2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: (Big?) State Institution
Major(s): (Pure) Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Overall: 3.58, Major: 3.41
Type of Student: Domestic Male, Half White/Half Asian
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
TOEFL Score: Not Applicable (if applicable)
Program Applying: Mostly Applied Math. A couple Math/Computational Sciences Programs.
Research Experience: Did UCLA RIPS summer program, worked with Aerospace Corporation designing algorithms for level set methods. 2+ years working in an Ecology lab, doing computational modeling related to theoretical spatial ecology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Regent Scholarship in Science, Chancellor's Research Fellowship, various smaller awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked in campus tutoring center for a short time.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took graduate Dynamical Systems, Taking graduate Real Analysis sequence.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Withdrew from a quarter of school; C in PDEs; F in Algebra;
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Northwestern  Applied Math / Admitted  Visited and the department is such a great fit for me, will most likely attend; $2300 month fellowship + 5k scholarship
Cornell  Applied Math / Rejected
Brown  Applied Math / Rejected
University of Washington  Applied Math /Rejected for PhD, Offered Masters
UCLA  (Applied) Math / Rejected
Notre Dame  Applied Math / Admitted  $20,500 fellowship + 4k summer support
Georgia Tech  Computational Sciences / Rejected
UCI  Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology / Waitlisted
UCR  Math / Admitted  $27,000 in Fellowship/TAship 1st and 2nd year, 17.6k TAship after
UCM  Applied Math / Admitted  17.5 k TAship
Major(s): (Pure) Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Overall: 3.58, Major: 3.41
Type of Student: Domestic Male, Half White/Half Asian
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
TOEFL Score: Not Applicable (if applicable)
Program Applying: Mostly Applied Math. A couple Math/Computational Sciences Programs.
Research Experience: Did UCLA RIPS summer program, worked with Aerospace Corporation designing algorithms for level set methods. 2+ years working in an Ecology lab, doing computational modeling related to theoretical spatial ecology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Regent Scholarship in Science, Chancellor's Research Fellowship, various smaller awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked in campus tutoring center for a short time.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took graduate Dynamical Systems, Taking graduate Real Analysis sequence.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Withdrew from a quarter of school; C in PDEs; F in Algebra;
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Northwestern  Applied Math / Admitted  Visited and the department is such a great fit for me, will most likely attend; $2300 month fellowship + 5k scholarship
Cornell  Applied Math / Rejected
Brown  Applied Math / Rejected
University of Washington  Applied Math /Rejected for PhD, Offered Masters
UCLA  (Applied) Math / Rejected
Notre Dame  Applied Math / Admitted  $20,500 fellowship + 4k summer support
Georgia Tech  Computational Sciences / Rejected
UCI  Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology / Waitlisted
UCR  Math / Admitted  $27,000 in Fellowship/TAship 1st and 2nd year, 17.6k TAship after
UCM  Applied Math / Admitted  17.5 k TAship
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: ~3.8
Type of Student: Domestic, White Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Oct '13: 870 (87%)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Applying to Where:
Stanford  WAITLISTED > ADMITTED > ATTENDING!!!
UC Berkeley  ADMITTED Declined 4/14
UChicago  ADMITTED Declined 4/10
Princeton  REJECTED
MIT  REJECTED
Columbia  REJECTED
Brown  ADMITTED Declined 4/1
UPenn  ADMITTED Declined 3/18
Michigan  ADMITTED Declined 3/26
Wisconsin  ADMITTED Declined 3/14
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: ~3.8
Type of Student: Domestic, White Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Oct '13: 870 (87%)
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Applying to Where:
Stanford  WAITLISTED > ADMITTED > ATTENDING!!!
UC Berkeley  ADMITTED Declined 4/14
UChicago  ADMITTED Declined 4/10
Princeton  REJECTED
MIT  REJECTED
Columbia  REJECTED
Brown  ADMITTED Declined 4/1
UPenn  ADMITTED Declined 3/18
Michigan  ADMITTED Declined 3/26
Wisconsin  ADMITTED Declined 3/14
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Medium private, weak for pure math but well known for financial stuff
Major(s): Mathematics and English, dual degree
Minor(s): Japanese
GPA: 3.87, 3.98 in major
Type of Student: dwm
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (96%)
V: (96%)
W: (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (54%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Undergrad thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Like a million honors societies, departmental award, honors for thesis work
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 34 years, everything from GED math through diffeq
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Personally close to my letter writers, and they're somewhat known and def. pretty respected as teachers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm a cutie.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Rutgers (likely, at least. Talked to their grad director.)
NYU
Columbia
Stony Brook
CUNY Waitlisted. Hurray.
Think I might have made a mistake aiming this high. Oh well, gotta try at least.
Major(s): Mathematics and English, dual degree
Minor(s): Japanese
GPA: 3.87, 3.98 in major
Type of Student: dwm
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (96%)
V: (96%)
W: (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (54%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Undergrad thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Like a million honors societies, departmental award, honors for thesis work
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 34 years, everything from GED math through diffeq
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Personally close to my letter writers, and they're somewhat known and def. pretty respected as teachers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm a cutie.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Rutgers (likely, at least. Talked to their grad director.)
NYU
Columbia
Stony Brook
CUNY Waitlisted. Hurray.
Think I might have made a mistake aiming this high. Oh well, gotta try at least.
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Large State. Good for math.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.81, 3.82 in major
Type of Student: domestic asian american male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (87%)
V: (96%)
W: (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (68%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Two summer REUs
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships, one wellknown one. Honors list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, graded for calc, real analysis, probability, number theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter I know that is really solid from a very well known professor. Will have three grad classes by graduation. Independent study in Algebraic topics.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Good study abroad math program.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton  Rejected
UCLA  Rejected
Stony Brook  Rejected
University of Texas at Austin  Accepted
Minnesota  Rejected
Michigan  Rejected
University of Chicago  Rejected
Cornell  Rejected
Yale  Rejected
Utah  Accepted
UCSan Diego  Rejected
USC  Accepted
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  Rejected
Iowa State  Accepted
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.81, 3.82 in major
Type of Student: domestic asian american male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (87%)
V: (96%)
W: (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (68%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Two summer REUs
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships, one wellknown one. Honors list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, graded for calc, real analysis, probability, number theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter I know that is really solid from a very well known professor. Will have three grad classes by graduation. Independent study in Algebraic topics.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Good study abroad math program.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton  Rejected
UCLA  Rejected
Stony Brook  Rejected
University of Texas at Austin  Accepted
Minnesota  Rejected
Michigan  Rejected
University of Chicago  Rejected
Cornell  Rejected
Yale  Rejected
Utah  Accepted
UCSan Diego  Rejected
USC  Accepted
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  Rejected
Iowa State  Accepted
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school, decent math program.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: ~ 3.7 overall, >3.95 last two years
Type of Student: Domestic Asian American Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~90%
V: ~50%
W: ~50%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~95%
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: two years of serious research experience. one paper in submission, couple of other projects in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: math department award, summer undergraduate research award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: math tutor for several years, some TA experience in upper level classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: likely very strong recommendations. will have taken ~25 graduate courses by graduation.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where:
MIT  REJECTED
Stanford  REJECTED
Princeton  ADMITTED
UC Berkeley  WAITLISTED
UCLA  ADMITTED
UChicago  REJECTED
NYU  ADMITTED
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: ~ 3.7 overall, >3.95 last two years
Type of Student: Domestic Asian American Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: ~90%
V: ~50%
W: ~50%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ~95%
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: two years of serious research experience. one paper in submission, couple of other projects in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: math department award, summer undergraduate research award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: math tutor for several years, some TA experience in upper level classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: likely very strong recommendations. will have taken ~25 graduate courses by graduation.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where:
MIT  REJECTED
Stanford  REJECTED
Princeton  ADMITTED
UC Berkeley  WAITLISTED
UCLA  ADMITTED
UChicago  REJECTED
NYU  ADMITTED
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Ivy League
Major(s): Government, Economics
Minor(s): Asian Studies
GPA: 3.51
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News)
Concentration: MS in Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.91
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (89%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%)  from 2009, did not submit to most schools
Program Applying: Statistics, one machine learning
Research Experience: Just class projects and research seminars
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University teaching award for TAing
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for probability and discrete math, TA for statistics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nontraditional background may work to my advantage, was review session leader for Ms/PhD level qualifying exams in numerical analysis
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
 Currently working in industry in job that includes statistical algorithm design work
Applying to Where: (all PhD)
Harvard  Statistics  rejected 2/13
Washington  Statistics  rejected 1/31
Duke  Statistical Science  rejected 1/29
Carnegie Mellon  Machine Learning  rejected 2/17
Michigan  Statistics  rejected 2/10
Minnesota  Statistics  rejected 2/19
North CarolinaChapel Hill  Statistics  never heard back (assumed rejection)
UC Berkeley  Statistics  waitlisted 2/24 > rejected 3/21
UCLA  Statistics  waitlisted 4/1 > withdrew 4/3
UMass Amherst  Statistics  withdrew 2/13
Oregon State University  Statistics  withdrew 2/13
University of Florida  Statistics  accepted 2/13  ATTENDING with fellowship $25k
University of Connecticut  Statistics  accepted 3/12  declined
Rice  Statistics  asked if interested in attending 3/27  declined
Major(s): Government, Economics
Minor(s): Asian Studies
GPA: 3.51
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News)
Concentration: MS in Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.91
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (89%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%)  from 2009, did not submit to most schools
Program Applying: Statistics, one machine learning
Research Experience: Just class projects and research seminars
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University teaching award for TAing
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for probability and discrete math, TA for statistics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nontraditional background may work to my advantage, was review session leader for Ms/PhD level qualifying exams in numerical analysis
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
 Currently working in industry in job that includes statistical algorithm design work
Applying to Where: (all PhD)
Harvard  Statistics  rejected 2/13
Washington  Statistics  rejected 1/31
Duke  Statistical Science  rejected 1/29
Carnegie Mellon  Machine Learning  rejected 2/17
Michigan  Statistics  rejected 2/10
Minnesota  Statistics  rejected 2/19
North CarolinaChapel Hill  Statistics  never heard back (assumed rejection)
UC Berkeley  Statistics  waitlisted 2/24 > rejected 3/21
UCLA  Statistics  waitlisted 4/1 > withdrew 4/3
UMass Amherst  Statistics  withdrew 2/13
Oregon State University  Statistics  withdrew 2/13
University of Florida  Statistics  accepted 2/13  ATTENDING with fellowship $25k
University of Connecticut  Statistics  accepted 3/12  declined
Rice  Statistics  asked if interested in attending 3/27  declined
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution:University of Science (Foreign (Vietnam))
Major(s):Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.73
Type of Student: (International , Male, Asian)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (xx%)
V: 150 (xx%)
W: 3.0 (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (59%) (1 month of prep, exhausted at the end, I couldn't believe I got this score)
TOEFL Score: (91 = R26/L23/S20/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math)
Research Experience: (NO) (a big disadvantage here)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Not big to make any difference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (TA at my University)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ( Studying joint master program b/w Vietnam and France;  Got the fellowship of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF))
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
UC Berkeley  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
NYU  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
U of Minnesota  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Rutgers  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Penn State  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Indiana at Bloomington  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
NC Chapel Hill  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Major(s):Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.73
Type of Student: (International , Male, Asian)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (xx%)
V: 150 (xx%)
W: 3.0 (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (59%) (1 month of prep, exhausted at the end, I couldn't believe I got this score)
TOEFL Score: (91 = R26/L23/S20/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math)
Research Experience: (NO) (a big disadvantage here)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Not big to make any difference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (TA at my University)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ( Studying joint master program b/w Vietnam and France;  Got the fellowship of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF))
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
UC Berkeley  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
NYU  Mathematics /Pending on (1/30)
U of Minnesota  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Rutgers  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Penn State  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Indiana at Bloomington  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
NC Chapel Hill  Mathematics /Pending on (date) (1/30)
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math, German
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 760 (78%) hahaha
V: 730 (98%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (59%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None...
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships, honor societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private Tutor, College TA, Secondary Teacher, Adjunct Mathematics Professor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: After my undergraduate degree, I completed my Master of Arts in secondary education and taught high school for two years. I am currently teaching as an adjunct professor at my local university (not a community college) teaching Applied Calculus and College Algebra.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am very concerned about my lack of research. I'm hoping that my untraditional background (MAT and high school and college teaching experience) will maybe be intriguing and worth taking a chance on. I've taken a few advanced math classes on the side in the last few years and I just took the Math GRE this fallI'm hoping this will mitigate my break and show that I can still perform mathematically. I think I have relatively strong LOR as well. But who even knows...
Reaches:
Cornell  Rejected via email 2/20
Brown  Rejected via email 1/28
Target (I hope...):
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign  Admitted to Masters with full funding and TAship and PhD transfer with adequate progress
Safer:
Iowa State University  Admitted via website 3/5
Dartmouth  Rejected via email 2/10. Definitely bummed about this.
Major(s): Math, German
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 760 (78%) hahaha
V: 730 (98%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (59%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None...
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some scholarships, honor societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private Tutor, College TA, Secondary Teacher, Adjunct Mathematics Professor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: After my undergraduate degree, I completed my Master of Arts in secondary education and taught high school for two years. I am currently teaching as an adjunct professor at my local university (not a community college) teaching Applied Calculus and College Algebra.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am very concerned about my lack of research. I'm hoping that my untraditional background (MAT and high school and college teaching experience) will maybe be intriguing and worth taking a chance on. I've taken a few advanced math classes on the side in the last few years and I just took the Math GRE this fallI'm hoping this will mitigate my break and show that I can still perform mathematically. I think I have relatively strong LOR as well. But who even knows...
Reaches:
Cornell  Rejected via email 2/20
Brown  Rejected via email 1/28
Target (I hope...):
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign  Admitted to Masters with full funding and TAship and PhD transfer with adequate progress
Safer:
Iowa State University  Admitted via website 3/5
Dartmouth  Rejected via email 2/10. Definitely bummed about this.
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: MidSize State School with a PHD program.
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s): No declared minors but I have taken a fair amount of computer related coursework
GPA:3.9
Type of Student:Domestic White Mail (Doesn't help much)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:161
V:150
W:5.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:(TOO LOW!!!) I didn't submit it with my applications (even if they "require" it.)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Mathematics (Mostly Applied Mathematics)
Research Experience: Physics research
Recognitions: Dean's List, I have had almost a 4.0 in the Math Department, only one B.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Ta for several years, plus lots of math related job experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of Graduate courses
to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome) (Math = Pure Math)
One can dream…
University of Washington – Applied Mathematics Rejected to PHD program  they requested I do their online masters via email  02/04
University of Chicago – Math (no applied option)  rejected via email
Brown – Applied Mathematics  rejected via website
Vanderbilt – Math (no applied option) rejected via website
Florida State University – Applied Mathematics
University of Minnesota – Math (no applied option)
The Ohio State University – Math (no applied option)
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – Math (no applied option)
Texas A&M – Applied Mathematics  Accepted with TA offer
University of Utah – Math (no applied option)
Safeties…
Auburn – Math (no applied option)
Colorado State University – Fort Collinsl – Math (no applied option)  accepted with TA via email
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s): No declared minors but I have taken a fair amount of computer related coursework
GPA:3.9
Type of Student:Domestic White Mail (Doesn't help much)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:161
V:150
W:5.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:(TOO LOW!!!) I didn't submit it with my applications (even if they "require" it.)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Mathematics (Mostly Applied Mathematics)
Research Experience: Physics research
Recognitions: Dean's List, I have had almost a 4.0 in the Math Department, only one B.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Ta for several years, plus lots of math related job experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of Graduate courses
to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome) (Math = Pure Math)
One can dream…
University of Washington – Applied Mathematics Rejected to PHD program  they requested I do their online masters via email  02/04
University of Chicago – Math (no applied option)  rejected via email
Brown – Applied Mathematics  rejected via website
Vanderbilt – Math (no applied option) rejected via website
Florida State University – Applied Mathematics
University of Minnesota – Math (no applied option)
The Ohio State University – Math (no applied option)
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – Math (no applied option)
Texas A&M – Applied Mathematics  Accepted with TA offer
University of Utah – Math (no applied option)
Safeties…
Auburn – Math (no applied option)
Colorado State University – Fort Collinsl – Math (no applied option)  accepted with TA via email
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts, great school but not known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (69%)
Program Applying: Pure math, Applied math, CS
Research Experience: Two summer REUs, one of which produced a paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: honors societies, departmental senior math prize, academic excellence prize from my institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored math and computer science. One semester as essentially a TA. I graduated in 2012 and have spent the time since working for a national research lab, mostly in computer science.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My LORs should be very strong. I studied abroad and did very well in my math classes there.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nope. I applied to a variety of programs, but I'll probably end up in pure math.
Applying to Where:
Math:
Berkeley  Pure Math Admitted on 2/15  ATTENDING!
UCLA  Pure Math Rejected on 1/28
UT Austin  Pure Math Admitted on 1/31
Michigan  Pure Math Rejected on 4/9
Cornell  Applied Math Admitted on 2/8
UCSD  Pure Math Admitted on 2/27
UIC  Mathematical CS Admitted on 2/20
Theoretical Computer Science:
University of Washington  CS Admitted on 1/31
Caltech  CS Rejected on 4/1
Brown  CS Chat with potential advisor on 1/30. Admitted on 2/13
UCSB  CS "Interview" on 1/13. Admitted on 2/6
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (69%)
Program Applying: Pure math, Applied math, CS
Research Experience: Two summer REUs, one of which produced a paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: honors societies, departmental senior math prize, academic excellence prize from my institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored math and computer science. One semester as essentially a TA. I graduated in 2012 and have spent the time since working for a national research lab, mostly in computer science.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My LORs should be very strong. I studied abroad and did very well in my math classes there.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nope. I applied to a variety of programs, but I'll probably end up in pure math.
Applying to Where:
Math:
Berkeley  Pure Math Admitted on 2/15  ATTENDING!
UCLA  Pure Math Rejected on 1/28
UT Austin  Pure Math Admitted on 1/31
Michigan  Pure Math Rejected on 4/9
Cornell  Applied Math Admitted on 2/8
UCSD  Pure Math Admitted on 2/27
UIC  Mathematical CS Admitted on 2/20
Theoretical Computer Science:
University of Washington  CS Admitted on 1/31
Caltech  CS Rejected on 4/1
Brown  CS Chat with potential advisor on 1/30. Admitted on 2/13
UCSB  CS "Interview" on 1/13. Admitted on 2/6
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I was perusing all of the stats and am a bit amazed. I guess I had preconceived notions that are definitely false. For example, I'm still perplexed by some people who have low to middling quant scores on the regular GRE, but amazingly high subject test scores. I've heard anything above 70% on the math test is really good, and anything above 80% will get you a shot at the top 10 grad programs in math. It's really odd to see the dichotomy of some of the scores. Well, at least it's reassuring to see how people are faring.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Hi,mililani wrote:Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I was perusing all of the stats and am a bit amazed. I guess I had preconceived notions that are definitely false. For example, I'm still perplexed by some people who have low to middling quant scores on the regular GRE, but amazingly high subject test scores. I've heard anything above 70% on the math test is really good, and anything above 80% will get you a shot at the top 10 grad programs in math. It's really odd to see the dichotomy of some of the scores. Well, at least it's reassuring to see how people are faring.
For US Nationals/ Green card holders, any thing above 80% is fine for top Univs. For example MIT, they dont bother much about your application if its less than 80% or 800. At the same time, any thing more than that doesnt add weight to your application. Your depth and breadth of Math knowledge matters. Unless like at OSU where they need a score >= 95% for international students to get an admit.
But due to problems in China, as most of the students are familiar with atleast 50% of questions before the exam, their scores usually more than 90%. Even schools like Northeastern, UMass the chinese students GRE scores are like 97%, 95%. Due to this, people are not giving more weight to GRE scores. And ofcourse not to say no one bothers about your general GRE score, unless it is in 70%.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 3.83 (3.92 Major)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 155 (66%)
W: 3.0 (14%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU summer 2012, gave talk on research at National Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, presented a poster at NimBIOS meetup in Tennessee .Independent research with professor summer 2013, gave talk on research at National Pi Mu Epsilon Conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2013, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as Math tutor for 3.5 years at my school, currently a TA at school I attended for undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took as many upper division math classes as I could, but most notably I took a course in Elementary Measure Theory and a course in Galois Theory as an undergrad.
Applying to Where: (all pure mathematics)
Texas A&M  Admitted with TA 2/3/2014
CU Boulder  Admitted with TA 2/4/2014
University of NebraskaLincoln  Admitted with Funding 2/12/2014
University of WisconsinMadison  Pending
Purdue  Pending
University of Pittsburgh  Pending
NC State  Pending
Ohio University  Pending
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 3.83 (3.92 Major)
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 155 (66%)
W: 3.0 (14%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU summer 2012, gave talk on research at National Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, presented a poster at NimBIOS meetup in Tennessee .Independent research with professor summer 2013, gave talk on research at National Pi Mu Epsilon Conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2013, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as Math tutor for 3.5 years at my school, currently a TA at school I attended for undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took as many upper division math classes as I could, but most notably I took a course in Elementary Measure Theory and a course in Galois Theory as an undergrad.
Applying to Where: (all pure mathematics)
Texas A&M  Admitted with TA 2/3/2014
CU Boulder  Admitted with TA 2/4/2014
University of NebraskaLincoln  Admitted with Funding 2/12/2014
University of WisconsinMadison  Pending
Purdue  Pending
University of Pittsburgh  Pending
NC State  Pending
Ohio University  Pending
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Foreign high level university (Spain)
Major(s): Mathematics (Technical University of Catalonia) & Physics (University of Barcelona)
GPA: around 3'4 in both majors (it is difficult to compare american GPA with Spanish grades, I am in the 10% in my class)
Type of Student: International Male (Spain)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (87%)
V: 154 (62%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L24/S24/W28)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Mathematical Physics (special interest in geometry and general relativity)
Research Experience: Two months of research experience on geometrical methods in mechanics and control at ICMAT (variational integrators), and I am currently doing some research in hamiltonian systems with symmetries (ex.: rigid body) at my university, while finishing my second bachelor (Physics). I have attended several workshops and summer schools organized by the GMC network (on Geometry, Mechanics and Control).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors in my bachelor thesis, on General Relativity.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA in Linear Algebra and Numerical Linear Algebra courses, I am currently helping a professor to write an introductory book to PDEs (he is one of my recommenders), I have worked as a guide in the Imaginary exhibition in Barcelona.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think that I have a relatively famous recommender (at least he is an AMS fellow and there are PDE systems called after him), and I have a recommender that is a professor at Princeton University; I have also met many international researchers and PhD students at the GMC workshops.
Applying to Where:
Princeton University  Rejected on January 2014
MIT  Rejected on 13th February 2014
UCa Berkely  Rejected on 10th March 2014
Caltech  Rejected on 13th March 2014
UT at Austin  Rejected on 21st March 2014
Michigan  Rejected on 17th March 2014
Duke  Rejected on 7th April 2014
UCa Riverside  Admissions committee is still making decisions on 8th April 2014. Unofficially admitted , after showing interest by email, on 8th May 2014. Officially admitted on 28th May 2014 (had some trouble with the title diploma), Stipend+TA for the 2 first years ~ 30k, TA~17k for the remaining 3 years (I think that summers are not included).
Major(s): Mathematics (Technical University of Catalonia) & Physics (University of Barcelona)
GPA: around 3'4 in both majors (it is difficult to compare american GPA with Spanish grades, I am in the 10% in my class)
Type of Student: International Male (Spain)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (87%)
V: 154 (62%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L24/S24/W28)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Mathematical Physics (special interest in geometry and general relativity)
Research Experience: Two months of research experience on geometrical methods in mechanics and control at ICMAT (variational integrators), and I am currently doing some research in hamiltonian systems with symmetries (ex.: rigid body) at my university, while finishing my second bachelor (Physics). I have attended several workshops and summer schools organized by the GMC network (on Geometry, Mechanics and Control).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors in my bachelor thesis, on General Relativity.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA in Linear Algebra and Numerical Linear Algebra courses, I am currently helping a professor to write an introductory book to PDEs (he is one of my recommenders), I have worked as a guide in the Imaginary exhibition in Barcelona.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think that I have a relatively famous recommender (at least he is an AMS fellow and there are PDE systems called after him), and I have a recommender that is a professor at Princeton University; I have also met many international researchers and PhD students at the GMC workshops.
Applying to Where:
Princeton University  Rejected on January 2014
MIT  Rejected on 13th February 2014
UCa Berkely  Rejected on 10th March 2014
Caltech  Rejected on 13th March 2014
UT at Austin  Rejected on 21st March 2014
Michigan  Rejected on 17th March 2014
Duke  Rejected on 7th April 2014
UCa Riverside  Admissions committee is still making decisions on 8th April 2014. Unofficially admitted , after showing interest by email, on 8th May 2014. Officially admitted on 28th May 2014 (had some trouble with the title diploma), Stipend+TA for the 2 first years ~ 30k, TA~17k for the remaining 3 years (I think that summers are not included).
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Computer science
GPA: 98.3/100
Type of Student: Domestic, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 800 (93%)
V: 600 (84%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (84%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S30/W28)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: MSc thesis, Undergraduate honors thesis, Undergraduate summer school
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list and prize a few times, BSc Summa Cum Laude in honors program.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berkeley  Math / Rejected by email on 10.3
MIT  Math / Rejected by email on 13.2
NYU  Math / Accepted by email on 6.3
Yale  Math / Waitlisted on 30.1 > Unofficially accepted by email 3.6 > Accepted by email 3.28 > Declined 4.6
Princeton  Math / Rejected by email on 24.1
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Computer science
GPA: 98.3/100
Type of Student: Domestic, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 800 (93%)
V: 600 (84%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 820 (84%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S30/W28)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: MSc thesis, Undergraduate honors thesis, Undergraduate summer school
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list and prize a few times, BSc Summa Cum Laude in honors program.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berkeley  Math / Rejected by email on 10.3
MIT  Math / Rejected by email on 13.2
NYU  Math / Accepted by email on 6.3
Yale  Math / Waitlisted on 30.1 > Unofficially accepted by email 3.6 > Accepted by email 3.28 > Declined 4.6
Princeton  Math / Rejected by email on 24.1
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution:Top Liberal Arts, not known for math
Major(s):Math; English
GPA:3.91 overall; 4.0 for math
Type of Student: Internatioanl Asian Female
GRE Revised General Test: 07/13
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (85%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU at my school on padic dynamics. Thesis on Apollonian circle packing. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:Tutor all the core courses for one year at my school, grader for multi calc, complex analysis and algebra for two years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: knew my recommenders well (as is usually the case in LACs). They are all great mathematicians and graduated from top programs (too top for me to apply to though)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:I worked hard on my PS? Since it's the only part of my application that I have control of, I made sure I did my best on it. You never know whether it helps or not. At least a good one doesn't hurt. I also have two grad classes, but everyone else has more... Stated my interest in algebraic topology.
Applying to Where:
Stanford Rejected
Yale Rejected
Uchicago Rejected
Brown AdmittedVisited in midMarch. Very friendly department, great camaraderie among the students, young and smiling secretaries, brilliant people work in all major areas of mathematics. Providence is a beautiful town to live in. It's also very close to other major East coast universities. Will likely attend.
UT Austin Admitted Declined.
Northwestern Admitted Declined.
U Michigan Admitted Declined.
UPenn AdmittedVisited in midmarch. Great department for algebra and analysisit's located in the same building with physics department and astronomy. Professors are nice and easy to talk to. Philly is a nice city with convenient transportation. However I didn't feel personally connected to the place. Declined.
Wisconsin AdmittedVisited in early march. Great department for algebraic geometers and analysts, but they don't have many topologists or people in other branches. The lounge is located on the 9th floor of the building, very spacious and beautifully decorated. It also has a nice view of the whole town. Madison is a comfortable and cheap place to live in. Students are friendly. But be warned that this is a big department, so you might have to fight for popular advisors. Declined.
U Washington AdmittedVisited in midmarch. Strong department in probability, analysis and algebraic topology. Professors are very chill. The department is in the same building with the English and Spanish department (in case anyone is interested...). Because of its proximity to tech companies, many people get industry jobs after graduation. Fewer people go into academia, but is not impossible. Seattle is doubtlessly a great place to live in, very comfy. I really like it, but east coast is more homey to me after four years of college. Declined.
Cornell WaitlistedWithdrawn
Johns HopkinsWithdrew Application.
This forum gave me a lot of comfort in my dark days. I'd like to post my results here to help the future applicants.
Major(s):Math; English
GPA:3.91 overall; 4.0 for math
Type of Student: Internatioanl Asian Female
GRE Revised General Test: 07/13
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (85%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU at my school on padic dynamics. Thesis on Apollonian circle packing. No publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental Honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:Tutor all the core courses for one year at my school, grader for multi calc, complex analysis and algebra for two years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: knew my recommenders well (as is usually the case in LACs). They are all great mathematicians and graduated from top programs (too top for me to apply to though)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:I worked hard on my PS? Since it's the only part of my application that I have control of, I made sure I did my best on it. You never know whether it helps or not. At least a good one doesn't hurt. I also have two grad classes, but everyone else has more... Stated my interest in algebraic topology.
Applying to Where:
Stanford Rejected
Yale Rejected
Uchicago Rejected
Brown AdmittedVisited in midMarch. Very friendly department, great camaraderie among the students, young and smiling secretaries, brilliant people work in all major areas of mathematics. Providence is a beautiful town to live in. It's also very close to other major East coast universities. Will likely attend.
UT Austin Admitted Declined.
Northwestern Admitted Declined.
U Michigan Admitted Declined.
UPenn AdmittedVisited in midmarch. Great department for algebra and analysisit's located in the same building with physics department and astronomy. Professors are nice and easy to talk to. Philly is a nice city with convenient transportation. However I didn't feel personally connected to the place. Declined.
Wisconsin AdmittedVisited in early march. Great department for algebraic geometers and analysts, but they don't have many topologists or people in other branches. The lounge is located on the 9th floor of the building, very spacious and beautifully decorated. It also has a nice view of the whole town. Madison is a comfortable and cheap place to live in. Students are friendly. But be warned that this is a big department, so you might have to fight for popular advisors. Declined.
U Washington AdmittedVisited in midmarch. Strong department in probability, analysis and algebraic topology. Professors are very chill. The department is in the same building with the English and Spanish department (in case anyone is interested...). Because of its proximity to tech companies, many people get industry jobs after graduation. Fewer people go into academia, but is not impossible. Seattle is doubtlessly a great place to live in, very comfy. I really like it, but east coast is more homey to me after four years of college. Declined.
Cornell WaitlistedWithdrawn
Johns HopkinsWithdrew Application.
This forum gave me a lot of comfort in my dark days. I'd like to post my results here to help the future applicants.
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school, good math program (especially strong applied math grad program)
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Specialization in computing
GPA: 3.78 (slightly higher Math GPA)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (75%)
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: Two Applied Math REUs at my school, one in image processing, one in data mining. Paper submitted for the first REU and paper in the works for the second.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Just standard Dean's list GPA awards...
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored middle/high school students in Math for a little over a year during college. Currently working at an R&D type company, doing software development. Only one grad course (Numerical Analysis). I've graduated, but am sitting in on math courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm actually a minority, but most of the applications didn't give me the option to indicate it. There were a few that let me be more specific.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Letter writers are fairly wellknown. One was an REU mentor. I've taken multiple courses with the others, did well in them, went to office hours, etc..
Applying to Where:
Reach:
Brown  Applied Math  Rejected via email/website (2/18)
Stanford  Applied Math  Rejected via email (1/29)
UT Austin  Applied Math  Waitlisted via email (2/7)
Minnesota  Applied Math  Admitted via email! With funding (17K TAship + 2K Summer Fellowship) (2/19)  10K fellowship, split over three years. (4/3)  Declined Offer (4/14)
Target:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Applied Math  Admitted via website! No word on funding (1/30)  Standard TAship funding  Declined Offer (4/8)
UC Davis  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Funding offer expected next week (2/14)  Declined Offer (4/10)
Duke  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (2/22)  Declined Offer (4/14)
UC San Diego  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship + 2.5K signing bonus + 5K fellowship (3/4)  Declined Offer (4/14)
U of Washington  Applied Math  Admitted via email! With funding (20K TAship) (2/2) Will attend!
U of Arizona  Applied Math  Admitted (kind of) via email! No word on funding (2/10)
Invited to visit campus by email 2/6. After I expressed interest, I received an email on 2/10 informing me the Math department had requested that I be admitted. Later received funding, standard TAship.  Declined Offer (4/8)
Safety:
UC Irvine  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (2/28)  Declined Offer (4/8)
Stony Brook  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (3/5)  Declined Offer (4/10)
Visited Arizona and plan to visit Duke, Minnesota, and Washington. Will try to fit in another visit if possible.
Good luck everyone!
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): Specialization in computing
GPA: 3.78 (slightly higher Math GPA)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (75%)
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: Two Applied Math REUs at my school, one in image processing, one in data mining. Paper submitted for the first REU and paper in the works for the second.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Just standard Dean's list GPA awards...
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored middle/high school students in Math for a little over a year during college. Currently working at an R&D type company, doing software development. Only one grad course (Numerical Analysis). I've graduated, but am sitting in on math courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm actually a minority, but most of the applications didn't give me the option to indicate it. There were a few that let me be more specific.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Letter writers are fairly wellknown. One was an REU mentor. I've taken multiple courses with the others, did well in them, went to office hours, etc..
Applying to Where:
Reach:
Brown  Applied Math  Rejected via email/website (2/18)
Stanford  Applied Math  Rejected via email (1/29)
UT Austin  Applied Math  Waitlisted via email (2/7)
Minnesota  Applied Math  Admitted via email! With funding (17K TAship + 2K Summer Fellowship) (2/19)  10K fellowship, split over three years. (4/3)  Declined Offer (4/14)
Target:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Applied Math  Admitted via website! No word on funding (1/30)  Standard TAship funding  Declined Offer (4/8)
UC Davis  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Funding offer expected next week (2/14)  Declined Offer (4/10)
Duke  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (2/22)  Declined Offer (4/14)
UC San Diego  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship + 2.5K signing bonus + 5K fellowship (3/4)  Declined Offer (4/14)
U of Washington  Applied Math  Admitted via email! With funding (20K TAship) (2/2) Will attend!
U of Arizona  Applied Math  Admitted (kind of) via email! No word on funding (2/10)
Invited to visit campus by email 2/6. After I expressed interest, I received an email on 2/10 informing me the Math department had requested that I be admitted. Later received funding, standard TAship.  Declined Offer (4/8)
Safety:
UC Irvine  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (2/28)  Declined Offer (4/8)
Stony Brook  Applied Math  Admitted via email! Standard TAship. (3/5)  Declined Offer (4/10)
Visited Arizona and plan to visit Duke, Minnesota, and Washington. Will try to fit in another visit if possible.
Good luck everyone!
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state
Major(s): Mathematics Statistics
Minor(s): Business Administration
GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 4.0 (54%) ugh...
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: Undergrad honors thesis on generalized linear models, three years industry work as a quantitative analyst (currency markets), three years high school teaching experience (current job)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Many academic awards including Highest GPA in Major
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in college, currently a high school teacher, received my Masters Degree at an Ivy
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Toured BU, reached out to current faculty, met with two current PhD students to discuss the program and possible research topics
Applying to Where:Boston University, Statistics: ACCEPTED via email, 3/3/2014. Full scholarship and $30,000 stipend.
I wish I could have applied to more schools, but I am not able to relocate. Boston University has a great stats program fingers crossed that I am accepted!
Major(s): Mathematics Statistics
Minor(s): Business Administration
GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: DWF
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 159 (81%)
W: 4.0 (54%) ugh...
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: Undergrad honors thesis on generalized linear models, three years industry work as a quantitative analyst (currency markets), three years high school teaching experience (current job)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Many academic awards including Highest GPA in Major
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in college, currently a high school teacher, received my Masters Degree at an Ivy
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Toured BU, reached out to current faculty, met with two current PhD students to discuss the program and possible research topics
Applying to Where:Boston University, Statistics: ACCEPTED via email, 3/3/2014. Full scholarship and $30,000 stipend.
I wish I could have applied to more schools, but I am not able to relocate. Boston University has a great stats program fingers crossed that I am accepted!
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Foreign (European). Pretty strong math department.
Major(s): Pure math
Type of Student: International white male.
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (79%) (I don't believe this is representative of my knowledge, but I had a bad day and had been too arrogant to plan for it. I should have allowed time for a second test.)
TOEFL Score: (113 = R30/L30/S24/W29)
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: Some small time "research" experience with professor, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have done extensive grad coursework with near perfect grades and attended a few seminars and conferences (as an attendee only). I believe my letters of recommendations were strong (though I waived my right to see them) and the professors who wrote them are wellknown and/or have collaborated with professors at the institutions I'm applying to.
Applying to Where: (all applications are for pure mathematics)
MIT Admitted
Stanford Admitted
Princeton Rejected
Harvard Rejected
UChicago Wait listed
Cornell  Pending
This is a bit late, but I guess it might help future applicants get some perspective so I might as well post it.
Major(s): Pure math
Type of Student: International white male.
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 790 (79%) (I don't believe this is representative of my knowledge, but I had a bad day and had been too arrogant to plan for it. I should have allowed time for a second test.)
TOEFL Score: (113 = R30/L30/S24/W29)
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: Some small time "research" experience with professor, no publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have done extensive grad coursework with near perfect grades and attended a few seminars and conferences (as an attendee only). I believe my letters of recommendations were strong (though I waived my right to see them) and the professors who wrote them are wellknown and/or have collaborated with professors at the institutions I'm applying to.
Applying to Where: (all applications are for pure mathematics)
MIT Admitted
Stanford Admitted
Princeton Rejected
Harvard Rejected
UChicago Wait listed
Cornell  Pending
This is a bit late, but I guess it might help future applicants get some perspective so I might as well post it.

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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: (State school with a good math department)
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): NA
GPA: 3.14
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 153 (57%)
V: 167 (95%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (69%)
TOEFL Score: NA
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU at my own school, in the field of algebraic geometry or number theory; however, my specialization is most likely to be PDE and analysis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Small prizes from my own school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for math and physics classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A solid sequence of analysis classes; 8 graduate math classes; exposure to some research topics in PDE.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not particularly.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berlin Mathematical School  Rejected on 29th January
U Chicago  Rejected on 7th February
WisconsinMadison  Rejected on 14th February
UT Austin  Rejected
Purdue
Courant Institute
University of MissouriColumbia
University of Oregon
University of Washington Rejected
Rice
Rutgers Rejected
University of Maryland  Rejected on 19th February
Penn State
University of IllinoisChicago Waitlisted then Accepted with funding, will attend
Minnesota Very unlikely
Carnegie Mellon Unlikely
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): NA
GPA: 3.14
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 153 (57%)
V: 167 (95%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (69%)
TOEFL Score: NA
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU at my own school, in the field of algebraic geometry or number theory; however, my specialization is most likely to be PDE and analysis.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Small prizes from my own school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for math and physics classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: A solid sequence of analysis classes; 8 graduate math classes; exposure to some research topics in PDE.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not particularly.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Berlin Mathematical School  Rejected on 29th January
U Chicago  Rejected on 7th February
WisconsinMadison  Rejected on 14th February
UT Austin  Rejected
Purdue
Courant Institute
University of MissouriColumbia
University of Oregon
University of Washington Rejected
Rice
Rutgers Rejected
University of Maryland  Rejected on 19th February
Penn State
University of IllinoisChicago Waitlisted then Accepted with funding, will attend
Minnesota Very unlikely
Carnegie Mellon Unlikely
Last edited by Quattrociocche on Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:01 am, edited 11 times in total.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Large US Public
Major(s): Mathematics (BS)
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.5 math
Type of Student: Domestic
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
Program Applying: Pure math, interested primarily in number theory & algebraic geometry.
Research Experience: REU at home institution, research in differential geometry, and currently researching in number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 3rd place in dept math competition?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calc TA for 2 years, Linear Algebra "supplemental instruction leader" (read: TA) for 1 year, currently TA for intro to proofs class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Finishing up 2nd year of home institution's graduate curriculum. Great cuddler.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Two presumably strong letters of recommendation from profs i've known for years, one from someone who I don't know too well, but should be fine.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA  Rejected (Early March, email)
UChicago  Rejected (Early Feb, email)
UGA  Admitted (Feb 14, pony express, funding offer received Mid March, Will attend)
UMass Amherst  Withdrawn
UConn  Withdrawn
UPenn  Withdrawn
UMD  Rejected (Mid Feb, email)
BU  Rejected (Early April, email with pointless encrypted pdf)
I was definitely expecting to get into more schools. I guess my shaky junior year did not make me shine. (I took the first year's graduate curriculum along with a number of undergrad classes which, when coupled with the three parttime jobs I had at the time reaked havoc on my mental wellbeing and academic standing.) That said, UGA seems like a great department and I'm really excited to go there next year.
Major(s): Mathematics (BS)
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.5 math
Type of Student: Domestic
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (81%)
Program Applying: Pure math, interested primarily in number theory & algebraic geometry.
Research Experience: REU at home institution, research in differential geometry, and currently researching in number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 3rd place in dept math competition?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Calc TA for 2 years, Linear Algebra "supplemental instruction leader" (read: TA) for 1 year, currently TA for intro to proofs class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Finishing up 2nd year of home institution's graduate curriculum. Great cuddler.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Two presumably strong letters of recommendation from profs i've known for years, one from someone who I don't know too well, but should be fine.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA  Rejected (Early March, email)
UChicago  Rejected (Early Feb, email)
UGA  Admitted (Feb 14, pony express, funding offer received Mid March, Will attend)
UMass Amherst  Withdrawn
UConn  Withdrawn
UPenn  Withdrawn
UMD  Rejected (Mid Feb, email)
BU  Rejected (Early April, email with pointless encrypted pdf)
I was definitely expecting to get into more schools. I guess my shaky junior year did not make me shine. (I took the first year's graduate curriculum along with a number of undergrad classes which, when coupled with the three parttime jobs I had at the time reaked havoc on my mental wellbeing and academic standing.) That said, UGA seems like a great department and I'm really excited to go there next year.
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 Posts: 1
 Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:50 am
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
UG Institution: IISER Mohali
Degree Expected: Dual BSMS
Majors: Mathematics
GPA: 7.4/10 [A = 10, B = 8, C = 6, D = 4, F= 0]
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 149 (40%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%)
TOEFL Score: (107/120 = R26/L28/S27/W26)
Program Applying: PhD in Mathematics
Research Experience:
1.Games, Gambling and Probability, IISER Mohali, Summers 2010
2.Measure theoretic approach to probability, IISER Mohali, Summers 2011
3.Corruption based variant of the Monty Hall problem, 2011 : Sent for publication/Rejected
4. Markov Chains and applications to Google PR, IIT Bombay, Winters 2011
5. Random walks and electrical networks, IISc Bangalore, Summers 2012
6. Percolation, ISI Delhi, Summers 2012
7. Banach Algebras, IISER Mohali, Summers 2013
8. MS THESIS: Operator theory, IISER Mohali, Aug2013present
Awards/Honors/Scholarships:
1. INSPIRE Fellowship, Aug 2009 present
2. IASINSANAS Joint Summer Research Fellowship, Summers 2012
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
1. Attended the inaugural Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
2. Founded the Mathematics club at IISER Mohali
3. Started a mathematical comic strip
Applying to Where:
U. of Wisconsin Madison: Rejected 02/15
U. of Washington Seattle: Rejected 03/01
U. of Maryland: Rejected 02/19
U. of Illinois UC: Rejected 03/05
U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill Rejected unofficially(as a reply to my query)03/08 ; Official rejection on 03/26
Ohio State University Rejected unofficially(as a reply to my query)03/11
Michigan State University Admitted 03/12 with TAship(802$ biweekly.) Sounds too low. But happy! Attending!
Pennsylvania State University: Rejected 04/04
Texas A&M: Rejected 04/08 ; I had emailed to ask. Unexpected.
Indiana Bloomington: Waitlisted 02/27; Final decision in AprilRejected 04/14
U. of Iowa: Rejected 04/14
Vanderbilt University: Rejected 02/22 (I wasn't expecting this. )
Degree Expected: Dual BSMS
Majors: Mathematics
GPA: 7.4/10 [A = 10, B = 8, C = 6, D = 4, F= 0]
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 149 (40%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 680 (56%)
TOEFL Score: (107/120 = R26/L28/S27/W26)
Program Applying: PhD in Mathematics
Research Experience:
1.Games, Gambling and Probability, IISER Mohali, Summers 2010
2.Measure theoretic approach to probability, IISER Mohali, Summers 2011
3.Corruption based variant of the Monty Hall problem, 2011 : Sent for publication/Rejected
4. Markov Chains and applications to Google PR, IIT Bombay, Winters 2011
5. Random walks and electrical networks, IISc Bangalore, Summers 2012
6. Percolation, ISI Delhi, Summers 2012
7. Banach Algebras, IISER Mohali, Summers 2013
8. MS THESIS: Operator theory, IISER Mohali, Aug2013present
Awards/Honors/Scholarships:
1. INSPIRE Fellowship, Aug 2009 present
2. IASINSANAS Joint Summer Research Fellowship, Summers 2012
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
1. Attended the inaugural Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
2. Founded the Mathematics club at IISER Mohali
3. Started a mathematical comic strip
Applying to Where:
U. of Wisconsin Madison: Rejected 02/15
U. of Washington Seattle: Rejected 03/01
U. of Maryland: Rejected 02/19
U. of Illinois UC: Rejected 03/05
U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill Rejected unofficially(as a reply to my query)03/08 ; Official rejection on 03/26
Ohio State University Rejected unofficially(as a reply to my query)03/11
Michigan State University Admitted 03/12 with TAship(802$ biweekly.) Sounds too low. But happy! Attending!
Pennsylvania State University: Rejected 04/04
Texas A&M: Rejected 04/08 ; I had emailed to ask. Unexpected.
Indiana Bloomington: Waitlisted 02/27; Final decision in AprilRejected 04/14
U. of Iowa: Rejected 04/14
Vanderbilt University: Rejected 02/22 (I wasn't expecting this. )
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 Posts: 10
 Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:25 pm
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: UCLA (big state?)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell  Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers have already gone out, so I guess I might be waitlisted?) Edit: oops Rejected on 3/4/14
University of Washington Seattle  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 3/4/14; funding info on 3/5/14  8.8k TA (25%) + 5k + 8.8k fellowships + 2.5k startup stipend + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance (first year), then 19.7k TAship afterwards; received Email regarding more funding on 3/17, some sort of fellowship for 4 years, more details to follow ATTENDING!
UCSB  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14; funding info on 2/14/14  17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance Declined 4/10
Edit: could have sworn I saw a rejection on GC. Guess I was just imagining it?
Edit: NOOOOOPEI was never on a waitlist
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell  Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers have already gone out, so I guess I might be waitlisted?) Edit: oops Rejected on 3/4/14
University of Washington Seattle  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 3/4/14; funding info on 3/5/14  8.8k TA (25%) + 5k + 8.8k fellowships + 2.5k startup stipend + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance (first year), then 19.7k TAship afterwards; received Email regarding more funding on 3/17, some sort of fellowship for 4 years, more details to follow ATTENDING!
UCSB  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14; funding info on 2/14/14  17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance Declined 4/10
Edit: could have sworn I saw a rejection on GC. Guess I was just imagining it?
Edit: NOOOOOPEI was never on a waitlist
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: WisconsinMadison
Major(s): Math/CS
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.4
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (95%)
V: (73%)
W: (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU in Heterogeneous Computing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List for 2 semesters, Honors in the major
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 years tutoring
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 graduate courses in algebra/analysis, recommenders well known, several honors courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: none
Applying to Where:
Stanford  Rejected 1/29
UCB 
Michigan 
UTAustin 
Minnesota 
CalTech 
Cornell  Rejected 2/20
Yale  Rejected 2/6
UIUC 
Columbia 
Brown  Rejected 1/28
UCSD 
Duke 
Rutgers 
UCI 
Texas A&M  Accepted 2/4 w/ 16k TA position + 7.5k fellowship
Major(s): Math/CS
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.4
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: (95%)
V: (73%)
W: (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: REU in Heterogeneous Computing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List for 2 semesters, Honors in the major
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 years tutoring
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 graduate courses in algebra/analysis, recommenders well known, several honors courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: none
Applying to Where:
Stanford  Rejected 1/29
UCB 
Michigan 
UTAustin 
Minnesota 
CalTech 
Cornell  Rejected 2/20
Yale  Rejected 2/6
UIUC 
Columbia 
Brown  Rejected 1/28
UCSD 
Duke 
Rutgers 
UCI 
Texas A&M  Accepted 2/4 w/ 16k TA position + 7.5k fellowship

 Posts: 16
 Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:16 pm
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Hi Sheath, I haven't seen any rejects of Cornell Applied Math. Have you found any on GC?the_sheath wrote:Undergrad Institution: UCLA (big state?)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell  Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers and rejections have already gone out, so I guess I may be waitlisted?)
University of Washington Seattle  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD  Pure Math PhD / Pending
UCSB  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14, funding info on 2/14/14  17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance

 Posts: 12
 Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
At the same time, they've also notified some people that they were put on a waitlist.johngeller wrote:Hi Sheath, I haven't seen any rejects of Cornell Applied Math. Have you found any on GC?the_sheath wrote:Undergrad Institution: UCLA (big state?)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Asian Languages, Specialization in Computing
GPA: 3.822
Type of Student: Domestic Asian(?) Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (96%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
Program Applying: Applied Math, PhD. For UCSD and UCSB, pure math with specialization in computing.
Research Experience: Summer Applied Math REU at UCLA, no published papers
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: dean's list, Magna Cum Laude, college honors, a college honor's scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Privately tutor basic undergrad math (Calc, Diff EQs, Discrete Math), Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: ?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in June, but am not currently doing anything relevant to math, except tutoring.
Applying to Where:
Brown  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/18/14
Cornell  Applied Math PhD / Pending (offers and rejections have already gone out, so I guess I may be waitlisted?)
University of Washington Seattle  Applied Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/14, accepted into MA
UCSD  Pure Math PhD / Pending
UCSB  Pure Math PhD / Admitted!! on 2/13/14, funding info on 2/14/14  17.6k TAship + Tuition Waiver+ Health Insurance
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: European
Major(s): MSc Pure Mathematics and MSc in Engineering Physics
GPA: 910/1000 (summa cum laude) for math and 820/1000 (magna cum laude) for engineering Physics
Type of Student: International
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (68%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S29/W29)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Wrote two master's dissertations, attended and participated in two seminar series
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: not really applicable to European universities
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Full time mathematics TA this year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not really
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not really
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 3/10 after telephone inquiry (followed by an email that final decision was available online)
UChicago  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 2/4 via email
Brown  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 1/28 via email
Cornell  Pure Math PhD / Admitted on 2/6 via email
Johns Hopkins  Pure Math PhD
UMichigan  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 3/17 via email
Major(s): MSc Pure Mathematics and MSc in Engineering Physics
GPA: 910/1000 (summa cum laude) for math and 820/1000 (magna cum laude) for engineering Physics
Type of Student: International
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 164 (93%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 730 (68%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S29/W29)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Wrote two master's dissertations, attended and participated in two seminar series
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: not really applicable to European universities
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Full time mathematics TA this year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not really
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not really
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 3/10 after telephone inquiry (followed by an email that final decision was available online)
UChicago  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 2/4 via email
Brown  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 1/28 via email
Cornell  Pure Math PhD / Admitted on 2/6 via email
Johns Hopkins  Pure Math PhD
UMichigan  Pure Math PhD / Rejected on 3/17 via email
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Tier2 State School (Midsize)
Major(s): Math, Philosophy
GPA: 3.43
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (87%)
V: 163 (87%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't sign up in time to take it in the fall. Scheduled 4/5/14. Emailed my schools to ask if I could still apply and they all said yes, but it wouldn't help my application. Not required for Iowa State and UConn IIRC.
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Research Experience: REU at Boise State, paper is currently under revision for resubmission for a biology journal. Associated presentation at JMM (poster) and a couple of regional undergraduate conferences (beamer). Philosophy paper (adapted from a paper for my Senior Seminar) currently being refereed for an undergraduate journal.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Resident Assistant for Three Years, Math Club president for two years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 grad classes  As in Real Analysis and Logic, B+ in Linear Algebra
Applying to Where:
Reach
UC Berkeley  Rejected via website 3/10. Had to email them and ask, site was updated within an hour.
Illinois  Urbana Champaign  Rejected via email 3/4
Wisconsin  Madison  Rejected via email 2/14
Less of a Reach
Notre Dame  Rejected via email 4/15.
Connecticut (Storrs)  Waitlisted via email 3/22.
Indiana  Waitlisted via email 2/27. Accepted via email 3/12 with $16.8k assistantship.  Will Attend 3/27.
Safety
Iowa State  Accepted via website 3/5. $16.6k TAship
Major(s): Math, Philosophy
GPA: 3.43
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (87%)
V: 163 (87%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Didn't sign up in time to take it in the fall. Scheduled 4/5/14. Emailed my schools to ask if I could still apply and they all said yes, but it wouldn't help my application. Not required for Iowa State and UConn IIRC.
Program Applying: Pure Math PhD
Research Experience: REU at Boise State, paper is currently under revision for resubmission for a biology journal. Associated presentation at JMM (poster) and a couple of regional undergraduate conferences (beamer). Philosophy paper (adapted from a paper for my Senior Seminar) currently being refereed for an undergraduate journal.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Resident Assistant for Three Years, Math Club president for two years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 3 grad classes  As in Real Analysis and Logic, B+ in Linear Algebra
Applying to Where:
Reach
UC Berkeley  Rejected via website 3/10. Had to email them and ask, site was updated within an hour.
Illinois  Urbana Champaign  Rejected via email 3/4
Wisconsin  Madison  Rejected via email 2/14
Less of a Reach
Notre Dame  Rejected via email 4/15.
Connecticut (Storrs)  Waitlisted via email 3/22.
Indiana  Waitlisted via email 2/27. Accepted via email 3/12 with $16.8k assistantship.  Will Attend 3/27.
Safety
Iowa State  Accepted via website 3/5. $16.6k TAship
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 Posts: 1
 Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:24 pm
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: UPenn (Wharton)
Major(s): Business
Minor(s):
GPA: ~3.7
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in calculus and stats
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm interested in algebraic topology / algebraic geometry
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Started math my sophomore year, 8 grad classes by graduation
Applying to Where: All pure math, all acceptances were with full funding
Chicago  Rejected via email on 2/5
Northwestern  "Shortlisted" via email on 2/10, did not express further interest
UIC  Accepted via email on 3/6
Rutgers  Accepted via email on 2/19
Columbia  Accepted via email on 2/13
CUNY  Accepted via email on 3/6
Stony Brook  Accepted via email on 1/28
Yale  Accepted via phone on 1/6
Brown  Accepted via email on 1/28
MIT  Rejected via email on 2/13
Harvard  Rejected via postal service on 2/11
Cornell  Rejected via email on 2/20
Major(s): Business
Minor(s):
GPA: ~3.7
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 165 (95%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (87%)
Program Applying: Pure math
Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in calculus and stats
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm interested in algebraic topology / algebraic geometry
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Started math my sophomore year, 8 grad classes by graduation
Applying to Where: All pure math, all acceptances were with full funding
Chicago  Rejected via email on 2/5
Northwestern  "Shortlisted" via email on 2/10, did not express further interest
UIC  Accepted via email on 3/6
Rutgers  Accepted via email on 2/19
Columbia  Accepted via email on 2/13
CUNY  Accepted via email on 3/6
Stony Brook  Accepted via email on 1/28
Yale  Accepted via phone on 1/6
Brown  Accepted via email on 1/28
MIT  Rejected via email on 2/13
Harvard  Rejected via postal service on 2/11
Cornell  Rejected via email on 2/20
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Virginia Tech
Major(s): Engineering, Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.87
Grad Institution: Virginia Tech
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (90%)
Research Experience: Master's thesis in 3manifold topology. NSF RTG 2011 Summer Program in Geometry & Analysis at Princeton
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Named 2012 Mathematics Traditional Option Outstanding Senior from my graduating class.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored freshman and sophomore level courses from first semester sophomore year (Fall 2009) to last semester as first year grad student (Spring 2013). Taught 2 freshman calculus courses (Summer & Fall 2013).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have MS in Math by Spring 2014.
Program Applying: Pure math, PhD
Applying to Where:
Cornell  2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA 4/11 Accepted offer
UC San Diego  3/7 Rejected via email
Duke  2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland  2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC  2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA 4/11 Declined offer
UC Santa Barbara  2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years 4/11 Declined offer
Vanderbilt  2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Major(s): Engineering, Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.87
Grad Institution: Virginia Tech
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 3.5 (35%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (90%)
Research Experience: Master's thesis in 3manifold topology. NSF RTG 2011 Summer Program in Geometry & Analysis at Princeton
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Named 2012 Mathematics Traditional Option Outstanding Senior from my graduating class.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored freshman and sophomore level courses from first semester sophomore year (Fall 2009) to last semester as first year grad student (Spring 2013). Taught 2 freshman calculus courses (Summer & Fall 2013).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have MS in Math by Spring 2014.
Program Applying: Pure math, PhD
Applying to Where:
Cornell  2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA 4/11 Accepted offer
UC San Diego  3/7 Rejected via email
Duke  2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland  2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC  2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA 4/11 Declined offer
UC Santa Barbara  2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years 4/11 Declined offer
Vanderbilt  2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
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This almost makes me think that there is rampant GRE cheating going on in China, which wouldn't be that surprising. Is that true?But due to problems in China, as most of the students are familiar with atleast 50% of questions before the exam, their scores usually more than 90%. Even schools like Northeastern, UMass the chinese students GRE scores are like 97%, 95%. Due to this, people are not giving more weight to GRE scores. And ofcourse not to say no one bothers about your general GRE score, unless it is in 70%.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell  2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego  3/7 Rejected via email
Duke  2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland  2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC  2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara  2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt  2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Maryland kind of fits into the same mold as Illinois for me  big public school with large and comprehensive math department, except Illinois has a stronger logic group, which is a potential research area for me. I also grew up close to College Park and was never a fan of the town, so as soon as I was accepted to Illinois, I knew I wasn't going to choose Maryland and didn't want to waste time letting them know.vashts85 wrote:Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell  2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego  3/7 Rejected via email
Duke  2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland  2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC  2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara  2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt  2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Gotcha, that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if I'm posting to the wrong board given that I'm applying for STAT and a lot of the stuff I see posted here is about Math programs. Do you know anything about UMD's statistics program?chrisg89 wrote:Maryland kind of fits into the same mold as Illinois for me  big public school with large and comprehensive math department, except Illinois has a stronger logic group, which is a potential research area for me. I also grew up close to College Park and was never a fan of the town, so as soon as I was accepted to Illinois, I knew I wasn't going to choose Maryland and didn't want to waste time letting them know.vashts85 wrote:Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?chrisg89 wrote:
Cornell  2/20 Rejected via email
Illinois UrbanaChampaign  3/3 Accepted via email, 19k/year TA
UC San Diego  3/7 Rejected via email
Duke  2/24 Rejected via website
Maryland  2/26 Accepted via email, Dean's Fellowship = 24k/year TA for 2 years + 19k/year TA for 3 years. 3/4 Declined offer
UNC  2/25 Accepted via email, 18k/year TA
UC Santa Barbara  2/4 Accepted via email, Regent's Special Fellowship = 17k/year TA for 3 years + 24k/year for 2 years
Vanderbilt  2/15 Accepted via email, 21k/year TA. 3/3 Declined offer
Congratulations btw!
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Thank you, and good luck with your grad application process too.vashts85 wrote:Gotcha, that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if I'm posting to the wrong board given that I'm applying for STAT and a lot of the stuff I see posted here is about Math programs. Do you know anything about UMD's statistics program?chrisg89 wrote:Maryland kind of fits into the same mold as Illinois for me  big public school with large and comprehensive math department, except Illinois has a stronger logic group, which is a potential research area for me. I also grew up close to College Park and was never a fan of the town, so as soon as I was accepted to Illinois, I knew I wasn't going to choose Maryland and didn't want to waste time letting them know.vashts85 wrote:
Out of curiosity, why did you decline UMD?
Congratulations btw!
I can't say I know much about anyone's statistics program, I've really been focusing on pure math in my search. Based on the little personal information I've gathered, I think Maryland's applied math program is pretty strong, and the rankings seem to back that up. You will probably learn just as much from perusing their website as you would from me though.
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Haha, and unfortunately I will learn nothing! Their websites are so terrible.chrisg89 wrote:
Thank you, and good luck with your grad application process too.
I can't say I know much about anyone's statistics program, I've really been focusing on pure math in my search. Based on the little personal information I've gathered, I think Maryland's applied math program is pretty strong, and the rankings seem to back that up. You will probably learn just as much from perusing their website as you would from me though.
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Has anyone heard from University of Tennessee, Knoxville regarding funding yet? It seems they offered a lot of people admission without funding with funding decisions to follow in midMarch. I was one of them, but have still not seen anyone with a funding offer from them.
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I am with you, buddy.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Just heard from my first school so I thought I'd add my info here:
Undergrad Institution: Georgetown
Major(s): Political Economy & English
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: 6 years working for a company that does a lot of survey research, survey methodology, and social science research work
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list in college, presentation at a User Experience conference
Letters of Recommendation: 2 from graduate statistics professors for classes taken as nondegree student, 1 from undergard econ stats professor, 1 from owner of company with PhD Pysch and many publications
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: pretty good professional growth, high GPA, aced both of my graduate level statistics courses
Applying to Where:
University of Maryland (UMD) 
Georgetown  accepted 4/8
George Washington (GW) 
Undergrad Institution: Georgetown
Major(s): Political Economy & English
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 163 (91%)
W: 4.5 (78%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: 6 years working for a company that does a lot of survey research, survey methodology, and social science research work
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list in college, presentation at a User Experience conference
Letters of Recommendation: 2 from graduate statistics professors for classes taken as nondegree student, 1 from undergard econ stats professor, 1 from owner of company with PhD Pysch and many publications
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: pretty good professional growth, high GPA, aced both of my graduate level statistics courses
Applying to Where:
University of Maryland (UMD) 
Georgetown  accepted 4/8
George Washington (GW) 
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Undergrad Institution: Two different top 15 universities in Canada
Major(s): First degree in Psychology, second in Statistics
Minor(s): 
GPA: 3.3
Type of Student: Domestic White female
Did not take GREs, only applied to Canadian schools~
Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics
Research Experience: 4 years of volunteering in Psychology labs with varying roles at each one, ranging from data collection and analysis, administering experiments, and assisting in design of studies. Many of my courses in both Psychology and Statistics have also involved research projects centered around data analysis.
Letters of Recommendation: Two Statistics profs, 1 recent PhD graduate with whom I worked closely at one of the Psychology labs.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All of the programs I applied to have a heavy focus on the application of Statistics, so I feel like my Psychology background, which entailed many projects involving Statistics, helped my application. Having done my Psychology degree before my Statistics one, I find it amusing that I learned how to apply Statistics before learning the underlying theory of all the concepts...
Applying to Where:
Waterloo  M.Math Statistics (rejected on April 9)
Queen's  M.Sc. Statistics with Biostatistics Specialization (accepted on March 31)
Manitoba  M.Sc. Statistics (pending)
Memorial  M.Sc. Applied Statistics (pending)
I had a snowball's chance of hell of getting into Waterloo, ahaha.
Major(s): First degree in Psychology, second in Statistics
Minor(s): 
GPA: 3.3
Type of Student: Domestic White female
Did not take GREs, only applied to Canadian schools~
Program Applying: Statistics/Biostatistics
Research Experience: 4 years of volunteering in Psychology labs with varying roles at each one, ranging from data collection and analysis, administering experiments, and assisting in design of studies. Many of my courses in both Psychology and Statistics have also involved research projects centered around data analysis.
Letters of Recommendation: Two Statistics profs, 1 recent PhD graduate with whom I worked closely at one of the Psychology labs.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All of the programs I applied to have a heavy focus on the application of Statistics, so I feel like my Psychology background, which entailed many projects involving Statistics, helped my application. Having done my Psychology degree before my Statistics one, I find it amusing that I learned how to apply Statistics before learning the underlying theory of all the concepts...
Applying to Where:
Waterloo  M.Math Statistics (rejected on April 9)
Queen's  M.Sc. Statistics with Biostatistics Specialization (accepted on March 31)
Manitoba  M.Sc. Statistics (pending)
Memorial  M.Sc. Applied Statistics (pending)
I had a snowball's chance of hell of getting into Waterloo, ahaha.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
so obviously this isn't useful for anyone this year. but really, the last thing i needed this semester was to spend any more time on this website than i did lurking. so, to pay it forward, i'm going to post my results now.
Undergrad Institution: top 5 liberal arts college
Major(s): math
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
[took the damn thing twice; exact same score]
Program Applying: Pure math, interested in topology
Research Experience: summer research (one summer) and senior thesis in lowdimensional topology at my school. one cs reu (did not emphasize this; not mathy or really relevant). no papers published.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: n/a
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader and ta for a number of math and cs classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: took measure theory course at bsm. no other grad courses because liberal arts school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: one quality recommendation (from research/thesis advisor); other two were from professors i had class with but didn't know too well, and all three from my school. i suspect this was not to my advantage.
Applying to Where:
since this is retrospective, gonna do this in order of responses. all programs were pure math if available, math otherwise.
usc  accepted via email march 3, offered dornsife fellowship march 10 via email. fellowship offers is 29k for 5 years, 2 of fellowship support and 3 of taship. original offer was 23k taship for 5 years.
ucsd  rejected via email on march 6; be warned, if you get an formulaic rejection email from them it will be at 11:55pm pacific time.
northwestern  rejected via email march 20.
started to get antsy as it got closer to april, and emailed the next four schools on march 24.
ucla  rejected via email march 25; actually did not get a response to my email, just an email to check website for decision.
upenn  waitlisted march 26 in response to email inquiry; told i was on bottom half of waitlist and unlikely to receive an offer. no word from them, so i'm assuming that that is the case.
duke  rejected april 7 via email; also no actual response and email to check website
brandeis  waitlisted march 24 in response to email inquiry; told that they only accepted 5 students and were waiting for responses. received email april 12 asking if i was still interested; said no since i preferred usc at that point (especially with the fellowship). was then rejected april 14 via email.
then (of course) once i'd accepted usc's offer:
ut austin  waitlisted february 26 via email (only school that bothered to tell me i was on a waitlist without me asking, which i appreciated). then accepted april 15 via email. 16k taship for 5 years, 5k first year summer support, no guaranteed summer funding in future years. will attend!
in the end everything worked out great for me. ut austin was my top choice from the beginning, so i'm very excited to go there. i felt bad withdrawing my acceptance of usc's offer at the last minute, since they were very nice to me throughout the process and the fellowship was great, but ultimately i preferred the program at ut.
that said, i don't think i chose my list of schools very well; if i had to do it again, i would still apply to ut, usc, and ucla (last one because i'm willing to blow a bit of money on one why the hell not place). potentially also upenn, and probably brandeis, since they offered me an application fee waiver. duke, ucsd, and northwestern were really not good fits for my research interestsinterested in topology?? why not apply to schools that don't really do much topology??so i don't really know why i applied to them. i actually sort of realized that as i was writing my essays, but at that point i had already asked my recommenders to send letters to them, so i pressed on.
i also would have applied to more midranked schools, since i was (pretty arrogantly given my qualifications, i now realize) on some level counting on getting into a top 25 sort of place; while that did happen in the end, it would have been much less stressful for me most of this semester if i'd had more options than usc to choose from. (even though i was pretty happy with usc up until when ut offered, i would have been more comfortable with more options).
tl;dr don't be arrogant and apply to schools that make sense
Undergrad Institution: top 5 liberal arts college
Major(s): math
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 166 (96%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (73%)
[took the damn thing twice; exact same score]
Program Applying: Pure math, interested in topology
Research Experience: summer research (one summer) and senior thesis in lowdimensional topology at my school. one cs reu (did not emphasize this; not mathy or really relevant). no papers published.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: n/a
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader and ta for a number of math and cs classes
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: took measure theory course at bsm. no other grad courses because liberal arts school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: one quality recommendation (from research/thesis advisor); other two were from professors i had class with but didn't know too well, and all three from my school. i suspect this was not to my advantage.
Applying to Where:
since this is retrospective, gonna do this in order of responses. all programs were pure math if available, math otherwise.
usc  accepted via email march 3, offered dornsife fellowship march 10 via email. fellowship offers is 29k for 5 years, 2 of fellowship support and 3 of taship. original offer was 23k taship for 5 years.
ucsd  rejected via email on march 6; be warned, if you get an formulaic rejection email from them it will be at 11:55pm pacific time.
northwestern  rejected via email march 20.
started to get antsy as it got closer to april, and emailed the next four schools on march 24.
ucla  rejected via email march 25; actually did not get a response to my email, just an email to check website for decision.
upenn  waitlisted march 26 in response to email inquiry; told i was on bottom half of waitlist and unlikely to receive an offer. no word from them, so i'm assuming that that is the case.
duke  rejected april 7 via email; also no actual response and email to check website
brandeis  waitlisted march 24 in response to email inquiry; told that they only accepted 5 students and were waiting for responses. received email april 12 asking if i was still interested; said no since i preferred usc at that point (especially with the fellowship). was then rejected april 14 via email.
then (of course) once i'd accepted usc's offer:
ut austin  waitlisted february 26 via email (only school that bothered to tell me i was on a waitlist without me asking, which i appreciated). then accepted april 15 via email. 16k taship for 5 years, 5k first year summer support, no guaranteed summer funding in future years. will attend!
in the end everything worked out great for me. ut austin was my top choice from the beginning, so i'm very excited to go there. i felt bad withdrawing my acceptance of usc's offer at the last minute, since they were very nice to me throughout the process and the fellowship was great, but ultimately i preferred the program at ut.
that said, i don't think i chose my list of schools very well; if i had to do it again, i would still apply to ut, usc, and ucla (last one because i'm willing to blow a bit of money on one why the hell not place). potentially also upenn, and probably brandeis, since they offered me an application fee waiver. duke, ucsd, and northwestern were really not good fits for my research interestsinterested in topology?? why not apply to schools that don't really do much topology??so i don't really know why i applied to them. i actually sort of realized that as i was writing my essays, but at that point i had already asked my recommenders to send letters to them, so i pressed on.
i also would have applied to more midranked schools, since i was (pretty arrogantly given my qualifications, i now realize) on some level counting on getting into a top 25 sort of place; while that did happen in the end, it would have been much less stressful for me most of this semester if i'd had more options than usc to choose from. (even though i was pretty happy with usc up until when ut offered, i would have been more comfortable with more options).
tl;dr don't be arrogant and apply to schools that make sense
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Highly ranked public
Major(s): Pure Mathematics, Operations Research
Minor(s): n/a[
GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 163
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer Program at CMU  classes + applied math research on coarsening processes
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans List a couple semesters, nothing else really
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: nope
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate Algebra (1 yr.)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Wasn't a math major until sophomore year, then started taking more math classes. So I guess it shows dedication once I decided to do it. Rec's aren't great (and from all postdoc instructors) except from summer research.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School  University of Toronto / Rejected
School  Brown / Rejected
School  UCLA (applied) / Rejected
School  Stony Brook / Rejected
School  Carnegie Mellon (ACO) / Rejected
School  CUNY / Rejected
School  UW Seattle / Waitlist  Accepted! / Attending w/ 20k TA
School  UCSB / Accepted w/ 17k TA / declined
School  CU Boulder / Rejected random?
Posting late because I was too lazy and now am procrastinating Alg HW. Honestly wanted to go to UW for match level program/location from the start, but would have gone to any of these places and figured I should reach a bit. Probably should have done more in undergrad (like going to office hours and getting to know professors), since I think my drive and skills are pretty solid but I never really got to know any professors at my big school. When I got waitlisted at UW I wrote them a 1/3 page email saying that it was my #1 and why and they took me off 2 days later, so I would say that a waitlist is not necessarily a bad thing. Good luck next year!
Major(s): Pure Mathematics, Operations Research
Minor(s): n/a[
GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 163
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer Program at CMU  classes + applied math research on coarsening processes
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans List a couple semesters, nothing else really
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: nope
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate Algebra (1 yr.)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Wasn't a math major until sophomore year, then started taking more math classes. So I guess it shows dedication once I decided to do it. Rec's aren't great (and from all postdoc instructors) except from summer research.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School  University of Toronto / Rejected
School  Brown / Rejected
School  UCLA (applied) / Rejected
School  Stony Brook / Rejected
School  Carnegie Mellon (ACO) / Rejected
School  CUNY / Rejected
School  UW Seattle / Waitlist  Accepted! / Attending w/ 20k TA
School  UCSB / Accepted w/ 17k TA / declined
School  CU Boulder / Rejected random?
Posting late because I was too lazy and now am procrastinating Alg HW. Honestly wanted to go to UW for match level program/location from the start, but would have gone to any of these places and figured I should reach a bit. Probably should have done more in undergrad (like going to office hours and getting to know professors), since I think my drive and skills are pretty solid but I never really got to know any professors at my big school. When I got waitlisted at UW I wrote them a 1/3 page email saying that it was my #1 and why and they took me off 2 days later, so I would say that a waitlist is not necessarily a bad thing. Good luck next year!
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Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, not known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Writing
GPA: 3.99
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 159 (80%)
W: 4.5 (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Research Experience: Master's Thesis, 1 publication (actually cited by Richard Stanley in his Catalan Addendum, although that will not be a factor; didn't even realize it until well after the application season was over, and I doubt I would have mentioned it anyway), helped a friend with his Master's thesis. No REUs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years now, independent tutoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Master's and Doctoral GPA 4.0
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: In a Ph.D. program currently at a lowranked math program at a state school. Trying to move on to a better program. Have taken a pretty decent number of graduate classes (with 4.0 GPA), which should help. Have 4 solid letters of recommendation.
Applying to Where: No real reason to classify any of these schools as "Reach" or "Safety"…they are all somewhere between 2856 in ranking for math graduate programs according to US News.
Ohio StateRejected upon inquiry
University of OregonRejected via postal mail
North Carolina StateAccepted with $16,000 TAship, health insurance, and $4,000 summer support for first summer (Declined)
University of Colorado (Boulder)Accepted with ~$16,800 TAship and partial health insurance (Declined)
University of ArizonaWaitlisted on 3/14 Accepted on 4/7 with $16,180 TAship, health insurance, and $3,000 summer support for Summer 2015. (Declined)
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)Invited for interview on 2/25, interviewed on 3/21, accepted on 3/28 with $18,000 TAship, health insurance Attending.
Final Thoughts: Very happy with results this year, given modest MGRE score. It is interesting how much different my results are this year as opposed to last year. When I applied to Ph.D. programs for Fall 2013 admission, I was coming from a Master's program at state school with no Ph.D. program, so I had to change schools or stop going to school altogether. I only got into my safety school (I assume because of my lessthanthrilling MGRE score), and so I accepted as opposed to finding a job. I honestly tried to like the program, but I have not been impressed, so I decided to give it another go this year and did much better. Differences in my application from last year: (1) Raised GRE score modestly (8 percentile points), (2) Got another letter of recommendation to add to my original three, (3) Have a publication now, which was only submitted last year this time, (4) Completed my Master's thesis, which was in progress last year this time, and (5) Did very well (and have good grades to show for it) in my first semester of the Ph.D. program I am currently in. Apparently these (seemingly small) changes made a big difference!
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Writing
GPA: 3.99
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 159 (80%)
W: 4.5 (73%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (52%)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Research Experience: Master's Thesis, 1 publication (actually cited by Richard Stanley in his Catalan Addendum, although that will not be a factor; didn't even realize it until well after the application season was over, and I doubt I would have mentioned it anyway), helped a friend with his Master's thesis. No REUs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years now, independent tutoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Master's and Doctoral GPA 4.0
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: In a Ph.D. program currently at a lowranked math program at a state school. Trying to move on to a better program. Have taken a pretty decent number of graduate classes (with 4.0 GPA), which should help. Have 4 solid letters of recommendation.
Applying to Where: No real reason to classify any of these schools as "Reach" or "Safety"…they are all somewhere between 2856 in ranking for math graduate programs according to US News.
Ohio StateRejected upon inquiry
University of OregonRejected via postal mail
North Carolina StateAccepted with $16,000 TAship, health insurance, and $4,000 summer support for first summer (Declined)
University of Colorado (Boulder)Accepted with ~$16,800 TAship and partial health insurance (Declined)
University of ArizonaWaitlisted on 3/14 Accepted on 4/7 with $16,180 TAship, health insurance, and $3,000 summer support for Summer 2015. (Declined)
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)Invited for interview on 2/25, interviewed on 3/21, accepted on 3/28 with $18,000 TAship, health insurance Attending.
Final Thoughts: Very happy with results this year, given modest MGRE score. It is interesting how much different my results are this year as opposed to last year. When I applied to Ph.D. programs for Fall 2013 admission, I was coming from a Master's program at state school with no Ph.D. program, so I had to change schools or stop going to school altogether. I only got into my safety school (I assume because of my lessthanthrilling MGRE score), and so I accepted as opposed to finding a job. I honestly tried to like the program, but I have not been impressed, so I decided to give it another go this year and did much better. Differences in my application from last year: (1) Raised GRE score modestly (8 percentile points), (2) Got another letter of recommendation to add to my original three, (3) Have a publication now, which was only submitted last year this time, (4) Completed my Master's thesis, which was in progress last year this time, and (5) Did very well (and have good grades to show for it) in my first semester of the Ph.D. program I am currently in. Apparently these (seemingly small) changes made a big difference!
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Undergrad Institution: One of best schools in South America, but not much international recognition
Master's Institution: Same as above
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Not applicable
GPA: 3.96/4.00, and then 4.00/4.00 during the Master's
Type of Student: International white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%) I wonder what I could have missed!
V: 165 (95%) Memorized 1000+ words using flashcards. Sure payed off.
W: 4.5 (78%) Not my thing, writing.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (90%) Very stressful experience, especially if you have only one chance of succeeding.
TOEFL Score: (114 = R30/L30/S24/W30) The problem with Speaking is the time limit for your answers, gotta practice that.
Program Applying: Pure Math (intended area Analysis or Geometric Analysis)
Research Experience: 3year undergrad advanced study project, 2year Master's, 3 summer schools
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Best student of class, Third Prize award at IMC (Bulgaria), Silver Medal at Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad, many other minor prizes in math competitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: One semester TAship (Calculus II)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have an MS (12 Grad classes) and solid recommendations (at least the one I've seen)
Any Other Info That Might Matter: A weak point is that I've never done anything (classes, REU's, summer schools) in any school other than my home institution. My recommenders are all from here. Also, no publications, although in Pure Math that is normal.
Applying to Where: (all Pure Math)
Dream schools
MIT  Rejected. There goes my top school!
Princeton  Rejected.
Harvard  Rejected.
Great schools
Rutgers (New Brunswick)  Admitted w/ TAship. (Last school to reach decision). Will attend!
Temple (Philadelphia)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Northwestern (Evanston)  Admitted w/ TAship. Declined.
Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Washington (Seattle)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Safe schools
Michigan (AnnArbor)  Rejected.
Minnesota (Twin Cities)  Don't know, never heard back from them. Don't care anymore.
Illinois (UrbanaChampaign)  Admitted. (First school to reach decision). Declined.
Wisconsin (Madison)  Admitted w/ TAship. Declined.
Final thoughts:
My "great school, safe school" ranking needs revision.
Applications cost a lot of money.
When you have more than one option, deciding which one to attend is the hardest part of all.
Master's Institution: Same as above
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Not applicable
GPA: 3.96/4.00, and then 4.00/4.00 during the Master's
Type of Student: International white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (97%) I wonder what I could have missed!
V: 165 (95%) Memorized 1000+ words using flashcards. Sure payed off.
W: 4.5 (78%) Not my thing, writing.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 860 (90%) Very stressful experience, especially if you have only one chance of succeeding.
TOEFL Score: (114 = R30/L30/S24/W30) The problem with Speaking is the time limit for your answers, gotta practice that.
Program Applying: Pure Math (intended area Analysis or Geometric Analysis)
Research Experience: 3year undergrad advanced study project, 2year Master's, 3 summer schools
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Best student of class, Third Prize award at IMC (Bulgaria), Silver Medal at Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad, many other minor prizes in math competitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: One semester TAship (Calculus II)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have an MS (12 Grad classes) and solid recommendations (at least the one I've seen)
Any Other Info That Might Matter: A weak point is that I've never done anything (classes, REU's, summer schools) in any school other than my home institution. My recommenders are all from here. Also, no publications, although in Pure Math that is normal.
Applying to Where: (all Pure Math)
Dream schools
MIT  Rejected. There goes my top school!
Princeton  Rejected.
Harvard  Rejected.
Great schools
Rutgers (New Brunswick)  Admitted w/ TAship. (Last school to reach decision). Will attend!
Temple (Philadelphia)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Northwestern (Evanston)  Admitted w/ TAship. Declined.
Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Washington (Seattle)  Admitted w/ TAship+Fellowship. Declined.
Safe schools
Michigan (AnnArbor)  Rejected.
Minnesota (Twin Cities)  Don't know, never heard back from them. Don't care anymore.
Illinois (UrbanaChampaign)  Admitted. (First school to reach decision). Declined.
Wisconsin (Madison)  Admitted w/ TAship. Declined.
Final thoughts:
My "great school, safe school" ranking needs revision.
Applications cost a lot of money.
When you have more than one option, deciding which one to attend is the hardest part of all.

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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Hello,
Am not new to this thread, but this is actually my first time of writing on this platform.
I actually got admitted to the masters program in mathematics at Ohio University.
I would like to ask if anyone has a good information as regards mathematics at Ohio University.
I am actually interested in Mathematical biology because I kind of have a research experience in the field.
Am not new to this thread, but this is actually my first time of writing on this platform.
I actually got admitted to the masters program in mathematics at Ohio University.
I would like to ask if anyone has a good information as regards mathematics at Ohio University.
I am actually interested in Mathematical biology because I kind of have a research experience in the field.
Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
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Re: 2014 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
I confess that. I didn't read the whole thread because it's way too long. But I'd like to know if someone here is preparing the subject test (or retaking it)
Thanks
Thanks