Looking for some more safety schools....

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Looking for some more safety schools....

Post by aoveson » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:43 pm

Hi friends!

I am narrowing down my list of schools to apply to and I keep coming back to the same problem: I only have one real safety school. So I'm going to post my stats and I'm hoping you all can help me brainstorm some programs that might work as safety schools for me.

Undergrad Institution: Private University in Utah, 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: 570 (30%) :oops:

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

Help me out! I'm planning on applying to Tulane as a safety school, but with a ~3.7 GPA and a subject test score that low, nothing really feels safe.

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