2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

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lime
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2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby lime » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:43 pm

Traditionally, we start this profiles thread. Good luck to everyone applying for the graduate math related programs!

Please try to adhere to the following format:

[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

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

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

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

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

dasgut
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby dasgut » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:55 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 20 Private University(US News)
Major(s): Finance & Accounting
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.51 (3.87 Last 2 Years)
Type of Student: DWM

Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News)
Concentration: MS in Pure Math
GPA: 3.97

GRE General Test (Retake):
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (Retake):
M: 840 (89%)

Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research, Statistics

Research Experience: 2 Summers With Office of Naval Research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for management accounting sophomore year (prolly not applicable, but it is teaching exp)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad classes with all A's (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Applied Math I&II, Research Course in Minimal Surfaces)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
-GPA over the past four years = 3.92
-Professors indicated my score on the PhD analysis qual (taken to receive my MS) was the highest my year and for a few years

Applying to Where:
Harvard - Statistics - Rejected - 2/10
Yale - Statistics - Interview - 1/23, Waitlisted - 2/7, Rejected 4/18
Stanford - Statistics - Rejected - 2/14
Princeton - ORFE - Rejected - 2/29
Wharton - Statistics - Rejected - 2/10
Columbia - Statistics - Rejected - 4/3
UChicago - Statistics - Rejected - 3/14
NYU-Stern - Statistics - Rejected - 3/12
Duke - Decision Sciences - Rejected - 2/24
UMichigan - AIM - Rejected - 4/10
UMaryland - AMSC - Rejected - 4/10
Berkeley - Applied Math - Rejected - 2/28
UT-Austin - Pure Math - Rejected - 2/28
UCSD - Pure Math - Rejected - 2/28
NYU - Pure Math - Rejected - 4/9
NDSEG Fellowship - Rejected - 4/13
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bemonocled
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby bemonocled » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:45 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 10 State School
Major(s): Math, Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.7 overall, 4.0 math, 3.8 physics
Position in Class: Top for both majors, but they are small classes since I am graduating in the fall
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 590 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
M: 730 (69%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 1.5 years in experimental nonlinear dynamics, 1 summer internship in optics lab, 1 REU abroad in mathematical physics, 1 REU at Caltech in mathematical physics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing unusual.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a semester
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate coursework in algebra, differential topology/geometry, functional analysis, operator theory, quantum mechanics. Significant research in areas of interest.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Interested primarily in mathematical physics, operator algebras/non-commutative geometry, low-dimensional topology, and algebraic geometry.

Applying to Where:

Berkeley - Pure Math - Rejected by email - 2/24/12
Caltech - Pure Math - Rejected in person - 2/16/12. Was visiting friends on campus and asked admissions committee person.
Chicago - Pure Math - Rejected by mail - 2/7/12
Duke - Pure Math - Accepted via Website - 2/6/12. Fully funded but no details beyond that. Declined 3/11/12
Georgia Tech - Pure Math - Accepted via email - 2/19/12. Funding of $2,100/month as a TA, Declined 3/16/12
MIT - Pure Math - Rejected by email - 2/22/12
Northwestern - Pure Math - Wait listed via Email - 2/3/12, Application Withdrawn - 3/11/12
Penn State - Pure Math - Application Withdrawn - 3/11/12
UCLA - Pure Math - Accepted via Email - 2/3/12. $24k stipend for academic year (TA), $4k for summer, first year fellowship (no teaching). Attending!
UCSD - Pure Math - Application Withdrawn - 2/5/12
UPenn - Pure Math - Application Withdrawn - 3/11/12
UT Austin - Pure Math - Wait listed via Email - 2/10/12, Application Withdrawn - 3/16/12

NSF GRFP - Honorable Mention - 3/30/12
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talkloud
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby talkloud » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school, middle-ranked in math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 4.0 math
Position in Class: Doing well
Type of Student: white guy

GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%) (corresponds to 770-780 on the old scale)
V: 162 (90%) (corresponds to 630-640 on the old scale)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 650 (51%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, Grader for upper-level classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have taken 4 grad classes (two semesters of algebra, one semester each of general and algebraic topology) by graduation. I'm interested in number theory and algebraic geometry, and say so explicitly on my apps.

Applying to Where:

University of Texas--Austin - Rejected 2/29
University of Wisconsin--Madison - Rejected
University of Arizona - Rejected
Boston University - Rejected
University of Georgia - Accepted 1/18. Offered TAship with VIGRE assistantship for the first year 3/08. Attending
University of Massachusetts--Amherst - Wait-listed 2/22
Florida State University - Accepted 2/14
Boston College - Rejected
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macha052
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby macha052 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:45 am

Undergrad Institution: Minnesota
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.8 Math
Position in Class: Near Top
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
M: 660 (53%)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Discrete Math and Combinatorics)

Research Experience: 2 REUs is Math (Operations Research and Combinatorics), Ugrad Thesis in Math (Algebraic Graph Theory), Ugrad Research Assistant in Computer Science (Storage Systems).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List 6 semesters, 2 Scholarships from Math Department, Summa Cum Laude candidate
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Math Competitions (Putnam scores of 11 and 22, and MAA/NCS 2 top third finishes),

Applying to where:

UCSD - Pending - Rejected, E-Mail 2/28/2012
Rutgers - Rejected, Website 3/14/2012
Illinois Urbana Champaign - Rejected, E-Mail 2/22/2012
Washington - Rejected, E-Mail 3/5/2012
CMU - Pending
Brandeis - Pending
UC - Davis - Pending
Michigan State - Accepted, Postal Mail 2/9/2012, TA $769 biweekly
Pitt - Pending
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meredith
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby meredith » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: Kind of small public university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.4 ish
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE General Test:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Let's not talk about it. It was incredibly bad.

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Did some stuff in physics, but I don't think it will really count.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various math department scholarships, leadership scholarships, money from the Honors Program at my school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've been working as a math tutor since sophomore year and I've run the math club for a couple of years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm going to have some damn good letters of rec.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Was, until recently, a physics major, which is why my GPA is so low. I've consistently gotten A's in my math classes.

Someone here has to get information for the non-outstanding of us. :wink:

Applying at:
Rice University-pending(due 2-1)
University of Arizona-pending(due 1-15)
Colorado State-pending(due 2-1)
University of Oregon-pending(due 1-15)
Oregon State-pending(due 1-15)
University of New Mexico-pending(due 2-15)
New Mexico State-pending(due 2-1)


lol, rejected pretty much everywhere. That's what I get I suppose. I was basically a year behind because I switched from physics to math, and I had only had a semester of analysis and a semester of algebra when I applied. I'll be taking a 5th year and trying again with some grad classes and research under my belt. See you all next year. :)
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Latro
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Latro » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:00 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large public university
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
GPA: 4.0 for the time being; may dip slightly after this semester
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE:
Q: 167 (95%). Was actually a little surprised I missed anything at all.
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%) :(
M: 700 (63%) :/

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research experience: One numerically focused project that I started in July of last year, though it didn't really get going until fall of last year. The paper for this project is in a draft stage at present; my mentors and I are intending to submit it to the SIAM journal on applied dynamical systems. If we had decided to submit it to an undergrad journal it would probably already be submitted.

Awards: Half ride in undergrad, Dean's List throughout, some awards inside my departments
Miscellaneous: Don't think I have much here.

Applying to where:
University of Maryland College Park
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Princeton University (rejected 2/14)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (accepted 2/15)
Boston University
University of Delaware (accepted 3/1, $17,500 first year fellowship 3/2)
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SometimesY
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby SometimesY » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:22 pm

Undergraduate Institution: Large public university
Major: Mathematics, Minor: Physics
GPA: 3.75 overall, 3.99 in major
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE:
Q: 164 (91%) (Unsure of what this is on old scale)
V: 157 (77%) (Ditto)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 710 (65%) - Feels bad, man

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 3 years research in quantum mechanics and signal processing. Currently writing a paper on which I am first author, still ongoing. I'm constantly adding new material to further solidify the theory but the paper is nearing completion. To be published in a time-frequency analysis journal. One or two papers will be following it, assuming it is accepted.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, not accepting financial award.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Ran a workshop for university physics (E&M section), was secretary of SPS chapter
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took a graduate course in scattering theory and a graduate course in complex analysis. As in both courses.

Applying to Where:
University of Texas at Austin - Rejected via email April 27th
Brown Rejected via email February 7th
Cornell Rejected via email March 8th
Stony Brook Rejected via email March 23rd
University of Waterloo Accepted March 12th with 32.5k for the first year!, Attending

Waterloo was my top choice by far and I'm very surprised that I got in. As for why I didn't get into the others, I'm not so sure. My future advisor does quantum information and quantum gravity research and I'm very excited to work for him. Because Waterloo is outside the US, I will not be able to accept the financial award that goes with the NSF. I have to say that I was a bit shocked that I was flat-out rejected by the other schools. UT did not surprise me as I had made some huge errors during the application process.. (I forgot to fill out the math department's application..) As for the others, I'm not sure. But no hard feelings.
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tinyrain
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby tinyrain » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:56 pm

Undergraduate Institution: USNEWS top 10, private
Major: Mathematics, Economics
GPA: 3.9 overall, 3.96 in major
Type of Student: International student
GRE:
Q: 720
V: 800
W: 4.5
M: 860

Program Applying: Applied Math (Math Finance)

Research Experience: 1 years research experience in a national-renowned institution. One semester RA in statistics department.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMO Silver Medal. Putnam. University and Departmental scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NO
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took graduate level real analysis,complex analysis, algebra, PDE, ODE, Stochastic PDE, Differential Geometry. Recommendations should be strong.

Applying to Where:
Princeton - ORFE
Columbia - math
Cornell- applied math
Yale-applied math
CMU-applied math
Stanford - statistics
NYU - Applied math
UT-austin - math
Rutgers - statistics
Upenn - applied math
UNC - Operation Research
Maybe UCLA, UCSD, UCSB...

375R
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby 375R » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:57 am

Undergrad Institution: big state school, top 20 in math, transfer from a very good institution
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA:3.85
Position in Class: top
Type of Student: International male

GRE Scores:
Q: 800(94%)
V: 710(98%)
W: 3.5 (24%)
M: 860(92%)

IBT: 96(S 22)

Program Applying: Applied Math, numerical analysis.

Research Experience: no pubs, a senior project, a research project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two courses, proctoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses, many undergra tough courses, strong recommendations.


Applying to Where:
UMN - Applied Math ----Accepted 24/2 with Taship 16K + 2K summer
UCLA-Applied Math -----Rejected 24/2
Brown - Applied Math -----Rejected 13/2


UT A&M-Applied Math----withdraw
UT Austin-Applied Math-----pending
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cabriner
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby cabriner » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state school you've probably never heard of
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor : Chemistry
GPA: 3.97
Position in Class: top, I guess?
Type of Student: Domestic white female

(Revised) GRE Scores:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 600 (37%) (I'm not sure how this happened. I was getting 65-75% on the practice tests. I'm going to go hide in a corner in shame now.)
Physics: 720 (59%)

Program Applying: Pure Math/Mathematical Physics (Math), High Energy Theory (Physics)

Research Experience: 2 year of MD simulations, a couple publications, a poster presentation at an international conference, and an REU in HET.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding student in math, various scholarships, dean's list type stuff, honors societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I was a grader for ODE, PDE, and some intro math classes, and I'm also president of the Society of Physics Students (not sure if grad schools care about these things...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses (Functional Analysis, PDE, Differential Geometry, and Complex Analysis).
Applying:
Duke University (Pure Math) -- Rejected 3/28 by e-mail to check website.
Stony Brook (Pure Math) -- Accepted(!!!) by mail postmarked 2/9. $20k/9 month TA +Graduate Council Fellowship, $10k/year. -- Offer declined. I don't think I can accurately express how much this pained me. Stony Brook is an awesome school, and I was lucky to get accepted there - my decision to go to Boulder over SB had to do with personal considerations.
Penn State (Pure Math) -- Rejected 4/25 by e-mail.
Emory (Pure Math) -- Accepted 2/7 by e-mail, $19,500/9 mo, health insurance and full tuition remission for up to 5 years. - Offer declined.
UNC Chapel Hill (Pure Math) -- Accepted 4/10 by email, $18k TA -- Offer Declined.

(The moral of the story: you only need one good acceptance. Also, you can bomb the subject GRE and survive.)

Also, in Physics:
RPI (Physics - HET) -- Accepted 1/26 by e-mail - Offer declined.
NC State (Physics - HET) --Accepted 1/24 by phone - Offer declined.
U Washington (Physics - HET) -- Rejected 3/23 by email.
CU Boulder (Physics -HET) -- Accepted 2/29 by e-mail, TA/RA + 2k signing bonus -- Will attend.
Carnegie Mellon (Physics - HET) -- Accepted 2/6 by e-mail, TA "at least" $2150/mo -- Offer Declined.
Brown (Physics - HET) -- Rejected 2/20 by e-mail to check website.
UC Berkeley (Physics - HET) -- Rejected 2/29 by phone inquiry.
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castlevania87
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby castlevania87 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:05 am

Undergrad Institution: Canadian university, strong faculty in applied math
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 4.18/4.33
Position in class: top
Type of Student: Canadian

Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Position in class: top
GPA: 4.22/4.33

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 147 (36%) :oops: no prep at all
W: 4.0 (48%)
M: 800 (82%)


Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: master's thesis(1.5 years, publishable results), 2 summer research, two undergrad conference talks, a couple of conference poster presentation (including ICIAM 2011, WAVES 2011)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 NSERC USRAs, NSERC CGS-M, various university/department level awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 years of TA experience since undergrad, SIAM chapter president, some volunteer experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad level applied math courses (advanced PDE, asymptotics, numerical LA, CFD, integral equation, FEM, spectral methods), several course projects, strong recommendations, supervisor has connections with the schools I am applying to.

Applying to Where:
NYU - Applied math ------ accepted via email on 03/08/2012
Michigan - AIM ------ accepted via email on 02/03/2012
Columbia - Applied math
Caltech - Applied math ------ rejected via email on 03/06/2012
UW-Seattle - Applied math ------ accepted via email on 02/03/2012
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belleal
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby belleal » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Undergrad Institution: Public University in Brazil
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):NA
Position in class: 1st
Type of Student: international white female


Applying to Where:
Berkeley -Pure Math -Pending
UCLA -Pure Math -Pending
Penn State - Pure Math - Unofficially accepted via e-mail
Princeton -Pure Math -Rejected via email 01/18/12
UCSD -Pure Math -Pending
UT Austin - Pure Math - Wait-listed via email
Cornell -Pure Math -Accepted via e-mail
Caltech -Pure Math -Rejected via email
UChicago - Pure Math - Wait-listed via email
Harvard -Pure Math -Rejected via Postal Service
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exxx
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby exxx » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:12 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big-Ten State School (top 50 math)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.97 (all 4.0 except one 3.5 in graduate algebra :?)
Type of Student: domestic white male ♂

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: cancelled scores in October, took again November, awaiting scores
M: 660 (53%) :( Very disappointed. All my teachers recommended I apply to top schools but it looks like it will be a waste of money just because of this ETS score.

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Summer REU (@ top 20 school) in combinatorics/graph theory and a semester of independent study continuing the work, no publication yet but may submit.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1st place in-house math competition, several academic scholarships, Math in Moscow AMS Travel Grant
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: calc tutor and college algebra TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a couple grad courses, a couple independent studies, Math in Moscow
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have one really good reference (+pro) and three other good ones from some fairly well-known people. On the downside, I transferred from a community college (-con).

Applying to Where:
A lot of schools I won't get into.
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mreek
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mreek » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school unknown outside of Texas, not ranked in math. It was famous for physics in the 60s and for engineering now.
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Physics, Art and Performance
GPA: 3.954
Type of Student: Domestic Arab Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168/163 (96%/88%)
V: 162/168 (90%/96%)
W: 4.5/5.5 (73%/96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%) :(

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

Program Applying: Pure Math, Systems Engineering

Research Experience: REU at small school in Topological Graph Theory, will present a talk at the AMS meeting in Boston. Research with a professor at my school on knot invariants, as well as applied math research planned next semester in Topological Quantum Computing. No papers or publications. Undergrad thesis in Knot Theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full scholarship with stipend at my home school, my school doesn't actually give departmental awards.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for the math department for two years, then help room tutor for the past year tutoring for all undergraduate math classes and holding review sessions
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took graduate topology and geometry as a junior as well as analysis and quantum mechanics as a sophomore.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: President of Math Club

Applying to Where:

Safeties:
GWU Applied/Inquiry after I already accepted rice's offer

Reasonable:
LSU ACCEPTED w/$23,000/year fellowship + $1000 first year
A&M REJECTED (This was surprising)

Reach:
Rice ACCEPTED w/$22,000/year fellowship Will Attend
UCSB REJECTED 04/13/12-They inquired about my status and when I told them I was already committed to Rice, I got a rejection letter.

Unreasonable:
Cornell Rejected 02/16/12
Caltech Applied Rejected 02/24/12
UT Accepted w/o funding 04/12/12

Fellowships:

NPSC: Offered 04/12/12--did not take the fellowship for many reasons
NDSEG: Applied
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fernstyle
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby fernstyle » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Elite Liberal Arts
Major(s): Double - Mathematics and Philosophy
Minor(s): We don't have minors
GPA: 3.53
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 700 (63%)

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: An internship at a psychiatric hospital (the doctor I worked under is writing me a rec for schools that allow more than three), Explorations in Stat Research (an NSF-funded week-long program for stats)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Doing a senior Honors thesis
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Multivariable Calc and Differential Equations
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have some strong recommendations, as I've been able to get to know my professors fairly well. Also, apparently, I made a good impression on the profs that were at the Explorations in Stat Research program (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, Columbia were the schools that were represented)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I taught an online class on Intro to Statistics in a reddit subreddit.

Applying to Where: All in Statistics
UC Berkeley
University of Washington
Harvard
Carnegie Mellon
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Accepted 2/16
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Columbia
UCLA
UC Davis
Boston University
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birdbrain
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby birdbrain » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Regional school, unknown for math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Art History
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.9 math
Position in Class: No idea
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Scores:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 570 (78%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 700 (63%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Small research project, submitting for publication this term (joint work with two professors)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College scholarship, department scholarships, speaker award at a conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for upper-level class
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate classes in real analysis, complex analysis, probability, topology, algebraic topology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Worked for 10 years in industry as an analyst while getting bachelor's degree part time. Experience with computer programming (C#, JAVA, VB, SQL), including visualizations in Mathematica.

Applying to Where:

Rutgers - Admitted 2/3 with Fellowship guaranteed for first two years!!!!! ACCEPTED!!!
U Penn - Rejected 4/12
Duke - Waitlisted 4/3, told at top of waitlist, withdrew app 4/10.
UT Austin - Rejected 2/29 by website
Ohio State - Admitted 2/8 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Virginia - Admitted 2/15 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Rochester - Interview 1/24 - Admitted 2/2 with Provost fellowship, declined offer.
Florida State - Invited to visit campus 2/4, declined offer.
Northwestern - Rejected 1/22 by website
U Illinois Chicago
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path
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:27 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby path » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Undergrad Institution:Small Liberal Arts University, U.S.A
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.94, Major: 4.0
Type of Student:International, Male

GRE Revised General Test: (Pending)
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Pending
M:Expecting: 680-750 :oops: (Many things went wrong, starting with less than 3 hours of sleep the day of the test)



Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 1 REU (Paper coauthored, and submitted to The Proceedings of Amer. Soc.), 2 Semesters of Research at my Institution, resulted in a paper, which I presented at and undergraduate conference in mathematics, also submitted for publication at an undergraduate journal (nothing fancy though). Another summer research at my institution+Senior Thesis completed and submitted for publication at a peer-reviewed research journal, and accepted for publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Alpha Chi Honors Society, Honors Student, Won a prize at one of Alpha Chi Conventions for best presentation/paper in mathematics in the session. Dean's List (2 semester), Provost's List (5 Semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Tutor, Math Grader (Including but not limited to: Lin. Alg., Diff. Eq., Real Analysis I), Member of the editorial committee of an international journal of mathematics(founded recently)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Had reading courses in: Real Analysis, Algebraic Topology, Abstract Algebra. Also, will give a talk at the Joint Meetings AMS Session. Strong letters of recommendation etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Tentative list, I might have to cut it off)

Reaches
Cornell - Pure Math / Pending
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Pure Math / Pending
Brown. Pure math
Yale-Pure Math

More Realistic
Johns Hopkins -Pure Math
Rice- Pure Math/ Pending
UT, Austin - Pure Math / Pending
Indiana, Bloomington- Pure Math / Pending
Ohio State Univ.-Pure Math/ Pending
UC, Davis -Pure Math/ Pending
Dartmouth College-Pure Math
Univ. of Washington, St. Luis-Pure Math/ Pending


P.S. In your opinion, do you think my choices are realistic? Feel free to be reasonably harsh in your opinion!
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mathgirl28
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:37 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mathgirl28 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:40 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Ivy
Major: Applied Mathematics
Minor(s):Philosophy
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: Minority Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:165 (93%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 4.5 (70%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:


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

Research Experience: Now researching at MIT. Also TA'ing a graduate school machine learning class there. One paper in preparation in machine learning
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: graduated cum laude
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Leadership position in some organizations, beyond that ?
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:

[b]Applying to Where: all Ph.D
Harvard - Biostatistics -- Interview 1/20/12 Admitted 2/17 declined
MIT - Applied Mathematics declined
UC Berkeley- Statistics - Admitted 2/6
MIT - EECS Admitted 2/9
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sepehrm
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:40 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby sepehrm » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:04 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 70 math dep't (USA Today), and top 10 political science dep't (USA Today)
Major(s): Mathematics, Political Science
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.97 overall, 4.0 math
Type of Student: Domestic, Male

GRE Revised General Test: August 2011
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: November 2011
M: awaiting score (I doubt good performance, maybe 75% if I'm lucky! :( )

Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, Financial Math, Finance

Research Experience: academic research in linear algebra and professional econometric and empirical research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple of minor awards (e.g. Student of Distinction for Academic Achievements)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, statistical analyst, some volunteer work, some political activism

Applying to Where: (All of the following programs are Ph.D. even financial math programs)
Stanford - Mathematics (Pending)
NYU - Mathematics (Pending)
Columbia - Mathematics (Pending)
Chicago - Applied Mathematics (Pending)
UT Austin - Applied Mathematics (Pending)
MIT - Finance (Pending)
UC Berkeley - Finance (Pending)
UCLA - Finance (Pending)
U Michigan - Finance (Pending)
Princeton - Operations Rsrch and Financial Math (Pending)
Boston - Mathematics Finance (Pending)
UNC - Computational Finance (Pending)

mace
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Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:46 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby mace » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:03 pm

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dragoonlp
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:38 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby dragoonlp » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:06 pm

Undergrad Institution: Around 50th Private University(US News)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: international male

Grad Institution: Same as my undergrad institution. (I'm doing the BS/MS)
Major: Applied math
GPA: 4.0/4.0

GRE General Test :
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 640 (92%)
W: 3.5 (29%) :oops:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)

Program Applying: Applied Math (Analysis/PDEs)

Research Experience: Several researches with two professors, include my Senior and Master thesis. One publication already (accepted, to appear). Two in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: School Summer research fellowship. Some department awards. Not important.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for introduction to analysis class, advanced calc class, advanced linear algebra class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I will get my bachelor degree and master degree in 4 years... So, I have a lot graduate classes, and some independent study classes as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where:

Princeton - Rejected 2/14 via email
MIT
Columbia
UChicago - Rejected 2/03 via mail
NYU
Duke
UMaryland-College Park - Accepted 2/25 with funding via email
Brown - Wait listed 2/18
UMinnesota-Twin Cities
CMU- Accepted 1/27 with TA funding via email, upgraded to fellowship in 03/11
Georgia institute of Tech - Accepted 2/19 with funding via email


Good luck for everybody!!!
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andeek
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Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby andeek » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:44 pm

Undergrad Institution: State School, ranked top 15 in Math
Major(s): Mathematics (Applied)
GPA: 3.58
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

Grad Institution: Same school
Major(s): M.A. in Mathematics
GPA: 3.56
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 3.5 (29%) :?

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ??? (??%)

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: 1 REU, Master's report, Graduate Research Assistant at a university research unit, undergrad research assistant to a professor
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University Honors/Dean's list 2 semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA 2 Semesters, 2.5 years experience as a business consultant

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Wisconsin - Statistics - Accepted on 02/15/2012 - without funding - Declined 04/06/2012
University of North Carolina - Statistics - Rejected on 04/09/2012
Carnegie Mellon University - Statistics and Machine Learning - Rejected on 02/03/2012
University of Pennsylvania - Statistics - Rejected on 03/07/2012
University of Washington - Statistics - Rejected on 03/30/2012
Cornell University - Statistics - Rejected on 03/14/2012
Iowa State University - Statistics - Accepted on 03/13/2012 - $1,750/mo + tuition waiver - Attending!!!
Texas A&M University - Statistics - Accepted on 01/25/2012 - $16,400/9 mo + tuition waiver - Declined offer 04/13/2012
University of California - Davis - Statistics - Rejected from waitlist on 04/16/2012
Penn State University - Statistics - Rejected on 02/24/2012
Rice University - Statistics - Accepted on 02/22/2012 - $17,500/9 mo + tuition waiver - Declined offer 04/13/2012
Bristol University - Mathematics - Accepted on 02/29/2012 - 13,500 GBP/year + tuition waiver - Declined offer 03/13/2012
University of Texas - CSEM - Rejected on 03/19/2012
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beezees222
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:25 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby beezees222 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:51 pm

Here we go:

Undergrad Institution: Big state school.
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.98
Type of Student: dwm

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (87%) (Hope this doesn't hurt me, I'm really poor at standardized tests)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: A couple of independent projects in quantum field theory before I started to focus on pure math. Research in differential geometry and algebraic topology. Two REU's, and several workshops attended. No publications yet, but will write an honors thesis in the area of 4-manifold theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: National scholarship for research/academics. Several scholarships for research within my university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored advanced undergraduate math classes (analysis, topology, algebra) for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong letters of recommendation from three professors I have done independent work with. Have taken ~10 graduate classes in math and physics. Also, have given many talks at seminars that grad students and professors attend.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't think so..

Applying to Where:
Cambridge - Part III (MASt Pure Math) - Accepted 1/4/2012
Chicago - Pure Math - Accepted via email 1/11/2012
Columbia - Pure Math - Accepted via email 2/1/2012
Harvard - Pure Math - Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
MIT - Pure Math- Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
Northwestern - Pure Math - Accepted via email 1/16/2012 - Will Attend.
Rutgers - Pure Math - Accepted via email 2/3/2012
UT Austin - Pure Math - Waitlisted
UC Berkeley - Pure Math - Accepted via email 1/24/2012
UCLA - Pure Math - Accepted via email 2/3/2012
U Maryland - Pure Math - Accepted via email 2/13/2012
UCSB - Pure Math - Accepted via email
U Penn - Pure Math - Accepted via email
U Michigan - Pure Math - Accepted via email

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
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DanielMcLaury
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:42 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby DanielMcLaury » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Undergrad Institution: Caltech
Majors: Mathematics and English
GPA: 2.6 overall, 2.4 in math
Type of Student: American white male

Grad Institution: Oklahoma
Major: M.A. Mathematics
GPA: 4.0

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (90%)

Program Applying: Pure Math: Algebraic Geometry / Commutative Algebra

Research Experience: I have some results, but I'm unsure whether they're nontrivial to an expert in the field.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None to mention.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a quant for about two years at various places.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Organized the grad student algebra seminar this year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'll be working on some research next semester with a professor whose collaborators on the project are at Georgia. (But I don't plan on continuing on this project for my dissertation.)

Applying to Where: (in alphabetical order)
Cornell (Ithaca) - Wrote 3/12 asking about status; told it's unlikely they will admit anyone from their waitlist. Rejected via email 3/20.
Georgia (Athens) - Invited to Graduate Visitation Day via email on 1/23 - Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/20; officially by mail, postmarked 3/20 - Declined 4/11.
Illinois (Chicago) -Accepted (unofficially) via email 4/4 - Attending!
Kansas (Lawrence) - Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/3; officially via website, 2/20 - Declined 3/27.
Michigan (Ann Arbor) - Rejected via email 3/9/2012
Missouri (Columbia) - Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/24 - Blumenthal scholarship (1yr/$1500) - Declined 3/27
Purdue (West Lafayette) - Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/9; officially via website, 3/20 - Declined 4/11. - Ross Fellowship (1yr/$20k) 4/12 - Andrews Fellowship (2yr/$20k) 4/13
Texas A&M (College Station) - Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/10; officially by postal mail, postmarked 2/16; - Dean's fellowship (1yr/$3k) 3/27 - Declined 4/9.
Utah (Salt Lake City) - Rejected via email 3/7/2012
Washington (Seattle) - Rejected via email 3/20/2012

Oklahoma's algebra program is focused very heavily on representation theory and related areas of number theory (i.e. Langlands). The courses in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, homological algebra, category theory, etc. haven't run in so long that they're in danger of being taken out of the catalog automatically. I love the people here, but I don't have the personal connection to these subjects that my friends do, so I'm looking to transfer to a school with more of a focus on algebraic geometry. I got about half of these schools on my list when a professor I worked with asked an expert what schools I might want to look into, and the other half from asking around and doing my own research, but if anyone knows of any more programs I could apply to that have substantial numbers of students working on algebraic geometry or related areas then I'd be all ears. I'm also interested to hear what people think of my chances -- I haven't seen many people with a similar resume (GPA < 3.0), so there's not a lot of data to extrapolate from.

Good luck everybody! I can't wait to meet you all, whether in/around Chicago or at conferences.
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chrisg89
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:41 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby chrisg89 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:14 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 60 State School(US News Math Grad Rankings)
Major(s): Engineering & Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.86 (3.97 Math)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.5 (29%, One of these things is not like the other...)
M: 710 (65%)

Research Experience: NSF/RTG Summer Program in Analysis and Geometry at Princeton
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Merit Scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for math department tutoring freshman and sophmore level courses for 3 years, senior rep of math club, 2 years as intern at JHU Applied Physics Lab
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My school is more respected in engineering, but one of my recommenders is a fairly well-known mathematician in his field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to PhD in pure mathematics for each:
Berkeley
UCLA
UCSD
UCSB
Cornell
Brown
Stony Brook
Johns Hopkins
Duke
UNC

kingcrimson
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:23 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby kingcrimson » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Public (No Mathematics Reputation)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.57 overall/3.85 math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 161 (89%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (35%)

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Applying to Where:

Wisconsin--Madison - Rejected 3 Feb
Illinois--Urbana-Champaign - Rejected 22 Feb
Colorado--Boulder - Pending
Vanderbilt - Rejected 17 Feb
Binghamton - Accepted with TAship 23 Feb, will attend.
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OnionFenix
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:44 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby OnionFenix » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:55 pm

Undergrad Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Major(s): Mathematics, German
GPA: 3.960

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (97%)
V: 169 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Applying to Where:
George Washington University / Rejected, 17 April
University of Arizona / Rejected, 16 April
University of California, Irvine / Accepted, 9 March, with TAship of $17K
University of California, Los Angeles / Rejected, 25 February
University of Illinois, Chicago / Accepted, 29 February, with TAship of $17K
Vanderbilt University / Rejected, 17 February
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renatamaria
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:48 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby renatamaria » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:29 am

Undergrad Institution: unknown liberal arts
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Econ
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 750, 159, 82%
V: 600, 162, 90%
W: 4.5, 72%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620, 43% - God help me, I don't know how that happened.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD

Research Experience: Non-pure math, reinsurance pricing product development, statistical reports, programs, etc.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: cum laude, merit in math, other misc. small recognitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: All exams complete for Associate of Soc. of Actuaries, consulting, programming, mentoring, and report writing experience of debatable relevance...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: worked full time through college, career maybe less of a negative than time away from school for most?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On My App and Might Matter: Two rec. letters from profs who've seen my proofs, one from a mentor at work who's seen my published work (under the company name of course). Terrible lower division grades that don't show up in my overall GPA as they were at other two year schools. I've been out of school for three years (hence the GRE score).

Applying to Where:
1. University of Washington - Denied 2/29 via email
2. UCLA - Denied 2/25 via email to check website
3. UCSC - Denied 3/29 via email
4. UC Irvine - Denied 4/2 via email
5. UCSB - Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
6. UC Davis - Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
7. University of Oregon - Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
8. University of IL, Chicago - Pending per request for update on 3/19
9. University of Hawaii - Accepted 3/12 via email, w/ TA Position @ $15,500
10. USC - Pending per request for update on 3/19
11. GWU - Pending per request for update on 3/19

If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please feel free to PM me. Thanks, and good luck to you all.
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kiurys
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:40 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby kiurys » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state university, unranked, unknown etc
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.28
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)

Graduate Institution (MASTERS): Big state university, unranked, unknown etc
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.76
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 151 (51%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: DID NOT TAKE

Program Applying: Pure Math, some departments may have an applied focus, thats fine with me

Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: none
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor at the university tutoring center while in undergrad, TA while in masters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Received 20 points in the PUTNAM

Applying to Where:
University of Miami // ACCEPTED. $22k TA for 9 months. Received outside fellowship which removes teaching duties for first 3 years. WILL ATTEND
Lehigh University // ACCEPTED but WITHOUT FUNDING. the only school to not offer funding...really? DECLINED
Wesleyan University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
University of Pittsburgh // ACCEPTED with 1st year fellowship and regular TA funding for the rest. DECLINED
Syracuse University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
Texas A&M // ACCEPTED on 2/17/2012 through phone. Invited me to an "Open House" in which all the admitted people were going with all travel and hotel expenses paid for. DECLINED
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute // REJECTED on 01/09/2012. The reason given was because of my GRE Verbal and Writing scores!!! Was told to submit the ETS PPI evaluation and they will take a look at my application again. Still officially rejected so I'm leaving it as that
Drexel University // Didnt hear anything till 4/14 but I had already accepted University of Miami's offer. DECLINED
UC - Riverside // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
SUNY - Binghamton // ACCEPTED with Clark fellowship which removes some teaching duties etc. DECLINED
University of Missouri - Columbia // ACCEPTED on 02/01/2012 by phone. Was given a fellowship which removes teaching duties for 1st, 2nd and 5th year. TA for 3rd and 4th years.
Florida State University // ACCEPTED on 02/05/2012 by email. DECLINED
Florida Atlantic University // ACCEPTED with $20.5k TA. fellowship which adds $2.5k to first year stipend. DECLINED
University of South Florida // I have sent them MANY emails trying to communicate with them and I have NEVER gotten an answer. Its incredible that I paid $30 application fee for this...
University of Central Florida // ACCEPTED with full funding. DECLINED

Conclusion and personal thoughts after going through the process:

I was always conscious of my unknown undergrad and masters institution. Not taking the MGRE also limited my choices of places to apply. As a result I applied to a lot of "safety" schools. Still, given my unknown institution and not taking the MGRE i think my applications were widely successful (only 1 rejection, 4 no-decision-yet and 10 acceptances). Many schools mentioned my score of 20 in the putnam as a factor that led them to accept me so I guess that helped me a lot to counter all my negative points. I was accepted at what I consider good schools such as: Texas A&M, University of Pittsburgh, Missouri-Columbia but I chose to attend University of Miami as thats my home-town and I had many family-related reasons to stay in Miami. The fact that I got a 3-year fellowship (removing teaching duties) was extra icing on the cake.

I have officially ended the application process and I have written the above paragraph to offer my thoughts on the process. Hopefully it helps give information for applications next year...
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doublea
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby doublea » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:09 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school (top 60 engineering, top 80 math)
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
GPA: 3.6 (Math: 3.9, EE: 3.5)
Type of Student: DWM

Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 40 engineering)
Major(s): M.S. Electrical Engineering (concentration: Digital Signal Processing)
GPA: 3.5

Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 100 math)
Major(s): M.S. Applied Mathematics (concentration: Applied Probability)
GPA: 3.9

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (53%) --did not submit in applications

Program Applying: Statistics/Probability

Research Experience: Been assisting professor in research dealing with biological applications for past year. Yearlong graduate research position while engineering Master's student.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Ph.D. GAANN fellowship while engineering graduate student
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Three years in private industry as an engineer. RA during engineering grad school. TA as undergrad
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Already taken 20 graduate courses

Applying to Where:
Cornell - Statistics - Accepted on 2/16/2012
Stony Brook - Statistics - Accepted on 3/26/2012 Declined
Boston U - Statistics - Pending on 3/12/2012
University of Illinois-Chicago - Statistics - Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
Oregon State - Statistics - Accepted on 3/12/2012 Declined
Colorado State - Statistics - Accepted on 2/29/2012
University of Colorado at Denver - Applied Math - Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
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waiting512
Posts: 61
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:41 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby waiting512 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:51 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small, Liberal Arts School, Tier-2
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: None in mathematics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full Merit Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutor calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Scored in 87 percentile on VA Tech exam recently.

Applying to Where:
Dartmouth - Pure Math
Minnesota - Pure Math
Duke - Pure Math
OSU - Pure Math
Northwestern - Pure Math
Penn State - Pure Math
IU- Bloomington - Pure Math
Purdue - Pure Math
Wash U in St. Louis - Pure Math
UT Austin - Pure Math

Will someone please tell me if my choices are realistic? I don't expect to get into all of my schools, but I would like to get into one. You can PM me and tell me what you think.

profaddae
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:19 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby profaddae » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:40 am

[quote="lime"]Traditionally, we start this profiles thread. Good luck to everyone applying for the graduate math related programs!

Please try to adhere to the following format:

[b]Undergrad Institution:Foreign institution in Africa, Graduate studies in US(not a top school though)
[b]Major(s):Undergrad: Maths and Economics Grad: maths
[b]Minor(s):
[b]GPA:Undergrad 3.86/4.0; Grad: 3.843/4.0
[b]Type of Student:International male
[b]GRE Revised General Test:
[b]Q:770(86%)
[b]V:460 (48%)
[b]W: 4.0(41%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[b]M: 610 (41%)-nov 12, 2011 on phone. feels bad at the scores since I shaded some cool 49/66 which i was sure of

[b]TOEFL Score: 87
[b]Program Applying: Pure Maths(Analysis) and Financial Maths
[b]Research Experience:No pub, little research experience
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Graduate Assistantship for 2 yrs in my grad school
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:TA in my US grad school
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 recommender is famous in the field and taught me 3 analysis classes consecutively for a year
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Have taken 10 grad courses with all 8 As, one B- and one A-. 6 of the 10 graduate classes are analysis courses.

[b]Applying to Where:
Urbana-Analysis
Ohio State-Analysis
Florida State-Financial maths
Carnegie Mellon-Pure maths with concentration in financial maths
Cornell :D (pure maths)
University of Cambridge-analysis

Any advice on my chances of survival!!!!!!!

arsenalmath
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby arsenalmath » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, very good academics, very well known. Not known for math, though.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (26%) :cry:

TOEFL Score:

Program Applying: Mathematical Biology

Research Experience: 2 years of modeling populations using Differential Equations. Poster presentations at AMS in New Orleans and Boston.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Fellowship, Academic-Athlete award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for athletic department and mathematics department
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good rec letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Played varsity soccer for two years, then stopped. My grades and work went way up after that.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Boston University - Applied Math / Wait-Listed, Rejected 4/6
UT-Dallas - Applied Math / Accepted 2/17 $15,900 TA-ship--Declined 3/9
UVA - Applied Math / Rejected 4/13
UNC - Applied Math / Accepted 2/21 $18,000 TA-ship--Declined 4/10
Virginia Tech - Applied Math / Pending
Rice - CAAM / Wait-Listed, Accepted 4/5 $25,000 fellowship for 12 months--ATTENDING!
Texas Tech - Applied Math / Accepted 2/8. $15,700 teaching assistantship--Declined 3/9
Houston - Applied Math / Accepted 3/22 $1,700 monthly TA-ship--Declined 4/10
Texas A&M - Applied Math / Wait-Listed 3/9, Rejected 4/30
UT-Austin - CSEM / Rejected 3/19
UT-Arlington - Applied Math / Accepted 2/13. $21,600 TA-ship--Declined 4/10

My Math GRE score is horrible, so I'm not confident on getting into many good schools, which is why I'm applying to quite a few. Hopefully, they will not put too much stock in it b/c I'm doing mathematical biology
EDIT 4/10--Extremely happy with my results. Rice was my dream school and I'll be there next year!
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YNWA2406
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby YNWA2406 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:52 pm

Undergrad Institution: A public ivy, not necessarily known for mathematics.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.79
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (49%) :oops:

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math (for the most part), specifically Mathematical Biology or Meteorology

Research Experience: Two years of research in Predator-Prey dynamics under NSF grants. Honor's Thesis in progress in same topic. Presented a poster at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans January 2011, and another at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston January 2012.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A bunch of academic athlete awards, inducted into math honor society.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored many different levels of math (mostly the three years of calculus) since the start of sophomore year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommenders all seem to rate me very highly and my advisor is pretty well known in Mathematical Biology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: GPA soared after I quit playing division 1 soccer (much like the post above me)

Applying to Where:
Michigan-Ann Arbor - AIM-Rejected 4/10
North Carolina - Applied Math - Accepted 2/21, Confirmed with $18k TAship 2/23 Declined 4/10
North Carolina State - Applied Math- Accepted $16k TAship 2/2, $4k University Fellowship 3/26 Declined 4/10
Maryland - AMSC- Request for further information 2/6, Accepted TAship starting at $16k + fellowship of $5k for first two years 2/22 ATTENDING
Johns Hopkins - Applied Math- Accepted, wait list for funding 3/28 Declined 4/12
UMBC - Applied Math- Accepted (funding to come) 4/3
Old Dominion - Applied Math Application Withdrawn 3/26
Florida - Math- Accepted $770 biweekly TAship 3/7 Declined 4/12
Virginia - Math- Wait Listed 3/10 Rejected 4/14
Virginia Tech - Math
George Mason - Math Accepted $22k Research Assistantship 3/12 Declined 4/10
George Washington - Math "The admissions committee was very favorably impressed by your application" email asking whether I'm still interested 3/26 , Application Withdrawn 3/28
Georgetown - Math- (a Master's Program towards working in D.C.) Accepted with tuition scholarship 3/5 Declined 4/3

Well my Math GRE score isnt the best, but I'm still hopeful (obviously Michigan is a serious stretch but I have family there so I'm applying anyway)

FINAL THOUGHTS: Very happy with the results. My MGRE score led me to apply to a few lesser known schools which made the admission process a lot happier for me than others. Having said that, Maryland AMSC has always been my top choice and once I heard from them it was pretty much a formality. Very excited about the future.
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Txe
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:30 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Txe » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:56 pm

Undergrad Institution: State school, not well known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9, 4.0 in Math
Type of Student: DWM

GRE General Test: Took it right before they revised it
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 570 (79%)
W: 3.0 (11%) :)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (61%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One mathematics REU, no publications as of yet
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard stuff, deans list, award for excellence in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor/TA for math courses since beginning of junior year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of Grad courses, at least one excellent recommendation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not Really

Applying to Where:
UC Berkeley - Pure Math - Rejected 3/1 Via E-Mail
UCLA - Pure Math - Accepted 2/3 Via E-Mail -ATTENDING!
MIT - Pure Math - Rejected 2/22 Via E-Mail
U Chicago - Pure Math - Rejected 2/8 Via Snail Mail
U Michigan - Pure Math - Rejected 3/13 Via E-Mail
Stony Brook - Pure Math -Application Withdrawn
U Washington - Pure Math - Accepted 3/1 Via E-Mail -Declined
UC Davis - Pure Math - Accepted 2/3 Via E-Mail -Declined
Brown - Pure Math - Rejected 2/23 Via E-Mail
UC Irvine - Pure Math - Accepted 3/10 Via E-Mail -Declined
UC San Diego - Pure Math - Accepted 2/22 Via E-Mail -Declined
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tfarrell0
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:02 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby tfarrell0 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State School, probably Unknown.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: DWM

GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (33%) Much poorer than I expected, although due to finishing my undergrad so quick, I was in the process of taking linear algebra I when I took the exam, and I haven't yet had any courses in analysis or abstract/modern algebra.

Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research,

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: CBIZ Math Scholarship, Academic Excellence scholarship, Math Department Senior Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have finished undergrad degree in 2.5 years while working 30 hours a week, non traditional student, veteran
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
-GPA over the past two years = 3.95

Applying to Where:
UCSD- withdrew application 2/6
Maryland- Pendingwithdrew application 2/6
Maryland-Baltimore County - Pending
West Virginia- Pending-- Admitted to Master's Provisionally no information on funding(I guess none due to provisional?)
Columbia - OR - Pending
Notre Dame- Pending
UNLV-Admitted to Masters (though applied to PhD), TA (more info to come)
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Topoltergeist
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:18 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Topoltergeist » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:36 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.5 in major
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Original General Test:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 540 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (65%) First Attempt :?
M: 860 (92%) Second Attempt :D

Program Applying: Pure Math, interests in Geometry and Topology

Research Experience:
Summer 2009; NSF funded REU, studied topological and symbolic dynamics. Presented at 2 undergraduate research conferences.
Summer 2010, Jan 2011-Present; Research at top 20 school in applied algebraic topology. Good Results. Will be working on writing the paper in the coming year.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Degree with Honors; Received a name award given to a member of the graduating class.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored math and physics; ran a department sponsored undergraduate math clinic for 2 years; other assorted deparment involvment.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My research advisor is kind of famous.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Couldn't take any graduate courses. What I have taken include:
Absract Algebra (2 semesters), Complex Analysis (1), Real Analysis (2), Differential Geometry (2), Dynamical Systems (1 + research), Mathematical Statistics (1), Topology (2 + research), Category Theory (directed reading)

Applying to Where:
Brown - Rejected 2/23/2012
Columbia - Rejected 2/1/2012
Georgia Institute of Technology - Rejected 4/11/2012
Yale University - Rejected 2/16/2012
Rutgers University - Waitlisted 3/1/2012
SUNY Stony Brook - Rejected 3/23/2012
University of Maryland, College Park - Waitlisted 3/23/2012
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Waitlisted 2/24/2012
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Rejected 3/9/2012
University of Washington, Seattle - Rejected 3/20/2012
University of California, Los Angeles - Waitlisted 3/7/2012 Called to see if I was on the waitlist, they said yes. ... Rejected 3/14/2012
University of California, San Diego - Rejected 2/28/2012
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akpandey1
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:03 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby akpandey1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:24 am

Undergrad Institution: A new but recognized research institute in India
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 8.57 (9.44 in Last 2 Years)(in a 10 point scale)
GPA in Major: 9.5(in a 10 point scale)
Type of Student: Indian Male


GRE General Test :
Q: 800(166) (94%)
V: 530(155) (70%)
W: 2.5 (4%) :(
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics :
M: 860 (92%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics (Analysis)

Research Experience: Have done 6 advanced level reading projects in analysis and 3 advanced level reading projects in number theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Recipient of a fellowship by Govt. of India for pursuing my undergraduation
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very advanced undergrad courses like advanced PDE, advanced linear algebra, operator theory, nonlinear analysis, advanced probability, harmonic analysis, algebraic topology, measure theory, representation theory etc. and got A+/A- in all advanced courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: one of my recommender is a well known analyst

Applied to:
US:
UChicago - Rejected by postal service on 2/16/2012
Yale - Rejected by email on 2/16/2012
Cornell - Accepted by email on 2/1/2012 with Fellowship+TAship
UT-Austin -Rejected by email on 3/1/2012
U Wisconsin, Madison -Rejected on 2/6/2012, checked my UW
U Maryland, College Park - Waitlisted by email on 3/22/2012
U Washington, Seattle -Rejected by email on 3/21/2012
NCSU - Pending
U Missouri, Columbia -Pending


Other:
Berlin Mathematical School-Pure Mathematics-Got an invitation to visit BMS on 01/30/2012
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radagastBrown
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:50 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby radagastBrown » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:08 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Tier 1 Private School (with only a decent math but very strong physics program)
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.95 (4.0 Math, 4.0 Physics)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (77%) -_-

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: One summer REU in simulation/social choice theory (presented at two conferences and won an award, paper in submission), one semester independent study in cryptanalysis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Prize awarded for summer coding project, MAA presentation award, perfect Dean's list record, a bunch of merit-based scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Four-time TA in math/physics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: An ungodly amount of programming experience and a research adviser who can vouch for it
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taken a lot of courses, by which I mean double the number of courses you have to actually take for a math major.

Applying to Where: (roughly in order from "no way in hell" to "probably"; order preserved for retrospective amusement)
MIT - Applied Math / Rejected 2/22/12 via e-mail
Princeton - PACM / Rejected 2/14/12 via e-mail
Brown - DAM / Waitlisted 2/07/12 via e-mail, Accepted 4/02/12 via e-mail (1-year fellowship at $21.5k, TA-ship or RA-ship for years 2 - 5) [Attending]
Carnegie Mellon - ACO / Rejected 4/04/12 via e-mail
Cornell - CAM / Waitlisted 3/08/12 via e-mail, Accepted 3/09/12 via e-mail [lol] (1-year fellowship at $26.4k, TA-ship for years 2 - 5) [Declined]
Maryland (College Park) - AMSC / Questionnaire 2/06/12 via e-mail / Accepted 2/22/12 via e-mail (2-year fellowship at $5k/yr + TA-ship starting at $16k/yr) [Declined]
Stony Brook - DAMS / Accepted 3/21/12 via e-mail (TA-ship at $20k/yr - implied transition to RA-ship after first year) [Declined]
Rutgers - Math / Rejected 3/30/12 via e-mail
Boston U - Math / Accepted 2/27/12 via e-mail (Dean's Fellowship at $19.8k/yr) [Declined]
Buffalo - Math / Accepted 2/28/12 via e-mail (TA-ship at $16.2k/yr + Presidential Fellowship at $6k/yr) [Declined]
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supertractarian
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:25 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby supertractarian » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:49 pm

Undergrad Institution: State school, around 60 for mathematics
Major(s): Mathematics, Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94/4.00
Type of Student: domestic asian

GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)


Program Applying: Applied Math/Electrical Engineering

Research Experience: one REU in analysis/linear algebra, one REU in computational neuroscience resulting in an published paper, one summer program in signal processing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, dept award for mathematics, award for top 2% of undergrads in college of arts/sciences, full academic scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, TA for statistics course, wrote a solutions manual and edited online exercises for the statistics course
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4-5 recommendations per school with at least 2 research recommendations, lots of presentations,

Applying to Where:

UCLA (math) - Rejected 4/14/12
Yale (applied math) - Rejected 3/19/12
Princeton (electrical engineering) - Rejected 2/21/12
Cornell (electrical engineering) - Interview 3/4/12, Accepted with Jacobs fellowship 3/5/12 Attending
Wisconsin-Madison (electrical engineering) - Accepted 1/12/12, with 22k Fellowship
Johns Hopkins (applied math) - Accepted 3/27/12
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (systems science/applied math) - Invited for interview 2/15/12Accepted 3/9/12
Duke (math) - Accepted 2/8/12
Maryland, College Park (math) - Accepted 3/1/12 with TA + 2 yr fellowship
Carnegie Mellon (math) - Rejected 4/12/12
Vanderbilt (math) - Rejected 3/16/12
Texas A & M (math) - Accepted 1/17/12

NSF fellowship -Honorable Mention 3/31/12
DOE Office of Science Fellowship - pending
DOE/Krell Computational Science Fellowship - Rejected 4/11/12
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Umnik
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:21 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Umnik » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:33 am

b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] Top Russian University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Applied mathematics in Economics
GPA: 4.3/5
Type of Student: Russian, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%)

TOEFL Score: (109 = R27/L28/S26/W28)

Program Applying: Applied Math/Mathematical Finance/Finance

Research Experience: only thesis at University, no publications
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: participated in All-Russian Olympiad in Maths at School, Laureate of several moscow olympiads
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lead a course "solving difficult math problems" for high school pupils, have a 4 year experience of industry work, including trading and financial valuation.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford - MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (03/22/2012)
Columbia - MSc in Mathematical Finance / Admitted (03/29/2012)
NYU - MSc in Mathematical Finance / Pending (01/04/2012)
Princeton - MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/13/2012)
MIT Sloan - MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/23/2012)
University of Toronto - MSc in Mathematical Finance / Rejected (04/17/2012)
Cornell - PhD in Financial Engineering / Rejected (03/01/2012)
Boston University - PhD in Financial Mathematics / Admitted with scholarship(03/20/2012) - Will go there!
McGill - PhD in Mathematics / Rejected (03/17/2012)
Concordia University - PhD in Mathematics / Pending (01/04/2012)
INSEAD - PhD in Finance / Rejected (03/16/2012)
EPFL - MSc in Financial Engineering / Admitted (03/01/2012)
LSE - MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (02/28/2012)
ETH Zurich - MSc in Quantitative Finance/ Rejected (03/22/2012)
GSE Barcelona - MSc in Finance/ Admitted with tuition funding (01/31/2012)
Bocconi - PhD in Statistics and Applied Mathematics/ Admitted with scholarship(04/04/2012)
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nchen5
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:44 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby nchen5 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:12 am

Undergrad Institution: Top International
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):-
GPA: first class
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 149 (42%) :oops:
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)

Program Applying: Statistics/Financial Math

Research Experience: UROP(undergraduate research opportunity project) at my undergraduate institution
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College Scholarship for excellent academic performance, Mathematical Olympiad top 50 in the country
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Summer internship in the consulting industry



Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard - Statistics Master / Rejected- 24/02/2012
Stanford - Statistics Ph.D. / Rejected- 14/02/2012 Valentine's TT
Berkeley - Statistics Master / Accepted- 16/03/2012
Wharton - Statistics Ph.D / Rejected- 13/02/2012
UCLA - Statistics Ph.D/ Pending
Oxford - Applied Statistics Master /Accepted- 13/01/2012
Princeton ORFE Ph.D. / Rejected - 29/02/2012
Chicago Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted - 28/03/2012
Columbia Financial Engineering Master / Accepted- 28/02/2012
LSE Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted--18/01/2012
NYUMathematics in Finance Master / Pending
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apap
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:22 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby apap » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:08 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Artsy University, Top 40 in math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.4
Math GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: International

GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (94%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)


Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD

Research Experience: Got an independent study fellowship Junior year. Worked on toric variteties and Lie algebras. Wrote a short paper.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded Calc I and II
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm interested in algebraic combinatorics. Took 3 graduate algebra classes.

Applying to:

University of Washington
U Chicago-Illinois
UCSD
Washington U St Louis Accepted Feb 10th w/ 20k fellowship
Carnegie Mellon
U Pitt
Brandeis
CUNY
Northeastern
UKY
Mcgill
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sasha
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:19 am

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby sasha » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign University (Asia, national top 3 )
Major(s): Mathematics, Business Administration
GPA: 3.80 / 4.50
Type of Student: International

Grad Institution: Same university
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.20 / 4.50
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%) :roll:

TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S29/W29)

Program Applying: Applied Math (Numerical PDEs)

Research Experience: two summer research at Humboldt (Berlin), undergraduate research intern at home department, RA for MIS professor, one publication on a priori error estimates (accepted), one on semantic networks in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: International Case Competition (Business), Finalist, scholarship (8 semesters, ugrad)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked part-time as researcher at a social network analysis firm, summer intern at a investment bank (BB).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: German professor who invited me to Berlin seems to be well-known in the research area.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: student societies, took graduate-level courses at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1 semester)

Applying to Where:
Berlin Mathematical School - Mathematics Accepted on Feb 28 via personal contact, Funding is pending but likely to come from my supervisor.
Minnesota - (Applied) Mathematics Pending
NYU - (Applied) Mathematics Pending
Brown - Applied Math Rejected on Feb 5 via E-mail ( notified to check website )
Cornell - Applied Math Rejected on Mar 8 via E-mail
Texas (Austin) - Computational and Applied Mathematics Pending
Maryland - Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation - Request for more information on Feb. 7 (4 short questions)
Purdue - (Applied) Mathematics Pending
UW - Applied Mathematics - Waitlisted on Feb. 14, Accepted to MS
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quinquenion
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:34 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby quinquenion » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:32 am

Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Relevant Majors: Math & chemistry
GPA: 3.99 / 4.00
Graduate Institution: Good British Uni
Areas: Chemical biology & network science
Type of Student: Domestic asian male

GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 800 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)

Program Applying: Applied and Computational Math

Research Experience: 2.5 years molecular neuroscience & 1 year experimental math in undergrad. 2 years of chemical biology/network science in postgrad. Some publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater, Marshall, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Biology & bioengineering TA, chemistry tutor
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My academic background is all over the place in terms of subject matter. I didn't really decide to concentrate on math until after I graduated.

Applying to Where:
Berkeley - accepted 1/24
Chicago - accepted 1/12
Harvard Math - rejected 2/5
Harvard SEAS - rejected 3/21
MIT Math - accepted 2/1 - attending!!
MIT EECS - accepted 2/9
NYU Courant - accepted 2/13
Princeton PACM - accepted 2/14
Stanford iCME - MS-only acceptance 2/27
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Guard_Duck
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:06 pm

Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Guard_Duck » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:19 am

Undergrad Institution: Cornell
Major: Math & Econ
GPA: 2.93 / 4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 700 (97%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (71%)

Program Applying: Statistics

Research Experience: Work experience in R&D for an insurance company, no academic research or publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've been out of college for 7 years doing a variety of statistical research and work and have passed all but 2 actuarial exams in that time. My essay is pretty deep on work experience and some volunteer work that used statistics, so I think, err...hope that could help make up for the weak GPA.

Applying to Where:
Minnesota (Twin Cities) - Rejected
Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - ACCEPTED off wait list, with funding.
Ohio State - Still pending but was told no more funded offers being made.
Boston University - Rejected
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Abo
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby Abo » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:45 am

Undergrad Institution: Yerevan State University, dep. of mathematics
Grad institution: Yerevan State University, dep. of mathematics
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93 %)
V: 138 (08 %)
W: 2.5 (04 %)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)

TOEFL Score: 79

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Applying to Where:
University of Illinois- Mathematics / Wait Listed
Duke University - Mathematics / Rejected
University of Pennsylvania - Mathematics / Pending
University College London - Mathematics / Rejected
Imperial University London - Mathematics / Pending
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby deckoff8 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:22 pm

Undergrad Institution: One of the best public schools the first time, a really good public the second time.
Major: Math
Minor:
GPA: 3.31 in undergrad, 3.85 since coming back to school
Type of Student: Regular domestic asian male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (75%)


Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: None =\
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One dean's list for undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored for a little bit in High School.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nope
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in 07, and worked for myself from 07 until last year, then decided to go back to school. I kinda screwed around my first time in undergrad, hence the low initial gpa, then turned it around a bit the second time around once I got more serious.

Applying to Where:
All in Pure Math
UCLA ---- rejected 2/22
USC ---- ACCEPTED 2/09
University of Minnesota ---- rejected
Columbia ---- rejected 2/01
Northwestern ---- rejected 1/23
NYU----rejected
University of Washington ---- rejected 2/28
University of Illinois Chicago ---- Accepted 2/29
University of Chicago ---- rejected 2/02
University of British Columbia ----rejected
University of Toronto ---- rejected 3/15
Boston University ----rejected
Tufts ----No response?
Northeastern ---- Accepted 3/06 But no funding :(
CUNY ----Waitlisted
McGills ---- Withdrawn 3/15

Yeah it's a bunch of places. I just wanted to make sure get in somewhere, heh.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results

Postby adreyer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:04 pm

Undergrad Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.03, due to working full time & school full time.
Graduate GPA: 3.22 masters GPA, also while working full time.
Type of Student: Domestic Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 760
V: 510
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%) - I ran out of time :?

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: I wrote two papers on black hole mathematics and gave a couple of casual presentations on the matter. No publications. I spent a summer working for a market research firm doing statistical approximations.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutored high school students for the SATs for a little while, worked at the market research firm mentioned above, and have been working as a market risk analyst for the past year and a half since I finished undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have 18 transferable graduate credits and am only applying to Western New York programs because I have an established life in the area (own a house and getting married).

Applying to Where:
University of Rochester - Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending
University at Buffalo - Mathematics Ph.D. / Rejected - 1/30
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