2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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AGrothendieck
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2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by AGrothendieck » Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:05 pm

I didn't see a thread for 2023 yet, so here's one!

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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]Math 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]Math Courses Taken:[/b] (Such as abstract algebra, advanced calculus)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, 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)
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AGrothendieck
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by AGrothendieck » Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:21 pm

First Undergrad Institution: U.S. Tiny Liberal Arts
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Quite literally failing
Math GPA: Quite literally failing


Current Undergrad Institution (transferred): U.S. Big State School, top 30 for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: Not failing
Math GPA: Not failing

Type of Student: Domestic, Male, White, First-gen

GRE Revised General Test: Will take soon, will update
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Will take soon, will update
M: xxx (xx%)

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics PhD, want to focus on number theory (but I also have an interest in algebraic topology and theoretical computer science).

Research Experience: One publication, one good REU, several papers submitted/in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, and some great scholarships!
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored and TA'ed Calculus, Lin Alg, intro Comp Sci, advanced Comp Sci, and intro Physics courses - had a lot of fun doing it, too!
Math Courses Taken: 15+ graduate courses (Topology, Diff Geo, Algebra, AG, Alg Top, Combinatorics).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: First-gen college student, immigrant family background, transferred to pursue mathematics specifically, hopefully fantastic recommendations! I have lots of talks as well at different seminars and conferences. My uni doesn't have any number theory so hopefully me getting involved in number theory outside of uni (through my REU, through conferences) demonstrates that I am extremely serious about it.

Applying to Where:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/Catholepistemiad/University of Michigania - Mathematics PhD
The Ohio State University - Mathematics PhD
University of California, Berkeley - Mathematics PhD
University of California, San Diego - Mathematics PhD
University of California Los Angeles - Mathematics PhD
Dartmouth University - Mathematics PhD
University of Texas, Austin - Mathematics PhD
University of Washington, Seattle - Mathematics PhD
Cornell University - Mathematics PhD
Kansas State University - Mathematics PhD
Montana State University - Mathematics PhD
Northwestern University - Mathematics PhD
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Mathematics PhD
University of Chicago - Mathematics PhD
Stony Brook University - Mathematics PhD
University of Utah - Mathematics PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Mathematics PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mathematics PhD

Edit: Sept 17th subject test cancelled less than 24 hours before the exam. One more shot left in October!
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gzero
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by gzero » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:14 am

Might as well put this up.

Undergrad: Top UK university for maths
Masters: Part III maths at Cambridge
Major(s): Mathematics (technically "Pure Mathematics" at Cambridge)
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: High(?) First Class in my undergrad
Type of Student: International (UK) White Male

GRE Revised General Test: Not taking, not required at any school I've applied to
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Ditto

Program Applying: PhD Math, looking to specialise in functional or harmonic analysis

Research Experience: Not really research per se but did a project on Leray-Hopf solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations as part of my undergrad (not original, more of a survey). I will be doing a Part III essay somewhere in functional analysis, tending towards geometry of Banach spaces considering the specialisms of my desired supervisor.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None since high school (one of the downsides of small fish big pond)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I wrote much of ProofWiki's coverage of functional analysis and measure theory. Competed in a small inter-university integration competition this year and plan on helping coordinate next year's.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My coursework is probably the strongest thing about my application. (if it even matters much) Grad-level courses would be three courses in functional analysis going up to C* algebras & Borel functional calculus and another course "Unbounded Operators and Semigroups", manifolds, analytic theory of PDEs, non-linear analysis, commutative algebra, measure-theoretic probability. Otherwise decent mix of undergrad courses, courses in groups/rings, linear algebra, real/complex/multivariable analysis, point-set topology, basic non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, measure theory, set theory, logic and a first course in undergrad statistics. My last year was slightly disappointing (had issues with insomnia around exams) with a few 2:1s but still did fairly well. (my overall grade is mid 80s) I'm hoping two of my letters will be glowing, the third might be a bit flat.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Unsure, both my undergrad and masters are big names. Shouldn't mean much but might do.

Applying to where
Super-Reach
Berkeley - not yet submitted

Reach
UIUC - not yet submitted
Purdue - not yet submitted
Georgia Tech - not yet submitted
UW Madison - not yet submitted
Texas A&M - not yet submitted

Match
Lancaster - not yet submitted
Leeds - not yet submitted
Glasgow - not yet submitted
Vanderbilt - not yet submitted

I've still yet to reach out to UK profs (will invite them to Zoom calls which my anxiety is putting off), will add more in due course. (Lancaster/Leeds/Glasgow have projects that academics are advertising) Distinction between Reach & Match is a bit arbitrary.
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math.magician
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by math.magician » Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:01 am

Undergrad Institution: Large Public (math ranked 50-100)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.79/4.00
Math GPA: 3.77/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (95%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.5 (79%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%) REGISTERED AND WILL SEND IF DID GOOD :wink:

TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable) NOT APPLICABLE

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Completed a summer research program at my school with my algebra professor. Did an "online REU" which is basically a short paper proving a topology theorem and its prerequisites (it seems most of my peers did something similar). Currently working on a senior thesis in topology.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple scholarships from high school as well as university and departmental scholarships. I've only gotten zeros on Putnam so I didn't put that down :lol:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored college algebra to calculus 2.
Math Courses Taken: Calculus 1-3, intro to advanced math (intro to proofs), linear algebra, abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, intro to probability, combinatorics, graph theory. (Taking this year) advanced calculus 1-2, intro to topology, algebraic topology.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female so underpresented minority? My letter writer and my thesis advisor are both AMS fellow for whatever good that would do. I think my letter should be decent if not strong. Participated in couple AWM meetings. Volunteered for departmental math events.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton -
Harvard -
MIT -
UChicago -
UCLA -
UC Berkeley -
Michigan -
Wisconsin Madison -
Minnesota -
UIUC -
Cornell -
Duke -
Penn State -
Ohio State -
Florida State -
UC Santa Barbara -
UC Irvine -
Iowa -
Yale -
Caltech -
Indiana Bloomington -
NC State -
Washington -
UIC -
UC Davis -
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yfxkele
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by yfxkele » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:04 pm

First Undergrad Institution: UCx
Major(s):Mathematics
GPA:3.95
Math GPA:4

Second Undergrad Institution: UCxx (transferred)
Major(s):Mathematics
GPA:3.975
Math GPA:3.975
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male

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

Program Applying: Pure Math, mostly interested in Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory

Research Experience: one REU program in Commutative Algebra which resulted in a paper submitted to a journal. Currently working on an honors thesis in Noncommutative Algebra.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a scholarship from my school
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: none
Math Courses Taken: 11 grad course by application 19 planned by graduation (all quarter system)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: none
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: first gen I don't know if that helps.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
big reach
University of Michigan
University of California Berkeley
Princeton
MIT
reach
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Washington
UIUC
Purdue
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Cornell
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
Notre Dame
match
University of Utah
Ohio State University
University of Nebraska Lincoln
University of Kansas

Watanabe1108
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Watanabe1108 » Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:59 am

Undergrad Institution: small Lib Arts in US
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA:
Math GPA:
Type of Student: International Asian Female

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

Program Applying: basically all PhDs in Pure Math, some masters maybe

Research Experience: one year of research in Abstract Algebra
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Math Courses Taken: Calc, Linear Algebra, Abstract algebra, Statistics, Optimization, Fourier Series. No graduate courses as my college doesn't provide...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
MIT
Standford
Umich
UChicago
Columbia
UPenn
NYU

Helpmepls
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Helpmepls » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:47 pm

Undergrad Institution: Low Tier State School
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Music
GPA: 3.99
Math GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 4.5 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: will take in october

Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

Research Experience: Multiyear research project in structural graph theory at home institution. Summer research (ongoing) in combinatorics abroad with a relatively well-known professor. Neither are strong enough to publish yet unfortunately.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Top undergrad in Math (2021-2022), decent Putnam score (not breaking top 500 though - gonna actually study and try to break top 500 this year though as opposed to previous ones), honors at BSM, full-ride scholarship money here (it's why i came although i regret it now tbh), university-level nominee for Goldwater 2021 (didn't win nationally)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored Cal 1-3, SAT, ACT, GRE for 1 year
Math Courses Taken:
Undergraduate: Cal 1-3, Lin Alg, Higher Lin Alg, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, DE, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Graph Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry (a cool historical course that went through Euclid's axioms, would recommend), Statistics, Data Analytics.
Graduate: Advanced Combinatorics, Combinatorics Topics Course, Real Analysis I and II. Two research seminars under different professors
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my letters whom I've done research under is sort of well-known and has connections with certain researchers working in combinatorics. Wasted some time on a music double major, turned into a minor; should've just taken a bunch of math grad courses instead. You live and you learn.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Nothing really. I've got some like service stuff, but it's all from being an accompanist for the university jazz band.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Top Choices:
UIUC
UIC
Ohio State
UCSD
Georgia Tech ACO
Minnesota Twin Cities
Washington
UNC - Chapel Hill
Emory
Michigan
Waterloo - C&O (Master's)
Rutgers donation (i think)
Berkley donation
CMU ACO donation


Good but idk if I want to go there due to professors' interests:
University of Wisconsin Madison
Rice
UT Austin

Back up Master's:
UIUC
Ohio State
Georgia Tech
Columbia (applied math)
Cambridge Mast


Probably gonna come back and add some other places in England.

Also, my advice to any future math students reading this: If you're like me, you grew up rural, and you weren't exposed to this stuff as a kid. Nonetheless, so much of your success in math is study. I learned this a little late and coasted by on just being a quick learner for too long. Trust me you need to work at this stuff to be actually good. You should be doing math a couple of hours every day in your free time if you really want to succeed in things like the Putnam or high-level courses. Likewise, don't rush into research. Try to learn from the greats before you take a crack at these things. My second go-around on a research project was much more successful than the first; you need more tools in your toolbox before moving on to research trust me.



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