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

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 - submitted 11/15
2. Princeton - submitted 11/15
3. UChicago - submitted 11/14
4. Brown - submitted 11/15
5. UC Berkeley - submitted 11/14
6. UCLA - submitted 11/14
7. Cornell - submitted 11/14
8. Duke - submitted 11/14
9. Georgia Tech - submitted 11/15
10. UW Madison - submitted 11/14
11. UIUC - submitted 11/15
12. Minnesota - submitted 11/15
13. Ohio State - submitted 11/15
14. Penn State - submitted 11/15
15. UC Santa Barbara - submitted 11/16
16. Colorado Boulder - submitted 11/15
17. UC Davis - submitted 11/16
18. Michigan State - submitted 11/15
19. Florida State - submitted 11/16
20. UConn - submitted 11/15
21. Nebraska - submitted 11/15

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

2021/11/16 - All applications submitted, over 2k spent on application fees and GRE scores. I accidentally sent my GRE scores to some schools that literally says "do not send GRE scores" on their webpages, oh well whatever. Fingers crossed
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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: 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(?):
Penn State
UC Davis
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Washington University

Safety(?):
University of Arizona
University of Oregon

Safety:
Virginia Tech
University of Connecticut

Masters
University of Missouri - Accepted (Deferred offer from last year's cycle)
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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: 165 (84%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
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
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) TAed for calculus 1 and combinatorics and TAing for graph theory next semester, I have a talk at YMC, and will give a talk at my Uni's combinatorics seminar

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 colleagues 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) I will most likely not apply to all of these programs
Math programs:
reach:
UCSD - Math PhD
UIUC - Math PhD
Rutgers - Math PhD
Cornell - Applied Math PhD
Less reach:
Waterloo - C&O Masters
UWash - Math PhD
GaTech - Math PhD
Carnegie Mellon - Math PhD
safer but not safe:
UIC - Math PhD
Texas A&M - Math PhD
Emory - Math PhD

CS programs
Reach:
UCSD - CS PhD
UIUC - CS PhD
UWash - CS PhD
Princeton - CS Masters
More realistic I guess:
Boston University - 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: 910 (95%)

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 -
Penn -

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

Safeties
Ohio State -
Penn State -
Florida State -
UConn -

update> List finalized and will submit all the applications during thanksgiving break. Will also submit GRE scores to everywhere accepting and considering them.
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soyutcebir
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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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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:
-Lie groups
-Differential geometry
-Computability theory
-Special functions and dynamical systems
-Partial differential equations
-Analysis on manifolds
-graduate complex analysis
-Harmonic Analysis
-Graduate group theory
-Functional analysis 1
-Trace ideals and applications
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notwelldefined
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by notwelldefined » Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Some east coast liberal arts college that is not known for math.
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Music
GPA: 3.95/4.00 (Major: 4.00/4.00 up to this point)
Type of Student: International Asian female.

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take, since none of the schools I am applying to require it ;)
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Ditto.
M: xxx (xx%)

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

Program Applying: All pure math phD

Research Experience: Two summers of REU (produced two expository papers).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental awards from school, nothing fancy.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded a few core undergrad classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took some (<=6) graduate classes at a nearby research university, one recommender from my institution and two outside recommenders kinda known for my field, not sure how strong the letters will be.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
Donation
Harvard
MIT
UChicago

Still donation but a bit better
JHU
Cornell
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Brown
UMichigan
UIUC

Possible choices outside the US
Cambridge - part III
Oxford - Master
Bonn - Master
ETH - Master

Good luck everybody! We are in this together :)
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SpicyNeutrino
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by SpicyNeutrino » Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:55 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA:Overall: 3.77 Major: 3.93
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 5.5 (98%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
To take in October. September test was cancelled.

Program Applying:
Pure Math PhD - Algebra/Algebraic Geometry

More to be added once I finalize my list of schools.

coolar
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Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:59 pm

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by coolar » Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:28 am

School: Small Liberal Arts
Major(s): Applied Math, Biology
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.47 (Math: 3.81)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (81%)
V: 157 (75%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not taking.

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: Applied math unless noted. Interested in modeling biological systems.

Research Experience: Summer research project in combinatorial topology. Co-authored paper that will be submitted in a few months.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental scholarships for academics and quality of research.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math grader for 3 years, microbiology TA for 1 year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Probably not lol.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Mental health problems freshman year (2.52 GPA first semester). Nothing else...

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Big Reach:
Wisconsin-Madison
UI-UC (Math)

Reach:
CU-Boulder - submitted 11/13
Michigan State - submitted 11/14
Mass-Amherst (Math)

Match:
UC-Riverside - submitted 11/28
Arizona State - submitted 11/23
Delaware
Colorado State (Math)
Oregon State (Math)

Safety:
CU-Denver
Rochester Tech (Math Modeling)
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qqqqqqqq
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by qqqqqqqq » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:20 am

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mbrane
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mbrane » Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:03 am

Undergrad Institution: Medium private Catholic university
Major(s):Physics and mathematics BS, mathematics MA
Minor(s):None
GPA: 3.4 undergrad, 4.0 grad (had some trauma that impacted my undergrad grades)
Type of Student: Domestic (but immigrant) trans person

GRE Revised General Test:
I took this is 2018 and scored high but will not bother paying ETS any more money to send scores
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Not taking due to COVID

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure math with some physics PhDs. I'm trying to do mathematical string theory research

Research Experience: No original research, although I've been learning about cluster algebra to try to do research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Does a graduate TAship count?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Did tutoring for a year, and have been a grad TA for 1.5 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm in my third year of graduate courses. I've done 15 graduate courses so I won't bother listing all of them but I've focused on algebra and topology. I've also passed some PhD quals so there's no doubt I'm academically prepared for a PhD program in math. As for minority status, I'm not underrepresented racially, but I am visibly trans
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I wish I could write about the rest of my life because I do perhaps too many things, but schools are mainly interested in mathematics research potential.
Applying to Where:
Emory - Mathematics
UIC - Mathematics
UIUC - Mathematics
UW Madison - Mathematics
OSU - Mathematics
WashU St Louis - Mathematics
UT Austin - Mathematics
UC San Diego - Mathematics
University of Utah - Mathematics
UM Twin Cities - Mathematics
Stony Brook - Mathematics
UChicago - Physics
UC Berkeley - Physics
UMichigan - Physics
Current University - Mathematics, guaranteed admission and funding for 3 more years

Wish me luck. This'll be my third time applying to graduate programs and hopefully this time I get into somewhere I want

4rr0ws99
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by 4rr0ws99 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: T30 according to US news.
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):NA
GPA: Major: 3.98 Overall: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic Hispanic male.

GRE Revised General Test: Haven’t taken yet.
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
Stanford
Princeton

Reach:
NYU
Columbia
Berkeley
UCLA
UT Austin
Northwestern
Johns Hopkins
Rutgers

Match:
UCSD
Minnesota
UBC
Uwash (Seattle)

hopium
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by hopium » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: T20 US
Major(s): Applied Math
GPA: Major: 3.83 Overall: 3.83

Graduate Institution: T20 US
Major(s): Applied Math
GPA: Major: 4.0 Overall: 4.0 :D

Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
V: 157
Q: 170
W: 3.5
Took 2 years ago, don't want to take it again and won't submit this one because it's not outstanding

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
70%
Took in October, didn't do time planning so I didn't finish the last 10 questions. I won't submit it since it's below average for the schools I'm applying to :roll:

Research Interest: Computational Math, PDE Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Experience: Undergraduate thesis in PDE; 2 Graduate projects in machine learning and PDE modeling, one with a final report presented in a research seminar, one uploaded as a part of a PDE solver package on github. No publications :cry:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: undergraduate applied math honors program
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently working part time in a well known research lab on PDE modeling, still working on a paper and it won't be published before the ddl :(
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 6 Grad classes completed in PDE, Numerical Methods, Modern Analysis, Functional Analysis, Stochastic Analysis and Probability.

Super reach:
MIT - CSE
Harvard - Applied Math
Stanford - Environmental Engineering (wind and ocean modeling)
Caltech - Computational and Applied Math
U of Chicago - Computational and Applied Math
Yale - Earth and Planetary Sciences (wind and ocean modeling)
U of Washington - Applied Math

Reach:
Columbia - Applied Math
UCLA - Math
UT Austin - CSEM
Brown - Applied Math
Duke - Math

Match:
UCD- Applied Math
UCI - Math

I have no idea what's gonna happen since I won't submit GRE general and Sub, good luck for all.
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great n' dick
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by great n' dick » Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:44 pm

Undergrad 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 low-income family.

Applying to Where:
Cornell - PhD Math /
Brown - PhD Math /
U Wisconsin-Madison - PhD Math /
U Michigan-Ann Arbor - PhD Math /
Washington - PhD Math /
Northwestern - PhD Math /
Stony Brook - PhD Math /
Utah - PhD Math /
Ohio State - PhD Math /
Purdue - PhD Math /

Waterloo - PhD Pure Math /
U of British Columbia - PhD Math /
Alberta - PhD Math /

IC London-UC London-King's College - PhD Pure Math (LSGNT) /
Warwick - PhD Math /
Edinburgh - Geometry and Topology PhD (Hodge Institute) /
ETHZ-UZH - PhD Math (Zurich GSMath) /
Sapienza Roma - PhD Math /

I would be very grateful if you could tell your thoughts on how competitive I am for these programs.
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greatodda
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by greatodda » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:00 am

Undergrad Institution: Drexel University
Major(s): Math, Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.74
Type of Student: International (India), Male

GRE Revised General Test: Not taken or planned

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not taken or planned


Program Applying: (Pure Math (Algebra/Combinatorics)

Research Experience: 12 months of Full time research in plasma physics with 1 high impact paper (With large news coverage) and another in process, 3 months of FT research in particle physics, 3 months of FT and 9 months of Part time research in Algebraic Combinatorics (with a preprint out and submitted to LAA and another hopefully getting on arXiv before applications).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergraduate Research Leader, 2 endowed departmental scholarships for excellence (one in math and one in physics), T500 Putnam 2021 held unofficially.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: President of the Math Student Organization for last two years, Tutored at the Math Resource Center and one of the only few undergrad tutors who can handle analysis/topology/algebra and combinatorics, TA/Grader for Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics and Advanced Linear Algebra
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 6 Grad Classes with all A's (Abstract Algebra and Rep Theory, Analysis 1, Topology, Extremal Graph Theory, Matrix Analysis, Algebraic Combinatorics
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: B in Vector Calculus and Undegrad Analysis (had a rough term although got an A in the grad one), a NCR in Discrete Mathematics during an exchange term in HKU (which happened because I dropped the course in week 3 after having already approved it but I graded/TA'ed for it later at my school). Poor performance in sophomore year

Applying to Where:
Drexel
Temple
MIT
UMich
UMN
Princeton
UPenn
Penn State
UToronto
Rutgers
[u]Dartmouth
[u]Brandeis
[u]Lehigh
[u]Cornell

Veltri200755
Posts: 3
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Veltri200755 » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:26 am

Undergrad Institution: Private Liberal Arts, ranked 60-80 , not known for math
Major(s): Math
GPA: Overall 3.578/4.0, Major 3.944/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: All Ph.D. Interests are in the areas of Analysis/Probability/Differential Equations/Stochastic Calculus
Research Experience: Worked on a research project about Skein Algebra. The paper we worked on got accepted for publication. I did a poster presentation about a section on the paper at the Joint Mathematics Meeting. Worked on another research project about isoperimetric inequalities last summer. Currently in the process of writing up our results in a paper.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Linear Algebra course this semester. Tutor for the school's Math Help Room. Tutored at a tutoring center from 2019-2020 before the pandemic.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Hopefully, all of my recommendation letters are very strong. I was funded by NSF Grant for the research project I worked on last summer.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have a good personal statement. I got A's on almost all of my advanced math courses. I did not take any graduate courses because my school did not offer them.

Applying to Where:
Reach
Cornell -
Duke -
U Penn -

Reasonable
Stony Brook (AMS) -
Texas A&M -

Safeties?
Boston U -
Tufts -

Yes, I know I am taking a considerable risk by applying to a few schools.

aoveson
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by aoveson » Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private University, not super known for math
Major: Applied and Computational Math
GPA: 3.75 out of 4.00 (Math 3.83)
Type of Student: DFW

GRE Revised General Test:
Q/V/W: 170 (96%) / 163 (92%) / 4.5 (80%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: lol uh oh (not submitting to any schools)

Program Applying: mostly applied math

Research experience: 3 months in one group my junior year, a paper came out of it but the group was massive. 1 year working one-on-one with a professor in Spectral Graph Theory, two papers will be submitted for publication in December.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 14 scholarships (6 from the school in general, 8 from the math department, private, etc.), 2x outstanding achievement in mathematics award.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a TA for calc 1, 2, and Partial Differential Equations. Worked part-time as a data analyst for a fintech company for almost a year. Currently rewriting parts of the Applied Math curriculum at my college.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think my letters of rec will be really good. I've taken a few math grad courses (matrix analysis, real analysis, topology) and gotten good grades in them.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: President of the Applied Math major. Board member for WiSTEM chapter. Bilingual (lol not Spanish or Chinese or any super useful language though)

Applying to Where:
omgomgomg tier:
CU Boulder- Applied Math PhD
Brown- Applied Math PhD
UMichigan- AIM PhD
UT Austin- CSEM PhD

omgomg tier:
UC Irvine- Pure math PhD with Applied Specialization
UMD- AMSC PhD
Texas A&M- Pure Math PhD interdisciplinary track
Stony Brook- Applied Math and Stats PhD
UVM- Math Sciences PhD Applied Math concentration
NCSU- Applied Math PhD with MAI concentration

omg tier:
U Arizona- Applied Math PhD
ASU- Applied Math PhD
Michigan State- CMSE PhD

PhD or Bust tier:
UC Riverside- Applied Math PhD
CU Denver- Applied Math PhD
BYU- Pure Math MS
Tulane- Pure Math PhD with Applied emphasis

Good luck everybody!

wpdemath
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by wpdemath » Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:12 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.81/4.0 (Undergrad) 4.0/4.0 (Grad)
Type of Student: International/Male/Asian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (xx%)
V: 144 (xx%)
W: not available (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (89%)

TOEFL Score: (101 = R28/L29/S22/W22) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2 papers were published to journals (single author), 1 was revised and resubmitted to a journal (joint work with my master thesis advisor). I gave talks at domestic conferences and a university in US via Zoom.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full-funding scholarship for graduate school, 7 semester scholarship for undergraduate school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant in undergraduate analysis (4 semesters) / Teaching college-level students for 2 years
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Military works / several research experiences in different fields in Analysis&PDE / 2 recommendations from professors in my alma mater (including master thesis advisor) and 1 recommendation letter was written by an expert in my research works.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: I am applying to these universities with an emphasis on Analysis&PDE.

Princeton
NYU
UC Berkeley
Brown (applied)
UCSD
Austin
Minnesota
North Carolina
Maryland
U Penn
CMU
Penn State
Temple
Texas A&M
U. Pittsburgh
Vanderbilt
Wisconsin-Madison
USC
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seglent21
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by seglent21 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:29 am

Undergrad Institution: Large public research university on the west coast
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: Overall 3.56, Major 3.7.
Type of Student: Domestic, White, Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (xx%) don't have the full score yet
V: 159 (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) don't have the score yet

Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: Wrote an expository senior thesis over the last two quarters in my undergrad. Nothing else.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors graduate, Dean's list a few quarters.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private tutor for 5+ years, course-specific tutor for one quarter at my university, teaching assistant in my current grad program.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Completed my B.S. in 3 years (probably makes no difference), and transferred into the M.A. program at my university, so I'll have an M.A. in math by the time I begin. Will have been a teaching assistant for 3 total classes by the end of the program I'm in now. Will have passed one qualifying exam at my current university. That's about it.


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)


Roughly in order of my preference:

Cornell University
University of Washington
UC San Diego
CU Boulder
UT Austin
University of Oregon
University of Utah
Dartmouth
UC Santa Barbara
Oregon State University
Colorado State University
Syracuse University

thewitness
Posts: 1
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by thewitness » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:00 pm

great n' **** wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:44 pm

I would be very greatful if you could tell me which universities should I apply for, or your thoughts on how competitive I am for these programs.
Definitely apply to University of Utah as well. They have a really strong commutative algebra/algebraic geometry group.

uhoh
Posts: 1
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by uhoh » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:00 pm

After reading this forum for years, it's finally my turn! Let's gooo!

Undergrad Institution: European, apparently quite prestigious
Major(s): Mathematics (B.Sc., M. Sc.)
Minor(s): Computer Science (B. Sc.)
GPA: ~3.3 (BSc), ~3.8 (M. Sc) (master's GPA not final, take +/-0.1, this will be updated too)
Type of Student: International female, POC

GRE Revised General Test: not taken
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: not taken either

TOEFL Score: (116 = R30/L29/S29/W28)

Program Applying: combinatorics and discrete math programs (some in applied, some in pure), a couple CS

Research Experience: Undergrad thesis (some new results, I was stupid and I didn't try to publish although I could have), Master's thesis (also some new results, will try to get it published asap, preprint is almost ready)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I had a scholarship from my home country
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a tutor/TA/grader for 9 semesters in total, 3 of them were grad courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I had ~20 grad classes (thanks master's studies during covid!), female from second/third world country
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was also an international student in undergrad/master's

Applying to Where:

Applying now: Sorted more or less by preference, didn't give it *that* much of a thought, though
Princeton - Applied Math
Cornell - ACO
ETH Zürich - Math
GATech - ACO
Carnegie Mellon - ACO
Waterloo - ACO
Warwick - Math
EPFL - Math
LSE - Discrete Math
Rutgers - Math
Berlin Mathematical School - Math
Warwick - CS
TU Munich - Math
CharlesU Prague - TCS, DM
TU Vienna - CS


May apply later: (these schools apparently have no deadlines or late deadlines, so I could apply later if I am not satisfied, say, by April-May. No particular order here)
ETH Zürich - CS
TU Munich - CS
Tel Aviv - math
Hamburg - math
Ljublijana - math
Birmingham - math
Kosice - math

I'd be very happy about some feedback! Also, if you want to be my PhD admissions buddy, perhaps read each other's documents or something, contact me!

Dear diary:
26 Nov Woke up to receive my TOEFL score. Yay! But also: TOEFL is long and you get tired. It really is worth practising, no matter how good your English is. Tip for listening: Never miss the first sentence of the college dialogue exercise. :D

Fibonacci_topology
Posts: 3
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Fibonacci_topology » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-Size Public Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Creative Writing
GPA: 3.86
Type of Student: Domestic Male, First-gen
GRE Revised General Test: taken, will only submit to 2 schools
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: taken, will only submit to 2 schools

Program Applying: Pure math Ph.D. Focusing on Combinatorics or Number Theory

Research Experience: 2 Publications in non-undergrad journals (one has some novel results). 1 submitted. 1 is in the works from a fairly prestigious REU. (Note: 2 of these are from knot theory, 2 from NT). Participated in 2 other projects at my university.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nominated twice for Goldwater (lost both times). Prestigious departmental scholarship, Dean's list for most semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a tutor/TA/grader for 5 classes, worked in two other tutoring positions
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I had ~2 grad classes (Measure Theory, Alg NT)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I wrote an expository work on the basics of LaTeX, and self-published it.

Reach:
Stanford
Cornell
UWash

Match:
Georgia Tech
Rutgers
Minnesota
Oregon

Safety:
Iowa State



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