Undergrad Institution: Northwestern State University of Louisiana (small state school with no reputation in mathematics)

Major(s): Mathematics

Minor(s): None

GPA: 3.95 Overall

3.90 Math

Position in Class: Top

Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Scores:

Q: 730 (77%)

V: 650 (93%)

W: 4.5 (67%)

Program Applying: Pure Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: No research experience. I am, however, currently working on an SIR differential equations model for communicable diseases as part of a senior project.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NASA/Jove Scholarship, TOPS Tuition Fall & Spring, TOPS Honors Stipend, Outstanding Student Award, President’s Scholar Award, Leroy Miller Memorial Scholarship, NSU Award, Valedictorian/ Salutatorian Award, SMART Grant, GO Grant, Freshman CRC Chemistry Achievement Award

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Paid tutor in mathematics at my school for the last 2.5 years.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: President of NSU Society for Secular Thought and Treasurer of Kappa Mu Epsilon (a math honors society)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None

Applying to Where:

UNIV NEBRASKA LINCOLN MATHEMATICS PhD

UNIV IOWA APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD

DREXEL UNIV MATHEMATICS PhD

UNIV ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM MATHEMATICS PhD

U WASHINGTON APPLIED MATHEMATICS MS

FLORIDA ST U APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD

UNIV SOUTH FLORIDA MATHEMATICS PhD

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS MS

U COLORADO BOULDER APPLIED MATHEMATICS PhD

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS MS

*P.S. Let me know if you guys think I have a decent chance of getting into the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Iowa at Iowa City. These two schools are my top choices. Thanks.