Congrats on your acceptance to Delaware!!! When were you informed of your offer? And were you informed to check application portal or did you receive an email from professor? Thanksilovepies wrote: ↑Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:20 pmUndergrad Institution: Public University in Iowa
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Biochemistry
GPA: 3.74
Math GPA: 3.55
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Didn't take
TOEFL Score: Not Applicable
Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise stated or no options on admissions form
Research Experience: Did a project in Euclidean geometry in summer research opportunity for undergraduates, writing an honors thesis in combinatorics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math department outstanding award, governor's scholarship to attend school since high school, women in mathematics scholarship, summer research poster project award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in math education lounge
Math Courses Taken: Calc2+3, linear algebra, ODE, PDE, combinatorics, introductory number theory, modern algebra, numerical analysis, mathematical statistics, modern geometry and Euclidean geometry.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing tbh. I'm from a family of farmers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have 3 very strong letters: one from my thesis advisor, one from my summer research professor and I had 4 courses with the last professor in which I got A/A.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton  Rejected
Brown  Rejected
Michigan 
Minnesota 
Maryland  Accepted
CU Boulder  Accepted!
Washington  Rejected
Stony Brook  Accepted!
Cornell  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
UIUC  Rejected
UIC  Accepted
Ohio State  Accepted
Florida State  Accepted!
Delaware  Accepted!
Iowa 
Iowa State (pure math)  Accepted!
2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution (3 year): A reputed central university of my country
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.85/4.00
Master's Institution: one of the best in my country
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.90/4.00 (at the same of submitting applications)
Type of Student: International Asian Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%)
V: 155 (67%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take
TOEFL Score: (111 = R 29 / L 27 / S 25 / W 30)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Research Experience: No publications. Two online reading projects outside home institutions and a master's thesis project. These resulted in two expository theses. Gave a couple of presentations/talks in my undergrad.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First rank/topper of both my undergrad and graduate batches (at the time of applying). Recipient of a nationallevel scholarship that covered the tuition cost of both my undergrad and graduation.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Discussion leader for two semesters in my undergrad. Freelancing as a Math expert for an online Q&A forum.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: algebra (x 5), analysis (x 4), calculus (x 2), differential equations (x 2), probability & statistics, metric spaces, number theory, numerical methods, discrete math. Grad: analysis (x 2), algebra (x 2), topology, ODE, numerical analysis, LPP (a total of two grad courses were audit passed). Will have a total of 18 grad courses by the end of my master's degree.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Got A grade in all but 3 courses out of 26 (incl. grad course) in which I got A grade. All recommenders have supervised me in reading projects. I have been actively involved in cultural/social clubs of universities.
Applying to Where:
Cornell  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
U Michigan  Rejected
U Penn  Rejected
Rice  Rejected
Georgia Tech  Rejected
WisconsinMadison  Rejected
Notre Dame  Rejected
U Florida  Accepted (with fellowship), ATTENDING
UIUC  Rejected
Rutgers  Rejected
SUNY Buffalo  Accepted
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.85/4.00
Master's Institution: one of the best in my country
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.90/4.00 (at the same of submitting applications)
Type of Student: International Asian Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%)
V: 155 (67%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take
TOEFL Score: (111 = R 29 / L 27 / S 25 / W 30)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Research Experience: No publications. Two online reading projects outside home institutions and a master's thesis project. These resulted in two expository theses. Gave a couple of presentations/talks in my undergrad.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First rank/topper of both my undergrad and graduate batches (at the time of applying). Recipient of a nationallevel scholarship that covered the tuition cost of both my undergrad and graduation.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Discussion leader for two semesters in my undergrad. Freelancing as a Math expert for an online Q&A forum.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: algebra (x 5), analysis (x 4), calculus (x 2), differential equations (x 2), probability & statistics, metric spaces, number theory, numerical methods, discrete math. Grad: analysis (x 2), algebra (x 2), topology, ODE, numerical analysis, LPP (a total of two grad courses were audit passed). Will have a total of 18 grad courses by the end of my master's degree.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Got A grade in all but 3 courses out of 26 (incl. grad course) in which I got A grade. All recommenders have supervised me in reading projects. I have been actively involved in cultural/social clubs of universities.
Applying to Where:
Cornell  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
U Michigan  Rejected
U Penn  Rejected
Rice  Rejected
Georgia Tech  Rejected
WisconsinMadison  Rejected
Notre Dame  Rejected
U Florida  Accepted (with fellowship), ATTENDING
UIUC  Rejected
Rutgers  Rejected
SUNY Buffalo  Accepted
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad (3year) Institution: Foreign (India)
M.S. (research) (3year) institution: One of the best in India (for research)
Major(s): Mathematics (undergrad and master's)
Minor(s): NA
GPA: undergrad  9.81/10 (3.9/4), Master's  8.4/10 (3.47/4)
Type of Student: International (India), Male
GRE Revised General Test: 319
Q: 165 (84%)
V: 154 (63%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:730 (62%)haven't sent anywhere except Columbia
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L29/S24/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math) Number Theory  PhD
Research Experience: Had done a reading project in Lie algebras, Currently doing master's thesis in Number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in undergrad, govt scholarship for undergrad, ranked 11th (among ~13000) in National entrance test for masters in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have sent 4 LORs1 of them (masters thesis advisor) is kind of famous but he don't know me very well. Rest 3 are also very good and know me fairly well but I have no idea how strong letter they have written.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I haven't done any number theory course but I have done a course in Modular forms and one in Basic algebraic geometry. I am currently taking a course in algebraic number theory which I have mentioned in SOP.
Applying to Where:
Reach:
ColumbiaRejected (03/10/2022)
CaltechRejected (02/09/2022)
U of TorontoRejected (02/24/2022)
U of MichiganRejected (03/04/2022)
WisconsinRejected (02/12/2022)
DukeRejected (02/02/2022)
Less reach:
McGill
PurdueAccepted (02/14/2022)
Boston University
U of Illinois, Chicago
MSUWaitlisted (02/23/2022)
safe??
U of Arizona
U of Georgia
CUNY
UMass
M.S. (research) (3year) institution: One of the best in India (for research)
Major(s): Mathematics (undergrad and master's)
Minor(s): NA
GPA: undergrad  9.81/10 (3.9/4), Master's  8.4/10 (3.47/4)
Type of Student: International (India), Male
GRE Revised General Test: 319
Q: 165 (84%)
V: 154 (63%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:730 (62%)haven't sent anywhere except Columbia
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L29/S24/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math) Number Theory  PhD
Research Experience: Had done a reading project in Lie algebras, Currently doing master's thesis in Number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in undergrad, govt scholarship for undergrad, ranked 11th (among ~13000) in National entrance test for masters in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have sent 4 LORs1 of them (masters thesis advisor) is kind of famous but he don't know me very well. Rest 3 are also very good and know me fairly well but I have no idea how strong letter they have written.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I haven't done any number theory course but I have done a course in Modular forms and one in Basic algebraic geometry. I am currently taking a course in algebraic number theory which I have mentioned in SOP.
Applying to Where:
Reach:
ColumbiaRejected (03/10/2022)
CaltechRejected (02/09/2022)
U of TorontoRejected (02/24/2022)
U of MichiganRejected (03/04/2022)
WisconsinRejected (02/12/2022)
DukeRejected (02/02/2022)
Less reach:
McGill
PurdueAccepted (02/14/2022)
Boston University
U of Illinois, Chicago
MSUWaitlisted (02/23/2022)
safe??
U of Arizona
U of Georgia
CUNY
UMass
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
May I ask how you were informed of Toronto's decision?Galois7 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:21 amUndergrad (3year) Institution: Foreign (India)
M.S. (research) (3year) institution: One of the best in India (for research)
Major(s): Mathematics (undergrad and master's)
Minor(s): NA
GPA: undergrad  9.81/10 (3.9/4), Master's  8.4/10 (3.47/4)
Type of Student: International (India), Male
GRE Revised General Test: 319
Q: 165 (84%)
V: 154 (63%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:730 (62%)haven't sent anywhere except Columbia
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L29/S24/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math) Number Theory  PhD
Research Experience: Had done a reading project on Classification of semisimple Lie algebras, Currently doing master's thesis on "Attaching Galois representation to modular forms of weight 2".
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in undergrad, govt scholarship for undergrad, ranked 11th (among ~13000) in National entrance test for masters in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have sent 4 LORs1 of them (masters thesis advisor) is kind of famous but he don't know me very well. Rest 3 are also very good and know me fairly well but I have no idea how strong letter they have written.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I haven't done any number theory course but I have done a course in Modular forms and one in Basic algebraic geometry. I am currently taking a course in algebraic number theory which I have mentioned in SOP.
Applying to Where:
Reach:
Columbia
CaltechRejected (02/09/2022)
U of TorontoRejected (02/24/2022)
U of Michigan
WisconsinRejected (02/12/2022)
DukeRejected (02/02/2022)
Less reach:
McGill
PurdueAccepted (02/14/2022)
Boston University
U of Illinois, Chicago
MSUWaitlisted (02/23/2022)
safe??
U of Arizona
U of Georgia
CUNY
UMass
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
small unranked liberal arts; math major; international asian male (Chinese)
GPA:3.46; math GPA:3.69; no GRE, no GRE subject test, no TOEFL
Pure Math, applied for directions in geometry/topology
1 summer research at home college resulted in 1 appendix + 1 polymath Jr.; research thesis on regularity theory of PDE
Taken: PDE, Hyperbolic geometry, other regular undergrad courses. Taking functional analysis, Galois theory, geometry of polytopes this year but did not submit the transcript for this school year.
pretty average SOP, do not know my recommenders well
Applying to Where:
U Chicago Rejected
Berkeley Rejected
Brown Rejected
UIUC Rejected
Berlin mathematical school Rejected
UT Austin Withdrawn
Stony Brook Rejected
Rutgers Did not ever say in review, probably neglected.
EPFL(funded master) Rejected
UBC(funded master) Withdrawn
UW Madison Rejected
OSU Rejected
UWashington Rejected
Maryland Rejected
U Mich Rejected
Michigan State Withdrawn
Notre Dame Rejected
U Oregon Rejected
UVA Rejected
WUSTL Withdrawn
Brandeis Rejected
UC Irvine Rejected
UC Davis Withdrawn
George Mason Admitted with fellowship and summer funding for two years . Commited.
dm me if you are also planning to go to gmu.
GPA:3.46; math GPA:3.69; no GRE, no GRE subject test, no TOEFL
Pure Math, applied for directions in geometry/topology
1 summer research at home college resulted in 1 appendix + 1 polymath Jr.; research thesis on regularity theory of PDE
Taken: PDE, Hyperbolic geometry, other regular undergrad courses. Taking functional analysis, Galois theory, geometry of polytopes this year but did not submit the transcript for this school year.
pretty average SOP, do not know my recommenders well
Applying to Where:
U Chicago Rejected
Berkeley Rejected
Brown Rejected
UIUC Rejected
Berlin mathematical school Rejected
UT Austin Withdrawn
Stony Brook Rejected
Rutgers Did not ever say in review, probably neglected.
EPFL(funded master) Rejected
UBC(funded master) Withdrawn
UW Madison Rejected
OSU Rejected
UWashington Rejected
Maryland Rejected
U Mich Rejected
Michigan State Withdrawn
Notre Dame Rejected
U Oregon Rejected
UVA Rejected
WUSTL Withdrawn
Brandeis Rejected
UC Irvine Rejected
UC Davis Withdrawn
George Mason Admitted with fellowship and summer funding for two years . Commited.
dm me if you are also planning to go to gmu.
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I didn't received any email. I was just checking all the portals and found the rejection letter in U of T portal.quanticbolt wrote: ↑Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:06 pmMay I ask how you were informed of Toronto's decision?Galois7 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:21 amUndergrad (3year) Institution: Foreign (India)
M.S. (research) (3year) institution: One of the best in India (for research)
Major(s): Mathematics (undergrad and master's)
Minor(s): NA
GPA: undergrad  9.81/10 (3.9/4), Master's  8.4/10 (3.47/4)
Type of Student: International (India), Male
GRE Revised General Test: 319
Q: 165 (84%)
V: 154 (63%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:730 (62%)haven't sent anywhere except Columbia
TOEFL Score: (106 = R30/L29/S24/W23)
Program Applying: (Pure Math) Number Theory  PhD
Research Experience: Had done a reading project in Lie algebras, Currently doing master's thesis in Number theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: First in undergrad, govt scholarship for undergrad, ranked 11th (among ~13000) in National entrance test for masters in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have sent 4 LORs1 of them (masters thesis advisor) is kind of famous but he don't know me very well. Rest 3 are also very good and know me fairly well but I have no idea how strong letter they have written.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I haven't done any number theory course but I have done a course in Modular forms and one in Basic algebraic geometry. I am currently taking a course in algebraic number theory which I have mentioned in SOP.
Applying to Where:
Reach:
Columbia
CaltechRejected (02/09/2022)
U of TorontoRejected (02/24/2022)
U of Michigan
WisconsinRejected (02/12/2022)
DukeRejected (02/02/2022)
Less reach:
McGill
PurdueAccepted (02/14/2022)
Boston University
U of Illinois, Chicago
MSUWaitlisted (02/23/2022)
safe??
U of Arizona
U of Georgia
CUNY
UMass
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Good Luck.
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Hi,
When did you hear from UT austin? Have they sent out acceptances?
Thank you
Sm
When did you hear from UT austin? Have they sent out acceptances?
Thank you
Sm
4rr0ws99 wrote: ↑Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:37 pmUndergrad Institution: Large public
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):NA
GPA: Major: 3.98 Overall: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic Hispanic male.
GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take
Q:xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 810 (76%)
TOEFL Score: NA
Program Applying: Pure math Ph.D. in PDE/geometric analysis.
Research Experience: Research in PDE/analysis, conducted at my school. Will likely publish a paper soon.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received a $3000 research stipend. PBK, T500 Putnam (don’t know if its worth mentioning this)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 10 Grad classes by time of application. Mostly in analysis and geometry. Hispanic but dunno if this matters…
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not really.
Super reach:
MIT Rejected
Stanford Rejected
Princeton Rejected
Berkeley Rejected
Reach:
NYU
DukeInvited for an interviewWaitlisted
Columbia
UCLA
UT Austin Accepted!
Northwestern  Rejected
UCSD Unofficially Accepted!
Rutgers Accepted!
Match/Reach:
UCI Waitlisted
Stony Brook Withdrew app
UNC Chapel Hill Invited to virtual event Withdrew app
Johns Hopkins Accepted!
Notre Dame  Withdrew app
Minnesota
Uwash (Seattle)
Safety: Home school Withdrew app
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
you've already asked me this in a separate thread...Austingieg wrote: ↑Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:55 pmCongrats on your acceptance to Delaware!!! When were you informed of your offer? And were you informed to check application portal or did you receive an email from professor? Thanksilovepies wrote: ↑Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:20 pmUndergrad Institution: Public University in Iowa
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Biochemistry
GPA: 3.74
Math GPA: 3.55
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Didn't take
TOEFL Score: Not Applicable
Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise stated or no options on admissions form
Research Experience: Did a project in Euclidean geometry in summer research opportunity for undergraduates, writing an honors thesis in combinatorics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math department outstanding award, governor's scholarship to attend school since high school, women in mathematics scholarship, summer research poster project award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in math education lounge
Math Courses Taken: Calc2+3, linear algebra, ODE, PDE, combinatorics, introductory number theory, modern algebra, numerical analysis, mathematical statistics, modern geometry and Euclidean geometry.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing tbh. I'm from a family of farmers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have 3 very strong letters: one from my thesis advisor, one from my summer research professor and I had 4 courses with the last professor in which I got A/A.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton  Rejected
Brown  Rejected
Michigan 
Minnesota 
Maryland  Accepted
CU Boulder  Accepted!
Washington  Rejected
Stony Brook  Accepted!
Cornell  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
UIUC  Rejected
UIC  Accepted
Ohio State  Accepted
Florida State  Accepted!
Delaware  Accepted!
Iowa 
Iowa State (pure math)  Accepted!
 lambdadelta
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Private University not well known for math
Major(s): Math (B.S. and M.A.)
Minor(s): CompSci
GPA: 3.4
Math GPA: 3.64
Masters GPA: 3.96
Type of Student: Domestic nongender aligned person
Not sure to what schools I even sent these in
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (67%)
Program Applying: Pure Math (Topo & Geom)
Research Experience: None to mention, unless you count a small poster presentation in undergrad as a capstone and a few student organization level talks
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded the equivalent of valedictorian of math department in undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been instructor of record for 2 semesters now after being a TA for a semester while working in the math tutor center
Math Courses Taken: The undergrad gauntlet, a few interesting ones being combinatorics, nonlinear dynamics, and machine learning.
Topology: Hatcher 03,
Algebra: D&F,
Analysis: Lebesgue, Functional, Complex, and Harmonic
Differential Geometry
and a few topology related reading courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing in particular I don't think, my recommenders seem to like me, was 2 points off top 500 in the Putnam one year
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: AWM student chapter officer, did pretty bad at the end of undergrad, hoping showing improvement during masters now helps
Applying to Where: (no particular order)
Michigan  Rejected
Wisconsin  Rejected
UNC  Chapel Hill  Admitted
Georgia Tech  Rejected
U of Georgia  Admitted
UT Austin  Rejected
UPenn  Rejected
Minnesota  Rejected
Major(s): Math (B.S. and M.A.)
Minor(s): CompSci
GPA: 3.4
Math GPA: 3.64
Masters GPA: 3.96
Type of Student: Domestic nongender aligned person
Not sure to what schools I even sent these in
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (67%)
Program Applying: Pure Math (Topo & Geom)
Research Experience: None to mention, unless you count a small poster presentation in undergrad as a capstone and a few student organization level talks
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded the equivalent of valedictorian of math department in undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been instructor of record for 2 semesters now after being a TA for a semester while working in the math tutor center
Math Courses Taken: The undergrad gauntlet, a few interesting ones being combinatorics, nonlinear dynamics, and machine learning.
Topology: Hatcher 03,
Algebra: D&F,
Analysis: Lebesgue, Functional, Complex, and Harmonic
Differential Geometry
and a few topology related reading courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing in particular I don't think, my recommenders seem to like me, was 2 points off top 500 in the Putnam one year
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: AWM student chapter officer, did pretty bad at the end of undergrad, hoping showing improvement during masters now helps
Applying to Where: (no particular order)
Michigan  Rejected
Wisconsin  Rejected
UNC  Chapel Hill  Admitted
Georgia Tech  Rejected
U of Georgia  Admitted
UT Austin  Rejected
UPenn  Rejected
Minnesota  Rejected
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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
Congrats, and.. please be considerate if you are not attending (since this is the only waitlist I have lmao).username2140 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:52 pmI just got an offer from MSU today, hopefully you did as well!

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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
schwarrz wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:21 pmCongrats, and.. please be considerate if you are not attending (since this is the only waitlist I have lmao).username2140 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:52 pmI just got an offer from MSU today, hopefully you did as well!
Yes. Please, be considerate if you already have a better choice. I’m also in the waitlist and would love to attend MSU.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Lib Arts
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.96
Math GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: International Asian Female
GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A
TOEFL Score: Waived
Program Applying: Pure math, combinatorics and/or graph theory, experimental math
Research Experience: One funded summer research at school (not really sure how to categorize it...) and one REU at BSM related to graph theory. No publications or talks. Currently writing an undergraduate thesis in graph theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some recognition in math at school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded several classes, tutored combinatorics for 2 years.
Math Courses Taken: A bunch of advanced undergraduate electives, did not take any grad school classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Asian? Female? LGBTQ+? Strong letters?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Problemsolving skills demonstrated through some extracurricular?...
Applying to Where: (Ordered by preference)
Rutgers  Waitlisted upon email inquiry on 3/4
Georgia Tech  Admitted on 4/4 :'0
Waterloo (MMath)  Waitlisted upon email inquiry on 3/28
"Our Graduate Committee is expecting to make some second round offers once the applicants decline their offers."
UIUC  Admitted on 2/4 (going to decline)
UCLA  Pending Rejected on 3/12
Minnesota  Pending
Michigan  Rejected on 3/4
UCD  Pending
:'> maybe posting here can bring me some luck/news...
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.96
Math GPA: 3.97
Type of Student: International Asian Female
GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A
TOEFL Score: Waived
Program Applying: Pure math, combinatorics and/or graph theory, experimental math
Research Experience: One funded summer research at school (not really sure how to categorize it...) and one REU at BSM related to graph theory. No publications or talks. Currently writing an undergraduate thesis in graph theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some recognition in math at school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded several classes, tutored combinatorics for 2 years.
Math Courses Taken: A bunch of advanced undergraduate electives, did not take any grad school classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Asian? Female? LGBTQ+? Strong letters?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Problemsolving skills demonstrated through some extracurricular?...
Applying to Where: (Ordered by preference)
Rutgers  Waitlisted upon email inquiry on 3/4
Georgia Tech  Admitted on 4/4 :'0
Waterloo (MMath)  Waitlisted upon email inquiry on 3/28
"Our Graduate Committee is expecting to make some second round offers once the applicants decline their offers."
UIUC  Admitted on 2/4 (going to decline)
UCLA  Pending Rejected on 3/12
Minnesota  Pending
Michigan  Rejected on 3/4
UCD  Pending
:'> maybe posting here can bring me some luck/news...
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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
Of course. This is actually my first (so only) offer, but I hope you get off the waitlist in any case!josenelson13 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:46 pmschwarrz wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:21 pmCongrats, and.. please be considerate if you are not attending (since this is the only waitlist I have lmao).username2140 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:52 pm
I just got an offer from MSU today, hopefully you did as well!
Yes. Please, be considerate if you already have a better choice. I’m also in the waitlist and would love to attend MSU.

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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
Thanks! This was actually my first offer, but I hope that you get off the waitlist!!schwarrz wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:21 pmCongrats, and.. please be considerate if you are not attending (since this is the only waitlist I have lmao).username2140 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:52 pmI just got an offer from MSU today, hopefully you did as well!

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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
If anybody has got Maryland and plans to go to some other school, please consider withdrawing your application. It will really beneficial to some of us who are on the waitlist

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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
josenelson13 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:46 pmschwarrz wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:21 pmCongrats, and.. please be considerate if you are not attending (since this is the only waitlist I have lmao).username2140 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:52 pm
I just got an offer from MSU today, hopefully you did as well!
Yes. Please, be considerate if you already have a better choice. I’m also in the waitlist and would love to attend MSU.
I understand you're waiting for acceptances and that it is incredibly stressful to go through (I'm on some waitlists too), but these kinds of messages are really inconsiderate and place a lot of pressure on people who are making difficult decisions that will drastically impact their careers and personal lives. They don't need you guilting them into making a hasty decision.hornedsphere wrote: ↑Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:20 amIf anybody has got Maryland and plans to go to some other school, please consider withdrawing your application. It will really beneficial to some of us who are on the waitlist

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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU
ijustwanttodomath, I completely agree. I've gotten uncomfortable DMs from people telling me to decline offers and it just makes things even more stressful. I truly understand where they're coming from because I got rejected/waitlisted as schools I really liked, too. But it just feels rude to tell other people to decline offers.ijustwanttodomath wrote: ↑Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:22 pmjosenelson13 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:46 pm
Yes. Please, be considerate if you already have a better choice. I’m also in the waitlist and would love to attend MSU.I understand you're waiting for acceptances and that it is incredibly stressful to go through (I'm on some waitlists too), but these kinds of messages are really inconsiderate and place a lot of pressure on people who are making difficult decisions that will drastically impact their careers and personal lives. They don't need you guilting them into making a hasty decision.hornedsphere wrote: ↑Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:20 amIf anybody has got Maryland and plans to go to some other school, please consider withdrawing your application. It will really beneficial to some of us who are on the waitlist
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Anyone has any information about Vanderbilt? They are totally quite this year.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Also, has there been any info about waitlist and shit like that from Boston University? I have seen around 23 acceptances on this thread.

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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
My friend was accepted to Vanderbilt, and recently attended their inperson orientation. So I think they did admit some students.
Purdue University  Math Virtual Visit
I am offered admission at Purdue. They are having a math virtual visit. This is what they have written:
"There will be panel discussions with faculty regarding their areas of research. This will be an excellent chance to gather information and meet those faculty you might be interested in taking courses from and, eventually, doing your dissertation research with."
Can somebody give any information on what happens in such panel? And what are the some important or good questions that one should ask in this?
I am interested in algebraic number theory and have just one potential advisor in mind. There is one more professor but he is doing more of algebraic geometry from last 56 years.
"There will be panel discussions with faculty regarding their areas of research. This will be an excellent chance to gather information and meet those faculty you might be interested in taking courses from and, eventually, doing your dissertation research with."
Can somebody give any information on what happens in such panel? And what are the some important or good questions that one should ask in this?
I am interested in algebraic number theory and have just one potential advisor in mind. There is one more professor but he is doing more of algebraic geometry from last 56 years.

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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: A Canadian University
Major(s): Mathematics with a minor in physics
GPA (over final 2 years): 3.9/4.0
Master's Institution: A Canadian University
Program Length: 2 years
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA (over final 2 years): 3.99/4.0
Second Master's Institution: UToronto
Program Length: 812 months
Major(s): MEng in Fintech
GPA (over final 2 years): no clue yet
Type of student: Canadian minority female
Program applying: Pure mathematics; combinatorics/set theory
Research experience: No publications though I had some minor new results in my MSc thesis. Nobody really publishes in my field before at least a couple of two years in as a doctoral student...
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Close to top student in my Master's cohort. Departmental nomination to attend a MSRI Summer School with travel funding. Department scholarships for summer research. Provincial award for academic/research excellence. Dean's list a couple years (meh...). Told to apply for National award but I forgot... Oops.
Math courses taken: Advanced courses in logic/foundations and set theory. Graduate algebra, analysis and functional analysis. Some applied physics stuff like manifolds. As in all of them.
Miscellaneous points: Nonbinary, asexual and on the autism spectrum? Not sure if any of those are viewed as good things though... Talked about how being autistic has made math almost like a safe haven for me in my SoP. TA for vector calculus and analysis as a grad student. I enjoy learning and helping people because it is how I communicate and show my love for people. Talking about math helps me improve my very bad social skills and I have taught a lot of math/done tons of math outreach for undergrads and high school students. I think my recommenders are fairly fond of me and at least think I'm a memorable character lol. I'm famous for doing really well when I overload on courses and not so good when I don't but I don't know what this says about me.
Applying:
Waterloo (PhD in PMath)  accepted (deferred from the previous year + 5k award)
Toronto (PhD)  accepted (initially waitlisted)  ATTENDING
Major(s): Mathematics with a minor in physics
GPA (over final 2 years): 3.9/4.0
Master's Institution: A Canadian University
Program Length: 2 years
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA (over final 2 years): 3.99/4.0
Second Master's Institution: UToronto
Program Length: 812 months
Major(s): MEng in Fintech
GPA (over final 2 years): no clue yet
Type of student: Canadian minority female
Program applying: Pure mathematics; combinatorics/set theory
Research experience: No publications though I had some minor new results in my MSc thesis. Nobody really publishes in my field before at least a couple of two years in as a doctoral student...
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Close to top student in my Master's cohort. Departmental nomination to attend a MSRI Summer School with travel funding. Department scholarships for summer research. Provincial award for academic/research excellence. Dean's list a couple years (meh...). Told to apply for National award but I forgot... Oops.
Math courses taken: Advanced courses in logic/foundations and set theory. Graduate algebra, analysis and functional analysis. Some applied physics stuff like manifolds. As in all of them.
Miscellaneous points: Nonbinary, asexual and on the autism spectrum? Not sure if any of those are viewed as good things though... Talked about how being autistic has made math almost like a safe haven for me in my SoP. TA for vector calculus and analysis as a grad student. I enjoy learning and helping people because it is how I communicate and show my love for people. Talking about math helps me improve my very bad social skills and I have taught a lot of math/done tons of math outreach for undergrads and high school students. I think my recommenders are fairly fond of me and at least think I'm a memorable character lol. I'm famous for doing really well when I overload on courses and not so good when I don't but I don't know what this says about me.
Applying:
Waterloo (PhD in PMath)  accepted (deferred from the previous year + 5k award)
Toronto (PhD)  accepted (initially waitlisted)  ATTENDING
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
A recommender of my friend emailed the department and received a response that they are not going to admit any students in these two years. So my friend did not apply for Vanderbilt. I guess there are some miscommunications.axiomofchoice wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:06 pmMy friend was accepted to Vanderbilt, and recently attended their inperson orientation. So I think they did admit some students.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
sometimes the admission process depends on specific directions of study. I also did not see Vanderbilt put any visible announcement on their webpage saying they are not accepting anybody this year (so it would be unethical if they do plan otherwise).MadMax wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:49 pmA recommender of my friend emailed the department and received a response that they are not going to admit any students in these two years. So my friend did not apply for Vanderbilt. I guess there are some miscommunications.axiomofchoice wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:06 pmMy friend was accepted to Vanderbilt, and recently attended their inperson orientation. So I think they did admit some students.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Top public school in SoCal
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.967/4.000
Math GPA: 3.941/4.000
Type of Student: International Asian female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169
V: 157
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take; most tests in SoCal are cancelled.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math PhD
Research Experience: I did two summer of applied math REU at my school. The first project is related to statistics and data analysis, and the second one is in topology optimization. I also did an independent research project with my mentor. No publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors; departmental honors program; departmental scholars program (i.e., taking graduate courses and will receive a M.A.).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader (and food server at a dining hall before covid lol)
Math Courses Taken:
(Graduate) Sequence in numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and applied differential equations; fluid dynamics.
(Undergrad) Basic math classes that everyone takes (analysis, algebra, etc.), mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, ODEs and PDEs, probability. (I guess nothing spectacular?) Also did a reading course in measure theory and Lebesgue integral.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I passed the basic exam (graduate students need to pass before the end of their first year) and numerical analysis qual at my school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None?
Applying to Where:
Remark: I don't remember the specific name of each program I applied to. I usually just google school name + applied math phd lol
NYU / Admitted! Attending!
UCLA / Admitted!
Brown / Rejected
Cornell / Rejected
Columbia / Admitted!
MIT / Rejected
Princeton / Rejected
Caltech / Rejected
Berkeley / Rejected
Duke / Rejected
Boston University / Withdrawn
Stanford / Rejected
UPenn / Contacted by a professor on March 24th asking whether I'm still interested... nah, thank you.
UW / Admitted!
Yale / Rejected
UT Austin / Withdrawn
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.967/4.000
Math GPA: 3.941/4.000
Type of Student: International Asian female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169
V: 157
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take; most tests in SoCal are cancelled.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math PhD
Research Experience: I did two summer of applied math REU at my school. The first project is related to statistics and data analysis, and the second one is in topology optimization. I also did an independent research project with my mentor. No publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors; departmental honors program; departmental scholars program (i.e., taking graduate courses and will receive a M.A.).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader (and food server at a dining hall before covid lol)
Math Courses Taken:
(Graduate) Sequence in numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and applied differential equations; fluid dynamics.
(Undergrad) Basic math classes that everyone takes (analysis, algebra, etc.), mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, ODEs and PDEs, probability. (I guess nothing spectacular?) Also did a reading course in measure theory and Lebesgue integral.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I passed the basic exam (graduate students need to pass before the end of their first year) and numerical analysis qual at my school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None?
Applying to Where:
Remark: I don't remember the specific name of each program I applied to. I usually just google school name + applied math phd lol
NYU / Admitted! Attending!
UCLA / Admitted!
Brown / Rejected
Cornell / Rejected
Columbia / Admitted!
MIT / Rejected
Princeton / Rejected
Caltech / Rejected
Berkeley / Rejected
Duke / Rejected
Boston University / Withdrawn
Stanford / Rejected
UPenn / Contacted by a professor on March 24th asking whether I'm still interested... nah, thank you.
UW / Admitted!
Yale / Rejected
UT Austin / Withdrawn
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Top US public university (backed by renowned rankings, not open for debate lmao)
Major(s): Applied math, physical chemistry, German (that's right, really all over the spectrum)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.91/4.0
Math GPA: 3.97/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 157
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not available nearby due to pandemic
Program Applying: All applied math PhD programs (math if no devoted applied program)
Research Experience: A summer applied math REU project on ML at my home institution; our paper got accepted to a conference but I'm not attending as it doesn't have much to do with math
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors and departmental honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader for one quarter
Math Courses Taken:
Graduate: Finished the yearlong grad sequences in numerical analysis, applied DEs and numerical linear algebra; also courses on fluids, calculus of variation and image processing
Undergrad: Linear algebra, real analysis, DEs, numerical analysis, probability (missing abstract algebra and complex analysis though)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was a chemistry major for my first two years while taking honors math courses and studying German; switched to the majors I have now in my third year, which is also the time when I took the majority of my grad courses. I didn't really plan out my studies very well so I'm missing some pure math topics (actually not required by the major either), which could have negatively impacted my applications. Also, I indicated interest in math applied to chemistry in some applications, which seems to be a doubleedged sword.
Applying to Where: (in the order of deadlines from earliest to latest; no particular order for same deadlines)
Caltech  Rejected (3/31)
UWash  Admitted (12/20) and ATTENDING!
UCI  Admitted (4/13)
Stanford  Rejected (2/19)
Brown  Rejected (1/20)
Duke  Rejected (2/2)
UCLA  Rejected (3/11)
MIT  Rejected (2/7)
Harvard  Rejected (2/17)
Columbia  Rejected (4/21)
UCB  Rejected (2/4)
Princeton  Rejected (2/17)
UMN  Rejected (3/8)
UMich  Rejected (3/25)
NYU  Rejected (3/8)
Cornell  Rejected (2/7)
Major(s): Applied math, physical chemistry, German (that's right, really all over the spectrum)
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.91/4.0
Math GPA: 3.97/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 157
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not available nearby due to pandemic
Program Applying: All applied math PhD programs (math if no devoted applied program)
Research Experience: A summer applied math REU project on ML at my home institution; our paper got accepted to a conference but I'm not attending as it doesn't have much to do with math
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors and departmental honors
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader for one quarter
Math Courses Taken:
Graduate: Finished the yearlong grad sequences in numerical analysis, applied DEs and numerical linear algebra; also courses on fluids, calculus of variation and image processing
Undergrad: Linear algebra, real analysis, DEs, numerical analysis, probability (missing abstract algebra and complex analysis though)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was a chemistry major for my first two years while taking honors math courses and studying German; switched to the majors I have now in my third year, which is also the time when I took the majority of my grad courses. I didn't really plan out my studies very well so I'm missing some pure math topics (actually not required by the major either), which could have negatively impacted my applications. Also, I indicated interest in math applied to chemistry in some applications, which seems to be a doubleedged sword.
Applying to Where: (in the order of deadlines from earliest to latest; no particular order for same deadlines)
Caltech  Rejected (3/31)
UWash  Admitted (12/20) and ATTENDING!
UCI  Admitted (4/13)
Stanford  Rejected (2/19)
Brown  Rejected (1/20)
Duke  Rejected (2/2)
UCLA  Rejected (3/11)
MIT  Rejected (2/7)
Harvard  Rejected (2/17)
Columbia  Rejected (4/21)
UCB  Rejected (2/4)
Princeton  Rejected (2/17)
UMN  Rejected (3/8)
UMich  Rejected (3/25)
NYU  Rejected (3/8)
Cornell  Rejected (2/7)
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How do you know you were waitlisted for UW? Did they email you?great n' **** wrote: ↑Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:44 pmUndergrad Institution: Big public foreign university
Undergrad GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0 (converted)
Master's Institution: Another big public foreign university
Grad GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0 (converted)
Type of Student: International Latino Male
GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Didn't take.
TOEFL Score: (107 = R27/L28/S23/W29)
Program Applying: Pure Math  Algebraic Geometry/Commutative Algebra
Research Experience: No REUs in LatinAmerica and my master's thesis is not ready for publication. But I have attended and presented posters/talks in several conferences. Lack of published research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I received a scholarship for my master's studies.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Two years of experience as a TA, and one semester as the head professor of a senior year course at my university.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: At least 2 of my 3 LoR should be very strong. One of these addresses my "low" undergrad GPA. I have taken 16 graduate courses (I am a graduate student right now) and did well in all of them.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: First gen college student from very lowincome family.
Applying to Where:
Cornell  PhD Math / Rejected 01/31
Brown  PhD Math / Rejected 02/01
U MichiganAnn Arbor  PhD Math / Rejected 03/04
U WisconsinMadison  PhD Math / Accepted 02/11
Washington  PhD Math / Waitlisted 03/04
Northwestern  PhD Math / Rejected 02/08
Ohio State  PhD Math / Rejected 03/01
Stony Brook  PhD Math /
Utah  PhD Math /
Purdue  PhD Math /
Waterloo  PhD Pure Math / Waitlisted 01/14
U of British Columbia  PhD Math /
Alberta  PhD Math /
IC LondonUC LondonKing's College  PhD Pure Math (LSGNT) / Asked to interview 2/18
ETHZUZH  PhD Math (Zurich GSMath) /
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
When did you get accepted to Columbia? Congrats on the acceptance!meikinn wrote: ↑Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:35 amUndergrad Institution: Top public school in SoCal
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.967/4.000
Math GPA: 3.941/4.000
Type of Student: International Asian female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169
V: 157
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take; most tests in SoCal are cancelled.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math PhD
Research Experience: I did two summer of applied math REU at my school. The first project is related to statistics and data analysis, and the second one is in topology optimization. I also did an independent research project with my mentor. No publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors; departmental honors program; departmental scholars program (i.e., taking graduate courses and will receive a M.A.).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader (and food server at a dining hall before covid lol)
Math Courses Taken:
(Graduate) Sequence in numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and applied differential equations; fluid dynamics.
(Undergrad) Basic math classes that everyone takes (analysis, algebra, etc.), mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, ODEs and PDEs, probability. (I guess nothing spectacular?) Also did a reading course in measure theory and Lebesgue integral.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I passed the basic exam (graduate students need to pass before the end of their first year) and numerical analysis qual at my school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None?
Applying to Where:
Remark: I don't remember the specific name of each program I applied to. I usually just google school name + applied math phd lol
NYU / Admitted!
UCLA / Admitted!
Brown / Rejected
Cornell / Rejected
Columbia / Admitted!
MIT / Rejected
Princeton / Rejected
Caltech / (probably a rejection)
Berkeley / Rejected
Duke / Rejected
Boston University / Withdrawn
Stanford / Rejected
UPenn /
UW / Admitted!
Yale / Rejected
UT Austin / Withdrawn
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Thanks! I received offer from Columbia on Jan 28th. Good luck with your application!hopium wrote: ↑Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:33 amWhen did you get accepted to Columbia? Congrats on the acceptance!meikinn wrote: ↑Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:35 amUndergrad Institution: Top public school in SoCal
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.967/4.000
Math GPA: 3.941/4.000
Type of Student: International Asian female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169
V: 157
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take; most tests in SoCal are cancelled.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math PhD
Research Experience: I did two summer of applied math REU at my school. The first project is related to statistics and data analysis, and the second one is in topology optimization. I also did an independent research project with my mentor. No publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College honors; departmental honors program; departmental scholars program (i.e., taking graduate courses and will receive a M.A.).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course grader (and food server at a dining hall before covid lol)
Math Courses Taken:
(Graduate) Sequence in numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and applied differential equations; fluid dynamics.
(Undergrad) Basic math classes that everyone takes (analysis, algebra, etc.), mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, ODEs and PDEs, probability. (I guess nothing spectacular?) Also did a reading course in measure theory and Lebesgue integral.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I passed the basic exam (graduate students need to pass before the end of their first year) and numerical analysis qual at my school.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None?
Applying to Where:
Remark: I don't remember the specific name of each program I applied to. I usually just google school name + applied math phd lol
NYU / Admitted!
UCLA / Admitted!
Brown / Rejected
Cornell / Rejected
Columbia / Admitted!
MIT / Rejected
Princeton / Rejected
Caltech / (probably a rejection)
Berkeley / Rejected
Duke / Rejected
Boston University / Withdrawn
Stanford / Rejected
UPenn /
UW / Admitted!
Yale / Rejected
UT Austin / Withdrawn

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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Is it alright to email and ask when(and if) a University might plan to release second round offers? I have been put on a waitlist with no more info after that.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I emailed a few schools with things similar to that, just asking for an update. Most have just said "we can't say anything, it'll probably be in April, if not close to April 15th when we're able to make a final decision." I doubt it hurts to ask, but I wouldn't expect much useful info. They have to wait for enough people to reject their offer to be able to admit more people, and this may or may not even happen.hornedsphere wrote: ↑Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:17 amIs it alright to email and ask when(and if) a University might plan to release second round offers? I have been put on a waitlist with no more info after that.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Private Liberal Arts College (in the middle of nowhere lmao)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.33
Math GPA: 3.75
Type of Student: Domestic, Black Female
GRE Revised General Test: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU in Computational Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (published work in a Computational Geometry journal, presented talk and poster at the JMM 2021 virtual conference), Semesterlong research seminar on Finite Field Numerical Ranges (planning to present a talk on my work at my institution's liberal arts symposium), Semesterlong research seminar exploring patterns in Exploding Dots Machines
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got 7th place at a programming competition hosted at a CS conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored in Math and CS for a year, interned as a Software Engineer last summer with a prominent company, Principal violist in our orchestral ensemble since freshman year
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, the full Calc track, Discrete Structures, Prob/Stats, Linear Algebra, Diff Eq
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Highlighted financial struggle in parts of applications, specifically the "COVID Impact section" on Grad Cas
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A
Applying to Where: (Top to bottom, most to least preferred per category)
PostBaccs
UVA  Bridge to Doctorate Rejected (3/31/22)
UPitt  HOT Metal Bridge Accepted (5/23/22)
Smith  Mathematics Postbacc Accepted (3/28/22)
Master's
Northeastern  MS in Mathematics Accepted (5/7/22)
BostonU  MA in Mathematics
Fingers crossed! >.<
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.33
Math GPA: 3.75
Type of Student: Domestic, Black Female
GRE Revised General Test: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU in Computational Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (published work in a Computational Geometry journal, presented talk and poster at the JMM 2021 virtual conference), Semesterlong research seminar on Finite Field Numerical Ranges (planning to present a talk on my work at my institution's liberal arts symposium), Semesterlong research seminar exploring patterns in Exploding Dots Machines
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got 7th place at a programming competition hosted at a CS conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored in Math and CS for a year, interned as a Software Engineer last summer with a prominent company, Principal violist in our orchestral ensemble since freshman year
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, the full Calc track, Discrete Structures, Prob/Stats, Linear Algebra, Diff Eq
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Highlighted financial struggle in parts of applications, specifically the "COVID Impact section" on Grad Cas
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A
Applying to Where: (Top to bottom, most to least preferred per category)
PostBaccs
UVA  Bridge to Doctorate Rejected (3/31/22)
UPitt  HOT Metal Bridge Accepted (5/23/22)
Smith  Mathematics Postbacc Accepted (3/28/22)
Master's
Northeastern  MS in Mathematics Accepted (5/7/22)
BostonU  MA in Mathematics
Fingers crossed! >.<
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Is waitlist for Cornell actually an update email?davidgao wrote: ↑Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:55 pmUndergrad Institution: Large public university
Major(s): Mathematics & Physics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Master's Program Institution: The same large public university
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: Only the first semester in MS, grades haven't been posted, so don't know yet. If everything goes as expected it should also be 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 169 (99%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 940 (96%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: A year and a half of doing a research project in operator algebras at this point. Results during the first half year posted to arXiv in 2020 and a new version reflecting new results has also been posted to arXiv and submitted to a journal (in the editorial process now). Advisor is wellknown in the field, and, well, I hope the results in the paper will also be interesting to others working in the field. Before the research began I had done reading courses and honors projects in functional analysis for 1.5 yrs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Typical graduation honors and distinctions stuff. Some math awards during high school but I guess that wouldn't matter.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've taken 9 grad math courses (measure theory, probability 1 & 2, logic, Hilbert spaces, Lie gps and Lie algebras, classical algebraic geometry, algebraic topology 1, algebraic number theory) with straight A during my undergrad yrs (I graduated in three yrs, so I think given that 9 grad courses are impressive enough). This is my first semester of MS and 5 grad courses this semester (grad algebra, grad geometry 1, Banach spaces, modern algebraic geometry 1, algebraic topology 2). Grades haven't come out but straight A expected. 3 more grad courses (grad geometry 2, modern algebraic geometry 2, group representation theory) expected next semester. My letters of recommendation should be pretty good. The main letter is from my research advisor who I've already worked with for 2.5 yrs, is wellknown in the field, and knows other notable people in operator algebras and quantum info theory. Other letters are also expected to be strong, with three letter writers somewhat famous, I guess...? (Does having Wikipedia pages count?)
Applying to Where: (All Pure Math PhD)
Donation (I mean, these are already donation tier to begin with. And no professor at any of these works in my research field, so really, donation):
Harvard Rejected
Princeton Rejected
MIT Rejected
Stanford Rejected
Super Reach (without people in my field):
Chicago Rejected
Cornell Waitlisted
Reach (at least with people in my field):
UCLA Rejected
UC Berkeley Rejected
Caltech Rejected
Match (I hope...?):
Michigan Rejected
UT Austin Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UCSD Admitted / Accepted/Declined
UIUC Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Safe (Again, I hope...?):
U of Iowa Withdrawn
Vanderbilt Withdrawn
Texas A&M Admitted / Accepted/Declined
Penn State Admitted / Accepted/Declined
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Baby steps I guess. Right now I'm not sure I want to go for the full PHD, I'd like to leave that decision to the future me that actually knows what she wants to do, lol. Also, there seem to be a decent amount of introductory courses I need (that I haven't taken yet) before I hop into a whole PHD program. The math program at my school wasn't the greatest (not a whole lot of options, most of them are what you see on my profile), so I tried to make up for it on the research end.quanticbolt wrote: ↑Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:20 pmYou seem to have a decent profile. Any reason you're aiming only for MA and postbaccs if you don't mind me asking?tae923 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:16 pmUndergrad Institution: Private Liberal Arts College (in the middle of nowhere lmao)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.33
Math GPA: 3.75
Type of Student: Domestic, Black Female
GRE Revised General Test: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A (My apps didn't require them)
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU in Computational Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (published work in a Computational Geometry journal, presented talk and poster at the JMM 2021 virtual conference), Semesterlong research seminar on Finite Field Numerical Ranges (planning to present a talk on my work at my institution's liberal arts symposium), Semesterlong research seminar exploring patterns in Exploding Dots Machines
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Got 7th place at a programming competition hosted at a CS conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored in Math and CS for a year, interned as a Software Engineer last summer with a prominent company, Principal violist in our orchestral ensemble since freshman year
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, the full Calc track, Discrete Structures, Prob/Stats, Linear Algebra, Diff Eq
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Highlighted financial struggle in parts of applications, specifically the "COVID Impact section" on Grad Cas
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A
Applying to Where: (Top to bottom, most to least preferred per category)
PostBaccs
UVA  Bridge to Doctorate
UPitt  HOT Metal Bridge
Smith  Mathematics Postbacc
Master's
Northeastern  MS in Mathematics
FAU  MS in Mathematics
BostonU  MA in Mathematics
Fingers crossed! >.<

 Posts: 2
 Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:54 pm
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Oh dear! Sorry to see about the rejections in your application. I hope that you do get into UTAustin or the two waitlisted universities. Good luck in your future!ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
dumpling wrote: ↑Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:50 pmdumpling wrote: ↑Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:27 pmUndergrad Institution: T21  USA
Major(s): Applied Math and Statistics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: 3.985/4.0 (Major GPA: 4.0)
Type of Student: International Asian female
GRE Revised General Test: no test
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: no test
Program Applying: Applied Math (all PhD)
Research Experience: REU at school (in review for publication), honors research, and MIT SGI
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's Lists, departmental award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a statistics class
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: female with 1 grad course
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: first gen graduate student, graduate university in 3 years
Applying to Where: in no particular order and all in Applied Mathematics PhD program (Mathematics if there is no AM offered)
Caltech (CMS and AMS)  Rejected (03/16/2022)
Cornell (CAM program)  Admitted (02/09/2022)
Stanford (Mathematics  applied track)  Rejected (02/19/2022)
University of Michigan (Interdisciplinary & Applied Mathematics)  Admitted (04/07/2022)
MIT (Mathematics  applied track)  Rejected (02/07/2022)
Columbia
UCLA (Mathematics  applied track)  Rejected (03/12/2022)
UCBerkeley (Applied Math)  Admitted (02/04/2022)
CMU (Applied Mathematics)  Rejected (04/01/2022)
Duke (Mathematics  applied track)  Rejected (02/02/2022)
GA Tech (CSE  Mathematics)  Admitted (01/28/2022)
Harvard (SEAS)  Rejected (02/17/2022)
Princeton (Applied Math)  Rejected (02/17/2022)
University of Texas  Austin
University of Washington (Applied Math)  Rejected (01/26/2022)
University of Chicago (CAM program)  Admitted (02/15/2022)
Rice (Computational and Applied Math)  Accepted (03/02/2022)
Tufts (Mathematics  applied track)  Admitted (01/26/2022)
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 Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:39 pm
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I don't know about your stats, but your waitlists at UPenn and Duke make me think you might have a strong application, so you should definitely reapply next year.ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.
Also, apply to safety schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted somewhere. You can do good research not only at top schools.
This is my second time applying to PhD programs after being rejected by every school I applied to last year, so I know how you feel because I wasn't going to reapply either. However, I'm glad I did because this year I did get some offers.
I hope you decide to give it another try.
Good luck!
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Did you do anything during the gap year? It's very likely that I will get rejected by all the schools I applied to, and I think I'm gonna try one more time next year.Hilbert9616 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:55 pmI don't know about your stats, but your waitlists at UPenn and Duke make me think you might have a strong application, so you should definitely reapply next year.ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.
Also, apply to safety schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted somewhere. You can do good research not only at top schools.
This is my second time applying to PhD programs after being rejected by every school I applied to last year, so I know how you feel because I wasn't going to reapply either. However, I'm glad I did because this year I did get some offers.
I hope you decide to give it another try.
Good luck!
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I really appreciate your advice. I did apply to four other safety schools, but one of my letter writers forgot to submit their letters. It would be nice if they missed MIT, Harvard, and Chicago instead of my safeties. This kind of thing happens all the time. Can't blame them.Hilbert9616 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:55 pmI don't know about your stats, but your waitlists at UPenn and Duke make me think you might have a strong application, so you should definitely reapply next year.ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.
Also, apply to safety schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted somewhere. You can do good research not only at top schools.
This is my second time applying to PhD programs after being rejected by every school I applied to last year, so I know how you feel because I wasn't going to reapply either. However, I'm glad I did because this year I did get some offers.
I hope you decide to give it another try.
Good luck!
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Thanks for your kind words! Really needed it in these tough times.thewitness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:32 pmOh dear! Sorry to see about the rejections in your application. I hope that you do get into UTAustin or the two waitlisted universities. Good luck in your future!ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.

 Posts: 26
 Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I fully agree with the other posters in that you have a very strong profile. The fact that you made the waitlist for several top programs means that you're very competitive. You should for sure reapply next year because your profile will only get stronger in your gap year and it'll be a LOT easier to go through applications a second time (you already have SOPs from this cycle that you can use as a template). FYI, it's incredibly common for people to get rejected by all grad schools the first time but get in the second time so you're not alone my dude You got this!ohdear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:35 pmI really appreciate your advice. I did apply to four other safety schools, but one of my letter writers forgot to submit their letters. It would be nice if they missed MIT, Harvard, and Chicago instead of my safeties. This kind of thing happens all the time. Can't blame them.Hilbert9616 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:55 pmI don't know about your stats, but your waitlists at UPenn and Duke make me think you might have a strong application, so you should definitely reapply next year.ohdear wrote: ↑Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 pmUndergrad Institution: Large Public
Major(s): Mathematics
Type of Student: International
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago  Rejected (01/14)
Columbia  Rejected(03/10)
Stanford  Rejected (02/19)
Washington  Rejected (03/09)
Duke  Waitlisted (02/02 They are looking to admit at most one or two from 52 ppl on the waitlist. I take that as a soft rejection.)
UC Berkeley  Rejected (02/04)
UT Austin
UCLA  Rejected (03/11)
UIUC  Rejected (02/11)
MIT  Rejected (02/07)
Minnesota  Rejected (03/07 via email inquiry. They told me to expect final decisions by the end of March. We all know what that means.)
Michigan  Rejected (03/04)
Harvard  Rejected (01/31)
Northwestern  Rejected (02/08)
Upenn  Waitlisted (02/22)
Random thoughts:
(03/06): Everyone is telling me that there is still hope, but I know my chances are converging to zero exponentially.
(03/11): Oh well, there is only UT Autin I have yet to hear back. But I doubt I will get anything positive from them. It is clearly a sign for me to take my next step outside of academia. Even though most of my friends/professors suggested I should give it a second try next year, I will not reapply nor waste a butt load of money on a Master's degree. I appreciate their encouragement very much, but the competition has been intensifying year by year. Maybe this just means we don't need that many people to do math, that's it. I do envy people who have a chance to continue their journey in math and wish them a great future. As for myself, I'll quit my attempt of beating the law of supply and demand. Maybe there are other muchneeded things in this world that I happen to be good at. I mark the end of my mathematics career here. Hopefully, someday in the near future when I look back on what I wrote today, I'll appreciate this door He closed and the window He opened for me.
Also, apply to safety schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted somewhere. You can do good research not only at top schools.
This is my second time applying to PhD programs after being rejected by every school I applied to last year, so I know how you feel because I wasn't going to reapply either. However, I'm glad I did because this year I did get some offers.
I hope you decide to give it another try.
Good luck!

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 Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:15 pm
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
ohdearone of my friends got rejected from all the schools they applied to last year, and then received an acceptance from one of those same programs this year. I didn't apply last year but I did take a gap year and although I got a few rejections and silent waitlists/rejections, I got acceptances into programs I'm happy with *and* I earned more than 3x what I would have made as a grad student anywaygiving me a great chance to save much more money before starting my PhD than I would have had if I started in fall 2021 instead! If your educational and professional goals involve getting a doctorate in math, then there's no harm in trying again. Nonetheless, best of luck to you with your future endeavors. There's plenty of great mathrelated careers that don't require a PhDI have an upcoming interview for a research mathematical statistician job that pays $$$ that I applied for solely out of paranoia that I wouldn't get admitted to any PhD programs, lol.Scathrules wrote: ↑Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:09 pmI fully agree with the other posters in that you have a very strong profile. The fact that you made the waitlist for several top programs means that you're very competitive. You should for sure reapply next year because your profile will only get stronger in your gap year and it'll be a LOT easier to go through applications a second time (you already have SOPs from this cycle that you can use as a template). FYI, it's incredibly common for people to get rejected by all grad schools the first time but get in the second time so you're not alone my dude You got this!ohdear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:35 pmI really appreciate your advice. I did apply to four other safety schools, but one of my letter writers forgot to submit their letters. It would be nice if they missed MIT, Harvard, and Chicago instead of my safeties. This kind of thing happens all the time. Can't blame them.Hilbert9616 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:55 pm
I don't know about your stats, but your waitlists at UPenn and Duke make me think you might have a strong application, so you should definitely reapply next year.
Also, apply to safety schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted somewhere. You can do good research not only at top schools.
This is my second time applying to PhD programs after being rejected by every school I applied to last year, so I know how you feel because I wasn't going to reapply either. However, I'm glad I did because this year I did get some offers.
I hope you decide to give it another try.
Good luck!
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad and Graduate Institution: US Public University System
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Minor(s): none
Master Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GPA: 2.7
GRE Revised General Test: (No One Cares about general test anyway)
Q:164
V:155
W:2
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: didn't send my score.
Program Applying: Most Ph.D. Pure Math, some applied math
Research Experience: 2+ years of experience as RA in a fluid Mechanic Lab. A year's worth of research in mathematics in pure math. And 1 semester of search in applied math. Currently working on a publishable paper from pure math research but since it is still not ready, didn't mention it in applications.
Math courses:
Graduate Course Work: Real Variables I, II, Abstract Algebra I, II, Topology I,II, Complex Variable I, Dynamical System I.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Strong recommendations from advisor and professor I worked with on research.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Listed roughly in order of preference
1. NYU  rejected 4/8 got admitted to unfund master in Math in Finance.
2. Graduate Center  Admitted with 10 semesters of TFellowship
3. BU rejected in February
4. Tufts Rejected in February
5. University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleAdmitted 4/6, TAship 21k/year
6. U of Delaware  Admitted 4/6, TAship 23k/year renewable for 5 years, in addition, 6k min for summer research
7. the University of Houston  Admitted in early may and got an funding of 19k ish declined
8. U of Texas at Dallas  adimited 2/12, 2k/month TA and health insurance through the schoolwithdraw 3/4
9. U of Memphis admitted 2/5 with $19000/yr , health insurance, withdraw 3/4
10. IU Purdue U Indianapolis  Interviewed and messed up, never heard anything back
11. Drexel  Still Pending
12. Claremont  admitted 2/1 with 14k fellowship a year(not funded ) Withdraw
13. Denver university  Admitted 3/24, but no word on funding at all Actually, Im not sure if I were offered funding , since I withdraw so fast, didn't call and ask about it.
So, I believe this year will be less competitive relatively speaking when compared with last year. Since we are recovering from the COVID19, I remember last year on phone with some departments saying they have no funds to hire Ph.D., and some said only 1 or 2 Ph.D. positions.
Haven't heard back from most schools yet(prolly waitlisted or ghosted, Idk ) But I'm Really Happy I got admitted to Graduate Center, will prolly attend there.
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Minor(s): none
Master Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GPA: 2.7
GRE Revised General Test: (No One Cares about general test anyway)
Q:164
V:155
W:2
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: didn't send my score.
Program Applying: Most Ph.D. Pure Math, some applied math
Research Experience: 2+ years of experience as RA in a fluid Mechanic Lab. A year's worth of research in mathematics in pure math. And 1 semester of search in applied math. Currently working on a publishable paper from pure math research but since it is still not ready, didn't mention it in applications.
Math courses:
Graduate Course Work: Real Variables I, II, Abstract Algebra I, II, Topology I,II, Complex Variable I, Dynamical System I.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Strong recommendations from advisor and professor I worked with on research.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Listed roughly in order of preference
1. NYU  rejected 4/8 got admitted to unfund master in Math in Finance.
2. Graduate Center  Admitted with 10 semesters of TFellowship
3. BU rejected in February
4. Tufts Rejected in February
5. University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleAdmitted 4/6, TAship 21k/year
6. U of Delaware  Admitted 4/6, TAship 23k/year renewable for 5 years, in addition, 6k min for summer research
7. the University of Houston  Admitted in early may and got an funding of 19k ish declined
8. U of Texas at Dallas  adimited 2/12, 2k/month TA and health insurance through the schoolwithdraw 3/4
9. U of Memphis admitted 2/5 with $19000/yr , health insurance, withdraw 3/4
10. IU Purdue U Indianapolis  Interviewed and messed up, never heard anything back
11. Drexel  Still Pending
12. Claremont  admitted 2/1 with 14k fellowship a year(not funded ) Withdraw
13. Denver university  Admitted 3/24, but no word on funding at all Actually, Im not sure if I were offered funding , since I withdraw so fast, didn't call and ask about it.
So, I believe this year will be less competitive relatively speaking when compared with last year. Since we are recovering from the COVID19, I remember last year on phone with some departments saying they have no funds to hire Ph.D., and some said only 1 or 2 Ph.D. positions.
Haven't heard back from most schools yet(prolly waitlisted or ghosted, Idk ) But I'm Really Happy I got admitted to Graduate Center, will prolly attend there.
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
While you just posted, I think you are the only person I have seen who has heard back from the CUNY Graduate Center (so congratulations, it is a great school!). When did you hear back from them?rxu1113 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:02 amUndergrad and Graduate Institution: US Public University System
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Minor(s): none
Master Major: Mathematics
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GPA: its an embarassement
GRE Revised General Test: (No One Cares about general test anyway)
Q:164
V:155
W:2
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: low percentage and it is worst than an embarrassment.
Program Applying: Most Ph.D. Pure Math, some applied math
Research Experience: 2+ years of experience as RA in a fluid Mechanic Lab. A year's worth of research in mathematics in pure math. And 1 semester of search in applied math. Currently working on a publishable paper from pure math research but since it is still not ready, didn't mention it in applications.
Math courses:
Graduate Course Work: Real Variables I, II, Abstract Algebra I, II, Topology I,II, Complex Variable I, Dynamical System I.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Strong recommendations from advisor and professor I worked with on research.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Listed roughly in order of preference
1. NYU  Still Pending
2. Graduate Center  Admitted with 10 semesters of TFellowship
3. BU rejected in February
4. Tufts Rejected in February
5. U of Delaware  Rejected March
6. the University of Houston  Still Pending
7. U of Texas at Dallas  adimited 2/12, 2k/month TA and health insurance through the schoolwithdraw 3/4
8. U of Memphis admitted 2/5 with $19000/yr , health insurance, withdraw 3/4
9. IU Purdue U Indianapolis  Interviewed and messed up, never heard anything back
10. Drexel  Still Pending
11. Claremont  admitted 2/1 with 14k fellowship a year(not funded ) Withdraw
12. Denver university  Still Pending
13. U of Tennessee Still Pending
So, I believe this year will be less competitive relatively speaking when compared with last year? Since we are recovering from the COVID19, I remember last year on phone with some departments saying they have no funds to hire PhD, and some said only 1 or 2 Ph.D. positions.
Haven't heard back from most schools yet(prolly waitlisted or ghosted, idk ) But I'm Really Happy I got admitted to Graduate Center, will prolly attend there.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Hi! Thanks!username2140 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:24 am
While you just posted, I think you are the only person I have seen who has heard back from the CUNY Graduate Center (so congratulations, it is a great school!). When did you hear back from them?
I heard back around 3/12, I forgot the exact date, but I got an email earlier before that week from the director asking if I was still interested in their program.
Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Can anyone speak to the reputation of the department and PhD program at Tufts?