2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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AGrothendieck
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2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Math GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

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

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

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

[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Math Courses Taken:[/b] (Such as abstract algebra, advanced calculus)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]

[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u] - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
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AGrothendieck
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Might as well put this up.

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

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

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

Research Experience: Not really research per se but did a project on Leray-Hopf solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations as part of my undergrad (not original, more of a survey). Hoping to do Part III essay in functional analysis.
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
Princeton - submitted 26/11

Non Super-Reach
UIUC - submitted 26/11
Purdue - submitted 26/11
UW Madison - submitted 26/11
Texas A&M - submitted 26/11
Virginia - not yet submitted
Washington University St. Louis - submitted 27/11
Indiana University Bloomington - not yet submitted

UK options
Rough order of preference
(I will cross these off if profs say no or funding problems arise)
Oxford - not yet submitted
Glasgow - not yet submitted
Lancaster - not yet submitted
Leeds - not yet submitted
KCL - not yet submitted
Nottingham - not yet submitted
Newcastle - not yet submitted

I might throw in an application for Cambridge last minute but I doubt it'll go anywhere.
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math.magician
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (95%)
V: 161 (87%)
W: 4.5 (79%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 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. (Taking this year) advanced calculus 1-2, intro to topology, algebraic topology.
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
Duke -
UIUC -
Michigan -
Wisconsin Madison -
Minnesota -
Washington -
Penn State -
Ohio State -
Indiana Bloomington -
UC Santa Barbara -
UC Irvine -
UIC -
UC Davis -

Safeties
Florida State -
NC State -
Iowa -

2022-11-22 everything submitted
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yfxkele
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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

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

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

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

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

Research Experience: one REU program in Commutative Algebra which resulted in a 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 19 planned 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
MIT
reach
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Washington
UIUC
Purdue
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Cornell
University of Texas at Austin
Notre Dame
match
University of Utah
Ohio State University
University of Massachusetts
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 Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)

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

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

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


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

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


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

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

Comments/Notes: Second time around! Back to back applications are tiring me haha. I had a few offers last year, pursued the masters for personal reasons. Stars on UChicago and UC Berkeley since I'm not sure about those yet, too analytical for my profile to stand a chance I believe. Star on Stanford since that would be an internal petition rather than a normal cycle application (would be initiated in March 2023).

Applying to Where:
Rice- CMOR PhD /
MIT - CCSE PhD /
NYU- Courant PhD /
Caltech - CMS PhD /
*Stanford- ICME PhD /
UT Austin- CSEM PhD /
*UChicago - CCAM PhD /
*UC Berkeley - Math PhD /
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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:
Hoping I don't need it, will take later if necessary.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 830 (81%)


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: Waiting for some feedback from my bachelor's essay advisor to figure out more places
UVA
Rutgers
UW Madison
UIUC
NC State
UNC Chapel Hill

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
Umich
Northwestern
Brown
Duke
UCLA
JHU
UCSD
Stony brook
Utah
Rice
PSU
MSU
Umass
NEU
Canada
UBC
Europe
BMS
FMJH
PGSM
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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
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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 safeties)
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
Princeton
Stanford
UC Berkeley
UChicago
Caltech
University of Michigan
Cornell
Yale
Brown

Reach:
Duke
UPenn
Carnegie Mellon
Georgia Tech
Johns Hopkins
UIUC

Match/safety:
Rutgers
Ohio State
Purdue
University of Virginia
CUNY Graduate Center
Boston University
Dartmouth
Emory
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logicalarmchair
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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
Duke -
UIUC -
UW Madison - Submitted 11/29
UMN Twin Cities -
MIT - Submitted 11/29
UMich Ann Arbor -
Carnegie Mellon -
Notre Dame -
IU Bloomington -

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
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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
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
Minnesota - submitted nov 16
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GLPHDAPP
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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:
Stanford - Computational and Mathematical Engineering
MIT - Computational Science and Engineering

UT Austin - Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
New York University - Mathematics
UC Berkeley - Applied Math
Carnegie Mellon University - Mathematical Sciences
Florida State University - Computational Science

University of Utah - Applied Math
Ohio State University - Applied Math
University of Maryland - Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
UW Madison - Applied Math

Southern Methodist University - Computational and Applied Math
UC Santa Cruz - Applied Math
Arizona State University - Applied Math
University of Arizona - Applied Math

I didn't include some info due to privacy reasons. I welcome anyone who are applying to similar programs 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
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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: 31
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



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