Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

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boylovescat
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Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

Postby boylovescat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:09 pm

Hi, guys, maybe I am an uber-slacker, who is finishing up the last application right now. Here is my status:
GPA: 3.77 (top 30 liberal arts college)
Major GPA: 3.88 (math)
Math courses: Almost all the courses that school offered
General GRE: 590-800-3
Math GRE: 780 (80 percentile)
Self-predicted recommendation letter quality: 1 A-, 3 A
Experiences:
-A summer research with my college professor, which led to a paper that's waiting for revision
-A CS project currently waiting for conference
-Various small math projects
-An economic paper waiting for publish
-Tutor/grader for 4 years
-Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Best math student in the graduating class award

Now, here's my list of schools:
For statistics:
1. UPenn
2. Yale
3. U of W, Madison
4. U of M, Ann Arbor
5. Columbia
6. Johns Hopkins
7. U of NC, Chapel Hill
8. North Carolina State University
9. Rice University
10. Iowa State

For applied Math
11. U of Maryland
12. U of Arizona
13. Georgia Tech
14. U of Washington (rejected for PhD, admitted to MS)

Another bad point is that I submitted the applications right before the deadlines, and my professors could meet the deadlines for recommendations for those schools. My goal is just to get into any of these schools, and I would be happy. However, I am dreaded by the scenario of getting rejected by every single one of them that I just started to have either nightmares or insomnia every day. I am just desperate now.

In stead of going to a fortune teller, I am trusting my dear fellows here to give my some idea about that scenario. I need to prepare myself ahead of time

irreducible
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Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

Postby irreducible » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:27 pm

I read your username as boylove-scat. That is all.

bndnchrs
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Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:47 pm

Re: Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

Postby bndnchrs » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:01 pm

So you are looking for people to massage your ego? Or reassure you? I wouldn't worry about it.

Whats the bad spot on your record you are hiding?

boylovescat
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Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:14 pm

Re: Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

Postby boylovescat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:07 pm

@irreducible: that was really helpful, thank you!
@bndnchrs: I got the rejection letter from U of Washington, and I am sincerely worried now. My bad point is that my general test score is mediocre with an unjustiably bad analytical writing score ( I must have been hallucinating or something while f'cking up my essays). Nothing in my profile stands out. Plus, the worst thing is that my recommendations letters arrived late for some schools and I submitted my applications right before the deadline. I'd seen some people got admitted to the school that I was just about to fill out the form.

fireandgladstone
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Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:57 am

Re: Will I get rejected by all the school? - My nightmare

Postby fireandgladstone » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:37 am

Nothing in my profile stands out.

Math courses: Almost all the courses that school offered

Self-predicted recommendation letter quality: 1 A-, 3 A

Experiences:
-A summer research with my college professor, which led to a paper that's waiting for revision
-A CS project currently waiting for conference
-Various small math projects
-An economic paper waiting for publish
-Tutor/grader for 4 years
-Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Best math student in the graduating class award




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