Are applied and pure math treated the same?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:15 pmAccording 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.xbq22 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:35 pmIs 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?inhyak wrote: ↑Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:22 pmUndergrad 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
2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
They are in the same department, so I think so.FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:38 amAre applied and pure math treated the same?Kaleiss wrote: ↑Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:15 pmAccording 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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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 lowdimensional 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 firstyear 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 lowdimensional 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  Rejected 2/13
Yale  Waitlist 1/20
UMich  Rejected 3/21
UMN  Accepted 2/2
Rutgers Unofficially Accepted 2/10, Officially Accepted 2/13
Rice  Rejected 3/16
UT Austin 
Oxford  Interviewed 2/2 Rejected 3/12
Cambridge Part III  Accepted without funding 2/25
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 lowdimensional 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 firstyear 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 lowdimensional 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  Rejected 2/13
Yale  Waitlist 1/20
UMich  Rejected 3/21
UMN  Accepted 2/2
Rutgers Unofficially Accepted 2/10, Officially Accepted 2/13
Rice  Rejected 3/16
UT Austin 
Oxford  Interviewed 2/2 Rejected 3/12
Cambridge Part III  Accepted without funding 2/25
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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:
TuftsApplied
HarvardApplied
BrownApplied
UCONNApplied
BC
WPI
UVMApplied
BrandeisApplied
UMASSApplied
UNH
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:
TuftsApplied
HarvardApplied
BrownApplied
UCONNApplied
BC
WPI
UVMApplied
BrandeisApplied
UMASSApplied
UNH
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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
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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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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 BrauerFowler 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 nondegree 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 / 3/17  Denied
UT Austin  pure math / Submitted by deadline
Cornell  pure math / 3/15 (email inquiry)  Denied
Brown  pure math / 2/9  Denied
UPenn  pure math / pure math / 3/27  Denied
UW Madison  pure math / 2/20  Denied
Duke  pure math / 3/17  Denied
Top 40
UC San Diego  pure math / pure math / 3/28  Denied
Rutgers  pure math / 3/13 (email inquiry)  Denied
Johns Hopkins  pure math / 2/8  Denied
U Maryland  pure math / Submitted by deadline
UIC  pure math / 3/1 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
U of Virginia  pure math / 3/7  Denied
Top 70
Boston U  pure math / 3/1  Denied
U of Georgia  pure math / 3/21 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
CUNY Grad School  pure math / 3/10  Accepted!
U of Arizona  pure math / 3/16  Interview  waitlisted
U of Mass Amherst  pure math / 3/15 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
Emory  pure math / 2/13  Denied
Boston College  pure math / 3/10  Denied
UConn  pure math / 2/22  Denied
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 BrauerFowler 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 nondegree 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 / 3/17  Denied
UT Austin  pure math / Submitted by deadline
Cornell  pure math / 3/15 (email inquiry)  Denied
Brown  pure math / 2/9  Denied
UPenn  pure math / pure math / 3/27  Denied
UW Madison  pure math / 2/20  Denied
Duke  pure math / 3/17  Denied
Top 40
UC San Diego  pure math / pure math / 3/28  Denied
Rutgers  pure math / 3/13 (email inquiry)  Denied
Johns Hopkins  pure math / 2/8  Denied
U Maryland  pure math / Submitted by deadline
UIC  pure math / 3/1 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
U of Virginia  pure math / 3/7  Denied
Top 70
Boston U  pure math / 3/1  Denied
U of Georgia  pure math / 3/21 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
CUNY Grad School  pure math / 3/10  Accepted!
U of Arizona  pure math / 3/16  Interview  waitlisted
U of Mass Amherst  pure math / 3/15 (email inquiry)  Waitlisted
Emory  pure math / 2/13  Denied
Boston College  pure math / 3/10  Denied
UConn  pure math / 2/22  Denied
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Top 25 large private, not particularly known for math
Major(s): Pure mathematics
Minor(s): Computer science
GPA: 3.9+
Math GPA: 3.9+
Type of Student: Domestic male minority
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Only submitted to places marked with a *
M: 820 (79%)
Program Applying: All pure math Ph.D.
Research Experience: Two summer fellowships at top 10 math institutions, two semesterlong independent studies, some selfmotivated research during the academic year, and one mathrelated internship. Resulted in a presentation and I'm currently working toward publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Big departmental awards, merit scholarships, a few national award nominations, some research grants/fellowships, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for multivariable and single variable calculus, peer math tutor for 2 semesters, volunteer teaching math to local kids, former president and vicepresident of undergrad math club
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Calc III, Linear algebra I and II, Diff eqs, Abstract algebra, Real analysis I and II, Topology, Diff geo, Number theory, Putnam seminar. Grad: Algebra I and II, Algebraic topology, Real analysis, Representation theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took undergrad math classes in high school at a local university. NSF GRFP applicant. I emailed a few prospective advisors and met with a couple but I do not think it helped my applications very much if at all.
Applying to Where: Applications in alphabetical order within the categories
Hopes and dreams:
Harvard*  Rejected 1/27
MIT  Rejected 2/21
Princeton  Rejected 2/3
Stanford  Rejected 2/10
UC Berkeley  Admitted 2/8 and attending!
UChicago  Admitted 1/3! Declined offer 4/12
Super reach:
Caltech  Admitted 1/31! Declined offer 4/12
Columbia*  Waitlisted 3/3, Withdrawn 4/5
Yale*  Rejected 1/20
Reach:
Brown  Rejected 2/27
NYU*  Withdrawn 3/16 (ignored withdrawal, accepted to M.S. 3/29, Declined offer 3/30)
UCLA*  Withdrawn 3/14
UMichigan*  Invited to interview 2/26, Withdrawn 2/27
Match (?):
Northwestern  Rejected 2/22 (via email inquiry, officially rejected 3/2)
UPenn*  Invited to open house 1/10, Withdrawn 2/2
Fellowships:
NSF GRFP  Awarded!
Note to future applicants, MGRE is a waste of money and time (unless required). Many schools don't seem to care much about it anymore.
Major(s): Pure mathematics
Minor(s): Computer science
GPA: 3.9+
Math GPA: 3.9+
Type of Student: Domestic male minority
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Only submitted to places marked with a *
M: 820 (79%)
Program Applying: All pure math Ph.D.
Research Experience: Two summer fellowships at top 10 math institutions, two semesterlong independent studies, some selfmotivated research during the academic year, and one mathrelated internship. Resulted in a presentation and I'm currently working toward publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Big departmental awards, merit scholarships, a few national award nominations, some research grants/fellowships, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for multivariable and single variable calculus, peer math tutor for 2 semesters, volunteer teaching math to local kids, former president and vicepresident of undergrad math club
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Calc III, Linear algebra I and II, Diff eqs, Abstract algebra, Real analysis I and II, Topology, Diff geo, Number theory, Putnam seminar. Grad: Algebra I and II, Algebraic topology, Real analysis, Representation theory
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Took undergrad math classes in high school at a local university. NSF GRFP applicant. I emailed a few prospective advisors and met with a couple but I do not think it helped my applications very much if at all.
Applying to Where: Applications in alphabetical order within the categories
Hopes and dreams:
Harvard*  Rejected 1/27
MIT  Rejected 2/21
Princeton  Rejected 2/3
Stanford  Rejected 2/10
UC Berkeley  Admitted 2/8 and attending!
UChicago  Admitted 1/3! Declined offer 4/12
Super reach:
Caltech  Admitted 1/31! Declined offer 4/12
Columbia*  Waitlisted 3/3, Withdrawn 4/5
Yale*  Rejected 1/20
Reach:
Brown  Rejected 2/27
NYU*  Withdrawn 3/16 (ignored withdrawal, accepted to M.S. 3/29, Declined offer 3/30)
UCLA*  Withdrawn 3/14
UMichigan*  Invited to interview 2/26, Withdrawn 2/27
Match (?):
Northwestern  Rejected 2/22 (via email inquiry, officially rejected 3/2)
UPenn*  Invited to open house 1/10, Withdrawn 2/2
Fellowships:
NSF GRFP  Awarded!
Note to future applicants, MGRE is a waste of money and time (unless required). Many schools don't seem to care much about it anymore.
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Please note that my background is rather nontraditional, 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 singleauthored 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; first interview January 29. Unofficial acceptance (department email) Feb 17.
Oxford – Statistics (DPhil) / Interview Invite January 20; interview January 25.
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 singleauthored 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; first interview January 29. Unofficial acceptance (department email) Feb 17.
Oxford – Statistics (DPhil) / Interview Invite January 20; interview January 25.
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad: ChinaU.S. Jointventure 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.
Program Applying: (Applied) Math Ph.D.
Academic Experience:
Only one offical Graduatelevel course on Measurebased Stochastic Calculus (in a semester when I was visiting ), since my undergrad institution does not offer PhD courses. Some courses are actually taught in a PhD level like Measure Theory (to Abstract Measure, RadonNikodym, 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 > 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 : )
$$$$
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.
Program Applying: (Applied) Math Ph.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)
 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
 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
Only one offical Graduatelevel course on Measurebased Stochastic Calculus (in a semester when I was visiting ), since my undergrad institution does not offer PhD courses. Some courses are actually taught in a PhD level like Measure Theory (to Abstract Measure, RadonNikodym, 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 > 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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math gre apr 2023
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
Thanks
Savitha
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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%)
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
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
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
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%)
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
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
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

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Not sure how meaningful the categories of reach/match/safety are, but here's where I'm applying (all pure math PhD)
Reach
MIT  rejected 2/21
Chicago  rejected 1/13
Stanford  rejected 2/10
Reach/Match
University of Michigan  rejected 3/17
Brown  rejected 2/9
Northwestern  rejected 1/26
Duke  invited to interview 1/12  waitlisted 2/9
University of Minnesota  rejected 2/21
UPenn  invited to open house 1/10  accepted 2/7
John Hopkins  waitlisted 2/3
University of Washignton  accepted 2/3
Ohio State  accepted 2/17
Safety
Boston University  rejected 3/2
Brandeis  waitlisted 2/27
Emory  rejected 2/13
Boston College  waitlisted 2/17
Temple  accepted 2/13
Tufts  invited to interview 1/18  waitlisted 2/20
Reach
MIT  rejected 2/21
Chicago  rejected 1/13
Stanford  rejected 2/10
Reach/Match
University of Michigan  rejected 3/17
Brown  rejected 2/9
Northwestern  rejected 1/26
Duke  invited to interview 1/12  waitlisted 2/9
University of Minnesota  rejected 2/21
UPenn  invited to open house 1/10  accepted 2/7
John Hopkins  waitlisted 2/3
University of Washignton  accepted 2/3
Ohio State  accepted 2/17
Safety
Boston University  rejected 3/2
Brandeis  waitlisted 2/27
Emory  rejected 2/13
Boston College  waitlisted 2/17
Temple  accepted 2/13
Tufts  invited to interview 1/18  waitlisted 2/20
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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 research project over the summer in PDEs with one of my professors.
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 14, 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:
PhD Programs:
Ohio State  Rejected 3/30
Northeastern
University of Michigan  Rejected 3/17
MIT  Rejected 2/21
Dartmouth  Rejected 2/6
NYU  Rejected 4/5
CUNY
Stony Brook  Rejected 3/2
Boston University  Rejected 3/2
University of Pittsburgh  Accepted 2/13
Brandeis  Rejected 3/1
Boston College  Rejected 3/9
Masters Programs:
Northeastern
NYU  Accepted 4/5
Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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 research project over the summer in PDEs with one of my professors.
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 14, 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:
PhD Programs:
Ohio State  Rejected 3/30
Northeastern
University of Michigan  Rejected 3/17
MIT  Rejected 2/21
Dartmouth  Rejected 2/6
NYU  Rejected 4/5
CUNY
Stony Brook  Rejected 3/2
Boston University  Rejected 3/2
University of Pittsburgh  Accepted 2/13
Brandeis  Rejected 3/1
Boston College  Rejected 3/9
Masters Programs:
Northeastern
NYU  Accepted 4/5
Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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, padic 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 (unofficial), official 2/9
Princeton  accepted 1/26 (unofficial), official 2/3
UChicago  accepted 1/3
UC Berkeley  withdrawn 2/3
Columbia  withdrawn 2/1
UMichigan  invited to interview 1/31, withdrawn 2/1
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, padic 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 (unofficial), official 2/9
Princeton  accepted 1/26 (unofficial), official 2/3
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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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
As someone said on last year's results thread:FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pmThere 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.
"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.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Completely useless. There is grad cafe for this.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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!Scholar wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:10 amAs someone said on last year's results thread:FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pmThere 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.
"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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pmThere 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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.asleep wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:15 pmI 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.

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions 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 nonsenseGLPHDAPP wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pmI 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.FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pmThere 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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Can we stop arguing and filling this forum with useless bickering that won't serve future applicants?

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.LetMeIn2401 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:45 pmYour 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 nonsenseGLPHDAPP wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pmI 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.FieldsMedalist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:43 pmThere 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 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.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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
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: Involved in department D&I initiative, and 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 + readings course.
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)
Johns Hopkins  Rejected (Feb 8 )
U Washington  Rejected (Feb 3)
UNC Chapel Hill  Invited to graduate student weekend (Jan 24), Accepted (Mar 2), declined
UIUC  Rejected
Harvard  Rejected (Jan 27)
Dartmouth  Rejected (Feb 6)
MIT  Rejected (Feb 21)
U Minnesota  Rejected (Feb 21)
Cornell  Rejected
UW Madison  Rejected (Feb 20)
U Michigan  Rejected
U Penn  Informally rejected by email(Mar 3)
Northwestern  Rejected (Jan 28)
Penn State  Accepted (Feb 21) and attending!
Stony Brook  Rejected (Mar 3)
UVA  Waitlisted (Mar 6), Ghosted
UMass Amherst  Accepted (Feb 22), declined
NC State  Accepted (Jan 25), declined
Boston College  Waitlisted, Ghosted
Edit: Didn't realize math would send reject letters on the weekend, but alas  so long, Northwestern.
Edit 2 (Feb 21): It's been a wave of notifications recently.
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: Involved in department D&I initiative, and 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 + readings course.
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)
Johns Hopkins  Rejected (Feb 8 )
U Washington  Rejected (Feb 3)
UNC Chapel Hill  Invited to graduate student weekend (Jan 24), Accepted (Mar 2), declined
UIUC  Rejected
Harvard  Rejected (Jan 27)
Dartmouth  Rejected (Feb 6)
MIT  Rejected (Feb 21)
U Minnesota  Rejected (Feb 21)
Cornell  Rejected
UW Madison  Rejected (Feb 20)
U Michigan  Rejected
U Penn  Informally rejected by email(Mar 3)
Northwestern  Rejected (Jan 28)
Penn State  Accepted (Feb 21) and attending!
Stony Brook  Rejected (Mar 3)
UVA  Waitlisted (Mar 6), Ghosted
UMass Amherst  Accepted (Feb 22), declined
NC State  Accepted (Jan 25), declined
Boston College  Waitlisted, Ghosted
Edit: Didn't realize math would send reject letters on the weekend, but alas  so long, Northwestern.
Edit 2 (Feb 21): It's been a wave of notifications recently.
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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 312th 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 Waitlisted 2/20
Temple University  Mathematics, PhD
Drexel University  Mathematics, PhD
Bryn Mawr College  Mathematics, PhD
Lehigh University  Mathematics, PhD Rejected on 3/22
University of Pittsburgh  Mathematics, PhD
Ohio State University  Mathematics, PhD
University of Virginia  Mathematics, PhD Rejected on 3/6
Howard University  Mathematics, PhD Accepted on 1/30
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 312th 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 Waitlisted 2/20
Temple University  Mathematics, PhD
Drexel University  Mathematics, PhD
Bryn Mawr College  Mathematics, PhD
Lehigh University  Mathematics, PhD Rejected on 3/22
University of Pittsburgh  Mathematics, PhD
Ohio State University  Mathematics, PhD
University of Virginia  Mathematics, PhD Rejected on 3/6
Howard University  Mathematics, PhD Accepted on 1/30
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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！
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！
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
How did you figure out the rejection from CU Boulder?Alexander wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:04 amGot 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！
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
I received an email which reminded me to check my status, then it turns out it is a rejection letter.kmiyazaki wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:15 amHow did you figure out the rejection from CU Boulder?Alexander wrote: ↑Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:04 amGot 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！
If you had not received such an email yet, then maybe I shall say ''congratulation'' to you.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
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.logicalarmchair wrote: ↑Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:24 pmUndergrad Institution: Big wellknown 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 wellknown 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

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
It's an official acceptance. I received an email with a link to my decision letter in the portal.veenzaan wrote: ↑Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:43 amHey, 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.logicalarmchair wrote: ↑Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:24 pmUndergrad Institution: Big wellknown 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 wellknown 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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Foreign (ranked 401450)
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 preprint in commutative algebra. A summer project in arithmetic statistics, presented it at a workshop. Yearlong independent study in arithmetic geometry.
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: Usual undergrad, elliptic curves, algebraic curves, grad algebraic number theory. Audited grad algebraic geometry and algebra courses, two each.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Couple of connections here or there. One ref did Part III and continued to Ph.D.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am pretty close with my recommenders, so I expect the letters to work well with my SOP.
Applying to Where (listed according to the QS Subject ranking): On May 4:
Cambridge (Part III)  Accepted: February 10
Michigan  Rejected
Toronto (Ph.D.)  Rejected
UPenn  Rejected
Cornell  Rejected
Brown  Rejected
WisconsinMadison  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
UIUC  Waitlisted
Bristol (Ph.D.)  Being reviewed (yet to be assessed)
Northwestern  Rejected
Michigan State  Rejected
Maryland  Accepted: February 11 // Attending!
Penn State  Rejected
Ohio State  Rejected
Boston University  Rejected
BMS (Phase I)  Rejected
University of Georgia  Accepted informally: April 19 // Declined.
Colorado State  Accepted: February 15 // Declined.
Dartmouth  Rejected
Emory  Rejected
ALGANT  Rejected
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 preprint in commutative algebra. A summer project in arithmetic statistics, presented it at a workshop. Yearlong independent study in arithmetic geometry.
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: Usual undergrad, elliptic curves, algebraic curves, grad algebraic number theory. Audited grad algebraic geometry and algebra courses, two each.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Couple of connections here or there. One ref did Part III and continued to Ph.D.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I am pretty close with my recommenders, so I expect the letters to work well with my SOP.
Applying to Where (listed according to the QS Subject ranking): On May 4:
Cambridge (Part III)  Accepted: February 10
Michigan  Rejected
Toronto (Ph.D.)  Rejected
UPenn  Rejected
Cornell  Rejected
Brown  Rejected
WisconsinMadison  Rejected
Duke  Rejected
UIUC  Waitlisted
Bristol (Ph.D.)  Being reviewed (yet to be assessed)
Northwestern  Rejected
Michigan State  Rejected
Maryland  Accepted: February 11 // Attending!
Penn State  Rejected
Ohio State  Rejected
Boston University  Rejected
BMS (Phase I)  Rejected
University of Georgia  Accepted informally: April 19 // Declined.
Colorado State  Accepted: February 15 // Declined.
Dartmouth  Rejected
Emory  Rejected
ALGANT  Rejected
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Undergrad Institution: Large Public good for math
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.89/4
Major(s): Math
Type of Student: International Asian 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). Selfmotivated research in algebraic geometry resulted in two inpreparation 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 collegues. At least two very strong letters
Applying to Where:
Reach:
MIT  Math PhD / Waitlisted (Formally) 2/13  Rejected 4/14
UCB  Math PhD / Rejected 2/13
Princeton  Math PhD/ Rejected 2/3
UChicago  Math PhD/ Rejected 1/13
Caltech  Math PhD / Admitted 1/31  Declined 4/14
Match:
Umich  Math PhD / Invited to Interview 2/1  Admitted 2/20  ATTENDING
Cornell  Math PhD / Essentially Waitlisted  Rejected 4/14
Brown  Math PhD / Waitlisted (Formally) 2/7  Withdrawn 2/21
Northwestern  Math PhD / Admitted 2/14  Declined 3/28
Duke  Math PhD / Invited to Interview 1/12  Waitlisted (Formally) 2/9  Withdrawn 2/16
Safety & Plan to Withdrawn: Although I withdrew most of my "safeties", I guess I am rejected/waitlisted by all of them. I don't know if there exist things like "overqualification", but this shows there is no actual safety schools in Ph.D application.
Madison  Math PhD Rejected Informally 2/14 and formally 2/20
UCSD  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/15
UIUC  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1  Ignore my withdrawal and waitlisted 2/22
UMN  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
JHU  Math PhD Rejected 2/8
USC  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
Purdue  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/15
Master:
JHU  AMS MSE Admitted 3/2
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.89/4
Major(s): Math
Type of Student: International Asian 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). Selfmotivated research in algebraic geometry resulted in two inpreparation 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 collegues. At least two very strong letters
Applying to Where:
Reach:
MIT  Math PhD / Waitlisted (Formally) 2/13  Rejected 4/14
UCB  Math PhD / Rejected 2/13
Princeton  Math PhD/ Rejected 2/3
UChicago  Math PhD/ Rejected 1/13
Caltech  Math PhD / Admitted 1/31  Declined 4/14
Match:
Umich  Math PhD / Invited to Interview 2/1  Admitted 2/20  ATTENDING
Cornell  Math PhD / Essentially Waitlisted  Rejected 4/14
Brown  Math PhD / Waitlisted (Formally) 2/7  Withdrawn 2/21
Northwestern  Math PhD / Admitted 2/14  Declined 3/28
Duke  Math PhD / Invited to Interview 1/12  Waitlisted (Formally) 2/9  Withdrawn 2/16
Safety & Plan to Withdrawn: Although I withdrew most of my "safeties", I guess I am rejected/waitlisted by all of them. I don't know if there exist things like "overqualification", but this shows there is no actual safety schools in Ph.D application.
Madison  Math PhD Rejected Informally 2/14 and formally 2/20
UCSD  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/15
UIUC  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1  Ignore my withdrawal and waitlisted 2/22
UMN  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
JHU  Math PhD Rejected 2/8
USC  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/1
Purdue  Math PhD Withdrawn 2/15
Master:
JHU  AMS MSE Admitted 3/2
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Did you receive an email from Maryland?Yuqiao wrote: ↑Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:54 pmUndergrad 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 inprogress.
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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Yes, an email with offer letter.Isthisacamera wrote: ↑Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:48 pmDid you receive an email from Maryland?Yuqiao wrote: ↑Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:54 pmUndergrad 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 inprogress.
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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
What did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?ZrZhao wrote: ↑Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:16 pmUndergrad Institution: Asian school (Maybe a little wellknown) 2semester 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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Not really, a professor (my potential advisor) just asked me some about backgrounds and some details of my REU.kkk23 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pmWhat did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?ZrZhao wrote: ↑Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:16 pmUndergrad Institution: Asian school (Maybe a little wellknown) 2semester 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

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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Any indication as to how many they were interviewing?ZrZhao wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:10 pmNot really, a professor (my potential advisor) just asked me some about backgrounds and some details of my REU.kkk23 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:06 pmWhat did they ask you in your JHU interview? Just some casual chat to test your spoken English?ZrZhao wrote: ↑Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:16 pmUndergrad Institution: Asian school (Maybe a little wellknown) 2semester 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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Indeed, I don't know. I just know 2 persons including me were asked to join in an interview.
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Your admission to Caltech. Was it by email or portal update?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 
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Both.OweRange wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:24 amYour admission to Caltech. Was it by email or portal update?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 
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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Hi, how did you know waitlisted by Johns Hopkins? Did they email you?frakslluvr wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:30 pmNot 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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Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
yeah they emailed mekkk23 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:38 amHi, how did you know waitlisted by Johns Hopkins? Did they email you?frakslluvr wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:30 pmNot 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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
Hi, is the acceptance from University of Florida (Gainesville) or Florida State University (Tallahassee)? Congratulations!wjvr46 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:39 pmUndergrad 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
Re: 2023 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results
veenzaan wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 12:32 pmHi, is the acceptance from University of Florida (Gainesville) or Florida State University (Tallahassee)? Congratulations!wjvr46 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:39 pmUndergrad 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  University of Tennessee
School  University of Florida (Accepted 02/03)
School  Notre Dame
School  University of Houston
School  University of Kentucky
School  University of Alabama