2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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liuluck22
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by liuluck22 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:09 am

Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:13 am
liuluck22 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:22 am
Undergrad Institution: Top Big State
Major(s):Mathematics, Electrical engineering
GPA: 3.84
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test: N/A

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A, take one in my sophomore year and get around 70%

TOEFL Score:[N/A]

Program Applying: Pure Math, graph theory, combinatorics, ACO programs, all PhD, except master in canada

Research Experience: 5 research experience :shock: , one in material science, four in math, one is about partial differential equation, the rest three are all extremal, structural graph theory, all results in posters and reports, one paper in preprint, one of the math research is an REU like program.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several Deans lists, one scholarship in material science, higher honor at Budapest Semester in mathematics, department scholars, etc, nothing special...


Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Budapest Semester in Mathematics with higher honor, took 5 math classes there; 3 grad class in graph theory and combinatorics in my home school; took around 7 classes in graph theory and combinatorics in all, including extremal, structural, random graph theory, probabilistic methods, etc; 2 recommendation letters are from famous professors. I think they are committees of the most famous journals and conferences in these areas. Honor undergrad analysis

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Dual degree in electrical engineering with around 170 credits when I graduate

Applying to Where:USA, Canada, UK, Germany. All pure math except CMU and Gatech (ACO there)

Dream
MIT
Princeton
Stanford
Oxford
Cambridge


Reach
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Emory]
CMU
Gatech
Berlin Mathematical school
Rutgers

Safe
University of South Carolina
University of Memphis Admitted ( message from committee)
University of Victoria
University of Illinois, Chicago




How are you applying to Oxford and Cambridge PhD programs with just a Bachelor's degree?



They don't need master degree. If you check their websites carefully, they just said a first honor class undergrad, i.e. GPA>3.7

WithinEpsilon
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by WithinEpsilon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small State University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 163 (80%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 4.0 (55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
(Canceled due to COVID) Unfortunate, since I was kind of relying on the mGRE to counteract the fact that I went to a small school.

Program Applying: Pure Math - something algebraic related to mathematical physics

Research Experience: Two years of research experience in experimental condensed matter physics on two separate projects. The first was regarding a patented technology developed by my advisor. The second resulted in a publication in Phys Rev B. One year of research in algebra (semiring theory) where I looked at non-unique factorization (semi)domains and subtractive ideals. A publication is in preparation now and I have given numerous talks regionally and at my university for this work. The research on subtractive ideals in semirings was part of a summer research experience at my home institution. No REUs because of COVID and a late switch to mathematics (end of junior year).

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater Scholar. 2x Peggy Dixon 2-Year Scholar from Society of Physics Students. AT&T Stem State Scholarship. Several institutional scholarships. Also, I have a 4.0 so... Dean's list every semester (I suspect nobody cares).

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Informally tutored for every course I have taken through the creation of a study group that meets twice per week. President of our physics club and secretary of our math club. I had an internship at an environmental engineering company writing proposals for government contracts in my sophomore year.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have taken 8 graduate courses in mathematics and 2 in physics. Unfortunately, since I come from a small university I have absolutely no connections to any Group 1 schools. I probably should have cultivated that a bit more... :(
However, I am a non-traditional student with an even more non-traditional background. I am not sure if being a convicted felon and former heroin addict makes me a minority but I certainly spun it that way pretty hard in my personal statements. That could either help or hurt depending on if I did a good job of focusing on the positive experience that I have gained from it. I think that I did.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I do outreach to other felons and recovering addicts by visiting drug rehabilitation centers and sharing my story and some fun accessible maths (usually inspired by demonstrations that I have seen in class or online). I also coordinate a regional physics competition for high school students. I have a really good relationship with each of my letter writers and have taken grad classes with each of them. My two research projects in algebra were under one of my letter writers as well.


Applying to Where: (I am applying to so many schools because I am extremely worried that I won't get accepted and I am hoping that it will alleviate the anxiety induced by the inevitable rejections.)
Accepted, Pending, Rejected/Declined
Reach
USC - Pending on (11/30)
UWash - Pending on (12/10)
UPenn - Pending on (12/29)
Penn State - Pending on (12/29)
Stony Brook - Pending on (12/31)
Yale - Pending on (12/15)
Rutgers-NB - Pending on (12/15)
Purdue - Pending on (12/31)
Rice - Pending on (1/3)
UVA - Pending on (1/11)

Match
Kentucky - Pending on (1/11)
U Mass - Amherst - (yet to submit)
Northeastern - Pending on (11/30)
Oregon - Pending on (1/5)
NC State - (yet to submit)
LSU - Pending on (1/10)
Tufts - Pending on (12/15)
Temple - Pending on (1/4)

Safety (Nothing actually seems safe)
U Montana - Pending on (1/7)
Iowa - Pending on (1/5) (two letter writers received their Ph.D. here)
Kent State - (yet to submit)
Kansas State - Pending on (1/10)
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elene201
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by elene201 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:24 pm

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 - Pending
MIT - Pending
NYU - Pending
Duke - Pending
Brown - Pending
UT Austin - Pending

Reach
Johns Hopkins - Pending
Rutgers - Pending
Stony Brook - Pending

Match
University of Washington - Pending
UNC - Pending
UC Irvine - Pending

Safety
Vanderbilt - Pending
NC State - Pending
Tempel - Pending

emmynoether126
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by emmynoether126 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:59 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state school, unknown for math
Major(s): Mathematics (BS)
Minor(s): Applied Mathematics, Spanish, Statistics and Operations Research
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: cancelled twice due to COVID, and I was hoping it might boost my application

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD (research interests: number theory, maybe algebra and analysis or applications)

Research Experience:
Research at my university since the second month of undergrad (includes summer) in analytic number theory. No publications or talks. My one class was research-based, and my group researched mathematical aspects of brain stroke detection (microwave technology) using numerical techniques. We were supposed to have a poster at our university's STEM research expo, but it was cancelled due to COVID. Accepted to REU in analytic number theory, but it was postponed (see below).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Honors concentration at my university. Mathematics Scholarship from the math department for this academic year. Accepted to REU at a small school (their first REU program) for Summer 2020, but it is postponed to Summer 2021 due to COVID. At my county college, I was a member of Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and at my university, I was supposed to be inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon (math honor society) last spring, but it's postponed to this spring due to COVID. I doubt this helps, but President's List (4.0) every applicable semester at my university and county college.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Math tutor (paid) for my county college for 3 years. Math tutor (volunteer) for my university for 2 years as a member of Math Team. I doubt it matters, but I have a leadership role in my university's women in STEM club.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
2 grad classes during my senior year: 1 in numerical analysis, 1 in linear algebra. (At my university, undergrads are only allowed 2 grad classes.) I'm assisting with Putnam practice this year, but I don't mention it; my one letter writer might. Female (and 1 of the schools I'm applying to is a predominantly-female-undergrad/gender-inclusive-grad institution).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I took lots of college courses in high school, so I am graduating after 2 years. I am hoping it is looked upon positively (as a result of my determination) rather than negatively. I did a lot of independent study for math courses, mostly lower-level classes, but some upper-level as well. Some of these are reflected on my transcript, others are not. I consider myself first generation, but on some applications I do not count as first generation due to the wording (no one in my household has a college degree, but my half-sisters have bachelor's degrees). For the schools that have world language requirements, I mention in my SoP that I have intermediate proficiency in Spanish and am trying to learn French.

Applying to Where:
Applied, Accepted, Rejected
Bryn Mawr College - Applied 12/31
Pennsylvania State University - Applied 12/05
Rutgers University - Applied 11/29
University of Maryland - Applied 12/31
Wesleyan University - Applied 12/31

Note: My 1 recommender suggested I apply to some more reach schools. I'm thinking about it...
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contingent
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by contingent » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:48 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small University of California
Major(s): Pure Math BA
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.62 cuml and major
Type of Student: DWM

GRE: Nope. Very encouraged to see so many in the same boat. My picks were heavily based on each department's view on the GRE.

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D. (Algebraic Geometry/Topology <-> High Energy Physics)

Research Experience/Workshops:
  • Nothing in math. Joined a QED/optics lab at the particle physics research institute at my UC -- developed detectors for the LHC and other particle colliders -- realized data modeling wasn't for me and left after a few months, now desiring a fully pure track
  • Weekend-long workshop for transfer students on bayesian astrostatistics, afterwards connected us with labs
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
  • UC Regents Scholarship
  • Major Honors, four-times Dean's honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
  • Tutored a quarter of undergraduate number theory at UC
  • Have been remotely tutoring math full-time for K-12 students from indigenous communities in CA during the pandemic
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
  • Took undergrad algebraic geometry, graph theory, topology, both advanced linear and an unofficially graduate algebra course (only one required for major) and both real and complex analysis (only one required for major)
  • Strong senior capstone in geometric topology topic
  • 4 LOR from profs I took upper-division classes with: two researchers in my field of interest, one algebraist and one was both my capstone advisor and topology prof -- A's in all their classes. Also 1 LOR from my UC tutoring supervisor/the program's director
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
  • Three years of formal education in audio engineering/sound design/music production -- drew parallels to math research in my essays
Philanthropy:
Caltech - Submitted 12/13
Cornell - Submitted 1/3
Duke - Submitted 12/6
NYU - Submitted 1/4
UCB - Submitted 12/15
UW - Submitted 12/10

Fingers knotted:
UCI - Submitted 12/16
UCSB - Submitted 1/2
Stony Brook University - Submitted 12/30
UT Austin - Submitted 12/13

I'm taking the ambitious approach this year. If nothing hits, I'll apply for an MA/MS at some small schools next cycle
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contingent
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by contingent » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:25 pm

UniformlyDivergent wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:20 pm
I was homeschooled through highschool
Same here! Also relate to the family struggles, perhaps not an uncommon symptom of homeschooling.
UniformlyDivergent wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:20 pm
I also wrote all of my documents in LaTeX, for style points.
OMG why did I not think of this! Good luck, fellow UCB and UCSB applicant :)

woeinorwin
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by woeinorwin » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:15 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 20 Public US
Major(s): Mathematics and Economics
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International, Asian, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (95%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 4.0 (55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: -

TOEFL Score: Waived

Program Applying: Math Ph.D. (Probability and discrete math)

Research Experience: (Seems weird because I have done in math and econ)
  • Two years of research in dynamical systems (1 working paper & 1 in-progress and presented in AMS sectional meeting and symposium at my own university)
  • One year of independent research in graph theory (1 working paper on arXiv)
  • One year of research in matching theory in economic theory (1 working paper, 1 in-progress, and senior thesis)
  • (Not research but summer experience) PCMI and REU at U. Chicago (1 expository paper on diffusion processes with some new results)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Three Putnam HMs (Top 40 in the first two years), Three IMO Silver medals, Government Scholarship, 2x best math major at my university, Research fellowship for my work on dynamical systems
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for stochastic processes, combinatorics, and "pre"-analysis classes, Grader for real analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: So far I have finished 7 graduate mathematics courses (Analysis (I,II), ODE, Differentiable Manifolds, Theory of Probability, Stochastic Analysis, and Modern Discrete Probability) and 4 graduate economics courses (Not sure if they are counted lol). Two of my recommendation writers are pretty famous at least in their fields. One of them is my research mentor for my work in dynamical systems, and he said that I am the best student he has ever had.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: At first I thought I would just apply to economics programs, but I just became interested in probability theory after I participated in REU at U. Chicago. So I decided to apply to both Ph.D. programs in mathematics and economics

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome) (only math programs)

MIT
Courant
U. Chicago - Accepted! (Unofficial email 12/23; Official letter in the portal 1/8)
CMU (ACO Program)
U. Michigan--Ann Arbor
U. Texas at Austin
Duke
U. Wisconsin-Madison

Remark: I believe I receive early acceptance from U. Chicago mainly because I attended the REU there.

sallysellsseashells
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by sallysellsseashells » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:03 pm

Undergrad Institution: small/medium private on the east coast
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Data Science & Analytics, Environmental Science
GPA: Major: 3.98 ; Math Courses: 4.0
Type of Student: Female, White, Domestic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (75%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
(since it wasn't mandatory for a lot of mine because of covid, I only submitted where necessary or to where I thought it would help)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
canceled:(

Program Applying: Mostly Applied Math and some Computational Engineering/Mathematics/Biology (interdisciplinary types)

Research Experience: three main research experiences, one in hydrology/environmental engineering, one in mathematical epidemiology, and one in computational mathematics (summer research experience at UT Austin, continued through the semester) - presented at 2 conferences, 2 posters, honors thesis on the way.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: An early math research promise award, graduating with honors in the major (presentation stuff), merit scholarships, stuff like that.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lead Tutor of the Math Lab at my college (I tutor a whole slew of math courses and manage/train 5 other tutors), President of Math Club, Vice President of Student Chapter of AWM.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I know my letters of recs are top tier. (one of them told me I was like the granddaughter he never had lmao). I asked more than the required amount so I had 4 options from close professors at my college and then 1 was my research supervisor at UT Austin who was super awesome (Since I had more than 3 in my pool I chose which profs to request for each school based one who I thought each grad school would like better). I'm also really into teaching and did a lot during covid to provide online math tutoring. I'm hoping to get TAships.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've taken basically all of the upperlevel math courses my school has offered and have a 4.0 in math, but it is definitely still probably not as broad in the pure math as some other bigger schools. I also started as an environmental science major so I have all these random science classes which hopefully helps with my applications to the interdisciplinary schools. My research experience also spans a large variety of fields which I definitely focused on in my app. I also emailed professors at almost every school I applied to and basically just said that I thought their research was awesome, looked forward to meeting them in the future, and was excited to submit my app. I got a lot of nice replies saying they would look out for my application (they maybe just replied to assuage fears and depression though LOL)

Applying to Where: (all PhD programs)

Convinced to apply to these (it will be fun to get rejected from Stanford for a third time!)
Stanford University (Computational and Mathematical Engineering) - submitted
USC (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) - submitted - 1/13/2021: invited to their interview day which is on Jan 29.
Stony Brook (Applied Mathematics) -submitted

Reach/Dream Schools:
CU Boulder (Applied Mathematics) - submitted
UT Austin - Oden Institute (Computational Engineering, Science and Mathematics) - submitted
University of Utah (Pure Mathematics) - submitted
UC Davis (Applied Mathematics) - submitted

Match:
Colorado School of Mines (Computational and Applied Mathematics) - submitted
Arizona State University (Applied Mathematics) - Admitted 12/16 - no funding information yet
University of Arizona (Applied Mathematics) - submitted
Claremont Graduate University (Pure Mathematics) - Admitted on 12/14 over the phone - I was told offer includes fellowship ; on 1/8 got an email saying the fellowship offer is $18k for 12 units enrolled towards tuition each semester (this is about 80%) ; official offer from admissions coming soon. Pretty sure stipends from Research Assistantships are a different thing? If not, I cannot survive in LA on this haha

I'm seeing others on here also got in to ASU so congrats!! I probably won't go unless I have sufficient funding, so not feeling much relief quite yet.
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Hallauer
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Hallauer » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:56 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 40 in USA for Math and Overall
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.00/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic White Male (DWM)

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (86%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Math PhD unless noted, focusing on Combinatorics/Algebraic Combinatorics/Theoretical CS depending on school

Research Experience: 2 REUs and 1 Math Internship. Resulted in one paper published in lower-tier journal, one paper on arxiv/under review at average journal, final report thing at the internship, and lots of conferences. Continuing to research with prof from one REU.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top 500 Putnam, Honors in Budapest, Undergraduate scholarship, Normal GPA stuff
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math TA during senior year, math club
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 math grad classes by graduation, 3 fellowship applications
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My rec letters are from the REUs+internship and I'm sure they say nice stuff. That said, my writers aren't super famous or anything.

Applying to Where:
Reach
MIT -
Stanford -
Princeton -
UC Berkeley -
Cornell -

Match
Carnegie Mellon (ACO PhD via Math) -
Illinois (UIUC) -
Georgia Tech (ACO PhD via Math) -
UC San Diego (UCSD) -
Washington (UW) -
Rutgers -

Safer (not 100% safe)
UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) (CS PhD) -
UC Davis -
Illinois at Chicago (UIC) -
Colorado (CU Boulder) -
Northeastern -

Fellowships
NSF GRFP -
DoD NDSEG -
DoE CSGF -
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d17gl57
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by d17gl57 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: Pretty good US Private, top 10-20 in math.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Could get minor in physics but not sure whether it is worth it.
GPA:3.8-3.9
Type of Student: International boy.

GRE Revised General Test:
Did not bother.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Would have bothered but, well... Kinda sucks, would have gotten full score.

TOEFL Score: Not required, thanks to undergrad in US.

Program Applying: PhD in pure math. Geometry and Dynamics + Symplectic Geometry. Hope to be able to work on the intersection of the fields.

Research Experience: Not much. Independent study one semester, maybe one more with possible senior thesis. Fuck Covid, weakest part of my app.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard dean stuff, few top 300 scores on Putnam, IMC first prize once, gold in national Olympiad from high school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in the department for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad classes for now, could be more. Able to code (internship/etc.). Should be decent letter or two, quite known and respected recommenders.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: All PhD in math.

Pure donations:
MIT
Princeton
Columbia (If I get sober before Jan 14th and actually submit)

Donations with a chance for fit:
UC Berkeley
UChicago
Home School
UPenn (Top realistic choice)

Match in terms of stuff I want to do:
UToronto
Penn State
Northwestern
Stony Brook

No real safety schools - if I’m not in, I’ll get a job and actually do something useful. Or do drugs and play poker (used to do it pretty professionally) - better then spending 5 years in a place I don’t like.

Good luck y’all!

riemmanmath
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by riemmanmath » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:06 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 3 UK (Not too hard to guess).
Major(s): Mathematics-3 years. Doing a Master at the same uni.
Grades:Top 10% at my uni. Top 5% in my last year.
Type of Student: International.

GRE Revised General Test:
N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
N/A. Thankful that most unis waived it, I hate tese kind of tests.
TOEFL Score: Not required, undergrad in UK.

Program Applying: PhD in pure math. Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry.

Research Experience: Two months during summer 2019, published a paper in a low tier journal. However the topic is no longer of my interest.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got a grant for the above research, standard academic awards at my uni, IMO participation back in high school.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I wrote mini-thesis (Weil Conjectures) last year, and got a 90% grade for it.
My main reference is somewhat well-known (my advisor for the mini-thesis), he was the cohead of the number theory department at my uni. The second reference is a prof at my uni and the grader for said mini-thesis. The last one is a young postdoc (PhD at Harvard under a very famous mathematician) and my current advisor for my master's thesis.


Applying to Where: All PhD in math.

Applications in the US in my perceived order of how hard are they to get in:
Harvard
Princeton
MIT
UChicago
Stanford
UC Berkeley
UMichigan

UK applications for what is worth
Cambridge
Warwick
LSNG
Oxford

Rogue application - My advisor is really keen on Peter Scholze
Bonn

I prefer US programmes, except for the LSNG, which is similar to US grad school. No safety school in the US, so I only expect a modest acceptance rate there, but I would be very happy if I get in any of them. Two of the UK ones I would consider them safety. One of them is my current uni and they like to take their own students, the other one is where my recommender is working now, and I am applying to be his student.

lia.lee
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by lia.lee » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:40 pm

Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.95 overall 4.00 major
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A

Program Applying: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: 4 years of undergraduate research in mathematics. Two years of physics research.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One national scholarship and local scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in mathematics and TA for class too.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate classes and good letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Yale
Harvard
Princeton
MIT
Cornell
Minnesota
OSU - ADMITTED ~ $21K stipend and summer funding
Washington

UniformlyDivergent
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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by UniformlyDivergent » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:50 pm

contingent wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:25 pm
UniformlyDivergent wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:20 pm
I was homeschooled through highschool
Same here! Also relate to the family struggles, perhaps not an uncommon symptom of homeschooling.
UniformlyDivergent wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:20 pm
I also wrote all of my documents in LaTeX, for style points.
OMG why did I not think of this! Good luck, fellow UCB and UCSB applicant :)
Greetings fellow homeschooler! I definitely feel like it's a trend for sure. I hope you make it into your top pick. If there's anything I can do to help, hit me up.



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