nicole2 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:56 am
misterB wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 am
nicole2 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:46 am
Fake news. You were the one that fired the first round at me.
Yeah we both know the truth so leave the pretending for the rest of the forum. Anyway, if my intuition is wrong and this represents a real profile, congrats on your recent admits
and wish you all the best for your future. I have nothing more to say to you.
Talking about pretending for the rest of the forum.
You haters' been saying I'm a troll since Day 1 it's getting old seriously. Seems more like your a sexist and your intuition tells you that women getting into PHD programs are just wrong and therefore we are trolls.
Consider it from this point of view: A person with a very sub-optimal math GRE score say someone who has taken it multiple times and their best score is 15th percentile. One this is a horrible exam since HALF
the exam is calculus with an emphasis on single variable. Higher schoolers who only took and mastered Calculus AB and BC can SCORE HIGHER than that. While the exam does not reflect how much mathematical talent a candidate has, scoring so poorly implies that the student has a poor understanding of even freshmen calculus. Graduate students are expected to TA calculus multiple times. But how can a committee trust someone to TA for calculus, when it appears that they do not even have a solid understanding of calculus.
In addition, it is well known many non-top tier universities have strong grade inflation, so the mGRE score is even more important for candidates from non-top tier universities since committee members do not know what an "A" means at your university. Does almost everyone in your classes get an "A"? The committee does not have time to check all of these especially from not well-known schools, so they use the mGRE instead as a way to compare applicants.
Now imagine someone who has a high GPA but a horrible mGRE (math phd don't care about the regular gre since it's just high school math) from a not well known school. This instantly puts a question about whether the candidate really deserved their grades. Now imagine the student applying to only top 20 schools. Of course, everyone would suggest them to apply to lower ranked schools since it is very unlikely they will get admitted to many if any of them due to most top 20 schools have a "cut off" score of around 800 on the mGRE. Now imagine someone boasting about how they will get into a top 20 school just for being female. I do agree that females should have an advantage in admissions for diversity reason; however, they still have to be a strong applicant to be admitted into a top tier school.
The main reason people are calling you a "troll" is because of your attitude. You adamantly believe you are a top candidate solely based on your gender and a high GPA. However, your mGRE gives the appearance that you do not understand undergrad material well. You call everyone who disagree with you a "sexist", when it seems much more likely that you are the sexist. You believe that because you're female and have a high GPA you deserve admissions to every top tier school. What about guys with high GPA and high mGRE; do they not deserve it as much as you because they were born male?
In addition, saying you will get into a top 20 just because you're a female is a disservice to every other female candidate. They all got in for many OTHER reasons other than just being female. I am in a top 10 math program and the female graduate students are all very bright and accomplished and got in for many reasons other than their sex. They all deserve their spot here.
I am happy to hear you got interviews and unofficial offers from top tier school, but you need to mature up and study hard for your qual exams, or you'll be kicked out of the school in no time.