**Undergrad Institution:**Small Liberal Arts College in the US

**Minor(s):**None

**GPA:**3.94 (Math GPA: 3.99)

**Type of Student:**(International white female )

**GRE Revised General Test:**

**Q:**168 (92%)

**V:**158 (79%)

**W:**4.0 (55%)

**GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:**

Couldn't take it.

**Program Applying:**Pure Math (Differential Geometry/PDE)

**Research Experience:**I did some sort of research every summer. After my first year, I stayed in my college and worked on a problem in fractal geometry. We still haven't submitted it but we will in the next couple of weeks. I'm one of the co-authors. Next summer I was just mainly learning differential geometry. Last summer I did 2 research projects both outside of my home institution. One of the papers is submitted and we will submit the other one somewhat soon. Both of them are on arXiv. I also did a poster presentation and a talk at JMM, but that doesn't seem very important.

**Awards/Honors/Recognitions:**I won most math competitions in our department, had somewhat okay scores at Putnam (usually around 20), I got Highest Honors at Budapest Semester in Mathematics. Before college got an Honorable Mention at IMO, and a Silver Medal at European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad.

**Pertinent Activities or Jobs:**I tutored calculus almost every semester. I was a writing associate for abstract algebra (helped students with math writing), and for several semesters I was a TA mostly for Transition to Theoretical Math. I also graded physics homeworks for a semester.

**Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:**I think I know my professors very well. They seem to like me a lot, and I've worked with them quite a bit. I also don't have any graduate classes, since we don't have any at my school. But I took independent studies whenever there weren't enough math classes offered. I'm graduating with 20-25 math classes above the calculus level.

**Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:**I think I covered everything.

**Applying to Where:**(Color use here is welcome)

**Dream**

Berkeley - Rejected (01.29)

MIT - Rejected (02.05)

NYU - Rejected

Duke - Invited for an interview (01.28) Unofficial acceptance: an email from DSG saying the department is recommending me. No word about funding yet. (02.11) Plan to withdraw

Brown - Got an email saying that they are recommending my admissions to the graduate deans. They said after that there is almost no chance not to be accepted. One year of fellowship and four years of TAship/RAship, but nothing about the exact amount. (02.09) Plan to Attend

UT Austin - Accepted (02.05) $34K fellowshipPlan to withdraw

**Reach**

Johns Hopkins - Accepted (02.02) $36K fellowshipPlan to withdraw

Rutgers - Accepted (02.05) No word about funding yet / was offered $30K TAship. I think it's standard for everyone (02.07)Plan to withdraw

Stony Brook - AcceptedPlan to withdraw

**Match**

University of Washington - AcceptedPlan to withdraw

UNC - Their email of inquiry of interest went to my span and I saw it once the acceptances were sent out. I was already admitted to schools I preferred so I withdrew withdrew

UC Irvine - [AcceptedPlan to withdraw

**Safety**

Vanderbilt - Rejected

NC State - Accepted (02.02) 19.5K TAship with health insurance, but have to pay for student fees: 1300 per semester.withdrew

Temple - Unofficially Accepted (01.23)withdrew