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
yso6 wrote: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 / Rejected Apr 11
U Washington - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted Mar 10, $2.4k per month, $10000 scholarship
GA Tech - Pure Math Phd Program / Admitted Jan 25, $2185 per month, declined
billionaire wrote:yso6 wrote: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 / Rejected Apr 11
U Washington - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted Mar 10, $2.4k per month, $10000 scholarship
GA Tech - Pure Math Phd Program / Admitted Jan 25, $2185 per month, declined
I just cannot help but wonder, why would anybody reject a guy with 970 (99%) percentile on GRE Subject Test in Mathematics ??
It just makes no sense to me.
Can anybody offer sensible explanation ??
The rest of your profile seems just fine.
Shame on you Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, Brown. (U Minnesota )
Also, can somebody elaborate this scholarships (12 and 10k from UCSD and U Washington, do they cover all per year ??), shouldn't tuition and fees be waived for PhD, via TA/RA assistantships or whatever, which leaves only to question how much is stipend ?
Good Luck yso6
young556646 wrote:billionaire wrote:yso6 wrote: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 / Rejected Apr 11
U Washington - Pure Math PhD Program / Admitted Mar 10, $2.4k per month, $10000 scholarship
GA Tech - Pure Math Phd Program / Admitted Jan 25, $2185 per month, declined
I just cannot help but wonder, why would anybody reject a guy with 970 (99%) percentile on GRE Subject Test in Mathematics ??
It just makes no sense to me.
Can anybody offer sensible explanation ??
The rest of your profile seems just fine.
Shame on you Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, Brown. (U Minnesota )
Also, can somebody elaborate this scholarships (12 and 10k from UCSD and U Washington, do they cover all per year ??), shouldn't tuition and fees be waived for PhD, via TA/RA assistantships or whatever, which leaves only to question how much is stipend ?
Good Luck yso6
GRE Subject is by no means a complete measure of mathematical ability. It is more of a measure of simple problem-solving techniques usually focused on calculus and linear algebra, which is of course fundamental but not even close to materials covered in upper division math courses. Thus, GRE Subject is just for checking whether a student meets the minimum requirement. Many top graduate schools will be totally happy with score 800 or above, and lower scores are often acceptable in lower ranked schools. The difference between students with 800 and 990 in GRE Subject is just their familiarity with that kind of quick problem solving, and it has nothing to do with research. Since graduate schools usually focus on the potential research ability of students, they will look for students who can provide more reliable evidences of their potentials rather than high GRE score.
billionaire wrote:
Hello young556646
Thanks for offering your thoughts.
I respect your view, however I disagree.
What will be upper division of math for you ?
GRE Mathematics subject test, covers : differential and integral calculus, linear and abstract algebra, number theory, real analysis, topology, discrete mathematics, combinatorics, algorithms, probability and statistics, numerical analysis etc. , what kind of math you had on mind as upper/advanced ?
What would be top graduate schools totally happy with 800 for you ? U Chicago, Columbia, Berkeley, Harvard,Yale, UCLA, Duke, Cornell, Brown ?
Or Rutgers, Penn State, GTech, UCSD, ?
Btw, congrats on 900/94%
None of standardize tests, has much to do with research or research potential.
Then, what about (general test) GRE Math which is high school math joke ??
How is that relevant ?
Or GRE verbal, which is just like advanced TOEFL ???
As far as I can see yso6 had high GPA, two REUs resulted in one paper accepted up to revision by a decent journal...a decent profile overall.
How you evaluate more reliable evidences research potential ??
Just publication in journal or ?
Does somebody really needs publication in journal to be awesome PhD candidate ?
Thanks in advance...and congrats on admission to Rutgers and Penn State
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