Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:53 pm

I just got an offer from Ohio State. This is a bit surprising since my OSU application is incomplete. Does anyone else got an interview request from CMU ?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby kieroda » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:08 pm

heshan666 wrote:Got admission to Clemson; but no word on funding. Has anyone else received admission to their program?. Anyway I'm pretty happy because this is my third acceptance. So far they've all been acceptances :D Three more to go!! :P


I was admitted via phone a week or two ago, then officially yesterday. On the phone they indicated that I would get funding through a teaching assistantship some semesters, and the number theory RTG others. No official offer though. For what it's worth, I seriously doubt they would admit you without funding :)

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby qqq15 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:48 pm

Anyone heard back from UWashington for the pure math program?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:56 pm

I got updates on the application process after meeting with the DGS:

1. This was considered the strongest applicant pool they've ever seen so don't feel bad if you were rejected. JHU told me the same thing
2. They didn't see the need for any MS students due to the strong PhD pool.
3. GPA, MGRE and Verbal portion of general GRE were considered very important. I was pretty surprised about the Verbal portion being a factor but Mathematicians need to read and write advanced mathematical literature with ease.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby ROCKLEO » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:26 pm

I just received an email from UPenn saying that I was on the waiting list

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby okmokm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:40 pm

iamgoudan wrote:Hi, I notice you've already received the offer from Boston College, congrats! It seems I should inquire them about my status at this point...could you tell me please who sent you the offer?

I got an email from Dawei Chen, the assistant chair of their graduate program

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby iamgoudan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:00 pm

okmokm wrote:
iamgoudan wrote:Hi, I notice you've already received the offer from Boston College, congrats! It seems I should inquire them about my status at this point...could you tell me please who sent you the offer?

I got an email from Dawei Chen, the assistant chair of their graduate program


Thanks !

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby home1915 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:59 pm

djysyed wrote:I got updates on the application process after meeting with the DGS:

1. This was considered the strongest applicant pool they've ever seen so don't feel bad if you were rejected. JHU told me the same thing
2. They didn't see the need for any MS students due to the strong PhD pool.
3. GPA, MGRE and Verbal portion of general GRE were considered very important. I was pretty surprised about the Verbal portion being a factor but Mathematicians need to read and write advanced mathematical literature with ease.

Thanks a lot for your updates.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby 6sand7s » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:40 am

megansoros wrote:Has anyone received their decision from Rice?


I received a waitlist Friday (2/23) evening. Probably safe to assume all their offers are out.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:31 am

qqq15 wrote:Anyone heard back from UWashington for the pure math program?


I suppose they don't make offers until late Feb or March. This is my last how of getting an offer from one of my top choice schools in the first round.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Musicbears » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 am

no wrote:does anyone know about umaryland (pure)?


I just declined their offer. Good luck!

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Jayden » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:43 am

Got rejected of UCSD at mignight! 2nd rejects today. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby phucnguyen » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:55 am

Anyone heard anything from UGA regarding decision or invitation to visit the school? They have posted the info about graduate school visit day (http://www.math.uga.edu/graduate-visitation-day-2018).

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Musicbears » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:17 am

Currently on the Berkley waiting list. If any of you got accepted and find a better fit somewhere else, please decline. Berkely is my top school and I have never been so anxious

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby comeback » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:53 pm

yon3da wrote:
pamkoo wrote:
texasmath wrote:
I emailed Cornell yesterday. They responded that there is a "very long waitlist". I got no information other than that. Still waiting to hear back from Northwestern as well.


Should I assume that I’m on the waitlist of Cornell since there’re already plenty rejections out? Did they tell you that you’re on the waitlist? Not sure if I should email to ask about my status.


I'm in the same boat. Has anyone reached out to the grad chair? And/or has anyone been officially waitlisted?


I E-mailed and they replied that the waitlist is very long. So I think your assumption holds.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:00 pm

Has anyone heard back from the pure math program of U Washington ?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Rise » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:02 pm

nothing wrote:Has anyone heard back from the pure math program of U Washington ?


I've applied to it but not heard back. I'd be surprised if I wasn't one of their top candidates, and also kind of sad because it's one of my top choices.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:00 am

Rise wrote:
nothing wrote:Has anyone heard back from the pure math program of U Washington ?


I've applied to it but not heard back. I'd be surprised if I wasn't one of their top candidates, and also kind of sad because it's one of my top choices.

It is also one of my top choice. I really want to work with a Prof there :D

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Rise » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 am

nothing wrote:
Rise wrote:
nothing wrote:Has anyone heard back from the pure math program of U Washington ?


I've applied to it but not heard back. I'd be surprised if I wasn't one of their top candidates, and also kind of sad because it's one of my top choices.

It is also one of my top choice. I really want to work with a Prof there :D


Good luck to us both then :) I’m interested mostly for the city of Seattle. It’s a great tech hub and I’d love to be able to work for Amazon/Microsoft

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby under_my_wng_yngGxy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:17 pm

djysyed wrote:I got updates on the application process after meeting with the DGS:

1. This was considered the strongest applicant pool they've ever seen so don't feel bad if you were rejected. JHU told me the same thing
2. They didn't see the need for any MS students due to the strong PhD pool.
3. GPA, MGRE and Verbal portion of general GRE were considered very important. I was pretty surprised about the Verbal portion being a factor but Mathematicians need to read and write advanced mathematical literature with ease.


Are you referring to UIC?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:14 pm

under_my_wng_yngGxy wrote:
Are you referring to UIC?


Yes. I'm not entirely sure how other universities decided upon applicants.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby mishania1996 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:01 am

If you got a scholarship for Master's at Bonn University, but don't wanna go there, please let them(and myself maybe too) know.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby thecaffeinemachine » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 am

Emailed the UMichigan Grad Office and they said that no decision has been made yet. I hope this is a good sign.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby ROCKLEO » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:47 pm

Admitted to Texas A&M (2/26) Pure Math PhD

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:17 pm

Just got waitlisted by Gatech.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Probably » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Just got accepted to UBC Pure Math PhD!

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby navies » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:41 pm

Probably wrote:Just got accepted to UBC Pure Math PhD!


Congratulations! Did you receive an email or did you check online?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Probably » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:54 pm

navies wrote:
Probably wrote:Just got accepted to UBC Pure Math PhD!


Congratulations! Did you receive an email or did you check online?


Thanks! I got an email.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby kieroda » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm

Probably wrote:Just got accepted to UBC Pure Math PhD!


What is the stipend at UBC if you don’t mind saying?

Edit: Also congratulations!

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby regularitylemma » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:43 pm

UCSD seem to be releasing a large batch of decisions. It includes waitlists so I assume they're going to be releasing decisions for everyone in this round? I was curious if anyone else is still waiting to hear back.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby password » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:12 pm

regularitylemma wrote:UCSD seem to be releasing a large batch of decisions. It includes waitlists so I assume they're going to be releasing decisions for everyone in this round? I was curious if anyone else is still waiting to hear back.


I'm also riveted to gradcafe, watching the UCSD posts roll in, wondering when my decision is going to come. Wouldn't be so sure that waitlists and rejections imply that they're going to release decisions for everyone in this round, seems not to work that way for other schools. But hopefully..

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby mathers101 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm

To those admitted to UCSD: has anybody emailed to ask if they'll fund department visits? I figured I should check here before emailing them myself

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby pyxis » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:55 pm

Has anyone heard back from UC Davis or UC Santa Cruz for pure math?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby coHomerLogist » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:38 am

pyxis wrote:Has anyone heard back from UC Davis or UC Santa Cruz for pure math?

There's a couple of posts on gradcafe with acceptances. I haven't heard back myself.

Personally feeling a bit depressed about all of this, I've heard back from 3/8 schools and had 2 rejections/1 unfunded admission. I guess that's to be expected: I didn't have time to prepare for MGRE and did poorly. Getting to the point where I'm just preparing to apply again in 2019 and hope I can find a programming job for a year.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby zzhang222 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 am

mathers101 wrote:To those admitted to UCSD: has anybody emailed to ask if they'll fund department visits? I figured I should check here before emailing them myself


They provide hotel accommodation as well as reimburse most part of the travel ticket :D.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Rise » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:17 pm

When is visitor’s day for UCLA and UMich? I imagine waitlists for those schools are not going to be shortened until people start declining offers, which typically is after visitor’s day.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Musicbears » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:49 pm

Rise wrote:When is visitor’s day for UCLA and UMich? I imagine waitlists for those schools are not going to be shortened until people start declining offers, which typically is after visitor’s day.


I'm going to the ucla tour the 13-16 of March

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:27 pm

Waitlisted at UIUC!!! They're asking people to withdraw by the 16th if they don't plan on going.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby kieroda » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:54 pm

djysyed wrote:Waitlisted at UIUC!!! They're asking people to withdraw by the 16th if they don't plan on going.


I was waitlisted as well. It doesn't look as if there is a good chance to be admitted however:

If acceptances come in as expected, then we will make no further offers.


At least they are clear about the situation.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby FreddieBiddleBooty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:55 pm

djysyed wrote:Waitlisted at UIUC!!! They're asking people to withdraw by the 16th if they don't plan on going.


I was waitlisted too! Seems it's a long shot... but will wait nonetheless.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Rise » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:00 pm

I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby FreddieBiddleBooty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm

Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.


Thank you for being on top of that (and thanks to the other applicants who are on top of their withdraws!).

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby regularitylemma » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.

Do you think the standard 20k deal is not a comfortable stipend for the location? I'm an international, so I don't have a very good intuition about the numbers.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby FreddieBiddleBooty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:15 pm

regularitylemma wrote:
Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.

Do you think the standard 20k deal is not a comfortable stipend for the location? I'm an international, so I don't have a very good intuition about the numbers.


If it's 20k for 9 months and summer support on top of that, that's not bad at all (given that you don't have a family to feed). If it's 20k for the year with maybe no summer support, then it's stretching it a little, but more than manageable. This is just my opinion based on my lifestyle. I don't go out that often but spend more money than others on certain things.

Right now at my masters program I get roughly 17k for 9 months and like 2-3k for summers, and I live pretty comfortably for the most part. And I'm in a rental house for $1200/month rent (split with my wife makes $600/month) with a dog.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Rise » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:21 pm

FreddieBiddleBooty wrote:
Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.


Thank you for being on top of that (and thanks to the other applicants who are on top of their withdraws!).


No problem! As soon as I am done negotiating with them, I will know my decision and make it as soon as possible, so people on the waitlist can have closure more quickly. Everyone who's been sweating with me in this thread is a classmate of mine :)

regularitylemma wrote:
Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.

Do you think the standard 20k deal is not a comfortable stipend for the location? I'm an international, so I don't have a very good intuition about the numbers.


I do think it is comfortable given the lower cost of living in the Midwest, but at the moment I have more competitive offers. For UIUC to be more appealing, I would have to ask for a raise from them.

I hope I am not coming off as greedy. I am doing this because I respect UIUC and all of its faculty, and I would like to go there. Instead of outright rejecting them, I'd like to give UIUC a chance to match my other offers.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby regularitylemma » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:25 pm

FreddieBiddleBooty wrote:
regularitylemma wrote:
Rise wrote:I plan to reject UIUC unless they raise my stipend. I will begin negotiations with them about this at visitor’s day.

Do you think the standard 20k deal is not a comfortable stipend for the location? I'm an international, so I don't have a very good intuition about the numbers.


If it's 20k for 9 months and summer support on top of that, that's not bad at all (given that you don't have a family to feed). If it's 20k for the year with maybe no summer support, then it's stretching it a little, but more than manageable. This is just my opinion based on my lifestyle. I don't go out that often but spend more money than others on certain things.

Right now at my masters program I get roughly 17k for 9 months and like 2-3k for summers, and I live pretty comfortably for the most part. And I'm in a rental house for $1200/month rent (split with my wife makes $600/month) with a dog.


The UIUC TA offer is 20k for the 9 months, then guaranteed (at least) 2k the first summer, and expected-but-not-guaranteed additional support for subsequent summer. I currently live in the UK on the equivalent of 15k a year, which comfortably covers 6 months of rent+expenses and 2-3 long distance flights, so the 20k figure seemed more or less okay to me assuming vaguely similar costs.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby regularitylemma » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:44 pm

Rise wrote:I do think it is comfortable given the lower cost of living in the Midwest, but at the moment I have more competitive offers. For UIUC to be more appealing, I would have to ask for a raise from them.

I hope I am not coming off as greedy. I am doing this because I respect UIUC and all of its faculty, and I would like to go there. Instead of outright rejecting them, I'd like to give UIUC a chance to match my other offers.

Nah that's fair enough on your part, but I would be a bit surprised if they do choose to negotiate. The only way I can think of for them to give you a better stipend (without it coming across as a bit dodgy) would be to put you on some sort of fellowship.

And regarding the withdrawals, how quickly a few individuals do it may unfortunately have little effect. I expect that universities have a lot of data about retention rates, and seeing that the standard offers do not vary, these measures should be fairly robust. This would make me think that in general, getting accepted from a waitlist is just frustratingly difficult. :/

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby under_my_wng_yngGxy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:49 pm

coHomerLogist wrote:
pyxis wrote:Has anyone heard back from UC Davis or UC Santa Cruz for pure math?

There's a couple of posts on gradcafe with acceptances. I haven't heard back myself.

Personally feeling a bit depressed about all of this, I've heard back from 3/8 schools and had 2 rejections/1 unfunded admission. I guess that's to be expected: I didn't have time to prepare for MGRE and did poorly. Getting to the point where I'm just preparing to apply again in 2019 and hope I can find a programming job for a year.


I am also anxiously waiting to hear something from those schools, particularly UCSC since I think Davis is a reach for me.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby arguary » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:09 pm

Does anyone know if UT Austin is having a visit day/open house for admitted students?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby hooruru1995 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:15 pm

The director of Graduate Studies from UIUC sent me an email notifying I am on the waitlist today. They ask me, if I am still interested, to send my response with area of ok nterests and/or a professor who I want to work with. To be honest, I do not have any specific area of interests. Because of my lack of exposure to any research experience. What would be the best response I can make with this?

Also, I got an email from IU Bloomington last week that I am on the list for considerations and they ask me if I am still interested. They said they will have more info about my offer this week. Is it safe to think I am (un)officially accpeted to here?




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