I am planning to apply to REUs in mathematics and applied mathematics for this summer. I go to a top 15 school in math, and I see that many programs seek to accept people that go to schools without many research opportunities, so that does not apply to me. However, I am still having trouble finding research that I am qualified to do at my own school, so I am in a kind of awkward spot.
I was wondering what kinds of profiles people who have gotten into REUs have, especially those from schools with more math opportunities. Feel free to share your profile for the sake of others if you came from another type of school though!