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phd matching school

Post by zcahxy0 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Hi,guys, i am a upcoming senior, i just got declined from waterloo's pure math master program (spring entry),
do any of you know an approximate score requirement for waterloo, or u of totonto?
My interest field is Analysis and PDE,but since i have backgroud in CS, so computational math could be a choice.
I wish i can get some advice for a program list (matching schools), thanks!

Undergrad Institution: Liberal arts in IL
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science
GPA: 3.80/4.0
Type of Student: international asian Male

Q: 169 (96%)
V: 158 (80%)
W: 3.5
Math Subject Test: 780 (75%) i still have 2 chances in Sep and Oct to improve

Program Applying: Mathematics Ph.D.(US) or masters (international)

Research Experience: fractional pde, stochastic equation, some combinatorics, fourier analysis and orthogonal polynomials
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, scholarships, 7th place on a math challenge out of 71 teams
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a few semesters, currently working on thesis, passed an acturary exam; chess club president, math honor society vp, do not have REU but spend one semester in UCL,did a decent job.

potential list:

super reach:
Oxford (OMMS) (master)
U of chicago (phd)
Michigan annabor (phd)

sort of reach:
waterloo (master)
u of toronto (master)
UBC (master)
carneige mellon
U of north western (phd)

UIUC (phd)
Georgia tech
Washington seattle
ohio state (phd)
wisconsin madison (phd) one of my letter writer got his phd here

u of utah (phd)
u of iowa(phd)
(i am adding some safety school below, please let me know if they are viable)
1. tufts
2. case reserve
3. u of pittersbeurg

Honestly, i am not sure if this list fits best, as i did not investigate much safety options and my previous application indicates this whole process is filled with uncertainty; is it better to simply try more schools?

How do you guys think of this list? is this realistic? do you guys have other ideal programs? appreciate it!
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Re: phd matching school

Post by notinverse » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 pm

What area you're looking to study in grad school? Anything specific? Also, you might want to put soke reach, low reach schools in your list as well and which schools would fit into that, would largely depend on your area of interest.

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Re: phd matching school

Post by zcahxy0 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm

thank you, this is my first time posting here, i just edited my post, hopefully it makes more sense :)

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Re: phd matching school

Post by ponchan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:16 pm

Your "safety" schools don't seem so safe.

Emory is tiny, gets hundreds of applications for 5-7 spots. Utah rejects applicants like you just as much as they accept them. Iowa may indeed be a safety, but that's not certain.

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Re: phd matching school

Post by zcahxy0 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 pm

thanks bro, can you recommend some schools that seems to be safer? appreciate it :o

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