2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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FieldsMedalist
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by FieldsMedalist » Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:38 am

Kaleiss wrote:
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.
Are applied and pure math treated the same?

Kaleiss
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Kaleiss » Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:08 pm

FieldsMedalist wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:38 am
Kaleiss wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:15 pm
xbq22 wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:35 pm


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.
Are applied and pure math treated the same?
They are in the same department, so I think so.

yyh214
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by yyh214 » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:01 am

Undergrad Institution: Australia top eight
Major(s): Mathematics, Data Science
GPA: 4.00/4.00
Math GPA: 4.00/4.00
Type of Student: Asian International Male

GRE Revised General Test: Bad result, didn't send out
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A

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

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Completed two research projects and my undergraduate thesis with a professor at my home institution on low-dimensional topology, which resulted in a joint preprint with my supervisor. Also did another research project on representation theory.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: several university and departmental scholarships based on academic merit.

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA on first-year linear algebra.

Math Courses Taken: Riemannian geometry, algebraic topology, representation theory, functional analysis.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I did research with two of my letter writers and one of them knew me very well. I mentioned In my SoP that I have a very explicit research interest in low-dimensional topology and most schools I applied to have experts in this field. Perfect marks in all math courses I did.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: None.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

With no particular order:
UC Berkeley -
Yale - Waitlist 1/20
UMich -
UMN - Accepted 2/2
Rutgers-
Rice -
UT Austin -
Oxford - Interviewed 2/2
Cambridge Part III -
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macmath7
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by macmath7 » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:24 pm

Undergrad Institution: Small Catholic Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s): Italian
GPA: 3.82/4.00
Math GPA:
Type of Student: White Domestic Female (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)

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

Research Experience: Participated in an REU between my sophomore and junior year, did not result in a paper or publication, however my work is being used in further research. Also did research with a professor at my university on group structure on elliptic curves
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Member and officer of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, received one of the highest degree scholarships from my school. Dean's list every semester except my first (college started off tough).
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Have tutored since sophomore year of high school and works as a tutor for all math classes at my institution in multiple places at the school.
Math Courses Taken: Calc 1, Calc 2, Calc 3, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra 1, Abstract Algebra 2, Complex Analysis, Geometric Algebra, Differential Geometry, Applied Math, Proof writing course, as well as other independent study classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm a woman so hopefully that will help me a bit.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I didn't get great grades in a few of my classes due to some extenuating circumstances. Some of that is going to be addressed in my applications.

Applying to Where:

Tufts-Applied
Harvard-Applied
Brown-Applied
UCONN-Applied
BC
WPI
UVM-Applied
Brandeis-Applied
UMASS-Applied
UNH

wjvr46
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by wjvr46 » Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state US
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.67
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: White, International, Male
Program Applying: Pure Math: Analysis

Research Experience: Currently working with a professor on PDEs, and software engineering internship in sophomore year

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Few scholarships, dean's list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Linear Algebra and tutors
Math Courses Taken: Graduate Level courses: Real Analysis, and Topology.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good recommendation letters.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - Rice
School - OSU
School - Texas AM
School - UT Austin
School - UVA
School - Vanderbilt
School - Tennessee
School - Florida (Accepted 02/03)
School - Notre Dame
School - Houston
School - Kentucky
School - Alabama
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juggler13
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by juggler13 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 50 (U.S), private. Top 75 in math.
Graduate Institution 1 (Masters): Top 50 in math (U.S)
Graduate Institution 2 (1 course so far): Top 50 in math (U.S)
Graduate Institution 3 (1 course so far): Top 10 in math (U.S)
Major(s): BS in Mathematics
Major(s): MS in Mathematics

Undergraduate GPA: 3.81/4.0
Undergraduate math GPA:3.97/4.0
Graduate Institution 1 GPA :3.17/4.0 (this includes 2 Fs. This is explained in SOP)
Graduate Institution 2 GPA :4.0/4.0
Graduate Institution 3 GPA :4.33/4.0
Type of Student:Domestic, Male (white)


GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (73%)
V: 158 (78%)
W: 4.x0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: None
M: 780 (72%)

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

Program Applying: Pure Math (Interest in Number Theory)

Research Experience: Wrote 25 page research paper in representation theory on Brauer-Fowler theorem. Not original research, but equivalent to a masters thesis. Did REU as undergraduate, no publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Highest Distinction in Mathematics (undergraduate). Cum Laude, Deans List all semesters (undergraduate)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Adjunct math professor at local 4 year college for 2.5 years. Taught statistics, probability (with calculus), calculus 1 and 2 for math majors. Currently teaching Statistics and Calc 1 with applications. Also have 4+ years of tutoring work with company (for SAT, homework help, etc). Graduate teaching assistant for over 3 years. TA for abstract algebra, calc 1, calc 2. Grader for linear algebra, differential equations. Abstract algebra TA as an undergraduate.
Math Courses Taken: Graduate level: Abstract algebra, commutative algebra, algebraic number theory, linear algebra, representation theory, measure theory, complex analysis, topology, algebraic topology, logic. Undergraduate Level: Set theory, differential geometry, combinatorics, probability.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Passed 5 qualifying exams (1 more than necessary) while in previous PhD program. These are in algebra, linear algebra, topology, real analysis, complex analysis. I also have a solid programming/computer science background (python, java, machine learning, algorithms, data structures, theory of computation). Also, I have taken 2 graduate classes (and am currently enrolled in two for the spring) as a non-degree student at solid math universities (one top 10 school). Got A+s in both classes during the fall and got recommendation letters from these professors. Both should be very strong, however, the professor in one of the classes did not read my 25 page research paper for his class (minimum requirement was 5 pages, but I went above and beyond). I believe he at least scanned through it though (and I got a perfect score from the TA grader). I also have a recommendation from chair of the department at the local college where I teach.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I was in a PhD program for 3.5 years, but despite having a successful first two years, completing all qualifying exams, because of personal issues (mental health related), I quit with my masters, failing 2 courses in my last year. (stopped going to class). In my SOP I address this (I don't mention the mental health aspect). I talk about how I've grown personally in the last 6 years. I got rejected from all 18 schools applied to last year. But this is before my new classes and recommendations. I've also improved by SOP substantially (I believe by not going into the mental health details). I also did the Gres, and used this for some schools, though I don't know how much this will help (hopefully not hurt).



Applying to Where:

Top 20 (as seen in U.S news rankings)

U Michigan - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UT Austin - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Cornell - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Brown - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UPenn - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UW Madison - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Duke - pure math / Submitted by deadline

Top 40

UC San Diego - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Rutgers - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Johns Hopkins - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U Maryland - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UI Chicago - pure math / 1/28- Email from Graduate Director on whether I'm still interested and if I have updates
U of Virginia - pure math / Submitted by deadline

Top 70

Boston U - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Georgia - pure math / Submitted by deadline
CUNY Grad School - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Arizona - pure math / Submitted by deadline
U of Mass Amherst - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Emory - pure math / Submitted by deadline
Boston College - pure math / Submitted by deadline
UConn - pure math / Submitted by deadline
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Scholar
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Scholar » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:39 pm

*Will update with personal information once the admission cycle is over*
In order of date submitted (all pure math PhD):
UChicago - Admitted on 1/3!
Columbia -
Stanford -
Harvard - Rejected on 1/27
MIT -
Yale - Rejected on 1/20
UC Berkeley -
Caltech - Admitted on 1/31!
Princeton - Rejected on 2/3
UMich -
UCLA -
NYU -
Brown -
UPenn - Invited to open house on 1/10
Northwestern -
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sigmaalgebra272
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by sigmaalgebra272 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:58 pm

Please note that my background is rather non-traditional, and the information below may be of limited use for someone trying to apply to certain programs through the traditional route. It may be of more use to someone curious about potential pathways into graduate school in mathematics and/or statistics. Good luck to everyone!

Undergrad Institution: Top 50 university overall in USNWR
Graduate Institution: Harvard Law School
Major(s): Mathematics (Undergraduate); Empirical Legal Studies/Criminal Law/International Law/Human Rights Law (Harvard Law School doesn't have "majors" but these were some topics that I focused on, the first two being the most prevalent)
Minor(s): Political Science (undergraduate)
GPA: 3.894 (Undergraduate); Harvard Law School does not have traditional grades so no GPA is available.
Math GPA: N/A
Type of Student: Domestic Male Minority, USA; FGLI

GRE Revised General Test: Not taken.

Program Applying: Mathematical Statistics; PhD

Research Experience: Published some theorems in a single-authored paper in a refereed statistics journal last year; another preprint on high dimensional CLTs available on Arxiv. Various projects in Empirical Legal Research. Giving a talk next month in statistics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Fulbright Scholar + funding from Harvard for various research projects in quantitative legal research.
Math Courses Taken: The usual real analysis fare (Rudin + Folland) and linear algebra; handful of stats courses including Causal Inference.

The list below is not exhaustive, will update as application season progresses.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Cambridge – Mathematical Statistics (PhD) / Interview invite on January 13; interview on January 18.
MIT - Applied Mathematics
Harvard – Statistics
Berkeley – Statistics / Interview Invite January 18; interview scheduled for January 29.
Oxford – Statistics (DPhil) / Interview Invite January 20; interview scheduled for January 25.

bhw
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by bhw » Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:54 am

Undergrad: China-U.S. Joint-venture University (with Top 10 U.S. degree)
Major(s): Mathematics (technically Applied Mathematics and Compuational Sciences/Math)
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Type of Student: International Asian Male

GRE General Test: 158(V) + 168(Q) + 4.0(W)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: not contributive, since I signed up once for fun at the beginning, without wny revision and even finished learning abstract algebra. When I can actually prepare myself for it, Covid policy prevented me from it. :oops:

Program Applying: (Applied) Math Ph.D. :D

Academic Experience: :)
  • 1 experience starts from sophomore summer til now, on Machine Learning in Dynamical Systems, or specifically, Reservoir Computing (in case anybody know that) (One Recommendation Letter by Supervisor)
  • Read PDE by Evans and Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces, and PDE by Brezis under Professor's supervision (Another Recommendation Letter by Supervisor)
  • Several Independent Studies & Seminars, on topics like Fourier Analysis, Axiomatic Set Theory (Supervised by the PDE reading Professor)
  • Attended Differential Geometry Summer School by BICMR (Peking University)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: :o
  • Undergraduate Admission Full Scholarship (overs all tuition fee)
  • National Encouragement Scholarship
  • Summer Research Scholarship
  • Dean's list (with Distinction) for almost all semesters
  • Outstanding Peer Tutor
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: :wink:
  • Peer tutor of 7 courses ranging from Single Variable Calculus to Real Analysis
  • Teaching Assistant for 4 Calculus Series courses
  • Student Assistant at the Math Center of the School, help organize activities
Any Miscellaneous Points:
Only one offical Graduate-level course on Measure-based Stochastic Calculus (in a semester when I was visiting :oops: ), since my undergrad institution does not offer PhD courses. Some courses are actually taught in a PhD level like Measure Theory (to Abstract Measure, Radon-Nikodym, Fubini's Theorem)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: To be added :?

Applying to where

Reach
Brown Applied Math
UChicago CAM
Cornell CAM
UPenn AMCS
CMU Math -> 01/14 a previously contacted Prof emailed me and said I am high on the short list and confirmed my interest :D :D :D -> 01/25 Admitted !!!!!!!!! (highly likely to attend)
Northwestern ESAM
UT Austin CSEM
UMich AIM

Little Reach
UCSB
UMD AMSC
UMN
GaTech CES -> 1/27 Admitted
UW Madison

Match
Purdue
UCI
USC -> 1/30 Admitted
Dartmouth

Safe
Boston U

Feel free to chat with me if you find anything wish to discuss, I am happy for social : )

$$$$
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smuth
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math gre apr 2023

Post by smuth » Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:51 pm

Does anyone know if there is a math gre april 2023 in the LA area? Nothing shows up on the ETS site - when I try to schedule it? Does it open up later on for the April test?

Thanks
Savitha

use_rust
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by use_rust » Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:50 pm

use_rust wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am
Received an offer to attend an open house at UPenn (Math Ph.D.) - January 10, 2023
Accepted to UCLA - January 22, 2023

mdmetcal
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mdmetcal » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:38 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top Public Liberal Arts School
Major(s): Applied Mathematics, Computational Physics
Minor(s):
GPA: Before Transfer: 3.99 :) , After Transfer: 3.45 :( (Combined GPA is 3.63)
Math GPA: ~3.5?
Type of Student: USA Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (~75%) :oops:
V: 155 (~65%)
W: 4.0 (~55%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Did not take

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Applied Mathematics/Mathematics

Research Experience: No research but did an internship where I worked in the data department of an airplane repair company. Had research lined up for last year but professor ghosted me :evil:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for 3 years, TA for a year
Math Courses Taken: Core math classes and a variety of applied math classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One recommender is a known mathematician.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Pretty sick personal statement IMO :twisted:

Applying to Where:
UNC Chapel Hill - Ph.D. Mathematics (Applied)
NC State - Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (Applied)
Georgia Tech - Ph.D. C.S.E (Applied)
Virginia Tech - Ph.D. Mathematics (Waiting to apply)
UMD College Park - Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (Applied)
Penn State - Ph.D. Mathematics (Applied)
University of Waterloo - M.A. Quantum Information (Applied)

Let me know what ya'll think of my odds

frakslluvr
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by frakslluvr » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:30 pm

Not sure how meaningful the categories of reach/match/safety are, but here's where I'm applying (all pure math PhD)

Reach
MIT - submitted
Chicago - rejected 1/13
Stanford - submitted

Reach/Match
University of Michigan - submitted
Brown - submitted
Northwestern - rejected 1/26
Duke - invited to interview 1/12
University of Minnesota - submitted
UPenn - invited to open house 1/10
John Hopkins - waitlisted 2/3
University of Washignton - accepted 2/3
Ohio State - submitted

Safety
Boston University - submitted
Brandeis - submitted
Emory - submitted
Boston College - submitted
Temple - submitted
Tufts - invited to interview 1/18
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DOCTORFM
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by DOCTORFM » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:27 pm

Undergraduate: Top 5 Canadian University
GPA : 3.9/4.0
Masters: Same institution
GPA : 4.0/4.0

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics

Research Experience: One solo publication done during my undergraduate. A joint paper with my supervisor will soon be submitted to the arxiv, and a couple more solo papers are being prepared for submission to the arxiv.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A few dozen scholarships/awards at the department, university, and national levels.

Applying to Where:
M.I.T. - Accepted Feb. 3rd
Princeton - Rejected Feb. 3rd
Rutgers - Submitted Dec. 14th
Cambridge - Submitted Dec. 15th
Oxford - Invited to interview Jan. 23rd, attended on Feb. 1st
University of Toronto - Submitted Dec. 4th
McGill University - Submitted Dec. 15th
Current University - Submitted Dec. 15h

Personal information is not given due to privacy concerns. Good luck everybody :D .
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FieldsMedalist
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by FieldsMedalist » Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm

There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.

Jeansmm
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Jeansmm » Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:29 pm

Undergrad Institution: U.S. liberal arts school not known for math
Major(s): Math and Computer Science
GPA: 3.91/4.0
Math GPA: 3.98/4.0
Type of Student: Domestic male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (96%)
V: 155 (66%)
W: 4.0 (54%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Not Submitted

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Spent one year working in a data mining lab which resulted in a publication. Also did a REU over the summer in PDEs.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored a Data Structures class. Also spent a semester working as a grader in the math department, and have volunteered for an organization that provides free math tutoring to high school students who can't afford math tutors.
Math Courses Taken: Calculus 1-4, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Probability, Statistics, Differential Equations, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Complex Analysis, Number Theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommenders have strong connections at Michigan, Pittsburgh, and MIT
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A

Applying to Where: (all pure math PhDs)
Ohio State
Northeastern
University of Michigan
MIT
Dartmouth - Rejected 2/6
NYU
CUNY
Stony Brook
Boston University
University of Pittsburgh
Brandeis
Boston College

I'm also applying for masters programs at Northeastern and NYU just in case I don't get into any PhD programs

Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Stupid
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Stupid » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:14 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top university outside US
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.8+/4.0
Math GPA: 3.9+/4.0
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170
V: 160+
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Not taking and not required.

TOEFL Score: 105+

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: No research experience. :(
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMO Gold. Some scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: No.
Math Courses Taken: Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Several topic courses on number theory and algebraic geometry (Etale Cohomology, p-adic Hodge, etc), Lie groups...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several talks on graduate seminars and workshops.

Applying to Where: (all pure math)
MIT - accepted 2/3
Stanford - accepted 2/3
Princeton - accepted 1/26
UChicago - accepted 1/3
UC Berkeley - withdrawn 2/3
Columbia - withdrawn 2/1
UMichigan - invited to interview 1/31, withdrawn 2/1
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Scholar
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Scholar » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:10 am

FieldsMedalist wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm
There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.
As someone said on last year's results thread:
"Some people just want to share how they have done, and where they are going with this community. We are all people celebrating each other and also working to get in. So the posts are not inherently about being helpful, I don't think. Gate's open come on in and all that."

As an applicant for fall 2023, I'm now less concerned with evaluating my chances of admission and more concerned with seeing when acceptances and interview invitations are being sent out. I imagine that, as has been done before, some people will update their posts with personal information once the application cycle is over.

LetMeIn2401
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:16 am

Completely useless. There is grad cafe for this.

FieldsMedalist
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by FieldsMedalist » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:05 am

Scholar wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:10 am
FieldsMedalist wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm
There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.
As someone said on last year's results thread:
"Some people just want to share how they have done, and where they are going with this community. We are all people celebrating each other and also working to get in. So the posts are not inherently about being helpful, I don't think. Gate's open come on in and all that."

As an applicant for fall 2023, I'm now less concerned with evaluating my chances of admission and more concerned with seeing when acceptances and interview invitations are being sent out. I imagine that, as has been done before, some people will update their posts with personal information once the application cycle is over.
I understand. But I think it's better to post these in the Sweat Thread or on GradCafe for instance. We can keep this topic more professional as to serve as a very important reference/data set, since you can't find these anywhere else on the internet. Anyways, best of luck for everyone!

asleep
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by asleep » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:15 pm

I understand it's nice to have context for other folks' backgrounds, but I mean the forum mostly serves to calm nerves about the decision timelines of universities due to the uncertainties of graduate programs' deadlines. Even with more details about our profiles, I don't really see how this is actionable information to folks applying or looking to apply, at this stage it's not like we are able to reorient our focuses or experiences in any meaningful form. Sure, it may help future applicants see which universities they should be targeting with their profile, but I mean I'm sure you can roughly get an idea of that with existing information on the site.

GLPHDAPP
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by GLPHDAPP » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pm

FieldsMedalist wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm
There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.
I can also make up information about myself and fake admission results, it would be even more detrimental for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to judge their chances if that's what they are looking for. I use this place mainly as a second gradcafe to see interview and decision dates of different schools for this and past years, a lot of the dates posted here are not available on Gradcafe. It's also a place to keep track of the dates of my own admission results.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by crepant » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:39 pm

asleep wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:15 pm
I understand it's nice to have context for other folks' backgrounds, but I mean the forum mostly serves to calm nerves about the decision timelines of universities due to the uncertainties of graduate programs' deadlines. Even with more details about our profiles, I don't really see how this is actionable information to folks applying or looking to apply, at this stage it's not like we are able to reorient our focuses or experiences in any meaningful form. Sure, it may help future applicants see which universities they should be targeting with their profile, but I mean I'm sure you can roughly get an idea of that with existing information on the site.
For me, the details about the profile did help me when I was applying or even before it, and I believe this is the purpose of this thread. You can calm nerves about the decision timelines in other threads, there are various threads in the forum.

LetMeIn2401
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:45 pm

GLPHDAPP wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pm
FieldsMedalist wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm
There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.
I can also make up information about myself and fake admission results, it would be even more detrimental for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to judge their chances if that's what they are looking for. I use this place mainly as a second gradcafe to see interview and decision dates of different schools for this and past years, a lot of the dates posted here are not available on Gradcafe. It's also a place to keep track of the dates of my own admission results.
Your argument makes no sense, if you fake admission results with a complete profile you can fake it without one too. If anything most trolls here are those that do not have a profile, just randomly posting dates and stuff. Use gradcafe or the sweat thread for this nonsense

mdmetcal
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by mdmetcal » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:34 pm

Can we stop arguing and filling this forum with useless bickering that won't serve future applicants?

LetMeIn2401
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:56 pm

This thread as it stands is quite useless. It was designed so people post their profiles and their results that way future applicants can decide if their profile is competitive for which schools. Not to be a place to put down when you got an interview invite or admission. Grad cafe and the sweat thread serve this (IMO pointless) purpose admirably.

GLPHDAPP
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by GLPHDAPP » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:19 pm

LetMeIn2401 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:45 pm
GLPHDAPP wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pm
FieldsMedalist wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pm
There are many people this year only posting admission results here without mentioning any useful applicant profile information. To be honest, this is meaningless. This forum should serve as a useful data for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to know there chances. If you are not going to tell us any information about yourself and how you got these results, then don't bother posting. We don't want to see a random list of universities with meaningless results beside them, and no further information. Any troll can do that. You can instead post these under the Sweat Thread topic, since they have no value here.
I can also make up information about myself and fake admission results, it would be even more detrimental for future (and current) Math PhD applicants to judge their chances if that's what they are looking for. I use this place mainly as a second gradcafe to see interview and decision dates of different schools for this and past years, a lot of the dates posted here are not available on Gradcafe. It's also a place to keep track of the dates of my own admission results.
Your argument makes no sense, if you fake admission results with a complete profile you can fake it without one too. If anything most trolls here are those that do not have a profile, just randomly posting dates and stuff. Use gradcafe or the sweat thread for this nonsense
How can it make no sense? If I'm a troll and only post fake admission dates, then people don't know my background and they will not judge their chances based on my post. If I fake my profile and say I got into Harvard with 0 research experience, it would mislead people and be more detrimental, wouldn't it? It doesn't make sense he said Any troll can do that, it's not like trolls can not make a fake profile.

I don't see many if not any trolls in this forum, who do you think is a troll here? It doesn't make sense to post decision/interview dates on sweat thread, this thread is called 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results.

For me, Scholar, and a lot of people, decision and interview dates are a lot more important than looking at more student profiles. I don't understand why so much hate. Admission dates are quite useful for future applicants to judge when they will receive the decisions, a lot of dates posted here are not on gradcafe and this forum has way less trolls than Gradcafe from my experience.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by veenzaan » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:08 pm

All of you who are ranting and arguing about whether or not some comments are useless for this forum - well your comments are equally useless and just crowding this post for no reason. And yes, I get the irony about this post too. Somehow I can't delete it now tho
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by newtonjeep » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:44 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 40 US university
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Data Science, Mech Engineering
GPA: 3.85/4.0
Math GPA: 3.9/4.0

Grad Institution: Same top 40 US university
Degree: MS Math
GPA: 3.95/4.0


Type of Student: Domestic, white, male

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

Program Applying: Pure math - focus on dynamical systems

Research Experience: REU (paper on arXiv, but not submitted anywhere), independent study (paper submitted and on arXiv, presented at US conference)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: internal department recognition
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Heavily involved in the department, both as undergrad and grad, with a focus on undergrad and D&I initiatives. Additionally, an undergrad course TA, tutor, and grader.
Math Courses Taken: all the usual + Undergrad: differential geometry, complex analysis, pdes, a few independent research capstones + Grad: first course in topology, algebra, & analysis + several readings courses.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Several faculty (non letter writers) have reached out to various schools on my behalf.

Have Applied to Where: (all pure math, arranged by deadline)
U Chicago - Rejected (Jan 13)
U Washington - Rejected (Feb 3)
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to graduate student weekend (Jan 24)
UIUC
Harvard - Rejected (Jan 27)
Dartmouth - Rejected (Feb 6)
U Minnesota
Cornell
UW Madison
U Michigan
U Penn
Northwestern - Rejected (Jan 28)
Stony Brook
UMass Amherst
NC State - First acceptance! (Jan 25)
Boston College

Edit: Didn't realize math would send reject letters on the weekend, but alas - so long, Northwestern.
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by inaicecream » Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:13 pm

Undergrad Institution: Tiny Private School In Pennsylvania
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Chemistry
GPA: 3.24
Math GPA: 3.75
Type of Student: African American Female

GRE Revised General Test: Did Not Take
​​GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did Not Take

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: I did my Undergraduate Research through my Capstone on the Mandelbrot Set and Julia Sets.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: In Two Honor Societies. One general and the other for Math and Science. I also received the Outstanding Student Leadership Award but I doubt they care about that.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutor Math to 3-12th graders.
Math Courses Taken: Calculus I and II, Multivariable Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Probability Theory, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Differential Equations (but I quite literally got a D), Geometry (About Euclidean Geometry), Programming (Python), Discrete Mathematics, Sets, Relations, and Functions, History of Mathematics, Number Theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I’m an African American Female. Also, one of my LOR is now a faculty member at one of the schools I’m applying to.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don’t know what else but I was very passionate on my SOP.

Applying to Where:
University of Pennsylvania - Mathematics, PhD, Invited to Open House on 1/13
Temple University - Mathematics, PhD
Drexel University - Mathematics, PhD
Bryn Mawr College - Mathematics, PhD
Lehigh University - Mathematics, PhD
University of Pittsburgh - Mathematics, PhD
Ohio State University - Mathematics, PhD
University of Virginia - Mathematics, PhD
Howard University - Mathematics, PhD Accepted on 1/30
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Alexander
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Alexander » Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:04 am

Got rejected from Colorado Boulder, upset for a (bit long) while.

Differential geometry, especially for Index theory and global analysis, is my favorite mathematics topic, and with all facilities in U.S., I just found CU Boulder has several professors who have the similar research interests and also that I may reach (for other top schools, I could not reach), so Boulder, in some sense, is an ideal place for me......

Good luck to we guys!

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kmiyazaki » Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:15 am

Alexander wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:04 am
Got rejected from Colorado Boulder, upset for a (bit long) while.

Differential geometry, especially for Index theory and global analysis, is my favorite mathematics topic, and with all facilities in U.S., I just found CU Boulder has several professors who have the similar research interests and also that I may reach (for other top schools, I could not reach), so Boulder, in some sense, is an ideal place for me......

Good luck to we guys!
How did you figure out the rejection from CU Boulder?

Alexander
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Alexander » Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:06 am

kmiyazaki wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:15 am
Alexander wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:04 am
Got rejected from Colorado Boulder, upset for a (bit long) while.

Differential geometry, especially for Index theory and global analysis, is my favorite mathematics topic, and with all facilities in U.S., I just found CU Boulder has several professors who have the similar research interests and also that I may reach (for other top schools, I could not reach), so Boulder, in some sense, is an ideal place for me......

Good luck to we guys!
How did you figure out the rejection from CU Boulder?
I received an email which reminded me to check my status, then it turns out it is a rejection letter.

If you had not received such an email yet, then maybe I shall say ''congratulation'' to you.

veenzaan
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by veenzaan » Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:43 am

logicalarmchair wrote:
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:
Hey, how did you hear from UIUC? Is it like an unofficial acceptance? I haven't seen anyone else get a decision from UIUC, here or in GradCafe.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by logicalarmchair » Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:46 am

veenzaan wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:43 am
logicalarmchair wrote:
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:
Hey, how did you hear from UIUC? Is it like an unofficial acceptance? I haven't seen anyone else get a decision from UIUC, here or in GradCafe.
It's an official acceptance. I received an email with a link to my decision letter in the portal.

username
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by username » Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:47 am

Undergrad Institution: Foreign (ranked 701-750)
Major(s): Computer Engineering, Mathematics
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test: NA
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 830 (81%)

TOEFL Score: 102 (R29/L29/S23/W24)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: One in commutative algebra, took a year, and resulted in a preprint. One in arithmetic statistics, over the summer, presented at a workshop. One in arithmetic geometry, for a year, barely original, mostly learning.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: High honors, expected.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for a CS course, undergrad assistant for a grad Math course.
Math Courses Taken: Abstract algebra, advanced calculus, ODE, topology, complex analysis, elliptic curves, plane algebraic curves, and algebraic number theory. Audited algebraic curves, grad algebra I & II, and grad algebraic geometry I & II.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Couple of connections here or there, but so far did not seem significant.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am pretty close with my recommenders, so I expect the letters will work well with my SOP.

Applying to Where: On January 31:
Cambridge (Part III) -
Michigan -
Toronto (Ph.D.) -
UPenn -
Cornell -
Brown -
Wisconsin-Madison -
Duke -
UIUC -
Bristol (Ph.D.) -
Northwestern - Rejected
Maryland -
Penn State -
Ohio State -
Boston -
BMS (Phase I) - Rejected
Georgia -
Dartmouth -
Emory -

Kaleiss
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Kaleiss » Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:58 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large Public good for math
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.89/4
Major(s): Math
Type of Student: International Male
GREs: Didn't take

Program Applying: Pure Mathematics with an interest in algebraic geometry, especially in enumerative geometry and derived cat of varieties.

Research Experience: Three direct readings in advanced topics. No REU (rejected by all I applied). Self-motivated research in algebraic geometry resulted in two in-preparation papers (submit an almost complete one).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One scholarship.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course Assistant for abstract algebra x 2, Peer Mentor in low level courses x 3, Grader in algebraic topology.
Important Courses Taken: 11 Grad courses before graduation.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Emailed 3 professors and received 2 responses like "recommended you to our committee." My advisor introduced me to several his collogues. At least two very strong letters

Applying to Where:
Reach:
MIT - Math PhD / Submitted
UCB - Math PhD / Submitted
Princeton - Math PhD/ Rejected 2/3
UChicago - Math PhD/ Rejected 1/13
Caltech - Math PhD / Admitted 1/31

Match:
Umich - Math PhD / Submitted Invited to Interview 2/1
Brown - Math PhD / Submitted
Cornell - Math PhD /Submitted
Northwestern - Math PhD / Submitted
Duke - Math PhD / Invited to Interview 1/12

Plan to Withdrawn:
Madison - Math PhD
UCSD - Math PhD
UIUC - Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
UMN - Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
JHU - Math PhD
USC - Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
Purdue - Math PhD
Hope this will help some guys :D
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Isthisacamera » Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:48 pm

Yuqiao wrote:
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
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
Did you receive an email from Maryland?

Yuqiao
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Yuqiao » Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:33 pm

Isthisacamera wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:48 pm
Yuqiao wrote:
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
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
Did you receive an email from Maryland?
Yes, an email with offer letter.

kkk23
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kkk23 » Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pm

ZrZhao wrote:
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?)
UCSD
Stony brook
Utah
Rice
UIC (1/28 an email from UIC graduate directors)
MSU
Europe
BMS ---(1/20 interview)
FMJH
PGSM
IP Paris
What did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?

ZrZhao
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 05, 2022 7:33 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ZrZhao » Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:10 pm

kkk23 wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pm
ZrZhao wrote:
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?)
UCSD
Stony brook
Utah
Rice
UIC (1/28 an email from UIC graduate directors)
MSU
Europe
BMS ---(1/20 interview)
FMJH
PGSM
IP Paris
What did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?
Not really, a professor (my potential advisor) just asked me some about backgrounds and some details of my REU.

newtonjeep
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:21 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by newtonjeep » Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:58 pm

ZrZhao wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:10 pm
kkk23 wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pm
ZrZhao wrote:
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?)
UCSD
Stony brook
Utah
Rice
UIC (1/28 an email from UIC graduate directors)
MSU
Europe
BMS ---(1/20 interview)
FMJH
PGSM
IP Paris
What did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?
Not really, a professor (my potential advisor) just asked me some about backgrounds and some details of my REU.
Any indication as to how many they were interviewing?

ZrZhao
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 05, 2022 7:33 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ZrZhao » Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:33 am

newtonjeep wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:58 pm
ZrZhao wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:10 pm
kkk23 wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pm


What did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?
Not really, a professor (my potential advisor) just asked me some about backgrounds and some details of my REU.
Any indication as to how many they were interviewing?
Indeed, I don't know. I just know 2 persons including me were asked to join in an interview.

Owe-Range
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Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:38 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Owe-Range » Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:24 am

Scholar wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:39 pm
*Will update with personal information once the admission cycle is over*
In order of date submitted (all pure math PhD):
UChicago - Admitted on 1/3!
Columbia -
Stanford -
Harvard - Rejected on 1/27
MIT -
Yale - Rejected on 1/20
UC Berkeley -
Caltech - Admitted on 1/31!
Princeton -
UMich -
UCLA -
NYU -
Brown -
UPenn - Invited to open house on 1/10
Northwestern -
Your admission to Caltech. Was it by email or portal update?

Kaleiss
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:11 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Kaleiss » Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:14 am

Owe-Range wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:24 am
Scholar wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:39 pm
*Will update with personal information once the admission cycle is over*
In order of date submitted (all pure math PhD):
UChicago - Admitted on 1/3!
Columbia -
Stanford -
Harvard - Rejected on 1/27
MIT -
Yale - Rejected on 1/20
UC Berkeley -
Caltech - Admitted on 1/31!
Princeton -
UMich -
UCLA -
NYU -
Brown -
UPenn - Invited to open house on 1/10
Northwestern -
Your admission to Caltech. Was it by email or portal update?
Both.

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

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by rrust19 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:47 am

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kkk23
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Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:10 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by kkk23 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:38 am

frakslluvr wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:30 pm
Not sure how meaningful the categories of reach/match/safety are, but here's where I'm applying (all pure math PhD)

Reach
MIT - submitted
Chicago - rejected 1/13
Stanford - submitted

Reach/Match
University of Michigan - submitted
Brown - submitted
Northwestern - rejected 1/26
Duke - invited to interview 1/12
University of Minnesota - submitted
UPenn - invited to open house 1/10
John Hopkins - waitlisted 2/3
University of Washignton - accepted 2/3
Ohio State - submitted

Safety
Boston University - submitted
Brandeis - submitted
Emory - submitted
Boston College - submitted
Temple - submitted
Tufts - invited to interview 1/18
Hi, how did you know waitlisted by Johns Hopkins? Did they email you?

frakslluvr
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:28 pm

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by frakslluvr » Sat Feb 04, 2023 5:51 pm

kkk23 wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:38 am
frakslluvr wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:30 pm
Not sure how meaningful the categories of reach/match/safety are, but here's where I'm applying (all pure math PhD)

Reach
MIT - submitted
Chicago - rejected 1/13
Stanford - submitted

Reach/Match
University of Michigan - submitted
Brown - submitted
Northwestern - rejected 1/26
Duke - invited to interview 1/12
University of Minnesota - submitted
UPenn - invited to open house 1/10
John Hopkins - waitlisted 2/3
University of Washignton - accepted 2/3
Ohio State - submitted

Safety
Boston University - submitted
Brandeis - submitted
Emory - submitted
Boston College - submitted
Temple - submitted
Tufts - invited to interview 1/18
Hi, how did you know waitlisted by Johns Hopkins? Did they email you?
yeah they emailed me

veenzaan
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:59 am

Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by veenzaan » Mon Feb 06, 2023 12:32 pm

wjvr46 wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:39 pm
Undergrad Institution: Big state US
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.67
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: White, International, Male
Program Applying: Pure Math: Analysis

Research Experience: Currently working with a professor on PDEs, and software engineering internship in sophomore year

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Few scholarships, dean's list.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Linear Algebra and tutors
Math Courses Taken: Graduate Level courses: Real Analysis, and Topology.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good recommendation letters.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
School - Rice
School - OSU
School - Texas AM
School - UT Austin
School - UVA
School - Vanderbilt
School - Tennessee
School - Florida (Accepted 02/03)
School - Notre Dame
School - Houston
School - Kentucky
School - Alabama
Hi, is the acceptance from University of Florida (Gainesville) or Florida State University (Tallahassee)? Congratulations!



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