Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

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dasgut
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Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:00 pm

Hey so it seems like Northwestern, MIT, Princeton, and UChicago have started posting admits. This thread is to post any decision (admission or rejection) you get. Here's the template they use on the econ phd forum over at TestMagic.

Institution:
Program:
Decision:
Funding:
Notification date:
Notified through:
Posted on GC:
Comments:


Ex:

Institution: University of Southeren California
Program: Phd Economics
Decision: Rejection
Funding:
Notification date: 14 Dec 2010
Notified through: letter via post
Posted on GC: No
Comments: Yikes!! and this was my safety!! not worrid though..20 more to go
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owlpride
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby owlpride » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:27 pm

What does this thread contribute beyond the 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results thread?

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm

It allows us to see the admissions decisions as they occur and get more detail than gradcafe. It also adds some credibility to the decisions announcement as we can verify that the receiver is a part of our forum community.

ANDS
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby ANDS » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:53 pm

What he is asking is, what purpose does this thread serve that this thread does not?

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:56 pm

Totally fair question.

That thread is great at displaying the end summary results for any user. However, it doesn't tell us which results are coming in and when ( I.e. is Princeton sending rejections today?) or what type of applicant received what type of decision when. True, grad cafe displays much of this same data as it becomes available. However, few users post much beyond the very very basics and there are always questions regarding the authenticity of posts. This allows us to quickly connect decisions to types of applicants as those decisions are released. Otherwise, we'd have to scan the entire decisions thread each time a school starts sending stuff to see if anybody here got anything.

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:06 pm

dasgut wrote:Otherwise, we'd have to scan the entire decisions thread each time a school starts sending stuff to see if anybody here got anything.


What I've been doing is just using the browser find function on the current date (e.g. "Jan 18"). Makes it pretty quick and painless to find the edits.

twopi
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby twopi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:16 pm

I still think this is a good idea.
Some people may not have bothered to fill out the profile thread or may not return to update it or update the decision without the date... This gives an immediate view of which schools have just sent out acceptances or rejections and confirms what we see on gradcafe.

owlpride
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby owlpride » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:24 am

I just don't see a point in making either of these two threads sticky. Nobody will care about these threads after the current admission cycle, and they'll stay close to the top anyway as long as people are obsessing about decisions. The Profile and Decision threads summarize most everything that future applicants will care about in a much more compact format.

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:45 am

True, but they can be de-stickied after the current admissions cycle.

echo
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby echo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:57 am

I don't see why you can't use gradcafe to get up to the minute updates. Acceptances/rejections usually come in clumps so it's pretty easy to tell if they're genuine or not.
The profiles thread gives exactly the kind of detailed statistics that you want, but they are only really good for future years at this point anyway. Almost all of the really competitive applications have been filed already, so there's not really too much you can change about your application except expressing interest between the first and second rounds of admission offers. Hence having more statistics really isn't going to do much of anything except make you sweat more.

kiurys
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby kiurys » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:49 am

I just don't understand the heat you all are giving this guy for this thread. I think it's perfectly fine. In here you can post your decision as well as give extra info like the OP did by saying he got rejected by his safety etc. It's better than putting an accepted/rejected with a date in the profile thread. It's a way to vent the anxiety.

My 2 cents.

arsenalmath
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby arsenalmath » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:38 pm

I'm in favor of this thread. It helps people see in more detail. If you feel that it isn't necessary, then you don't have to spend time reading it, I guess. I'm just looking for all the information I can get from others going through the same process.

Just my opinion

mhancock743
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby mhancock743 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:23 pm

just received my first acceptance today from michigan tech. feels good :)

goombayao
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby goombayao » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:13 pm

mhancock743 wrote:just received my first acceptance today from michigan tech. feels good :)


Congrats!

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:36 pm

goombayao wrote:
mhancock743 wrote:just received my first acceptance today from michigan tech. feels good :)


Congrats!


Kick ass! Think you'll take it?

Wanna put up the statistics and format we have going at the top of the thread? :D

mhancock743
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby mhancock743 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:42 am

Thanks guys. I don't know if I'll take it, dasgut - I'll have to wait to see what other offers I receive ( if any :lol: ).
The acceptance takes a big weight off though. That nagging subconscious stream of "what if no place accepts me?" can finally be shut out. Now, the cool part is coming to terms with the realization that I AM going back in the fall to study towards a PhD and its only a matter of which school.

Institution: MI Tech
Program: Mathematical Sciences
Decision: Accepted
Funding: ~11k, raises after passing qualifying exam
Notification date: 1/19/2012
Notified through: snail mail
Posted on GF: no

kuz
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby kuz » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 am

Institution: Princeton University
Program: PhD in mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: $23,650 for first year, $24,610-$26,040 for later years but with TAing
Notification date: January 17th 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Woo! Pretty damn excited. I really wasn't sure I would get in - I have good grades and decent research experience, but my GRE score (770/77%) was a bit low for a top tier uni. On the other hand, it definitely helped that I knew a pretty high up professor at Princeton (I helped him typing up some slides for a few talks that he gave, and discussed my research with him a little bit), as I think he put a word in for me to the adcomm.

If I get an offer from Stanford (fingers crossed) then I'd probably take that over Princeton. But even if I don't, I'd be extremely happy.

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby bemonocled » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:46 pm

What is 'posted on GF'?

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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby Ell » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:10 pm

bemonocled wrote:What is 'posted on GF'?


Thegradcafe website:

http://thegradcafe.com/survey/post.php

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby bemonocled » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:39 pm

Ah ok, I figured, but I couldn't figure out how the "F" fit into that

Ell
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby Ell » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:53 pm

bemonocled wrote:Ah ok, I figured, but I couldn't figure out how the "F" fit into that


Well, me neither, but I think that the "F" is meant for the one in "cafe". A "C" would make a lot more sense, yet "GF" might look better than "GC", but that's arguable.

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Program: Applied Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: Jan 24, 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments:

kiurys
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby kiurys » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:44 pm

Institution: University of Missouri - Columbia
Program: Pure Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes (will explain more in Comments section)
Notification date: Feb 1st, 2012
Notified through: phone
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: The admission committee nominated me for a Fellowship which would exempt me from teaching duties in my 1st, 2nd, and 5th year (only having to teach on 3rd and 4th year). If I dont get a Fellowship then I have a TA for 5 years. Missouri-Columbia is one of my top choices so VERY HAPPY to have been accepted.

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Program: Applied Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: Feb 1, 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments:

betafj
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby betafj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:10 am

Institution: Columbia
Program: Mathematics
Funding: Yes

Posted on GF: Yes
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YNWA2406
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby YNWA2406 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:00 pm

Institution: N.C. State
Program: Math
Decision: Accepted
Funding: TAship $16,000 plus $4,000 for summers
Notification date: 2/2/12
Notified through: Phone
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Not my number one choice, hoping to be in D.C. area, but feels great :mrgreen:

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby bemonocled » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:36 am

Institution: UCLA
Program: Math PhD
Decision: Accepted
Funding: $24k+ per year, plus $4k for summers
Notification date: 2/3/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Unofficial letter. It mentioned the fields of interest specified in the application (operator algebras and mathematical physics). Open house on March 9 and March 19.

Institution: Northwestern
Program: Math PhD
Decision: Wait Listed
Funding: N/A
Notification date: 2/3/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Said that they will probably send out more decisions around February 15, March 15, and early April.

castlevania87
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby castlevania87 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:26 pm

Institution: University of Washington - Seattle
Program: PhD in Applied Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Fully Funded
Notification date: 02/03/2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: yes
Comments: descent school, great program, nice location, close to home, it maybe my 2nd choice.
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quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Institution: Harvard University
Program: Pure Mathematics
Decision: Rejected
Funding: N/A
Notification date: Feb 6, 2012 (letter dated Feb 1)
Notified through: Postal mail
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Expected since I'm very much an applied mathematician---also applied to SEAS, which I haven't heard back from yet. Submitted an application to pure math on a whim because they have a really good biomathematician there.

mathgirl28
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby mathgirl28 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:02 pm

Institution: UC Berkeley
Program: Statistics Ph.D.
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Dont know yet
Notification date: 2/6/11
Notified through: Email to Check Webite
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: My first choice. Super excited!!!

sparkplug
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby sparkplug » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:48 pm

mathgirl28 wrote:Institution: UC Berkeley
Program: Statistics Ph.D.
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Dont know yet
Notification date: 2/6/11
Notified through: Email to Check Webite
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: My first choice. Super excited!!!



Congrats on UC Berkeley! I went there for undergrad, it's a phenomenal school. I'd be happy to recommend some nice food options/things to check out if you ever go for open house. :]

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby bemonocled » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:45 pm

Institution: Duke
Program: Pure math PhD
Decision: Accepted
Funding: 5 years of funding but no details beyond that
Notification date: 2/6/12
Notified through: Email to check website
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: I'll make sure to have login information on hand now - I was at work and Duke's system is one of the ones that give you a random string of letters and numbers as your login ID, so I ran home to grab that since I'm really impatient :P

mathgirl28
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby mathgirl28 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:38 pm

sparkplug wrote:
mathgirl28 wrote:Institution: UC Berkeley
Program: Statistics Ph.D.
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Dont know yet
Notification date: 2/6/11
Notified through: Email to Check Webite
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: My first choice. Super excited!!!



Congrats on UC Berkeley! I went there for undergrad, it's a phenomenal school. I'd be happy to recommend some nice food options/things to check out if you ever go for open house. :]


Thanks so much. I have never been out to the other coast before so i am excited to visit and see what it is like. I will definitely contact you before i go out there to figure out what all i should see.

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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:14 pm

Institution: Yale University
Program: Statistics, PhD
Decision: Waitlist
Funding:
Notification date: 2/7/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments:

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby bemonocled » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Institution: Chicago
Program: Pure math PhD
Decision: Rejected
Notification date: 2/7/12
Notified through: Mail
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: No big surprise here

cabriner
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby cabriner » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Institution: Emory University
Program: Ph.D. Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: "at least" $19,000/9mo
Notification date: 2/7
Notified through: e-mail
Posted on GF: (not sure what this means)
Comments: After my math subject GRE turned out significantly worse than expected, I wasn't sure I'd get in anywhere. So, yay, I guess? I'm thinking probably Physics grad school, and I've already gotten into a few of those as well.

arsenalmath
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby arsenalmath » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:16 pm

Institution: Texas Tech
Program: Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: $15,700 Teaching Assistantship
Notification date: 2/8/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GC: Yes
Comments: First admit!

mhancock743
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby mhancock743 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:01 pm

Institution: Florida State
Program: Applied Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: ~$16k Teaching Assistantship
Notification date: 2/9/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GC: Yes
Comments: I received an unofficial e-mail sunday (2/5) telling me I was accepted, and official financial aid offers would begin later in the week but to reply as to whether I was still interested.

deckoff8
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby deckoff8 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:36 pm

Institution: USC
Program: Pure Math
Decision: Accepted
Funding: $20k Teaching Assistantship +3k if I take summer class
Notification date: 2/9/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GC: No
Comments: FIRST ACCEPTANCE SHIP IT

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:19 pm

Institution: NYU Courant
Program: Applied Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: Feb 13, 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: I spent by far the most time on this application due to the optional video submission.

cabriner
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby cabriner » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:29 pm

Institution: SUNY Stony Brook
Program: Pure Math
Decision: Accepted (!?!)
Funding: $24,000/year (TA) + nominated for fellowship
Notification date: Postmarked 2/9
Notified through: mail
Posted on GF: No.
Comments: Surprised! I had pretty much given up on all of the math grad schools I applied to (except my safety) when I got my math GRE results (600, 37%) after I had already sent them out everywhere.

wine in coffee cups
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby wine in coffee cups » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:08 pm

cabriner wrote:Institution: SUNY Stony Brook
Program: Pure Math
Decision: Accepted (!?!)
Funding: $24,000/year (TA) + nominated for fellowship
Notification date: Postmarked 2/9
Notified through: mail
Posted on GF: No.
Comments: Surprised! I had pretty much given up on all of the math grad schools I applied to (except my safety) when I got my math GRE results (600, 37%) after I had already sent them out everywhere.

$24K and that doesn't include the fellowship? That's some nice funding.

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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby kuz » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:45 am

Institution: Stanford University
Program: PhD in mathematics
Decision: Waitlisted
Notification date: February 13th 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: I've already been accepted by Princeton, but would probably rather go to Stanford. So I'll keep waiting until early April before I accept any offer.

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby quinquenion » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:51 pm

Institution: Princeton
Program: Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: Feb 14, 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments:

kate25
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby kate25 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:23 pm

Institution: Stanford
Program: Statistics PhD
Decision: Accepted
Funding: Yes
Notification date: 2/13/2012
Notified though: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: It's my first choice program!

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby dasgut » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:56 pm

Institution: Stanford
Program: Statistics (PhD)
Decision: Rejected
Funding: -1*Application Fee
Notification date: 2/14/12
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF:
Comments: Granted tenure track position in the Dept. of FML.

betafj
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby betafj » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:46 pm

Institution: Stanford University
Program: PhD in mathematics
Decision: Waitlisted
Notification date: February 13th 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: No
Comments: I have some pretty good offers, but Stanford is my top choice.

path
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby path » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:21 pm

Institution: Brown
Program: Mathematics (PhD)
Decision: Rejected
Funding: Yea right!
Notification date: 2/15/2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: No
Comments: They said I was ranked top 70...obviously not good enough :/ Somewhat disappointed, but I knew it was a long shot for me.

castlevania87
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby castlevania87 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:06 am

Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Program: PhD in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM)
Decision: Accepted
Notification date: February 15th 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: Yes
Comments: Graduate Instructorship + Fellowship for the first 3 years, RA + Fellowship for the last 2 years.

sywisy
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Re: Fall 2012 Admissions and Rejections

Postby sywisy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:19 am

Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Program: PhD in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM)
Decision: Accepted
Notification date: February 15th 2012
Notified through: Email
Posted on GF: No
Comments: 25k stipend




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