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: 3.68 out of 4.00 including fall 2021
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
it's an embarrassment
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 have 4 recommendations letters. 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 - rejected 01/15
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. Michigan - submitted 12/12
10. Georgia Tech - submitted 11/15
11. UW Madison - submitted 11/14
12. UIUC - submitted 11/15
13. Minnesota - submitted 11/15
14. Ohio State - accepted 12/21

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
2021/12/12 Applied to 3 more schools just in case. Unforunately I got 2 B- and a C+ in math courses in fall and they dragged my gpa down a bit. Though they are graduate courses so I hope the admission committee can understand that they are harder classes :D
2021/12/21 First acceptance :D :D definitely have to buy myself something nice for XMas, also withdrew a bunch of applications, deleted from list above
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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:9.58/10

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

TOEFL Score: 113(30/30/26/27)

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 internship 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 is 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 ~15 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 order alphabetically

1.Brown University
2.Cornell University
3.Duke University
4.Georgia Institute of Technology
5.UW-Madison
6.Northwestern University
7.Rice University - Waitlisted 21.1.2022
8.Rutgers University at New Brunswick
9.Stanford University
10.Stony Brook University
11.UCLA
12.UIUC
13.UCSD
14.University of Minnesota
15.University of Missouri
16.Yale

Update: 21.1.2022
Got my first decision and it's a waitlist. Feeling a little bummed out and afraid of my chances at other schools if I wasn't good enough for Rice
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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: 3.74/4.00 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:
Didn't take.


Program Applying: Pure math PhD

Research Experience:I have one preprint in discrete geometry that I co-authored 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


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Reach:
Northwestern (Submitted)
Rutgers (Submitted)
Match(?):
Ohio State University - Accepted 12/30/21
Safety(?):
University of Arizona (Submitted)
Safety:
Virginia Tech (Submitted)

Masters
University of Missouri - Accepted (Deferred offer from last year's cycle)

EDIT 1: Drastically cut down on the number of schools I'm applying to. That was probably a stupid decision, but luckily I got in somewhere decent anyway.
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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)
Chicago - Rejected (01/14)
Columbia
Stanford
Washington
Duke
UC Berkeley
UT Austin
UCLA
UIUC
MIT
Minnesota
Michigan
Harvard
Northwestern
Upenn
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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: 3.75 Overall; 3.67 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 couple of PhD programs not listed here)

Research Experience: Two REUs, one in applied math/ML, the other in ML in collaboration with a large company. 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 in late stages of preparation.
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 in no particular order)
UT - CSEM
Michigan State - CMSE
Johns Hopkins - AMS (Computational Medicine focus)
Duke - Math
Emory- Math
Georgia Tech- CSE (Math)
NCSU- Applied Math
Purdue- Math
SMU- Computational Math

I will be elated to get into any of these programs, I hope that everyone gets into their top choice! :D
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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 gave a presentation at YMC and will be presenting at an AMS Special Session at JMM.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Letter writers are well known, I have taken 4 graduate classes (graph theory 1&2, real 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)
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
More realistic I guess:
UIC - Math PhD
Texas A&M - Math PhD
Emory - Math PhD

CS programs
Reach:
Harvard - CS PhD, interview 01/20
UCSD - CS PhD
UIUC - CS PhD
UWash - CS PhD
Princeton - CS Masters
More realistic I guess:
Rutgers - CS PhD, interview 01/19
Boston University - CS PhD
Duke - CS PhD
CU Boulder - CS PhD
Georgetown - CS PhD

12/14: I have submitted all my applications
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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: Ivy
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.71 / 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic

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: Finishing up a senior project in algebraic topology. Simultaneously did an REU online and research with a professor at my school in algebraic geometry. We were able to get two papers published in well known journals. Currently working on submitting another paper, preprint available on arxiv.

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 as well as multi variable calculus and graded for undergraduate real analysis and combinatorics.

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 - ACCEPTED
UC Berkeley -
UCLA -
Yale -
Brown -
Cornell -
Penn -

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

Safeties
Ohio State - ACCEPTED
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:
Kept on getting cancelled. They rescheduled me out of state so I was unable to take it. :(

Program Applying:
Pure Math PhD - Algebra/Algebraic Geometry

Additional Info: Tons of graduate classes, attended many seminars and talks, writing a senior thesis on algebraic geometry. Participated in two directed reading programs which resulted in presentations. I also graded for three math classes. No original research.

I don't really know which ones are matches. They all feel like reaches but some of them are farther.

Far Reach:

Columbia: Submitted 12/1/21
Yale: Submitted 12/15/21
Michigan: Submitted 12/15/21
Penn
Berkeley: Submitted 12/15/21

Reach:

Washington: Submitted 12/10/21
Rutgers: Submitted 12/14/21
Stony Brook
UIUC: Submitted 12/14/21
UNC Chapel Hill: Submitted 12/13/21
University of Utah
UCSD: Submitted 12/1/21
Cambridge (part III)
Toronto (MSc): Submitted 12/13/21
Waterloo(MSc)
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coolar
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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: 3.52 (Math: 3.82)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test: Took while sick :?
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 and algebraic topology. One paper that will be published soon.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Departmental scholarships for academics and quality of research, dean's list.
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 - submitted 12/3
UC-Davis - submitted 12/15
UI-UC (Math) - submitted 12/3

Reach:
CU-Boulder - submitted 11/13
Michigan State - submitted 11/14
Brandeis (Math) - submitted 12/15
Mass-Amherst (Math) - submitted 12/15

Match:
UC-Riverside - submitted 11/28
Arizona State - submitted 11/23, accepted 1/25 (no word on funding)
Delaware - submitted 12/15
Colorado State (Math) - submitted 12/15
Oregon State (Math) - submitted 12/15
North Carolina State (Biomath) - submitted 1/3

Safety:
CU-Denver - submitted 12/15
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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 learning about cluster algebra for 2 years to try to do research and am now writing a master's thesis on mirror symmetry
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. AWM officer
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 (the government says I'm white but most people do not see me that way), but I am visibly trans. Both have impacted my academics
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. Most relevant is being a crisis hotline operator for 5.5 years and teaching others within my org to be operators. I've taken thousands of calls so this is important to me
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 - Mathematics
UMichigan - Mathematics
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
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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: 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
Stanford
Princeton
Berkeley

Reach:
NYU
Duke-Invited for an interview
Columbia
UCLA
UT Austin
Northwestern
UCSD
Rutgers

Match/Reach:
UCI
Stony Brook
UNC Chapel Hill
Johns Hopkins
Notre Dame
Minnesota
Uwash (Seattle)

Safety: Home school
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hopium
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:10 pm

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:
won't submit because it's not outstanding

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Nope

Program Applying: Mainly Applied 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.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: undergraduate applied math honors program
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently working at a research lab on PDE modeling, just started working on a paper and it won't be published before the application ddls :cry:
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 Rej 1/20
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.

Update:
12/27, submitted all.
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great n' dick
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:17 pm

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 / Waitlisted 01/14
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) /
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greatodda
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:44 pm

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 - Applied 12/15/2021, Accepted via email 18/1/2022
MIT
UMich
UMN
Princeton
UPenn
Penn State
UToronto
Rutgers
[u]Dartmouth
[u]Brandeis
[u]Lehigh
[u]Cornell
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Veltri200755
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:57 pm

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) -

Safeties?
Boston U -
Tufts -

Yes, I know I am taking a considerable risk by applying to a few schools.
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aoveson
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:32 pm

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 (not Spanish or Chinese or any super useful language though)

Applying to Where:
omgomgomg tier:
CU Boulder- Applied Math PhD. Applied 12/01.
Brown- Applied Math PhD. Applied 12/09. Rejected 1/20.
UMichigan- AIM PhD. Applied 12/15.
Northeastern- Network Science PhD. Applied 12/14.

omgomg tier:
UC Irvine- Pure math PhD with Applied Specialization. Applied 12/01.
UMD- AMSC PhD. Applied 12/14. Accepted 1/25 with TAship ($22.6k/yr) and Dean's Fellowship ($5k/yr for the first 2 years).
Texas A&M- Pure Math PhD interdisciplinary track. Applied 12/14.
Stony Brook- Applied Math and Stats PhD. Applied 12/15. Asked to interview 1/25.
UVM- Math Sciences PhD Applied Math concentration. Applied 1/14.
NCSU- Applied Math PhD with MAI concentration. Applied 1/25.

omg tier:
U Arizona- Applied Math PhD. Applied 1/03. Asked to interview 1/19.
ASU- Applied Math PhD. Applied 12/08. Accepted 1/25. No word on funding.
Michigan State- CMSE PhD. Applied 1/01.

PhD or Bust tier:
UC Riverside- Applied Math PhD. Applied 12/11. Accepted 1/25 with TAship ($15.5k/yr for the first two years, 23k/yr after that) and Distinguished Chancellor's Fellowship ($21k/yr for the first 2 years).
CU Denver- Applied Math PhD. Applied 12/14. Accepted 1/14. Details on funding to come later.
BYU- Pure Math MS. Applied 1/15.
Tulane- Pure Math PhD with Applied emphasis. Applied 12/15.

Good luck everybody!
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wpdemath
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Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:21 am

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
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:17 am

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

Undergrad Institution: University of California
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 (84%)
V: 159 (82%)
W: 4 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) Not required anywhere.

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
UC Irvine
University of Oregon
University of Utah
Dartmouth
UC Santa Barbara
Oregon State University
Colorado State University


All submitted :oops:
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thewitness
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:54 pm

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: 2
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:13 pm

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
ETH Zürich - Math rejected 1/13. Idk I had a feeling about this one...
GATech - ACO
Carnegie Mellon - ACO
Cornell - Applied Math
Waterloo - ACO
ETH Zürich - CS
LSE - Discrete Math
University of Copenhagen - CS
Berlin Mathematical School Phase II - Math asked for interview 1/20
Warwick - CS admitted 12/9 great selection system!
TU Munich - Math


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)
Hamburg - math decided not to at the end. Warwick TCS is cool.
Warwick - Math decided not to at the end. Warwick TCS is cool, and they are quite connected anyways


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
9 Dec First admission. I'm doing PhD!!! I could delete some lower priority schools now that I am not not getting anywhere.
13 Jan First rejection. Feels bad but not too bad. Will probably kick in later.
20 Jan Some positive news from Berlin (probably?). On the other hand Princeton rejection likely comes in a couple of days at this rate, it's going 50-50 I guess?
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Fibonacci_topology
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:01 pm

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-Submitted
Cornell-Submitted
UWash-Submitted

Match:
Georgia Tech-Submitted
Rutgers-Submitted
Minnesota-Submitted
Oregon-Submitted

Safety:
Iowa State
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Cophysneurec
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:57 am

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Cophysneurec » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:12 am

Undergrad Institution: UCLA
Major(s): Econ
Minor(s): French
GPA: 3.48 overall, 4.0 upper div+grad math
Type of Student: DM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: did not take


Program Applying: Pure Math and Applied Math: math neuro, math bio, dynamical systems, complex networks, diff geo (varies by program)

Research Experience: Nothing too noteworthy. Did a year of neuro research, no pub. Also a year of Psych research, no pub. Edited manuscripts and stuff.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: no, didn't put myself out there in undergrad...
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Analyst job for 1 yr after undergrad, not super relevant though
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad classes in total (analysis 1/2, topology 1, manifolds 1)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I basically did a buildabear math major after undergrad with money I saved up, taking advantage of the remote situation. Also took some control engineering, and I have lots of programming experience (from analyst job, courses, and side projects)

Applying to Where:

light years (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH!!!! AHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH!)
UC SD - Pure: Submitted
UT Austin - Pure: Submitted
Duke - Pure: Submitted
U Washington - Applied: Submitted

light seconds (Ahaha!)
Brown - Applied: Rejected 01/20/2022
UT Austin - CSEM: Submitted
Ohio SU - Pure: Submitted
U Utah - Pure: Submitted
Rice - Pure: Submitted

miles! (I can run, baby!)
UC Irvine - Pure: Rejected 01/11/2022
U Arizona - Pure: Submitted
CU Boulder - Applied: Submitted
U Mich Ann Arbor - AIM: Submitted

feet?! (within reach???)
ASU - Applied: Submitted
U Arizona - Applied: Invited for interview 01/19/2022
U Pittsburgh - Pure : Submitted
U Oregon - Pure: Submitted
U Houston - Pure: Submitted

Good luck everyone!


01/02/2022: All 18 done. *waiting intensifies*
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davidgao
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:15 pm

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by davidgao » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:55 pm

Undergrad 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 well-known 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 well-known 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 Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Princeton Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
MIT Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Stanford Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Super Reach (without people in my field):
Chicago Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Cornell Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Reach (at least with people in my field):
UCLA Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UC Berkeley Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Caltech Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Match (I hope...?):
Michigan Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UT Austin Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UCSD Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UIUC Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

Safe (Again, I hope...?):
U of Iowa Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Vanderbilt Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Texas A&M Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Penn State Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
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gwendoh97
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:30 am

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by gwendoh97 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:28 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Private Tech University
Major(s):Applied Math
Minor(s):Art History
GPA: 3.73/4.0 (3.9 in major)
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

Program Applying: Applied Math/Mathematical Biology PhD

Research Experience: Research in math biology during my senior capstone. Turned in to a published paper. A few research projects here and there at school but nothing noteworthy
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Deans List, Presidential Scholarship, more scholarships for academic achievement as a female in math. Travel grant.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Private tutor for 6 years. Lead tutor at tutoring center for 3. TA for 11 different calc classes. Worked in industry as a technical solutions engineer for 3 years (first at a healthcare software company and then at a math education startup).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Got A's in 3 graduate level courses.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Jewish, Pansexual, Genderqueer, Female.

Applying to Where: (All Applied Math PhD Programs)

Reach Reach:
Columbia
University of Washington

Reach:
Georgia Tech
University of Maryland
UW Madison
University of Pennsylvania

Match:
UMass Amherst
CU Boulder

Safety:
Portland State University

sollux
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:33 am

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by sollux » Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:30 pm

Try #2 since nothing worked out last year.

Undergrad Institution: Top Public
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): None.
GPA: 3.7 overall/3.85 math
Type of Student: DAM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q165/V165/W??
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
730

Program Applying: Pure Math, applying for mainly algebraic topology

Research Experience: Senior thesis. A couple of reading courses, and a research internship from high school. No formal reserach.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated with high honors.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd for intro linear algebra. Tutored various CS classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad classes.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Lots of volunteer experience. Probably not important, but I did write about it at length on my diversity statements.

Applying to Where:
USC
MSU
OSU
UW
UCLA
UIUC
UMN
JHU
Boulder
Northwestern
CUNY Graduate Center
Purdue
Notre Dame
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GreekAlphabet.Expert
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by GreekAlphabet.Expert » Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:17 am

Undergrad Institution: US Private
Major(s): Math, CS
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 4.41/5
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 149, this would look much better if I get 1 more point
W: 4
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 910

TOEFL Score: waived due to 4-yr degree in US

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Working on a required thesis for the degree, 1 REU and 1 paper published as author.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Almost made the IMO team for my country, Putnam hm, government scholarship from my country as well, pays for my tuition/housing/insurance alongside university need-based scholarship (it's about 10-15k a year). Won a couple coding competition in my country before college.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Accepted for an internship at a major bank in the US but I decided not to go, probably burned a bridge but whatever. Never graded, proctored or taught classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Currently taking 2 grad classes and completed 6. I think my recommenders are pretty famous, but not super famous.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My department has lots of smarter people (undergraduates, graduate students here are infinitely smarter) than me, but majority of them don't want to go for a doctorate degree. Those who do want to pursue a Ph.D - I know where they are applying so I try to avoid applying to too many places that they are also applying. Maybe there are no such thing as "quota for every school" when it comes to admissions, but one can never be too careful. I wanted to stick around at my school since I love it but I was encouraged to applying elsewhere, weird.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard - submitted
Yale - submitted
UC Berkeley - submitted
UCLA - submitted
Brown - submitted
Stanford - submitted
Yale - submitted
Wisconsin - submitted
Cornell - submitted
Ohio State - accepted 12/21
UCSB - submitted
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phasolini
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by phasolini » Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:10 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foeign Middle Eastern, Best in Country
Major(s): Mathematics

GPA: 3.70 (4 in third and second year)
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test: Did Not Take

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did Not Take


TOEFL Score: 104 = R29/L29/S22/W24

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: There is no REU in the country. One directed study in Algebraic Number Theory for one year. Another one in Symplectic Topology in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 4 courses: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis. Also high school math teacher for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 academic recommendations, 2 of them are very strong, 1 of them should be strong and 1 is routine. Also, I have a non-academic one.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: nothing?

Applying to Where:

Very Reach

University of Chicago - Pure Math PhD Rejected 1/22
UC Berkeley - Pure Math PhD
Yale - Pure Math PhD

Reach

Cornell - Pure Math PhD
Stony Brook - Pure Math PhD Unofficially Rejected 1/14
Penn State - Pure Math PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Pure Math PhD
University of Toronto - Pure Math MSc
University of British Columbia - Pure Math MSc
PGSM - Pure Math MSc

More Reasonable

CUNY - Pure Math PhD
Rice - Pure Math PhD
University of Utah - Pure Math PhD
Dartmouth College - Pure Math PhD
Boston College - Pure Math PhD
Brandeis University - Pure Math PhD
University of Virginia - Pure Math PhD
Queen's University - Pure Math MSc
University of Bristol - Pure Math MSc
ALGANT - Pure Math MSc
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shadowbinder
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by shadowbinder » Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 800 (Times ranking)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Basic Sciences
Program: Five year Bachelor + Masters
GPA: 6.8
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Didn't take
TOEFL Score: (97 = R23/L27/S25/W22) (if applicable)

Program Applying: thesis-based MSc or a PhD in discrete math

Research Experience: One year research in Spectral Graph Theory for Masters thesis (thesis score: 9), resulted in a preprint (submitted)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (None)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: two reading projects (four month each) in the same area (A's in both), attending month long workshop (for first year math PhD students) in foundational math
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: the thesis provided me with open problems, so I have ideas for future research directions,
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: three year volunteering at campus social club (teaching children, science outreach, treasurer, and more), two year fellowship for another science outreach program (for high school students), social science research experience for four months

Applying to Where:
School - Simon Fraser University (MSc)
School - University of Manitoba (MSc)
School - Dalhousie University (MSc)

Where else can I apply (only fully funded masters or MSc+PhD)? Someplace less colder?

mathstudent12
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mathstudent12 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:50 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 30ish Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.65 (all lower grades in non-math classes)
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (91%) (I don't think these matter)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4.0 (55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: NA (Only applied to schools that said it won't affect my chances, so hopefully that's true)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD.

Research Experience: In the summer of 2020 I did research in Analysis with a professor at my school, and last summer I was a part of an REU in Probability Theory. I am also currently working on a year long "Honors Independent Research Project" in Representation Theory/Combinatorics, with a faculty sponsor from my school. Also presenting our REU work at the 2022 JMM.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Does Dean's list count?
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two classes last spring (Calc I and a Discrete Math class), and I'll be a TA for Abstract Algebra this spring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All of the upper level (graduate type) classes at my school have you work on a month long research project, which I was told to emphasize in my personal statement (projects in Measure Theory, Topology, Signal Processing, and Representation Theory). Also one of (the very few when applying to math grad school) advantages of going to a small liberal arts school is that I am very close with all of my recommenders, with the exception of my REU professor, but I would still say that I know him well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have never taken a math class below the "300" level in college (so really only proof based courses), and have gotten A-'s or better in all of my math classes. Despite not having a graduate school, we still have all of the "main" classes like Real and Real II, Complex, Topology, Algebra and Algebra II (Rep Theory). Also, at a lot of the schools I emailed faculty that I wanted to work with -- hopefully that helps at all.

Applying to Where:
Super Reach (Probably no chance):
UC Berkeley -
MIT -
Stanford -
UCLA -

Still a big reach/reach (I'm guessing 1-10% maximum chance, maybe Michigan because they have a big class?):
Caltech -
Cornell -
Brown -
Yale -
UPenn -
Michigan -

Target hopefully? (To me that means around 10-25% chance):
UC San Diego -
Minnesota Twin Cities -
Washington -
Stony Brook -
UC Davis -
UC Irvine -
Dartmouth -
Utah -

Safer/Still Target (Hopefully 25-40% chance):
Boulder -
UC Santa Barbara -

If my guesses are right for my chances, I should have at least a 76% chance of getting in somewhere. Not sure how good those estimates are though haha. That number isn't super reassuring, but it's not too bad; especially since I think I really shot high, but my professors are hopeful. I definitely have the advantage of being able to apply to a ton of places. I'm planning on reapplying next year if I don't get in this year, since I'm hoping to have something for the awards/recognitions category, a publication from my REU, and more math courses on my transcript. I've gotten mixed reviews on if having graduated will hurt my chances or not of getting in.

I would love any feedback that anybody has.

Good luck to everybody!!

tha_ballistic_6
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by tha_ballistic_6 » Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:45 am

Undergrad Institution: Large Public, strong ranking
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.6 out of 4.0 (3.8 major)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A
M: Could not take thanks to Covid.

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: Started working in a quantum physics lab in high school studying crystals and continued that until early into my undergrad. That opportunity resulted in two papers and a poster/presentation at an APS conference. Did some condensed matter physics research at my school and then moved on to work with a different professor on a project that applies structural balance theory and data science to analyze international political structures. No papers from those last two.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple minor honors recognitions for GPA, nothing significant.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have been a tutor and section leader for a math honors society, a couple companies, and my own university. Tutored all lower division math and physics classes at the school, but more recently have moved to a private setting where I teach high school math, ACT, and SAT prep.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took a grad class that taught statistical methods for physicists, spent a summer at a Harvard program in HS, was vice president of my Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter, and finished undergrad in three years and one quarter (not sure if that actually helps or not, we'll see).

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Currently seeking work as a data analyst to get some industry experience and gain clarity as to whether I want to pursue academia or industry after the completion of my graduate degree. Hopefully this is seen as a proactive step while filling my time between undergrad and grad.

Applying to Where:

NYU - submitted
MIT - submitted
UCSD - submitted
UCLA - submitted
CU Boulder - submitted
Colorado State - submitted
U Washington - submitted
U Michigan - Ann Arbor - submitted
Colorado School of Mines - submitted
U Wisconsin - Madison - submitted
U Chicago - submitted
Northwestern - submitted

ms60000204
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ms60000204 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Pure math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.82
Type of Student: Asian International

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

Program Applying: math PhD

Research Experience: No experience. Did some reading projects in class

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing particular (Dean's List, etc)

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not really other than seminars in my school

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I did take most undergraduate courses and will have taken 4 grad courses upon graduation.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have a lot of P grades due to covid. I did independent study during the summer and I wrote it in my statement of purpose. Not sure if this will help.

Applying to Where:

10%
UCLA - submitted
Berkeley - submitted

15%
UCSD - submitted
Purdue - submitted
U Washington - submitted
Cornell - submitted
UPenn - submitted
Stony Brook - submitted
Rutgers - submitted
Brown - submitted

25%
UCSB - submitted
WashU - submitted
UChicago (Applied math masters) - submitted

It's been tough, so hopefully, I get in at least one. I just want to continue my study of math and that's it.

egej2geydv
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by egej2geydv » Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:04 am

I just got accepted to SUNY - Binghamton. No word on funding.

YellowBee
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by YellowBee » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private Top 20
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.62 (Major 3.7)
Type of Student: domestic Hispanic female

GRE Revised General Test: didn't submit to most places
Q: 161 (88%)
V: 164 (81)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: didn't take


Program Applying: Pure math PhD programs

Research Experience: I did an NSF REU one year which resulted in a couple presentations and a published paper. I have been working on a project at my home institution for about 1 year now with plans to submit in the spring. I have also done three supervised reading courses at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award from my math department, Honor Roll a couple times
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: private math tutor for HS students, officer of my university's chapter of the AWM
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two of my recommenders are well known in their fields. I applied to schools where my recommenders have connections so that may help.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've taken three graduate courses and will take two more next semester. My GPA is lower due to getting C's/D's in a couple chem courses my first year when I was a biochemistry major.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Ohio State University accepted
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin Madison
Rutgers University
Texas A&M University
University of Pennsylvania invited to open house
Brown University
Indiana University
University of Oregon
Bonn Masters Program
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colorblue
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by colorblue » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:11 pm

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lunaslicetheorem
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by lunaslicetheorem » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:41 pm

Undergrad Institution: Waterloo (Both undergrad and master's)
Major(s): Pure math
Minor(s): East Asian studies
GPA: 96 overall, 98 in math courses
Type of Student: Canadian, white male

GRE Revised General Test: Not submitting.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Didn't take.

Program Applying: Pure math (differential geometry/representation theory mostly)

Research Experience: A year in undergrad and four months into a one-year research (thesis) masters. One conference paper, one preprint, and one submission under review for the past 8 months, along with some very promising current research (that probably won't be submitted anywhere for at least half a year though :^)).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Two faculty and two departmental awards for research and academics
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Something in the area of two years of TA experience part and full time. As well, a year of internship experience in fintech working in software.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: >10 grad classes and three strong letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing comes to mind in particular.

Applying to Where: In no particular order.
Duke - Interview invitation sent by email, 22/1/12
MIT - Pending on 22/1/5
Yale - Pending on 22/1/5
Brown - Pending on 22/1/5
Cornell - Pending on 22/1/5
Columbia - Pending on 22/1/5

Good luck all.
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Littlemonster
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Littlemonster » Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: private not well known for math
Major(s): double major in comp sci and math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take it. English is my second language and this whole thing makes no sense to me :( Glad that I got away with it due to covid.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 89 percentile... Didn't sumbit the score unless required to

Program Applying: Pure math?? Algebraic geometry and/or algebraic combinatorics. (I guess some people count combinatorics as applied math)

Research Experience: Did an REU at my institution the first summer. Learned a lot but wasn't very productive in terms of research. Did 2 other REUs later and resulted in 2 papers accepted to well known journals and 1 paper still being written up. One paper got accepted after the application deadline so not so sure if it'll help :(
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received a scholarship from my undergrad institution that covers my tuition. (Seriously, why do you guys make college so expensive in the States??) Anticipate to graduate with highest honor and received highest honor from budapest semesters in math (Great program with so much fun! Highly recommend it!)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 20+ grad classes. Might have strong recommendations. Wrote to a few professors whom I really wish to work with and some of them got back to me! Presented at JMM and received an "outstanding poster award." Doesn't mean much but might show that I have a good taste in formating a poster??

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Donation
MIT
Harvard
UC Berkeley
UChicago -- rejected on Jan 14. They don't send you an email. You'd have to log in your portal to find out about your rejection lol. Weird school
Cornell
Columbia

High Reach
UMich - Ann Arbor
UMinn - Twin Cities
UWash - Seattle
Brown
UCLA

(One of my letter writers said that for each of the above 5 programs classified as "High Reach" for me, I'd have about a 15% chance of getting in.. Assuming these events are independent, 1 - 0.85^5 = 0.56 > 0.5. Sounds great.)

Reach
Northeastern
UC Davis
U of Utah

Places outside of the U.S.
Toronto
Cambridge (Part III)
Oxford
Berlin Math School -- accepted on Jan 21. Thought not getting an interview request while others did meant rejection. Turned out I was wrong...

I don't think any program should be listed as safety or match for myself because the admission is so random and I don't think I'll have a >50% chance anywhere.

Good luck everyone!
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username2140
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by username2140 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.814 out of 4.00 overall (4.0 in math)
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (89%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.0 (54%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:
730 (62%) (wasn’t a great performance for me, got an hour of sleep the night before due to nerves)

(I only applied with GRE scores if it was basically required, as I did not think they would be helpful for the schools I am applying to.)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Differential Geometry/Geometric Analysis is my focus, but I also mention that I have (less specific) interests in algebra/algebraic geometry/representation theory when applicable in other applications)

Research Experience: Worked with a professor (at my university) for ~8 months where I studied Riemannian Geometry, and then we worked on a research problem. The write up for it is almost done, but no publication yet. We are planning on doing more research in the spring semester. Also participated in an REU more related to combinatorics/representation theory. Lastly I had done a research/independent study with another professor in knot theory after sophomore year.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Part of the university and mathematics honors programs. Also was a meritorious winner of the ICM 2019. I am now realizing that I forgot to mention dean's list on my applications, as I basically made it every applicable semester....

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Was a tutor for the university in both mathematics and physics. I also was a grader for a differential equations class.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: The professors I have done research/independent studies with all wrote recommendation letters. Also had a fourth recommender for a few schools after he offered to write me letters. Two of my recommenders did their PhD at Brown (which is one of my top choices), and the fourth recommender did their PhD at MIT. I have also taken 10 graduate courses at the time of applying, and will take another two in the spring. I also attended the Budapest Semesters (was spring 2020 though, so we were sent home halfway through and had to finish online). I also attended seminars in topology/geometry at my school, as well as a few in algebra, to learn about current research. I discussed this a bit in my SOP as well.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: For GPA, my school used plus/minus grading, and gives an A+ a 4.333. But, cumulative GPAs are capped at 4.0 so it is still a 4.0 scale? Also the grad program is relatively strong here (about top 50 depending on ranking), so hopefully having done well here will help?

Applying to Where:

What if...
MIT
Berkeley

Reach
NYU
Brown
Duke
UIUC
UC San Diego
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
JHU

Target(?)
University of Washington
Stony Brook
Rice
CUNY Graduate Center

Safer(?) (Honestly are any graduate schools "safeties"?)
University of Oregon
Notre Dame
Michigan State

Thoughts: Of course, my characterizations of reach/target/safety/etc. could be a bit off, but hopefully they are approximately correct? As time passes on, I am getting more and more nervous that I was too aggressive with the schools I applied too (as they are all unfortunately difficult to get into), and will be rejected from every school. Hopefully I have applied to enough schools to mitigate that concern, but only time will tell. I am also annoyed at myself for not applying for more scholarships (barely missed the GRFP unfortunately), which unfortunately might hurt me a bit/make me less competitive. One hope I have was the main professor I did research with said he wouldn't be surprised either way if I got into Duke or was rejected from it, and that Rice would be a good target, so hopefully that is accurate (as they are both fantastic programs).
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phdhopeful
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by phdhopeful » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:23 pm

I KNOW WITH 100% CERTAINTY THAT UCHICAGO SENT ACCEPTANCE AND DEFERRAL LETTERS YESTERDAY EVENING (1/5/2021).

username2140
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by username2140 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:07 pm

phdhopeful wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:23 pm
I KNOW WITH 100% CERTAINTY THAT UCHICAGO SENT ACCEPTANCE AND DEFERRAL LETTERS YESTERDAY EVENING (1/5/2021).
How did you find out? Did you get something from them and/or know other people who did?

mindyummy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mindyummy » Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:35 pm

phdhopeful wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:23 pm
I KNOW WITH 100% CERTAINTY THAT UCHICAGO SENT ACCEPTANCE AND DEFERRAL LETTERS YESTERDAY EVENING (1/5/2021).
And I know with 99.99% certainty that you're a troll.

liecat
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by liecat » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:22 pm

mindyummy wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:35 pm
phdhopeful wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:23 pm
I KNOW WITH 100% CERTAINTY THAT UCHICAGO SENT ACCEPTANCE AND DEFERRAL LETTERS YESTERDAY EVENING (1/5/2021).
And I know with 99.99% certainty that you're a troll.
Unfortunately the 0.01% outcome has occurred. It seems, for once, that the guy yelling in all-caps is not a troll. I was accepted last night. I have no idea how it works though, like if they'll keep sending more offers in waves or something.

math235711
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by math235711 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:23 pm

Is getting an interview to an applied math PhD program generally a good sign, or do most people/a random sample receive one?

coolar
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by coolar » Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:01 am

math235711 wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:23 pm
Is getting an interview to an applied math PhD program generally a good sign, or do most people/a random sample receive one?
It depends on the school I think. Which school?

tingel
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by tingel » Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:30 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Best in my country
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.0 (converted, a lower GPA than mine can still be converted to 4.0)
Type of Student: International, Male

GRE Revised General Test: Not taken
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not taken


TOEFL Score: 100

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: No publication, Senior thesis on algebraic geometry, Readings in geometric analysis, A math summer school
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math Olympiad medals, High GPA,
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA once,
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have taken 8 grad courses, Have broad interests,
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

Super Reach:
MIT
Berkeley
Stanford

Reach:
Yale
Brown
Caltech
UPenn
Michigan

Match:
Johns Hopkins
Wisconsin-Madison
Stony Brook

dumpling
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by dumpling » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:27 pm

Undergrad 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

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
Cornell
Emory
Stanford
University of Michigan
MIT
Columbia
UCLA
UCBerkeley
CMU
Duke
GA Tech
Harvard
Princeton
University of Texas - Austin
University of Washington
University of Chicago
Rice
Tufts - Invited for interview



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