kuz wrote:That sounds very likely. At the Ivies, most people have a ton of pure maths experience.
I don't think the international bit is so relevant; 6 out of the 10 in my year at Princeton are international, and more than half of the people offered this year were international students.
Aye. I think the biggest strike against me is the relative lack of pure maths experience compared to other applicants. This is true even for applied mathematics programs (the pure math does help a lot in applied math research).
Maybe I am just unlucky that the schools I applied to take in almost all Americans this year. E.g. I heard Duke invited 16 Americans to their open house, and Dartmouth had just 1 international student.