### Applying to math PhD program with 3.3 overall GPA and 3.9 major GPA

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**Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:03 am**I am a senior math student at a top 20 program in the U.S (UIUC). I will be applying for the Fall 2018 semester. As the title stated, my overall GPA is about 3.3, and my math GPA is about 3.9 (Mostly A and A+ in all of my math courses). I have taken roughly 50 credit hours of mathematics beyond Calculus, including 3 graduate level courses (with other Ph.Ds at my university) in Topology, Commutative Algebra, and Modern Algebraic Geometry (Scheme theory; Covered Chapter 2 in Hartshorne's), some research and reading courses in Homological Algebra. I will be taking the GRE subject test this October. I am a little worried about my overall GPA. I am worried if my overall 3.3 GPA might hurt my chance of admission to some decent programs? I am not looking to apply for any top 10 schools. Thanks