Fall 2012 Decisions

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YNWA2406
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Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby YNWA2406 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:21 pm

Hey all I thought I'd set up a quick and easy way for people to tell where they actually decide to go when they decide. Basically like GradCafe and the Admissions topic, but only for where people have officially chosen to go. Now I haven't yet chosen where to go but I'm sure there are people out there who have or are on the verge of deciding and I thought this would be a good thing to consolidate everyone's final choices.

dasgut
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby dasgut » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:50 pm

I think this thread's a great idea! :)

dragoonlp
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby dragoonlp » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:08 am

Yea, ill post here after I made my decision!

mrcrzister
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby mrcrzister » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:47 am

This is still early for decisions I think but this thread is a good start!

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby bemonocled » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:54 am

I have basically decided to go to UCLA at this point. I visited last Friday and had an awesome time and was amazed to not find a single unhappy grad student (though maybe only the happy ones come to the visiting day!). And the professors all seemed very enthusiastic. I'm too nervous to take the final plunge and sign the dotted line just yet, though. Maybe an Escape from LA scenario will play out next week and the entire city will be destroyed. Probably. Definitely.

mreek
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby mreek » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:03 pm

I've officially accepted Rice's offer. :)

bemonocled
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby bemonocled » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:15 pm

I took a deep breath and went ahead and accepted the offer from UCLA. Now with spring break next week it is time for maximum relaxation! Good luck to everyone still figuring out where to go!

Txe
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby Txe » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:22 pm

I have also decided to accept UCLA's offer. I visited last friday also and that pretty much sealed the deal for me.

sywisy
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby sywisy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:55 pm

+1 on UCLA. It's almost unfair, them flying us out to a sunny wonderland in the middle of winter.

mrcrzister
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby mrcrzister » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:17 am

I've officially accepted Cornell offer.

Muzikus
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby Muzikus » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:52 am

Accepted Vanderbilt offer.

quinquenion
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby quinquenion » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:30 pm

Accepted an offer at MIT. In the process of calling/emailing/writing all the other schools.

YNWA2406
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby YNWA2406 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:35 pm

Accepted Maryland AMSC offer.

wine in coffee cups
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby wine in coffee cups » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:42 pm

Accepted Univ of Washington offer (statistics).

mathgirl28
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby mathgirl28 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:25 am

Just accepted Berkeley's offer :-)

dragoonlp
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby dragoonlp » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:59 am

Accepted CMU's offer. Their fellowship is very good!

macha052
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby macha052 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:08 am

dragoonlp just curious what program at CMU?

I am still waiting to hear from them.

metalshredder
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby metalshredder » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:18 pm

I'll be at University of Colorado Boulder for their applied math PhD program.

goombayao
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby goombayao » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:50 am

Accepted ICES @ UT Austin.

vonLipwig
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby vonLipwig » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:04 am

Accepted offer from Stanford. (PhD in pure maths)

arsenalmath
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby arsenalmath » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:49 pm

Accepted Rice CAAM offer.

ANDS
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby ANDS » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:17 pm

Emory University, BioStats.

kingcrimson
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby kingcrimson » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:35 am

Accepted Binghamton offer.

castlevania87
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby castlevania87 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:41 pm

accepted the offer from NYU-Courant

sywisy
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby sywisy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:20 pm

castlevania87 wrote:accepted the offer from NYU-Courant


Good choice!

castlevania87
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby castlevania87 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:21 am

sywisy wrote:
castlevania87 wrote:accepted the offer from NYU-Courant


Good choice!


haha, I just turned down offers from uw and umich. How about you ?

sywisy
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby sywisy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:17 am

castlevania87 wrote:
sywisy wrote:
castlevania87 wrote:accepted the offer from NYU-Courant


Good choice!


haha, I just turned down offers from uw and umich. How about you ?


What do you think?

Hint: Look up :roll:

betafj
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

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andeek
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby andeek » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Accepted offer from Iowa State University (Statistics PhD) :D

bawaji
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby bawaji » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Anybody else going to UT Austin?

kuz
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby kuz » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:09 pm

Accepted offer from Princeton.

deckoff8
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby deckoff8 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 pm

USC pure math for me

DanielMcLaury
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby DanielMcLaury » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:01 am

The short answer: UIC.

The long one: My decision came down to Purdue versus UGA by April, but then I received a last-minute offer from UIC. Spent some time evaluating and ultimately accepted the UIC offer on 4/11 and declined UGA and Purdue. Purdue responded by offering a one-year fellowship on 4/12 and then a two-year fellowship on 4/13; $20k/year each.

While attempting to process this on 4/13, the tornado sirens go off, the math building loses power, and we all walk down twelve flights of stairs to the basement in the dark. (Fortunately, our math building was built as a fallout shelter.) It ripped up Main Street pretty bad; we even made the Weather Channel!

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At this point in the story, there are more tornadoes to come for the rest of the weekend, including those that would ultimately demolish Woodward, OK and Wichita, KS. Evacuate to Dallas; just end up telling Purdue to pass the fellowship on to someone else.

I'm still pretty happy about going to UIC -- their program is a bit closer to my research interests, which is why I picked it in the first place, and I've got a lot of friends in Chicago who I'd already told I was coming. But maybe I can serve as an instructive example to next year's crop that you should always free up the days around 4/15 in case something comes up.

jaywalker
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Re: Fall 2012 Decisions

Postby jaywalker » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:46 am

I'm most likely going to GW...anyone else plan on going there?




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