2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Jasoncube
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Jasoncube » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asian
Major: Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Major 3.9
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test: Q96%/V65%/W41%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 91%

TOEFL Score: 108 = R30/L30/S23/W25

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: N/A
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have been a tutor a few times
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
- 2 famous letter writers
- 2 graduate courses

Applying to Where:
Chicago - Admitted on Jan 8 :D
Stanford - Rejected on Feb 23
Princeton - Rejected on Jan 31
MIT - Rejected on Feb 13
UCB - Rejected on Feb 8
Columbia - Admitted on Feb 8 :D
Brown - Rejected on Feb 15
UPenn -
Toronto -
UBC -
Wisconsin Madison - Admitted on Feb 13
Northwestern - Rejected on Feb 10
UCSD -
UCSB - Admitted on Feb 15
UCI - Withdrawn
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basically_trash
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby basically_trash » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:38 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium Public School, California, US
Major(s):Computer Science
Minor(s):Math
GPA:3.52 (4.0 Math)
Type of Student: Domestic Mixed Race Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~80%
V: ~70%
W: ~92%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: see user name

TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math Phd, Mathematical Sciences PhD

Research Experience: 1 semester Machine Learning / Deep Learning, 2 semesters independent study (1 Dynamical Systems, 1 Mathematical Physics)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Two Departmental Scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 years Teaching Associate, 2 years grading upper division (proofs, complex analysis)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Masters Degree in Pure Math, GPA: 3.95. 12 years industry experience in software/tech/programming languages
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:12 year math gap between undergrad and masters, so I'm probably older than the average applicant.

Applying to Where:
Binghamton University- Admitted (12/17/2018). Fellowship (tuition waiver + stipend) granted after a separate essay/application. Declined offer 2/22/2019.
Emory - Rejected (02/19/2019)
Rutgers - Withdrawn
Stony Brook - Withdrawn
Tulane - Admitted (01/30/2018) + TA-ship/(tuition waiver + stipend). Accepted offer (02/22/2019) super excited.
University of California, Irvine- Withdrawn
University of California, San Diego- Rejected (02/22/2019)
University of California, Santa Barbara- Withdrawn
University of Florida, Gainesville- Withdrawn
University of Houston- Withdrawn
University of Nevada, Las Vegas- Withdrawn. Came back with counter-offer after withdrawing application. Declined counter-offer.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill- Withdrawn
University of Southern California- Withdrawn
University of Tennessee, Knoxville- Withdrawn
University of Texas, Austin- Withdrawn
Vanderbilt- Withdrawn
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Oscar 1995
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Oscar 1995 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:22 am

Undergrad Institution: Asian well-known university
Major: Mathematics (B.S.)
Minor: none
GPA: 3.45/4.0 major: 3.6/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

grad Institution: Big State
Major: Mathematics (M.A.)
Minor: none
GPA: 3.87/4.3
Type of Student: International Male

GRE:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 150 (47%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
Math Subject Test: 840 (85%)

Program Applying: Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Interest: Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatroics, Representation Theory
Research Experience: Did one Math REU in second year undergrad, Doing an combinatroics project with one famous professor now in grad study
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Passed one PhD qualify exam
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Gave two talks in combinatroics seminar, joined in a national Algebraic Geometry conference, was a grader for two semesters, was a tutor in Mathlab, was a course assistant for undergraduate classes(modern algebra). (P.S. all activities were in grad study)
Any Other Info: 15 graduate math class, several reading courses and seminars in Design Theory, Lie Algebra, K-theory, Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry. Finish most fundamental courses in Algebra, Topology and Geometry. Not the top student in my department and my profile isn't exceptional. Not prepared the application well and was distracted by texas holdem.

Applying to Where:
Reach:
Bonn - rejected on 01/29/2019
Brown - rejected on 02/07/2019
Cornell - rejected on 02/07/2019
UChicago - rejected on 03/14/2019

Match:
UBC
UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019
UW-Madison - admitted on 02/14/2019
Utah - rejected on 02/07/2019
UCSD - rejected on 03/07/2019
UPenn
U Washington - rejected on 03/14/2019
UIC -
Northwesten - rejected on 02/07/2019
Ohio - rejected on 02/15/2019
Washington St. Louis
Rutgers - rejected on 02/07/2019
Purdue

Others:
Brandies
Mcgrill
University of Georgia
UC Santa Barbara - rejected on 02/07/2019
UC Irvine - unofficially admitted on 02/22/2019 - declined on 03/04/2019
UC Davis - rejected on 02/07/2019
Emory - rejected on 02/19/2019
Stony Brook - rejected on 03/01/2019
Notre Dame - declined on 02/07/2019
Indiana - unofficially admitted on 02/17/2019
Penn State - rejected on 02/07/2019
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User12
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby User12 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:23 am

Undergrad Institution: Somewhere
Major(s):Math
GPA:3.5
Type of Student: White male

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Bad

Program Applying: Pure Math Phd, Algebraic Geometry

Research Experience: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A decent number of graduate classes taken officially including but not limited to Algebraic Topology, Riemannian Geometry, Lie Theory, Etale Cohomology. Also multiple graduate classes taken unofficially.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: idk

Applying to Where:
Brown-Rejected
Wisconsin-Rejected 2/12
Minnesota-
UIUC-Rejected
UMD-
Utah-Rejected 2/9
Notre Dame - Waitlisted
Oregon - Accepted w/ funding 1/29
Georgia - Rejected
Kansas State - Accepted w/ funding
ALGANT - Accepted w/ partial funding
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IvanBliminse
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby IvanBliminse » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:36 am

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! :lol:

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?



I'm applying for Chicago/Columbia/Toronto stats and CMU/Michigan math.
I'm really fidgeting as it seems Chicago stats and CMU math are already giving offers out.
By the way, I'm just an undergraduate student!

Good luck to you bro!

patrickstar
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby patrickstar » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:15 pm

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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CCCWWW
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby CCCWWW » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: International
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: major: 3.8-3.9
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 152
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 99% :D

TOEFL Score: (99 : S23)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: (One REU. No publications... )
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (3 famous recommenders, strong recommendations)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (all Ph.D. programs)
Rutgers - pure math / Accepted on 2.2.2019 :D
Utah - pure math / Waitlisted on 2.16.2019
UChicago - pure math / Pending on 2.20.2019
UCSD - pure math / Pending on 2.20.2019
Emory - pure math / Rejected on 2.20.2019
LSU - pure math / Accepted on 2.19.2019 /Declined
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emecece2
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby emecece2 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:20 pm

Undergrad Institution: International
Major(s): Math
GPA: 10.8/12 (average raw score, not GPA)
Type of Student: (International Male)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (80%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%)

TOEFL Score: 117 = R30/L29/S28/W30

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD.

Research Experience: None.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA at my school for a year, TA at the Engineering school for one semester.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Senior thesis on Topology and Dynamics which involved quite a bit of self study, took several graduate/advanced courses: Algebraic Topology, Hyperbolic Dynamics, Algebraic Geometry, Differential Topology as well as the standard courses on real/complex analysis and algebra, also my undergraduate thesis advisor (who wrote one of my recommendation letters, probably the strongest of my letters) works with/knows people at the schools I applied to. One of my letter writers attended one of those schools for his PhD.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm interested in topology/geometry.

Applied only to a few universities, most of them quite reach-y to be honest.

Applying to Where:
UCLA -
Brown -
Cornell - Admitted (checked website on 2.3.2019)
U of Michigan -
Ohio State -

stressed123
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby stressed123 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:54 pm

Undergrad Institution: small liberal arts schol
Major(s): math
Minor(s): n.a
GPA: 3.97 (math), 3.85 everyhere else
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162
V: 4.5
W: 161
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (70th percentile

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: pure math phd

Research Experience: two REU's one published paper, one preprint one in the works.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: school excellence, a few travel grants
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor for three years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: quite a few grad classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: cant think of anything

[b]Applying to Where:


Columbia- waiting
Upenn- Offered to visit open house
UCLA-waiting
CUNY- waiting
Stony Brook (accepted early)
Brown- Accepted unofficially

ribbit
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ribbit » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium state school, not known for a strong math department
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Chemistry
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%) - Took twice, first time was 17%

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Numerical Analysis REU, talks at YMC and JMM but no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Three years as a tutor, a semester of being in a similar role to a TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Haven't taken many math courses. Although some classes were mixed with grad students, none were listed as a grad class on my transcript.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Changed my major halfway through, so I don't have a strong math background. One of my letter writers ended up being unable to write me a letter, so one letter is coming from my employer instead of a faculty member. I graduated high school incredibly young and also graduated college early. That could either help (it's kinda cool) or hurt me (I look unprepared).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Rejected 2/18
Northwestern - Rejected 2/9

Purdue - Accepted with TA offer 1/28
Notre Dame - Accepted with TA offer 2/6
Michigan State University
University of Oregon - Accepted with TA offer 2/4 - Declined 2/8
University of Pittsburgh
Ohio State - Waitlisted 2/20

I did not send a third letter of recommendation to Ohio State, although I did send one to every other school except Northwestern.
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notthatmolly
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby notthatmolly » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private Liberal Arts in CA
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): STEM Education
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 167 (97%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Yikes let's not talk about that


Program Applying: Math or Applied Math-- very interested in Math Biology and math modeling in general

Research Experience: REU in Statistical Genetics in Summer 2018; gave one conference poster presentation about it, but we didn't get published... Also did some research with a prof at my undergraduate institution that is leading up to submitting for publication; gave a talk about it plus 2 poster presentations
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got a full-ride for my senior year (scholarship criteria was academic excellence as a woman in STEM)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader and Tutor/TA for the Math Dept.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my recommenders is world-renowned and probably wrote a decent letter about me; I also helped found my university's chapter of AWM last year

Applying to Where:
University of California-Davis - Applied Mathematics / Admitted on 1/25 / Declined 2/25
University of Colorado-Boulder -Applied Mathematics / Admitted on 2/06
University of Utah - Mathematics / Waitlisted on 2/15/Declined 2/16
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Mathematics / Admitted on 2/11 with $16k TAship + remission
University of Hawaii-Manoa - Mathematics / Admitted on 2/23 with $18.6k TAship + remission/Declined 2/25
Texas A&M - Mathematics / Admitted on 1/25 with $16.8k TAship + remission/ Declined 2/06
Texas Tech - Mathematics / Admitted on 1/29 with $16.6k TAship + remission / Declined 2/06
Baylor - Mathematics / Admitted on 1/18 with TAship $24k + $8k additional scholarship / Declined 2/06
George Washington University - Mathematics / Admitted on 2/01 with no funding / Declined 2/02
Oregon State University - Mathematics / Admitted on 2/01 with $17.7k TAship + remission/ Declined 2/25

I don't know why I even applied here...
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Applied Mathematics Track / Admitted on 1/28 with $26k TAship + remission / Declined 1/29
Clarkson - Mathematics / Admitted on 12/16 with $8k partial scholarship / Declined 1/18
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gentzen
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gentzen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Arkansas Little Rock
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Nontraditional Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 650 (48%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (declared interest in logic at applicable schools)

Research Experience: 600+ hours with semiconductor research group (undergraduate), 800 hours with NASA Langley Formal Methods group (2 NIFS internships), one NASA Technical Memorandum published, coauthor of a NASA formal mathematics library, numerous presentations and smaller projects

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NSF GRFP 2018, Outstanding Graduating Senior, Outstanding Achievement by an Undergraduate, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Physics)

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 semesters leading supplementary instruction for Physics 1 & 2 and Modern Physics (as an undergraduate), instructor of record for 6 math classes (as MS student)

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I began reaching out to faculty and recent graduates at schools in 2015 and have maintained a few relationships. Visited my POI at Indiana in Fall 2017 and attended his course (and others) for NASSLLI 18 at CMU. Recommendation letters from my MS math advisor, a mentor in my school's computer science dept, a mentor at NASA, and a former NASA mentor now at Amazon. I will graduate with an MS in Applied Mathematics from my undergrad school in May, with a 4.0 grad GPA. I have passed my comprehensive exams in Linear Algebra, Ordinary Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, and Mathematical Statistics. When I entered my MS program two years ago I was also granted entrance into our PhD program in Computational Science/Applied Mathematics.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have tried to be transparent with the schools I applied to that there are family medical and financial concerns (even with my fellowship) that could limit my ability to pursue a PhD out of state.

Applying to Where: In no particular order
University of Arkansas - Mathematics (my other in-state option): 2/6 Accepted; 2/8 $14.6k support offer; 2/21 informally notified of selection for Doctoral Academy Fellowship; 2/26 officially offered fellowship
Notre Dame - Mathematics (indicated preference for logic): 2/6 Informal offer, $25k support; 2/7 Invitation to visit; 2/11 official offer; 3/4 offer letter updated online to say I was awarded Notebaert Fellowship (no official contact yet)
Indiana University - Mathematics (SOP specifically indicated my desire to study under the director of the logic program): 2/22 asked to verify my continued interest in the program (unofficial acceptance); 3/5 told details about my funding/fellowship had been worked out and should receive official letter early next week; 3/7 official offer $18k

Current program:
University of Arkansas Little Rock - Computational Science/Applied Mathematics: Current MS-level stipend is $8k. The standard stipend for the final 4 years of the PhD program is about $12k. My advisor thinks I could complete the program in only 3 more years, which would all be covered under my NSF stipend. If I were to stay I would be done with coursework, take my candidacy exams this fall, and be free to pursue my research.


A bit of context:
I started back to school in 2012 at a tiny community college, working maintenance to get free classes. I have been rejected for programs, REUs, awards, etc, more times than I care to remember. I literally caught my break after emailing a guy at NASA because I thought the work his group was doing was really cool. That opened up one opportunity ... which helped open another ... and so on.

I've read these acceptance postings for years and I've often felt discouraged (I really need an +70% on the subject exam to get into a good school?? I'm doomed...). For readers applying for grad school in the future -- don't freak like I did. Just keep working hard and doing interesting things.
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MG10896
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby MG10896 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:31 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Chemistry
GPA: 3.50
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 159
V: 151
W: 3.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: very low, only submit to two schools


Program Applying: Math PhD

Research Experience: REU Summer 2018, Presentation at MathFest 2018
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List for two years
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 semesters of math tutoring


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Notre Dame
Brandeis
Bryn Mawr
University of Iowa
University of Nebraska
SUNY Buffalo
University of Vermont (02/03) - Admitted! Funding Pending
University of Hawaii
Montana State University

smiledaniel
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby smiledaniel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:03 am

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fruitsalad
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby fruitsalad » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:08 am

Undergrad Institution: Ivy League school
Major(s): (Pure) Mathematics
GPA: 3.91
Type of Student: Domestic, non-binary/genderqueer, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 700 (59%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (geometry and topology, surface topology, geometric group theory)

Research Experience: One REU in surface topology, research experience this year with recommender
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergraduate TA for math courses for three years, co-organizer of yearly conference, leader of math student group
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took a bunch of graduate courses both in and outside of my areas of interest

Applying to Where:
Boston College - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
Cornell University - Mathematics Ph.D. / Admitted on 02/04
Stanford University - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
Tufts University - Mathematics Ph.D. / Invited to recruitment event on 01/19
UC Davis - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
University of Chicago - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Mathematics Ph.D. / Admitted on 02/01
UT Austin - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
University of Washington - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending on 02/09

Oscar
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Oscar » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:44 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asian well-known university
Major: Mathematics (B.S.)
Minor: none
GPA: 3.8/4.3
Type of Student: International Asian Male

grad Institution: Big State
Major: Mathematics (M.A.)
Minor: none
GPA: 3.87/4.0
Type of Student: International Male

GRE:
Q: 168 (94%)
V: 150 (47%)
W: 3.0 (17%)
Math Subject Test: 840 (85%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Interest: Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology
Research Experience: One Math REU in second-year undergrad. An undergraduate thesis. Doing an algebraic combinatorics project with a well-known professor in grad study.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Passed one PhD qualify exam
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Two talks in combinatorics seminar, participated in a national Algebraic Geometry conference.
Any Other Info: 10+ graduate math class. Was a grader for two semesters, a tutor in Mathlab, and a course assistant for undergraduate classes(modern algebra). Nothing else special.

Applying to Where:
A lot, but only post some of them
Reach:
UChicago - Pending
Bonn - rejected on 01/29/2019 :(
Cornell - rejected on 02/07/2019 :(
UCB - rejected on 02/08/2019 :(
Yale - rejected on 01/29/2019 :(
UCLA - Pending

Match:

UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019 :D
UW-Madison - admitted on 02/14/2019 :D Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Utah - rejected on 02/07/2019 :(
UCSD - Pending
UPenn - Pending
U Washington - Pending
Northwestern - rejected on 02/07/2019 :(

Others:
UC Santa Barbara - admitted on 02/15/2019 :D
UC Irvine - Pending
UC Davis - admitted on 02/08/2019 :D
Purdue - unofficially admitted on 01/28/2019 :D
Emory - Pending
Stony Brook - Pending
Notre Dame - declined on 02/07/2019, good luck!
Penn State - rejected on 02/07/2019 :(
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seed
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby seed » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asian
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test:

Q: 170 (96%)
V: 154 (65%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (85%)

TOEFL Score: (105 = R28/L27/S23/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate level classes including Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Topology, Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, PDE

Applying to Where:
UCSD - Rejected
UIUC - Rejected
Brown - Rejected
Stony Brook - Rejected
Rutgers - Rejected
Maryland - Pending
Utah - Admitted
Purdue - Pending
Ohio State - Rejected
Texas A&M - Pending
Indiana - Pending
University of Illinois--Chicago - Pending
University of Notre Dame - Rejected
Pennsylvania State University - Pending
Michigan State University - Rejected
University of North Carolina - Pending
North Carolina State University - Waitlisted
University of Iowa - Pending
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gracie1729
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby gracie1729 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): English
GPA: 3.97/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 157 (76%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Let's just say it was not pretty...

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: REU outside of my institution and senior thesis in mathematics at my home institution.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Four mathematics departmental awards through my home institution, three monetary mathematics departmental awards through my home institution, high class ranking
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Mathematics teaching assistant, mathematics grader, president of the mathematics club at my home institution
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my recommenders extremely well. Also, I took one graduate level course in mathematics.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Brown University - Rejected Feb. 15
Dartmouth College Rejected Mar. 4
Cambridge Rejected Mar. 17
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Rejected Feb. 18
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Waitlisted Mar. 5
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Waitlisted Mar. 8
University of Pennsylvania Rejected Mar. 8
University of Washington Rejected Mar. 14
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hachiryu
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby hachiryu » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:51 pm

Oscar wrote:...
Match:

UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019 :D
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.

deadlyco2
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Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby deadlyco2 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:05 pm

hachiryu wrote:
Oscar wrote:...
Match:

UIUC - admitted on 01/30/2019 :D
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.


It seems like they want to do combinatorics or something related to discrete math, which UIUC is way better for. Also, who cares about rank! It's all about whether you're a good fit for the program and the offer they give you :)

PosingWhale
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Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:02 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby PosingWhale » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:28 am

Undergrad Institution: Top public
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (90%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (66%)

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD

Research Experience: Independent work while abroad, one decently well known REU resulting in publication under review
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: GPA related stuff
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for 1.5 years after graduating
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think my recommenders are kinda well-known and I took two classes with each, did well in multiple grad classes related to what I want to study (numerical solutions for PDE)

Applying to Where:
Stanford - ICME / Interviewed on 01/18, Rejected on 02/04
Columbia - APAM / Pending on 02/22
Harvard - SEAS / Rejected on 02/22
MIT - CSE (AeroAstro) / Admitted on 02/22 !!!
Rice - CAAM / Invited to visit on 01/14, Admitted on 02/11
Stony Brook - AMS / Admitted on 02/13
Tufts - Math / Invited to visit on 01/18, Admitted on 02/15
UCLA - Math / Pending on 02/22
UMN - Math / Pending on 02/22
UT Austin - ICES / Admitted on 01/30
UC Berkeley - Math / Waitlisted on 02/15
Northwestern - ESAM / Admitted on 02/09
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected on 02/06
NYU - Courant / Pending on 02/22
UMD - Admitted on 02/14
Carnegie Mellon - Math / Admitted on 02/08

I found this site useful during undergrad but have tried to stay off it during the application season for my own sanity...best of luck to everyone!
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coati
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Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby coati » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 am

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.82
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 570 (29%)


Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD where offered, otherwise Masters
Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard academic honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good relationship with my recommenders.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated several years ago, which I addressed in my personal statement and may either help or harm.

Applying to Where:

Georgia Tech / Rejected 2/26
Vanderbilt
University of Washington
University of Oregon / Rejected 2/4
Oregon State University / Admitted 2/7 - pending funding
Penn State
University of Pittsburgh
University of Nebraska Lincoln / Admitted 2/11 + 16k GTA
University of Missouri / Admitted 2/11 + 16.4k GTA and 2k for first year MA program, PhD pending qualifying exams
University of Wyoming Admitted 2/27 + 16.8k GTA
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Maine Admitted 2/27 + 15.5k GTA MA
University of North Dakota
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daavv
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby daavv » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:32 pm

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. / Waitlisted.
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. / Admitted! Waiting to hear about funding.
Teachers College Columbia - Mathematics Education Ed.D. / Admitted! Waiting to hear about funding.
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ma17c045@iitm
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Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ma17c045@iitm » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:21 am

Undergrad Institution: NITK, India (Premier institute)
Major(s): B.Tech, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
GPA: 8.07/10
Type of Student: Indian Male

Graduate Institution: IITM, India (Premier institute)
Major(s): M.Sc Mathematics
GPA: 9.23/10

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 153 (61%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (72%)
TOEFL Score: 105(R29/L28/S20/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics (Analysis) PhD

Research Experience: Studied various papers under the guidance of my professor. Presented on Toeplitz Operator in a Student seminar @ IITM.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Class Rank- 1/45 in M.Sc.
All my recommenders knew me well( for about a year or more, and had taught min 2 courses). Also, I was a very active guy in their class. So the recommendations were good.

Applying to Where:
Texas A&M University - Pure Math - Admitted with TA funding 2/11
Univ Florida - Pure Math - Pending
University of Pittsburgh - Pure Math - Pending
Northeatern University - Pure Math - Pending
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Starchild
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Starchild » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:23 pm

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 - "We hope to give you a yes or no by March 20," on 3/7 after inquiry
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign - Rejected on 2/18
University of Minnesota--Twin Cities - Waitlisted, but "not in a strong position," on 3/9 after inquiry
Northwestern University - Rejected on 2/9
University of Utah - Rejected on 2/9
Boston University - "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," on 3/7 after inquiry
University of Oregon - Rejected on 1/30
Colorado State University - Unofficially admitted on 3/14 after inquiry. Officially admitted on 3/18.
Kansas State University - Admitted on 2/12. Awarded additional scholarship on 2/22 of $5k/yr for first two years.
International School for Advanced Studies - Pending
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Duoduo
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Duoduo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:19 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics; Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (83%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD / Math PhD (some are in applied math department and some in pure math department)

Research Experience: Two research projects in senior year (right now), one in math and one in physics. The math one is about applying braid groups to maypole dances, and the physics one is about the experimental realization of coupled logistic maps. I am going for math honors. Nothing has been published yet, but the plan is to present at APS March meeting and publish the paper with my professor before graduation... Hope this could be achieved...
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: ALD; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Mu Epsilon; Sigma Pi Sigma; Dean’s List... and many scholarships and prizes but all are just from my home institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have been working as a teaching assistant for math courses for three semesters, a quantitative reasoning tutor for three semesters and a Japanese writing tutor for six semesters(I guess this is unrelated, but I am proud that I am tutoring a language that is not my native one :wink: )
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Went to Budapest program for a summer; Hope that my research advisors have mentioned some good things...
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am not sure...

Applying to Where:
Cornell - Applied Math - Waitlisted on 2/11
MIT - Rejected on 2/12
Princeton - ACM- Rejected on 2/14
Duke - Pure- Rejected on 1/30
Brown - Applied Math - Admitted on 1/30
Caltech - CMS - Pending on 3/13
University of Michigan - AIM - Admitted on 2/27
Penn State - Pure- Admitted on 1/30
University of Maryland - AMSC - Rejected on 2/20
Colorado Boulder - Applied Math - Admitted on 2/6
UT -Pure- Admitted on 2/25
Clemson - Mathematical Science - Admitted on 2/17 - Declined
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Frobenius
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Frobenius » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:51 am

Undergrad Institution: Unknown Asian (CIS region) university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA:3.91
Type of Student: International male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (88%)
V: 159 (83%)
W: 4.0 (59%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (70%)

TOEFL Score: (104 = R29/L30/S22/W23) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure mathematics with interest in biology

Research Experience: Doing research from 2017 on PDE to be publish soon (I hope), Capstone project in commutative algebra
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's lists
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None particular, peer-tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing special I think
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My 2 recommendators are my supervisors, other 2 taught me at least 2 courses.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - Pure / Rejected on 12.02
UMich - Pure / Probably rejected
UIUC - Pure / Rejected on 18.02
UC Davis - Pure / Probably rejected
Ohio state - Pure / Probably rejected
Penn state - Pure / Probably rejected
Iowa - Pure / Still hope
Boston college - Pure / Probably rejected
McMaster - Pure / Still hope
Simon Fraser - Pure / Still hope
Western Ontario - Pure / Still hope

cater99
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby cater99 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:35 pm

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!




So nice. I got in TC too, on 2/15. I guess you were the other post on gradecafe under "A" type. I made the "U" post. Did you apply to the general EdD or EdDCT?

DiscoVolante
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby DiscoVolante » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 am

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PokemonMaster
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby PokemonMaster » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:44 pm

Undergrad Institution: Well-known in Asia
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Less than 3.9 /4.3
Type of Student: Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 96%
V: 97%
W: 41%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 94%

TOEFL Score: 105, S 23 (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: Two small REU's in my school, no publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some prizes(not near the top) in math competitions, only one of them international.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 Grad Courses, one of them B(ouch).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I visited many conferences/workshops/summer schools and actively participated in some of them.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Brown - Rejected
Columbia - Rejected
Cornell - Rejected
Duke - Waitlisted
Georgia Tech - Rejected
MIT - Rejected
Ohio State - Waitlisted
Penn State - Accepted
Purdue - Pending
Rutgers - Accepted
SUNY Stony Brook - Rejected
UC Berkeley - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected
UCSD - Rejected
UIUC - Rejected
U of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Pending
U of Minnesota - Pending
U of Pennsylvania - Pending
U of Washington - Rejected
U of Wisconsin-Madison - Rejected
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mathdiva
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:29 am

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mathdiva » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:59 am

Undergrad Institution: State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):History
Undergrad GPA: 3.0
Grad Institution: State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):History
Grad GPA: 3.91
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: Domestic Minority Female

GRE Revised General Test:
V: 159 (83%)
Q: 153 (50%) :oops:
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) I chickened out and didn't take it :oops:


Program Applying: (Pure Math)

Research Experience: Rice (REU), Carnegie Mellon(REU), U of AZ(REU), CSU - Program funded by NASA
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA at CSU, Studied Abroad in Math in Moscow Program (3 semesters), and The International Conference and PhD-Master Summer School on Graphs and Groups, Representations and Relations (in Novosibirsk, Russia, 8/18)
Applying to Where:
U of Minn Twin Cities - Pure Math PhD Program /Accepted 3/7/19 with TA-ship :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Funded visit to campus
UC Riverside - Pure Math PhD Program / Pending
Brandeis - Pure Math PhD Program / Pending
U Pitt - Pure Math PhD Program / Waitlisted
University of Iowa - Pure Math PhD Program / Accepted on 2/27/19 with TAShip Funded invitation to campus
University of New Mexico - Our Math PhD Program / Accepted on 2/22/19Declined
Kent State - Pure Math PhD Program / Accepted on 2/02/19 / Declined
CU Denver - Pure Math PhD Program / Accepted with TA-ship 2/20/19 Funded invitation to campus
Harvard - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected :P
Purdue - Pure Math PhD Program / Rejected
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yso6
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:25 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby yso6 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Large Public School, pretty well known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Undergrad GPA: 3.9 (3.96 in math)
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
V: 156 (73%)
Q: 170 (96%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 970 (99%)


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD with interest in combinatorics

Research Experience: Two REUs at home institution, resulted in one paper accepted up to revision by a decent journal.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Putnam top 200(barely) both sophomore and junior year, a few departmental scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for a year, tutor for a year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 6 grad courses, 4 of them in combinatorics, also did two independent reading on some advanced combinatorics topics, know all three letter writters pretty well.
Applying to Where:
Princeton - Pure Math PhD Program / Rejected Jan 30
MIT - Applied Math PhD Program /Rejected Feb 12
UC Berkeley - Pure Math PhD Program /Rejected Feb 8
UCLA - Pure Math PhD Program / Rejected Mar 14
Cornell - Pure Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 19
Brown - Pure Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 15
UCSD - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted on Jan 29, $2.4k stipend per month + 12k James B. Ax Stipend + reduced teaching for the first year
UIUC - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted on Feb 1, unsure about funding information
U Minnesota - Pure Math PhD Program / Pending
U Washington - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted Mar 10, $2.4k per month, $5000 scholarship
GA Tech - Pure Math Phd Program / Admitted Jan 25, $2185 per month, declined
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ad1996
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Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ad1996 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics
Undergrad GPA: 3.8 (3.97 in math)
Type of Student: Domestic South Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
V: 156 (73%)
Q: 169 (96%)
W: 3.5 (41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 720 (63%) :(


Program Applying: Applied Math PhD with interest in machine learning / theoretical CS

Research Experience: None, really.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, distinction in scholarship, honor society, departmental award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2 internships in tech, currently working as a software engineer, was a TA and grader for a bunch of math and cs courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 recommender is a big name (graded / TA for him for 4 semesters). Managed to finish 3 majors in 4 years so hoping that helps haha

Applying to Where:
Princeton - PACM PhD Program / Rejected Feb 14
Harvard SEAS - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 15
Stanford - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 15
MIT - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 12
UC Berkeley - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 8 :(
UCLA - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Mar 13
Columbia - APAM PhD Program / Pending
Umich - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Mar 19
Yale - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Jan 25
Johns Hopkins - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Mar 10
NYU - Applied Math PhD Program / Pending
CMU - ACO PhD Program / Pending
Cornell - Applied Math PhD Program / Waitlisted Feb 12 (Pls decline if you aren't going!)
Brown - Applied Math PhD Program / Rejected Feb 4
GA Tech - Machine Learning Phd Program / Admitted Jan 25, $2185 per month
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decaf_americano
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Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:59 pm

Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby decaf_americano » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:32 am

Undergrad Institution: private, very good school imo
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: well, 3.0
Type of Student: international

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (~95%)
V: 162 (~90%)
W: 4.5 (~80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ran out of time and got around 70 percentile, chose not to report

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: master programs in applied math/stats/analytics

Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader for calc 3
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: github link

Applying to Where:
columbia - ma stats / Pending / n/a
u mich - applied stats masters / admitted! / almost certainly going
nyu - ms scientific computing / Pending / n/a
uiuc - ms stats / Pending / waiting it out
wake forest - ma math/stats / waitlisted / almost certainly not going
umass amherst - applied math masters / admitted / with a small amount of scholarship
And some analytics programs

Some possible strengths in my application (ranked by length):
* Reputation of undergrad institute.
* Good (at least above average) recommendations. My recommenders were extremely helpful in the process, and I can't thank them enough.
* I had A's in real analysis sequence/some common prerequisites for stats master programs; took mostly proof-based math classes; was familiar with programming/cs (depite not being able to do anything beyond data structures); had stats/ml related internships/github projects

To masters applicants with lower GPA:
I had bad/failing grades in certain cs/math classes, so even after working hard in my last year to raise my GPA to 3.0 (minimum threshold for most programs), I was not confidant. For me it went a lot better than expected, so apply to differently ranked programs that you think you can thrive in and don't lose hope.

pythag123
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby pythag123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 75-Math School. Private
Major: Mathematics & Economics
GPA: 3.36 (But, 3.6 in Math & haven't made below a B+ in a math course since the generic calculus sequence)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 5.0 (90%)
Math Subject Test: Below 20th percentile... (big yikes) only submitted to places that required it

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: Doing an ongoing "expository" research senior thesis with one of my recommenders.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List the semester before I applied.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I have been working as a Calculus SI (basically like being a TA but for undergraduates).
Any Other Info:
- Did some sports analytics research remotely w/ an ivy league school. Idk if this is worth anything.
- I feel like schools may respect that I graduated in 3 years with double major, again idk if its worth anything
- Likely have 2 excellent letters of recommendation, and one decent one.

Applying to Where:

Reach:
Minnesota pending
Ohio State rejected
Carnegie Mellon probably rejected
North Carolina (Chapel Hill) waitlisted

Less of a Reach/Match:
Brandeis pending
NC State probably rejected
Georgia rejected
Northeastern pending
Virginia TechAttended visitor's day. Hopefully accepted.
Florida Accepted, full funding
Florida State Accepted, full funding

Safe:
South Carolina Accepted, full funding
Vermont Accepted, awaiting funding
Wake Forest (Master's) pending, had a phone interview with them though

Idk, small schools are hard to read:
- Bryn Mawr pending
- Tufts rejected

sacamano
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby sacamano » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 pm

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?

Starchild
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby Starchild » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:39 pm

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?


I reached out.

ochandra
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby ochandra » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:16 pm

Undergraduate institution: Small liberal arts
Major: Math
Minor: None
GPA: 3.85
Type of Student: Domestic bi-racial female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161
V: 168
W: 5.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: didn't take

Program Applying: Pure Math/some Applied Math PhD

Research Experience: "REU" equivalent at my home institution, resulting in one published paper and a senior thesis. Research was in algebra, current interest is analysis and PDEs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List, funding from school for conference travel, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Know my letter writers well, female, probably had a fairly well-written SOP?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I took time off between undergraduate and applying to graduate school and worked in industry. I highlighted this time away from school as one of the reasons why I was sure graduate school was the right path for me and I definitely wouldn't be dropping out. Also, I didn't take the MGRE and this limited my list of schools.

Applying to Where:
University of Washington - Applied Math PhD/Rejected/ Accepted to unfunded Master's/Declined
CU Boulder - Applied Math PhD/ Interview 1/31/ Admitted 02/06 /Declined 03/12
University of Utah - Math PhD/Waitlisted 02/15/Asked to be removed from the waitlist 03/12
UNC Chapel Hill - Math PhD/Interview 1/11/Invited to recruitment weekend 1/17/Accepted with full funding 3/1/Attending!!!
NC State - Math PhD/Accepted with full funding 1/28/Declined 03/12
UC Riverside - Math PhD/ Withdrew application from consideration 03/13
Arizona State - Math PhD/ /Accepted 12/31, never heard about funding

Posting this because these profiles were helpful to me throughout my application process (if not a little toxic). Best of luck to everyone!
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mook713
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby mook713 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Piano
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (91%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.5 (82%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 720 (63%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure math: Representation theory and geometry.

Research Experience: Two preprints from an REU in combinatorics at an outside institution, ongoing home institution research in Kazhdan-Lusztig theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Home University A&S Undergrad Research Fellowship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, grader.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad classes in algebraic geometry, algebra, topology, and analysis. Very good recommendations.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Switched majors from music education to mathematics 1st semester of my sophomore year.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - PhD / Rejected on Feb. 12.
Harvard - PhD / Rejected on Feb. 6.
Berkeley - Phd / Rejected on Feb. 8.
Columbia - Phd / Rejected on Feb. 7.
Yale - PhD / Rejected on Jan. 16.
Chicago - PhD / Rejected on March 14.
Minnesota - PhD / Admitted on March 6.
Maryland - PhD / Admitted on Feb. 14.
Utah - PhD / Admitted on Feb. 5.
Oregon - PhD / Admitted on Jan. 29.
Louisiana State - PhD / Admitted on Feb. 18.
Northeastern - PhD / Pending on March 13.

I'm very happy with my results. Will be a tough decision.

superstarlala
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Re: 2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Postby superstarlala » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:10 am

Undergrad Institution: Private, small university
Major: Math and Chem
GPA: 3.23
Type of Student: DWF

GRE:
Q: 167
V: 157
W: 4.0
Math Subject Test: Very very bad only submitted to places that absolutely required it

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics Ph.D.

Research Experience: None really
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None really
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor for a couple years, representative for my math dept., Americorps member teaching math current
Applying to Where:

GWU - PhD / Accepted
Syracuse - PhD / Accepted

Tufts - PhD / Rejected
Buffalo - PhD / Rejected
Dartmouth - PhD / Rejected
Rochester - PhD / Rejected
Boston University - PhD / Rejected

Binghamton - PhD / pending
UMD - PhD / pending probably rejected
CUNY - PhD / pending probably rejected
UMass Amherst - PhD / pending
Bryn Mawr - PhD / pending
UW-Milwaukee - PhD / pending




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