2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Integreat
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2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Integreat » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:53 am

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[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)

[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Integreat
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Integreat » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: Public, T15
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Chemistry
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163
V: 163
W: TBD
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: April '19: 780 (75%)
Sept '19: Lower lol :?

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D (Geometric Analysis/Differential Geometry), maybe some teaching/D.A. programs?

Research Experience: 1 year Geometric Analysis research at my university (paper to be written, eventually), 1 REU resulting in a paper and a talk, 3 years Physical Chem/Biochem research, if that counts? I at least got a paper from it.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded $3000 funding from my university to conduct math research, two-time Goldwater nominee, GPA awards, honor societies (PBK, etc.)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Wrote a ~350 page solution manual for my Calc III professor's book, TA for an advanced General Chemistry course. Lectured for the grad topology class here once.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 6 Math grad classes by time of applying (Analysis, Topology, Differential Geometry), 9 by graduation. Connections to Princeton: grad students there, one letter writer has a strong relationship w/faculty, attended Princeton's Summer School for Geometric Analysis + have been in correspondence with some faculty since. One famous letter writer (but, using as a fourth, when possible) from UChicago. One well-known writer from my institution, "strong" letter (really, who's to say how strong letters are?).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was a double major in Biochem, hence all the chemistry. I went pretty far in it (1 grad Chem class), almost completed the major. Decided to drop it to a minor to focus on math. Because of this, I might be a weaker applicant (less math courses), but I did skip into some graduate ones so hopefully that helps?


Applying to Where:
Shoot for the stars~
Berkeley:
Harvard:
MIT:
Princeton:
Stanford:
UChicago:

Reach
Cambridge (Part III):
Columbia:
University of Toronto:

Match/Safety?
Northwestern:
Rutgers:
Stony Brook:
UC Irvine:
U Washington:
Home:

Fellowships:
NSF GRFP:
Churchill: Nominated (10/9)

rshipowi
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by rshipowi » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:39 am

Undergrad Institution: Small Private
Major(s):Mathematics
Minor(s):none
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: DWM

Graduate Institution: Large Public
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 3.88

GRE Revised General Test:
Q:170
V:164
W: 2
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 760
Percent: 71%

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Masters Thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Worked as teacher at junior college
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Older student, haven’t been in school since 2006

Applying to Where:
Oregon State
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simplyAmazing
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by simplyAmazing » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 am

Undergrad Institution: Public, T10
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Nope
GPA: 3.925
Type of Student: Asian American

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 ( :D )
V: 148 (Oh heck no :x )
W: 3.5

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Sept '19: 810 (79%) It should be allright... Well, I hope

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Statistics, All MASTERS

Research Experience: Not really relative, did half a year of independent study with Math Dept. Graduate vice chair on Combinatoric and graph theory, it was focus on random walks on graphs (dont think it has anything to do with statistics)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: GPA related awards and honors, nothing shocking to be mentioned about
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for calculus for my sophomore year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing special to say about (or I was always at top 10 even top 3 in classes of 150 people if they really care) I am sure one of graduate staff wrote me a kick-ass letter
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nope


Applying to Where:

ALL MASTERS

I MUST BE DRUNK:
U Chicago:
UCLA:
Yale:
Columbia:
UC Berkeley:

Reach:
UCSD:
Johns Hopskins:
UC Davis:
UM Ann Arbor:
UW-Madison:

Match/Safety (I really wish they are!!!!)
UCSB:
UC Irvine:
University of South Cali:
Rice:

Oops-ilon
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Oops-ilon » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:09 am

Undergrad Institution: Large Public (Not impressive)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: >3.8
Type of Student: DWM

Grad Institution: Large Private
Major: Math Education
GPA: >3.9

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (95%)
V: 155 (68%) :roll:
W: 4.0 (57%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (71%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Two RA positions, but not necessarily relevant to research interest.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 Merit Scholarships + 2 Graduate Fellowships, Dean's List, Honor Society
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergrad Tutor for 3 years, Undergrad TA for 2 years, Currently teach AP high school
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am 2 years out of school but have been taking classes part-time to stay prepared

Applying to Where:

UNC Chapel Hill:
UC Santa Barbara:
Vanderbilt:
U of Colorado:
U of Virginia:
NC State:
Emory:
U of Houston:
Baylor:

Eigenvaluable
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Eigenvaluable » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midwest SLAC
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.88/4
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (93%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 5 (92%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: TBA Nov. 25


Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: REU in numerical linear algebra (paper in progress, gave a talk at YMC, applying for poster at JMM), independent cryptography research project (no online/published paper), summer Computer Science (PL and math pedagogy) research project at home institution (no online/published paper), statistical modeling research project (online paper)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing significant. Dean’s list every semester.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: YMC 2019, JMM 2020, Mentor/TA for proof-based linear algebra (2 semesters), grader for functional problem solving (2 semesters).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female. Graduating a semester early to take classes not offered at my institution (complex analysis, second course in abstract algebra). Two letters of rec from professors I have done research with, one letter of rec from the professor I am a TA for.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nope.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
High Reach
Cornell (13) OR Brown (14):

Reach
University of Texas Austin (14):
UW Madison (16) OR University of Michigan (12):
UC San Diego (19):
UIUC (19):
Northwestern (22):


Match?
UC Davis (34) :
WashU (34):
USC (44):
University of Arizona (47):
CU Boulder (47):

"Safety"
University of Hawai'i at Manoa (127):

Camilo_Arosemena
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Camilo_Arosemena » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 am

Undergrad Institution: (Biggest public uni in my country)
Major(s):Pure Mathematics
Minor(s):N/A
GPA:3,36 :oops:
Type of Student: (International Male from Colombia)

Graduate Institution: (Biggest public uni in Mexico)
Master Degree in Pure Math
GPA:3,85

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 159 (70%) :cry:
V: 153 (60%)
W: 3.0 (15%) This is gonna be bad
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 780 (75%) :?

I've seen most people here usually score better in the quantitative reasoning part of the general GRE than in the mGRE, I wonder whether this will be detrimental in my applications.

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: When I was an undergraduate a professor and I tried to prove some fact in model theory but we couldn't get anywhere after a couple of months. In my master thesis I gave a nice(but trivial I think) proof of a theorem in hyperbolic geometry which is useful in low-dimensional topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Won a general knowledge contest about all contents of my career as an undergraduate.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:???
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have a 6k account in math.stackexchange, most of the score(>70%) comes from answers I've given, mostly in pure math.

Applying to:

Wasting money
Cornell
Rutgers
Northwestern

Match?
Ohio State
Indiana

Safe(I hope)
Utah

2211nasa
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by 2211nasa » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:16 pm

Undergrad Institution: Midwest Regional Public School
Major(s): MATH
Minor(s): None
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 6.0 (99%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (33%, went in cold in Sept., didn't study at all, just wanted a trial run in the environment to prep for the more serious October exam)
M: TBA (xx%, studied more for Oct., hoping for >60%)

Program Applying: PhD (Number Theory)

Research Experience: Good REU in Number Theory. 8 weeks. I'm told the math we were doing was really original and exciting, but I dunno man, I'm no expert. Did a talk at MathFest, talk at JMM 2020 scheduled, paper in process, and a poster presentation at my home institution. Maybe a poster session at JMM as well, not sure if that's happening yet.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: All the standard awards you get for getting perfect grades. Full-tuition merit-based scholarship too, from being good in high school yada yada yada.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Started working as a tutor in the math departments tutoring center this past semester just about every day, ~20 hrs./week. Also worked with a prof on writing a question bank for Calc II and DifEq courses. Aaand I dunno I worked as a science SI for a year.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have two really strong recommendation letters from (1) a prof from my school who I've taken about a million courses from and am currently doing an independent study in algebraic number theory with and (2) from my program director from the REU I did. My third letter writer will be another prof who I don't know as well, but it will still be good.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: meh

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan - Top choice. I love Ann Arbor so much, it would be a dream to get to study there
Michigan State University
Purdue University
Dartmouth University
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ohio State University
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Boston University
University of Connecticut - Storrs
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stillanoob
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by stillanoob » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:33 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics, Chemistry
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.74/4.00 (4.00/4.00 Math)
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170/170 (xx%)
V: 169/166 (xx%)
W: 4.5/5.5 (xx%)
Sending both scores. :D

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (I know it is >90%)

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math - Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics

Research Experience: REU x 4, 5 papers total, none of them is original research. Helped 2 different professor publish 3 papers (name is on publication) on graph theory and combinatorics, also senior paper on algebraic combinatorics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Putnam honorable mention once and three times non-trivial scores. USAMO, dean's list, couple national scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Nothing special.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: N/A.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: 4 really strong letters, hopefully. One of them is a fields medalist. Lots of graduate courses, have not gotten grade other than A for math courses, but that is probably nothing to brag about.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Harvard
Princeton
Toronto Ph.D
UCLA
UC Berkeley

Match (subjective)
Cornell
Madison
Minnesota
Penn
UMichigan
Waterloo Ph.D

Safety
Boston U
Florida
Georgia Tech
UC Davis
UC San Diego


This forum has helped me a lot on deciding where to apply to so it is only fair if I contribute. My match schools feels like reach schools and my safety schools feels like match schools. I have a weird feeling I am going to get rejected by all schools but what the heck, time to empty my wallet.
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temporaryacct
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by temporaryacct » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:00 am

stillanoob wrote:
Program Applying: Pure Math - Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Harvard
Princeton
Toronto Ph.D
UCLA
UC Berkeley

Match (subjective)
Cornell
Madison
Minnesota
Penn
UMichigan
Waterloo Ph.D

Safety
Florida
Georgia Tech
UC Davis
UC San Diego

This forum has helped me a lot on deciding where to apply to so it is only fair if I contribute. My match schools feels like reach schools and my safety schools feels like match schools. I have a weird feeling I am going to get rejected by all schools but what the heck, time to empty my wallet.
Your application seems quite strong! I noticed that you have some Canadian PhD programs on your list. I've heard that they require/strongly recommend Master's degrees for their PhD programs. Their PhD programs are shorter and almost equivalent to the post-qual portion of US PhD programs. Have you heard anything similar?

How did you classify your reaches/matches/safeties? I feel like Georgia Tech and UCSD are quite strong in discrete math.

Orpheus11235
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Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:00 am

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Orpheus11235 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Public
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic


GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (84%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Top REU, two algebra preprints. Advisor seems to think they're pretty good; planning on submitting one to a conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top Scholarship from school; typical Dean's List stuff.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for physics 2 semesters, grader for both physics and math (3 semesters).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Think I have strong letters, two of which are from well-known researchers, the other from my REU research advisor. Taken both the year-long algebra and topology graduate sequences, and probably will graduate with a total of 7-8 graduate courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Also have some physics background (started out as a physics major, switched as a sophomore).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Chicago
Berkeley
Columbia

Reach/Match
Michigan
Cornell
UT Austin
U Wisconsin-Madison
U Minnesota
U Washington

Safety
Indiana University-Bloomington
Texas A&M


Figuring out the safety schools is the hardest part for me... If anyone has any suggestions for really large schools in the top 25-40 range, that have a lot of algebraists/geometers/topologists, would love to hear it. Applying mainly to large schools because I don't yet know what I want to research.
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stillanoob
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Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:12 pm

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by stillanoob » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:11 pm

temporaryacct wrote:
stillanoob wrote:
Program Applying: Pure Math - Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Harvard
Princeton
Toronto Ph.D
UCLA
UC Berkeley

Match (subjective)
Cornell
Madison
Minnesota
Penn
UMichigan
Waterloo Ph.D

Safety
Florida
Georgia Tech
UC Davis
UC San Diego

This forum has helped me a lot on deciding where to apply to so it is only fair if I contribute. My match schools feels like reach schools and my safety schools feels like match schools. I have a weird feeling I am going to get rejected by all schools but what the heck, time to empty my wallet.
Your application seems quite strong! I noticed that you have some Canadian PhD programs on your list. I've heard that they require/strongly recommend Master's degrees for their PhD programs. Their PhD programs are shorter and almost equivalent to the post-qual portion of US PhD programs. Have you heard anything similar?

How did you classify your reaches/matches/safeties? I feel like Georgia Tech and UCSD are quite strong in discrete math.
My thesis advisor is from U Toronto and I did 2 REUs at the same university with a professor from U Waterloo, whom did his undergrad at U Toronto. So I am getting letters from both of them. I was told Toronto would be harder to get in than most top schools in US as an US citizen.

I classified them based on my subjective opinion of my chances being admitted ... just a guess don't take them seriously. :D

lesbianpearls
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Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:48 am

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by lesbianpearls » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:13 am

Undergrad Institution: Very Small Open Enrollment American University (I had self-esteem issues when I was younger and thought nobody else would want me. Haha.)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Unofficial Philosophy Minor (School doesn't offer it, but I have enough credits for it to count if it did.)
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Female, Lesbian (And soon to be engaged! :D )

GRE Revised General Test: (YIKES!)
Q: 163 (82%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 4.0 (57%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: TBD (TBD%) (Expecting a very low score. Was not feeling well.)

Program Applying: Pure Math, specifically Number Theory, Algebra, and Logic

Research Experience: 3 years of research in Biomathematics at my undergrad university. 5 conference presentations: 3 poster, 2 oral. Currently writing a paper for submission.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full Tuition Scholarship, Outstanding Student Poster Award at JMM
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TRiO Mathematics Tutor, Math Club President, AWM Student Chapter President
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female, LGBT+, Association for Women in Mathematics Member
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have a W in a class titled "Careers in Mathematics". I also used to go to a community college and I skipped Calculus I and am replacing it with Intro to Complex Analysis.

Applying to Where:

THE DREAM SCHOOLS
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
University of Notre Dame
Brandeis University

GOOD SCHOOLS
University of Arizona
University of Massachusetts

ALRIGHT, I GUESS
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of Rhode Island
University of Montana
Montana State University

LAST RESORT
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (I have connections.)
Utah State University

I would absolutely love more recommendations for schools. Also, would like feedback on my current school list. I am worried I won't get into any of these schools, so it would really help to know if there are any good "safety schools" for a student like me?
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DarkJon
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Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:42 pm

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by DarkJon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Hi everyone!

Actually I am curious about how exactly do you classify universities as "Safety", "Match", "Reach"? In other words, how to determine whether a given school is a perfect match, is a little ambitious, or is in "safe" zone?

Orpheus11235
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:00 am

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Orpheus11235 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:25 pm

DarkJon wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Hi everyone!

Actually I am curious about how exactly do you classify universities as "Safety", "Match", "Reach"? In other words, how to determine whether a given school is a perfect match, is a little ambitious, or is in "safe" zone?
Here is how I did it, and how I recommend everyone else do it: ask a professor who knows you and your application. It helps if they're someone who actively mentors undergraduates and/or is involved in admissions. They are often the best prepared to tell you what is safety/match/reach for you.

Cyclicduck
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Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 pm

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Cyclicduck » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:24 am

As my profile has been deleted again with absolutely no explanation given to me, even after emailing the board administrator about this, I'm reposting my profile here.
(Two notes: first, I might not end up actually applying to Rutgers - otherwise this profile is completely accurate, and second, I got a notification that someone did reply to me, but that post was deleted before I had the chance to read it.)

Undergrad Institution: The worst school of all time: Washington University in St. Louis!!! :cry:
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer science and math (even their major system is messed up)
Minor(s): No
GPA: ~3.9
Type of Student: (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?) Domestic/Canadian, Male, Asian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97 (or was it 96)%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.0 (i forget%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 940 (99%)

TOEFL Score: (0 = 0xx/0xx/0xx/0xx) :oops:

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Founder of Zonotopy type theory, based on the monumental "Zonotope lemma" of http://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index ... w/v21i4p10. :roll: Gave two presentations on this, one at CUNY and one at UMD.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: WashU math club arm wrestling champion (2019), Boba Math Olympiad Semifinalist (2018), Plank countdown semifinalist (2015), ELMO silver medal (2015).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Founder and CEO of the Anti-Doron Coalition :twisted: (We are a rapidly growing coalition of young mathematicians working to counter the spread of DDD. Contact me if you're interested in joining!)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Wrote a 60-page allegorical novel on the dangers of DDD.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taking a semester off to learn armwrestling from Russians. Took another semester off three semesters ago from boredom.

Applying to Where:
Top choice:
Rutgers :evil: :twisted: :evil:
"To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The rest
Harvard
Stanford
MIT
Princeton
Berkeley
Columbia
U Chicago
Columbia

NotMyRealName
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Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by NotMyRealName » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large State, Rank ~100 Math
Major(s): Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering, double-degree
GPA: 3.97, 4.0 in Math Courses
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (95%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 5.0 (93%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: sept. '19 30% :?
M: oct. '19 Hopefully 60% +, felt much better than in sept.

Program Applying: Ph.D. Pure Mathematics, interested in Algebra/Number Theory

Research Experience: Done a lot of research at my home institution, both in Engineering and Math. One poster presentation and spending this year doing some ground-level classification work on the Inverse Galois Problem. No REUs but had a summer internship for a renowned national laboratory.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater Nominee (but no award or honorable mention), finalist (top 5) for student employee of the year at my institution, selected to speak at convocation this year, given a university-wide top 1% award (41 seniors out of ~4000 graduating this year), in a 4-year engineering scholarship program, competitive research scholarships.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergrad Coordinator (Aug. 2018-present) for a large, very selective university-wide freshman scholarship program focusing on leadership development. Prestigious summer internship that I mentioned above. Had a TA position for an engineering programming class before that. On the exec board for the engineering scholarship program I mentioned above. Taking 3 classes that are grad-level but listed as 4000 (undergrad) level so that they count for my degree.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two young recommenders that know me well, one older, better known recommender that knows me less well. Fourth letter (where available) coming from Engineering professor.

Applying to Where:

Paying to be rejected:
Stanford
UC Berkeley
Harvard
MIT
Brown
Yale
Cornell
UT Austin
Michigan

Might get in here:
Minnesota
Washington
WashU
CU Boulder
Arizona
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utkarsh1729
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by utkarsh1729 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Delhi, India
Major(s): Math (B.Sc.)
Minor(s): None
GPA: (Percentage based system) 92.50% in Math courses, 88.40% aggregate
Type of Student: International (India), Male

Grad Institution: IIT Madras, India
Major(s): Math (M.Sc.)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 8.9/10
Type of Student: International (India), Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (82%) ...oh well
V: 156 (73%)
W: 3.5 (39%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: TBA

TOEFL Score: (108 = R27/L26/S27/W28)

Program Applying: Applied Math PhD, looking for places with research in Complex Systems, Network Theory and Dynamical Systems.

Research Experience: Two independent studies, one at home institution on Spectral Graph Theory and another under a professor in my hometown on Mathematical Ecology. One national summer research fellowship program at IIT Kanpur, on Mathematical Biology. Master's Thesis on Cellular automata modeling of traffic flow. Both the home institution experiences included in-campus presentations.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Institute merit scholarships, NBHM M.A./M.Sc. National Scholarship, Junior Research Fellowship by CSIR (deferred).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Class Rank: 03/52. Two of the recommenders know me very well and are aware of my overall progress and the third one was my summer research supervisor, so the recommendations would be strong.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took a wide array of courses to avoid being unidirectional, don't know if it's a positive point or a negative one.

Applying to Where:

Cornell
UCLA
NYU
Northwestern
UWash
UT Austin
UNC Chapel Hill
UMaryland
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara


I am clueless as to which universities should be considered as safeties or matches. I would highly appreciate any judgments or suggestions regarding any needed amendments or additions as I will be submitting my application very shortly.

CoronalRain
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Re: 2020 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by CoronalRain » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:46 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small state school
Major(s): M.S. Mathematics, B.S. Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science
GPA: 3.95+
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (97%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (81%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M (Sept): 740 (67%)
M (Oct): TBA (expecting 70% or higher)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Research Experience: Masters thesis in analytic number theory, but no publications from it. Years and years of research in machine learning, though that probably won't help when applying to pure math programs. Some co-authorships on ML papers in lower-tier journals.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top student in the Math department during undergrad. President of the Math Club. Various awards and scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for various Math/Stats/CS courses during my Masters. Tutored classes up to vector calculus. Been in industry for 2 years now as a data scientist.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nope.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Withdrew from a PhD program in CS a few years back because it was boring af.

Applying to Where:

Impossible Schools
UChicago - Pending
Columbia - Pending
UCLA - Pending
Caltech - Pending
Yale - Pending
Brown - Pending
Duke - Pending
UPenn - Pending

Reach Schools
UCSD - Pending
Johns Hopkins - Pending
UMD - Pending
Rutgers - Pending

Safety Schools
None, because what's life without a little danger?



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