2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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logarythm
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by logarythm » Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:11 pm

Undergrad Institution: Big state, not known for math
Major(s): Math, Business Administration
Minor(s): Computer Science
GPA: 3.96
Math GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: Domestic white female

No GREs

Program Applying: Ph.D. (discrete math, algorithms, TCS)

Research Experience: 2 yrs research at my undergrad university in Algorithms; first author on submitted paper but no pubs
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: full-ride to undergraduate institution, Goldwater scholar, summer research fellowship at undergraduate institution
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor for 1 year, data science intern for 3 years
Math Courses Taken: Just the usual undergraduate courses. Will graduate having taken graduate courses in Real Analysis (2 semesters), Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algorithms
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: some recommenders are alumni, but I don’t think that’s uncommon enough to matter; 4 LORs
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: NSF GRF applicant. I mention that I went into college thinking I wanted to be a business major, changed my mind, but then needed to keep the major in order to keep my scholarship. Still, I think being a business major will hurt. Also, I think it could hurt that my research experience is a bit different from the interests I talk about in SOP. Don’t know if this matters but all of my submissions were very close to the due date.


Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Donation:
UIUC - Computer Science
MIT - Math Rejected 2/9
Carnegie Mellon - ACO, Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon - ACO, Math

Reach:
BU - Computer Science invited to interview 1/27 (bombed interview; expecting rejection)
UIUC - Math Rejected 2/9
Brown - Computer Science
Cornell - CAM waitlisted with supposedly high priority 2/2

Match:
Tufts - Computer Science invited to interview 1/17 Accepted! 2/7
UConn - Computer Science invited to interview 1/23 Accepted! 2/5
U Nebraska Lincoln - Math
current institution - Math

NSF GRFP -
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itis0k74
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by itis0k74 » Sun Jan 28, 2024 9:52 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top 5
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: ~3.5
Math GPA: Undefined
Type of Student: Brown Female

GRE Revised General Test: N/A
Q: N/A
V: N/A
W: N/A
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A
M:cN/A

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Due to covid could not do research after my freshman year. in the summer of my sophomore year, I participated in a research (reu) in number theory and we wrote up a paper and I presented our work at a T25 school. in the summer of my junior year, I participated in an reu at a T10 university and we wrote up a paper, continued working on it through the fall, and finalizing it to submit to arxiv. I did 3 reading classes with 3 different professors at my university. I also participated in the Arizona Winter School in my junior year. and I did a DRP in my second year.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduating with honors. highest-ranked scholarship for all 4 years of college. a prestigious fellowship awardee. first place in national math olympiad in high school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: junior tutor for calculus 1 and 2 and reader for intro to proofs
Math Courses Taken: calculus, real analysis, complex analysis, mathematical probability, statistical methods, point set topology, measure and integration, discrete math, linear algebra, abstract algebra, rep theory, logic, 3 reading classes.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I think I explored a broad range of math topics. one of the reading classes I did with a professor that is the best in this subfield which was a kind of a continuation of what I learned in that reu, and I got a rec letter from him.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:maybe my background? and also had 4 rec letters. 3 from profs I did reading classes with and the fourth is from my research mentor from that reu

Applying to Where:
Harvard
MIT
Stanford
UChicago rejected
UC Berkeley
UC San Diego
Yale
Columbia
UPenn
Brown rejected
Dartmouth
Duke
Johns Hopkins
Northwestern rejected
UT Austin
Rice
NYU
Stony Brook
Purdue
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
Washington University
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University

bujiaohumandum3
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by bujiaohumandum3 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: US Public Univ
Major: pure math
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.75-3.80
Math GPA: 3.9
Type of Student: International

GRE Revised General Test:
Did not use in most applications

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
Did not use in most applications

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: 2022 summer: online; 2022-2023 school year: independent reading and research; 2023 summer: independent reading and research; 2023-2024 school year: independent reading and research. Topics are/were discrete math oriented.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: N/A
Math Courses Taken: Undergraduate: abstract algebra (year-long), real analysis (year-long), honors graph theory, enumerative combinatorics, probability, numerical analysis - linear algebra, complex analysis, introduction to proofs;
Graduate: probabilistic methods in combinatorics, abstract algebra (year-long), linear algebra, real analysis, probability, topics in combinatorics, algebraic topology (almost year-long).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My main research mentor-recommender has recently published a breakthrough in their field (if it really counts as a help).
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Note: MS - masters and equivalent degree programs)
Stanford - Mathematics PhD
Univ of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Mathematics PhD
Georgia Tech (GT) - Mathematics PhD
Rutgers - New Brunswick - Mathematics PhD
Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) - Mathematics PhD
Univ of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - Mathematics PhD
Caltech - Mathematics PhD
Yale - Mathematics PhD - Rejected 2/1
MIT - Mathematics PhD
Carnegie Mellon Univ (CMU) - Mathematics PhD
Emory - Mathematics PhD

ETH Zurich (ETHZ) - Mathematics MS
EPFL - Mathematics MS
Univ of Waterloo - Combinatorics and Optimization MS (thesis)
Oxford - Mathematics MS
Cambridge - Mathematics MS (Part III) - Rejected 1/30
McGill - Mathematics MS (thesis)
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geographyfloor
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by geographyfloor » Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm

Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin - Waitlisted (2/9)
Home University -
Purdue - Admitted (2/14)
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State - (Withdrew)
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)
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HyperCar2022
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by HyperCar2022 » Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:00 pm

deligne wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2023 1:03 am
Undergrad Institution: Best in the country
Major(s): Mathematics and Computer Science
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test: didn't take

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (93%)

TOEFL Score: 106

Program Applying: Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry

Research Experience: multiple published papers in analytic number theory.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for multiple core courses for undergraduates.
Graduate Math Courses Taken: Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves,...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: read multiple classic papers on modular forms, modular curves, and Galois representations; read 1 influential algebraic geometry paper; recommenders know me well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: selected to write IMO TSTs (team selection tests) multiple times.

Applying to Where:
Harvard - Rejected (Jan 30th)
Princeton -
Stanford -
MIT - Admitted (Feb 2nd)
UChicago - Admitted (Jan 8th)
Columbia -
UMichigan - Interview (Jan 31st)
UCSD - Admitted (Jan 26th)
UToronto -
Cambridge Part III -
UBonn (Masters) - Admitted (Jan 30th)
congrats on MIT! Did the offer letter mention if pure and applied decisions are released together?

deligne
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by deligne » Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:36 pm

HyperCar2022 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:00 pm
congrats on MIT! Did the offer letter mention if pure and applied decisions are released together?
Thanks!! The offer letter doesn't contain the words "pure" or "applied" so I am afraid I can't help you.

sotinai
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by sotinai » Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:39 pm

geographyfloor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31) (leaning towards attending)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin -
Home University -
Purdue -
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State -
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)

Question: Should I choose Minnesota or Duke? Leaning more towards Duke cause of stipend and location, but how do the departments/program name recognition compare?
Duke cuz I wanna go to Minnesota XD

ThrowawayForApplied
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ThrowawayForApplied » Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:15 pm

Hello, I noticed a few people here got unofficial admits for USC? What was the email structure? I got one saying they were extremely excited about my application, but was unsure if it was a general spam email or unofficial acceptance email.

It begins like this "The USC Mathematics Graduate Admissions Committee has reviewed your file, and we are extremely enthusiastic about your application. ", I would like a general read on if this is an unofficial admit or not.

Also how would you all rate the Applied Math program at USC, how does it fair compared to other programs for a PhD?

coffeebeanbag
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by coffeebeanbag » Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:21 pm

ThrowawayForApplied wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:15 pm
Hello, I noticed a few people here got unofficial admits for USC? What was the email structure? I got one saying they were extremely excited about my application, but was unsure if it was a general spam email or unofficial acceptance email.

It begins like this "The USC Mathematics Graduate Admissions Committee has reviewed your file, and we are extremely enthusiastic about your application. ", I would like a general read on if this is an unofficial admit or not.

Also how would you all rate the Applied Math program at USC, how does it fair compared to other programs for a PhD?
I got the same email. I lean toward thinking it's not an unofficial acceptance but a very positive sign.

ThrowawayForApplied
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ThrowawayForApplied » Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:24 pm

coffeebeanbag wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:21 pm
ThrowawayForApplied wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:15 pm
Hello, I noticed a few people here got unofficial admits for USC? What was the email structure? I got one saying they were extremely excited about my application, but was unsure if it was a general spam email or unofficial acceptance email.

It begins like this "The USC Mathematics Graduate Admissions Committee has reviewed your file, and we are extremely enthusiastic about your application. ", I would like a general read on if this is an unofficial admit or not.

Also how would you all rate the Applied Math program at USC, how does it fair compared to other programs for a PhD?
I got the same email. I lean toward thinking it's not an unofficial acceptance but a very positive sign.


I really hope we get admitted, fingers crossed :)

Abcd1233
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2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Abcd1233 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:21 am

Kiyoshi wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:38 am
Undergrad Institution: private school
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.17/4.30
Math GPA:
Type of Student: International Male

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Attended REU at my school twice.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, and complex analysis.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, linear algebra, groups and rings, Galois theory, representation theory of finite groups, real analysis, elementary functional analysis, complex analysis, analytic number theory, algebraic geometry, intro to geometry and topology, theory of PDEs, Differential geometry of curves and surfaces.
Grad: Modern Algebra I/II, real analysis, functional analysis, algebraic topology, homotopy theory, differential topology, differential geometry, low-dimensional topology, algebraic geometry. Readings/Research course on symplectic geometry, J-holomorphic curves and quantum cohomology, h-principle.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All recommenders are well-known in their fields.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT accepted 2/2
Stanford unofficially accepted 1/27
Harvard rejected 1/30
Princeton unofficially accepted 1/26
Berkeley
UCLA
UC Davis unofficially accepted 1/26
Stony Brook
USC likely letter 2/3
Duke
UT Austin
Rutgers
Columbia
Cambridge - Part III



Since you have a lot of good offers are you going to decline uc davis and usc soon?
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Abcd1233
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Abcd1233 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:28 am

calcifer wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2023 7:04 pm
I've spent far too long on this forum than I care to admit, so I guess it's my turn to pay it forward.

Undergrad Institution: us T20 for math
Major(s): math
Minor(s): computer science
GPA: 3.76
Type of Student: domestic

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

TOEFL Score: n/a

Program Applying: pure math

Research Experience: 3 summers of research (2 reu programs), one accepted paper, one in-progress.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: nope
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: grader for 1 semester and pretty involved in the math department.
Math Courses Taken: algebra, analysis (real and complex), topology, differential geometry, combinatorics, discrete math, algorithms, dynamical systems, grad lie algebras, grad algebraic topology, grad riemannian geometry, multiple topics courses and multiple reading courses with profs (letter writer) and postdocs.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: letter writers are very famous in the field I am applying to
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: not particularly but i'm applying to a pretty niche subfield so hopefully that makes my application non-generic

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

U Chicago - Rejected 01.08
Maryland - Emailed asking if I was still interested 1.18, Admitted 1.22
UC Davis - Emailed asking if I was still interested 1.19, rescinded
Georgia Tech - Admitted 1.22
Harvard - Rejected 01.30
Duke - Offered interview 01.12, Admitted 1.31
Rutgers - Unofficially admitted 2.2
USC - Unofficially admitted 2.2
MIT - applied
UT Austin - applied
Columbia - applied
Berkeley - applied
UCLA - applied
Stanford - applied
Northwestern - applied
Will you decline rutgers and usc soon?
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Abcd1233
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Abcd1233 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:32 am

geographyfloor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31) (leaning towards attending)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin -
Home University -
Purdue -
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State -
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)

Question: Should I choose Minnesota or Duke? Leaning more towards Duke cause of stipend and location, but how do the departments/program name recognition compare?
The application deadline for NC state was 18th Jan. How did you get acceptance so quickly?

fear_of_sheep
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by fear_of_sheep » Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:16 am

Undergrad Institution: US school with well known math department
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.95
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: domestic white man

Did not take GRE or TOEFL

Program Applying: Pure mathematics
Research Experience: Did REUs every summer but no publications
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a few math classes
Math Courses Taken: undergrad electives in algebraic geometry, PDEs, algebraic topology; graduate courses in real analysis, functional analysis, complex analysis, commutative algebra, and Riemannian geometry
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: two of my letter writers are very famous, and both told me that they wrote me very strong letters

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - Accepted 2/2 (~$50k funding offered through some complicated structure)
Princeton - Unofficial offer 1/26, Accepted 2/8 (~$50k funding)
Stanford - Unofficial offer 1/27, Accepted 2/7 (~$50k funding)
UC Berkeley - Accepted 2/9
Yale - Accepted 2/2 (~$50k funding)
Michigan - Interview offer, scheduled for week of 2/5, Accepted 2/14
Wisconsin - Accepted 2/9, declined on 2/9
Northwestern

Likely will commit to Princeton, but I want to visit MIT/Stanford/Yale first.
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jahonnbernoulli
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jahonnbernoulli » Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:22 am

Abcd1233 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:32 am
geographyfloor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31) (leaning towards attending)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin -
Home University -
Purdue -
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State -
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)

Question: Should I choose Minnesota or Duke? Leaning more towards Duke cause of stipend and location, but how do the departments/program name recognition compare?
The application deadline for NC state was 18th Jan. How did you get acceptance so quickly?
I'm wondering the same. On the 2023 thread two people got accepted on the 25th. Perhaps they submitted their application far in advance of the deadline; Kansas State for example accepted two people in this thread in early January and their deadline wasn't until Feb 1.

rekker
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by rekker » Sun Feb 04, 2024 5:01 pm

jahonnbernoulli wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:22 am
Abcd1233 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:32 am
geographyfloor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31) (leaning towards attending)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin -
Home University -
Purdue -
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State -
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)

Question: Should I choose Minnesota or Duke? Leaning more towards Duke cause of stipend and location, but how do the departments/program name recognition compare?
The application deadline for NC state was 18th Jan. How did you get acceptance so quickly?
I'm wondering the same. On the 2023 thread two people got accepted on the 25th. Perhaps they submitted their application far in advance of the deadline; Kansas State for example accepted two people in this thread in early January and their deadline wasn't until Feb 1.
The funding deadline I thought was Jan 6 or 8 or something. Anyways I submitted it at the end of December and my admit letter was actually dated Jan 2. But they only sent it to me on the 17th.

careyt
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by careyt » Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:23 pm

jahonnbernoulli wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:22 am
Abcd1233 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:32 am
geographyfloor wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:57 pm
Undergrad Institution: Large US State School
Major: Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic

GRE Revised General Test: Did not take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take

Program Applying: Math/Applied Math

Research Experience: Two reading courses with a professor (one in probability theory/stochastic calculus, one in dynamical systems), good REU program (resulted in submitting a paper, currently working on second/third), project with professor (no publication)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list several times, invited to department dinner
Activities or Jobs: Worked at local tutoring center
Math Courses Taken: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis I/II, Abstract Algebra, Group Theory, Statistics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Methods Class
Graduate Courses Taken: Two PDEs courses (one more pure, one more applied), ODEs
Things That Help Applications: Letters from professors from different schools with really good connections and lots of research/citations, applied to NSF GRFP (supposedly a strong candidate according to letter writers)

Applying to Where: (All PhD programs)
Duke - Interview (1/12), Admitted (1/31) (leaning towards attending)
Minnesota - Admitted (1/25)
Wisconsin -
Home University -
Purdue -
NC State - Admitted (1/29)
Iowa State -
UNC Chapel Hill - Invited to visitation weekend (1/31)

Question: Should I choose Minnesota or Duke? Leaning more towards Duke cause of stipend and location, but how do the departments/program name recognition compare?
The application deadline for NC state was 18th Jan. How did you get acceptance so quickly?
I'm wondering the same. On the 2023 thread two people got accepted on the 25th. Perhaps they submitted their application far in advance of the deadline; Kansas State for example accepted two people in this thread in early January and their deadline wasn't until Feb 1.
I assume I'm one of those two that you mentioned from last year. I just checked and I submitted my application January 11th. I think the deadline was also on January 18th last year so I was definitely surprised by the turn around.

activator73
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by activator73 » Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:41 pm

Undergrad Institution: Private R2
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
GPA: 3.71
Type of Student: Domestic female

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

Program Applying: Pure math, combinatorics/graph theory

Research Experience: Two REUs but only one graph theory related, which was at a prestigious university. Presented a poster at JMM, one preprint.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, I guess
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 3 years.
Math Courses Taken: many

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT - submitted
Caltech - rejected 02/13
UCSD - rejected 02/15
UW - rejected 02/05
Carnegie Mellon - submitted
UIUC - rejected 02/09
Georgia Tech - submitted
University of Nebraska - submitted
Iowa State - admitted 02/13
George Mason - submitted
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Mathguy69420
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:56 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Mathguy69420 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:25 pm

Undergrad Institution: State School R2 but turning R1
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.3
Math GPA: 3.96
Type of Student: Domestic White Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 920 (95%)

TOEFL Score: NA

Program Applying: Pure Math (Number Theory and Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Research with a professor at my school in graph theory resulting in one paper under review and another about to be submitted. Presented at about many conferences with one invited speaker presentation in my advisor's session. Did an expository REU in number theory and geometry.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded two grants for undergraduate research and president's list almost every semester at my current university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA'd calculus 1 and 2 also TA'ing a graduate algebra course this semester.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Algebra, Analysis, Number Theory, Linear Algebra, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Linear Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Probability, and Topology.
Graduate: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Functional Analysis, Lie Algebras and Representation Theory, Numerical Analysis, Class Field Theory and Elliptic Curves.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have some connections through conferences and my letter writers have connections at a few universities though none are famous.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Did poorly at my first University but rebounded at my current one.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Rutgers - Unofficially Admitted
Princeton - Rejected
Yale - Rejected
Upenn - Unofficially Admitted (emailed connection)
Universtiy of Georgia - Admitted
UIUC - Submitted
Ohio State - Submitted
UMass Amherst - Admitted
Michigan - Interviewed 1/30 / Would likely attend if admitted unless Princeton admits
Dartmouth - Admitted
Harvard - Rejected
U Chicago - Rejected
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hopfibration
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:50 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by hopfibration » Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:57 pm

schakraborty091199 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:37 pm
Undergrad Institution: Big Public University Top 50 and Community College
Masters Institution:[/b] Big Public University Top 20
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):None
GPA:3.11 (Undergrad Only No Transfer) - explained in SOP family issues caregiver role
Math GPA:3.51 (w/ Transfer)
Math Grad GPA: 3.944
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Immigrant

GRE Revised General Test:321
Q:161
V:160
W:6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not submit
M:Did not submit


Program Applying:
Applied Math

Research Experience:1 preprint, 6 posters, 2 talks (one at premier conference in field) 27 months of research experience in 3 labs in undergrad and 1 in masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:School research awards in undergrad and grad, 1 publication, 3 scholarships from sorority
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - 2 years, Grader - 1 year, Course Instructor - 1 semester, Tutor - 7 years, National Lab Internship, Ambassador for Company, Data Analyst, Graduate Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra I, II, Real Analysis I, II, Numerical Analysis, Computational Math I, II, Applied Math I, II, Stochastic Computational Methods, Mathematical Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Measure Theory, Measure-Theoretic Probability Theory, Probability Theory, Calc 1-3, ODE, Linear Algebra, Abstract Linear Algebra, Applied Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Machine Learning, Complex Analysis (Undergrad), Graduate Complex Analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Famous recommender in their field, 2 research professors, 1 teaching professor, National Lab Internship, On National Board of Sorority, Graduate Mentor for Undergraduates, Math Club President, Undergraduate Research Society Secretary
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:family issues caregiver role, inconsistent education with gaps, applied to fellowships, student editor of undergraduate research journal, went to IU Bloomington invited in-person program for grad school applications and met with professors (was competitive to get into)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
- Northwestern - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon inquiry 2/6
- UChicago - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UT Austin - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UW Seattle - Applied Math - Deferred to Unfunded Masters
- Notre Dame - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMich - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Duke - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Georgia Tech - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Vanderbilt - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Johns Hopkins - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UPenn - Applied Math - Submitted (12/26) Waiting


Target
- UW Madison - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Purdue - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- IU Bloomington - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMN - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMD - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Penn State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- OSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Rutgers - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon Inquiry (2/6)

Safeties (kinda)
- Michigan State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) - Asked to send official transcripts 1/23
- NCSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Alabama - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting

Wildcard
- Georgetown - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting (Only because it is a brand new program)


Would you mind sharing the general formula you used for the inquiries that got you waitlisted? I'm considering sending this type of follow-up message, but I've been afraid that it would come across as an attempt to influence the admissions process.

schakraborty091199
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:20 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by schakraborty091199 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:14 pm

hopfibration wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:57 pm
schakraborty091199 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:37 pm
Undergrad Institution: Big Public University Top 50 and Community College
Masters Institution:[/b] Big Public University Top 20
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):None
GPA:3.11 (Undergrad Only No Transfer) - explained in SOP family issues caregiver role
Math GPA:3.51 (w/ Transfer)
Math Grad GPA: 3.944
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Immigrant

GRE Revised General Test:321
Q:161
V:160
W:6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not submit
M:Did not submit


Program Applying:
Applied Math

Research Experience:1 preprint, 6 posters, 2 talks (one at premier conference in field) 27 months of research experience in 3 labs in undergrad and 1 in masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:School research awards in undergrad and grad, 1 publication, 3 scholarships from sorority
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - 2 years, Grader - 1 year, Course Instructor - 1 semester, Tutor - 7 years, National Lab Internship, Ambassador for Company, Data Analyst, Graduate Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra I, II, Real Analysis I, II, Numerical Analysis, Computational Math I, II, Applied Math I, II, Stochastic Computational Methods, Mathematical Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Measure Theory, Measure-Theoretic Probability Theory, Probability Theory, Calc 1-3, ODE, Linear Algebra, Abstract Linear Algebra, Applied Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Machine Learning, Complex Analysis (Undergrad), Graduate Complex Analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Famous recommender in their field, 2 research professors, 1 teaching professor, National Lab Internship, On National Board of Sorority, Graduate Mentor for Undergraduates, Math Club President, Undergraduate Research Society Secretary
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:family issues caregiver role, inconsistent education with gaps, applied to fellowships, student editor of undergraduate research journal, went to IU Bloomington invited in-person program for grad school applications and met with professors (was competitive to get into)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
- Northwestern - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon inquiry 2/6
- UChicago - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UT Austin - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UW Seattle - Applied Math - Deferred to Unfunded Masters
- Notre Dame - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMich - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Duke - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Georgia Tech - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Vanderbilt - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Johns Hopkins - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UPenn - Applied Math - Submitted (12/26) Waiting


Target
- UW Madison - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Purdue - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- IU Bloomington - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMN - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMD - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Penn State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- OSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Rutgers - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon Inquiry (2/6)

Safeties (kinda)
- Michigan State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) - Asked to send official transcripts 1/23
- NCSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Alabama - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting

Wildcard
- Georgetown - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting (Only because it is a brand new program)


Would you mind sharing the general formula you used for the inquiries that got you waitlisted? I'm considering sending this type of follow-up message, but I've been afraid that it would come across as an attempt to influence the admissions process.


Hi,

My name is ________ and I am an applicant to the PhD program. I wanted to reach out to see when we should be expecting a decision on the application to the ________ PhD program or what the timeline for that looks like.

--
Thank you,
Name

ipso_cheeto
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2023 7:19 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ipso_cheeto » Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:32 pm

hopfibration wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:57 pm
schakraborty091199 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:37 pm
Undergrad Institution: Big Public University Top 50 and Community College
Masters Institution:[/b] Big Public University Top 20
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):None
GPA:3.11 (Undergrad Only No Transfer) - explained in SOP family issues caregiver role
Math GPA:3.51 (w/ Transfer)
Math Grad GPA: 3.944
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Immigrant

GRE Revised General Test:321
Q:161
V:160
W:6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not submit
M:Did not submit


Program Applying:
Applied Math

Research Experience:1 preprint, 6 posters, 2 talks (one at premier conference in field) 27 months of research experience in 3 labs in undergrad and 1 in masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:School research awards in undergrad and grad, 1 publication, 3 scholarships from sorority
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - 2 years, Grader - 1 year, Course Instructor - 1 semester, Tutor - 7 years, National Lab Internship, Ambassador for Company, Data Analyst, Graduate Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra I, II, Real Analysis I, II, Numerical Analysis, Computational Math I, II, Applied Math I, II, Stochastic Computational Methods, Mathematical Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Measure Theory, Measure-Theoretic Probability Theory, Probability Theory, Calc 1-3, ODE, Linear Algebra, Abstract Linear Algebra, Applied Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Machine Learning, Complex Analysis (Undergrad), Graduate Complex Analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Famous recommender in their field, 2 research professors, 1 teaching professor, National Lab Internship, On National Board of Sorority, Graduate Mentor for Undergraduates, Math Club President, Undergraduate Research Society Secretary
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:family issues caregiver role, inconsistent education with gaps, applied to fellowships, student editor of undergraduate research journal, went to IU Bloomington invited in-person program for grad school applications and met with professors (was competitive to get into)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
- Northwestern - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon inquiry 2/6
- UChicago - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UT Austin - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UW Seattle - Applied Math - Deferred to Unfunded Masters
- Notre Dame - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMich - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Duke - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Georgia Tech - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Vanderbilt - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Johns Hopkins - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UPenn - Applied Math - Submitted (12/26) Waiting


Target
- UW Madison - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Purdue - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- IU Bloomington - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMN - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMD - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Penn State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- OSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Rutgers - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon Inquiry (2/6)

Safeties (kinda)
- Michigan State - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) - Asked to send official transcripts 1/23
- NCSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Alabama - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting

Wildcard
- Georgetown - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting (Only because it is a brand new program)


Would you mind sharing the general formula you used for the inquiries that got you waitlisted? I'm considering sending this type of follow-up message, but I've been afraid that it would come across as an attempt to influence the admissions process.


It is still somewhat early, so I would give people till at least mid-Feb. My PI (I am at a top 50 large research uni) said the faculty haven't even finished deciding yet for our program, and he is getting sick of all the emails from students who did not read the website. He is pretty candid so I definitely take him at his word.

I do not think that it would come off as attempting to 'influence' them (they probably get a lot of them and it's not like you actually have any power in that situation to truly influence them), but I DO think it will come off as pushy, especially since it is before their stated deadline for responses. If the information is on their website, emailing them about it just comes off as impatient. The response deadlines are almost ALL mid-Feb to mid-March and this information is already available on the website (for the large majority of situations). I only know of one school who said the beginning of April, which is super late compared to most schools. I have a spreadsheet of over 30 schools this is the norm.

Keep in mind that most open-houses will take place beginning of and mid March, so if you are getting an acceptance, it will probably be within a few weeks prior to that occurring so they can plan your travel. I received my acceptance from Dartmouth on Friday, and their open house is Feb 29th - March 2nd. They were very clear that those travel plans needed to be made ASAP. Also I applied to most of these schools last year, and every letter I got came between Feb 13th and Feb 27th. This is not that far from now, so if you want to play it safe, I would just wait.

jasperty
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:04 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jasperty » Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:02 pm

Undergrad Institution: R1 Private US Institution
Major(s): Engineering
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.06/4.00
Math GPA: 3.53/4.00
Type of Student: International Male

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

Program Applying: All Pure Math save NJIT

Research Experience:
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Math Courses Taken:
  • Undergrad: Calc 1-3, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra I, Complex Analysis, Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra I
  • Graduate: Real Analysis I, Real Analysis II, Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra I
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Not sure how to judge if my profs are famous or my letters are strong. I think my letters are strong? From 3 research profs, 1 teaching prof.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Fairly... weird story of getting into math. Atrocious transcript; failed a two-digit number of courses and nearly dropped out twice. Everything explained in SOP

Applying to Where: (in alphabetical order modulo "University of")
University of Arizona - Interview
University of Delaware - Submitted
Drexel University - Admitted (unofficial)
University of Iowa - Submitted
University of Kansas - Submitted
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Admitted 1/30
North Carolina State University - Submitted
University of Oregon - Rejected 2/16
University of Pennsylvania - Submitted
Pennsylvania State University - Submitted
Rice University - Submitted
University of Rochester - Submitted
Rutgers University - Submitted
University of California Santa Cruz - Submitted
Temple University - Submitted
University of Virginia - Rejected 2/12

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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hopfibration
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:50 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by hopfibration » Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:17 pm

ipso_cheeto wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:32 pm
hopfibration wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:57 pm

Would you mind sharing the general formula you used for the inquiries that got you waitlisted? I'm considering sending this type of follow-up message, but I've been afraid that it would come across as an attempt to influence the admissions process.
It is still somewhat early, so I would give people till at least mid-Feb. My PI (I am at a top 50 large research uni) said the faculty haven't even finished deciding yet for our program, and he is getting sick of all the emails from students who did not read the website. He is pretty candid so I definitely take him at his word.

I do not think that it would come off as attempting to 'influence' them (they probably get a lot of them and it's not like you actually have any power in that situation to truly influence them), but I DO think it will come off as pushy, especially since it is before their stated deadline for responses. If the information is on their website, emailing them about it just comes off as impatient. The response deadlines are almost ALL mid-Feb to mid-March and this information is already available on the website (for the large majority of situations). I only know of one school who said the beginning of April, which is super late compared to most schools. I have a spreadsheet of over 30 schools this is the norm.

Keep in mind that most open-houses will take place beginning of and mid March, so if you are getting an acceptance, it will probably be within a few weeks prior to that occurring so they can plan your travel. I received my acceptance from Dartmouth on Friday, and their open house is Feb 29th - March 2nd. They were very clear that those travel plans needed to be made ASAP. Also I applied to most of these schools last year, and every letter I got came between Feb 13th and Feb 27th. This is not that far from now, so if you want to play it safe, I would just wait.
Thanks for your reply; this is really helpful information. I think I'll hold off. I guess the programs that you emailed had a different timeline for responding? Or maybe I misinterpreted your initial post.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the program at Dartmouth!

hopfibration
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:50 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by hopfibration » Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:26 pm

hopfibration wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:17 pm
ipso_cheeto wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:32 pm

It is still somewhat early, so I would give people till at least mid-Feb. My PI (I am at a top 50 large research uni) said the faculty haven't even finished deciding yet for our program, and he is getting sick of all the emails from students who did not read the website. He is pretty candid so I definitely take him at his word.

I do not think that it would come off as attempting to 'influence' them (they probably get a lot of them and it's not like you actually have any power in that situation to truly influence them), but I DO think it will come off as pushy, especially since it is before their stated deadline for responses. If the information is on their website, emailing them about it just comes off as impatient. The response deadlines are almost ALL mid-Feb to mid-March and this information is already available on the website (for the large majority of situations). I only know of one school who said the beginning of April, which is super late compared to most schools. I have a spreadsheet of over 30 schools this is the norm.

Keep in mind that most open-houses will take place beginning of and mid March, so if you are getting an acceptance, it will probably be within a few weeks prior to that occurring so they can plan your travel. I received my acceptance from Dartmouth on Friday, and their open house is Feb 29th - March 2nd. They were very clear that those travel plans needed to be made ASAP. Also I applied to most of these schools last year, and every letter I got came between Feb 13th and Feb 27th. This is not that far from now, so if you want to play it safe, I would just wait.
Thanks for your reply; this is really helpful information. I think I'll hold off. I guess the programs that you emailed had a different timeline for responding? Or maybe I misinterpreted your initial post.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the program at Dartmouth!
Apologies -- I misread your username. Thanks for your help!

muncher1billion
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:57 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by muncher1billion » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:07 pm

Standard American undergrad, public uni, applying for pure math PhD. Dates for posterity:
  • UIUC -- notified of admission Jan 16, stipend of $23,900/yr.
  • Harvard -- notified of admission Jan 25, stipend of $50,000/yr.
  • Michigan -- contacted for interview Feb 1.
  • Washington -- notified of admission Feb 5, stipend of $23,900/yr.
  • Northwestern -- contacted for interview Feb 7.
  • MIT -- ghosted

jbailey
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:53 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jbailey » Thu Feb 08, 2024 11:18 pm

Undergrad Institution: R1 State School
Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics
Minor(s): Philosophy
GPA: 3.65
Math GPA: 3.8
Type of Student: Domestic White Female

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Pure Math (Combinatorics)

Research Experience: Two REUs (one in pure math, one in machine learning), one paper submitted from pure math REU with a second on the way. Senior honors thesis in the same topic as REU (hope to also submit for publishing). Several conferences, poster sessions, and one talk including JMM, AWM research symposium, and NCUWM

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Several math scholarships and fellowships, honors degree, dean's honor roll every semester, etc.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Co-taught 4 semesters, tutored 3rd grade through college at two tutoring companies, founding member and current president of local chapter of AWM, vp and secretary of other clubs
Math Courses Taken: algebra (undergrad and grad), analysis, combinatorics, number theory, machine learning, mathematical statistics, all the typical calculus and undergrad courses
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have applied to several places that my rec letter writers have connections at

Applying to Where: (In alphabetical order)
Brown - rejected 01/26
Carnegie Mellon
Columbia - rejected 02/22
Dartmouth - rejected 02/19
Notre Dame - waitlisted 02/27
Texas A&M
University of Cambridge (Part III) - rejected 01/30
University of Florida - invited to interview February 16, admitted 02/23
University of Minnesota - rejected from PhD 02/16 unofficially accepted to master's 02/16 (unfunded)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of North Texas - admitted 01/28
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toronto (Master's)
University of Wisconsin-Madison - rejected 02/09
Vanderbilt - unofficial very positive email 02/08, invited to visit 02/15
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meancurvature
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:29 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by meancurvature » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:23 pm

Undergrad Institution: Top US well-known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.79
Math GPA: Around 3.7?
Type of Student: Domestic minority male

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

TOEFL Score: N/A

Program Applying: Mostly math PhD, a few applied math PhD

Research Experience: A year doing research with a professor at my school (paid as an RA), no paper yet
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Scholarships at my school, nothing major
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a math tutor in high school, TA'd one class in college, one REU
Math Courses Taken: Calculus I-III, Linear Algebra, Analysis I-II, Discrete Math, Algebra I-II, Optimization, Point-Set Topology, Measure Theory, Complex Analysis, Mathematical Logic, 2x Reading Course in my main area of interest
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One of my recommenders is very famous, and another is pretty famous. My letters are by far the strongest component of my application.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I have gotten several B's in upper-level math courses. Currently in graduate classes but had not taken any at time of application. Withdrew from one computer science course

Applying to Where:
MIT - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
Princeton - Applied Math / Accepted 2/12
Harvard - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
Stanford - Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Berkeley
Caltech / Rejected 2/13
NYU
Yale / Rejected 2/1
Columbia
Columbia - Applied Math
Michigan
Brown / Rejected 1/26
Cornell - Applied Math / Rejected 2/8
Duke / Interview 1/12
UPenn
Wisconsin / Accepted 2/9
Johns Hopkins Waitlisted 2/13 Declined spot
Maryland
Minnesota Rejected 2/20
Ohio State
UWash / Rejected 2/5
WashU
Vanderbilt / Accepted 2/9 Declined
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cangaroo
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2023 3:48 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by cangaroo » Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:39 pm

Undergrad Institution: R1 Private School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (94%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%)

Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise noted

Research Experience: Some research in numerical solutions of PDEs at my home university
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple of GPA and academic awards from home university as well as two time finalist for COMAP MCM.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not much, just tutored a bit at a Kumon center in high school and some private tutoring over Summers
Math Courses Taken: many courses in applied and pure math

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have a very good relationship with letter writers, taken a handful of graduate courses, studied abroad at a top 50 QS ranking university in Asia and received all A+ in several pure math courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applied to some fellowships

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU Courant - Accepted 2/5
Princeton - Rejected 2/16
Brown - Applied
MIT - Rejected 2/09
UCLA -Accepted 1/30
Stanford - ICME Applied
Cornell - Accepted 1/30
UT Austin - Applied Withdrawn
Caltech - Interview
UChicago - Accepted 2/09
Northwestern - Accepted 2/07 Declined
UMaryland - Accepted 2/07 Declined
UMich - Applied
UWashington - Accepted 12/21 Declined

Figured I would add my profile and results since I browse the forum so much.
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Abstract1
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2023 12:00 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Abstract1 » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:06 am

Undergrad Institution: Recognized national University
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.1
Math GPA:
Type of Student: International, Female

GRE Revised General Test:>300
Q:
V:
W:
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: >700

TOEFL Score: 107 = 28/30/24/25

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Few semester projects and one Master's Thesis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Math Courses Taken:
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My master's thesis supervisor is a big name in their field.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I applied to PhD in Pure Math, in all the universities.

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
George Washington Uni Admitted without funding (22/2)
Graduate Centre, CUNY
Indian Uni, Bloomington
LSU
MSU
OSU
Rice Uni
Rutgers
TAMU
UC Riverside Admitted (9/2)
UT Austin
Uni of Alabama
Uni of Bonn Rejected (22/1)
Uni of Denwer
Uni of Nebraska Lincoln
ZGSM Rejected (16/1)
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Deval
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:10 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Deval » Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:14 am

Kiyoshi wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:38 am
Undergrad Institution: private school
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.17/4.30
Math GPA:
Type of Student: International Male

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Attended REU at my school twice.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, and complex analysis.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, linear algebra, groups and rings, Galois theory, representation theory of finite groups, real analysis, elementary functional analysis, complex analysis, analytic number theory, algebraic geometry, intro to geometry and topology, theory of PDEs, Differential geometry of curves and surfaces.
Grad: Modern Algebra I/II, real analysis, functional analysis, algebraic topology, homotopy theory, differential topology, differential geometry, low-dimensional topology, algebraic geometry. Readings/Research course on symplectic geometry, J-holomorphic curves and quantum cohomology, h-principle.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All recommenders are well-known in their fields.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT accepted 2/2
Stanford unofficially accepted 1/27
Harvard rejected 1/30
Princeton unofficially accepted 1/26
Berkeley unofficially accepted 2/9
UCLA officially accepted 2/9
UC Davis unofficially accepted 1/26
Stony Brook
USC likely letter 2/3
Duke withdrawn
UT Austin
Rutgers
Columbia
Cambridge - Part III
Hey, I am also an international student in the US, would you be open to expanding a little bit on your application? Such what REUs you did because 99% of them don't take international students.

Kiyoshi
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:07 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Kiyoshi » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:36 am

Deval wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:14 am
Kiyoshi wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:38 am
Undergrad Institution: private school
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.17/4.30
Math GPA:
Type of Student: International Male

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Attended REU at my school twice.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, and complex analysis.
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: mathematical analysis, calculus on manifolds, ODEs, linear algebra, groups and rings, Galois theory, representation theory of finite groups, real analysis, elementary functional analysis, complex analysis, analytic number theory, algebraic geometry, intro to geometry and topology, theory of PDEs, Differential geometry of curves and surfaces.
Grad: Modern Algebra I/II, real analysis, functional analysis, algebraic topology, homotopy theory, differential topology, differential geometry, low-dimensional topology, algebraic geometry. Readings/Research course on symplectic geometry, J-holomorphic curves and quantum cohomology, h-principle.

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: All recommenders are well-known in their fields.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
MIT accepted 2/2
Stanford unofficially accepted 1/27
Harvard rejected 1/30
Princeton unofficially accepted 1/26
Berkeley unofficially accepted 2/9
UCLA officially accepted 2/9
UC Davis unofficially accepted 1/26
Stony Brook
USC likely letter 2/3
Duke withdrawn
UT Austin
Rutgers
Columbia
Cambridge - Part III
Hey, I am also an international student in the US, would you be open to expanding a little bit on your application? Such what REUs you did because 99% of them don't take international students.
I attended the REU program at my school twice. The program is only available to enrolled undergraduate students at the university.

exercise2reader
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by exercise2reader » Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:27 pm

Undergrad Institution: public
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.3
Math GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic Male

Master's Institution: public
GPA: 3.5

Program Applying: Pure and Applied Math

Research Experience: One first author paper, two conference talks.
Awards/Honors/Recognition: Various Dean's lists
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Course instructor during Master's degree. Research position for two years afterwards doing computational stuff
Math Courses Taken: Plenty

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have genuine rapport and experience with all three recommenders.

Applying to Where:
Minnesota -
Texas (Oden Institute) -
Rice (CMOR) - Interviewed Rejected
NC State (Applied Math) -Rejected
Cornell (Applied Math) - Rejected
Colorado (Pure Math) - Rejected
Kansas - Accepted 2/13
Purdue -
WUSTL -
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miserach
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2023 11:39 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by miserach » Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:08 pm

Spend way too much on this forum I guess, so have to put something here.

Undergrad Institution: T20 Private not good at math
Major(s): Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.99
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: International Male

GRE Revised General Test: Didn't Take
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 840 (82%)

Program Applying: Pure Math

Research Experience: Have done some Research in CS department that's math-flavored and resulted into a paper, even though I contributed a little. No other serious math research.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List I guess
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Undergrad Analysis several Semester
Math Courses Taken: Undergrad: Analysis, Algebra, PDE, Complex Analysis.
Graduate: Topology, Taking Analysis and Algebra in Senior year, functional analysis in Spring. Reading course with one Professor.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: One recommender is my honor thesis advisor, who is sort of famous, even though the area can be somewhat niche. The other two is from a postdoc who says will write me a very strong one, and a near-retiring professor.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I feel I am fully relying on the connection of one of my recommenders so I did(do) feel not very confident and anxious in what the results will be lol :( .

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
UCLA
UCB
Princeton Rejected
Columbia
MSU Accepted 2/13 with Fellowship
UNC Chapel Hill
Duke
CMU Accepted 1/23
UWashington Rejected
Caltech Rejected
UMaryland
Gatech
NYU Courant
CUNY
Wisconsin Rejected
Purdue Accepted 2/20
Stony Brook
Rutgers Unofficial 2/12, Official 2/15
Cambridge Part III Accepted 2/14
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ipso_cheeto
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2023 7:19 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ipso_cheeto » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:46 pm

cangaroo wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:39 pm
Undergrad Institution: R1 Private School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (94%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%)

Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise noted

Research Experience: Some research in numerical solutions of PDEs at my home university
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple of GPA and academic awards from home university as well as two time finalist for COMAP MCM.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not much, just tutored a bit at a Kumon center in high school and some private tutoring over Summers
Math Courses Taken: many courses in applied and pure math

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have a very good relationship with letter writers, taken a handful of graduate courses, studied abroad at a top 50 QS ranking university in Asia and received all A+ in several pure math courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applied to some fellowships

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU Courant - Accepted 2/5
Princeton - Applied
Brown - Applied
MIT - Rejected 2/09
UCLA -Accepted 1/30
Stanford - ICME Applied
Cornell - Accepted 1/30
UT Austin - Applied Withdrawn
Caltech - Interview
UChicago - Accepted 2/09
Northwestern - Accepted 2/07
UMaryland - Accepted 2/07
UMich - Applied
UWashington - Accepted 12/21 Declined

Figured I would add my profile and results since I browse the forum so much.
Hey, congrats on all your acceptances. You must have a killer profile. I was wondering if you could expand a little on your interview at Caltech? Did they reach out to you about interviewing, or had you already been in contact via reach-outs or intros prior (which is to say... how 'official' was the interview). Also, what is your focus/when was the interview/etc.

Congrats again!

ThrowawayForApplied
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:14 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ThrowawayForApplied » Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:26 am

Hey, I ended up getting waitlisted at USC with the following email:


Dear Mathematicians,

On behalf of the Mathematics Department at the University of Southern California, I am writing to let you know that you are on our admissions Waitlist for our Ph.D. program. Your application is top-rated by the graduate committee, and you are in our list of 40 students to whom we hope to make offers. Unfortunately, we cannot make more offers at this point, so you are on our waitlist. We realize this is not the news you hoped to receive, and it is not the news we hoped to convey! We received almost 400 applications to our graduate program and have only 16 spots we can fill. We know that we will be able to open more offers “down the line”, but I’ve not yet been informed of how many or when that will be. We absolutely would love to have you at USC, and we very much hope to get an offer to you prior to our April 15 deadline for acceptance.

I am happy to share a few details of our program now, so that you have more time to consider before our deadline. Our offer of admission includes a 5 year support package with 1 year of fellowship (no teaching) and 4 years of teaching assistantship (usually 12 hours or fewer per week). We cover tuition and give students a stipend of $40,000 per year. Students also have full health insurance and other benefits. Students who choose to remain on campus during the summer and take summer courses receive an additional summer stipend of about $4,000.

In July, our Mathematics Graduate Student Association will host a virtual “Where to live in LA” session to orient incoming students to the different LA neighborhoods, give tips for finding housing, and play matchmaker for those looking for roommates.

In August, we will host a 2-day orientation for incoming students in the week prior to the start of term. In this orientation, we’ll cover logistics of stipends and offer a crash course in teaching at USC. New students will also take a “Practicum in Teaching” course during your first semester to help adjust to life on the other side of the classroom. All incoming students have a one-on-one meeting with me, the Director of Graduate Studies, to help select first semester courses to align with their interests and meet the basic requirements of the program. Students will also have a temporary advisor in their field of interest to help navigate our more advanced course offering and begin their research program.
Considering theres 40 people on the list, should I just consider this a soft-reject, in the sense I am unlikely to get off it? What experiences similar do you or other people you know in the past have with waitlists?

Surieo Bronte
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2024 1:37 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Surieo Bronte » Sun Feb 18, 2024 1:42 pm

ThrowawayForApplied wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:26 am
Hey, I ended up getting waitlisted at USC with the following email:


Dear Mathematicians,

On behalf of the Mathematics Department at the University of Southern California, I am writing to let you know that you are on our admissions Waitlist for our Ph.D. program. Your application is top-rated by the graduate committee, and you are in our list of 40 students to whom we hope to make offers. Unfortunately, we cannot make more offers at this point, so you are on our waitlist. We realize this is not the news you hoped to receive, and it is not the news we hoped to convey! We received almost 400 applications to our graduate program and have only 16 spots we can fill. We know that we will be able to open more offers “down the line”, but I’ve not yet been informed of how many or when that will be. We absolutely would love to have you at USC, and we very much hope to get an offer to you prior to our April 15 deadline for acceptance.

I am happy to share a few details of our program now, so that you have more time to consider before our deadline. Our offer of admission includes a 5 year support package with 1 year of fellowship (no teaching) and 4 years of teaching assistantship (usually 12 hours or fewer per week). We cover tuition and give students a stipend of $40,000 per year. Students also have full health insurance and other benefits. Students who choose to remain on campus during the summer and take summer courses receive an additional summer stipend of about $4,000.

In July, our Mathematics Graduate Student Association will host a virtual “Where to live in LA” session to orient incoming students to the different LA neighborhoods, give tips for finding housing, and play matchmaker for those looking for roommates.

In August, we will host a 2-day orientation for incoming students in the week prior to the start of term. In this orientation, we’ll cover logistics of stipends and offer a crash course in teaching at USC. New students will also take a “Practicum in Teaching” course during your first semester to help adjust to life on the other side of the classroom. All incoming students have a one-on-one meeting with me, the Director of Graduate Studies, to help select first semester courses to align with their interests and meet the basic requirements of the program. Students will also have a temporary advisor in their field of interest to help navigate our more advanced course offering and begin their research program.
Considering theres 40 people on the list, should I just consider this a soft-reject, in the sense I am unlikely to get off it? What experiences similar do you or other people you know in the past have with waitlists?
I think there might be a decent chance. Based on what I am seeing in this forum, a number of people already admitted to USC have also been admitted to certains more popular options, which indicates that there is a good chance of them eventually turning down the offer to USC. However, this trickling down of offers probably would take time. I think the same goes for most of the other "match/safety" schools.

cangaroo
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2023 3:48 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by cangaroo » Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:42 pm

ipso_cheeto wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:46 pm
cangaroo wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:39 pm
Undergrad Institution: R1 Private School
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): CS
GPA: 4.0
Math GPA: 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (94%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (91%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 890 (92%)

Program Applying: Applied Math unless otherwise noted

Research Experience: Some research in numerical solutions of PDEs at my home university
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A couple of GPA and academic awards from home university as well as two time finalist for COMAP MCM.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Not much, just tutored a bit at a Kumon center in high school and some private tutoring over Summers
Math Courses Taken: many courses in applied and pure math

Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Have a very good relationship with letter writers, taken a handful of graduate courses, studied abroad at a top 50 QS ranking university in Asia and received all A+ in several pure math courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applied to some fellowships

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
NYU Courant - Accepted 2/5
Princeton - Applied
Brown - Applied
MIT - Rejected 2/09
UCLA -Accepted 1/30
Stanford - ICME Applied
Cornell - Accepted 1/30
UT Austin - Applied Withdrawn
Caltech - Interview
UChicago - Accepted 2/09
Northwestern - Accepted 2/07
UMaryland - Accepted 2/07
UMich - Applied
UWashington - Accepted 12/21 Declined

Figured I would add my profile and results since I browse the forum so much.
Hey, congrats on all your acceptances. You must have a killer profile. I was wondering if you could expand a little on your interview at Caltech? Did they reach out to you about interviewing, or had you already been in contact via reach-outs or intros prior (which is to say... how 'official' was the interview). Also, what is your focus/when was the interview/etc.

Congrats again!
Thanks! One of my POIs reached out to me and invited me to the interview. My focus is primarily numerical analysis and the interview was just a few days ago.

ThrowawayForApplied
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:14 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by ThrowawayForApplied » Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:09 pm

Surieo Bronte wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 1:42 pm
ThrowawayForApplied wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:26 am
Hey, I ended up getting waitlisted at USC with the following email:


Dear Mathematicians,

On behalf of the Mathematics Department at the University of Southern California, I am writing to let you know that you are on our admissions Waitlist for our Ph.D. program. Your application is top-rated by the graduate committee, and you are in our list of 40 students to whom we hope to make offers. Unfortunately, we cannot make more offers at this point, so you are on our waitlist. We realize this is not the news you hoped to receive, and it is not the news we hoped to convey! We received almost 400 applications to our graduate program and have only 16 spots we can fill. We know that we will be able to open more offers “down the line”, but I’ve not yet been informed of how many or when that will be. We absolutely would love to have you at USC, and we very much hope to get an offer to you prior to our April 15 deadline for acceptance.

I am happy to share a few details of our program now, so that you have more time to consider before our deadline. Our offer of admission includes a 5 year support package with 1 year of fellowship (no teaching) and 4 years of teaching assistantship (usually 12 hours or fewer per week). We cover tuition and give students a stipend of $40,000 per year. Students also have full health insurance and other benefits. Students who choose to remain on campus during the summer and take summer courses receive an additional summer stipend of about $4,000.

In July, our Mathematics Graduate Student Association will host a virtual “Where to live in LA” session to orient incoming students to the different LA neighborhoods, give tips for finding housing, and play matchmaker for those looking for roommates.

In August, we will host a 2-day orientation for incoming students in the week prior to the start of term. In this orientation, we’ll cover logistics of stipends and offer a crash course in teaching at USC. New students will also take a “Practicum in Teaching” course during your first semester to help adjust to life on the other side of the classroom. All incoming students have a one-on-one meeting with me, the Director of Graduate Studies, to help select first semester courses to align with their interests and meet the basic requirements of the program. Students will also have a temporary advisor in their field of interest to help navigate our more advanced course offering and begin their research program.
Considering theres 40 people on the list, should I just consider this a soft-reject, in the sense I am unlikely to get off it? What experiences similar do you or other people you know in the past have with waitlists?
I think there might be a decent chance. Based on what I am seeing in this forum, a number of people already admitted to USC have also been admitted to certains more popular options, which indicates that there is a good chance of them eventually turning down the offer to USC. However, this trickling down of offers probably would take time. I think the same goes for most of the other "match/safety" schools.
How long do you think I should wait before reaching out with a letter about why I like the program, and its strengths and my passion for it? I was thinking around mid March, but would like advice

KovenFan
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 21, 2023 2:22 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by KovenFan » Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:51 pm

Keep these discussions to the sweat thread.

probabelitist
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2023 4:22 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by probabelitist » Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:44 am

KovenFan wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:51 pm
Keep these discussions to the sweat thread.
You're such a toxic presence to this forum, judging by your post history. Why do you think anyone cares where you think a discussion belongs?

curtis95112
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2023 2:48 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by curtis95112 » Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:48 pm

probabelitist wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:44 am
KovenFan wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:51 pm
Keep these discussions to the sweat thread.
You're such a toxic presence to this forum, judging by your post history. Why do you think anyone cares where you think a discussion belongs?
Actually it's good to only have profiles in the profiles thread. I don't want to trawl through incredibly specific discussions when I'm reading this thread, I just want to see profiles and results.

probabelitist
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2023 4:22 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by probabelitist » Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:57 pm

curtis95112 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:48 pm
probabelitist wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:44 am
KovenFan wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:51 pm
Keep these discussions to the sweat thread.
You're such a toxic presence to this forum, judging by your post history. Why do you think anyone cares where you think a discussion belongs?
Actually it's good to only have profiles in the profiles thread. I don't want to trawl through incredibly specific discussions when I'm reading this thread, I just want to see profiles and results.
The trade-off in you having to scroll through "incredibly specific discussions", compared to that faced by people asking profile-specific questions, is pretty menial, I'd say. Besides, those "incredibly specific discussions" often help many people. There also aren't that many.

Floaty
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:46 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Floaty » Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:52 am

In any case, there is another thread made for the purpose of exactly these kind of discussions. Doesn't make sense to have them here too.

schakraborty091199
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:20 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by schakraborty091199 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:38 pm

schakraborty091199 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:37 pm
Undergrad Institution: Big Public University Top 50 and Community College
Masters Institution:[/b] Big Public University Top 20
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):None
GPA:3.11 (Undergrad Only No Transfer) - explained in SOP family issues caregiver role
Math GPA:3.51 (w/ Transfer)
Math Grad GPA: 3.944
Type of Student: Domestic, Female, Immigrant

GRE Revised General Test:321
Q:161
V:160
W:6.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not submit
M:Did not submit


Program Applying:
Applied Math

Research Experience:1 preprint, 6 posters, 2 talks (one at premier conference in field) 27 months of research experience in 3 labs in undergrad and 1 in masters
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:School research awards in undergrad and grad, 1 publication, 3 scholarships from sorority
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - 2 years, Grader - 1 year, Course Instructor - 1 semester, Tutor - 7 years, National Lab Internship, Ambassador for Company, Data Analyst, Graduate Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Math Courses Taken: Abstract Algebra I, II, Real Analysis I, II, Numerical Analysis, Computational Math I, II, Applied Math I, II, Stochastic Computational Methods, Mathematical Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Measure Theory, Measure-Theoretic Probability Theory, Probability Theory, Calc 1-3, ODE, Linear Algebra, Abstract Linear Algebra, Applied Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Machine Learning, Complex Analysis (Undergrad), Graduate Complex Analysis
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Famous recommender in their field, 2 research professors, 1 teaching professor, National Lab Internship, On National Board of Sorority, Graduate Mentor for Undergraduates, Math Club President, Undergraduate Research Society Secretary
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:family issues caregiver role, inconsistent education with gaps, applied to fellowships, student editor of undergraduate research journal, went to IU Bloomington invited in-person program for grad school applications and met with professors (was competitive to get into)

Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)

Reach
- Northwestern - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon inquiry 2/6
- UChicago - Applied Math - Rejected (2/9)
- UT Austin - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UW Seattle - Applied Math - Deferred to Unfunded Masters
- Notre Dame - Applied Math - Interview Invite 2/13 - Interview 2/15 - Waitlist 2/21
- UMich - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Duke - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Georgia Tech - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Vanderbilt - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Johns Hopkins - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UPenn - Applied Math - Submitted (12/26) Waiting

- UW Madison - Applied Math - 2/9 Rejected

Target
- Purdue - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- IU Bloomington - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- UMN - Applied Math - Waitlist (2/16)
- UMD - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Penn State - Applied Math - Officially accepted with fellowship 2/13
- OSU - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting
- Rutgers - Applied Math - Waitlisted upon Inquiry (2/6)
- Michigan State - Applied Math - Accepted - Asked to send official transcripts 1/23 - Officially accepted with fellowship 2/13
- NCSU - Applied Math - Rejected (2/7)
- Alabama - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting

Wildcard
- Georgetown - Applied Math - Submitted (12/12) Waiting (Only because it is a brand new program)

am4407
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:14 pm

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by am4407 » Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:15 pm

Undergrad Institution: Columbia University
Major(s):[Economics-Mathematics]
Minor(s):[None]
GPA:[3.514]
Math GPA:[3.54]
Type of Student: (Domestic African American, Non-binary)

GRE Revised General Test:[N/A]
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[Not great and didn't submit to most schools]

Program Applying:
(Applied Math)

Research Experience: (Worked on two separate research projects in Economics/Statistical Analysis. One analyzing the affect of student input variables on performance in flipped economics courses. The second (accepted for publishing) was on competitive balance in the NBA and the affect of superteams)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Deans List in 4 of 8 semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Mathematics Teaching-Middle School Math)
Math Courses Taken: Calc I-IV, Linear Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Variables, Analysis and Optimization, Ordinary Differential Equations, )

Applying to Where:
Stony Brook - Program Applied Math / Accepted! 1/26
Maryland-Applied Math Rejected 1/26
UCLA - Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Harvard - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign -Math/ Rejected 2/9
University of Chicago - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
UCLA -Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected 1/22
UIC - Math/Pending
Michigan-Applied Math / Pending
Columbia-Applied Math / Pending
NYU Applied Math / Pending
CUNY - Math / Pending

greenface1998
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:02 am

Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by greenface1998 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:28 pm

am4407 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:15 pm
Undergrad Institution: Columbia University
Major(s):[Economics-Mathematics]
Minor(s):[None]
GPA:[3.514]
Math GPA:[3.54]
Type of Student: (Domestic African American, Non-binary)

GRE Revised General Test:[N/A]
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[Not great and didn't submit to most schools]

Program Applying:
(Applied Math)

Research Experience: (Worked on two separate research projects in Economics/Statistical Analysis. One analyzing the affect of student input variables on performance in flipped economics courses. The second (accepted for publishing) was on competitive balance in the NBA and the affect of superteams)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Deans List in 4 of 8 semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Mathematics Teaching-Middle School Math)
Math Courses Taken: Calc I-IV, Linear Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Variables, Analysis and Optimization, Ordinary Differential Equations, )

Applying to Where:
Stony Brook - Program Applied Math / Accepted! 1/26
Maryland-Applied Math Rejected 1/26
UCLA - Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Harvard - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign -Math/ Rejected 2/9
University of Chicago - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
UCLA -Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected 1/22
UIC - Math/Pending
Michigan-Applied Math / Pending
Columbia-Applied Math / Pending
NYU Applied Math / Pending
CUNY - Math / Pending


Did UMD send you an actual rejection email? Bc I haven’t gotten anything from them and I’m not sure if I’m rejected or waitlisted.

Aerolabi
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Re: 2024 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Aerolabi » Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:53 pm

greenface1998 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:28 pm
am4407 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:15 pm
Undergrad Institution: Columbia University
Major(s):[Economics-Mathematics]
Minor(s):[None]
GPA:[3.514]
Math GPA:[3.54]
Type of Student: (Domestic African American, Non-binary)

GRE Revised General Test:[N/A]
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[Not great and didn't submit to most schools]

Program Applying:
(Applied Math)

Research Experience: (Worked on two separate research projects in Economics/Statistical Analysis. One analyzing the affect of student input variables on performance in flipped economics courses. The second (accepted for publishing) was on competitive balance in the NBA and the affect of superteams)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Deans List in 4 of 8 semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Mathematics Teaching-Middle School Math)
Math Courses Taken: Calc I-IV, Linear Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Variables, Analysis and Optimization, Ordinary Differential Equations, )

Applying to Where:
Stony Brook - Program Applied Math / Accepted! 1/26
Maryland-Applied Math Rejected 1/26
UCLA - Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Harvard - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign -Math/ Rejected 2/9
University of Chicago - Applied Math / Rejected 2/9
UCLA -Applied Math / Rejected 2/7
Brown - Applied Math / Rejected 1/22
UIC - Math/Pending
Michigan-Applied Math / Pending
Columbia-Applied Math / Pending
NYU Applied Math / Pending
CUNY - Math / Pending


Did UMD send you an actual rejection email? Bc I haven’t gotten anything from them and I’m not sure if I’m rejected or waitlisted.


I have the same issue.



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