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

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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

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 to journals and the pre-prints are on the arXiv, and several papers are in progress. Senior thesis is original research in number theory, in progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple of decent scholarships, research fellowships, research travel grants!
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 One official transcript (from a study abroad program) came late in late December, application considered late
University of California, Berkeley - Mathematics PhD
University of California, San Diego - Mathematics PhD
University of California, Los Angeles - Mathematics PhD
Rutgers University - Mathematics PhD
University of Texas, Austin - Mathematics PhD
University of Washington, Seattle - Mathematics PhD
Cornell University - Mathematics PhD
California Institute of Technology - Mathematics PhD
Brown University - Mathematics PhD
New York University - Mathematics PhD
Northwestern University - Mathematics PhD
University of Utah - Mathematics PhD
University of Chicago - Mathematics PhD Rejected Jan 13th
Harvard University - Mathematics PhD
Stanford University - Mathematics PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Mathematics PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Mathematics PhD
Princeton University - Mathematics PhD
Kansas State University - Mathematics PhD
Home Uni - Computer Science PhD

Edit: Sept 17th subject test cancelled less than 24 hours before the exam. One more shot left in October!
Edit: Never got a refund for my cancelled GRE exams : (
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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 analysis or something closely related (eg. spectral theory, harmonic analysis on locally compact groups, etc.)

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). Doing Part III essay on computational spectral theory.
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 theory, 2x measure-theoretic probability, stochastic calculus. 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, 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 - submitted 29/11, wouldn't attend
Princeton - rejected 03/02

Non Super-Reach
I will not attend any of these, but won't withdraw my applications. I'm interested to see where I would have got in, and hopefully the info will be of some use.
UIUC - submitted 26/11
Purdue - submitted 26/11
UW Madison - submitted 26/11
Texas A&M - submitted 26/11
Virginia - submitted 22/12
Washington University St. Louis - submitted 27/11

UK options
Rough order of preference
Cambridge - attended interview 18/01, UNOFFICIAL ACCEPTANCE WITH FUNDING 26/01. Formal offer 03/02
Oxford - invited to interview 23/01, attended 01/02
Glasgow - attended interview 13/01
Lancaster - invited to interview 24/01, attended on 01/02
Leeds - invited to interview 25/01, attended 31/01
KCL - submitted 09/01, intend to withdraw
Nottingham - submitted 11/12, intend to withdraw

27/01: Only three really left in the running are Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and I will likely just attend Cambridge since I'm quite enthusiastic about the project, and it's very broad so I have very little risk of getting stuck on something I don't like. (I can do pretty much anything in applied analysis) First decision too, bit stunned.

29/01: I decided I will attend these interviews, just in case a random act of God occurs before I get an official notification. Also gives me some interview experience.

31/01: Deadline to commit to Cambridge is 14/02 so I may not be able to wait for Princeton, and definitely not Oxford. Edit: Not gonna get into Oxford anyway, interview was dreadful.
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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: 3.74/4.00
Math GPA: 3.70/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (95%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.5 (79%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (90%), 840 (83%)

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,
(taken in fall) advanced calculus 1, intro to topology, complex analysis
(taking in spring) statistical inference, numerical methods
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female? I think my letter should be decent if not strong. Participated in couple AWM meetings. Volunteered for departmental math events. I studied very hard for the GRE math subject test, I did all the exercises in schaum's outline of calculus + differential equations and stewart's calculus at least twice. I'm glad it paid off.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Super Reach
Princeton -
Harvard - rejected
MIT -
UChicago - rejected
UCLA - rejected
UC Berkeley -
Cornell -
Yale - rejected
Caltech -

Reach/Match
UIUC - accepted!
Michigan -
Wisconsin Madison -
Minnesota - accepted!
Washington -
Penn State - rejected possibly due to incomplete app
Ohio State - accepted!
UC Santa Barbara -
UC Irvine -
UC Davis -
UIC -

Safeties
Florida -
Florida State -
NC State - accepted!
Iowa -
UMass -
UVa -

Nov22 everything submitted
Dec12 submitted gre math subject test scores again after getting a higher score, dear non-profit ETS here is my savings take it :(
Jan04 I got a C+ in advanced calculus 1 (analysis is hard :( ), hopefully schools won't ask for my fall transcripts before decisions lol
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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

Second Undergrad Institution: UCxx (transferred)
Major(s):Mathematics
UC GPA:3.96
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 preprint. 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 ~15 by graduation (all quarter system) in
Algebra, Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory, Combinatorics
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.
One letter from a professor(who I took 2 courses and 1 summer reading course with) from my current school
One letter from another professor(who I took 2 courses, 1 reading course, and I am writing an honors thesis with) from my current school
One letter from a postdoc(who was one of the mentors from the REU program)
One additional letter from an assistant professor(who I took 1 reading course, 1 course, and audited 1 course with) not from my current school.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
big reach
University of Michigan
University of California Berkeley
Princeton rejected 2/3
MIT
reach
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Washington waitlisted 2/3
UIUC
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Cornell rejected 2/2
University of Utah
Brown
match
Purdue
University of Texas at Austin
Notre Dame
Ohio State University admitted 12/30
University of Nebraska Lincoln
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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: Update: got extremely sick the weekend of the test, tried to take it, ended up going to urgent care for the worst fever i've had in years.

Program Applying: Pure

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:

Top Choices:
UIUC - submitted
UIC- Emailed on Jan 28th by directors of graduate coordinators
Ohio State- submitted
UCSD - submitted
Georgia Tech ACO - submitted
Minnesota Twin Cities - submitted
UNC - Chapel Hill - submitted
Emory - Interview on Jan 30th (emailed on Jan 26th)
Rochester - submitted
Rutgers donation (i think) - submitted
Michigan State University - emailed and asked to complete my application by the graduate coordinator (technically late but I didn't really want to complete it until they sent me an email)

Good but idk if I want to go there due to professors' interests:
Rice - submitted
Texas A&M - submitted

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.

Update: the interview at Emory was just focused on my research experience and why I want to go to Emory in particular. I'm not confident in my performance; it's hard for me to speak concisely in interviews. I feel I could've done a better job. They're my top choice so I hope I get admitted; otherwise, it's back to the waiting game.

They said results would be posted in mid-February. To anyone in the future applying to Emory, it seems this is the timeline:

deadline Jan 1st, interviews Jan 30th, offers February 14th-ish.
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asleep
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by asleep » Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:23 pm

Undergrad Institution: Georgia Tech
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.9
Masters Institution: Stanford
Major(s): Computational Math
GPA: In Progress
Type of Student: Domestic Male
GRE Revised General Test: 169/157/4.5

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics and Computational Math Programs (PhD)

Research Experience: Scattered experiences across national research (x2), university research (x3), and industry research (x1) - all numerical method and high performance computing research projects. Mostly "implementation" projects, no publications unfortunately.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: standard GPA and honor society awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course staff at universities Graduate Data Analy (Head TA x1, TA x1), Parallel Programming (TA x1 - fully funded position), Complex (Grader x2), Math Methods (Grader x2). Research jobs listed above. Started web development club in ugrad
Important Courses Taken: (Finished) Num PDES (intro + advanced), Num LinAlg, PDEs, Parallel Prog (intro + advanced), Complex Analy, Real Analy, Number Theory, FEM, Fluid Instabilities, Math Methods, Modeling and Simulation, Databases, ML; (Planned) Stochastics, Optimization, Algorithms
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: LOR (NASA Supervisor, Head TA Supervisor, Num PDEs Prof, TBD another if I gain enough repertoire with current research supervisor before apps are due) Num PDEs prof is a pretty big name.

Comments/Notes: Second time around! Back to back applications are tiring me haha. Had some offers from the list last year, but some will be direct reapplications aswell. Star on Stanford since that would be an internal petition rather than a normal cycle application (would be initiated in March 2023).

Side note, Stanford MechE indicated that current MS students, if we have a professor who is willing to provide us research funding, can fill out a form to directly add the MechE PhD program - the professor I am doing research with here is in MechE, so considering it.

Applying to Where:
Rice- CMOR PhD /
MIT - CCSE PhD / Submitted
MIT - Math PhD / Submitted
NYU- Courant PhD / Submitted
Caltech - CMS PhD / Submitted
Princeton - PACM PhD / Submitted
Brown - AMATH PhD / Submitted
UW - AMATH PhD / Submitted
*Stanford- ICME PhD / Initiated
UT Austin- CSEM PhD /
*UChicago - CCAM PhD /
UC Berkeley - Math PhD / Submitted
UPenn - AMCS PhD / Submitted
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iacas99
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by iacas99 » Mon Oct 17, 2022 7:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio(Public State School)
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.17
Math GPA:
Type of Student: Domestic Hispanic Male

GRE Revised General Test: Not going to submit
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not going to submit
M: xxx (xx%)

Program Applying: Pure/Applied Math

Research Experience: At my school, paper submitted to arxiv
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nope
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research Assistant and Tutor
Math Courses Taken: Analysis, ODE I & II, PDE I & II
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (Such as connections, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:
University of Texas Arlington - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of Texas Dallas - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of Texas A&M - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of Houston - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of Texas RGV - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of Delaware - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
University of California Santa Barbara - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Louisiana State University - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
School - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
School - Math Ph.D. / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined

careyt
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by careyt » Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:29 pm

Undergrad Institution: Medium-sized liberal arts college
Major(s): Math and data science
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.962
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Didn't take.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (81%)
I only sent this to Rutgers, since they strongly recommended it.

Program Applying: Pure math

Research Experience: Worked on a data project summer after freshmen year, worked on a small abstract algebra project on rings and categories summer after junior year, working on a Bachelor's essay now related to Morita Theory. We're looking to get a paper out of the recent summer project. Presented at some poster sessions my school has held.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Named outstanding math student every year + given department's best student award sophomore year.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored at on-campus tutoring center for 2+ years, TA for statistical methods course and a "math for the liberal arts" type course.
Math Courses Taken: Two semesters of undergraduate algebra and real analysis, advanced linear algebra, (graduate course but mostly computational, little theory) PDE, complex analysis, two semesters of statistics learning, first semester of graduate algebra, independent studies in topology and category theory, taking measure theory and mathematical statistics now.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've only officially taken two graduate courses, but my school essentially prevented me from taking any more. Office of FinAid claimed they wouldn't count towards scholarship requirements so I could only take graduate courses if I was also taking 15 hours of undergraduate courses that same semester.

Applying to Where:
UVA
Rutgers
UIUC
NC State: Admitted on 1/25
UNC Chapel Hill
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ZrZhao
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ZrZhao » Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:16 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asian school (Maybe a little well-known) 2-semester exchange at MSU
Major(s): Pure math
GPA: 3.77
Math GPA: 3.89
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
I didn't take any two of these.

TOEFL Score: 95

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience:
A topic about Hodge theory

Math Courses Taken:
Some basic courses in my school.
Some advanced courses are as follows:
An introduction to Riemann surfaces, Topology, Differential manifolds, Commutative algebra, a summer school focused on Differential Geometry, two reading courses: the reference of one is Basic algebraic geometry I, the other one is Hodge theory and Complex Algebraic Geometry I by Voisin and some other materials (some surveys, Period Mappings and Period Domain by Chris Peters)

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Two of my recommendation letters is from MSU (maybe you can guess who writes for me).
The other one is from a professor in my school.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
US
MIT
Yale ---(1/20 rej)
Umich
Northwestern---(1/28 rej)
Brown
UCLA
JHU ---(1/26 interview) I don't know why I received an invitation to be interviewed, anyone have some ideas (Thank you)? (Maybe my TOEFL score?) (2/2 offer!)
UCSD
Stony brook
Utah
Rice
UIC (1/28 an email from UIC graduate directors)
MSU
Europe
BMS ---(1/20 interview)
FMJH
PGSM
IP Paris
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puzzlesolver
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by puzzlesolver » Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:33 am

Undergrad Institution: US tech university (not highly ranked)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None officially, but had ~2yrs coursework towards a humanities degree
GPA: 3.9
Math GPA: 3.85
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

4 year gap to work as a software engineer

Masters Institution: European tech university (highly ranked, well known)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.9 (converted to US system)

GRE Revised General Test: Not taking
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not taking (no test centers near me in Europe)

Program Applying: PDEs / Calculus of Variations / Analysis / Numerics

Research Experience: Research internship in masters, will continue research during fall spring of masters with the same research group (some amount of publications to follow from this, but current number uncertain and probably none before submitting).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, latin honors, various scholarship (both for bachelors and masters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
  • Grader during bachelors for analysis sequence
  • Teaching assistant for analysis during masters
Math (and other relevant) Courses Taken:
  • Bachelors (undergrad courses): Standard analysis/algebra sequence, knot theory, discrete math, probability, differential equations, scientific computing, mathematical logic, number theory, maximal likelihood methods (bio/stats dept), three semesters of undergraduate reading course in convex geometry
  • Bachelors (graduate courses): matrix analysis, differential geometry, probability I & II, real analysis I & II, complex analysis, special topics course on numerical integration, graph theory (computer science dept), causal inference (computer science/stats dept)
  • Masters (graduate courses):
    • Already completed: functional analysis, stochastic differential equations, gradient flows, optimal transport (two courses on it), large deviations, plus seminars in functional inequalities, infinite-dimensional gaussian measures, and real analysis
    • This fall: calculus of variations, concentration of measure, randomized algorithms, mathematical statistics, plus special topics seminar in optimal transport
    Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
    • Many of the places I'm applying to are places where my research advisor for my internship has collaborators with / places he personally said I should apply to
    • Worked on some US Govt/DoD projects & held security clearance at one point for work (mostly relevant for US PhD programs)
    • Will have LOR from colleague from industry to speak to coding skill & teamwork ability for schools that accept extra letters
    Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

    USA
    Washington - Math
    UCLA - Math
    UT Austin - Math
    NYU - Math
    UC Santa Barbara - Math

    UK
    Oxford - CDT on Random systems
    Cambridge - CDT on Mathematics of information
    Bath - CDT on Statistical applied mathematics
    Manchester - to work with specific professor

    EU
    Max Planck in Leipzig - Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
    IST Austria - Math
    Optimal Transport @ Lagrange - Math (general)
    Sorbonne - Math (to work with a specific professor whom I already have a 2nd degree connection with)

    Might apply to a few more TBD

MathQueen
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:30 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by MathQueen » Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state, top public
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Engineering and another that is specific to my institution so I won't mention it
GPA: 3.82
Math GPA: not reported by my uni
Type of Student: domestic white female

GRE Revised General Test:
(only submitting to a few places, like where recommended or 'match-ish' schools; submitted to places with *)
Q: 165 (81%)
V: 163 (92%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
N/A

TOEFL Score:
N/A

Program Applying: pure math PhD, interested in number theory

Research Experience:
2+ years with the same lab doing bioinformatics research. I have presented at several undergraduate symposiums and one national conference. I have submitted our proposal to a journal, and will be first author when it's finally published. I also did MIT SGI and did computer science research as an intern at NASA where I presented my work as well.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
In the honors college at my institution. Typical dean's list for every semester but one. Full ride scholarship. Hackathon award. Several research grants from my institution. Phi Beta Kappa member.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
TA for calc 1 and an intro research course. President of math organization at my college.
Math Courses Taken:
Undergrad level: Advanced Calculus I/II, Number Theory, Discrete Structures, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Logic and Set Theory, Elementary Differential Equations, Calculus 3, also many computer science courses
Graduate level: Foundations of Mathematics, Complex Analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Disabled? Honestly this might be a disadvantage though :(
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Recommenders are research advisor from current institution (but non math department), my NASA advisor, and a professor for a math course I'm currently taking. NSF GRFP applicant (but I threw the application together so fast I doubt I'll get it, but maybe honorable mention).

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Very reach:
MIT submitted 12/14
Princeton submitted 12/12 rejected 2/3 by portal
Stanford submitted 12/6
UC Berkeley submitted 12/15
UChicago submitted 12/1 rejected 1/13 by portal
Caltech submitted 12/12
University of Michigan submitted 12/15
Cornell submitted 12/14 rejected 1/30 by email
Yale submitted 12/11 rejected 1/20 by portal
Brown submitted 1/1

Reach:
Duke submitted 12/10
UPenn submitted 12/31
Carnegie Mellon submitted 12/20
Georgia Tech submitted 12/13
Johns Hopkins submitted 12/11
UIUC submitted 12/13

Match/safety:
Rutgers* submitted 12/13
Ohio State submitted 12/5
Purdue submitted 1/1
University of Virginia submitted 1/15
CUNY Graduate Center submitted 1/1
Boston University* submitted 1/4
Dartmouth* submitted 12/13
Emory* submitted 1/1
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logicalarmchair
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:55 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by logicalarmchair » Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big well-known state school, good for math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Computer science, a couple language minors
GPA: 3.92
Math GPA: Not reported by my school
Type of Student: Domestic white female, hispanic

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 720 (60%) ouch...

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying:
Pure Math Ph.D.

Research Experience: 3 REUs and 2 small projects with a prof at my school. The small projects didn't result in anything. One of my REUs resulted in a publication in a professional journal (a good one I think) and I presented the work of another one of my REUs at a conference. I will be doing a poster presentation for my most recent REU this winter.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, semester honors, and a couple smaller departmental scholarships. I've also got a pretty big merit based scholarship from my school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've done over 100 hours of tutoring for calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and abstract algebra.
Math Courses Taken: Quite a few. Almost all of the upper division math courses offered at my school plus a couple grad courses, including one that is attached to a qual. I've taken the honors versions of any math course that I could.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think my rec letters will be pretty strong. One is coming from a prof who's had me for an upper division course and a grad course (I ask a lot of questions in class and show up to office hours frequently, so I shouldn't get a generic letter), and the other two are research mentors that were very happy with my work. My subject GRE is pretty bad but thankfully I only have to submit it to a couple schools. I'm hoping that my high GPA coming from a well-known university will make up for it.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I speak 3 languages and am starting to be proficient in a 4th.

Applying to Where:
UChicago - Submitted 11/29 Rejected 1/13
Duke - Submitted 12/11
UIUC - Submitted 11/30 ACCEPTED 1/27!
UW Madison - Submitted 11/29
UMN Twin Cities - Submitted 12/11
MIT - Submitted 11/29
UMich Ann Arbor - Submitted 11/30
Carnegie Mellon - Submitted 11/30
Notre Dame - Submitted 12/11
IU Bloomington - Submitted 12/28

I decided to make a post since I'm checking this forum like crazy. Kind of nervous to put this all out here :oops:
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elegant.cat
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:57 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by elegant.cat » Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:19 pm

Undergrad Institution: Ivy
Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6/4.0
Math GPA: 3.5/4.0
Type of Student: dual US/Canadian citizen

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (94%)
V: 145 (24%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (94%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience:
i. Completed 2 REUs in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra in which I basically did summary projects for known original theorems.
ii. Coauthored/ing one paper in algebraic geometry pending publication (finishing up, it's been accepted just minor edits)
iii. Working on a graduation thesis in algebraic geometry with a very minor original result, was told I can probably turn it into a publication later if desired.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Nothing worth mentioning given how competitive and insanely brilliant some of my colleagues are.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Graded for a calculus course that's pretty much it, in terms of "mathematical job" goes
Math Courses Taken:
Linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, algebra (3 semesters), commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, real analysis (3 semesters), functional analysis, fourier analysis, complex analysis, topology, algebraic topology (2 semesters), differential geometry, differential topology, 3 topics courses (number theory, algebraic geometry, differential geometry), problem solving seminars (3 semesters).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
I know the terminology "big names" or "well-known" might be vague (not well-defined), but I know all 3 of my letter writers are AMS fellows, and one of them have written a recognized field-specific textbook that some of us probably heard of (for instance, Serre, Milne, Hartshorne, Stein, Lee, etc).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I was qualified for the usamo 3 times and made top 16 in my senior year of high school though I never made it to imo. I did also obtained double digit scores in Putnam but never made it to honorable mentions or fellows. I guess good but not good enough.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

List approximate in order of preference:
Princeton - submitted Nov 10
Harvard - submitted Nov 10 / rejected Jan 28
MIT - submitted Nov 10
Brown - submitted Nov 10
UCLA - submitted Nov 10
UC Berkeley - submitted nov 16
Michigan - submitted nov 16
UToronto - submitted Nov 10 / accepted Jan 25
Minnesota - submitted nov 16
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GLPHDAPP
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:07 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by GLPHDAPP » Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:10 pm

Program Applying: PhD, Applied Math, Computational Science/Math/Engineering (Numerical Methods & Modeling for Fluid)

Applying to Where:
:!: Imagine if I get into one of these:
Stanford - Computational and Mathematical Engineering submitted
MIT - Computational Science and Engineering submitted
NYU Courant - Mathematics submitted

Reach:
Brown - Applied Mathematics submitted Rejected 1/31
UT Austin - Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics submitted
UC Berkeley - Applied Mathematics submitted
Carnegie Mellon University - Mathematics submitted
UW Madison -Mathematics submitted

Match:
Ohio State University - Mathematics submitted Admitted 12/30
University of Utah - Mathematics submitted Admitted 2/1
University of Maryland - Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation submitted Admitted 2/2
Florida State University - Computational Science submitted

Safety:
Arizona State University - Applied Mathematics submitted Admitted 1/19

I didn't include some info due to privacy reasons, maybe I will add some after the decisions.

I welcome anyone who is applying to same schools or has similar research interests message me. We could share contact info and wait for the results together during those anxious time :)
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aoi_teal
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:46 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by aoi_teal » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:42 pm

Undergrad Institution: US Liberal arts (top 20?)
Major(s): Math & CS
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9+
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: xxx (xx%)

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

Program Applying: Pure math, interested in representation theory/algebraic combo/algebraic geometry

Research Experience:
freshman - junior: ML research: diffusion model (research at school & my CS thesis, no paper), computer vision research intern in tech company
junior - senior: REU in representation & finite group theory, 2 papers, submitted to journals (decent but not top tier I guess)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) have tutored lots of class, like intro to cs, data science, linear, algebra, etc
Math Courses Taken: (Such as abstract algebra, advanced calculus) linear, algebra, analysis, probability, representation theory, functional analysis, algebraic topology, logic & computability
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (Such as connections, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...) I'm a first gen. Recommenders know me pretty well and all said they they would write strong letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
all pure math phd except for Cambridge

12.01 - MIT
Northeastern
12.09 - UWash
12.15 - UMich
Rutgers
Cornell
U of Wisconsin-Madision
Minnesoda Twin-Cities
01.01 - CUNY
U Utah
UC Davis
01.06 - Cambridge Part III (Master)
01.10 - UMass Amherst
01.15 - U Oregon
U Virginia

Scathrules
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:11 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Scathrules » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:53 pm

puzzlesolver wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:33 am
Undergrad Institution: US tech university (not highly ranked)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None officially, but had ~2yrs coursework towards a humanities degree
GPA: 3.9
Math GPA: 3.85
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

4 year gap to work as a software engineer

Masters Institution: European tech university (highly ranked, well known)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.9 (converted to US system)

GRE Revised General Test: Not taking
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not taking (no test centers near me in Europe)

Program Applying: PDEs / Calculus of Variations / Analysis / Numerics

Research Experience: Research internship in masters, will continue research during fall spring of masters with the same research group (some amount of publications to follow from this, but current number uncertain and probably none before submitting).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, latin honors, various scholarship (both for bachelors and masters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
  • Grader during bachelors for analysis sequence
  • Teaching assistant for analysis during masters
Math (and other relevant) Courses Taken:
  • Bachelors (undergrad courses): Standard analysis/algebra sequence, knot theory, discrete math, probability, differential equations, scientific computing, mathematical logic, number theory, maximal likelihood methods (bio/stats dept), three semesters of undergraduate reading course in convex geometry
  • Bachelors (graduate courses): matrix analysis, differential geometry, probability I & II, real analysis I & II, complex analysis, special topics course on numerical integration, graph theory (computer science dept), causal inference (computer science/stats dept)
  • Masters (graduate courses):
    • Already completed: functional analysis, stochastic differential equations, gradient flows, optimal transport (two courses on it), large deviations, plus seminars in functional inequalities, infinite-dimensional gaussian measures, and real analysis
    • This fall: calculus of variations, concentration of measure, randomized algorithms, mathematical statistics, plus special topics seminar in optimal transport
    Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
    • Many of the places I'm applying to are places where my research advisor for my internship has collaborators with / places he personally said I should apply to
    • Worked on some US Govt/DoD projects & held security clearance at one point for work (mostly relevant for US PhD programs)
    • Will have LOR from colleague from industry to speak to coding skill & teamwork ability for schools that accept extra letters
    Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

    USA
    Washington - Math
    UCLA - Math
    UT Austin - Math
    NYU - Math
    UC Santa Barbara - Math

    UK
    Oxford - CDT on Random systems
    Cambridge - CDT on Mathematics of information
    Bath - CDT on Statistical applied mathematics
    Manchester - to work with specific professor

    EU
    Max Planck in Leipzig - Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
    IST Austria - Math
    Optimal Transport @ Lagrange - Math (general)
    Sorbonne - Math (to work with a specific professor whom I already have a 2nd degree connection with)

    Might apply to a few more TBD
Did you contact anyone at UCSB about the subject test? It says that they require the subject test and they arent responding to my emails

veenzaan
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:59 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by veenzaan » Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:15 am

Type of Student: Indian Male

Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts College in India
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):N/A
GPA:9.1/10
Math GPA:9.35/10

Grad Institution: One of the best in India
Course: M.Sc Mathematics
GPA:8.6/10


GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Had planned to take, but ETS messed up. No worries most places aren't considering it.

TOEFL Score: (115 = R29/L29/S29/W28)

Program Applying: (Pure) Mathematics PhD, focusing on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory

Research Experience: Have 4 reading projects,1 in Complex Analysis the rest in Operator Theory. 3 of them spanning a semester, 1 was a summer project. Mainly involved reading up independently from a book or a research text or recent research papers, solving certain exercises and presenting to the Professor/Research group.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Ranked 48 (out of ~15000) in a National Entrance Test for Master's in Mathematics, Ranked 217 (~out of 31000) in Math in a National Fellowship Eligibility Test

Math Courses Taken: 15+ courses in Undergrad, 15+ in Grad. Grad Courses include Measure Theory, Topology, Multivariable Calculus, Functional Analysis, Field and Galois Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis, Operator Theory, NM for PDE, Optimization

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I've done reading projects with 3 of my Recommenders - who are well known in India in the field. I'm not sure internationally it would matter, though. Generally picking the main 2 out of them who know me well, and one Prof from my Bachelor's who taught me in 5 courses (Though she doesn't have a PhD). Places that accept 4 I'll submit all of them.

Don't really have opportunities to TA much in India so don't have any TA experience. No awards or anything really apart from my exam results, my SOP is all about my research projects. In my last project I read a paper from a Prof at WashU and a paper by my supervisor which generalizes the WashU Prof's results. U Florida also has work in this exact area - so I'm hoping at least one of those two places take me, with WashU being top preference.

Applying to Where:

Waterloo - Submitted 1st Dec
UIUC - Submitted 15th Dec
Washington University St.Louis - Submitted 15th Dec
Dartmouth - Submitted 15th Dec
Penn State - Submitted 22nd Dec
U Florida - Submitted 22nd Dec

Vanderbilt - Submitted 28th Dec
Purdue - Submitted 12th Jan
U Virginia - Submitted 13th Jan
SUNY Buffalo - Submitted 15th Jan

UK
Glasgow - Submitted 22nd Dec
Reading - Submitted 26th Dec Accepted 24th January - No University funding though I guess, have to apply for external scholarships. Applying for the Felix Scholarship
Lancaster - Submitted 28th Dec
Newcastle - Submitted 6th Jan
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mszuromi
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:13 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mszuromi » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:24 pm

Type of Student: White Male

Undergrad Institution: Public School (Top 25 Worldwide in Math & Physics)
Major(s): Mathematics & Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.65

GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 790 (73%) big ehhhh right here

Program Applying: Applied Math, Computational Neuroscience, Neuroscience (PhD)

Research Experience: (23 full-time months) One year of undergrad research in experimental particle physics (particle detector R&D). A year of undergrad research in epileptic seizure dynamics, hired full-time in May 2021 where I have worked since. First author paper on applications of nonlinear dynamics to stimulatory treatments for epilepsy submitted on 10/31/22 (not published yet - under review).

Awards/Honors/Achievements: International Conference on Technology and Analysis of Seizures (ICTALS) highlighted my work as a top abstract and gave me a 15 minute presentation to the entire conference. I was invited to give a presentation for a mini-symposium at SIAM DS23. I have also been invited to talk at some journal clubs and have done a couple posters. I obtained honors for some semesters.

Teaching Experience: Undergrad private tutor for Calc I & II, Mechanics I, and Linear Algebra. Employed summer tutor (tutoring center) for AP Calc, AP Physics, GRE general math, SAT Math (general & subject), ACT Math & Science, and Pre-Calc.

Courses Taken:
  • Math Courses: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Intro to Probability, Numerical Methods, Abstract Algebra, Elementary Analysis, Combinatorics, Topology, Mathematical Modeling in Biology.
  • Physics Courses: Intermediate Mechanics, Intermediate Electrodynamics, Statistical and Thermal Physics, Computational Physics, Methods of Theoretical Physics, Quantum Physics I, Optics, Intro to Particles and Cosmology.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 2 rec letters from my PIs. One very good rec letter from pretty famous international theoretical physicist/neuroscientist who co-authored my paper (former director of research for the largest science agency in Europe, etc.). Really hoping my rec letters help balance my low gpa/gre.

Applying to Where:

Big Reach:
Columbia (Applied Math) -
Columbia (Neurobiology & Behavior) - Rejected 1/17
U Chicago (CAM) -
U Chicago (Comp Neuro) - Rejected 1/6
Penn (Neuroscience) - Rejected 1/3
Boston University (Math) -
Boston University (Comp Neuro) - Interview 2/27 - 2/28
Washington (Applied Math) - Rejected 1/25 (Accepted to Masters)
Washington (Neuroscience) - Rejected 1/5
Johns Hopkins (Neuroscience) -

Reach:
UCSD (Math) -
UCSD (Cog Sci) -
Northeastern (Network Sci) -
Stony Brook (CAM) -
Michigan (AIM) -

Match (Hopefully):
Johns Hopkins (Applied Math) -
FAU (Neuroscience) - Interview for 1/24-1/25
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mathappfrombrazil
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:08 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mathappfrombrazil » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:58 pm

Type of Student: Brazilian White Male

Undergrad Institution: Top Brazilian Public Uni
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 9.8/10

GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A (most didn't require)

TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S30/W28)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD, complex dynamics or differential geometry

Research Experience: Scientific Initiation projects and reading groups on real and complex dynamics, quiver representations, some ergodic theory, smooth manifolds and riemannian geometry. Presented posters on discrete dynamics and riemannian geometry, and went to two conferences not in home institution with funding. Coauthor on a paper on quiver reps, and senior thesis on (elementary) riemannian geometry.

Awards/Honors/Achievements: Gold medals in national and international university math olympiads. Also university, state and national scholarships for undergrad research. Will likely graduate top of class.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for complex analysis, was part of the local organizing committee of a workshop at home institution. Also organized informal undergrad seminars.

Courses Taken:
Math Courses: Calculus I,II and III, analysis I and II, complex analysis, linear algebra I and II, elementary number theory, group theory, ring, field and galois theories, point set topology, set theory, measure theory, differential geometry, introductory algebraic topology, PDEs, functional analysis, distributions and gauge theory. Also summer courses on complex dynamics and number theory at a prestigious institute.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 5 rec letters total. 3 are from profs that know me well, and 2 of them are well-known by the profs of some of the places I'm applying to. Got some mildly encouraging responses from emails and even got to talk personally with a couple of them.

Applying to Where:

Hopes and Dreams:
Princeton Rejected on 02/03
Harvard Rejected on 01/27 (Only place that required the Subject GRE)
Oxford (DPhil) Invited to interview on 01/23, took place on 02/01

Still Reach:
Brown Accepted on 02/02!!!!!!
UPenn
Toronto (MSc)
UMich Ann Arbor
LSGNT
PGSM (M2)

Didn't submit to match/satefy schools for personal reasons. Best of luck to everyone!

Edit 03/02: Absolutely over the moon with the Brown acceptance. With the rejections so far, seems likely to be one of my top choices but still have to see some others.
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MathQueen
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:30 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by MathQueen » Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:30 pm

I just submitted my Johns Hopkins app but the checklist shows the mGRE score as "awaiting", like it's a necessary component of the application that needs to be submitted before it will be reviewed. However, it's optional/not required for 2023 admissions, according to their website. Did anyone contact them about this?

cookies
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:08 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by cookies » Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:13 am

MathQueen wrote:
Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:30 pm
I just submitted my Johns Hopkins app but the checklist shows the mGRE score as "awaiting", like it's a necessary component of the application that needs to be submitted before it will be reviewed. However, it's optional/not required for 2023 admissions, according to their website. Did anyone contact them about this?
I emailed them a big ago about it. Since it is optional, they need it to display on the checklist for those who did include it. Because of that, it appears on everyone’s checklist. Don’t worry if it is awaiting and you chose not to submit a score.

Oliver_w8
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed May 04, 2022 11:40 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Oliver_w8 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:22 pm

Undergrad Institution: University of Vermont
Majors: Mathematics BS, Philosophy BA
GPA: 3.92
Math GPA: 3.94
Type of Student: Domestic white male

Master's Institution: University of Vermont
Major: Mathematics MS
GPA: 4.00

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (94%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.5 (80%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A


Program Applying: Pure Math, Philosophy, Physics (just once)

Research Experience: Undergraduate thesis in philosophy (tangentially related to logic but not substantively mathematical in any way).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Junior & senior departmental awards, dean's list(s)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Undergraduate peer tutor (2 years), grader (2 years), graduate instructor (1 semester), visiting lecturer in mathematics (1 year, full-time) adjunct professor (1 year, two universities, part-time).
Math Courses Taken: 4 semesters of abstract algebra through commutative algebra; real analysis, complex analysis, & measure theory; point-set, algebraic, and differential topology; a pair of reading courses/independent studies in set theory; a course on the classification of finite simple groups; ode and advanced ode; and a course on non-euclidean geometries.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my math recommenders is half of Dummit & Foote. One of my philosophy recommenders is pretty widely known.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My master's was through an accelerated program so I've only attended university for 3 years, 2 full-time undergrad and 1 full-time grad/part time undergrad. I took a year off post-grad (& also applied last two cycles) but am now working until I'm accepted somewhere.

Applying to Where: (in no particular order)
Brown - Philosophy rejected Jan. 25
Columbia - Philosophy submitted
Cornell - Math rejected Jan. 30
Harvard - Math rejected Jan. 27
Princeton - Math rejected Feb. 3
Caltech - Math submitted
Rutgers - Math submitted
Boston College - Math submitted
Boston University - Philosophy submitted
New York University - Philosophy submitted
University of Minnesota - Math submitted
University of Michigan - Math submitted
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Math submitted, Philosophy submitted, & physics rejected Jan. 29
Notre Dame - Math submitted
UC San Diego - Math submitted
UC Berkeley - Logic & Methodology of Science submitted
Pardee RAND - Policy analysis submitted
University of British Columbia - Math submitted
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Yuqiao
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:30 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Yuqiao » Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:54 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private school not ivy; transferred from a state school
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.93
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic male asian

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 930 (95%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2 REU's; one in algebra with two publications, the other in algebraic topology expository paper
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, scholarships, etc. Nothing too impressive.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'ing for a graduate algebra I course and going to TA for graduate algebra II next semester.
Math Courses Taken: Core graduate math courses such as algebra, measure theory, complex, algebraic topology, differential manifolds, etc. Have 10 grad courses including 2 in-progress.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommendations should be all quite strong. Two from professors at my current school, and one from each of my REUs. I know the two from my current school and one of REUs' are going to be very strong.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: One of the professors at my school is going to submit her letter very late......

Applying to Where: All submitted
Princeton Rejected on 2/3
MIT
Harvard Rejected on 1/27
UC Berkeley
Stanford
U Chicago Rejected on 1/13
Columbia
UCLA
Yale Rejected on 1/20
U Mich - Ann Arbor
Cornell
Brown
U Penn
Northwestern Rejected on 1/26
Johns Hopkins
Duke Invited to interview on 1/12
Georgia Tech Admitted on 1/26
Stony Brook
Maryland - College Park Admitted on 1/31
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Ohio State Admitted on 12/30
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KelsyF
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:02 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by KelsyF » Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:44 am

Undergrad Institution: Top 30 Big U with liberal arts feeling
Major(s):Applied Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.76
Math GPA:3.90
Type of Student: International Asian Female

GRE Revised General Test: *only submitted to non-optional programs
Q: 168 (90%)
V: 153 (58%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: *only submitted to U-Washington
M: 550 (25%)

TOEFL Score: waived

Program Applying: Applied Math

Research Experience: summer 10-week full-time research and honor thesis at home university (climate modeling, numerical analysis, probability theory, rare events, stochastic process), 2 poster presentation + 1 oral presentation, attended 2 conferences for graduate school
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:research fellowship at home university, dean's list every semester, 2 travel grants
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor in Calc1-2 and ODE for only one semester
Math Courses Taken: taking modern algebra, fluid dynamics, differential geometry and graduate level real analysis next semester; A in intro real analysis, complex analysis, PDE, numerical methods, numerical linear algebra, math modeling, discrete dynamical systems, but I had a C+ in linear algebra II
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: at least two strong rec letters, one recommender is alumnus of U-Arizona and he sent my info to UofA (most of his research students I knew got an offer from UofA), one recommender is alumnus of Northwestern, female and first-gen college student
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was double majored in applied math and finance and planned to apply for fin math/fin engineering programs. I dropped the finance major and started to do applied math research super late.

Applying to Where: *apply for math Ph.D. if no applied math program offered
Colorado Boulder - Applied Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/01 admitted to Master 1/25
U Washington - Applied Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/01
U Minnesota Twin Cities - Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
U Wisconsin Madison - Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
Georgia Tech - Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
U Michigan Ann Arbor - AIM Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
U Texas Austin - CSEM Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
U Maryland College Park - AMSC Ph.D. Submitted 12/15
Northwestern - ESAM Ph.D. Submitted 12/19
UC Davis - Applied Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/25 (unofficial) admitted 1/26
Boston U - Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/26
U Arizona - Applied Math Ph.D. Submitted 12/30
U Pitts - Math Ph.D. Submitted 1/2
Georgetown - Applied Math Ph.D. Submitted 1/1

*Home University - Math master (terminating pure math master program with funding) Submitted 1/15 interview 1/30
U Penn - AMCS master Submitted 2/1
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hausdorff
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:06 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by hausdorff » Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:30 am

Undergrad Institution: Big public university
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):CS
GPA:4
Math GPA:4
Type of Student: Domestic White, applying to transfer from big public grad school

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 164 (94%)
W: 4 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 940 (96%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Math PhD, topics of interest are algebraic geometry and number theory

Research Experience: REU in algebraic geometry, from which 1 paper is submitted and 1 is in preparation. Also 1 arXiv preprint and 4 publications in high school math journal all done myself.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Tons of great math competition results (did so well I can't say which ones to avoid doxxing), honors exam all time high score at my university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 2 different organizations, grader of intro to proofs and intro real analysis, Calculus TA
Math Courses Taken: multivariable Calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations 2 course series; 1 year series of undergrad real analysis, grad real & complex analysis, intro abstract algebra, grad abstract algebra I & II, topology, numerical analysis, probability theory, field theory, differential forms, grad PDEs, functional analysis, combinatorics & graph theory.
Recommendations: 1 from professor worked with during REU, 1 from undergrad, 1 from professor teaching grad course fall 2022 where I was very active and frequently communicated outside class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Gave presentation at my school fall 2022, 2nd presentation to be given at large conference based on research.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Grad GPA is 4 after 1 semester, but undergrad GPA took a hit from lots of Bs last year for procrastinating on homework.

Applying to Where (no particular order):
Princeton
MIT
Harvard
Chicago
Berkeley
Yale
Michigan
Hopkins
Stony Brook
UCLA
Stanford
Columbia
Brown
Northwestern
UC San Diego
UPenn

coolmathgames123
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:21 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by coolmathgames123 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:45 am

Undergrad Institution: garbage state school
Major(s): CS
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.00
Math GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 161
W: don't remember
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 89%

Also got master's (4.00 GPA as well) at ~T20 (according to US news and the shanghai one) institution (in my current field of interest) since my undergrad prep was nowhere near enough

Research Experience: Publication nobody cares about, AMS special session conference talk, REU. I have some other pointless experiences that I didn't even bother mentioning but are in my CV
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I was a grader once
Math Courses Taken: Usual graduate courseload + some additional geometry stuff
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Passed a qual? Wrote some solution manuals for textbooks? IDK if this stuff really even matters
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'm basically applying to moonshot schools because I've talked to many many professors at my current institution and they all basically said I'm guaranteed into the PhD program here. Full disclosure, I'm absolutely expecting to get rejected everywhere else. I really love my current program and have a potential advisor so I'm not even sure I'd leave it if I did get accepted to other places. It's also a really good program tbh and might be better than some of the "moonshot" places I'm applying to. If I actually end up getting rejected from my current program I'll use that as a sign to pursue something else.

Applying to Where:

Minnesota
Michigan
Stony Brook
Utah
Johns Hopkins
UNC
Where I am right now

rrust19
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:47 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by rrust19 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 6:25 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Pure Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.98
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (87%)
V: 148 (34%)
W: 4.0 (54%)

Program Applying: Pure Math - mainly Group Theory/Topology

Research Experience: Summer REU before senior year in Ramsey Theory at large university, paper in preparation for a journal, presenting work at JMM in January; Senior research project at home school in combinatorial group theory, working on honors thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:: Departmental Honors throughout undergraduate work, Deans List every semester, JMM Presentation, PME, Phi Kappa Phi
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Department Tutor, Calculus Learning Assistant
Math Courses Taken: Point-Set Topology, Combinatorics, Geometry, Real Analysis 1 and 2, Abstract Algebra 1 and 2, Logic
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Recommender is REU Mentor who is famous in the field of Ramsey Theory, I switched from being a math education major halfway through so I have educational experience as well

Applying to Where: (All Pure Math - No Order)

Cornell - submitted
Princeton - rejected 2/3
Dartmouth - submitted
Univ. of Maryland College Park - submitted
Tufts - submitted
Boston College - submitted
Boston University - submitted
Northeastern - submitted
Rutgers - submitted
Lehigh - submitted
Albany - submitted
Syracuse - submitted
New Hampshire - admitted! 1/31
Binghamton - admitted! 1/19
Brandeis - submitted
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smiss
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:34 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by smiss » Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:07 pm

Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Middle East
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6/4
Math GPA: N/A
Type of Student: International White Male

Masters: Foreign
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 4/4

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

TOEFL Score: (105 = R27/L28/S22/W28) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Probability theory, statistics, operations research

Research Experience: 3 years research experience on stochastic calculus and mathematical finance. No paper, some minor original results.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some stipend due to university entrance exam result for undergrad, award for performance during masters studies. Scholarship during masters.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been grader for intro to statistics, linear algebra, number theory, functional analysis, stochastic analysis, and probability theory classes.
Math Courses Taken: Measure theoretic probability, stochastic calculus, risk measures, grad measure theory, grad functional analysis, functional analysis, operator theory, grad convex analysis, grad mathematical programming, game theory, 2 courses on advanced calculus, manifold theory, differential geometry, topics on functional analysis, topics on ODEs, grad ODEs and dynamical system, grad PDEs, grad algebra I, algebra I, complex analysis, grad complex analysis, continuum mechanics, undergrad real analysis II, 2 courses on linear algebra, basic calculus courses, a topics course on economics (grad), intro to probability (and maybe some more courses that I forgot)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter from my advisor (should be decent), one letter from measure theory and functional analysis lecturer, one letter from summer research supervisor (probably okayish? not much she can talk about tbh)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

I'm also open to evaluations for my profile and possible suggestions for where to apply :). I've checked this place alot in the last few years so wanted to post my last attempt before I quit mathematics completely (because I think I will get rejected from all the programs once again). I guess Connecticut and Boston are my safeties but you never know. Hope all of you will end up at places that you will be happy at.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton - ORFE
Columbia - Stats
Columbia - IEOR
Cornell - IEOR
Boston University - Stats
University of Connecticut - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
NYU (might not apply) - Math
UT Austin - Math
Berlin Math School (Stochastic Analysis Berlin-Oxford IRTG) - Math - Interview at Jan 5.
Oxford - Random systems CDT - Interview at Jan 16.
Edinburg - Math
Warwick - Stats
Bristol - Math
University of Luxembourg - Probability & Stats
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nicorobin22
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:39 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by nicorobin22 » Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:13 pm

smiss wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:07 pm
Undergrad Institution: Foreign, Middle East
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6/4
Math GPA: N/A
Type of Student: International White Male

Masters: Foreign
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 4/4

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

TOEFL Score: (105 = R27/L28/S22/W28) (if applicable)

Program Applying: Probability theory, statistics, operations research

Research Experience: 3 years research experience on stochastic calculus and mathematical finance. No paper, some minor original results.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some stipend due to university entrance exam result for undergrad, award for performance during masters studies. Scholarship during masters.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been grader for intro to statistics, linear algebra, number theory, functional analysis, stochastic analysis, and probability theory classes.
Math Courses Taken: Measure theoretic probability, stochastic calculus, risk measures, grad measure theory, grad functional analysis, functional analysis, operator theory, grad convex analysis, grad mathematical programming, game theory, 2 courses on advanced calculus, manifold theory, differential geometry, topics on functional analysis, topics on ODEs, grad ODEs and dynamical system, grad PDEs, grad algebra I, algebra I, complex analysis, grad complex analysis, continuum mechanics, undergrad real analysis II, 2 courses on linear algebra, basic calculus courses, a topics course on economics (grad), intro to probability (and maybe some more courses that I forgot)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One letter from my advisor (should be decent), one letter from measure theory and functional analysis lecturer, one letter from summer research supervisor (probably okayish? not much she can talk about tbh)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Didn't have time to apply to many programs last year, got rejected from everywhere. The programs that I applied to last year: Michigan, Princeton(ORFE), Toronto, Northwestern(operations research), NYU, University of Oslo, Uppsala, Bonn, ETH Zurich. Got rejected after interview at the European programs, except Bonn. Didn't have much time to apply this year too and missed the deadline on programs at california area etc. My advisor is well known in his field, and writes a decent (maybe strong? but not John Nash tier or anything) letter. There were some close calls as in Oslo, but they took only one student out of 94 applicants. My summer internship supervisor got her PhD at Princeton ORFE and told me that I should apply to such high level programs because she believes I'm read for it (got rejected anyway). Mentally not feeling well, last year destroyed my desire to do mathematics not sure why I am even applying this year. Thought I had good background and relevant research experience but I guess my undergrad GPA is a dealkiller for the level of programs that I want to attend to combined with only 1 potentially strong letter out of 3 is not enough to cut it as I'm from relatively unknown place. I only did research with my advisor so it is not possible for me to get good letter from other people (some sunk cost fallacy here, I wish I did research under some other people too).

I'm also open to evaluations for my profile and possible suggestions for where to apply :). I've checked this place alot in the last few years so wanted to post my last attempt before I quit mathematics completely (because I think I will get rejected from all the programs once again). I guess Connecticut and Boston are my safeties but you never know. Hope all of you will end up at places that you will be happy at.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Princeton - ORFE
Columbia - Stats
Columbia - IEOR
Cornell - IEOR
Boston University - Stats
University of Connecticut - Math
Carnegie Mellon - Math
NYU (might not apply) - Math
UT Austin - Math
Berlin Math School (Stochastic Analysis Berlin-Oxford IRTG) - Math - Interview at Jan 5.
Oxford - Random systems CDT
Edinburg - Math
Warwick - Stats
Bristol - Math
University of Luxembourg - Probability & Stats
I also apply to Princeton ORFE, Columbia Stats and Cornell ORIE (IEOR) this year :D If you want to keep in touch regarding applications result/interview notice just let me know :)

NonameMoru
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:15 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by NonameMoru » Wed Dec 28, 2022 5:37 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (UNAM, México)
Major: Mathematics
GPA: 9.7/10
Type of Student: International (México), Male

GRE Revised General Test: Saldy, did it.
Q: 157 (48%)
V: 151 (57%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Didn't do it.

TOEFL Score: (108 = R29/L30/S27/W22)

Program Applying: Doctorate programs in Pure Mathematics and Philosophy

Research Experience: My undegraduate thesis (Non-Well-Founded Set Theory) and a summer research program at CIMAT (Learned a bit about Algebraic Geometry). Not much.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I got a two year scholarship for undergrad and was just awarded the Fulbright-García Robles grant for postgraduate studies in the US.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Spent a semester abroad at the ENS Lyon in France and failed some pretty cool courses on Set Theory, Model Theory, and Algebra. I'm also organizing some logic-related talks at my school next year.
Math Courses Taken: Mathematical Logic (4 semesters), Set Theory (3 semesters), Seminar on the Philosophy of Mathematics (Two semesters), and Seminar on the History of Mathematics (Two semesters).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Did my writting sample in a rush, it's 15 pages long and some parts are crazy talk. I was going to finish my four year degree in three years but I decided to travel Europe for a couple of months, now I'm failing my Analysis II course and might not graduate in time.

Applying to Where: (Submitted, Waitlisted, Rejected, Accepted)

UC Berkeley - Logic and the Methodology of Science Submitted 12/13/2022
UC Irvine - Logic and Philosophy of Science Submitted 12/14/2022
Notre Dame - Mathematics Submitted 12/13/2022
NYU - Philosophy Submitted 12/14/2022
GWU - Mathematics Submitted 12/15/2022
NMS - Mathematics Submitted 12/15/2022

Log:
12/28/2022 - I'm really anxious. I have trouble sleeping, eating, and doing anything that requires motivation. I'll just wait and see what destiny has prepared for me.

nicorobin22
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:39 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by nicorobin22 » Thu Dec 29, 2022 10:25 pm

Undergrad Institution: Average University in Southeast Asia
Major(s): Finance and Banking
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.6/4
Math GPA: N/A
Type of Student: International Male

Masters: Top 20 Universities in Economics
Major: Economics
GPA: 3.771/4

GRE Revised General Test: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 830

IELTS Score: (8.0 = R9.0/L8.5/S8.5/W6.5)

Program Applying: PhD in Operations research, Statistics

Research Experience: 2 years research experience on Machine Learning for Causal Inference and Computational Economics/Finance. 1 year working as an RA for a grad student at Harvard.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Stipend at the current program, Grant for Summer School at MIT, Summer research grant with my advisor, Dean's list honor at undergrad institution.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Been doing TA for Statistics and Econometrics courses at the current university in the US.

Math Courses Taken: PhD level courses in Econometrics, Probability Theory and Statistics, Time Series Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Economic Theory, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics (mostly using stochastic optimization and machine learning), Real Analysis, Functional Analysis, Abstract Linear Algebra, Standard Calculus sequence, Engineering Statistics.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Two letters from my advisors at the current program (both of them graduated from MIT, one of them is very well-known in the field, and the other one is still working with his advisors at MIT). The third one is from my professor in my home country, which is probably generic.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I passed the PhD comprehensive exam. I just start working with a famous Professor at MIT on Machine Learning for Causal Inference recently (but the relationship is still at early stages, so I didn't ask for a LOR). I took many Math courses as a non-degree seeking student at Harvard and UIUC since my undergrad institution didn't provide many Math courses.


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - ORC
Harvard - Statistics
Princeton - ORFE
Columbia - Statistics
Cornell - ORIE
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crepant
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:20 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by crepant » Mon Jan 02, 2023 8:43 pm

Undergrad Institution: Asian Public School (Best in my country)
Majors: Mathematics & Computer Science
total GPA: 4.2/4.3
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 95%. I hate the test, it is so expensive, and the quality is worse than the final exam of Calculus I.
TOEFL: R28/L30/S23/W24 (105)

Program Applying: Pure Math, interested in Algebraic Geometry and related topics. Mainly focusing on characteristic zero (Complex numbers).

Research Experience:
  • One summer research program in Toric varieties and weighted complete intersection (and birational geometry)
  • One year of undergraduate research in Derived category of coherent sheaves.
  • One semester of undergraduate research in Chow groups and Chow motives.
No publications :cry:

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some Scholarships and awards due to grades

Activities or Jobs: Participating camps which teach high school students Olympiad math

Math Courses Taken:

graduate level math courses
  • Algebraic geometry: 5
  • Number Theory: 4
  • Analysis: 3
  • Algebraic combinatorics: 2
  • optimization algorithms: 2
  • Algebraic topology
  • Classification of connected compact lie groups
  • geometry
Undergraduate level math courses: Calculus I + II, linear algebra I + II, probabilistic, cryptography, computational math, ODE, PDE, Causal Inference

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I hope they help
  • IMO participant (2 gold 1 silver, personal best ranking: 1 digit)
  • ICPC World Finalist twice
  • Research Experience in Computer Science, have original results related to algorithms
  • International grandmaster in Codeforces
  • Emailed to some professors in the programs I applied, and some of them invited me to have a meeting
  • Due to double majoring, I have more than 55 courses relating to math & computer science, and more than 200 credits.
  • 4 recommendation letters. All four professors have known me well for more than a year, and I have confidence that the letters would not be generic.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
One of the 4 recommenders told me that there is no chance getting into Princeton, MIT, or Harvard without mathematical publications. So he did not send the letter to the three schools.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
I only applied to math PhD programs, and all of them were submitted

big reach:
Harvard rejected 1/27
Princeton rejected 2/3
MIT

reach/match:
Stanford admitted 2/3
UC Berkeley
UCLA admitted 2/1
UW-Madison
UT at Austin
Brown
Cornell
Yale admitted 1/18
Northwestern asked me whether I would go to other schools 2/4, declined immediately
Georgia tech

Safety:
U of Washington rejected 2/3
Ohio State University admitted 12/30, declined 1/24
Purdue

I had some work in Olympiad geometry, but I didn't even remember those things when I was applying, probably meaningless anyway.
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MathQueen
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:30 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by MathQueen » Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:12 pm

math.magician wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:01 am
Undergrad Institution: Large Public (math ranked 50-100)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.74/4.00
Math GPA: 3.70/4.00
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (95%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.5 (79%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 880 (90%), 840 (83%)

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,
(taken in fall) advanced calculus 1, intro to topology, complex analysis
(taking in spring) statistical inference, numerical methods
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Female? I think my letter should be decent if not strong. Participated in couple AWM meetings. Volunteered for departmental math events. I studied very hard for the GRE math subject test, I did all the exercises in schaum's outline of calculus + differential equations and stewart's calculus at least twice. I'm glad it paid off.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Super Reach
Princeton -
Harvard -
MIT -
UChicago -
UCLA -
UC Berkeley -
Cornell -
Yale -
Caltech -

Reach/Match
UIUC -
Michigan -
Wisconsin Madison -
Minnesota -
Washington -
Penn State -
Ohio State - accepted!
UC Santa Barbara -
UC Irvine -
UC Davis -
UIC -

Safeties
Florida -
Florida State -
NC State -
Iowa -
UMass -
UVa -

Nov22 everything submitted
Dec12 submitted gre math subject test scores again after getting a higher score, dear non-profit ETS here is my savings take it :(
Jan04 I got a C+ in advanced calculus 1 (analysis is hard :( ), hopefully schools won't ask for my fall transcripts before decisions lol
Were you admitted on December 30th like some other people or were you admitted later?

SymplecticScheme
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:44 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by SymplecticScheme » Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:40 pm

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SpectralSequence
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:10 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by SpectralSequence » Fri Jan 06, 2023 11:19 am

top school for math, perfect GPA. 8 grad classes at time of application. 2 research opportunities, 2 reading programs, one very targeted reading program in progress. No papers.
domestic male, pure math PhD.
Applying to Where:
University of Chicago Admitted on Jan 3
MIT
Harvard Rejected on Jan 27
Princeton
Stanford
UC Berkeley
Northwestern University
UT Austin
UIUC
Columbia University
University of Michigan Interview Offer on Feb 1
Johns Hopkins University Admitted on Feb 2
UCLA
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OneFormula
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:09 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by OneFormula » Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:37 pm

Undergrad Institution: Domestic Large University, top 30 in usnews.com rankings
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Philosophy, potentially Spanish too, though I mostly just mentioned Philosophy and proficiency in Spanish
GPA: 3.67
Math GPA: 3.47
Type of Student: Domestic Male, not minority

GRE Revised General Test: Yes
Q: 165 (81%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (79%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Yes, I accidentally chose the free score sends and sent them to the schools marked with a double asterisk (**). Otherwise, I pretty much never brought it up or used it in my applications.
M: 590 (33%)

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: I have partaken in two different research projects, one through a program at my university, in Quantum Information Theory, and another through a program without a home university, in Mathematical Logic. The first was about 5 months long and I presented at my university (poster session), and the second was about 6 months long and I presented at a seminar at an undergrad seminar at my university, and then later elsewhere at a big Math conference.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I plan to graduate with high distinction from the Math department.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not much officially (some tutoring, some computational work), but I made mention of some unofficial Math teaching.
Math Courses Taken: (Graduate-level) Topology, (Undergraduate-level) Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra 1 and 2, Independent study in Topology, Topology and Set Theory, Abstract Linear Algebra, Introductory CS course (Java), Calculus sequence.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my recommenders is a Dean for the college. Math Logic is a relatively small discipline, and one of my recommenders knows many of the people in it.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I did attend a workshop at ND that I really enjoyed and was in my statement. Also, I had stuff uploaded to a couple of schools after the application deadline (which was acceptable, but might not be considered if done too late), but I suspect it would have had an impact on practically one or (more likely, I think,) none of them.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
At their respective PhD Mathematics Programs:

Reach:
Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) / Pending on (1/7)
**University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) / Pending on (1/7)
**Carnegie Mellon (CMU) / Pending on (1/7)

Reach/Mid:
Rutgers University / Pending on (1/7)
University of Maryland (UMD) / Pending on (1/7)

Mid/Match:
**University of Notre Dame / Pending on (1/7)
Michigan State University (MSU) / Pending on (1/7)
Ohio State University (OSU) / Pending on (1/7)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) / Pending on (1/7)
**City University of New York (CUNY) / Pending on (1/7)

Safety:
Florida State at Gainesville / Pending on (1/7)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln / Pending on (1/7)

Remarks: My indicated areas of interest were: #1 Mathematical Logic, #2 Topology, #3 Combinatorics. The school ranking was based on US News and QS World as well as some of my own estimation and that of another. My top preferred schools were #1 Notre Dame, #2 UIC, #3 CUNY or Rutgers.

My advice: (1) Do not use the GRE free score sends, especially for the Math GRE Subject Test! Wait to see your scores, and then decide whether to send them. Many schools, whether due to Covid or loss of interest in GRE results, don't seem to require it. (2) From what I've heard, having research papers seems much less important than having had research experience and knowing what you enjoyed about the experience, and maybe also any skills you learned that would be important for a Mathematician. (3) Honestly, regardless of whether you get into a top tier school or even your first choice, you're truly amazing. Maybe it would do us some good, especially when we might be worried about the future of our journeys, to take a moment to be in awe of our lives and the lives of others.

use_rust
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by use_rust » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am

Received an offer to attend an open house at UPenn (Math Ph.D.)

xbq22
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by xbq22 » Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:06 am

use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am
Received an offer to attend an open house at UPenn (Math Ph.D.)
What does mean? Is it an acceptance? I applied to UPenn as well but have heard nothing from them.

qfwfq
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by qfwfq » Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:23 am

SymplecticScheme wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:40 pm
Just going to post decisions when I receive them. All PhD programs in pure maths.

Warwick Rejected Jan.5th
Did you interview and if so, how many days after the interview did you receive a rejection? I am still waiting for a decision.

use_rust
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by use_rust » Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:46 am

xbq22 wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:06 am
use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am
Received an offer to attend an open house at UPenn (Math Ph.D.)
What does mean? Is it an acceptance? I applied to UPenn as well but have heard nothing from them.
Sounds like it. Or at least a very good chance.

kkk23
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kkk23 » Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:13 pm

use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:46 am
xbq22 wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:06 am
use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am
Received an offer to attend an open house at UPenn (Math Ph.D.)
What does mean? Is it an acceptance? I applied to UPenn as well but have heard nothing from them.
Sounds like it. Or at least a very good chance.
I received an invitation to open house from UPenn too. I don't know whether this means an unofficial offer because I saw on GradCafe that someone were invited to UPenn open house and waitlisted afterwards... So, is this open house in fact an interview?

SymplecticScheme
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by SymplecticScheme » Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:40 pm

qfwfq wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:23 am
SymplecticScheme wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:40 pm
Just going to post decisions when I receive them. All PhD programs in pure maths.

Warwick Rejected Jan.5th
Did you interview and if so, how many days after the interview did you receive a rejection? I am still waiting for a decision.
I was not interviewed.

inhyak
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by inhyak » Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:22 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.82
Math GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Male Asian Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't Take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 720 (60%) [Only submitted if required]

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: 2 Projects during the school year and 1 REU. One paper and conference to show for it
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special - Deans List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 20 Hours Tutor a week, Grader for 2 years
Math Courses Taken: Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations (Graduate Level), Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis (Graduate Level), Probability/Statistics, Machine Learning (Graduate Level), Networks, Optimization (Graduate Level)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: B-/B+ in Linear Algebra and B- in Diff Geo.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
UCLA - Pending
NYU - Pending
University of Washington Rejected (January 25) Notified by Email (Accepted to unfunded MS)
University of Michigan - Pending
Cornell - Pending
Duke - Interview (January 12)
Georgia Tech - Pending

Reach/Match?
Maryland - Accepted (February 2) Notified by email. (26k TAship + 5k Dean's Fellowship)
Northwestern - Pending
Boston University - Pending
Purdue - Pending
University of Utah - Pending
Penn State - Pending

Match/Safety?
ASU - Accepted (January 19) Notified by email. (22k TAship)
UNC - Invited to Prospective Graduate Student Weekend (January 24)
UCI - Pending


Notes
Definitely should have tried more on the mGRE. I also have no idea what is a reach match and safety at this point so kinda arbitrarily dumped them into buckets. Hope to get into mathematical modeling with ODEs or Networks.
Update: Lot less stress with the ASU admission - but also bombed Duke interview :(
Update 2: Sad about UW and their email reads like an acceptance smh. hopefully others will clutch up tho!
Update 3: Was stressing about Duke for a while but UMD OUTTA NOWHERE so thankful
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by use_rust » Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:22 pm

kkk23 wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:13 pm
use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:46 am
xbq22 wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:06 am


What does mean? Is it an acceptance? I applied to UPenn as well but have heard nothing from them.
Sounds like it. Or at least a very good chance.
I received an invitation to open house from UPenn too. I don't know whether this means an unofficial offer because I saw on GradCafe that someone were invited to UPenn open house and waitlisted afterwards... So, is this open house in fact an interview?
They said it's part of the admissions process, but I think that maybe the person got unlucky. I guess I'll see if it serves as an interview.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by math.magician » Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:53 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:12 pm

Were you admitted on December 30th like some other people or were you admitted later?
dec 30

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by xbq22 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:35 pm

inhyak wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:22 pm
Undergrad Institution: Top Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.82
Math GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Male Asian Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't Take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 720 (60%) [Only submitted if required]

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: 2 Projects during the school year and 1 REU. One paper and conference to show for it
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special - Deans List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 20 Hours Tutor a week, Grader for 2 years
Math Courses Taken: Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations (Graduate Level), Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis (Graduate Level), Probability/Statistics, Machine Learning (Graduate Level), Networks, Optimization (Graduate Level)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: B-/B+ in Linear Algebra and B- in Diff Geo.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
UCLA - Pending
NYU - Pending
University of Washington - Pending
University of Michigan - Pending
Cornell - Pending
Duke - Interview (January 12)
Georgia Tech - Pending

Reach/Match?
Maryland - Pending
Northwestern - Pending
Boston University - Pending
Purdue - Pending
University of Utah - Pending
Penn State - Pending

Match/Safety?
ASU - Pending
UNC - Pending
UCI - Pending

Notes
Definitely should have tried more on the mGRE. I also have no idea what is a reach match and safety at this point so kinda arbitrarily dumped them into buckets. Hope to get into mathematical modeling with ODEs or Networks
Is the interview usually apart of Duke's admissions process? If I didn't receive something from duke today does that mean I've effectively been rejected?

Kaleiss
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Kaleiss » Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:15 pm

xbq22 wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:35 pm
inhyak wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:22 pm
Undergrad Institution: Top Large Public University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.82
Math GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Male Asian Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't Take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 720 (60%) [Only submitted if required]

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics

Research Experience: 2 Projects during the school year and 1 REU. One paper and conference to show for it
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing special - Deans List
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 20 Hours Tutor a week, Grader for 2 years
Math Courses Taken: Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations (Graduate Level), Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis (Graduate Level), Probability/Statistics, Machine Learning (Graduate Level), Networks, Optimization (Graduate Level)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: B-/B+ in Linear Algebra and B- in Diff Geo.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
UCLA - Pending
NYU - Pending
University of Washington - Pending
University of Michigan - Pending
Cornell - Pending
Duke - Interview (January 12)
Georgia Tech - Pending

Reach/Match?
Maryland - Pending
Northwestern - Pending
Boston University - Pending
Purdue - Pending
University of Utah - Pending
Penn State - Pending

Match/Safety?
ASU - Pending
UNC - Pending
UCI - Pending

Notes
Definitely should have tried more on the mGRE. I also have no idea what is a reach match and safety at this point so kinda arbitrarily dumped them into buckets. Hope to get into mathematical modeling with ODEs or Networks
Is the interview usually apart of Duke's admissions process? If I didn't receive something from duke today does that mean I've effectively been rejected?
According to previous records, everyone who was directly admitted ( without getting into a waitlist) had an interview. However interview is not necessary for a place in waitlist. Also it seems that interview invitations were not sent out in a single day, so you could wait for another couple of days.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by anonymous_analyst » Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:02 am

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Good luck to everyone!
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