 106 = R29/L28/S24/W25

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: A senior (undergrad) thesis in Differential Geometry, containing an original result, not published. A dissemination article, preprint available, with a shorter version published in a national journal for high school teachers. Currently working on a master's thesis, Mathematical Physics (Quantum Mechanics).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit based scholarships received each year in my undergraduate institution.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA: introductory calculus, single and multivariable calculus, metric spaces and measure theory.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 year in engineering, then transferred to mathematics (not sure if this really helps). Almost surely strong recommendations, 2 of 3 recommenders well known in many of the institutions I'm applying for. Some extra courses in physics, and some self-study.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Studying cello for 10+ years. Some delicate personal background that might help.

Applying to Where:
Stanford - rejected (02/22)
UC Berkeley - rejected (02/05)
UCLA
Caltech - rejected (02/22)
NYU
Michigan - Ann Arbor
UPenn
UT Austin - waitlisted (informed after asking via email)
Georgia Tech - rejected (02/26)
Northwestern - rejected (02/09)
Johns Hopkins - waitlisted (02/09)
UC Irvine - contacted for interview (01/28)
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sirpindar
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:56 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sirpindar » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, India
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.84
Type of Student: International, Male

Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.92


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 930 (99%)

TOEFL Score: 117 = R30/L30/S29/W28

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Currently working on my Master's thesis in Algebraic Geometry.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: KVPY fellowship by the Indian government.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 undergrad courses, 1 grad course and 1 online course.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Do not have any original research. All my projects are essentially directed reading projects, even my thesis is just a study of a well established result in Algebraic Geometry.

Applying to Where:
Far Reach:
MIT - rejected (02/12)
Stanford - rejected (02/23)
Columbia - waitlisted (02/07), withdrawn (04/10)
UChicago - rejected (03/15)
UC Berkeley - rejected (02/05)

Less Reach/Match:
Michigan, Ann Arbor - interviewed (02/06), accepted (02/14) ATTENDING!
Cornell - accepted (02/04), withdrawn (04/03)
Stony Brook - rejected (03/02)

Match/Safe:
Utah - waitlisted (02/16), withdrawn (02/18)
UIC - accepted (02/16), withdrawn (02/18)
UWash Seattle - withdrawn (02/18)
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