2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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ms60000204
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ms60000204 » Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:02 pm

It seems like Berkeley sent out some acceptances?

kaubrey
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kaubrey » Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (73
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT rejected
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan waitlisted
UCSD accepted
Rutgers rejected
Stony Brook accepted declined
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison withdrew
U Washington withdrew

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted declined
UVA withdrew realized my application was not submitted lol oh well no harm done
U Florida accepted
Florida State accepted
NC State accepted declined
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Will_Wilde
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Will_Wilde » Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:04 pm

mindyummy wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:55 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics and Geology
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.68 out of 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
it's an embarrassment
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) cancelled

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writing a senior thesis in algebraic geometry. Also attended couple talks and a 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 precalculus and business calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female.
Math courses:
(undergraduate) Abstract Algebra 1+2, Advanced Calculus 1+2, Combinatorics, Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Intro to Proofs/Discrete Math, Complex Analysis, Intro to Mathematical Statistics, Linear Algebra 1+2, ODE, PDE, Topology, Differential Geometry, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory
(graduate) Real analysis 1+2, algebra 1+2, algebraic topology, differential topology
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
2. Princeton - rejected early February
3. UChicago - rejected January
4. Brown - rejected early February
5. UC Berkeley - submitted
6. UCLA - submitted
7. Cornell - accepted late January
8. Duke - interviewed January and rejected early February
9. Michigan - submitted
10. Georgia Tech - accepted late January
11. UW Madison - submitted
12. UIUC - submitted
13. Minnesota - submitted
14. Ohio State - accepted late December

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
Congrats!!

Can I ask about the background of your recommenders?

mindyummy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mindyummy » Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:33 pm

Will_Wilde wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:04 pm
Can I ask about the background of your recommenders?
MIT, Princeton and I think Rice or UT Austin. Algebraic Geometry/Homological Algebra, commutative algebra/discrete geometry? and algebraic topology

ekansh2912
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ekansh2912 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:05 am

kaubrey wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm
Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan
UCSD accepted
Rutgers
Stony Brook accepted
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison
U Washington

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted
UVA
U Florida accepted
Florida State
NC State accepted

**Some acceptances and rejections are in spam so people check your spam folders! Some schools don't update the portal for some reason
Congratulations on your acceptances. Would you mind telling how and when you heard from UIUC? I had also applied to their pure math program but there's no update from them yet!
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Scathrules
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Scathrules » Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:18 am

kaubrey wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm
Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan
UCSD accepted
Rutgers
Stony Brook accepted
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison
U Washington

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted
UVA
U Florida accepted
Florida State
NC State accepted

**Some acceptances and rejections are in spam so people check your spam folders! Some schools don't update the portal for some reason
When did you hear from Irvine? Are they still sending offers and/or interviews? Also, congrats on your current offers! :D

josenelson13
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by josenelson13 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:12 am

kaubrey wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm
Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan
UCSD accepted
Rutgers
Stony Brook accepted
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison
U Washington

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted
UVA
U Florida accepted
Florida State
NC State accepted

**Some acceptances and rejections are in spam so people check your spam folders! Some schools don't update the portal for some reason
99th percentile for a 161 on the Quant section of GRE?

kaubrey
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kaubrey » Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:47 pm

oh woops typo

I don't know if Irvine or UIUC is doing making offers (how would I know I'm an applicant not the admission committee?) check your spam to see if you received an email from secretary or chair with numerous PDF attachments

kaubrey
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kaubrey » Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:51 pm

This is interesting, upon checking my GRE scores on gre.org portal my percentile have changed from last time I saw it!!

(I kept a record of the score PDF so my eyes weren't playing tricks on me)

vladvladvlad
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by vladvladvlad » Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:51 pm

kaubrey wrote:
Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:51 pm
This is interesting, upon checking my GRE scores on gre.org portal my percentile have changed from last time I saw it!!

(I kept a record of the score PDF so my eyes weren't playing tricks on me)
The percentiles do change occasionally. If future test takers tend to do better than you did, your percentiles will go down. Otherwise they will either go up or stay the same.

tangerinetime
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by tangerinetime » Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:31 pm

Undergrad Institution:[/b] (Big state not known for math)
Major(s):[/Mathematics]
Minor(s):[/Physics]
GPA:[/4.0]
Math GPA:[/4.0]
Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic)

Program Applying: (Pure Math Phd)

Will leave specific details out due to privacy.

Some general notes, I have taken graduate courses and done well, done research, and was a TA/grader for higher level math courses. I also did not take either GRE.

Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
University of Washington - Pure Math /Rejected on (3/9) Submitted: 12/7
University of Wisconsin, Madison l - Pure Math /Rejected (2/15) Submitted: 12/12
University of Colorado, Boulder - Pure Math / Waitlisted (2/22) Submitted: 12/12
North Carolina State University - Pure Math /Accepted w/funding (2/7) Submitted: 1/15
Georgia Institute of Technology - Pure Math / Pending on (3/21) Submitted: 12/12
University of Minnesota - Pure Math /Rejected on (3/8) Submitted: 12/14
Vanderbilt University - Pure Math / Rejected on (3/21) (Sent an email asking for update, they said if you haven't heard anything yet, you can consider it a rejection) Submitted: 12/19
University of California, Davis - Pure Math /Rejected on (3/14) (Sent an email asking for an update, they said official letters will be coming out in a few weeks) Submitted: 1/4
University of Oregon - Pure Math /Rejected (2/3) Submitted: 1/10
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ginko321
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ginko321 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:37 pm

Austingieg wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:45 pm
ginko321 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:59 am
Brown (applied)- rejected 1/20
Boston University Admitted 2/4
Carnegie Mellon
Notre Dame (applied)
NYU
Rensselaer Admitted 2/2
Rutgers
Tufts - Interview on 1/14
University of Arizona (applied) - Interview on 1/22, Admitted 1/31
University of Illinois - Chicago
Congrats on your acceptance to Rensselaer!!! Were you informed of your offer on the application portal or did you receive an email from professor? And may I ask you mgpa? Thanks
Thanks! I got an email to check the application portal where the notification of admission was. My math gpa is 4.0.

melogao
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by melogao » Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:54 pm

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jalgebra
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jalgebra » Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:46 am

kaubrey wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm
Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (73
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan
UCSD accepted
Rutgers rejected
Stony Brook accepted
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison
U Washington

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted
UVA
U Florida accepted
Florida State
NC State accepted

**Some acceptances and rejections are in spam so people check your spam folders! Some schools don't update the portal for some reason
how did you hear back from UCLA?

Horcrux21
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Horcrux21 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:57 am

Any idea when UPenn's gonna send out its offers for pure math phd? Anyone heard back?

thepinktree
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by thepinktree » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:41 am

Undergrad Institution: Large Public University (Europe)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 9.79/10
Type of Student: International, Female

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Didn't take


TOEFL Score: (101 = R28/L28/Sx20/W25)
IELTS Score: (7.5 = R8.0/L7.5/S6.5/W7.0) (Sent IELTS scores to most universities)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Wrote an original paper on lp spaces together with 5 other people. It is not my main interest so i didn't do much on that.
Math Courses Taken: Favourite ones were algebra (Galois theory, commutative algebra etc.), geometry (Manifolds, differential forms), but have also taken several analysis classes. My main interests tend to be Algebraic Topology amd geometric group theory. This semester I'm taking graduate courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Also a classical musician

Applying to Where:
Princeton - Rejected
Berkeley - Rejected
Stanford
Harvard - Rejected
MIT - Rejected
Chicago - Accepted (1/5/22)
Yale - Waitlisted (2/4/22)
Caltech - Rejected
Michigan-Ann Arbor
Stony Brook
Cornell
Purdue
UPenn
Utah
Missuri Columbia - Accepted unofficially, I declined the offer (2/2/22)
UIUC
Texas-Austin - Accepted unofficially, I declined the offer (2/2/22)

Outside the US:
U Toronto
Oxford - Interviewed (2/2/22), probably accepted
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mindyummy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mindyummy » Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:10 pm

jalgebra wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:46 am
...

how did you hear back from UCLA?
I was curious too so I emailed the director and today I got an extremely short email reply saying that it's highly unlikely I will be admitted..

Jerry99
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Jerry99 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:57 pm

liecat wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:01 pm
Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major: Math
GPA: 4.02/4.3
Type of Student: Domestic Female

Program Applying: Pure Math (mainly for alg top and related fields)

Research Experience: One REU (no publication, just a final report); reading projects for the past 2.5 years (talks/presentations and expository stuff) with a grad student
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special (Dean's list, national merit...)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have been a TA or tutor since freshman year (sometimes both at same time)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm female. I think my recommendations are pretty solid and were written by fairly well-known people. I really love teaching and wrote about it in my SOP.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: NSF GRFP applicant. Will probably take 9-10 grad classes by graduation (including non-core classes, e.g. homological algebra, homotopy theory, etc.)

Applying to Where: (Ordered first by deadline, then alphabetically.)
Princeton - Rejected! 2/4
UChicago - Accepted! 1/5
Stanford
Ohio State - Accepted! 1/2
Berkeley - Rejected! 2/4
Harvard - Rejected! 1/31
Johns Hopkins - Accepted! 1/27
MIT
UCLA - Accepted! 1/19
UIUC - Accepted! 2/4
Northwestern - Emailed to chat! 2/3
UPenn - Invited to open house! 1/18
Cornell

NSF GRFP

Notes: If the list above seems a bit unbalanced (w.r.t. "reach" vs "less reach" and so on), it’s because I decided not to apply to some places after getting into OSU, and withdrew from some others after UChicago. One of my professors warned me that some “very bright students" of hers applied to 20 schools last year and got rejected from all of them, and she didn’t know if this year would be as brutal. Thank goodness it seems not to be! Also, I’ve lurked this forum obsessively for the past several years, and it lowered my confidence a lot (of course, it’s only my fault for continuing to look at it). I spent days convincing myself that the acceptance letter from UChicago wasn’t a scam. It still feels like a dream, or maybe it's just a fluke. Don't be like me!
Wow, your profile looks so strong and so does your application result. BTW, would these schools also tell you the funding in the acceptance offer?

liecat
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by liecat » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:12 pm

Jerry99 wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:57 pm
Wow, your profile looks so strong and so does your application result. BTW, would these schools also tell you the funding in the acceptance offer?
Thanks! And regarding funding, they do discuss it (in the official acceptance letters, at least)! Feel free to PM me if you want any further details.

ekansh2912
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ekansh2912 » Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:47 am

Horcrux21 wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:57 am
Any idea when UPenn's gonna send out its offers for pure math phd? Anyone heard back?
I mailed the graduate secretary on 5th Feb. She replied "...We expect to make our first round of offers soon".

juggler13
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by juggler13 » Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:32 am

kaubrey wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:47 pm
Undergrad Institution: big state
Major(s): mathematics, english/creative writing
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.59
Math GPA: 3.44
Type of Student: domestic female, white

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 161 (73
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (55%)

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: Presented two posters in my department colloquium. Currently writing an honors thesis in topology. Completed one REU at my school.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Research award, distinguished presidential scholars
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring at math lab, undergraduate teaching experience in college algebra for 2 semesters. Interned for utilities company for duration of summer.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 2, calc 3, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics, number theory, intro to advanced math, topology, modern algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, vector analysis, cryptography.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Honors thesis advisor got his doctorate from Harvard, other 2 letter writers got theirs from top schools as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Member of department AWM, president of math club (was treasury of math club).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Dream:
Brown rejected
Princeton rejected
Harvard rejected
MIT rejected
UCLA rejected
UC Berkeley rejected
Cornell rejected
Duke rejected
Dartmouth rejected
Yale rejected

Reach:
Michigan
UCSD accepted
Rutgers rejected
Stony Brook accepted
UIUC accepted
Wisconsin Madison
U Washington

Match/Safeties:
UC Irvine accepted
UVA
U Florida accepted
Florida State accepted
NC State accepted

**Some acceptances and rejections are in spam so people check your spam folders! Some schools don't update the portal for some reason
How did you hear from Rutgers? I haven't heard anything yet.

juggler13
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by juggler13 » Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 50 (U.S), private. Top 75 in math.
Graduate Institution: Top 30 in math (U.S)
Major(s): BS in Mathematics
Major(s): MS in Mathematics

Undergraduate GPA: 3.81/4.0
Undergraduate math GPA:3.97/4.0
Graduate GPA:3.17/4.0 (this includes 2 Fs. This is explained in SOP)
Type of Student:Domestic, Male (white)

GRE Revised General Test: None
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: None
M: xxx (xx%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math (Interest in Number Theory)

Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Highest Distinction in Mathematics (undergraduate).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Adjunct math professor at local 4 year college for 2 years. Taught statistics, probability (with calculus), and teaching calculus 1 and 2 for math majors. Also have 4+ years of tutoring work with company (for SAT, homework help, etc). Graduate teaching assistant for over 3 years. TA for abstract algebra, calc 1, calc 2. Grader for linear algebra, differential equations. Abstract algebra TA as an undergraduate.
Math Courses Taken: Graduate level: Abstract algebra, 3 commutative algebra, 2 algebraic number theory, linear algebra, measure theory, complex analysis, topology, algebraic topology, Galois cohomology. Undergraduate Level: Set theory, differential geometry, combinatorics, probability.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Passed 5 qualifying exams (1 more than necessary) while in previous PhD program. These are in algebra, linear algebra, topology, real analysis, complex analysis. I also have a solid programming/computer science background (python, java, machine learning, algorithms, data structures, theory of computation).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was in a PhD program for 4 years, but because of mental health issues (imposter syndrome), I never did research or talked much to professors. I quit with masters, failing 2 courses in my last year due to depression. In my SOP I talk extensively about these issues and my personal growth these past 5 years, including all the tutoring and teaching I've been doing. How I've changed and why I'm more mature and ready this time. I have 2 undergraduate recommenders (they may be the strongest as they knew me the most), one from grad school, and one is from chair of current school I adjunct for. For some schools, I attached a 20 page paper (more at the undergraduate level) I wrote myself (indicating it was on my own entirely, and not published). For most schools, this is just mentioned on my resume. Not sure if I should have done this.


I'm really not sure about my prospects. I haven't gotten an acceptance yet, so it's making me very nervous.


Applying to Where:

Top 20

U Michigan - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UT Austin - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Cornell - pure math / Rejected! 1/31
Brown - pure math / Rejected! 2/1
UPenn - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UW Madison - pure math / Submitted by deadline

Top 35

Rutgers - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Johns Hopkins - pure math / Rejected! 2/9
Stony Brook - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Rice - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Ohio State - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Utah - pure math / Submitted by deadline

Top 75

Boston U - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Virginia - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Arizona - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Mass - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Emory - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UConn - pure math / Submitted by deadline
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life_is_surprising
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by life_is_surprising » Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:39 am

Undergrad Institution: South-eastern Asia, 3 year Bachelors program. One of the top-three in my country.
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.97
Math GPA: 3.98
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 4 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 870 (89%)

TOEFL Score: 105 = R29/L26/S22/W28 (MyBest: 112 = R30/L30/S22/W30)

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebraic Geometry and Differential Geometry)

Research Experience: None. Read two papers on complex geometry. The REU's in my country are essentially directed reading projects, participated in two of them.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Second in batch (GPA wise). Cleared the National round of Math Olympiad in High School.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TAed six courses, including one graduate course.
Math Courses Taken: Eight graduate courses (including courses on Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter writer is pretty famous; one of the best algebraic geometers from my country. Wrote a pretty solid letter I suppose; they seemed to be impressed with me. Others were also quite well known internationally, and I would like to think I got decent letters from them too.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not really.

Applying to Where:

Donation: Princeton (Rejected), MIT (Rejected)
Hail Mary: UChicago (Waitlisted), UCBerkeley (Rejected), Columbia (Pending)
Good: UMich (Pending), Brown (Rejected), Yale (Rejected)
OK: UCSD (Accepted), StonyBrook (Pending), Northwestern (Waitlisted)
Uhh: Rutgers (Accepted), Johns Hopkins (Rejected)
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Austingieg
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Austingieg » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:14 am

Does anyone know the chance of getting off the waitlist at Tufts? I've been notified by the director that they have very limited spots available this year, but I'm still very interested in their applied math group.

4TL
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by 4TL » Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.86
Math GPA: 3.86
Type of Student: DAM

GRE Revised General Test: took it, but it doesn't matter at all, except for NYU, which requires it.

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (85%) (taken 09/11/2021)

Program Applying: Pure Math (interested in analysis and discrete mathematics)

Research Experience: REU between 1st and second year. Otherwise nothing.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Undergraduate TA award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for various undergraduate math courses. Counselor for Ross Mathematics Program, REU (mentioned above)
Math Courses Taken: Most undergrad courses, and several graduate courses (real/complex analysis, dynamical systems, differential geometry, algebraic topology, riemann surfaces)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my letter writers likes me. Not 100% sure about the other two.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Chicago - Rejected 1/21
Hopkins - Admitted 1/27
NYU - Pending
CMU - Rejected 4/1
MIT - Rejected 2/7
Brown - Rejected 2/1
Northwestern - Rejected 2/8
UIUC - Rejected 2/11
Wisconsin - Rejected 2/15
Michigan - Rejected 3/4
MSU - Admitted 3/1. Declined (hope it helps someone!)
Stanford - Rejected 2/19
Caltech - Rejected 2/8
UCLA - Rejected 3/11
UCB - Rejected 2/4 (rejection was in spam)

Probably everywhere still pending is doomed;
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akacmf
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by akacmf » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:36 pm

Did anyone hear back from NYU?

Weil98
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Weil98 » Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:00 am

mindyummy wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:55 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics and Geology
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.68 out of 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
it's an embarrassment
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) cancelled

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Writing a senior thesis in algebraic geometry. Also attended couple talks and a 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 precalculus and business calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female.
Math courses:
(undergraduate) Abstract Algebra 1+2, Advanced Calculus 1+2, Combinatorics, Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Intro to Proofs/Discrete Math, Complex Analysis, Intro to Mathematical Statistics, Linear Algebra 1+2, ODE, PDE, Topology, Differential Geometry, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory
(graduate) Real analysis 1+2, algebra 1+2, algebraic topology, differential topology
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 - rejected February
2. Princeton - rejected early February
3. UChicago - rejected January
4. Brown - rejected early February
5. UC Berkeley - accepted early February
6. UCLA - rejected early February
7. Cornell - accepted late January
8. Duke - interviewed January and rejected early February
9. Michigan - submitted
10. Georgia Tech - accepted late January
11. UW Madison - cancelled application
12. UIUC - accepted early February
13. Minnesota - cancelled application
14. Ohio State - accepted late December declined offer

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
May I ask how were you informed of the UCLA decision? I still didn't receive anything from them.

axiomofchoice
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by axiomofchoice » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:41 am

mindyummy wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:10 pm
jalgebra wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:46 am
...

how did you hear back from UCLA?
I was curious too so I emailed the director and today I got an extremely short email reply saying that it's highly unlikely I will be admitted..
Do you know if you were placed on some sort of waitlist, or did the director simply say it was highly unlikely?

By the way, congrats on all of your other offers!

jasperliu
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jasperliu » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:34 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.97
Math GPA: 3.96
Type of Student: Domestic Male Asian

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 161 (88%)
W: 4.0 (55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

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

Program Applying: Pure Math PhDs, interested in number theory

Research Experience: Did a independent study at my school in cryptography, produced an honors thesis, not published
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor and TA for 3 years (cal, abstract algebra, graph theory), ROSS Counselor, a non-research math program in China
Math Courses Taken: Just as typical, with about 5 grad courses and all A's.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not really
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not really
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
Caltech -Rejected early Feb
Northwestern -Rejected early Feb
UCSD -Accepted late Feb
University of Washington -Rejected mid Mar
Boston College -Rejected late Feb
Rice -Rejected late March
Dartmouth -Rejected early Feb

Match/Not so Reach
UMD -Rejected late April
University of Minnesota -rejected early March
UIUC -Rejected mid Feb
OSU -Waitlisted, declined position on waitlist
Georgia Tech -rejected early April
Purdue -Accepted early Feb Declined offer
Texas A&M -Accepted late Feb Declined offer

Safety
UMass Amherst -Accepted early Feb Declined offer
University of Arizona -noticed waitlist, asked for interview. Declined waitlist
University of Oklahoma -Accepted early March Declined offer

I applied last year and didn't get into any programs. This year I am being more conservative with school choices. Pretty happy with UCSD, as they rejected me last year.
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kaubrey
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kaubrey » Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:12 pm

axiomofchoice wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:41 am
mindyummy wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:10 pm
jalgebra wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:46 am
...

how did you hear back from UCLA?
I was curious too so I emailed the director and today I got an extremely short email reply saying that it's highly unlikely I will be admitted..
Do you know if you were placed on some sort of waitlist, or did the director simply say it was highly unlikely?

By the way, congrats on all of your other offers!
my response was very short too

highly unlikely - so basically rejection ...
I know U Oregon and U Washington accepted 2 people (disjoint) at my school acceptances w/o funding, so that's basically a rejection too.

deviant_lime
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by deviant_lime » Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:37 pm

kaubrey wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:12 pm
axiomofchoice wrote:
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:41 am
mindyummy wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:10 pm


I was curious too so I emailed the director and today I got an extremely short email reply saying that it's highly unlikely I will be admitted..
Do you know if you were placed on some sort of waitlist, or did the director simply say it was highly unlikely?

By the way, congrats on all of your other offers!
my response was very short too

highly unlikely - so basically rejection ...
I know U Oregon and U Washington accepted 2 people (disjoint) at my school acceptances w/o funding, so that's basically a rejection too.
Where the Washington results for pure math or applied?

Bolbbalgan4 Bom
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Bolbbalgan4 Bom » Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:15 pm

Does anyone know what the average stipend is for UC schools? I got an offer for 23k for 3 quarters(summer not included) at UC Davis, which I thought was on the low side... I was wondering what offers other people got for California schools. Also, is it easy to get a position to teach over the summer to get some extra cash?

ijustwanttodomath
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ijustwanttodomath » Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:35 pm

Bolbbalgan4 Bom wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:15 pm
Does anyone know what the average stipend is for UC schools? I got an offer for 23k for 3 quarters(summer not included) at UC Davis, which I thought was on the low side... I was wondering what offers other people got for California schools. Also, is it easy to get a position to teach over the summer to get some extra cash?
UCs are notorious for horrifically underpaying their grad students. They literally protested not too long ago because of the terrible pay. Summer instruction opportunities varies from department to department. Welcome to CA, I guess.

ijustwanttodomath
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ijustwanttodomath » Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:46 pm

:)
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pgambill
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by pgambill » Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: State school
Major(s): Physics
Minor(s): Math
GPA: 3.79/4.0
Math GPA: 3.86/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Hispanic Male

Grad Institution: same as undergrad
Masters: M.S. Certificate Applied Math
GPA: 4.0/4.0

GRE Revised General Test
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 160 (85%)
W: 5 (91%)

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
M: 760 (67%)

Program Applying: PhD in Math or Applied Math (I will specify by program)

Research Experience: 1 year of physics research in optics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Cum Laude, multiple scholarships awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutored calculus, diff eq, linear algebra, PDEs, abstract algebra, combinatorics, classical mechanics, and EM.
Math Courses Taken: Calc series, Diff EQ, PDEs, Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Applied Math 1, Applied Math 2, Math of Data Structures and Networks 1, Math of Data Structures and Networks 2
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have self taught abstract algebra, real analysis, combinatorics, and graph theory. I have tutored topics related to these before, and I included examples of worked problems on my tutoring website (linked on my CV). I also have done a lot of coding so I linked my GitHub on my CV.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I stopped research in undergrad, since I have to work to cover an unexpected medical expense. I took a gap year before starting the masters certificate due to uncertainty with COVID.

Applying to Where

Reach
University of Washington: Offered Unfunded Applied & Computational Math Masters 1/27/2022
UCSD: Rejected Math PhD 3/3/2022
Oregon: Rejected Math PhD 2/3/2022
Utah: Rejected Math PhD 3/5/2021

Match/Not So Reach
Oregon State: Math PhD Applied 12/30/2021
Kansas State: Offered funded Math PhD 2/22/2022
Washington State: Offered funded Math PhD 2/11/2022
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Will_Wilde
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Will_Wilde » Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:53 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state (T20 in math)
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Overall 3.95; Math 3.93
Type of Student: International Male Minority

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Didnt take due to travel difficulty

TOEFL Score: 106 = R29/L27/S23/W27

Program Applying: Mainly algebraic number theory

Research Experience: One trivial paper on arxiv that would not count. Mentioned in my CV another "paper" out of a semester project in algebraic number theory and a different class project. Spent the summer working on a topic that interested me.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list; a monetary award from my department.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded once for my department. Some volunteer tutoring in the past and at the present.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 graduate classes by graduation. Two recommenders are famous in my direction, yet not sure how strong one of the letters is. One strong rec from an elderly faculty (there is a theorem named after him in AG). Given my admission results, I don't believe my minority identity helped.

UChicago Declined (14 Jan) I wish they notified me by email.
Caltech Declined (8 Feb)
Stanford Declined (10 Feb)(emailed the director)
Columbia Declined (10 Mar)
UCLA

Brown Declined (1 Feb)
Duke Declined (3 Feb)
Michigan Declined (4 Mar)
Cornell Declined (11 Mar)

UCSB Declined (10 Mar)
UCSD Declined (18 Mar)
McGill

Boston Declined (8 Mar)
Penn State Declined (10 Mar)
Arizona

JHU Declined (9 Feb)
Wisconsin - Madison Declined (15 Feb) both my advisor and I were shocked by the rejection
Rochester Accepted (22 Feb) 20k Stipend
Maryland - College Park
Minnesota - Twin Cities

Bonn (master) Accepted (25 Jan) will decline
ETH (master) Declined (4 Mar)
ALGANT (master) Accepted. Half-funded. (10 Mar) will decline
University of Copenhagen Declined (18 Mar)
LSGNT

CUNY
UC Irvine
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addition
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by addition » Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:56 am

Undergrad Institution: California big state school
Major(s): applied math
GPA: 3.75 (terrible first year class and ge class)
Math GPA: 3.83 (4.0 upper)
Type of Student: International female, not minority

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 159
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A :(

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: 2 years at my university, several months in my home country, no publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: honor list

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
reach:
BU - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Wustl - PhD Admitted
USC - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UCSD - PhD Admitted My dream school since I love San Diego Zoo
UCI - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Brandies - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Northeastern - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Georgia tech - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Purdue - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
UCD - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

match:
Emory - PhD / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Dartmouth - PhD Admitted

crystalguy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by crystalguy » Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:32 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math and Linguistics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 3.98/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Latino Male

GRE Revised General Test:
N/A

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra/Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Senior Thesis in progress on alg comb related to alg geo, 2 REUs with 2 papers submitted and 1 in preparation
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Mostly within School
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Diversity initiatives in math
Math Courses Taken: all the standard, did exhaust my schools pure math classes and have a few from other places
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: recommenders seem to be well-connected in the field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

MIT rejected 2/07
UCLA rejected 3/12
Cornell
UIUC rejected 2/11
U Michigan interview 2/11 -> accepted 3/08 -> ATTENDING!
U Minnesota
U Wash accepted 3/04 -> declined
Dartmouth interview 1/15 -> accepted 1/26 -> declined
North Carolina State accepted 3/03 -> declined
U Mass Amherst
UC Davis
U Waterloo (C&O Masters) - accepted 2/09 -> declined

a little late to the game but i figured id add my profile for future reference
interview dates are invitation not actual interview
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schwarrz
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by schwarrz » Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:02 pm

Seeing that some of the programs I have not yet heard back from are offering waitlist positions to other applicants, I'm wondering whether there would still be a chance for me to be admitted (rather than being put in the waitlist if not rejected). In general, how does this work? I'm pretty confused.

dear_old_wabash
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by dear_old_wabash » Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:01 am

Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts
Major(s): Mathematics; Financial Economics
Minor(s): Asian Studies
GPA: 3.840/4
Math GPA: 3.734/4, not official
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, White

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165
V: 165
W: 4.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Some Math, some Statistics depending on department

Research Experience: No math REUs, I didn't start thinking about grad school until it was too late. One month with an Econ professor at my home school that was barely worth the mention in my SOP, just to check the box of "formal research experience." I submitted a draft of some stuff I was working on alongside each of my applications as a Hail Mary.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Department award for each major. Scholarship from the Taiwanese government supporting a year of Chinese study over there... totally unrelated but might make the application unique. Magna cum laude. Little awards here and there.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored for my college's math help center for four semesters, mostly Economics but some Statistics too and Calc every so often.
Math Courses Taken: Calc track, linear algebra, abstract, elementary diff equations, PDEs, real analysis, complex analysis, numerical analysis, intro combinatorics, analysis of algorithms, plus several courses in probability, statistics, and financial math. Some Econ courses that could be considered applied math if you squint hard enough.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Took the GRE for the Fall 2021 application cycle. I didn't make it in anywhere so I'm reapplying this cycle. Although I think I could have improved on my scores, I was ultimately a little too lazy to retake it. I only sent those GRE scores to programs that either required them or strongly recommended them.

Applying to Where (roughly in order of preference):
Berkeley - Statistics PhD / Rejected on 2/8/22
USC - Math PhD / Rejected on 4/12/22
NYU Courant - Math PhD / Admitted to MA on 3/22/22 - Admitted to unfunded Masters - Declined offer
Carnegie Mellon - Math PhD / Rejected on 4/1/22
UC Davis - Math PhD / Rejected on 4/8/22
UIUC - Math PhD / Rejected on 2/12/22
UIC - Math PhD / Rejected on 5/5/22
Michigan - Math PhD / Rejected on 3/5/22
Purdue - Math PhD / Accepted on 4/14/22 - Tuition remission + ~$20,000/yr TAship - Attending!
Purdue - Statistics PhD / Rejected on 4/20/22
Dartmouth - Math PhD / Rejected on 2/3/22
Colorado State - Math PhD / Accepted on 2/16/22 - Tuition remission + $2100/mo TAship - Declined offer
Minnesota - Statistics PhD / Rejected on 4/19/22
Iowa State - Math PhD / Rejected on 5/2/22
Montana - Math PhD / Admitted to MA on 3/4/22 - This department sounds like they're short on funding, don't include it as a safety before getting an idea of how many PhD students they can support - Declined offer
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zyf123
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by zyf123 » Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:46 pm

Undergrad Institution: Flagship
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.92/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 162
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
830(81%) taken on 9/11
850(85%) taken on 10/23

Program Applying: Phd in Mathematics

Research Experience: None but a thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's lists and none other.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked (unpaid position) as a Learning Assistant on calculus
Math Courses Taken: usual undergrad series + 8 grad courses by graduation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm an Asian xd

Oh dear, another dogged contender.

Applying to Where(roughly in order of preference):
UChicago-rejected :(
UMich-rejected ff
UWisconsin-Madision-rejected :cry:
UPenn-rejected -_-
UCSD
UWashington
UIUC-rejected :(
Ohio State-accepted :shock:
Penn State-accepted :P
UUtah
UIC
UVA
USC
Boston U
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coolar
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by coolar » Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:04 am

Jerry99 wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:06 pm
coolar wrote:
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: Roughly in order of preference.

Big Reach:
Wisconsin-Madison - submitted 12/3
UC-Davis - submitted 12/15
CU-Boulder - submitted 11/13
UI-UC (Math) - submitted 12/3

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

Match:
Delaware - submitted 12/15
Arizona State - submitted 11/23, accepted 1/25, TAship for 5 years ($20k for 9 months) 1/26
UC-Riverside - submitted 11/28
North Carolina State (Biomath) - submitted 1/3
Oregon State (Math) - submitted 12/15

Safety:
CU-Denver - submitted 12/15

Note: I only applied to so many big reach schools because my parents went to one of them and two of my recommenders went to two others and convinced me to apply. Unless money is not a problem, I would advise only applying to 1-2 big reach schools/dream schools.

Edit 1/27: Extremely excited about getting in somewhere. I did not think anyone would want me due to my unknown school and low overall GPA. I withdrew a few apps and deleted them from the list above.
I have the same overall GPA and major GPA as you! But I heard that overall GPA is not very important in math Ph.D. application?
I think it matters for top schools, but not so much for less competitive schools. It is much easier to overlook a low overall GPA when most people's applications are missing something in a particular area than for the top schools where so many people have applications that are outstanding in all areas.

Cophysneurec
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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU

Post by Cophysneurec » Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:33 pm

Galois7 wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:34 pm
Anyone got any offer/rejection or have any other info about the pure math PhD program at any one of these - U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU?
I was formally accepted to UA Math, however funding decisions are not coming out until early-mid March.

oohlala
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Re: U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU

Post by oohlala » Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:05 pm

Galois7 wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:34 pm
Anyone got any offer/rejection or have any other info about the pure math PhD program at any one of these - U of Arizona, U of Georgia, CUNY, UMass, MSU?
Hey! I got into UMass a while ago, but I will be declining the offer soon. Hopefully they'll have some spots open up! Best of luck!

imjonsnow362
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by imjonsnow362 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:50 pm

Anybody got into RIPS-UCLA 2022?
When is the result coming out?

rlawnsdhdn
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by rlawnsdhdn » Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:23 am

zyf123 wrote:
Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:46 pm
Undergrad Institution: Flagship
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.92/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 162
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
830(81%) taken on 9/11
850(85%) taken on 10/23

Program Applying: Phd in Mathematics

Research Experience: None but a thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's lists and none other.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked (unpaid position) as a Learning Assistant on calculus
Math Courses Taken: usual undergrad series + 8 grad courses by graduation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm an Asian xd

Oh dear, another dogged contender.

Applying to Where(roughly in order of preference):
UChicago-rejected :(
UMich
UWisconsin-Madision-rejected :cry:
UPenn
UCSD
UWashiton
UIUC-rejected :(
Ohio State-accepted (no email whatsoever I don't even know when they made the decision) :shock:
Penn State-accepted () :P
UUtah
UIC
UVA
USC
Boston U
How did you find the decision from OSU? Has the application portal changed?

zyf123
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by zyf123 » Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:27 am

rlawnsdhdn wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:23 am
zyf123 wrote:
Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:46 pm
Undergrad Institution: Flagship
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.92/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168
V: 162
W: 3.5
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
830(81%) taken on 9/11
850(85%) taken on 10/23

Program Applying: Phd in Mathematics

Research Experience: None but a thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's lists and none other.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked (unpaid position) as a Learning Assistant on calculus
Math Courses Taken: usual undergrad series + 8 grad courses by graduation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm an Asian xd

Oh dear, another dogged contender.

Applying to Where(roughly in order of preference):
UChicago-rejected :(
UMich
UWisconsin-Madision-rejected :cry:
UPenn
UCSD
UWashiton
UIUC-rejected :(
Ohio State-accepted (no email whatsoever I don't even know when they made the decision) :shock:
Penn State-accepted () :P
UUtah
UIC
UVA
USC
Boston U
How did you find the decision from OSU? Has the application portal changed?
Today I just randomly logged on the application center and it's there, and they did send me an email soon after

evon brainstorm
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by evon brainstorm » Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:34 am

crystalguy wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:32 pm
Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math and Linguistics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 3.98/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Latino Male

GRE Revised General Test:
N/A

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra/Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Senior Thesis in progress on alg comb related to alg geo, 2 REUs with 2 papers submitted and 1 in preparation
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Mostly within School
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Diversity initiatives in math
Math Courses Taken: all the standard, did exhaust my schools pure math classes and have a few from other places
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: recommenders seem to be well-connected in the field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

MIT rejected
UCLA
Cornell
UIUC rejected
U Michigan interview
U Minnesota
U Wash
Dartmouth interview -> accepted
North Carolina State
U Mass Amherst
UC Davis
U Waterloo (C&O Masters) - accepted

a little late to the game but i figured id add my profile for future reference
When were you notified of the interview at U-Michigan?

crystalguy
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Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by crystalguy » Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:39 am

evon brainstorm wrote:
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:34 am
crystalguy wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:32 pm
Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
Major(s): Math and Linguistics
Minor(s): -
GPA: 3.98/4
Math GPA: 4/4
Type of Student: International Latino Male

GRE Revised General Test:
N/A

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[N/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math (Algebra/Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Senior Thesis in progress on alg comb related to alg geo, 2 REUs with 2 papers submitted and 1 in preparation
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Mostly within School
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Diversity initiatives in math
Math Courses Taken: all the standard, did exhaust my schools pure math classes and have a few from other places
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: recommenders seem to be well-connected in the field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

MIT rejected
UCLA
Cornell
UIUC rejected
U Michigan interview
U Minnesota
U Wash
Dartmouth interview -> accepted
North Carolina State
U Mass Amherst
UC Davis
U Waterloo (C&O Masters) - accepted

a little late to the game but i figured id add my profile for future reference
When were you notified of the interview at U-Michigan?
friday feb 11

ilovepies
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Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:11 pm

Re: 2022 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ilovepies » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:20 pm

Undergrad Institution: Public University in Iowa
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Biochemistry
GPA: 3.74
Math GPA: 3.55
Type of Student: Domestic Female

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

TOEFL Score: Not Applicable

Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise stated or no options on admissions form

Research Experience: Did a project in Euclidean geometry in summer research opportunity for undergraduates, writing an honors thesis in combinatorics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Math department outstanding award, governor's scholarship to attend school since high school, women in mathematics scholarship, summer research poster project award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutoring in math education lounge
Math Courses Taken: Calc2+3, linear algebra, ODE, PDE, combinatorics, introductory number theory, modern algebra, numerical analysis, mathematical statistics, modern geometry and Euclidean geometry.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nothing tbh. I'm from a family of farmers.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have 3 very strong letters: one from my thesis advisor, one from my summer research professor and I had 4 courses with the last professor in which I got A/A-.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Princeton - Rejected
Brown - Rejected

Michigan - Accepted!! likely attending
Minnesota - Waitlisted
Maryland - Accepted
CU Boulder - Accepted!
Washington - Rejected
Stony Brook - Accepted!
Cornell - Rejected
Duke - Rejected
UIUC - Rejected

UIC - Accepted
Ohio State - Accepted
Florida State - Accepted!
Delaware - Accepted!
Iowa - Accepted!
Iowa State (pure math) - Accepted!
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