optimisticnihilist wrote:IvanBliminse wrote:Oh brother I feel that we are applying for almost the same programs everywhere except you apply for many more than me!
Just out of curiousity, are you looking to do some stochastic analysis in mathematical finance?
Thanks!
Haha yeah more or less! Where did you apply, if you don't mind my asking?
Oscar wrote:...
Match:
UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019
UW-Madison - will decline
Utah - rejected on 02/07/2019
UCSD - Pending
UPenn - Pending
U Washington - Pending
Northwestern - rejected on 02/07/2019
...
hachiryu wrote:Oscar wrote:...
Match:
UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019
UW-Madison - will decline
Utah - rejected on 02/07/2019
UCSD - Pending
UPenn - Pending
U Washington - Pending
Northwestern - rejected on 02/07/2019
...
You should think carefully before declining Wisconsin, everyone I know would agree that it's a better school than UIUC.
daavv wrote:Undergrad Institution: Top 30 Liberal Arts University
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Education
GPA: 3.917 overall, 3.909 in major
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 610 (39%)
Program Applying: Pure math Ph.D. (mostly Algebra/Number Theory), but also some programs in mathematics education.
Research Experience: Honors Senior Thesis in mathematics education over the course of two semesters. Also, an independent study in my school's physics department over the course of 3 semesters and one summer (full time) doing statistical analysis and Matlab coding
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit-based scholarship for excellent achievement in mathematics awarded by my department. Dean's list each semester
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in our department's math center since spring sophomore year (5 semesters total) and undergraduate TA for four semesters (intro statistics, advanced calculus-based probability, and intro calculus). Also spent two summers working as a camp counselor / teaching assistant at an advanced math summer camp for middle schoolers from NYC, as well as one summer working full time on independent research project mentioned above. Active member for my school's math club and AWM chapter.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my rec letter senders very well (one was my research adviser, another I've had in three different linear algebra classes, and the third is a professor I'm fairly close with). Also taking two grad courses in Algebra and Analysis this spring.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Can't really think of anything important
Applying to Where:
Stanford GSE - Mathematics Education Ph.D. / Rejected
Tufts - Math Ph.D. / Rejected
Johns Hopkins - Math Ph.D. / Rejected
UC Irvine - Math Ph.D. / Pending
Emory - Math Ph.D. / Rejected
Vanderbilt - Math Ph.D. / Pending
UVA - Math Ph.D. / Pending
Boston University - Math Ph.D. / Pending
Northeastern - Math Ph.D. / Pending
UC Santa Barbara - Math Ph.D. / Pending
UC Santa Cruz - Math Ph.D. / Pending
UC San Diego - Math Ph.D. / Rejected
University of Northern Colorado - Educational Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending
Teachers College Columbia - Mathematics Education Ed.D. / Admitted!
Starchild wrote:Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Mathematics Education and Statistics
GPA: 3.55
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
Graduate Institution: Small private college
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.81
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Algebraic Geometry/Mirror Symmetry)
Research Experience: 1 preprint, 1 poster, and 2 conference talks during masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: top math student award at undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 years, grader for 4 years, university tutor for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 9 grad courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: few withdrawals in random non-math courses during undergrad
Applying to Where:
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor - Pending, "We hope to give you a yes or no by March 20."
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign - Rejected on 2/18
University of Minnesota--Twin Cities - Waitlisted on 3/9 after inquiry
Northwestern University - Rejected on 2/9
University of Utah - Rejected on 2/9
Boston University - Pending, "There is a chance we may be able to make some more offers, but unfortunately, I can’t really estimate at this point how likely it is that we will be able to make you an offer."
University of Oregon - Rejected on 1/30
Colorado State University - Pending, "we hope to have final decisions made by the end of this week." email sent March 4th ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Kansas State University - Admitted on 2/12, $17k stipend + $3k for summer. Awarded additional scholarship on 2/22 of $5k/yr for first two years.
International School for Advanced Studies - Pending
sacamano wrote:Starchild wrote:Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Mathematics Education and Statistics
GPA: 3.55
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
Graduate Institution: Small private college
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.81
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (55%)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (Algebraic Geometry/Mirror Symmetry)
Research Experience: 1 preprint, 1 poster, and 2 conference talks during masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: top math student award at undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 years, grader for 4 years, university tutor for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 9 grad courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: few withdrawals in random non-math courses during undergrad
Applying to Where:
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor - Pending, "We hope to give you a yes or no by March 20."
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign - Rejected on 2/18
University of Minnesota--Twin Cities - Waitlisted on 3/9 after inquiry
Northwestern University - Rejected on 2/9
University of Utah - Rejected on 2/9
Boston University - Pending, "There is a chance we may be able to make some more offers, but unfortunately, I can’t really estimate at this point how likely it is that we will be able to make you an offer."
University of Oregon - Rejected on 1/30
Colorado State University - Pending, "we hope to have final decisions made by the end of this week." email sent March 4th ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Kansas State University - Admitted on 2/12, $17k stipend + $3k for summer. Awarded additional scholarship on 2/22 of $5k/yr for first two years.
International School for Advanced Studies - Pending
Did BU email you or did you reach out?
mmw wrote:Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College (NESCAC)
Major(s): Mathematics, Urban Studies
Minor(s): Models & Data, Russian Language
GPA: 3.90
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test: (doesn't matter that much but you still wan't a respectable score for university-wide fellowships. Magoosh has a ton of free stuff ... which I def should've reviewed more)
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 162 (91%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: bombed the practice tests ... cancelled my registration
Program Applying: Applied Math mostly (no specific research interests)
Research Experience: RIPS @ UCLA (Applied/Math Modeling) after sophomore year ... would totally recommend! Pays well, you learn a lot, good mix of research & internship experience. Resulting long-form talk at JMM & internship for following summer in the aerospace industry (and for grad school summers)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top academic scholarship at my college (full tuition), college academic honors each semester, PME membership, excellence in foreign language award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for underprivileged youth for 2 years, then tutor at my college math center for 2 years, lots of summer jobs before RIPS
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Math in Moscow program (loved it!) w/ one recommendation, one recommender from RIPS, two from my current institution (one thesis advisor, one academic advisor). I speak Russian fairly well since my mom is from Russia. My Urban Studies second major was either going to help or hurt me - I didn't take that many math classes since my first three years I was also taking architecture/urban planning courses. In hindsight I think this made me an interesting applicant, but when I was applying I was worried schools would think that what makes me ~interesting~ is unattractive for an applicant.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: When I was a junior and senior in high school, I took all my classes at a community college - where I took from Calculus to DiffEq & Linear Analysis (like intro PDEs). I had academic honors from my time at the community college. Also, I'm a pretty good essay writer - if anyone needs a proofreader I'd be happy to help! I think I sold my dual interests well in my essays.
Applying to Where:
Tufts Univ - Mathematics / Unofficial Acceptance on 1/18/2019 (fully funded TAship $24k + $5k fellowship for first 2 summers)
CU Boulder - Applied Math / Unofficial Acceptance on 1/31/2019 (my thesis advisor went here & does research with the department. expected fully funded)
Harvard - Applied Math / Rejected on 2/22/2019
Columbia - Applied Math / Pending on 3/25/2019
Washington State Univ - Mathematics / Admitted on 3/4/2019 (TAship $16.9k)
Univ of Washington - Applied Math / Accepted to on-campus masters lol what a joke on 1/23/2019 (but the first line of the email said "Congratulations" then later "we know this isn't exactly what you wanted")
Johns Hopkins - Applied Math & Stats / Admitted on 3/25/2019 (from my research I think they do their first round super late??)
Arizona State Univ - Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences / Pending (app was due 3/1)
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected on (date) (lowkey the email was rude)
RIT - Math Modeling / Admitted on 2/18/2019 (TAship $18k)
Northwestern - Applied Math / Admitted on 2/9/2019 (fully funded, $2.7k/mo for first year no TAing)
patrickstar wrote:Undergrad Institution: UK university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Statistics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 890 (92%)
Research Experience: Applied math REU for 9 weeks. Summer project in interacting particle systems for 6 weeks with Prof at home institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 awards for top score in math/stats department
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Software engineering internship at small company in London.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: References know me well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Although there is conflicting info about whether this is a good thing to do, I had 5 letters of recommendation.
Good luck everyone!
Applying to Where: (all PhD)
MIT - (Applied) Mathematics / Admitted (January 31)
Stanford - Statistics / Admitted (February 5)
Berkeley - Statistics / Admitted (February 8 )
Princeton - ORFE / Admitted (February 18)
Oxford - Statistics / Interviewed February 14, Accepted March 5
Cambridge - Mathematics of Information CDT / Interviewed January 23, Rejected March 5
ETHZ - CS / Pending
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