2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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mindyummy
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2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mindyummy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:39 pm

Guess this year I'll kick this off, even though it's two days later than last year.
Hopefully it won't be a bloodbath like last year. And happy applying everyone!

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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
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mindyummy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mindyummy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:55 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public University with a Ph.D Program
Major(s): Mathematics and Geology
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.89 out of 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (xx%) don't have the full score yet
V: 159 (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) cancelled

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable) NOT APPLICABLE

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writing a senior thesis in algebraic geometry. Also attended 3 talks and 1 workshop virtually.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some university and department scholarship and awards. Will be graduating with honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored and TA-ed college algebra, business math, trigonometry and business calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female. Currently taking graduate analysis 1, algebra 1 and algebraic topology. Will have 6 graduate courses by graduation. I think I have a decent amount of math classes and have good grades in them.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm domestic? I don't think in-state schools will give me any more chances than an out-of-state school per my parent's residency. And I don't think my parents' alum school matters. So no, in short.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Listed roughly in order of preference
1. Caltech
2. Princeton
3. UChicago
4. Brown
5. UC Berkeley
6. UCLA
7. Cornell
8. Georgia Tech
9. UT Austin
10. UW Madison
11. UIUC
12. Minnesota
13. UC Irvine
14. Ohio State
15. Penn State
16. UC Santa Barbara
17. Colorado Boulder
18. UC Davis
19. Michigan State
20. Florida State
21. Arizona State
22. UConn
23. Syracuse
24. Nebraska
25. Central Florida

This is my preliminary list, I might add or drop some down the road.

Honestly don't know what to expect this year, maybe it's going to be more competitive than last year or maybe less so. Better safe than sorry, so I'm applying to as many as I can afford (the money and time). I think it's worth it, especially it means I can get into somewhere better. :D
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matejxx1
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by matejxx1 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign from a small country
GPA:8.81/10
Type of Student:International white male

Masters same university as undergrad
GPA:9.6/10

GRE Revised General Test:
Have not taken it yet and probably wont since its optional
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Not taking

TOEFL Score: Will take in October

Program Applying: Pure Math - Harmonic Analysis/Complex Analysis/PDE

Research Experience: There are no REUs in my country, but I have been working at the AI research institute and will be publishing a paper and presenting it at a conference. Will also attend a 3 month research intership at Simon Fraiser University in Canada with a very famous professor this January.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:None that I can think of.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I have been a Tutor for 5 years and 1 year I was a TA for a linear algebra course.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My masters thesis advisor in very famous in his field and has already put me into contact with some of the professors that I would want to work with. I think all 3 of my LoR should be great/good. Since I will have a masters, I have taken a lot of grad courses ~20 and did well in all of them
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not sure if it helps but I have been volunteering and working a lot with underprivileged kids usually for the whole summer. I am also a first gen College student.

Applying to Where: All Phd

Cornell University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Rice University

Virginia Tech
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Prdue Univesity
Rutgers University at New Brunswick


Stony Brook University
University of California at Davis
University of California at Irvine
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Minnesota

I would appreciate it if you guys could tell me your thoughts about how competitive I am for the above programs.
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vladvladvlad
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by vladvladvlad » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big Midwest State, not known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: Overall: 3.73/4.00 Major: 3.87/4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (81%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Haven't taken it yet!


Program Applying: Pure math PhD

Research Experience:I have one preprint in discrete geometry that I coauthored with my advisor. It's been submitted and hopefully will be accepted soon. I've also given two conference talks on my paper and a poster presentation at a small regional conference on a different topic (though none of the conferences were prestigious.)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored and TA-ed for Calc I, II, III, and undergraduate real analysis. Undergrad research assistant for one of my letter writers.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have connections at some of the schools I'm applying to through my advisor (and I've done research that's at least semi-pertinent to their interests.) I'll also have taken 5 graduate classes (Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra I/II, Theory of ODEs) by the time I graduate. I expect my letters will be quite strong as well. I attended PCMI, but no regular REUs unfortunately.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't think so? I'm a first-gen student

(Might switch this around later depending on my subject score)
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach:
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
UIUC
Northwestern
University of Maryland
Georgia Tech
Rice University
Rutgers

Match(?):
University of Indiana - Bloomington
Penn State
UC Davis
UNC Chapel Hill
Notre Dame
Ohio State

Safety(?):
University of Arizona
University of Oregon

Safety:
Virginia Tech
University of Connecticut
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ohdear
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ohdear » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.91 out of 4.00
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Didn't take
TOEFL Score: Not Applicable

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: A summer REU with at home school. The resulting paper will be submitted later.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Regular college honor.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring freshmen calculus and TAing in a statistics course.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

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

Reach:

Match:

Safeties:

IntelligentDragon
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by IntelligentDragon » Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:26 pm

Undergrad Institution: Tiny Liberal Arts with No Grad Programs
Major(s): Computational Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.72 Overall; 3.6 math + CS GPA
Type of Student: DWF

GRE Revised General Test:
Not taking
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Not Taking

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Math and CSE Programs (also applying to a few Computational Biology Programs not listed here)

Research Experience: Two REUs, one in applied math/ML, the other in ML. Did social psychology research at my home institution. Currently doing an independent project in math modeling/ML for my capstone. No publications yet, though two papers for my psychology research are almost ready to be submitted.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Won a scholarship for being the top junior math major; vice president of my Pi Mu Epsilon chapter
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Presented at 5 regional conferences, JMM, and a national conference in social psych
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: While I have no option to take grad courses, I've done a couple of independent studies to try and make up for it :(
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: First gen college student

Applying to Where: (All PhDs)
UT - CSE
Michigan State - CMSE
Johns Hopkins - AMS (Computational Medicine focus)
Brown - Applied Math (comp bio focus)
Duke - Math
Emory- Math
NCSU- biomath
Northwestern- Applied Math
U Minn- Math
UIUC- Math
Stony Brook- CAM

This is a preliminary list, hopefully I figure out which schools I'm competitive for that's also a good research fit. :shock:

Jmr324
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Jmr324 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Big State not well known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A (I took a lot of CS classes though)
GPA: 3.74/4.0
Type of Student: DWM

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

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

Program Applying: Pure math(combinatorics) and computer science PhD

Research Experience: REU in combinatorics that resulted in a paper (mentor said it is a good paper), honors thesis in Ramsey theory, currently doing research in algorithms.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) TA'd for calculus 1 and combinatorics, I have a talk at YMC and will hopefully give a talk at JMM

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: REU mentors are very well known, I have taken 4 graduate classes (graph theory 1&2, analysis, algorithms). My letter writers have connections at many of the schools I am applying to (I hope this helps a lot).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: First generation.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Math programs:
reach:
UCSD - Math PhD
UIUC - Math PhD
Rutgers - Math PhD
realistic:
Waterloo - C&O Masters
UWash - Math PhD
GaTech - Math PhD
Carnegie Mellon - Math PhD
safer but not safe:
Texas A&M - Math PhD
Emory - Math PhD

CS programs
Reach:
UCSD - CS PhD
UIUC - CS PhD
UT Austin - CS PhD
UWash - CS PhD
Princeton - CS Masters
More realistic I guess:
Boston University - CS PhD
UIC - CS PhD
Duke - CS PhD
CU Boulder - CS PhD
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empty_functor
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by empty_functor » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:40 pm

Guess I should add mine.

Undergrad Institution: Private, Ivy
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.69 out of 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Asian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 167 (88%)
W: 5.5 (98%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) signed up for october

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writing a senior project in algebraic topology. Simultaneously did an REU online and research with a professor at my school in algebraic geometry. Have one paper published together in a well known journal, and currently one more submitted and accepted, working on the final touches.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Recipient of a national scholarship for college, and received a scholarship that basically pays for my 4 years of college from an organization associated with my high school. Took the Putnam once, got double digit score but nothing super impressive.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA-ed for single variable calculus and graded for undergraduate real analysis.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've taken varieties of math classes from category theory, representation theory to functional analysis and differential topology. I think I have a good exposure to the basic concepts of every common fields, I did go a bit more in depth in algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and category theory. I have taken 5 graduate courses so far, 2 current, and 2 in spring. I think all 3 of my letter writers are pretty well known in their field (2 in algebraic geometry and 1 in algebraic topology). Most of the departments I'm applying to have professors that are direct descendants of my letter writers. This might help idk.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I covered everything above, don't have any other life-changing incidents to add here honestly.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach
Princeton -
MIT -
Harvard -
UC Berkeley -
UCLA -
Yale -
Brown -
Cornell -

Match
Michigan -
Minnesota -
UT Austin -
UC San Diego -

Safeties
Texas A&M -
Florida State -

soyutcebir
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Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:52 pm

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by soyutcebir » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:30 am

What kind of graduate level math courses did you take?
matejxx1 wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Undergrad Institution: Foreign from a small country
GPA:8.81/10
Type of Student:International white male

Masters same university as undergrad
GPA:9.6/10

GRE Revised General Test:
Have not taken it yet and probably wont since its optional
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Not taking

TOEFL Score: Will take in October

Program Applying: Pure Math - Harmonic Analysis/Complex Analysis/PDE

Research Experience: There are no REUs in my country, but I have been working at the AI research institute and will be publishing a paper and presenting it at a conference. Will also attend a 3 month research intership at Simon Fraiser University in Canada with a very famous professor this January.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:None that I can think of.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I have been a Tutor for 5 years and 1 year I was a TA for a linear algebra course.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My masters thesis advisor in very famous in his field and has already put me into contact with some of the professors that I would want to work with. I think all 3 of my LoR should be great/good. Since I will have a masters, I have taken a lot of grad courses ~20 and did well in all of them
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not sure if it helps but I have been volunteering and working a lot with underprivileged kids usually for the whole summer. I am also a first gen College student.

Applying to Where: All Phd

Cornell University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Rice University

Virginia Tech
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Prdue Univesity
Rutgers University at New Brunswick


Stony Brook University
University of California at Davis
University of California at Irvine
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Minnesota

I would appreciate it if you guys could tell me your thoughts about how competitive I am for the above programs.

matejxx1
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Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by matejxx1 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:58 am

soyutcebir wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:30 am
What kind of graduate level math courses did you take?
The names can be a little misleading as most of the courses are a continuation of the ones from our undergrad. However, the ones I have/will taken are:
-Algebraic topology 1
-Algebraic topology 2
-Lie groups
-Differential geometry
-Algebraic geometry
-Computability theory
-Special functions and dynamical systems
-Partial differential equations
-Analysis on manifolds
-graduate complex analysis
-Harmonic Analysis
-Logic
-Kardinal arithmetic
-Graduate group theory
-Functional analysis 1
-Functional analysis 2
-Trace ideals and applications



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