Application advice, please help me!

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mjmiller2011
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Application advice, please help me!

Postby mjmiller2011 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:01 pm

What math PhD programs am I competetive in with a 750Q and 660V on the GRE?

I graduated magna cum laude with a 3.78 GPA (3.80 math), bachelor's in math. I have various awards in the math department (including outstanding service to the math department, given to only 1 student/year), a NIST REU, a NASA internship, and honorable mention on the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling. I have not yet taken the subject math test. I have TAed as an undergrad (Integral Calculus, Vector Calculus and Foundations of Math) I also have various other extracurriculars and jobs showing leadership. I have a year of analysis and a year of abstract algebra, and semesters of combinatorics, combinatorial game theory, and probability, all with A's or A-'s. I am taking graduate level real analysis 1 in the fall.

I understand that I probably am not a top 10 and probably not a top 20 candidate, unless I ace the subject GRE. If anyone experienced with graduate admissions can let me know where I'm competitive and what else I should do to strengthen my application, that would be wonderful.

dragoonlp
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Re: Application advice, please help me!

Postby dragoonlp » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:50 pm

Hmm, I think u should wait until ur GRE sub is available... It matters a LOT....

mjmiller2011
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Re: Application advice, please help me!

Postby mjmiller2011 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:36 am

Yeah, I know. I'm prepping for it pretty rigorously, but am not taking it until October 15, which means I won't find out my scores until the end of November, by which time I'll have begun the application process. I'm thinking about applying to 15 schools or so, with rankings from the top 20 to top 100. I'm probably going to get in somewhere, I just hope it's somewhere I like.

mjmiller2011
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Re: Application advice, please help me!

Postby mjmiller2011 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:14 am

Also, I'm new and just read the forum FAQ. I apologize for writing "please help me!" In the title of my thread. Don't want to step on anyone's toes.

mjmiller2011
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Re: Application advice, please help me!

Postby mjmiller2011 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:38 am

My current list:
Indiana - Bloomington
Colorado - Boulder (applied math)
Brandeis
Boston U
NC state
UNC
Duke
UMD - College Park
Johns Hopkins
Northeastern
George Mason
George Washington
Possibly UC- Santa Barbera and UC-Davis

dragoonlp
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Re: Application advice, please help me!

Postby dragoonlp » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:28 am

I suggest Brown and NYU. If u can ace the Sub math, u really get a chance to get in.




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