**Undergrad Institution:**Top 10 Math

**Major(s):**Math

**Minor(s):**

**GPA:**3.8 (3.97 in graduate math courses)

**Type of Student:**Domestic Asian Male

**GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:**

**M:**700 (60%)

**TOEFL Score:**N/A

**Program Applying:**Applied and Pure Math PhD (Applied & Pure PDEs/Analysis)

**Research Experience:**

-2 Applied REUs in Applied PDEs and Applied PDEs + Data Science

-1 Pure REU in Harmonic Analysis

-2 Years of Applied PDEs Research

-1 Semester of Pure PDEs Research

- Some presentations and talks at conferences. Some papers in preparation.

**Awards/Honors/Recognitions:**

-Scholarships for Research In Math

-Dean's List

**Pertinent Activities or Jobs:**

-N/A

**Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:**

- 9 graduate courses when I submitted my app. Will graduate with 11.

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

- Well known letter writers. My letter writers specialized in the fields I applied for. At least 2 of them had very high opinions of me.

- Some reading courses on topics in analysis.

**Applying to Where:**(Applied and Pure Math PhDs)

Princeton - (Applied Math) Rejected [Did not submit mGRE]

Brown - (Applied Math) Rejected [Did not submit mGRE]

MIT - (Math) Rejected

Berkeley - (Math) Rejected

Columbia - (Applied Math) Accepted

UCLA - (Math) Accepted

**Attending!**

UCSD - (Math) Rejected

UCI - (Math) Accepted

North Western - (Applied Math) Rejected [Did not submit mGRE]

Caltech - (Applied Math) Rejected [Did not submit mGRE]

UWashington - (Applied Math) Accepted for unfunded masters [Did not submit mGRE]

NYU - (Math) Accepted for unfunded masters

UNC Chapel Hill - (Math) Accepted [Did not submit mGRE]

CMU - (Math) Withdrew [Did not submit mGRE]

USC - (Math) Withdrew

My two cents are that my mGRE is subpar for the places I applied to and got in to. However, I was lucky enough to get four good offers because I had strong letters and my letter writers have close connections with the places I got admitted to. My advice for future applicants is to make sure to do well on the mGRE since it is a lot more important than I thought it was.