I'm a math major, and I did not do so well on the Math subject GRE. I'm applying to stats programs so it isn't a total wash, but it might be good to know, if anyone has some insight, which schools stand out as not emphasizing the GRE subject test and which do. I know that Stanford seems to (boasting an average 83%ile on the subject test), but are there other places I should avoid? Do most stats programs view the Math subject test as a nice bonus, but generally tangential to a solid application?
If it helps, my main interest is in nonparametric and semi-parametric Bayesian data analysis and statistical learning. I'm also interested in non-parametric modelling of point processes and applications of this to computational neuroscience.
Here is a list of schools I'm interested in for statistics:
CMU Statistics/machine learning (where I really want to go, but likely have no chance- will apply either way)
U Michigan Ann arbor
The MAJORITY of schools do not care about the Math GRE; the calculus is obviously crucial, but about the only non-calculus parts of the other half they'd be interested in are the analysis and prob. questions - which there aren't many of. So it's unsurprising that many schools don't particularly care that you know your Algebra or basic Topology. All the schools you listed do not have a requirement for the Subject GRE. I'd ask each of the Grad advisers what they would consider a score worth including.