2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

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Chapel
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2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Chapel » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:03 am

In continuing the tradition started with the 2010 profiles, I present to you the 2011 profiles.

See http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1847 for a guide to the format.

Please only post profiles in this thread to keep it organized.

Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?)... Overall Reputation in Mathematics?)
Major(s):
Minor(s):
GPA:
Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?)
Type of Student: (Domestic/International (Country?), male/female?, minority?)

GRE Scores:
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
M: xxx (xx%)

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

P.S. Please update your status if you can.

P.P.S. It would be great if you could also post your profile here: ucp.php?i=164
Then your information will be shown with everyone else's in a very organized form here: results.php

dasgut
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby dasgut » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:51 am

Entry erased, because I did not apply in 2011.
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MattW
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby MattW » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:23 pm

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trevaskis
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby trevaskis » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Math
Undergrad GPA: N/A First three years got mostly (UK equivalent of) As, final year grades slipped a bit
Position in Class: High
Type of Student: Foreign

Grad Institution: Cambridge
Concentration: Master of Advanced Studies in Pure Math (part iii)
GPA: N/A

GRE Scores:
Q: 800
V: 670
W: 4.5
M: Nov. 13th

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: did a research project in my final year undergrad in econometrics, doing a research project in as part of my master along with a reading course
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit based Fees and living costs Scholarship at my undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored revision courses and helprooms for 1st and 2nd year math students
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: As regards references, I've probably got one good one from a very prominent academic from Cambridge, apart from that I don't have much.

Applying to Where:
Cambridge
Manchester
Glasgow
Sheffield

UCLA Rejection 4/3/11
CMU
Penn Rejection 3/3/11
Rutgers Rejection 11/3/11
Cal Irvine Rejection 24/2/11
McGill
Ottawa
Utrecht
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lpt234
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby lpt234 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:52 pm

Entry erased
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owlpride
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby owlpride » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:29 pm

Undergrad Institution: top 20 liberal arts college
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: domestic female

GRE Scores:
Q: 800
V: 610
W: 4.5
M: 890

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: math REU at Cornell; one summer spent working with a math professor at another Ivy; assisted with CS research the summer after my freshman year. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: research awards; scholarship for excellence in my major (highest award given to one member of the junior class each year)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutored, graded upper-level courses; co-chair of undergraduate math club
Other: My professors encouraged me to apply to the tippy top programs, though none expected my application to be quite as successful as it turned out. Little did they know... :mrgreen:



Applying to Where:

MIT - accepted 1/11
Berkeley - accepted 1/27
Cornell - accepted 2/3
Columbia - accepted 2/8
Michigan Ann Arbor - accepted 2/14
UT Austin - rejected 2/23, waitlisted 3/9, accepted 4/5 ::headscratch::
Stanford - waitlisted 2/10, accepted 4/6 - attending!!
Princeton - waitlisted 1/26, accepted 4/8

I feel fortunate to have options, though the sheer number of options is a bit overwhelming. Maybe I should start throwing darts...
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mathdummy
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mathdummy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:35 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Peradeniya, not so reputed for math...
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): physics
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: asian male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (96%)
V: 550 (73%)
W: 4.5 (63%)
M: 730 (69%)

TOEFL: 112 (R 30: L 29: S 24: W 29)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One paper on Analysis(published), ...

Applying to Where:

Penn State - Rejected via email
Michigan Ann Arbor - Rejected
Purdue - Rejected
SUNY Stony Brook - Rejected
U Indiana Bloomington - Rejected via email (after a lot of status inquiries)
Texas A&M - Rejected via email
U Florida - Accepted 15k TA - attending!
Ole Miss - Accepted 11k TA - declined
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TML
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby TML » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:27 am

Undergrad Institution: small, liberal arts college, not known for math
Major(s): mathematics
GPA: 3.88
Type of Student: domestic female

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 580 (82%)
W: 4.5
M: 680 (58%)


Program Applying: Pure Math and Applied Math

Research Experience: REU at University of Maryland Baltimore County. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: full tuition scholarship to my undergraduate institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutored for math and computer science departments at my undergraduate institution

Applying to Where:
U Maryland College Park - Waitlisted (2/16) - Rejected (5/6)
Johns Hopkins - Rejected (3/03)
U Maryland Baltimore County - Accepted with TA (3/17) - Attending
U Pittsburgh - Waitlisted (3/14) - Rejected (5/16)
George Washington University - Accepted (without funding) (3/01) - Declined
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cbreeden
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby cbreeden » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: UW-Madison
Major(s): Mathematics

GPA: 3.85 ish
Position in Class: Near the top with respect to math
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 500 (63%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
M: 650 (51%) (first attempt), 700 (63%) (second attempt)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a grader for an advanced
undergraduate logic course. Tutored a group of Uganda's in Algebra.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm an Air Force veteran (but I don't think that necessarily "helps"), tutored the Uganda's in Algebra while in Iraq. 6 grad classes (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Algebra I & II, Differential Manifolds). Had 4.0 in all classes (including graduate classes ever since I left the Air Force).

Applying to Where:

UW Madison - Accepted (2/26). Financial details to follow. Attending! (2/28).
Purdue - Accepted (2/24). Teacher Assistantship 16K/yr. Declined (3/8).
Texas A&M - Accepted (2/16). Teacher Assistantship - 16.6K/yr. Declined (3/8).
Ohio State - Accepted (3/9). Teacher Assistantship - 16.5K/yr. Declined (3/8).
Rutgers U, New Brunswick - Rejected (3/11).
SUNY Stony Brook - Rejected (3/28).
Notre Dame - Rejected (4/14).
Indiana Bloomington - Waitlisted (2/25). Withdrawn (2/28).
Washington University of St Louis - Withdrawn (4/14).

Reflection: I feel fortunate that I had a professor at Madison who wanted to work with me, and I feel that this had increased my chances for getting in significantly. Also, I have noticed that it is much easier to get into Big State Public Schools as opposed to the smaller private schools; regardless of their relative reputation. All-in-all, given my acceptance/rejection ratio, I feel that I had chosen an appropriate selection of schools for the competitiveness of my application.
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dan_n
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby dan_n » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:55 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small-to-medium private tech school, fairly high-ranked. Pretty good for applied math, but no real pure math program.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science, Philosophy
GPA: 3.7 Overall, 3.91 in major
Position in Class: above average
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 700 (97%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: 650 (51%) :(


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Just an undergraduate thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Summer internship programming for a defense contractor, probably not relevant
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
UCLA - Rejected (via email), 3/4/2011
Cornell - Rejected (via email), 3/18/2011
Maryland
Illinois - Rejected (via email), 3/7/2011
Rutgers - Rejected (via email), 3/11/2011
Washington - Rejected (via email), 3/1/2011
UC Santa Barbara
CUNY Graduate Center - Waitlisted, no financial aid, 4/13/2011. Declined
RPI - Accepted with teaching assistantship (via email), 2/24/2011. Declined
Oregon
Brandeis
Massachusetts - Waitlisted (via email), 3/28/2011. Accepted with teaching assistantship (via email), 4/17/2011. Attending
Connecticut

I started applications before finding out my MGRE score. Having received it, I'm pretty sure the top half of this list is out of reach for me.
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bndnchrs
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby bndnchrs » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: large research school, mid-20s math ranking, ~120 majors, 18k students
Major(s): mathematics, physics
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: dwm

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 660 (94%)
W: 5.0
M: 710 (74%) :/

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience:
About 7 different research experiences in physics/applied math/pure math, all at home institution, some supported via RTG
2 publications, one on a large project (2nd Author), another pending related to solving a famous conjecture (done independently w/ one other undergrad, no advisor)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Full tuition scholarship
All 3 major departmental awards (Excellence, Promise, Research)
Small senior institutional award
A bunch of invited student things to national conferences


Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Started a problem solving group, created a particle physics class, multiple years of TA-ship in both Math/Phys.
Around 14 or so conference presentations/talks

Misc:
Study Abroad experience (both MiM and BSM)
Mostly graduate classes over last two years (~8?), straight As


Applying to Where:
U Maryland College Park Asked to submit more material for second round, withdrew app.
Harvard Accepted with named fellowship 2/7 - 35k
Washington - Accepted 2/2 - 25k Wan Fellowship 1st year, Research Fellowship 2-5
Brown - Rejected 2/16
Princeton - Rejected 2/16
Cornell - Rejected 3/16
UT Austin Accepted 5/7 - 16k :roll: TA
Rice - Never heard back
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DirtyFeet
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby DirtyFeet » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (Spain), good in math (at least within Spain)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):not applicable
GPA: 9.65/10
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: International (Spain) male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 610 (88%)
W: 3.0 (10%)
M: 790 (81%)

TOEFL Score: (112 = R30/L30/S24/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Nope. Currently doing senior thesis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departamental award 2006-2011 (tuition fee waiver + ~500$/year), "LaCaixa" fellowship for graduate study (Covers tuition fee, 2150$/month, health insurance, etc. during 2 years). Silver medal in national math Olympiad¿?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 2008 Summer teacher for SAT-like exam.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: "laCaixa" fellowship. One reference got his PhD from UMich and did postdocs at MIT and UCB.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Exchange program in UCBerkeley (took 5 grad courses there)

Applying to (all in pure math):

MIT - Rejected (1/28) via e-mail
Stanford - Rejected (2/7) via e-mail
Cornell - Accepted (2/14) via e-mail
Harvard - Rejected (2/15) via postal service
Washington University St Louis - Rejected (2/25) via postal service (Surprised here. One of my LOR's is an assistant prof. here and he was willing to be my advisor.)
UT at Austin - waitlisted (3/3) via e-mail
Columbia - rejected (3/9) via e-mail to check website
UC Berkeley - rejected (3/11) via e-mail to check website
U Michigan - rejected (3/22) via e-mail (in response to inquiry)
U Pennsylvania - waitlisted (3/22) via e-mail - accepted (4/10) via phone
SUNY Stony Brook - rejected (3/28) via e-mail (in response to inquiry)
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alex
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby alex » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: small liberal arts college, not well known
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s): NA
GPA: 3.66 (2.0 first semester, 4.0 last two years)
Position in Class: not sure. near the top, but not too near given that first semester?
Type of Student: domestic white male

GRE Scores:
Q: 780 (89%)
V: 630 (91%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: 790 (81%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One lightweight paper presented and published in algebra. A good amount of assisting in physics research.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards in math and physics, award at regional MAA conference for presentation, general good student stuff.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: physics TA, calculus tutor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: attended BSM.

Applying to Where:

Dalhousie - Accepted 2/3 by e-mail. No funding.
NC State - Accepted 2/4 by e-mail after I missed a call. TA + summers.
Arkansas - Accepted 2/24 by e-mail. TA + Fellowship.
Dartmouth - Rejected 2/28 by e-mail.
UIC - Accepted 3/1 by e-mail. TAship. Attending
Tulane - Accepted 3/4 by e-mail. TAship.
Michigan State - Rejected 3/4 by e-mail.
Rochester - Accepted 3/4 by e-mail. TAship.
Oregon - Accepted 3/8 by e-mail. TA + summers.
Vanderbilt - Rejected 3/13 by e-mail.
Seattle - Rejected 3/22 by e-mail.
Northeastern - Accepted 3/30 by e-mail to check website. No word from department itself about anything including funding.
Notre Dame - Rejected 4/14 by e-mail.
UC-Davis - Rejected 5/6 by website. "Not competitive with other applicants because of scholarship below that of admitted applicants."

Retrospective: I was happy with my choices, and I'm pumped about going to UIC. I think that maybe I thought I would be more competitive than I was, but I still got into a couple of my top choices so it's all good.

If I could do it over again, I'd save myself some cash and not apply to Davis since they didn't even give me a decision until it was completely pointless, and an insulting one at that.

Ditching the idea of being a lawyer and retaking the math gre 5 years after I'd had any math was a big thrill. I'm still excited that I did as well as I did on the test, and I'm more than ready for the next step. To Chicago!
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JodoYodo
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby JodoYodo » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:00 am

Undergrad Institution: University of Waterloo, Canada
Major(s): Combinatorics and Optimization
Minor(s): Pure Math
GPA: 3.8 / 4.0
Position in Class: Near top I guess?
Type of Student: International male Asian

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 680 (96%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: 710 (65%)


Program Applying: Algorithms Combinatorics and Optimization

Research Experience: One research term working on underground network design, two research terms in industry doing electricity market optimization

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergraduate research grant, dean's honour list

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 24 months in industry, private tutoring, marking, teaching tutorials

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Three recommendations which I think will be pretty good, including a very well known professor in combinatorics

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:
MIT - Operations Research
Georgia Tech - Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization
UCSD - Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization
Carnegie Mellon - Discrete Optimization

I've also applied to the University of Waterloo but my acceptance is near guaranteed.

toopham
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby toopham » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:02 am

Undergrad Institution: Big research university
Gradschool: state university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
graduate GPA: 4.0
Undergraduate GPA: 3.05
Position in Class: N/A
Type of Student: male. asian
Note: I was a very bad undergrad student. Went to a state university after for my masters. I consider myself to be a good student now.



GRE Scores:
Q: 770 87%
V: 350 21%
W: 3.5
M: 670 55%



Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Master's research experience.
Went to a lot of math conferences
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NSF Fellowship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA and GTA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My advisor and letter of recommendation writer has good connection at some schools im applying to.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Suny Binghamton (safety school)
UC Davis (my top realistic choice)
UC San Diego (My top realistic dream to go here)
UC Berkeley (in my dreams)
UCLA (probably no chance)
UWashington
Michigan

smartiful
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby smartiful » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:58 am

@ toopham: I would advise to reconsider your choices. UCLA, Berkeley, Michigan and most likely UWash will not seriously consider your application given your GRE and undergrad degree. It's highly unlikely your MSc degree will make enough of a difference to change their mind. You really should apply to a much wider range of schools or you run the risk of losing out alltogether.

irreducible
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby irreducible » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, top 50 worldwide
Major(s): Maths & Physics
Overall GPA: ~3.7
Position in Class: Near top
Type of Student: International white male

Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): M.Sc. via research, no courses

GRE Scores:
Q: 780 (89%)
V: 600 (86%)
W: 4
M: Image


Program applying to: Applied Maths

Research Experience: Co-author on publication,
M.Sc. thesis,
Summer fellowship in the US,
Two REUs in home country.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One research studentship,
One very big scholarship: full fees, room and board for 5 years,
Two small awards.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 courses,
Grading for 3 courses,
Given loads of tuition.

Applying to Where:
U Washington - Seattle - Applied M Accepted! 2/2 <-- Attending
Cornell - Conditional offer
Brown - Rejected
Carnegie Mellon - Rejected
U Penn - Rejected
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blerg
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby blerg » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school. Good math reputation.
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA:3.9 overall and major
Type of Student: American male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 590 (84%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
M: 810 (85%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One REU, working on a publication. One semester of research, no results yet.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top math major, stuff like that.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two semesters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have taken a few graduate courses.

Applying to Where:
Berkeley
MIT
Michigan
Texas
Northwestern
Chicago
Brown
Columbia
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logaritym
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby logaritym » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:16 am

Undergrad Institution: University in Europe
Major(s): Mathematics
Bachelor GPA: 5.87/6 Bachelor (5 not excellent grades during the first three semesters)
Master GPA: 6/6
Position in Class: Second - Bachelor
Type of Student: International male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 620 (89%)
W: 3.5 (26%)
M: 870 (94%)

TOEFL Score: (100 = R29/L24/S22/W25)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Co-author of one published article
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some prizes from National and International Olympiads - Gold IMO; 2nd place Vojtech Jarnik, Ostrava; several Second Prizes IMC and others
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant for 2 semesters, Lecturer of the National team for IMO, Tutor of a high-school project


Applying to Where (alphabetically):

Illinois Urbana-Champaign (US) - ACCEPTED ($17,575 50% TA) ATTENDING!

Warwick (UK) - ACCEPTED (£13,590 Scholarship)

Oxford (UK) - ACCEPTED WITHOUT FUNDING
Stanford (US) - WAITLISTED -> REJECTED

Berkeley (US) - REJECTED
Bristol (UK) - REJECTED
Chicago (US)- REJECTED
Harvard (US) - REJECTED
Imperial College (UK)- REJECTED
Michigan Ann Arbor (US)- REJECTED
Princeton (US) - REJECTED
UCLA (US)- REJECTED
CalTech (US) - REJECTED

Cambridge (UK) - PENDING
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johnnybegoog
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby johnnybegoog » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: Greek University, Considered Good in Greece
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s):-
GPA:9.66/10
Position in Class: 1st (expected)
Type of Student: International Greek male

GRE Scores:
Q: 780 (89%)
V: 460 (52%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: 730 (69%)

TOEFL Score: (110 = R30/L26/S24/W30)
IELTS scores: (8.5=R8.5/L8.5/S9.0/W8.0) (I will use this one in some universities instead of TOEFL)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1 scholarship in 1st year, 1 other for the duration of studies, silver medal in Greek mathematical Olympiad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: some lectures in some undergraduate courses in Algebra and Analysis. I think that I will have good LORs but only 1 received his PhD in US, the other in Switzerland and the other in Greece.

Applying to Where:
Cambridge Part III Mathematical Tripos 02/17 - Conditional Offer Made via CAMSIS - Accepted at Fitzwilliam college
Harvard - Rejected (02/15) via post
UCLA - Rejected (03/04) via e-mail saying decision was available on website
Michigan--Ann Arbor - Rejected (03/07) via e-mail
Chicago - Rejected (02/28) via post
Northwestern - Rejected (03/25) via website
Wisconsin--Madison - Rejected (04/01) via e-mail
Illinois--Urbana-Champaign - Rejected (03/07) via e-mail
Duke - Waitlisted (03/01) then rejected (04/22) via e-mail saying decision was available on website
Purdue - Rejected (04/08) via e-mail
Notre Dame - Rejected (04/15) via e-mail
Northeastern - Accepted (03/30) via e-mail saying decision was available on website. No word on funding yet.
Nebraska--Lincoln - Rejected (04/26) via e-mail
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Ergodic
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Ergodic » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:20 pm

Here we go again this year:

Graduate Institution: Big state school with no reputation.
Major(s): Mathematics (Masters degree earned)
GPA: 3.03
Type of Student: Domestic White Male.

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 770 (99%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
M: 810 (85%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Statistics, Mathematical Finance

Research Experience: Research paper in elementary number theory, in review
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA while doing Masters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my recommenders got his PhD from a school I'm applying to (UIC.) That has likely made a difference in my acceptance.

Applying to Where:
University of Illinois at Chicago - Mathematics and Statistics - Accepted 3/1/11! - will not attend
Illinois Institute of Technology - Mathematical Finance - Accepted 2/7/11 (moderate/low funding) - will not attend
Boston University - Mathematics and Statistics - Rejected 3/29/11. No surprise.
Purdue University - Mathematics (was rejected last year) - Accepted 2/24/11! Holy s*** I'm happy! - will attend
Purdue University - Statistics (was rejected last year) - rejected 5/31/11 or so. No biggie.
Pittsburgh - Statistics - Rejected 2/9/11
UConn - Statistics - Rejected 2/19/11 with a very rude message: "It is the consensus of the committee that your academic record is not strong enough for our program." Ok...
UC Davis - Statistics - Rejected 4/6/11. No surprise.
UC Davis - Mathematics - Rejected 4/29/11. No surprise.
UC Irvine - Mathematics - Rejected 3/3/11. Probably bad fit or low funding.
UCSD - Mathematics - Rejected 3/5/11. No worries. Probably not the best fit for me.
UC Riverside - Applied Statistics - Rejected 1/27/11
UFlorida Gainesville - Statistics - I think they lost my app. Whateva!
UGeorgia - Statistics - Accepted 3/7/11, no funding 1st year. Will decline.
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Mathemagician
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Mathemagician » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:22 pm

Graduate Institution: Small liberal arts school
Major(s): Double - Mathematics and Economics
GPA: 3.86, Mathematics: 3.98, Economics: 3.86
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 540 (73%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: 620 (43%)

Program Applying: Mathematics (and one Economics program)

Research Experience: Summer research fellowship; honors mathematics thesis in voting theory - results included in paper to be published pending revision; honors economics thesis in decision theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: School prize for most promise for research in pure or applied mathematics; graduation summa cum laude; honors in the mathematics department; honors in the economics department; membership in six honor societies (academia, research, economics, general engineering, electrical/computer engineering, and classics)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Sales and marketing operations research at consulting firm for past year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Three extremely strong letters of recommendation - two of whom are known in their fields; advanced mathematics coursework (foundational topics, abstract algebra through Galois theory, topology)

Applying to Where:
Stanford University
MIT
Princeton University
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of California Los Angeles
University of Chicago
Harvard University
Cornell University
Columbia University
New York University
University of California Berkeley
Yale University
Rutgers University
University of Wisconsin
University Rochester (Economics)

PieceOfPi
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Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:16 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby PieceOfPi » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:59 pm

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Peach
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Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Peach » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 10 liberal arts college, well known for math
Major(s): Math, Physics
GPA: 3.71 overall, 3.9 math
Position in Class: Not sure, top fifth?
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 520 (68%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
M: 820 (87%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Physics thesis on the Action Principle last year. Winter/Spring will be spent on my Math thesis on PDEs in Several Complex Variables. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Scholarship, National Merit
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Upper level math grader, tutor, prefect
Misc: Attended BSM last fall, Attended Princeton Summer program in Analysis/Geometry

Applying to Where:
Northwestern University Rejected 3/15/11
University of Minnesota Accepted 2/15/11 w/TA-ship
University of Wisconsin - Madison Rejected 3/16/11
University of Washington Accepted 3/08/11 w/TA-ship ATTENDING!
University of California -Davis
University of Oregon Accepted 2/10/11 w/TA-ship
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toopham
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:36 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby toopham » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:21 pm

smartiful wrote:@ toopham: I would advise to reconsider your choices. UCLA, Berkeley, Michigan and most likely UWash will not seriously consider your application given your GRE and undergrad degree. It's highly unlikely your MSc degree will make enough of a difference to change their mind. You really should apply to a much wider range of schools or you run the risk of losing out alltogether.


cool story bro

foreverchoru
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:17 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby foreverchoru » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: University
Masters:IIT,India
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Minor(s):
Undergrad GPA: 69%
Position in Class: Mid
Type of Student: Foreign

Grad Institution:
Concentration: MS in Pure Math/Applied Math
GPA: 8.5/10

GRE Scores:
M: 1st Attempt 710(65%)


Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math in masters program Europe,Singapore/Canada

Research Experience: 1 year in IIT
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received highest score on Grad Math.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Conduction Radiation Course year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:


Applying to Where:Europe Erasmus Munuds Program,NUS,NTU and in Canada.

smartiful
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:11 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby smartiful » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:53 am

Undergrad Institution: Good UK institution
Grad Institution: Excellent UK institution
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 1st
Position in Class: Near top
Type of Student: Male International White.

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 470 (55%) [slightly embarrassed]
W: 4.5 (63%)
M: 780 (80%), up from 730 (69%)

Program Applying: Pure Maths (low-dimensional topology)

Research Experience: BSc & MSc theses.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Small scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took a lot of grad-classes as undergrad, exchange programme at a good uni. One referee is well-known.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have worked for a year after my MSc by Sep 2011.

Applying to Where:
UCLA - Rejected on 03/03
Columbia - Rejected on 09/03
Yale - Rejected on 09/03
Brown - Rejected on 03/02
Cornell - Rejected on 18/03
Boston College - Accepted 02/02, financial details to follow later.
UC Davis
Brandeis - Waitlisted 28/02.
Stony Brook - Rejected on 28/03 - Surprised.
University of Washington, Seattle - Waitlisted 13/03.
Brown - Rejected on 22/03
UT Texas Austin - Rejected on 24/02
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Miller
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Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Miller » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy League
Major(s): Math
GPA: 3.92/4.0 Overall, 3.98/4.0 in major
Type of Student: Male, international

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 630 (90%)
W: 4.0 (45%)
M: 820 (92%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Full 4-year scholarship
Second prize, International Mathematics Competition
Prize for Academic Excellence


Applying to Where:
Berkeley - accepted 1/27 - Declined
Chicago - accepted 1/30 - Attending!
Columbia - accepted 2/08 - Declined
UCLA - accepted 2/11 - Declined
UMichigan - accepted 2/14 - Declined
Texas-Austin - accepted 2/16 - Declined
MIT - waitlisted 1/11 - withdrawn
Brown - waitlisted 2/04 - withdrawn
Stanford - rejected 2/07
Harvard - rejected 2/14
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congvan
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Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:44 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby congvan » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: small liberal art school in US and another school in Singapore
Major(s): Mathematics (Computer Science in Singapore)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.5 / 3.8 (Major) (GPA in Singapore was not good, about 3.0/5)
Position in Class: No Idea
Type of Student: Male International Old Student

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 370 (27%)
W: 3.0 (10%)
M: 810 (87%)

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Independent Study/Summer Research in Group Theory (about 1 year totally) - Talk at MathFest 2010
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Conference Award/Some Programming Contest Prizes
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for CS Department
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: None
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I worked for a while after school in Singapore then took another degree in Maths in current US college to do more researches. I did not do well while in Singapore, not sure if it's my disadvantage.

Applying to Where:
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Pure Mathematics - Rejected by email (2/15)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Pure Mathematics - Rejected
North Carolina State - Applied Mathematics - Accepted with $16,000 TA-ship (2/4) - Declined
Pittsburgh - Pure Mathematics - Never Heard...
University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Applied Mathematics - Never heard...
Kansas State University - Applied Mathematics - Accepted with $14,000 TA-ship (1/26) - Attending
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mmalahe
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Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mmalahe » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:35 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (South Africa), exceptionally strong math reputation nationally but I guess above average internationally
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: Different system, but highest grade category.
Position in Class: 2nd
Type of Student: Foreign (South African), Male, Mixed race

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 650 (93%)
W: 4.0 (45%)
M: 720 (67%)

TOEFL Score: (117 = R30/L30/S30/W27)

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: Completing a Masters degree in Physics. Talk at an international computational mechanics conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2nd in the National Physics Olympiad, Dean's Merit List, Fulbright Scholarship 2011
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 1st-year math from 2009-2011. Tutor for 1st-year physics from 2010-2011.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very strong references.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Fencing at international level (highest world ranking of 75th in 2010). Student leadership positions.

Applying to Where:
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected
Duke - Applied Math / Waitlisted
UC Chapel Hill - Applied Math / Accepted / Considering
UC Santa Barbara - Applied Math / Accepted / Considering
Arizona State - Applied Math / Accepted / Not considering
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Flow
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Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:28 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Flow » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: Well-known liberal arts school, highly ranked math department
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 4.0
Position in Class: Near Top
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 630 (91%)
W: 4.5 (63%)
M: 850 (91%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, strong interest in geometric analysis/PDE

Research Experience: Physics REUs at Princeton and Caltech, paper on theory of waves in compressing plasmas published in Journal of Plasma Physics
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring, Undergrad math club officer
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Grad courses in measure theory, functional analysis, and relativity, independently studied Riemannian geometry, curve-shortening flow and Ricci flow under guidance of well-known referee

Applying to Where:
Columbia - Accepted 2/08, Attending!!
UMichigan - Accepted 2/14, Declined
Northwestern - Accepted 2/08, Declined
UWashington - Accepted 2/27, Declined
Cambridge Tripos Part III - Accepted 11/2010, Churchill College, Declined
NYU - Waitlisted 2/23, Withdrew
Princeton - Rejected 1/26
MIT - Rejected 1/28
Harvard - Rejected 2/14
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Williamb55
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Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Williamb55 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: USC (Poli Sci), NYS School (Applied Math)
Major(s):Applied Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94
Position in Class: Top (not sure exactly where though)
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 540 (73%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
M: 500 :cry:



Program Applying: Applied Math
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Former math teacher (Middle School), tutor at school and Sylvan, TA for Differential Equations



Applying to Where:

Brown
Cornell
Columbia
Stony Brook
Maryland
Miami
Tulane
Tennessee

ananyaaroy1
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:37 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby ananyaaroy1 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:27 am

Undergrad Institution:Sri Venkateswara College,University of Delhi,India
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):Physics,Chemistry
GPA:82%(DU doesnt have gpa system)
Position in Class: 1st in class and 2nd in University,South Campus with 90% aggregate and overall top 10-15
Type of Student: Indian female

Grad Institution:SVC,University of Delhi
Major:Math
Position:2nd
GPA:74%

GRE Scores:
Q: 730 (78%)
V: 590 (84%)
W: 4 (45%)
M: 600 (38%)(28-correct,12-incorrect)!!phew-dis is wat overconfidence does to u

TOEFL Score:100(R25/L22/S26/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience:starting a research internship at the Indian Statistical Institute, no publications yet but writing a paper in Analysis
Any Awards/Honors:Received Scholar badges in School, Ist in college in Bsc Math with 90% and 2nd in South campus and 2nd again in MSc math in University
Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: There was a computer problem during the gre test and got a letter from ETS confirming the same and I was given the option of retaking the test but could not do so due to other exams.similar problem happened during the toefl test.Great SOP and good recommendations but they're not well known. taken some advanced courses like measure and integration,functional analysis,etc and the overall standard of DU courses in math is very good.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:was accepted last yr at LSE and Cambrdige for part 3 of the mathematical tripos but could not go due to lack of funding.I'm also very passionate about english literature.I've always had trouble with MCQ's and have a severe aversion for these type of qs.(any tips on dealing with these tests are most welcome!!)

Applying to Where:
JHU
Univ of wash-seattle
chicago
UCB
HArvard
Cornell
columbia
YAle
P.S-please tell me some other places to apply where my chances are high!!

LauraSpice
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Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:35 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby LauraSpice » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:23 pm

Undergrad Institution: small US state school, unknown, no reputation in math
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.34
Position in Class: dunno, high the math dept
Type of Student: white American chick

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 580 (82%)
W: 5.0 (84%)
M: not reported

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: Mathematics

Research Experience: Number theory research with a prof, initiated by myself. Referred article with original results, conference talk, local and national poster presentations. Also, some chemistry and business research on the side...just for fun.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math student of the year, Omicron Delta Kappa, Chancellor's list
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, tutor employed by the university and privately, assistant to the Dean, 2-year Math & Physics Club prez.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:I've gotten to know every professor in the department personally, and I've got great letter writers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm a nontraditional student. Since returning to school, I've maintained a 3.9. Still trying to pull up from my 2.3 after my first two years of screwing around!

Applying to Where:
Berlin Mathematical School - Math / invited to Germany for an interview via email on 1/17/11. The BMS is footing the bill. Rejected.
North Carolina State University - Math / accepted via phone call, 16K TA, summer research stipend, paid recruitment weekend
University of South Carolina - Math / Accepted, funded, attending!
University of New Hampshire - Math / Accepted via email with teaching assistantship
University of New Mexico - Math / Accepted via email (3/08/11); with teaching assistantship
University of Tennessee - Math / Accepted via Website, funded (2/4/11)
University of Memphis - Math / Accepted via Website, funded (2/22/11)
Texas A&M - Math / Accepted via email (2/23/11); with teaching assistantship
University of Florida - Math / accepted 2/15 with TA
University of Central Florida - Math / accepted with TA
University of South Florida - Math / Accepted via email (3/08/11); with teaching assistantship
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josue
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Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:37 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby josue » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: recognized university in Mexico, good reputation in math but not really known abroad
Major(s):pure math
Minor(s):no
GPA: 9.54/10 general, math 9.61/10
Position in Class: first in class (40 students)
Type of Student: international, Mexican, male

GRE Scores:
Q: 740 (80%)
V: 480 (57%)
W: 3.5 (26%)
M: 600 (38%) :oops: ( my first attempt)

TOEFL Score: (100 = R27/L22/S24/W27)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: only undergraduate research seminar ( topic: K-theory for C*-algebras)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in class (medal awarded )
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: graduate courses in operator theory and operator algebras. My interests are noncommutative geometry, K-theory and operator algebras. My research seminar was focused on these topics. The universities where I am applying have strong research groups in these areas. In the application I remark this close relation.
Good recommendation letters, two of them from well known professors.

I know that my GRE math is very low and I am too worry, however I am not sure if this is very important for the universities where I have applied. Please guys tell me, what do you think about my possibilities to be accepted?

Applying to Where:
Vanderbilt- Pure math
PennState-Pure math
University of Western Ontario-Pure math

Good look for everyone!!

Alexyar
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:24 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Alexyar » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:18 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (Belarus), not known abroad
Major(s): Applied/actuarial math
Minor(s): none
GPA in Major: 9.5 / 10
Overall GPA: 9.5 / 10
Length of Degree: 5 years
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: International white female

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 490 (60%)
W: 4.0 (45%)
M: 710 (65 %) :oops: :oops: :oops:

TOEFL Total: 106 (R30/L29/S23/W24)

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: 3 years, mostly stochastic processes & time series analysis; very good undergraduate thesis; some university-level conferences, one international conference; 2 publications submitted.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: full tuition scholarship, graduation diploma with honor
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3-months internship at my university; gave a few lectures for undergrads on time series analysis; working as a software engineer for 2 years.
Special Bonus Points: Some of my undergrad classes would probably count as graduate-level in the US. I have excellent recommendations, but professors are unknown abroad.

Applying to Where:
U Washington - waitlisted via e-mail 03/13
Cornell - rejected via e-mail 03/18
(don't know why I even bother with these two with 65% MGRE)
UCSB- rejected via website 04/12
U Rochester - rejected via e-mail 03/09
U Pittsburgh (no MGRE, yay!) - accepted via e-mail 02/28, $15.5K TA-ship - attending
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myownsavior
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:31 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby myownsavior » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts school, well known
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA in Major: 3.6
Overall GPA: 3.5
Length of Degree: 4
Position in Class: Top 15%
Type of Student: Domestic, male, first generation

GRE Scores:
Q: 800
V: 630
W: 5.5

Research Experience: Math REU, hopefully a joint publication in the next few months, undergraduate year long thesis

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several academic awards, NSF STEM scholarship, national merit

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for introductory number theory, TA for introductory analysis

Special Bonus Points: Nothing really... professor I'm writing my thesis under is well known, Joint Mathematics Meeting talk

Applying to Where:

University of Iowa - AMSC - Accepted, $19k TA-ship. Attending!
Arizona State University - Applied Mathematics - Accepted, $17k TA-ship. Declined admission offer.
Virginia Tech - Mathematics - Accepted, $16k TA-ship. Declined admission offer.
Rice University - CAM (No decision as of 4/24)
University of Maryland, College Park - AMCS - Rejected
Cornell - Comp. Biology - Rejected
University of Texas, Austin - CSEM - Rejected
University of Washington - Pure Mathematics - Rejected
Duke University - Pure Mathematics - Waitlisted, then rejected.
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aas56
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:42 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby aas56 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:22 am

Undergrad Institution: International:american university of beirut
Major(s): Undergrade: Computer engineer
Graduate: 1 year of master in Lebanon in mathematics
1 year of PhD at temple university in mathematics
GPA in Major: 4.0
Overall GPA: 4.0

Position in Class: 1st


GRE Scores:
Q: 750
V: 330
W: 3.0
Subject: 810(85%) Finally after 3 attempt the previous ones where 65%


Awards/Honors/Recognitions: list of honors during my undergraduate year

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for complex and fourier analysis and calculus courses. Secondary math class teacher+ tutoring different undergraduate courses

Main interest: Harmonic analysis + PDE

Applying to Where:
U of Chicago : Rejected February 25 by mail post :( :(
Cornell
Michigan ann arbor
Brown: Rejected February 3 by an email to check my status :(
Rutgers:(
Penn State
Georgia Tech
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john
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Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:41 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby john » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:36 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state engineering school. Unknown.
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.96
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: White guy

GRE Scores:
Q: 680 (66%)
V: 600 (86%)
W: 4.0 (45%)
M: 580 (33%)

TOEFL Score: not applicable

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Small projects at my school along with an REU.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Outstanding Senior in Math, scholarships for academic excellence and technical writing, etc. etc. You know, the standard stuff that's on everybody's applications.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: University employeed tutor for 2 and a half years. College algebra recitation leader for 2 years. New faculty search committee member. Grader.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of presentations. One at the JMM. I have a very close relationship with all of my recommendation-letter writers and one is well known in his field.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nope.

Applying to Where:
Texas A&M - Pure Math - Pending. Never heard anything...
Kansas State - Pure Math - Accepted (1/24). Declined.
Nebraska - Pure Math - Accepted (2/5) and attending.
Stony Brook - Pure Math - Rejected (3/28).
University of Cincinnati - Pure Math - Accepted (2/19). Declined.
Mizzou - Pure Math - Accepted (2/24). Declined.
Colorado State - Pure Math - Withdrawn (2/24).
Iowa - Pure Math - Rejected (2/18).

Summary: Screw the GRE. While I'm not getting into an Ivy, MIT, Chicago, or Berkeley, I am proof that you can bomb the thing and your career won't be over.
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PADAMS005
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Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:46 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby PADAMS005 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Northwestern State University of Louisiana (small state school with no reputation in mathematics)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.95 Overall
3.90 Math
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Scores:
Q: 730 (77%) :oops:
V: 650 (93%)
W: 4.5 (67%)




Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: No research experience. I am, however, currently working on an SIR differential equations model for communicable diseases as part of a senior project.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NASA/Jove Scholarship, TOPS Tuition Fall & Spring, TOPS Honors Stipend, Outstanding Student Award, President’s Scholar Award, Leroy Miller Memorial Scholarship, NSU Award, Valedictorian/ Salutatorian Award, SMART Grant, GO Grant, Freshman CRC Chemistry Achievement Award

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Paid tutor in mathematics at my school for the last 2.5 years.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: President of NSU Society for Secular Thought and Treasurer of Kappa Mu Epsilon (a math honors society)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:

UNIV NEBRASKA LINCOLN MATHEMATICS PhD
UNIV IOWA APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD Accepted with TA
DREXEL UNIV MATHEMATICS PhD
UNIV ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM MATHEMATICS PhD Accepted (Waiting for TA)
U WASHINGTON APPLIED MATHEMATICS MS Accepted
FLORIDA ST U APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD
UNIV SOUTH FLORIDA MATHEMATICS PhD
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS MS Accepted
U COLORADO BOULDER APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD


*P.S. Let me know if you guys think I have a decent chance of getting into the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Iowa at Iowa City. These two schools are my top choices. Thanks.

kd546288
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:34 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby kd546288 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:05 pm

Undergrad Institution: university of tennessee
Major(s): mathematics
Minor(s): computer science, latin
GPA: 3.83
Position in Class: near top in math department
Type of Student: domesitc, female

GRE Scores:
Q: 770 (87%)
V: 620 (89%)
W: 4.0 (45%)
M: 540 (23%)

Program Applying: applied to general math department programs with interest in applied math

Research Experience: senior honors thesis (2 presentations at conferences at my school), reu at university of nebraska (1 publication, 1 paper submitted for publication, presentation at JMM), reu at university of minnesota: ima (poster and presentation at JMM)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: math department honors program and scholarship, university honors program
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor, research assistant at national lab
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 grad classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
university of tennessee - mathematics - accepted
university of nebraska - mathematics - pending
university of oregon - mathematics - pending
university of minnesota - mathematics - pending
university of southern california - mathematics - 03/01/11 rejected (via postal mail)
university of california, davis - mathematics - pending
university of texas, austin - mathematics - 02/16/11 accepted + ta/fellowship
university of washington - mathematics - 03/01/11 rejected (via email)
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mdornbos
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:11 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mdornbos » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:46 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, not well known for Math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Business
GPA: 3.70 overall, 3.8 math
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Scores:
Q: 780
V: 460
W: 4.5
M: 530

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics
Research Experience: Just an undergraduate senior seminar on vector calculus and line integrals
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My top choice UIC I have two recommenders who got their PhD from, one being a fairly big name in PDE's. Since my school has a very small math program, I have very good, personal leters of recommendation.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took a lot of applied math classes with a fairly known professor. However, I did not have the opportunity to take a lot of advanced mathematics classes (I finally got the department to offer real analysis this semester), so that hurt my GRE.

Applying to Where: (Applied Mathematics)
University of Illinois at Chicago- Accepted with teaching assistantship. 3/14/11 Attending
Notre Dame- Rejected. 4/15/11
Vanderbilt- Rejected. 3/13/11
Texas A&M- Rejected. 4/19/11
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee- Rejected. 5/6/11
Northern Illinois University- Accepted, tuition waiver. Declined.
Depaul University- Accepted, does not offer assistantships. Declined.
Loyola University Chicago- Accepted, does not offer assistantships. Declined.

I don't have a great profile, but I want to hopefully show that I can get into some programs even with a garbage Math GRE.
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wingman
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:31 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby wingman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: One of the top math programs in Turkey, state school.
Major(s): Mathematics & Physics
GPA:3.95/4.00
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: international

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 360 (27%)
W: 4.0 (43%)
M: 840 (90%)

TOEFL Score: (101 = R28/L29/S23/W21)

Program Applying: Pure & Applied (Analysis and Probability)

Research Experience: No publications, no conference talks, independent study on dynamical systems.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: exchange student scholarship, silver medal in national math olympiads.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'ship to 3 courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Semester at Columbia, a couple of graduate courses, a couple of summer schools and workshops at decent institutions on relevant topics, decent lor's.


Applying to Where:

NYU - Courant Math - Admitted - Accepted
Princeton - PACM - Admitted - Declined
Cambridge - CCA (PhD) - Admitted (accepted to Trinity College & Cambridge Trusts full scholarship 3+1 years) - Declined
Columbia - Applied Math - Admitted - Declined
Berkeley - Math - Admitted - Declined
Berlin Mathematical School - Admitted (interviewed) - Declined
Wisconsin Madison - Math - Admitted - Declined
Stanford - Mathematics - Rejected (should have applied to iCME)
UCLA - Math - Rejected
Michigan Ann Arbor - Math - waitlisted - Withdrawn
Washington Seattle - Math - shortlisted - Withdrawn
UBC - Math - Withdrawn
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equinox
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:46 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby equinox » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Tier 1 US, public
Major(s): Math
Undergrad GPA: 3.7
Position in Class: ... not sure
Type of Student: US



GRE Scores:
Q: 800
V: 710
W: 4.5
M: 670, 55%

Program Applying: Applied Math and Computational Biology

Research Experience: REU at UWash Seattle, then REU at RU in applied math, and some cancer modeling
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Merit based Fees and living costs Scholarship at my undergrad, a couple thousand every year from the math dept
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: helped run recitations and graded hmwk for various calc classes

Applying to Where:
UPenn AMCS rejection in mid Feb, GRE too low
Princeton PACM rejection in mid Feb
Harvard SEAS
Cornell CAM wait list in late Feb
Penn State ACCEPTED!!!
Brown CCMB rejected late Feb
Boston University

partykeith
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:09 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby partykeith » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: liberal arts, good math dept
Major(s): math
Minor(s): spanish
GPA: 3.55, 3.72 major GPA
Position in Class: not high
Type of Student: male, US citizen

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 720 (98%)
W: 4.5 (63%)
M: 630 (48%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD

Research Experience: 1 REU, no publications. senior thesis in low-dimensional topology
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list stuff, summer biochemistry research fellowship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for graduate-level analysis class
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: thesis advisor known in field. worked closely with other recommenders.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: graduated 2010. got more into math late sophomore year, started doing better

Applying to Where:
University of Texas, Austin - Admitted, Attending
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Rejected
University of California, Davis - Pending, forget it
University of Southern California - Admitted, Declined
University of California, Santa Barbara - Admitted, Declined
University of Iowa - Admitted, Declined

Retrospective: SUCK IT ETS

nyima
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:59 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby nyima » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:49 am

Graduate Institution: National Taiwan University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.8
Position in Class: average
Type of Student: International (TWN), male

GRE Scores:
Q: 730(77%)
V: 390(32%)
W: 3.0 (10%)
M: 800 (83%)

TOEFL Score: 90 = R19/L24/S23/W24

Program Applying: Pure Math-Differential Geometry

Research Experience: Differential Geometry, two papers are under reviewing by JGP and BJPLMS.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: one year REU fellowship and excellent TA award.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good connection with professors.


Applying to Where:

U Washington-Rejected(3/1)
U Oklahoma -Admitted with TA 16.4k for 9 months (3/11)-Declined
Rutgers U-Rejected(3/11)
UC Irvine-Waitlisted(3/4)-Rejected(3/24)
Sotny Brook U-Rejected(3/28)
U Wisconsin-Madison-Rejected(4/1)
Rice U-Rejected(4/6)
Purdue U-Rejected(4/8)

UC Santa Barbara-Admitted with TA 16.9k for 9 months (4/9)-Declined
U Notre Dame-Admitted with Assistantship 18k for 9 months(4/12)-Attending

Penn State U-Rejected(4/18)

Retrospective:
I'm happy to fulfill my dream of studying abroad. I'm not an outstanding person as my marks show; however, I persist in the path to be a mathematician. Therefore, I got a lot help from my advisor and other professors, which is the main reason why I can win these admissions. In my point of view, the connection with where you apply is the most important. Especially, the private recommendation is more powerful than the formal LOR used in application.
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daksh86
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:31 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby daksh86 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: National Institute of Technology, Surathkal - Top 10 Engineering colleges in India
Major(s):Electrical Engineering
GPA:8.71
Position in Class: 4/65
Type of Student: International, male
GRE Scores: 1280
Q: 760(86%)
V: 520(65%)
W: 3 (7%)
M: 650 (51%)

TOEFL Score: (104 = R28/L27/S22/W27)

Program Applying: Mathematical Finance

Research Experience: Designed Palm Print recognition system at IIT Delhi as summer's inernship. Worked on Text to Speech Research for my Thesis.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as TA for Data Structures and Algorithms. Currently Working for Nomura in Real time market data team for Europe.

Applying to Where:
Rutgers University- Mathematical Finance - Admitted -Accepted
Baruch - MFE -Rejected
Columbia- MFE - Rejected - Didn't apply for the OR program.
NYU - Financial Mathematics - Rejected
LSE - Financial Mathematics - Rejected
Warwick - Financial Mathematics - Rejected
Boston - Mathematical Finance - Wait listed - Withdrawn
UC Berkeley - MFE - Rejected.

johnrichard
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 6:24 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby johnrichard » Sat May 14, 2011 6:57 am

As a part of admission process and final valuation of the applications, there are many opportunities are introduced by many colleges and related institutions to improve the condition of the first generation student and that always results in achievement too. Such scholarships and other similar opportunities need to be informed well to the first generation students in order to make it effective program.

Ergodic
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:07 pm

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Ergodic » Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 am

johnrichard wrote:As a part of admission process and final valuation of the applications, there are many opportunities are introduced by many colleges and related institutions to improve the condition of the first generation student and that always results in achievement too. Such scholarships and other similar opportunities need to be informed well to the first generation students in order to make it effective program.


Cool story, bro.

bptrumpet
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:49 am

Re: 2011 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby bptrumpet » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:40 am

Undergrad Institution: Top U.S. Music Conservatory
Major(s): Trumpet performance and Musicology
Minor(s): French and German
GPA: 3.8
Position in Class: N/A
Type of Student: Domestic / Male / White

GRE Scores:
Q: 800
V: 780
W: 6.0
M: 810

TOEFL Score: N/A

MCAT Scores:
BS: 14
PS: 14
VR: 15
W: S

Program Applying: PhD in Applied Math (Bio/Neuroscience) and dual MD

Research Experience: None

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: freelance musician and symphonic substitute trumpeter ... but nothing too formal in math. I tutored physics, chemistry, and biology for a while, but no math specifically.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: In my spare time since 2004, I have either audited or taught myself the bulk the undergraduate mathematics and neuroscience curriculum offered at most major universities. I've done this via buying math/bio/chem/neuroscience/etc... books and reading them cover to cover (while doing every problem in it, if applicable). I watched a few of these courses online via YouTube or the school's extension division. Most of these were full courses recorded from top universities in the U.S. (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Harvey Mudd College, Penn State, Berkeley, etc...) and the rest (topology, bifurcations, differential geometry, neuroscience, proteins and enzymes, etc...) I audited from my fiancee's undergraduate institution (where I am getting the bulk of my recommendations).

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My fiancee is pursuing a dual PhD in medical anthropology and a masters in library science at the same school I am applying.

More details to come ... but I just thought I'd share the first part of my experience. In a few months, I'll update when I see more of what's up. I'm going for a tour / interview in mid August 2011 during the same weekend as Debra's orientation (she is starting grad school this Fall but I won't be starting until Fall '12 ... but we decided to start my application process early since it's rolling admission and I'm a unique case aka no formal study of math / pre-medicine).

*on a random note: the head of the department requested that I bring my trumpet when I come for my visit, lol ... there may be some Mahler 3 being heard in the math department that day if they put me on the spot.

**edited for 3-4 typos ... one being kinda major, that's what you get at 230am.
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