2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Traditionally, we start this profiles thread. Good luck to everyone applying for the graduate math related programs!
Please try to adhere to the following format:
[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)
[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)
[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)
[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]
[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Please try to adhere to the following format:
[b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))
[b]Major(s):[/b]
[b]Minor(s):[/b]
[b]GPA:[/b]
[b]Type of Student:[/b] (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)
[b]GRE Revised General Test:[/b]
[b]Q:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]V:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]W:[/b] x.x (xx%)
[b]GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:[/b]
[b]M:[/b] xxx (xx%)
[b]TOEFL Score:[/b] (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)
[b]Program Applying:[/b] (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)
[b]Research Experience:[/b] (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:[/b] (Within your school or outside?)
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:[/b] (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:[/b] (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:[/b]
[b]Applying to Where:[/b] (Color use here is welcome)
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
[u]School[/u]  Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top 20 Private University(US News)
Major(s): Finance & Accounting
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.51 (3.87 Last 2 Years)
Type of Student: DWM
Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News)
Concentration: MS in Pure Math
GPA: 3.97
GRE General Test (Retake):
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (Retake):
M: 840 (89%)
Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research, Statistics
Research Experience: 2 Summers With Office of Naval Research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for management accounting sophomore year (prolly not applicable, but it is teaching exp)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad classes with all A's (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Applied Math I&II, Research Course in Minimal Surfaces)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
GPA over the past four years = 3.92
Professors indicated my score on the PhD analysis qual (taken to receive my MS) was the highest my year and for a few years
Applying to Where:
Harvard  Statistics  Rejected  2/10
Yale  Statistics  Interview  1/23, Waitlisted  2/7, Rejected 4/18
Stanford  Statistics  Rejected  2/14
Princeton  ORFE  Rejected  2/29
Wharton  Statistics  Rejected  2/10
Columbia  Statistics  Rejected  4/3
UChicago  Statistics  Rejected  3/14
NYUStern  Statistics  Rejected  3/12
Duke  Decision Sciences  Rejected  2/24
UMichigan  AIM  Rejected  4/10
UMaryland  AMSC  Rejected  4/10
Berkeley  Applied Math  Rejected  2/28
UTAustin  Pure Math  Rejected  2/28
UCSD  Pure Math  Rejected  2/28
NYU  Pure Math  Rejected  4/9
NDSEG Fellowship  Rejected  4/13
Major(s): Finance & Accounting
Minor(s): Mathematics
GPA: 3.51 (3.87 Last 2 Years)
Type of Student: DWM
Grad Institution: Top 70 Math (US News)
Concentration: MS in Pure Math
GPA: 3.97
GRE General Test (Retake):
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (Retake):
M: 840 (89%)
Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research, Statistics
Research Experience: 2 Summers With Office of Naval Research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: N/A
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for management accounting sophomore year (prolly not applicable, but it is teaching exp)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 7 grad classes with all A's (Measure Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Applied Math I&II, Research Course in Minimal Surfaces)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
GPA over the past four years = 3.92
Professors indicated my score on the PhD analysis qual (taken to receive my MS) was the highest my year and for a few years
Applying to Where:
Harvard  Statistics  Rejected  2/10
Yale  Statistics  Interview  1/23, Waitlisted  2/7, Rejected 4/18
Stanford  Statistics  Rejected  2/14
Princeton  ORFE  Rejected  2/29
Wharton  Statistics  Rejected  2/10
Columbia  Statistics  Rejected  4/3
UChicago  Statistics  Rejected  3/14
NYUStern  Statistics  Rejected  3/12
Duke  Decision Sciences  Rejected  2/24
UMichigan  AIM  Rejected  4/10
UMaryland  AMSC  Rejected  4/10
Berkeley  Applied Math  Rejected  2/28
UTAustin  Pure Math  Rejected  2/28
UCSD  Pure Math  Rejected  2/28
NYU  Pure Math  Rejected  4/9
NDSEG Fellowship  Rejected  4/13
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top 10 State School
Major(s): Math, Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.7 overall, 4.0 math, 3.8 physics
Position in Class: Top for both majors, but they are small classes since I am graduating in the fall
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 590 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
M: 730 (69%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: 1.5 years in experimental nonlinear dynamics, 1 summer internship in optics lab, 1 REU abroad in mathematical physics, 1 REU at Caltech in mathematical physics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing unusual.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a semester
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate coursework in algebra, differential topology/geometry, functional analysis, operator theory, quantum mechanics. Significant research in areas of interest.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Interested primarily in mathematical physics, operator algebras/noncommutative geometry, lowdimensional topology, and algebraic geometry.
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  Pure Math  Rejected by email  2/24/12
Caltech  Pure Math  Rejected in person  2/16/12. Was visiting friends on campus and asked admissions committee person.
Chicago  Pure Math  Rejected by mail  2/7/12
Duke  Pure Math  Accepted via Website  2/6/12. Fully funded but no details beyond that. Declined 3/11/12
Georgia Tech  Pure Math  Accepted via email  2/19/12. Funding of $2,100/month as a TA, Declined 3/16/12
MIT  Pure Math  Rejected by email  2/22/12
Northwestern  Pure Math  Wait listed via Email  2/3/12, Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
Penn State  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted via Email  2/3/12. $24k stipend for academic year (TA), $4k for summer, first year fellowship (no teaching). Attending!
UCSD  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  2/5/12
UPenn  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
UT Austin  Pure Math  Wait listed via Email  2/10/12, Application Withdrawn  3/16/12
NSF GRFP  Honorable Mention  3/30/12
Major(s): Math, Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.7 overall, 4.0 math, 3.8 physics
Position in Class: Top for both majors, but they are small classes since I am graduating in the fall
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Scores:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 590 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
M: 730 (69%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: 1.5 years in experimental nonlinear dynamics, 1 summer internship in optics lab, 1 REU abroad in mathematical physics, 1 REU at Caltech in mathematical physics.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Nothing unusual.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for a semester
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate coursework in algebra, differential topology/geometry, functional analysis, operator theory, quantum mechanics. Significant research in areas of interest.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Interested primarily in mathematical physics, operator algebras/noncommutative geometry, lowdimensional topology, and algebraic geometry.
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  Pure Math  Rejected by email  2/24/12
Caltech  Pure Math  Rejected in person  2/16/12. Was visiting friends on campus and asked admissions committee person.
Chicago  Pure Math  Rejected by mail  2/7/12
Duke  Pure Math  Accepted via Website  2/6/12. Fully funded but no details beyond that. Declined 3/11/12
Georgia Tech  Pure Math  Accepted via email  2/19/12. Funding of $2,100/month as a TA, Declined 3/16/12
MIT  Pure Math  Rejected by email  2/22/12
Northwestern  Pure Math  Wait listed via Email  2/3/12, Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
Penn State  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted via Email  2/3/12. $24k stipend for academic year (TA), $4k for summer, first year fellowship (no teaching). Attending!
UCSD  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  2/5/12
UPenn  Pure Math  Application Withdrawn  3/11/12
UT Austin  Pure Math  Wait listed via Email  2/10/12, Application Withdrawn  3/16/12
NSF GRFP  Honorable Mention  3/30/12
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school, middleranked in math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 4.0 math
Position in Class: Doing well
Type of Student: white guy
GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%) (corresponds to 770780 on the old scale)
V: 162 (90%) (corresponds to 630640 on the old scale)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 650 (51%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, Grader for upperlevel classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have taken 4 grad classes (two semesters of algebra, one semester each of general and algebraic topology) by graduation. I'm interested in number theory and algebraic geometry, and say so explicitly on my apps.
Applying to Where:
University of TexasAustin  Rejected 2/29
University of WisconsinMadison  Rejected
University of Arizona  Rejected
Boston University  Rejected
University of Georgia  Accepted 1/18. Offered TAship with VIGRE assistantship for the first year 3/08. Attending
University of MassachusettsAmherst  Waitlisted 2/22
Florida State University  Accepted 2/14
Boston College  Rejected
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 4.0 math
Position in Class: Doing well
Type of Student: white guy
GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%) (corresponds to 770780 on the old scale)
V: 162 (90%) (corresponds to 630640 on the old scale)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 650 (51%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, Grader for upperlevel classes
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Will have taken 4 grad classes (two semesters of algebra, one semester each of general and algebraic topology) by graduation. I'm interested in number theory and algebraic geometry, and say so explicitly on my apps.
Applying to Where:
University of TexasAustin  Rejected 2/29
University of WisconsinMadison  Rejected
University of Arizona  Rejected
Boston University  Rejected
University of Georgia  Accepted 1/18. Offered TAship with VIGRE assistantship for the first year 3/08. Attending
University of MassachusettsAmherst  Waitlisted 2/22
Florida State University  Accepted 2/14
Boston College  Rejected
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Minnesota
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.8 Math
Position in Class: Near Top
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
M: 660 (53%)
Program Applying: Pure Math (Discrete Math and Combinatorics)
Research Experience: 2 REUs is Math (Operations Research and Combinatorics), Ugrad Thesis in Math (Algebraic Graph Theory), Ugrad Research Assistant in Computer Science (Storage Systems).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List 6 semesters, 2 Scholarships from Math Department, Summa Cum Laude candidate
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Math Competitions (Putnam scores of 11 and 22, and MAA/NCS 2 top third finishes),
Applying to where:
UCSD  Pending  Rejected, EMail 2/28/2012
Rutgers  Rejected, Website 3/14/2012
Illinois Urbana Champaign  Rejected, EMail 2/22/2012
Washington  Rejected, EMail 3/5/2012
CMU  Pending
Brandeis  Pending
UC  Davis  Pending
Michigan State  Accepted, Postal Mail 2/9/2012, TA $769 biweekly
Pitt  Pending
Major(s): Math, Computer Science
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.8 Math
Position in Class: Near Top
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Scores:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 162 (89%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
M: 660 (53%)
Program Applying: Pure Math (Discrete Math and Combinatorics)
Research Experience: 2 REUs is Math (Operations Research and Combinatorics), Ugrad Thesis in Math (Algebraic Graph Theory), Ugrad Research Assistant in Computer Science (Storage Systems).
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List 6 semesters, 2 Scholarships from Math Department, Summa Cum Laude candidate
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, Grader
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Math Competitions (Putnam scores of 11 and 22, and MAA/NCS 2 top third finishes),
Applying to where:
UCSD  Pending  Rejected, EMail 2/28/2012
Rutgers  Rejected, Website 3/14/2012
Illinois Urbana Champaign  Rejected, EMail 2/22/2012
Washington  Rejected, EMail 3/5/2012
CMU  Pending
Brandeis  Pending
UC  Davis  Pending
Michigan State  Accepted, Postal Mail 2/9/2012, TA $769 biweekly
Pitt  Pending
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Kind of small public university
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.4 ish
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE General Test:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Let's not talk about it. It was incredibly bad.
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Did some stuff in physics, but I don't think it will really count.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various math department scholarships, leadership scholarships, money from the Honors Program at my school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've been working as a math tutor since sophomore year and I've run the math club for a couple of years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm going to have some damn good letters of rec.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Was, until recently, a physics major, which is why my GPA is so low. I've consistently gotten A's in my math classes.
Someone here has to get information for the nonoutstanding of us.
Applying at:
Rice Universitypending(due 21)
University of Arizonapending(due 115)
Colorado Statepending(due 21)
University of Oregonpending(due 115)
Oregon Statepending(due 115)
University of New Mexicopending(due 215)
New Mexico Statepending(due 21)
lol, rejected pretty much everywhere. That's what I get I suppose. I was basically a year behind because I switched from physics to math, and I had only had a semester of analysis and a semester of algebra when I applied. I'll be taking a 5th year and trying again with some grad classes and research under my belt. See you all next year.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.4 ish
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE General Test:
Q: 162 (87%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: Let's not talk about it. It was incredibly bad.
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Did some stuff in physics, but I don't think it will really count.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Various math department scholarships, leadership scholarships, money from the Honors Program at my school.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I've been working as a math tutor since sophomore year and I've run the math club for a couple of years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm going to have some damn good letters of rec.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Was, until recently, a physics major, which is why my GPA is so low. I've consistently gotten A's in my math classes.
Someone here has to get information for the nonoutstanding of us.
Applying at:
Rice Universitypending(due 21)
University of Arizonapending(due 115)
Colorado Statepending(due 21)
University of Oregonpending(due 115)
Oregon Statepending(due 115)
University of New Mexicopending(due 215)
New Mexico Statepending(due 21)
lol, rejected pretty much everywhere. That's what I get I suppose. I was basically a year behind because I switched from physics to math, and I had only had a semester of analysis and a semester of algebra when I applied. I'll be taking a 5th year and trying again with some grad classes and research under my belt. See you all next year.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Large public university
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
GPA: 4.0 for the time being; may dip slightly after this semester
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE:
Q: 167 (95%). Was actually a little surprised I missed anything at all.
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
M: 700 (63%) :/
Program Applying: Applied Mathematics
Research experience: One numerically focused project that I started in July of last year, though it didn't really get going until fall of last year. The paper for this project is in a draft stage at present; my mentors and I are intending to submit it to the SIAM journal on applied dynamical systems. If we had decided to submit it to an undergrad journal it would probably already be submitted.
Awards: Half ride in undergrad, Dean's List throughout, some awards inside my departments
Miscellaneous: Don't think I have much here.
Applying to where:
University of Maryland College Park
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Princeton University (rejected 2/14)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (accepted 2/15)
Boston University
University of Delaware (accepted 3/1, $17,500 first year fellowship 3/2)
Major(s): Chemistry, Mathematics
GPA: 4.0 for the time being; may dip slightly after this semester
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE:
Q: 167 (95%). Was actually a little surprised I missed anything at all.
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
M: 700 (63%) :/
Program Applying: Applied Mathematics
Research experience: One numerically focused project that I started in July of last year, though it didn't really get going until fall of last year. The paper for this project is in a draft stage at present; my mentors and I are intending to submit it to the SIAM journal on applied dynamical systems. If we had decided to submit it to an undergrad journal it would probably already be submitted.
Awards: Half ride in undergrad, Dean's List throughout, some awards inside my departments
Miscellaneous: Don't think I have much here.
Applying to where:
University of Maryland College Park
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Princeton University (rejected 2/14)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (accepted 2/15)
Boston University
University of Delaware (accepted 3/1, $17,500 first year fellowship 3/2)
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergraduate Institution: Large public university
Major: Mathematics, Minor: Physics
GPA: 3.75 overall, 3.99 in major
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE:
Q: 164 (91%) (Unsure of what this is on old scale)
V: 157 (77%) (Ditto)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 710 (65%)  Feels bad, man
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: 3 years research in quantum mechanics and signal processing. Currently writing a paper on which I am first author, still ongoing. I'm constantly adding new material to further solidify the theory but the paper is nearing completion. To be published in a timefrequency analysis journal. One or two papers will be following it, assuming it is accepted.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, not accepting financial award.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Ran a workshop for university physics (E&M section), was secretary of SPS chapter
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took a graduate course in scattering theory and a graduate course in complex analysis. As in both courses.
Applying to Where:
University of Texas at Austin  Rejected via email April 27th
Brown Rejected via email February 7th
Cornell Rejected via email March 8th
Stony Brook Rejected via email March 23rd
University of Waterloo Accepted March 12th with 32.5k for the first year!, Attending
Waterloo was my top choice by far and I'm very surprised that I got in. As for why I didn't get into the others, I'm not so sure. My future advisor does quantum information and quantum gravity research and I'm very excited to work for him. Because Waterloo is outside the US, I will not be able to accept the financial award that goes with the NSF. I have to say that I was a bit shocked that I was flatout rejected by the other schools. UT did not surprise me as I had made some huge errors during the application process.. (I forgot to fill out the math department's application..) As for the others, I'm not sure. But no hard feelings.
Major: Mathematics, Minor: Physics
GPA: 3.75 overall, 3.99 in major
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE:
Q: 164 (91%) (Unsure of what this is on old scale)
V: 157 (77%) (Ditto)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 710 (65%)  Feels bad, man
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: 3 years research in quantum mechanics and signal processing. Currently writing a paper on which I am first author, still ongoing. I'm constantly adding new material to further solidify the theory but the paper is nearing completion. To be published in a timefrequency analysis journal. One or two papers will be following it, assuming it is accepted.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, not accepting financial award.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Ran a workshop for university physics (E&M section), was secretary of SPS chapter
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took a graduate course in scattering theory and a graduate course in complex analysis. As in both courses.
Applying to Where:
University of Texas at Austin  Rejected via email April 27th
Brown Rejected via email February 7th
Cornell Rejected via email March 8th
Stony Brook Rejected via email March 23rd
University of Waterloo Accepted March 12th with 32.5k for the first year!, Attending
Waterloo was my top choice by far and I'm very surprised that I got in. As for why I didn't get into the others, I'm not so sure. My future advisor does quantum information and quantum gravity research and I'm very excited to work for him. Because Waterloo is outside the US, I will not be able to accept the financial award that goes with the NSF. I have to say that I was a bit shocked that I was flatout rejected by the other schools. UT did not surprise me as I had made some huge errors during the application process.. (I forgot to fill out the math department's application..) As for the others, I'm not sure. But no hard feelings.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergraduate Institution: USNEWS top 10, private
Major: Mathematics, Economics
GPA: 3.9 overall, 3.96 in major
Type of Student: International student
GRE:
Q: 720
V: 800
W: 4.5
M: 860
Program Applying: Applied Math (Math Finance)
Research Experience: 1 years research experience in a nationalrenowned institution. One semester RA in statistics department.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMO Silver Medal. Putnam. University and Departmental scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NO
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took graduate level real analysis,complex analysis, algebra, PDE, ODE, Stochastic PDE, Differential Geometry. Recommendations should be strong.
Applying to Where:
Princeton  ORFE
Columbia  math
Cornell applied math
Yaleapplied math
CMUapplied math
Stanford  statistics
NYU  Applied math
UTaustin  math
Rutgers  statistics
Upenn  applied math
UNC  Operation Research
Maybe UCLA, UCSD, UCSB...
Major: Mathematics, Economics
GPA: 3.9 overall, 3.96 in major
Type of Student: International student
GRE:
Q: 720
V: 800
W: 4.5
M: 860
Program Applying: Applied Math (Math Finance)
Research Experience: 1 years research experience in a nationalrenowned institution. One semester RA in statistics department.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: IMO Silver Medal. Putnam. University and Departmental scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: NO
Any Miscellaneous Points That Might Help: Took graduate level real analysis,complex analysis, algebra, PDE, ODE, Stochastic PDE, Differential Geometry. Recommendations should be strong.
Applying to Where:
Princeton  ORFE
Columbia  math
Cornell applied math
Yaleapplied math
CMUapplied math
Stanford  statistics
NYU  Applied math
UTaustin  math
Rutgers  statistics
Upenn  applied math
UNC  Operation Research
Maybe UCLA, UCSD, UCSB...
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: big state school, top 20 in math, transfer from a very good institution
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA:3.85
Position in Class: top
Type of Student: International male
GRE Scores:
Q: 800(94%)
V: 710(98%)
W: 3.5 (24%)
M: 860(92%)
IBT: 96(S 22)
Program Applying: Applied Math, numerical analysis.
Research Experience: no pubs, a senior project, a research project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two courses, proctoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses, many undergra tough courses, strong recommendations.
Applying to Where:
UMN  Applied Math Accepted 24/2 with Taship 16K + 2K summer
UCLAApplied Math Rejected 24/2
Brown  Applied Math Rejected 13/2
UT A&MApplied Mathwithdraw
UT AustinApplied Mathpending
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA:3.85
Position in Class: top
Type of Student: International male
GRE Scores:
Q: 800(94%)
V: 710(98%)
W: 3.5 (24%)
M: 860(92%)
IBT: 96(S 22)
Program Applying: Applied Math, numerical analysis.
Research Experience: no pubs, a senior project, a research project.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 scholarships.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for two courses, proctoring.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses, many undergra tough courses, strong recommendations.
Applying to Where:
UMN  Applied Math Accepted 24/2 with Taship 16K + 2K summer
UCLAApplied Math Rejected 24/2
Brown  Applied Math Rejected 13/2
UT A&MApplied Mathwithdraw
UT AustinApplied Mathpending
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small state school you've probably never heard of
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor : Chemistry
GPA: 3.97
Position in Class: top, I guess?
Type of Student: Domestic white female
(Revised) GRE Scores:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 600 (37%) (I'm not sure how this happened. I was getting 6575% on the practice tests. I'm going to go hide in a corner in shame now.)
Physics: 720 (59%)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Mathematical Physics (Math), High Energy Theory (Physics)
Research Experience: 2 year of MD simulations, a couple publications, a poster presentation at an international conference, and an REU in HET.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding student in math, various scholarships, dean's list type stuff, honors societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I was a grader for ODE, PDE, and some intro math classes, and I'm also president of the Society of Physics Students (not sure if grad schools care about these things...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses (Functional Analysis, PDE, Differential Geometry, and Complex Analysis).
Applying:
Duke University (Pure Math)  Rejected 3/28 by email to check website.
Stony Brook (Pure Math)  Accepted(!!!) by mail postmarked 2/9. $20k/9 month TA +Graduate Council Fellowship, $10k/year.  Offer declined. I don't think I can accurately express how much this pained me. Stony Brook is an awesome school, and I was lucky to get accepted there  my decision to go to Boulder over SB had to do with personal considerations.
Penn State (Pure Math)  Rejected 4/25 by email.
Emory (Pure Math)  Accepted 2/7 by email, $19,500/9 mo, health insurance and full tuition remission for up to 5 years.  Offer declined.
UNC Chapel Hill (Pure Math)  Accepted 4/10 by email, $18k TA  Offer Declined.
(The moral of the story: you only need one good acceptance. Also, you can bomb the subject GRE and survive.)
Also, in Physics:
RPI (Physics  HET)  Accepted 1/26 by email  Offer declined.
NC State (Physics  HET) Accepted 1/24 by phone  Offer declined.
U Washington (Physics  HET)  Rejected 3/23 by email.
CU Boulder (Physics HET)  Accepted 2/29 by email, TA/RA + 2k signing bonus  Will attend.
Carnegie Mellon (Physics  HET)  Accepted 2/6 by email, TA "at least" $2150/mo  Offer Declined.
Brown (Physics  HET)  Rejected 2/20 by email to check website.
UC Berkeley (Physics  HET)  Rejected 2/29 by phone inquiry.
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor : Chemistry
GPA: 3.97
Position in Class: top, I guess?
Type of Student: Domestic white female
(Revised) GRE Scores:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
M: 600 (37%) (I'm not sure how this happened. I was getting 6575% on the practice tests. I'm going to go hide in a corner in shame now.)
Physics: 720 (59%)
Program Applying: Pure Math/Mathematical Physics (Math), High Energy Theory (Physics)
Research Experience: 2 year of MD simulations, a couple publications, a poster presentation at an international conference, and an REU in HET.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Outstanding student in math, various scholarships, dean's list type stuff, honors societies
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I was a grader for ODE, PDE, and some intro math classes, and I'm also president of the Society of Physics Students (not sure if grad schools care about these things...)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 4 grad courses (Functional Analysis, PDE, Differential Geometry, and Complex Analysis).
Applying:
Duke University (Pure Math)  Rejected 3/28 by email to check website.
Stony Brook (Pure Math)  Accepted(!!!) by mail postmarked 2/9. $20k/9 month TA +Graduate Council Fellowship, $10k/year.  Offer declined. I don't think I can accurately express how much this pained me. Stony Brook is an awesome school, and I was lucky to get accepted there  my decision to go to Boulder over SB had to do with personal considerations.
Penn State (Pure Math)  Rejected 4/25 by email.
Emory (Pure Math)  Accepted 2/7 by email, $19,500/9 mo, health insurance and full tuition remission for up to 5 years.  Offer declined.
UNC Chapel Hill (Pure Math)  Accepted 4/10 by email, $18k TA  Offer Declined.
(The moral of the story: you only need one good acceptance. Also, you can bomb the subject GRE and survive.)
Also, in Physics:
RPI (Physics  HET)  Accepted 1/26 by email  Offer declined.
NC State (Physics  HET) Accepted 1/24 by phone  Offer declined.
U Washington (Physics  HET)  Rejected 3/23 by email.
CU Boulder (Physics HET)  Accepted 2/29 by email, TA/RA + 2k signing bonus  Will attend.
Carnegie Mellon (Physics  HET)  Accepted 2/6 by email, TA "at least" $2150/mo  Offer Declined.
Brown (Physics  HET)  Rejected 2/20 by email to check website.
UC Berkeley (Physics  HET)  Rejected 2/29 by phone inquiry.
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 Posts: 38
 Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:38 am
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Canadian university, strong faculty in applied math
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 4.18/4.33
Position in class: top
Type of Student: Canadian
Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Position in class: top
GPA: 4.22/4.33
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 147 (36%) no prep at all
W: 4.0 (48%)
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: master's thesis(1.5 years, publishable results), 2 summer research, two undergrad conference talks, a couple of conference poster presentation (including ICIAM 2011, WAVES 2011)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 NSERC USRAs, NSERC CGSM, various university/department level awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 years of TA experience since undergrad, SIAM chapter president, some volunteer experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad level applied math courses (advanced PDE, asymptotics, numerical LA, CFD, integral equation, FEM, spectral methods), several course projects, strong recommendations, supervisor has connections with the schools I am applying to.
Applying to Where:
NYU  Applied math  accepted via email on 03/08/2012
Michigan  AIM  accepted via email on 02/03/2012
Columbia  Applied math
Caltech  Applied math  rejected via email on 03/06/2012
UWSeattle  Applied math  accepted via email on 02/03/2012
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 4.18/4.33
Position in class: top
Type of Student: Canadian
Grad Institution: Same as undergrad
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Position in class: top
GPA: 4.22/4.33
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 147 (36%) no prep at all
W: 4.0 (48%)
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: master's thesis(1.5 years, publishable results), 2 summer research, two undergrad conference talks, a couple of conference poster presentation (including ICIAM 2011, WAVES 2011)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 2 NSERC USRAs, NSERC CGSM, various university/department level awards
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 years of TA experience since undergrad, SIAM chapter president, some volunteer experience
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 8 grad level applied math courses (advanced PDE, asymptotics, numerical LA, CFD, integral equation, FEM, spectral methods), several course projects, strong recommendations, supervisor has connections with the schools I am applying to.
Applying to Where:
NYU  Applied math  accepted via email on 03/08/2012
Michigan  AIM  accepted via email on 02/03/2012
Columbia  Applied math
Caltech  Applied math  rejected via email on 03/06/2012
UWSeattle  Applied math  accepted via email on 02/03/2012
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Public University in Brazil
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):NA
Position in class: 1st
Type of Student: international white female
Applying to Where:
Berkeley Pure Math Pending
UCLA Pure Math Pending
Penn State  Pure Math  Unofficially accepted via email
Princeton Pure Math Rejected via email 01/18/12
UCSD Pure Math Pending
UT Austin  Pure Math  Waitlisted via email
Cornell Pure Math Accepted via email
Caltech Pure Math Rejected via email
UChicago  Pure Math  Waitlisted via email
Harvard Pure Math Rejected via Postal Service
Major(s):Math
Minor(s):NA
Position in class: 1st
Type of Student: international white female
Applying to Where:
Berkeley Pure Math Pending
UCLA Pure Math Pending
Penn State  Pure Math  Unofficially accepted via email
Princeton Pure Math Rejected via email 01/18/12
UCSD Pure Math Pending
UT Austin  Pure Math  Waitlisted via email
Cornell Pure Math Accepted via email
Caltech Pure Math Rejected via email
UChicago  Pure Math  Waitlisted via email
Harvard Pure Math Rejected via Postal Service
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: BigTen State School (top 50 math)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.97 (all 4.0 except one 3.5 in graduate algebra )
Type of Student: domestic white male ♂
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: cancelled scores in October, took again November, awaiting scores
M: 660 (53%) Very disappointed. All my teachers recommended I apply to top schools but it looks like it will be a waste of money just because of this ETS score.
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU (@ top 20 school) in combinatorics/graph theory and a semester of independent study continuing the work, no publication yet but may submit.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1st place inhouse math competition, several academic scholarships, Math in Moscow AMS Travel Grant
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: calc tutor and college algebra TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a couple grad courses, a couple independent studies, Math in Moscow
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have one really good reference (+pro) and three other good ones from some fairly wellknown people. On the downside, I transferred from a community college (con).
Applying to Where:
A lot of schools I won't get into.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): n/a
GPA: 3.97 (all 4.0 except one 3.5 in graduate algebra )
Type of Student: domestic white male ♂
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: cancelled scores in October, took again November, awaiting scores
M: 660 (53%) Very disappointed. All my teachers recommended I apply to top schools but it looks like it will be a waste of money just because of this ETS score.
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Summer REU (@ top 20 school) in combinatorics/graph theory and a semester of independent study continuing the work, no publication yet but may submit.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 1st place inhouse math competition, several academic scholarships, Math in Moscow AMS Travel Grant
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: calc tutor and college algebra TA
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: a couple grad courses, a couple independent studies, Math in Moscow
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I think I have one really good reference (+pro) and three other good ones from some fairly wellknown people. On the downside, I transferred from a community college (con).
Applying to Where:
A lot of schools I won't get into.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school unknown outside of Texas, not ranked in math. It was famous for physics in the 60s and for engineering now.
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Physics, Art and Performance
GPA: 3.954
Type of Student: Domestic Arab Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168/163 (96%/88%)
V: 162/168 (90%/96%)
W: 4.5/5.5 (73%/96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)
Program Applying: Pure Math, Systems Engineering
Research Experience: REU at small school in Topological Graph Theory, will present a talk at the AMS meeting in Boston. Research with a professor at my school on knot invariants, as well as applied math research planned next semester in Topological Quantum Computing. No papers or publications. Undergrad thesis in Knot Theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full scholarship with stipend at my home school, my school doesn't actually give departmental awards.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for the math department for two years, then help room tutor for the past year tutoring for all undergraduate math classes and holding review sessions
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took graduate topology and geometry as a junior as well as analysis and quantum mechanics as a sophomore.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: President of Math Club
Applying to Where:
Safeties:
GWU Applied/Inquiry after I already accepted rice's offer
Reasonable:
LSU ACCEPTED w/$23,000/year fellowship + $1000 first year
A&M REJECTED (This was surprising)
Reach:
Rice ACCEPTED w/$22,000/year fellowship Will Attend
UCSB REJECTED 04/13/12They inquired about my status and when I told them I was already committed to Rice, I got a rejection letter.
Unreasonable:
Cornell Rejected 02/16/12
Caltech Applied Rejected 02/24/12
UT Accepted w/o funding 04/12/12
Fellowships:
NPSC: Offered 04/12/12did not take the fellowship for many reasons
NDSEG: Applied
Major(s): Pure Math
Minor(s): Physics, Art and Performance
GPA: 3.954
Type of Student: Domestic Arab Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168/163 (96%/88%)
V: 162/168 (90%/96%)
W: 4.5/5.5 (73%/96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)
Program Applying: Pure Math, Systems Engineering
Research Experience: REU at small school in Topological Graph Theory, will present a talk at the AMS meeting in Boston. Research with a professor at my school on knot invariants, as well as applied math research planned next semester in Topological Quantum Computing. No papers or publications. Undergrad thesis in Knot Theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full scholarship with stipend at my home school, my school doesn't actually give departmental awards.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for the math department for two years, then help room tutor for the past year tutoring for all undergraduate math classes and holding review sessions
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I took graduate topology and geometry as a junior as well as analysis and quantum mechanics as a sophomore.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: President of Math Club
Applying to Where:
Safeties:
GWU Applied/Inquiry after I already accepted rice's offer
Reasonable:
LSU ACCEPTED w/$23,000/year fellowship + $1000 first year
A&M REJECTED (This was surprising)
Reach:
Rice ACCEPTED w/$22,000/year fellowship Will Attend
UCSB REJECTED 04/13/12They inquired about my status and when I told them I was already committed to Rice, I got a rejection letter.
Unreasonable:
Cornell Rejected 02/16/12
Caltech Applied Rejected 02/24/12
UT Accepted w/o funding 04/12/12
Fellowships:
NPSC: Offered 04/12/12did not take the fellowship for many reasons
NDSEG: Applied
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Elite Liberal Arts
Major(s): Double  Mathematics and Philosophy
Minor(s): We don't have minors
GPA: 3.53
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 700 (63%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: An internship at a psychiatric hospital (the doctor I worked under is writing me a rec for schools that allow more than three), Explorations in Stat Research (an NSFfunded weeklong program for stats)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Doing a senior Honors thesis
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Multivariable Calc and Differential Equations
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have some strong recommendations, as I've been able to get to know my professors fairly well. Also, apparently, I made a good impression on the profs that were at the Explorations in Stat Research program (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, Columbia were the schools that were represented)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I taught an online class on Intro to Statistics in a reddit subreddit.
Applying to Where: All in Statistics
UC Berkeley
University of Washington
Harvard
Carnegie Mellon
University of Wisconsin, Madison  Accepted 2/16
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Columbia
UCLA
UC Davis
Boston University
Major(s): Double  Mathematics and Philosophy
Minor(s): We don't have minors
GPA: 3.53
Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 165 (96%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 700 (63%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: An internship at a psychiatric hospital (the doctor I worked under is writing me a rec for schools that allow more than three), Explorations in Stat Research (an NSFfunded weeklong program for stats)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Doing a senior Honors thesis
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for Multivariable Calc and Differential Equations
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have some strong recommendations, as I've been able to get to know my professors fairly well. Also, apparently, I made a good impression on the profs that were at the Explorations in Stat Research program (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, Columbia were the schools that were represented)
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I taught an online class on Intro to Statistics in a reddit subreddit.
Applying to Where: All in Statistics
UC Berkeley
University of Washington
Harvard
Carnegie Mellon
University of Wisconsin, Madison  Accepted 2/16
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Columbia
UCLA
UC Davis
Boston University
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Regional school, unknown for math
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Art History
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.9 math
Position in Class: No idea
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Scores:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 570 (78%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 700 (63%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Small research project, submitting for publication this term (joint work with two professors)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College scholarship, department scholarships, speaker award at a conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for upperlevel class
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate classes in real analysis, complex analysis, probability, topology, algebraic topology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Worked for 10 years in industry as an analyst while getting bachelor's degree part time. Experience with computer programming (C#, JAVA, VB, SQL), including visualizations in Mathematica.
Applying to Where:
Rutgers  Admitted 2/3 with Fellowship guaranteed for first two years!!!!! ACCEPTED!!!
U Penn  Rejected 4/12
Duke  Waitlisted 4/3, told at top of waitlist, withdrew app 4/10.
UT Austin  Rejected 2/29 by website
Ohio State  Admitted 2/8 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Virginia  Admitted 2/15 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Rochester  Interview 1/24  Admitted 2/2 with Provost fellowship, declined offer.
Florida State  Invited to visit campus 2/4, declined offer.
Northwestern  Rejected 1/22 by website
U Illinois Chicago
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Art History
GPA: 3.8 total, 3.9 math
Position in Class: No idea
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Scores:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 570 (78%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
M: 700 (63%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Small research project, submitting for publication this term (joint work with two professors)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College scholarship, department scholarships, speaker award at a conference
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Grader for upperlevel class
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Graduate classes in real analysis, complex analysis, probability, topology, algebraic topology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Worked for 10 years in industry as an analyst while getting bachelor's degree part time. Experience with computer programming (C#, JAVA, VB, SQL), including visualizations in Mathematica.
Applying to Where:
Rutgers  Admitted 2/3 with Fellowship guaranteed for first two years!!!!! ACCEPTED!!!
U Penn  Rejected 4/12
Duke  Waitlisted 4/3, told at top of waitlist, withdrew app 4/10.
UT Austin  Rejected 2/29 by website
Ohio State  Admitted 2/8 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Virginia  Admitted 2/15 with TA funding, declined offer.
U Rochester  Interview 1/24  Admitted 2/2 with Provost fellowship, declined offer.
Florida State  Invited to visit campus 2/4, declined offer.
Northwestern  Rejected 1/22 by website
U Illinois Chicago
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution:Small Liberal Arts University, U.S.A
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.94, Major: 4.0
Type of Student:International, Male
GRE Revised General Test: (Pending)
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Pending
M:Expecting: 680750 (Many things went wrong, starting with less than 3 hours of sleep the day of the test)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: 1 REU (Paper coauthored, and submitted to The Proceedings of Amer. Soc.), 2 Semesters of Research at my Institution, resulted in a paper, which I presented at and undergraduate conference in mathematics, also submitted for publication at an undergraduate journal (nothing fancy though). Another summer research at my institution+Senior Thesis completed and submitted for publication at a peerreviewed research journal, and accepted for publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Alpha Chi Honors Society, Honors Student, Won a prize at one of Alpha Chi Conventions for best presentation/paper in mathematics in the session. Dean's List (2 semester), Provost's List (5 Semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Tutor, Math Grader (Including but not limited to: Lin. Alg., Diff. Eq., Real Analysis I), Member of the editorial committee of an international journal of mathematics(founded recently)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Had reading courses in: Real Analysis, Algebraic Topology, Abstract Algebra. Also, will give a talk at the Joint Meetings AMS Session. Strong letters of recommendation etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where: (Tentative list, I might have to cut it off)
Reaches
Cornell  Pure Math / Pending
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor  Pure Math / Pending
Brown. Pure math
YalePure Math
More Realistic
Johns Hopkins Pure Math
Rice Pure Math/ Pending
UT, Austin  Pure Math / Pending
Indiana, Bloomington Pure Math / Pending
Ohio State Univ.Pure Math/ Pending
UC, Davis Pure Math/ Pending
Dartmouth CollegePure Math
Univ. of Washington, St. LuisPure Math/ Pending
P.S. In your opinion, do you think my choices are realistic? Feel free to be reasonably harsh in your opinion!
Major(s): Math
Minor(s):
GPA:3.94, Major: 4.0
Type of Student:International, Male
GRE Revised General Test: (Pending)
Q: xxx (xx%)
V: xxx (xx%)
W: x.x (xx%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Pending
M:Expecting: 680750 (Many things went wrong, starting with less than 3 hours of sleep the day of the test)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: 1 REU (Paper coauthored, and submitted to The Proceedings of Amer. Soc.), 2 Semesters of Research at my Institution, resulted in a paper, which I presented at and undergraduate conference in mathematics, also submitted for publication at an undergraduate journal (nothing fancy though). Another summer research at my institution+Senior Thesis completed and submitted for publication at a peerreviewed research journal, and accepted for publication.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Alpha Chi Honors Society, Honors Student, Won a prize at one of Alpha Chi Conventions for best presentation/paper in mathematics in the session. Dean's List (2 semester), Provost's List (5 Semesters)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Math Tutor, Math Grader (Including but not limited to: Lin. Alg., Diff. Eq., Real Analysis I), Member of the editorial committee of an international journal of mathematics(founded recently)
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Had reading courses in: Real Analysis, Algebraic Topology, Abstract Algebra. Also, will give a talk at the Joint Meetings AMS Session. Strong letters of recommendation etc.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to Where: (Tentative list, I might have to cut it off)
Reaches
Cornell  Pure Math / Pending
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor  Pure Math / Pending
Brown. Pure math
YalePure Math
More Realistic
Johns Hopkins Pure Math
Rice Pure Math/ Pending
UT, Austin  Pure Math / Pending
Indiana, Bloomington Pure Math / Pending
Ohio State Univ.Pure Math/ Pending
UC, Davis Pure Math/ Pending
Dartmouth CollegePure Math
Univ. of Washington, St. LuisPure Math/ Pending
P.S. In your opinion, do you think my choices are realistic? Feel free to be reasonably harsh in your opinion!
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 Posts: 10
 Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:37 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top Ivy
Major: Applied Mathematics
Minor(s):Philosophy
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: Minority Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:165 (93%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 4.5 (70%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:
Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)
Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Math
Research Experience: Now researching at MIT. Also TA'ing a graduate school machine learning class there. One paper in preparation in machine learning
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: graduated cum laude
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Leadership position in some organizations, beyond that ?
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Applying to Where: all Ph.D
Harvard  Biostatistics  Interview 1/20/12 Admitted 2/17 declined
MIT  Applied Mathematics declined
UC Berkeley Statistics  Admitted 2/6
MIT  EECS Admitted 2/9
Major: Applied Mathematics
Minor(s):Philosophy
GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: Minority Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:165 (93%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 4.5 (70%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M:
Program Applying: (Pure Math/Applied Math/Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics)
Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Math
Research Experience: Now researching at MIT. Also TA'ing a graduate school machine learning class there. One paper in preparation in machine learning
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: graduated cum laude
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Leadership position in some organizations, beyond that ?
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help:
Applying to Where: all Ph.D
Harvard  Biostatistics  Interview 1/20/12 Admitted 2/17 declined
MIT  Applied Mathematics declined
UC Berkeley Statistics  Admitted 2/6
MIT  EECS Admitted 2/9
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top 70 math dep't (USA Today), and top 10 political science dep't (USA Today)
Major(s): Mathematics, Political Science
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.97 overall, 4.0 math
Type of Student: Domestic, Male
GRE Revised General Test: August 2011
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: November 2011
M: awaiting score (I doubt good performance, maybe 75% if I'm lucky! )
Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, Financial Math, Finance
Research Experience: academic research in linear algebra and professional econometric and empirical research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple of minor awards (e.g. Student of Distinction for Academic Achievements)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, statistical analyst, some volunteer work, some political activism
Applying to Where: (All of the following programs are Ph.D. even financial math programs)
Stanford  Mathematics (Pending)
NYU  Mathematics (Pending)
Columbia  Mathematics (Pending)
Chicago  Applied Mathematics (Pending)
UT Austin  Applied Mathematics (Pending)
MIT  Finance (Pending)
UC Berkeley  Finance (Pending)
UCLA  Finance (Pending)
U Michigan  Finance (Pending)
Princeton  Operations Rsrch and Financial Math (Pending)
Boston  Mathematics Finance (Pending)
UNC  Computational Finance (Pending)
Major(s): Mathematics, Political Science
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.97 overall, 4.0 math
Type of Student: Domestic, Male
GRE Revised General Test: August 2011
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: November 2011
M: awaiting score (I doubt good performance, maybe 75% if I'm lucky! )
Program Applying: Math, Applied Math, Financial Math, Finance
Research Experience: academic research in linear algebra and professional econometric and empirical research
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Couple of minor awards (e.g. Student of Distinction for Academic Achievements)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, statistical analyst, some volunteer work, some political activism
Applying to Where: (All of the following programs are Ph.D. even financial math programs)
Stanford  Mathematics (Pending)
NYU  Mathematics (Pending)
Columbia  Mathematics (Pending)
Chicago  Applied Mathematics (Pending)
UT Austin  Applied Mathematics (Pending)
MIT  Finance (Pending)
UC Berkeley  Finance (Pending)
UCLA  Finance (Pending)
U Michigan  Finance (Pending)
Princeton  Operations Rsrch and Financial Math (Pending)
Boston  Mathematics Finance (Pending)
UNC  Computational Finance (Pending)
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Around 50th Private University(US News)
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: international male
Grad Institution: Same as my undergrad institution. (I'm doing the BS/MS)
Major: Applied math
GPA: 4.0/4.0
GRE General Test :
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 640 (92%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)
Program Applying: Applied Math (Analysis/PDEs)
Research Experience: Several researches with two professors, include my Senior and Master thesis. One publication already (accepted, to appear). Two in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: School Summer research fellowship. Some department awards. Not important.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for introduction to analysis class, advanced calc class, advanced linear algebra class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I will get my bachelor degree and master degree in 4 years... So, I have a lot graduate classes, and some independent study classes as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A
Applying to Where:
Princeton  Rejected 2/14 via email
MIT
Columbia
UChicago  Rejected 2/03 via mail
NYU
Duke
UMarylandCollege Park  Accepted 2/25 with funding via email
Brown  Wait listed 2/18
UMinnesotaTwin Cities
CMU Accepted 1/27 with TA funding via email, upgraded to fellowship in 03/11
Georgia institute of Tech  Accepted 2/19 with funding via email
Good luck for everybody!!!
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: international male
Grad Institution: Same as my undergrad institution. (I'm doing the BS/MS)
Major: Applied math
GPA: 4.0/4.0
GRE General Test :
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 640 (92%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)
Program Applying: Applied Math (Analysis/PDEs)
Research Experience: Several researches with two professors, include my Senior and Master thesis. One publication already (accepted, to appear). Two in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: School Summer research fellowship. Some department awards. Not important.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for introduction to analysis class, advanced calc class, advanced linear algebra class.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I will get my bachelor degree and master degree in 4 years... So, I have a lot graduate classes, and some independent study classes as well.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: N/A
Applying to Where:
Princeton  Rejected 2/14 via email
MIT
Columbia
UChicago  Rejected 2/03 via mail
NYU
Duke
UMarylandCollege Park  Accepted 2/25 with funding via email
Brown  Wait listed 2/18
UMinnesotaTwin Cities
CMU Accepted 1/27 with TA funding via email, upgraded to fellowship in 03/11
Georgia institute of Tech  Accepted 2/19 with funding via email
Good luck for everybody!!!
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: State School, ranked top 15 in Math
Major(s): Mathematics (Applied)
GPA: 3.58
Type of Student: Domestic White Female
Grad Institution: Same school
Major(s): M.A. in Mathematics
GPA: 3.56
Type of Student: Domestic White Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ??? (??%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: 1 REU, Master's report, Graduate Research Assistant at a university research unit, undergrad research assistant to a professor
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University Honors/Dean's list 2 semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA 2 Semesters, 2.5 years experience as a business consultant
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Wisconsin  Statistics  Accepted on 02/15/2012  without funding  Declined 04/06/2012
University of North Carolina  Statistics  Rejected on 04/09/2012
Carnegie Mellon University  Statistics and Machine Learning  Rejected on 02/03/2012
University of Pennsylvania  Statistics  Rejected on 03/07/2012
University of Washington  Statistics  Rejected on 03/30/2012
Cornell University  Statistics  Rejected on 03/14/2012
Iowa State University  Statistics  Accepted on 03/13/2012  $1,750/mo + tuition waiver  Attending!!!
Texas A&M University  Statistics  Accepted on 01/25/2012  $16,400/9 mo + tuition waiver  Declined offer 04/13/2012
University of California  Davis  Statistics  Rejected from waitlist on 04/16/2012
Penn State University  Statistics  Rejected on 02/24/2012
Rice University  Statistics  Accepted on 02/22/2012  $17,500/9 mo + tuition waiver  Declined offer 04/13/2012
Bristol University  Mathematics  Accepted on 02/29/2012  13,500 GBP/year + tuition waiver  Declined offer 03/13/2012
University of Texas  CSEM  Rejected on 03/19/2012
Major(s): Mathematics (Applied)
GPA: 3.58
Type of Student: Domestic White Female
Grad Institution: Same school
Major(s): M.A. in Mathematics
GPA: 3.56
Type of Student: Domestic White Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 3.5 (29%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: ??? (??%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: 1 REU, Master's report, Graduate Research Assistant at a university research unit, undergrad research assistant to a professor
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: University Honors/Dean's list 2 semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA 2 Semesters, 2.5 years experience as a business consultant
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
University of Wisconsin  Statistics  Accepted on 02/15/2012  without funding  Declined 04/06/2012
University of North Carolina  Statistics  Rejected on 04/09/2012
Carnegie Mellon University  Statistics and Machine Learning  Rejected on 02/03/2012
University of Pennsylvania  Statistics  Rejected on 03/07/2012
University of Washington  Statistics  Rejected on 03/30/2012
Cornell University  Statistics  Rejected on 03/14/2012
Iowa State University  Statistics  Accepted on 03/13/2012  $1,750/mo + tuition waiver  Attending!!!
Texas A&M University  Statistics  Accepted on 01/25/2012  $16,400/9 mo + tuition waiver  Declined offer 04/13/2012
University of California  Davis  Statistics  Rejected from waitlist on 04/16/2012
Penn State University  Statistics  Rejected on 02/24/2012
Rice University  Statistics  Accepted on 02/22/2012  $17,500/9 mo + tuition waiver  Declined offer 04/13/2012
Bristol University  Mathematics  Accepted on 02/29/2012  13,500 GBP/year + tuition waiver  Declined offer 03/13/2012
University of Texas  CSEM  Rejected on 03/19/2012
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Here we go:
Undergrad Institution: Big state school.
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.98
Type of Student: dwm
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (87%) (Hope this doesn't hurt me, I'm really poor at standardized tests)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: A couple of independent projects in quantum field theory before I started to focus on pure math. Research in differential geometry and algebraic topology. Two REU's, and several workshops attended. No publications yet, but will write an honors thesis in the area of 4manifold theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: National scholarship for research/academics. Several scholarships for research within my university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored advanced undergraduate math classes (analysis, topology, algebra) for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong letters of recommendation from three professors I have done independent work with. Have taken ~10 graduate classes in math and physics. Also, have given many talks at seminars that grad students and professors attend.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't think so..
Applying to Where:
Cambridge  Part III (MASt Pure Math)  Accepted 1/4/2012
Chicago  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/11/2012
Columbia  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/1/2012
Harvard  Pure Math  Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
MIT  Pure Math Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
Northwestern  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/16/2012  Will Attend.
Rutgers  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/3/2012
UT Austin  Pure Math  Waitlisted
UC Berkeley  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/24/2012
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/3/2012
U Maryland  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/13/2012
UCSB  Pure Math  Accepted via email
U Penn  Pure Math  Accepted via email
U Michigan  Pure Math  Accepted via email
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Undergrad Institution: Big state school.
Major(s): Math and Physics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.98
Type of Student: dwm
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 162 (87%) (Hope this doesn't hurt me, I'm really poor at standardized tests)
V: 156 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: A couple of independent projects in quantum field theory before I started to focus on pure math. Research in differential geometry and algebraic topology. Two REU's, and several workshops attended. No publications yet, but will write an honors thesis in the area of 4manifold theory.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: National scholarship for research/academics. Several scholarships for research within my university.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored advanced undergraduate math classes (analysis, topology, algebra) for 2 years.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Strong letters of recommendation from three professors I have done independent work with. Have taken ~10 graduate classes in math and physics. Also, have given many talks at seminars that grad students and professors attend.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I don't think so..
Applying to Where:
Cambridge  Part III (MASt Pure Math)  Accepted 1/4/2012
Chicago  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/11/2012
Columbia  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/1/2012
Harvard  Pure Math  Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
MIT  Pure Math Rejected via postal 2/3/2012
Northwestern  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/16/2012  Will Attend.
Rutgers  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/3/2012
UT Austin  Pure Math  Waitlisted
UC Berkeley  Pure Math  Accepted via email 1/24/2012
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/3/2012
U Maryland  Pure Math  Accepted via email 2/13/2012
UCSB  Pure Math  Accepted via email
U Penn  Pure Math  Accepted via email
U Michigan  Pure Math  Accepted via email
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
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 Posts: 12
 Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:42 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Caltech
Majors: Mathematics and English
GPA: 2.6 overall, 2.4 in math
Type of Student: American white male
Grad Institution: Oklahoma
Major: M.A. Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (90%)
Program Applying: Pure Math: Algebraic Geometry / Commutative Algebra
Research Experience: I have some results, but I'm unsure whether they're nontrivial to an expert in the field.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None to mention.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a quant for about two years at various places.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Organized the grad student algebra seminar this year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'll be working on some research next semester with a professor whose collaborators on the project are at Georgia. (But I don't plan on continuing on this project for my dissertation.)
Applying to Where: (in alphabetical order)
Cornell (Ithaca)  Wrote 3/12 asking about status; told it's unlikely they will admit anyone from their waitlist. Rejected via email 3/20.
Georgia (Athens)  Invited to Graduate Visitation Day via email on 1/23  Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/20; officially by mail, postmarked 3/20  Declined 4/11.
Illinois (Chicago) Accepted (unofficially) via email 4/4  Attending!
Kansas (Lawrence)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/3; officially via website, 2/20  Declined 3/27.
Michigan (Ann Arbor)  Rejected via email 3/9/2012
Missouri (Columbia)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/24  Blumenthal scholarship (1yr/$1500)  Declined 3/27
Purdue (West Lafayette)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/9; officially via website, 3/20  Declined 4/11.  Ross Fellowship (1yr/$20k) 4/12  Andrews Fellowship (2yr/$20k) 4/13
Texas A&M (College Station)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/10; officially by postal mail, postmarked 2/16;  Dean's fellowship (1yr/$3k) 3/27  Declined 4/9.
Utah (Salt Lake City)  Rejected via email 3/7/2012
Washington (Seattle)  Rejected via email 3/20/2012
Oklahoma's algebra program is focused very heavily on representation theory and related areas of number theory (i.e. Langlands). The courses in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, homological algebra, category theory, etc. haven't run in so long that they're in danger of being taken out of the catalog automatically. I love the people here, but I don't have the personal connection to these subjects that my friends do, so I'm looking to transfer to a school with more of a focus on algebraic geometry. I got about half of these schools on my list when a professor I worked with asked an expert what schools I might want to look into, and the other half from asking around and doing my own research, but if anyone knows of any more programs I could apply to that have substantial numbers of students working on algebraic geometry or related areas then I'd be all ears. I'm also interested to hear what people think of my chances  I haven't seen many people with a similar resume (GPA < 3.0), so there's not a lot of data to extrapolate from.
Good luck everybody! I can't wait to meet you all, whether in/around Chicago or at conferences.
Majors: Mathematics and English
GPA: 2.6 overall, 2.4 in math
Type of Student: American white male
Grad Institution: Oklahoma
Major: M.A. Mathematics
GPA: 4.0
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 170 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 850 (90%)
Program Applying: Pure Math: Algebraic Geometry / Commutative Algebra
Research Experience: I have some results, but I'm unsure whether they're nontrivial to an expert in the field.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None to mention.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a quant for about two years at various places.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Organized the grad student algebra seminar this year.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I'll be working on some research next semester with a professor whose collaborators on the project are at Georgia. (But I don't plan on continuing on this project for my dissertation.)
Applying to Where: (in alphabetical order)
Cornell (Ithaca)  Wrote 3/12 asking about status; told it's unlikely they will admit anyone from their waitlist. Rejected via email 3/20.
Georgia (Athens)  Invited to Graduate Visitation Day via email on 1/23  Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/20; officially by mail, postmarked 3/20  Declined 4/11.
Illinois (Chicago) Accepted (unofficially) via email 4/4  Attending!
Kansas (Lawrence)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/3; officially via website, 2/20  Declined 3/27.
Michigan (Ann Arbor)  Rejected via email 3/9/2012
Missouri (Columbia)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/24  Blumenthal scholarship (1yr/$1500)  Declined 3/27
Purdue (West Lafayette)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 3/9; officially via website, 3/20  Declined 4/11.  Ross Fellowship (1yr/$20k) 4/12  Andrews Fellowship (2yr/$20k) 4/13
Texas A&M (College Station)  Accepted (unofficially) via email 2/10; officially by postal mail, postmarked 2/16;  Dean's fellowship (1yr/$3k) 3/27  Declined 4/9.
Utah (Salt Lake City)  Rejected via email 3/7/2012
Washington (Seattle)  Rejected via email 3/20/2012
Oklahoma's algebra program is focused very heavily on representation theory and related areas of number theory (i.e. Langlands). The courses in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, homological algebra, category theory, etc. haven't run in so long that they're in danger of being taken out of the catalog automatically. I love the people here, but I don't have the personal connection to these subjects that my friends do, so I'm looking to transfer to a school with more of a focus on algebraic geometry. I got about half of these schools on my list when a professor I worked with asked an expert what schools I might want to look into, and the other half from asking around and doing my own research, but if anyone knows of any more programs I could apply to that have substantial numbers of students working on algebraic geometry or related areas then I'd be all ears. I'm also interested to hear what people think of my chances  I haven't seen many people with a similar resume (GPA < 3.0), so there's not a lot of data to extrapolate from.
Good luck everybody! I can't wait to meet you all, whether in/around Chicago or at conferences.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top 60 State School(US News Math Grad Rankings)
Major(s): Engineering & Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.86 (3.97 Math)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.5 (29%, One of these things is not like the other...)
M: 710 (65%)
Research Experience: NSF/RTG Summer Program in Analysis and Geometry at Princeton
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Merit Scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for math department tutoring freshman and sophmore level courses for 3 years, senior rep of math club, 2 years as intern at JHU Applied Physics Lab
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My school is more respected in engineering, but one of my recommenders is a fairly wellknown mathematician in his field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to PhD in pure mathematics for each:
Berkeley
UCLA
UCSD
UCSB
Cornell
Brown
Stony Brook
Johns Hopkins
Duke
UNC
Major(s): Engineering & Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.86 (3.97 Math)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 3.5 (29%, One of these things is not like the other...)
M: 710 (65%)
Research Experience: NSF/RTG Summer Program in Analysis and Geometry at Princeton
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, Merit Scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked for math department tutoring freshman and sophmore level courses for 3 years, senior rep of math club, 2 years as intern at JHU Applied Physics Lab
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My school is more respected in engineering, but one of my recommenders is a fairly wellknown mathematician in his field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Applying to PhD in pure mathematics for each:
Berkeley
UCLA
UCSD
UCSB
Cornell
Brown
Stony Brook
Johns Hopkins
Duke
UNC

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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small Public (No Mathematics Reputation)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.57 overall/3.85 math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 161 (89%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (35%)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Applying to Where:
WisconsinMadison  Rejected 3 Feb
IllinoisUrbanaChampaign  Rejected 22 Feb
ColoradoBoulder  Pending
Vanderbilt  Rejected 17 Feb
Binghamton  Accepted with TAship 23 Feb, will attend.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): none
GPA: 3.57 overall/3.85 math
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 161 (89%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 590 (35%)
Program Applying: Pure Math Ph.D.
Applying to Where:
WisconsinMadison  Rejected 3 Feb
IllinoisUrbanaChampaign  Rejected 22 Feb
ColoradoBoulder  Pending
Vanderbilt  Rejected 17 Feb
Binghamton  Accepted with TAship 23 Feb, will attend.
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 Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:44 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Major(s): Mathematics, German
GPA: 3.960
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (97%)
V: 169 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Applying to Where:
George Washington University / Rejected, 17 April
University of Arizona / Rejected, 16 April
University of California, Irvine / Accepted, 9 March, with TAship of $17K
University of California, Los Angeles / Rejected, 25 February
University of Illinois, Chicago / Accepted, 29 February, with TAship of $17K
Vanderbilt University / Rejected, 17 February
Major(s): Mathematics, German
GPA: 3.960
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (97%)
V: 169 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Applying to Where:
George Washington University / Rejected, 17 April
University of Arizona / Rejected, 16 April
University of California, Irvine / Accepted, 9 March, with TAship of $17K
University of California, Los Angeles / Rejected, 25 February
University of Illinois, Chicago / Accepted, 29 February, with TAship of $17K
Vanderbilt University / Rejected, 17 February
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: unknown liberal arts
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Econ
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 750, 159, 82%
V: 600, 162, 90%
W: 4.5, 72%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620, 43%  God help me, I don't know how that happened.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD
Research Experience: Nonpure math, reinsurance pricing product development, statistical reports, programs, etc.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: cum laude, merit in math, other misc. small recognitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: All exams complete for Associate of Soc. of Actuaries, consulting, programming, mentoring, and report writing experience of debatable relevance...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: worked full time through college, career maybe less of a negative than time away from school for most?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On My App and Might Matter: Two rec. letters from profs who've seen my proofs, one from a mentor at work who's seen my published work (under the company name of course). Terrible lower division grades that don't show up in my overall GPA as they were at other two year schools. I've been out of school for three years (hence the GRE score).
Applying to Where:
1. University of Washington  Denied 2/29 via email
2. UCLA  Denied 2/25 via email to check website
3. UCSC  Denied 3/29 via email
4. UC Irvine  Denied 4/2 via email
5. UCSB  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
6. UC Davis  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
7. University of Oregon  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
8. University of IL, Chicago  Pending per request for update on 3/19
9. University of Hawaii  Accepted 3/12 via email, w/ TA Position @ $15,500
10. USC  Pending per request for update on 3/19
11. GWU  Pending per request for update on 3/19
If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please feel free to PM me. Thanks, and good luck to you all.
Major(s): Math
Minor(s): Econ
GPA: 3.7
Type of Student: Domestic white male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 750, 159, 82%
V: 600, 162, 90%
W: 4.5, 72%
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 620, 43%  God help me, I don't know how that happened.
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD
Research Experience: Nonpure math, reinsurance pricing product development, statistical reports, programs, etc.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: cum laude, merit in math, other misc. small recognitions
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: All exams complete for Associate of Soc. of Actuaries, consulting, programming, mentoring, and report writing experience of debatable relevance...
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: worked full time through college, career maybe less of a negative than time away from school for most?
Any Other Info That Shows Up On My App and Might Matter: Two rec. letters from profs who've seen my proofs, one from a mentor at work who's seen my published work (under the company name of course). Terrible lower division grades that don't show up in my overall GPA as they were at other two year schools. I've been out of school for three years (hence the GRE score).
Applying to Where:
1. University of Washington  Denied 2/29 via email
2. UCLA  Denied 2/25 via email to check website
3. UCSC  Denied 3/29 via email
4. UC Irvine  Denied 4/2 via email
5. UCSB  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
6. UC Davis  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
7. University of Oregon  Pending/Waitlist per request for update on 3/19
8. University of IL, Chicago  Pending per request for update on 3/19
9. University of Hawaii  Accepted 3/12 via email, w/ TA Position @ $15,500
10. USC  Pending per request for update on 3/19
11. GWU  Pending per request for update on 3/19
If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please feel free to PM me. Thanks, and good luck to you all.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state university, unranked, unknown etc
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.28
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)
Graduate Institution (MASTERS): Big state university, unranked, unknown etc
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.76
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 151 (51%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: DID NOT TAKE
Program Applying: Pure Math, some departments may have an applied focus, thats fine with me
Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: none
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor at the university tutoring center while in undergrad, TA while in masters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Received 20 points in the PUTNAM
Applying to Where:
University of Miami // ACCEPTED. $22k TA for 9 months. Received outside fellowship which removes teaching duties for first 3 years. WILL ATTEND
Lehigh University // ACCEPTED but WITHOUT FUNDING. the only school to not offer funding...really? DECLINED
Wesleyan University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
University of Pittsburgh // ACCEPTED with 1st year fellowship and regular TA funding for the rest. DECLINED
Syracuse University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
Texas A&M // ACCEPTED on 2/17/2012 through phone. Invited me to an "Open House" in which all the admitted people were going with all travel and hotel expenses paid for. DECLINED
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute // REJECTED on 01/09/2012. The reason given was because of my GRE Verbal and Writing scores!!! Was told to submit the ETS PPI evaluation and they will take a look at my application again. Still officially rejected so I'm leaving it as that
Drexel University // Didnt hear anything till 4/14 but I had already accepted University of Miami's offer. DECLINED
UC  Riverside // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
SUNY  Binghamton // ACCEPTED with Clark fellowship which removes some teaching duties etc. DECLINED
University of Missouri  Columbia // ACCEPTED on 02/01/2012 by phone. Was given a fellowship which removes teaching duties for 1st, 2nd and 5th year. TA for 3rd and 4th years.
Florida State University // ACCEPTED on 02/05/2012 by email. DECLINED
Florida Atlantic University // ACCEPTED with $20.5k TA. fellowship which adds $2.5k to first year stipend. DECLINED
University of South Florida // I have sent them MANY emails trying to communicate with them and I have NEVER gotten an answer. Its incredible that I paid $30 application fee for this...
University of Central Florida // ACCEPTED with full funding. DECLINED
Conclusion and personal thoughts after going through the process:
I was always conscious of my unknown undergrad and masters institution. Not taking the MGRE also limited my choices of places to apply. As a result I applied to a lot of "safety" schools. Still, given my unknown institution and not taking the MGRE i think my applications were widely successful (only 1 rejection, 4 nodecisionyet and 10 acceptances). Many schools mentioned my score of 20 in the putnam as a factor that led them to accept me so I guess that helped me a lot to counter all my negative points. I was accepted at what I consider good schools such as: Texas A&M, University of Pittsburgh, MissouriColumbia but I chose to attend University of Miami as thats my hometown and I had many familyrelated reasons to stay in Miami. The fact that I got a 3year fellowship (removing teaching duties) was extra icing on the cake.
I have officially ended the application process and I have written the above paragraph to offer my thoughts on the process. Hopefully it helps give information for applications next year...
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.28
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)
Graduate Institution (MASTERS): Big state university, unranked, unknown etc
Major(s): Mathematical Sciences
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.76
Type of Student: Domestic, Male, Hispanic (minority)
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 151 (51%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: DID NOT TAKE
Program Applying: Pure Math, some departments may have an applied focus, thats fine with me
Research Experience: none
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: none
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor at the university tutoring center while in undergrad, TA while in masters
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Received 20 points in the PUTNAM
Applying to Where:
University of Miami // ACCEPTED. $22k TA for 9 months. Received outside fellowship which removes teaching duties for first 3 years. WILL ATTEND
Lehigh University // ACCEPTED but WITHOUT FUNDING. the only school to not offer funding...really? DECLINED
Wesleyan University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
University of Pittsburgh // ACCEPTED with 1st year fellowship and regular TA funding for the rest. DECLINED
Syracuse University // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
Texas A&M // ACCEPTED on 2/17/2012 through phone. Invited me to an "Open House" in which all the admitted people were going with all travel and hotel expenses paid for. DECLINED
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute // REJECTED on 01/09/2012. The reason given was because of my GRE Verbal and Writing scores!!! Was told to submit the ETS PPI evaluation and they will take a look at my application again. Still officially rejected so I'm leaving it as that
Drexel University // Didnt hear anything till 4/14 but I had already accepted University of Miami's offer. DECLINED
UC  Riverside // As of today (4/17) my application is still under review...
SUNY  Binghamton // ACCEPTED with Clark fellowship which removes some teaching duties etc. DECLINED
University of Missouri  Columbia // ACCEPTED on 02/01/2012 by phone. Was given a fellowship which removes teaching duties for 1st, 2nd and 5th year. TA for 3rd and 4th years.
Florida State University // ACCEPTED on 02/05/2012 by email. DECLINED
Florida Atlantic University // ACCEPTED with $20.5k TA. fellowship which adds $2.5k to first year stipend. DECLINED
University of South Florida // I have sent them MANY emails trying to communicate with them and I have NEVER gotten an answer. Its incredible that I paid $30 application fee for this...
University of Central Florida // ACCEPTED with full funding. DECLINED
Conclusion and personal thoughts after going through the process:
I was always conscious of my unknown undergrad and masters institution. Not taking the MGRE also limited my choices of places to apply. As a result I applied to a lot of "safety" schools. Still, given my unknown institution and not taking the MGRE i think my applications were widely successful (only 1 rejection, 4 nodecisionyet and 10 acceptances). Many schools mentioned my score of 20 in the putnam as a factor that led them to accept me so I guess that helped me a lot to counter all my negative points. I was accepted at what I consider good schools such as: Texas A&M, University of Pittsburgh, MissouriColumbia but I chose to attend University of Miami as thats my hometown and I had many familyrelated reasons to stay in Miami. The fact that I got a 3year fellowship (removing teaching duties) was extra icing on the cake.
I have officially ended the application process and I have written the above paragraph to offer my thoughts on the process. Hopefully it helps give information for applications next year...
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school (top 60 engineering, top 80 math)
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
GPA: 3.6 (Math: 3.9, EE: 3.5)
Type of Student: DWM
Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 40 engineering)
Major(s): M.S. Electrical Engineering (concentration: Digital Signal Processing)
GPA: 3.5
Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 100 math)
Major(s): M.S. Applied Mathematics (concentration: Applied Probability)
GPA: 3.9
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (53%) did not submit in applications
Program Applying: Statistics/Probability
Research Experience: Been assisting professor in research dealing with biological applications for past year. Yearlong graduate research position while engineering Master's student.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Ph.D. GAANN fellowship while engineering graduate student
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Three years in private industry as an engineer. RA during engineering grad school. TA as undergrad
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Already taken 20 graduate courses
Applying to Where:
Cornell  Statistics  Accepted on 2/16/2012
Stony Brook  Statistics  Accepted on 3/26/2012 Declined
Boston U  Statistics  Pending on 3/12/2012
University of IllinoisChicago  Statistics  Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
Oregon State  Statistics  Accepted on 3/12/2012 Declined
Colorado State  Statistics  Accepted on 2/29/2012
University of Colorado at Denver  Applied Math  Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Mathematics
GPA: 3.6 (Math: 3.9, EE: 3.5)
Type of Student: DWM
Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 40 engineering)
Major(s): M.S. Electrical Engineering (concentration: Digital Signal Processing)
GPA: 3.5
Graduate Institution: Big state school (top 100 math)
Major(s): M.S. Applied Mathematics (concentration: Applied Probability)
GPA: 3.9
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 159 (84%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 660 (53%) did not submit in applications
Program Applying: Statistics/Probability
Research Experience: Been assisting professor in research dealing with biological applications for past year. Yearlong graduate research position while engineering Master's student.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Ph.D. GAANN fellowship while engineering graduate student
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Three years in private industry as an engineer. RA during engineering grad school. TA as undergrad
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Already taken 20 graduate courses
Applying to Where:
Cornell  Statistics  Accepted on 2/16/2012
Stony Brook  Statistics  Accepted on 3/26/2012 Declined
Boston U  Statistics  Pending on 3/12/2012
University of IllinoisChicago  Statistics  Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
Oregon State  Statistics  Accepted on 3/12/2012 Declined
Colorado State  Statistics  Accepted on 2/29/2012
University of Colorado at Denver  Applied Math  Accepted on 2/29/2012 Declined
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 Posts: 61
 Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:41 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small, Liberal Arts School, Tier2
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None in mathematics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full Merit Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutor calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Scored in 87 percentile on VA Tech exam recently.
Applying to Where:
Dartmouth  Pure Math
Minnesota  Pure Math
Duke  Pure Math
OSU  Pure Math
Northwestern  Pure Math
Penn State  Pure Math
IU Bloomington  Pure Math
Purdue  Pure Math
Wash U in St. Louis  Pure Math
UT Austin  Pure Math
Will someone please tell me if my choices are realistic? I don't expect to get into all of my schools, but I would like to get into one. You can PM me and tell me what you think.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 4.00
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 166 (97%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None in mathematics
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Full Merit Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutor calculus.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Scored in 87 percentile on VA Tech exam recently.
Applying to Where:
Dartmouth  Pure Math
Minnesota  Pure Math
Duke  Pure Math
OSU  Pure Math
Northwestern  Pure Math
Penn State  Pure Math
IU Bloomington  Pure Math
Purdue  Pure Math
Wash U in St. Louis  Pure Math
UT Austin  Pure Math
Will someone please tell me if my choices are realistic? I don't expect to get into all of my schools, but I would like to get into one. You can PM me and tell me what you think.
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
[quote="lime"]Traditionally, we start this profiles thread. Good luck to everyone applying for the graduate math related programs!
Please try to adhere to the following format:
Undergrad Institution:Foreign institution in Africa, Graduate studies in US(not a top school though)
Major(s):Undergrad: Maths and Economics Grad: maths
Minor(s):
GPA:Undergrad 3.86/4.0; Grad: 3.843/4.0
Type of Student:International male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:770(86%)
V:460 (48%)
W: 4.0(41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[b]M: 610 (41%)nov 12, 2011 on phone. feels bad at the scores since I shaded some cool 49/66 which i was sure of
[b]TOEFL Score: 87
[b]Program Applying: Pure Maths(Analysis) and Financial Maths
[b]Research Experience:No pub, little research experience
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Graduate Assistantship for 2 yrs in my grad school
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:TA in my US grad school
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 recommender is famous in the field and taught me 3 analysis classes consecutively for a year
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Have taken 10 grad courses with all 8 As, one B and one A. 6 of the 10 graduate classes are analysis courses.
[b]Applying to Where:
UrbanaAnalysis
Ohio StateAnalysis
Florida StateFinancial maths
Carnegie MellonPure maths with concentration in financial maths
Cornell (pure maths)
University of Cambridgeanalysis
Any advice on my chances of survival!!!!!!!
Please try to adhere to the following format:
Undergrad Institution:Foreign institution in Africa, Graduate studies in US(not a top school though)
Major(s):Undergrad: Maths and Economics Grad: maths
Minor(s):
GPA:Undergrad 3.86/4.0; Grad: 3.843/4.0
Type of Student:International male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q:770(86%)
V:460 (48%)
W: 4.0(41%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
[b]M: 610 (41%)nov 12, 2011 on phone. feels bad at the scores since I shaded some cool 49/66 which i was sure of
[b]TOEFL Score: 87
[b]Program Applying: Pure Maths(Analysis) and Financial Maths
[b]Research Experience:No pub, little research experience
[b]Awards/Honors/Recognitions:Graduate Assistantship for 2 yrs in my grad school
[b]Pertinent Activities or Jobs:TA in my US grad school
[b]Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 1 recommender is famous in the field and taught me 3 analysis classes consecutively for a year
[b]Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Have taken 10 grad courses with all 8 As, one B and one A. 6 of the 10 graduate classes are analysis courses.
[b]Applying to Where:
UrbanaAnalysis
Ohio StateAnalysis
Florida StateFinancial maths
Carnegie MellonPure maths with concentration in financial maths
Cornell (pure maths)
University of Cambridgeanalysis
Any advice on my chances of survival!!!!!!!

 Posts: 20
 Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts, very good academics, very well known. Not known for math, though.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (26%)
TOEFL Score:
Program Applying: Mathematical Biology
Research Experience: 2 years of modeling populations using Differential Equations. Poster presentations at AMS in New Orleans and Boston.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Fellowship, AcademicAthlete award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for athletic department and mathematics department
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good rec letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Played varsity soccer for two years, then stopped. My grades and work went way up after that.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Boston University  Applied Math / WaitListed, Rejected 4/6
UTDallas  Applied Math / Accepted 2/17 $15,900 TAshipDeclined 3/9
UVA  Applied Math / Rejected 4/13
UNC  Applied Math / Accepted 2/21 $18,000 TAshipDeclined 4/10
Virginia Tech  Applied Math / Pending
Rice  CAAM / WaitListed, Accepted 4/5 $25,000 fellowship for 12 monthsATTENDING!
Texas Tech  Applied Math / Accepted 2/8. $15,700 teaching assistantshipDeclined 3/9
Houston  Applied Math / Accepted 3/22 $1,700 monthly TAshipDeclined 4/10
Texas A&M  Applied Math / WaitListed 3/9, Rejected 4/30
UTAustin  CSEM / Rejected 3/19
UTArlington  Applied Math / Accepted 2/13. $21,600 TAshipDeclined 4/10
My Math GRE score is horrible, so I'm not confident on getting into many good schools, which is why I'm applying to quite a few. Hopefully, they will not put too much stock in it b/c I'm doing mathematical biology
EDIT 4/10Extremely happy with my results. Rice was my dream school and I'll be there next year!
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.77
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 168 (96%)
V: 162 (90%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 550 (26%)
TOEFL Score:
Program Applying: Mathematical Biology
Research Experience: 2 years of modeling populations using Differential Equations. Poster presentations at AMS in New Orleans and Boston.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors Fellowship, AcademicAthlete award
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor for athletic department and mathematics department
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Good rec letters.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Played varsity soccer for two years, then stopped. My grades and work went way up after that.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Boston University  Applied Math / WaitListed, Rejected 4/6
UTDallas  Applied Math / Accepted 2/17 $15,900 TAshipDeclined 3/9
UVA  Applied Math / Rejected 4/13
UNC  Applied Math / Accepted 2/21 $18,000 TAshipDeclined 4/10
Virginia Tech  Applied Math / Pending
Rice  CAAM / WaitListed, Accepted 4/5 $25,000 fellowship for 12 monthsATTENDING!
Texas Tech  Applied Math / Accepted 2/8. $15,700 teaching assistantshipDeclined 3/9
Houston  Applied Math / Accepted 3/22 $1,700 monthly TAshipDeclined 4/10
Texas A&M  Applied Math / WaitListed 3/9, Rejected 4/30
UTAustin  CSEM / Rejected 3/19
UTArlington  Applied Math / Accepted 2/13. $21,600 TAshipDeclined 4/10
My Math GRE score is horrible, so I'm not confident on getting into many good schools, which is why I'm applying to quite a few. Hopefully, they will not put too much stock in it b/c I'm doing mathematical biology
EDIT 4/10Extremely happy with my results. Rice was my dream school and I'll be there next year!
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: A public ivy, not necessarily known for mathematics.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.79
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (49%)
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math (for the most part), specifically Mathematical Biology or Meteorology
Research Experience: Two years of research in PredatorPrey dynamics under NSF grants. Honor's Thesis in progress in same topic. Presented a poster at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans January 2011, and another at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston January 2012.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A bunch of academic athlete awards, inducted into math honor society.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored many different levels of math (mostly the three years of calculus) since the start of sophomore year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommenders all seem to rate me very highly and my advisor is pretty well known in Mathematical Biology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: GPA soared after I quit playing division 1 soccer (much like the post above me)
Applying to Where:
MichiganAnn Arbor  AIMRejected 4/10
North Carolina  Applied Math  Accepted 2/21, Confirmed with $18k TAship 2/23 Declined 4/10
North Carolina State  Applied Math Accepted $16k TAship 2/2, $4k University Fellowship 3/26 Declined 4/10
Maryland  AMSC Request for further information 2/6, Accepted TAship starting at $16k + fellowship of $5k for first two years 2/22 ATTENDING
Johns Hopkins  Applied Math Accepted, wait list for funding 3/28 Declined 4/12
UMBC  Applied Math Accepted (funding to come) 4/3
Old Dominion  Applied Math Application Withdrawn 3/26
Florida  Math Accepted $770 biweekly TAship 3/7 Declined 4/12
Virginia  Math Wait Listed 3/10 Rejected 4/14
Virginia Tech  Math
George Mason  Math Accepted $22k Research Assistantship 3/12 Declined 4/10
George Washington  Math "The admissions committee was very favorably impressed by your application" email asking whether I'm still interested 3/26 , Application Withdrawn 3/28
Georgetown  Math (a Master's Program towards working in D.C.) Accepted with tuition scholarship 3/5 Declined 4/3
Well my Math GRE score isnt the best, but I'm still hopeful (obviously Michigan is a serious stretch but I have family there so I'm applying anyway)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Very happy with the results. My MGRE score led me to apply to a few lesser known schools which made the admission process a lot happier for me than others. Having said that, Maryland AMSC has always been my top choice and once I heard from them it was pretty much a formality. Very excited about the future.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): N/A
GPA: 3.79
Type of Student: Domestic White Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 640 (49%)
TOEFL Score: N/A
Program Applying: Applied Math (for the most part), specifically Mathematical Biology or Meteorology
Research Experience: Two years of research in PredatorPrey dynamics under NSF grants. Honor's Thesis in progress in same topic. Presented a poster at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans January 2011, and another at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston January 2012.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: A bunch of academic athlete awards, inducted into math honor society.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored many different levels of math (mostly the three years of calculus) since the start of sophomore year.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My recommenders all seem to rate me very highly and my advisor is pretty well known in Mathematical Biology.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: GPA soared after I quit playing division 1 soccer (much like the post above me)
Applying to Where:
MichiganAnn Arbor  AIMRejected 4/10
North Carolina  Applied Math  Accepted 2/21, Confirmed with $18k TAship 2/23 Declined 4/10
North Carolina State  Applied Math Accepted $16k TAship 2/2, $4k University Fellowship 3/26 Declined 4/10
Maryland  AMSC Request for further information 2/6, Accepted TAship starting at $16k + fellowship of $5k for first two years 2/22 ATTENDING
Johns Hopkins  Applied Math Accepted, wait list for funding 3/28 Declined 4/12
UMBC  Applied Math Accepted (funding to come) 4/3
Old Dominion  Applied Math Application Withdrawn 3/26
Florida  Math Accepted $770 biweekly TAship 3/7 Declined 4/12
Virginia  Math Wait Listed 3/10 Rejected 4/14
Virginia Tech  Math
George Mason  Math Accepted $22k Research Assistantship 3/12 Declined 4/10
George Washington  Math "The admissions committee was very favorably impressed by your application" email asking whether I'm still interested 3/26 , Application Withdrawn 3/28
Georgetown  Math (a Master's Program towards working in D.C.) Accepted with tuition scholarship 3/5 Declined 4/3
Well my Math GRE score isnt the best, but I'm still hopeful (obviously Michigan is a serious stretch but I have family there so I'm applying anyway)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Very happy with the results. My MGRE score led me to apply to a few lesser known schools which made the admission process a lot happier for me than others. Having said that, Maryland AMSC has always been my top choice and once I heard from them it was pretty much a formality. Very excited about the future.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: State school, not well known for math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9, 4.0 in Math
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test: Took it right before they revised it
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 570 (79%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (61%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: One mathematics REU, no publications as of yet
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard stuff, deans list, award for excellence in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor/TA for math courses since beginning of junior year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of Grad courses, at least one excellent recommendation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not Really
Applying to Where:
UC Berkeley  Pure Math  Rejected 3/1 Via EMail
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted 2/3 Via EMail ATTENDING!
MIT  Pure Math  Rejected 2/22 Via EMail
U Chicago  Pure Math  Rejected 2/8 Via Snail Mail
U Michigan  Pure Math  Rejected 3/13 Via EMail
Stony Brook  Pure Math Application Withdrawn
U Washington  Pure Math  Accepted 3/1 Via EMail Declined
UC Davis  Pure Math  Accepted 2/3 Via EMail Declined
Brown  Pure Math  Rejected 2/23 Via EMail
UC Irvine  Pure Math  Accepted 3/10 Via EMail Declined
UC San Diego  Pure Math  Accepted 2/22 Via EMail Declined
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.9, 4.0 in Math
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test: Took it right before they revised it
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 570 (79%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 690 (61%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: One mathematics REU, no publications as of yet
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Standard stuff, deans list, award for excellence in mathematics.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Worked as a tutor/TA for math courses since beginning of junior year
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Lots of Grad courses, at least one excellent recommendation
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Not Really
Applying to Where:
UC Berkeley  Pure Math  Rejected 3/1 Via EMail
UCLA  Pure Math  Accepted 2/3 Via EMail ATTENDING!
MIT  Pure Math  Rejected 2/22 Via EMail
U Chicago  Pure Math  Rejected 2/8 Via Snail Mail
U Michigan  Pure Math  Rejected 3/13 Via EMail
Stony Brook  Pure Math Application Withdrawn
U Washington  Pure Math  Accepted 3/1 Via EMail Declined
UC Davis  Pure Math  Accepted 2/3 Via EMail Declined
Brown  Pure Math  Rejected 2/23 Via EMail
UC Irvine  Pure Math  Accepted 3/10 Via EMail Declined
UC San Diego  Pure Math  Accepted 2/22 Via EMail Declined
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small State School, probably Unknown.
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (33%) Much poorer than I expected, although due to finishing my undergrad so quick, I was in the process of taking linear algebra I when I took the exam, and I haven't yet had any courses in analysis or abstract/modern algebra.
Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research,
Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: CBIZ Math Scholarship, Academic Excellence scholarship, Math Department Senior Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have finished undergrad degree in 2.5 years while working 30 hours a week, non traditional student, veteran
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
GPA over the past two years = 3.95
Applying to Where:
UCSD withdrew application 2/6
Maryland Pendingwithdrew application 2/6
MarylandBaltimore County  Pending
West Virginia Pending Admitted to Master's Provisionally no information on funding(I guess none due to provisional?)
Columbia  OR  Pending
Notre Dame Pending
UNLVAdmitted to Masters (though applied to PhD), TA (more info to come)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Economics
GPA: 3.95
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 158 (79%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 580 (33%) Much poorer than I expected, although due to finishing my undergrad so quick, I was in the process of taking linear algebra I when I took the exam, and I haven't yet had any courses in analysis or abstract/modern algebra.
Program Applying: Pure Math, Applied Math, Operations Research,
Research Experience: None
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: CBIZ Math Scholarship, Academic Excellence scholarship, Math Department Senior Scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: None
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Will have finished undergrad degree in 2.5 years while working 30 hours a week, non traditional student, veteran
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
GPA over the past two years = 3.95
Applying to Where:
UCSD withdrew application 2/6
Maryland Pendingwithdrew application 2/6
MarylandBaltimore County  Pending
West Virginia Pending Admitted to Master's Provisionally no information on funding(I guess none due to provisional?)
Columbia  OR  Pending
Notre Dame Pending
UNLVAdmitted to Masters (though applied to PhD), TA (more info to come)
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 Posts: 44
 Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:18 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.5 in major
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Original General Test:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 540 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (65%) First Attempt
M: 860 (92%) Second Attempt
Program Applying: Pure Math, interests in Geometry and Topology
Research Experience:
Summer 2009; NSF funded REU, studied topological and symbolic dynamics. Presented at 2 undergraduate research conferences.
Summer 2010, Jan 2011Present; Research at top 20 school in applied algebraic topology. Good Results. Will be working on writing the paper in the coming year.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Degree with Honors; Received a name award given to a member of the graduating class.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored math and physics; ran a department sponsored undergraduate math clinic for 2 years; other assorted deparment involvment.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My research advisor is kind of famous.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Couldn't take any graduate courses. What I have taken include:
Absract Algebra (2 semesters), Complex Analysis (1), Real Analysis (2), Differential Geometry (2), Dynamical Systems (1 + research), Mathematical Statistics (1), Topology (2 + research), Category Theory (directed reading)
Applying to Where:
Brown  Rejected 2/23/2012
Columbia  Rejected 2/1/2012
Georgia Institute of Technology  Rejected 4/11/2012
Yale University  Rejected 2/16/2012
Rutgers University  Waitlisted 3/1/2012
SUNY Stony Brook  Rejected 3/23/2012
University of Maryland, College Park  Waitlisted 3/23/2012
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  Waitlisted 2/24/2012
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor  Rejected 3/9/2012
University of Washington, Seattle  Rejected 3/20/2012
University of California, Los Angeles  Waitlisted 3/7/2012 Called to see if I was on the waitlist, they said yes. ... Rejected 3/14/2012
University of California, San Diego  Rejected 2/28/2012
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 3.3 overall, 3.5 in major
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Original General Test:
Q: 790 (91%)
V: 540 (72%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 710 (65%) First Attempt
M: 860 (92%) Second Attempt
Program Applying: Pure Math, interests in Geometry and Topology
Research Experience:
Summer 2009; NSF funded REU, studied topological and symbolic dynamics. Presented at 2 undergraduate research conferences.
Summer 2010, Jan 2011Present; Research at top 20 school in applied algebraic topology. Good Results. Will be working on writing the paper in the coming year.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Degree with Honors; Received a name award given to a member of the graduating class.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored math and physics; ran a department sponsored undergraduate math clinic for 2 years; other assorted deparment involvment.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My research advisor is kind of famous.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Couldn't take any graduate courses. What I have taken include:
Absract Algebra (2 semesters), Complex Analysis (1), Real Analysis (2), Differential Geometry (2), Dynamical Systems (1 + research), Mathematical Statistics (1), Topology (2 + research), Category Theory (directed reading)
Applying to Where:
Brown  Rejected 2/23/2012
Columbia  Rejected 2/1/2012
Georgia Institute of Technology  Rejected 4/11/2012
Yale University  Rejected 2/16/2012
Rutgers University  Waitlisted 3/1/2012
SUNY Stony Brook  Rejected 3/23/2012
University of Maryland, College Park  Waitlisted 3/23/2012
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  Waitlisted 2/24/2012
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor  Rejected 3/9/2012
University of Washington, Seattle  Rejected 3/20/2012
University of California, Los Angeles  Waitlisted 3/7/2012 Called to see if I was on the waitlist, they said yes. ... Rejected 3/14/2012
University of California, San Diego  Rejected 2/28/2012
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: A new but recognized research institute in India
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 8.57 (9.44 in Last 2 Years)(in a 10 point scale)
GPA in Major: 9.5(in a 10 point scale)
Type of Student: Indian Male
GRE General Test :
Q: 800(166) (94%)
V: 530(155) (70%)
W: 2.5 (4%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics :
M: 860 (92%)
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics (Analysis)
Research Experience: Have done 6 advanced level reading projects in analysis and 3 advanced level reading projects in number theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Recipient of a fellowship by Govt. of India for pursuing my undergraduation
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very advanced undergrad courses like advanced PDE, advanced linear algebra, operator theory, nonlinear analysis, advanced probability, harmonic analysis, algebraic topology, measure theory, representation theory etc. and got A+/A in all advanced courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: one of my recommender is a well known analyst
Applied to:
US:
UChicago  Rejected by postal service on 2/16/2012
Yale  Rejected by email on 2/16/2012
Cornell  Accepted by email on 2/1/2012 with Fellowship+TAship
UTAustin Rejected by email on 3/1/2012
U Wisconsin, Madison Rejected on 2/6/2012, checked my UW
U Maryland, College Park  Waitlisted by email on 3/22/2012
U Washington, Seattle Rejected by email on 3/21/2012
NCSU  Pending
U Missouri, Columbia Pending
Other:
Berlin Mathematical SchoolPure MathematicsGot an invitation to visit BMS on 01/30/2012
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Physics
GPA: 8.57 (9.44 in Last 2 Years)(in a 10 point scale)
GPA in Major: 9.5(in a 10 point scale)
Type of Student: Indian Male
GRE General Test :
Q: 800(166) (94%)
V: 530(155) (70%)
W: 2.5 (4%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics :
M: 860 (92%)
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics (Analysis)
Research Experience: Have done 6 advanced level reading projects in analysis and 3 advanced level reading projects in number theory
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Recipient of a fellowship by Govt. of India for pursuing my undergraduation
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Very advanced undergrad courses like advanced PDE, advanced linear algebra, operator theory, nonlinear analysis, advanced probability, harmonic analysis, algebraic topology, measure theory, representation theory etc. and got A+/A in all advanced courses
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: one of my recommender is a well known analyst
Applied to:
US:
UChicago  Rejected by postal service on 2/16/2012
Yale  Rejected by email on 2/16/2012
Cornell  Accepted by email on 2/1/2012 with Fellowship+TAship
UTAustin Rejected by email on 3/1/2012
U Wisconsin, Madison Rejected on 2/6/2012, checked my UW
U Maryland, College Park  Waitlisted by email on 3/22/2012
U Washington, Seattle Rejected by email on 3/21/2012
NCSU  Pending
U Missouri, Columbia Pending
Other:
Berlin Mathematical SchoolPure MathematicsGot an invitation to visit BMS on 01/30/2012
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 Posts: 5
 Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:50 am
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Small Tier 1 Private School (with only a decent math but very strong physics program)
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.95 (4.0 Math, 4.0 Physics)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (77%) _
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: One summer REU in simulation/social choice theory (presented at two conferences and won an award, paper in submission), one semester independent study in cryptanalysis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Prize awarded for summer coding project, MAA presentation award, perfect Dean's list record, a bunch of meritbased scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Fourtime TA in math/physics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: An ungodly amount of programming experience and a research adviser who can vouch for it
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taken a lot of courses, by which I mean double the number of courses you have to actually take for a math major.
Applying to Where: (roughly in order from "no way in hell" to "probably"; order preserved for retrospective amusement)
MIT  Applied Math / Rejected 2/22/12 via email
Princeton  PACM / Rejected 2/14/12 via email
Brown  DAM / Waitlisted 2/07/12 via email, Accepted 4/02/12 via email (1year fellowship at $21.5k, TAship or RAship for years 2  5) [Attending]
Carnegie Mellon  ACO / Rejected 4/04/12 via email
Cornell  CAM / Waitlisted 3/08/12 via email, Accepted 3/09/12 via email [lol] (1year fellowship at $26.4k, TAship for years 2  5) [Declined]
Maryland (College Park)  AMSC / Questionnaire 2/06/12 via email / Accepted 2/22/12 via email (2year fellowship at $5k/yr + TAship starting at $16k/yr) [Declined]
Stony Brook  DAMS / Accepted 3/21/12 via email (TAship at $20k/yr  implied transition to RAship after first year) [Declined]
Rutgers  Math / Rejected 3/30/12 via email
Boston U  Math / Accepted 2/27/12 via email (Dean's Fellowship at $19.8k/yr) [Declined]
Buffalo  Math / Accepted 2/28/12 via email (TAship at $16.2k/yr + Presidential Fellowship at $6k/yr) [Declined]
Major(s): Mathematics, Physics
Minor(s): None
GPA: 3.95 (4.0 Math, 4.0 Physics)
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 6.0 (99%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 770 (77%) _
Program Applying: Applied Math
Research Experience: One summer REU in simulation/social choice theory (presented at two conferences and won an award, paper in submission), one semester independent study in cryptanalysis
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Prize awarded for summer coding project, MAA presentation award, perfect Dean's list record, a bunch of meritbased scholarships
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Fourtime TA in math/physics
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: An ungodly amount of programming experience and a research adviser who can vouch for it
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Taken a lot of courses, by which I mean double the number of courses you have to actually take for a math major.
Applying to Where: (roughly in order from "no way in hell" to "probably"; order preserved for retrospective amusement)
MIT  Applied Math / Rejected 2/22/12 via email
Princeton  PACM / Rejected 2/14/12 via email
Brown  DAM / Waitlisted 2/07/12 via email, Accepted 4/02/12 via email (1year fellowship at $21.5k, TAship or RAship for years 2  5) [Attending]
Carnegie Mellon  ACO / Rejected 4/04/12 via email
Cornell  CAM / Waitlisted 3/08/12 via email, Accepted 3/09/12 via email [lol] (1year fellowship at $26.4k, TAship for years 2  5) [Declined]
Maryland (College Park)  AMSC / Questionnaire 2/06/12 via email / Accepted 2/22/12 via email (2year fellowship at $5k/yr + TAship starting at $16k/yr) [Declined]
Stony Brook  DAMS / Accepted 3/21/12 via email (TAship at $20k/yr  implied transition to RAship after first year) [Declined]
Rutgers  Math / Rejected 3/30/12 via email
Boston U  Math / Accepted 2/27/12 via email (Dean's Fellowship at $19.8k/yr) [Declined]
Buffalo  Math / Accepted 2/28/12 via email (TAship at $16.2k/yr + Presidential Fellowship at $6k/yr) [Declined]
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 Posts: 1
 Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:25 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: State school, around 60 for mathematics
Major(s): Mathematics, Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94/4.00
Type of Student: domestic asian
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Applied Math/Electrical Engineering
Research Experience: one REU in analysis/linear algebra, one REU in computational neuroscience resulting in an published paper, one summer program in signal processing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, dept award for mathematics, award for top 2% of undergrads in college of arts/sciences, full academic scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, TA for statistics course, wrote a solutions manual and edited online exercises for the statistics course
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 45 recommendations per school with at least 2 research recommendations, lots of presentations,
Applying to Where:
UCLA (math)  Rejected 4/14/12
Yale (applied math)  Rejected 3/19/12
Princeton (electrical engineering)  Rejected 2/21/12
Cornell (electrical engineering)  Interview 3/4/12, Accepted with Jacobs fellowship 3/5/12 Attending
WisconsinMadison (electrical engineering)  Accepted 1/12/12, with 22k Fellowship
Johns Hopkins (applied math)  Accepted 3/27/12
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (systems science/applied math)  Invited for interview 2/15/12Accepted 3/9/12
Duke (math)  Accepted 2/8/12
Maryland, College Park (math)  Accepted 3/1/12 with TA + 2 yr fellowship
Carnegie Mellon (math)  Rejected 4/12/12
Vanderbilt (math)  Rejected 3/16/12
Texas A & M (math)  Accepted 1/17/12
NSF fellowship Honorable Mention 3/31/12
DOE Office of Science Fellowship  pending
DOE/Krell Computational Science Fellowship  Rejected 4/11/12
Major(s): Mathematics, Philosophy
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.94/4.00
Type of Student: domestic asian
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (91%)
V: 167 (98%)
W: 5.5 (96%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 670 (56%)
Program Applying: Applied Math/Electrical Engineering
Research Experience: one REU in analysis/linear algebra, one REU in computational neuroscience resulting in an published paper, one summer program in signal processing
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list, dept award for mathematics, award for top 2% of undergrads in college of arts/sciences, full academic scholarship
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, TA for statistics course, wrote a solutions manual and edited online exercises for the statistics course
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: 45 recommendations per school with at least 2 research recommendations, lots of presentations,
Applying to Where:
UCLA (math)  Rejected 4/14/12
Yale (applied math)  Rejected 3/19/12
Princeton (electrical engineering)  Rejected 2/21/12
Cornell (electrical engineering)  Interview 3/4/12, Accepted with Jacobs fellowship 3/5/12 Attending
WisconsinMadison (electrical engineering)  Accepted 1/12/12, with 22k Fellowship
Johns Hopkins (applied math)  Accepted 3/27/12
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (systems science/applied math)  Invited for interview 2/15/12Accepted 3/9/12
Duke (math)  Accepted 2/8/12
Maryland, College Park (math)  Accepted 3/1/12 with TA + 2 yr fellowship
Carnegie Mellon (math)  Rejected 4/12/12
Vanderbilt (math)  Rejected 3/16/12
Texas A & M (math)  Accepted 1/17/12
NSF fellowship Honorable Mention 3/31/12
DOE Office of Science Fellowship  pending
DOE/Krell Computational Science Fellowship  Rejected 4/11/12
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
b]Undergrad Institution:[/b] Top Russian University
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Applied mathematics in Economics
GPA: 4.3/5
Type of Student: Russian, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%)
TOEFL Score: (109 = R27/L28/S26/W28)
Program Applying: Applied Math/Mathematical Finance/Finance
Research Experience: only thesis at University, no publications
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: participated in AllRussian Olympiad in Maths at School, Laureate of several moscow olympiads
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lead a course "solving difficult math problems" for high school pupils, have a 4 year experience of industry work, including trading and financial valuation.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford  MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (03/22/2012)
Columbia  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Admitted (03/29/2012)
NYU  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Pending (01/04/2012)
Princeton  MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/13/2012)
MIT Sloan  MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/23/2012)
University of Toronto  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Rejected (04/17/2012)
Cornell  PhD in Financial Engineering / Rejected (03/01/2012)
Boston University  PhD in Financial Mathematics / Admitted with scholarship(03/20/2012)  Will go there!
McGill  PhD in Mathematics / Rejected (03/17/2012)
Concordia University  PhD in Mathematics / Pending (01/04/2012)
INSEAD  PhD in Finance / Rejected (03/16/2012)
EPFL  MSc in Financial Engineering / Admitted (03/01/2012)
LSE  MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (02/28/2012)
ETH Zurich  MSc in Quantitative Finance/ Rejected (03/22/2012)
GSE Barcelona  MSc in Finance/ Admitted with tuition funding (01/31/2012)
Bocconi  PhD in Statistics and Applied Mathematics/ Admitted with scholarship(04/04/2012)
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Applied mathematics in Economics
GPA: 4.3/5
Type of Student: Russian, Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 167 (95%)
V: 154 (64%)
W: 3.0 (11%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%)
TOEFL Score: (109 = R27/L28/S26/W28)
Program Applying: Applied Math/Mathematical Finance/Finance
Research Experience: only thesis at University, no publications
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: participated in AllRussian Olympiad in Maths at School, Laureate of several moscow olympiads
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Lead a course "solving difficult math problems" for high school pupils, have a 4 year experience of industry work, including trading and financial valuation.
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Stanford  MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (03/22/2012)
Columbia  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Admitted (03/29/2012)
NYU  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Pending (01/04/2012)
Princeton  MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/13/2012)
MIT Sloan  MSc in Finance / Rejected (02/23/2012)
University of Toronto  MSc in Mathematical Finance / Rejected (04/17/2012)
Cornell  PhD in Financial Engineering / Rejected (03/01/2012)
Boston University  PhD in Financial Mathematics / Admitted with scholarship(03/20/2012)  Will go there!
McGill  PhD in Mathematics / Rejected (03/17/2012)
Concordia University  PhD in Mathematics / Pending (01/04/2012)
INSEAD  PhD in Finance / Rejected (03/16/2012)
EPFL  MSc in Financial Engineering / Admitted (03/01/2012)
LSE  MSc in Financial Mathematics / Rejected (02/28/2012)
ETH Zurich  MSc in Quantitative Finance/ Rejected (03/22/2012)
GSE Barcelona  MSc in Finance/ Admitted with tuition funding (01/31/2012)
Bocconi  PhD in Statistics and Applied Mathematics/ Admitted with scholarship(04/04/2012)
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Top International
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: first class
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 149 (42%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Statistics/Financial Math
Research Experience: UROP(undergraduate research opportunity project) at my undergraduate institution
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College Scholarship for excellent academic performance, Mathematical Olympiad top 50 in the country
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Summer internship in the consulting industry
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard  Statistics Master / Rejected 24/02/2012
Stanford  Statistics Ph.D. / Rejected 14/02/2012 Valentine's TT
Berkeley  Statistics Master / Accepted 16/03/2012
Wharton  Statistics Ph.D / Rejected 13/02/2012
UCLA  Statistics Ph.D/ Pending
Oxford  Applied Statistics Master /Accepted 13/01/2012
Princeton ORFE Ph.D. / Rejected  29/02/2012
Chicago Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted  28/03/2012
Columbia Financial Engineering Master / Accepted 28/02/2012
LSE Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted18/01/2012
NYUMathematics in Finance Master / Pending
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: first class
Type of Student: International Male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 169 (98%)
V: 149 (42%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Statistics/Financial Math
Research Experience: UROP(undergraduate research opportunity project) at my undergraduate institution
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: College Scholarship for excellent academic performance, Mathematical Olympiad top 50 in the country
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Summer internship in the consulting industry
Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)
Harvard  Statistics Master / Rejected 24/02/2012
Stanford  Statistics Ph.D. / Rejected 14/02/2012 Valentine's TT
Berkeley  Statistics Master / Accepted 16/03/2012
Wharton  Statistics Ph.D / Rejected 13/02/2012
UCLA  Statistics Ph.D/ Pending
Oxford  Applied Statistics Master /Accepted 13/01/2012
Princeton ORFE Ph.D. / Rejected  29/02/2012
Chicago Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted  28/03/2012
Columbia Financial Engineering Master / Accepted 28/02/2012
LSE Financial Mathematics Master / Accepted18/01/2012
NYUMathematics in Finance Master / Pending
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Liberal Artsy University, Top 40 in math
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.4
Math GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: International
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (94%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)
Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD
Research Experience: Got an independent study fellowship Junior year. Worked on toric variteties and Lie algebras. Wrote a short paper.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded Calc I and II
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm interested in algebraic combinatorics. Took 3 graduate algebra classes.
Applying to:
University of Washington
U ChicagoIllinois
UCSD
Washington U St Louis Accepted Feb 10th w/ 20k fellowship
Carnegie Mellon
U Pitt
Brandeis
CUNY
Northeastern
UKY
Mcgill
Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s):
GPA: 3.4
Math GPA: 3.6
Type of Student: International
GRE General Test:
Q: 164 (94%)
V: 161 (86%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)
Program Applying: Pure Math, PhD
Research Experience: Got an independent study fellowship Junior year. Worked on toric variteties and Lie algebras. Wrote a short paper.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Graded Calc I and II
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I'm interested in algebraic combinatorics. Took 3 graduate algebra classes.
Applying to:
University of Washington
U ChicagoIllinois
UCSD
Washington U St Louis Accepted Feb 10th w/ 20k fellowship
Carnegie Mellon
U Pitt
Brandeis
CUNY
Northeastern
UKY
Mcgill
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Foreign University (Asia, national top 3 )
Major(s): Mathematics, Business Administration
GPA: 3.80 / 4.50
Type of Student: International
Grad Institution: Same university
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.20 / 4.50
Type of Student: International
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S29/W29)
Program Applying: Applied Math (Numerical PDEs)
Research Experience: two summer research at Humboldt (Berlin), undergraduate research intern at home department, RA for MIS professor, one publication on a priori error estimates (accepted), one on semantic networks in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: International Case Competition (Business), Finalist, scholarship (8 semesters, ugrad)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked parttime as researcher at a social network analysis firm, summer intern at a investment bank (BB).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: German professor who invited me to Berlin seems to be wellknown in the research area.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: student societies, took graduatelevel courses at University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign (1 semester)
Applying to Where:
Berlin Mathematical School  Mathematics Accepted on Feb 28 via personal contact, Funding is pending but likely to come from my supervisor.
Minnesota  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
NYU  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
Brown  Applied Math Rejected on Feb 5 via Email ( notified to check website )
Cornell  Applied Math Rejected on Mar 8 via Email
Texas (Austin)  Computational and Applied Mathematics Pending
Maryland  Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation  Request for more information on Feb. 7 (4 short questions)
Purdue  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
UW  Applied Mathematics  Waitlisted on Feb. 14, Accepted to MS
Major(s): Mathematics, Business Administration
GPA: 3.80 / 4.50
Type of Student: International
Grad Institution: Same university
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.20 / 4.50
Type of Student: International
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 166 (94%)
V: 163 (93%)
W: 4.0 (48%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 750 (73%)
TOEFL Score: (118 = R30/L30/S29/W29)
Program Applying: Applied Math (Numerical PDEs)
Research Experience: two summer research at Humboldt (Berlin), undergraduate research intern at home department, RA for MIS professor, one publication on a priori error estimates (accepted), one on semantic networks in preparation.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: International Case Competition (Business), Finalist, scholarship (8 semesters, ugrad)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: worked parttime as researcher at a social network analysis firm, summer intern at a investment bank (BB).
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: German professor who invited me to Berlin seems to be wellknown in the research area.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: student societies, took graduatelevel courses at University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign (1 semester)
Applying to Where:
Berlin Mathematical School  Mathematics Accepted on Feb 28 via personal contact, Funding is pending but likely to come from my supervisor.
Minnesota  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
NYU  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
Brown  Applied Math Rejected on Feb 5 via Email ( notified to check website )
Cornell  Applied Math Rejected on Mar 8 via Email
Texas (Austin)  Computational and Applied Mathematics Pending
Maryland  Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation  Request for more information on Feb. 7 (4 short questions)
Purdue  (Applied) Mathematics Pending
UW  Applied Mathematics  Waitlisted on Feb. 14, Accepted to MS
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 Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:34 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Relevant Majors: Math & chemistry
GPA: 3.99 / 4.00
Graduate Institution: Good British Uni
Areas: Chemical biology & network science
Type of Student: Domestic asian male
GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 800 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Applied and Computational Math
Research Experience: 2.5 years molecular neuroscience & 1 year experimental math in undergrad. 2 years of chemical biology/network science in postgrad. Some publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater, Marshall, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Biology & bioengineering TA, chemistry tutor
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My academic background is all over the place in terms of subject matter. I didn't really decide to concentrate on math until after I graduated.
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  accepted 1/24
Chicago  accepted 1/12
Harvard Math  rejected 2/5
Harvard SEAS  rejected 3/21
MIT Math  accepted 2/1  attending!!
MIT EECS  accepted 2/9
NYU Courant  accepted 2/13
Princeton PACM  accepted 2/14
Stanford iCME  MSonly acceptance 2/27
Relevant Majors: Math & chemistry
GPA: 3.99 / 4.00
Graduate Institution: Good British Uni
Areas: Chemical biology & network science
Type of Student: Domestic asian male
GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 800 (99%)
W: 5.0 (87%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
Program Applying: Applied and Computational Math
Research Experience: 2.5 years molecular neuroscience & 1 year experimental math in undergrad. 2 years of chemical biology/network science in postgrad. Some publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Goldwater, Marshall, Phi Beta Kappa
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Biology & bioengineering TA, chemistry tutor
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My academic background is all over the place in terms of subject matter. I didn't really decide to concentrate on math until after I graduated.
Applying to Where:
Berkeley  accepted 1/24
Chicago  accepted 1/12
Harvard Math  rejected 2/5
Harvard SEAS  rejected 3/21
MIT Math  accepted 2/1  attending!!
MIT EECS  accepted 2/9
NYU Courant  accepted 2/13
Princeton PACM  accepted 2/14
Stanford iCME  MSonly acceptance 2/27
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 Posts: 4
 Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:06 pm
Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Cornell
Major: Math & Econ
GPA: 2.93 / 4.00
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 700 (97%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (71%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: Work experience in R&D for an insurance company, no academic research or publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've been out of college for 7 years doing a variety of statistical research and work and have passed all but 2 actuarial exams in that time. My essay is pretty deep on work experience and some volunteer work that used statistics, so I think, err...hope that could help make up for the weak GPA.
Applying to Where:
Minnesota (Twin Cities)  Rejected
Illinois (UrbanaChampaign)  ACCEPTED off wait list, with funding.
Ohio State  Still pending but was told no more funded offers being made.
Boston University  Rejected
Major: Math & Econ
GPA: 2.93 / 4.00
Type of Student: DWM
GRE General Test:
Q: 800 (94%)
V: 700 (97%)
W: 4.5 (67%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 740 (71%)
Program Applying: Statistics
Research Experience: Work experience in R&D for an insurance company, no academic research or publications.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: None
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I've been out of college for 7 years doing a variety of statistical research and work and have passed all but 2 actuarial exams in that time. My essay is pretty deep on work experience and some volunteer work that used statistics, so I think, err...hope that could help make up for the weak GPA.
Applying to Where:
Minnesota (Twin Cities)  Rejected
Illinois (UrbanaChampaign)  ACCEPTED off wait list, with funding.
Ohio State  Still pending but was told no more funded offers being made.
Boston University  Rejected
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Yerevan State University, dep. of mathematics
Grad institution: Yerevan State University, dep. of mathematics
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93 %)
V: 138 (08 %)
W: 2.5 (04 %)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
TOEFL Score: 79
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics
Applying to Where:
University of Illinois Mathematics / Wait Listed
Duke University  Mathematics / Rejected
University of Pennsylvania  Mathematics / Pending
University College London  Mathematics / Rejected
Imperial University London  Mathematics / Pending
Grad institution: Yerevan State University, dep. of mathematics
Major(s): Mathematics
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Type of Student: DWM
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 165 (93 %)
V: 138 (08 %)
W: 2.5 (04 %)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 800 (82%)
TOEFL Score: 79
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics
Applying to Where:
University of Illinois Mathematics / Wait Listed
Duke University  Mathematics / Rejected
University of Pennsylvania  Mathematics / Pending
University College London  Mathematics / Rejected
Imperial University London  Mathematics / Pending
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: One of the best public schools the first time, a really good public the second time.
Major: Math
Minor:
GPA: 3.31 in undergrad, 3.85 since coming back to school
Type of Student: Regular domestic asian male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (75%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None =\
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One dean's list for undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored for a little bit in High School.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nope
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in 07, and worked for myself from 07 until last year, then decided to go back to school. I kinda screwed around my first time in undergrad, hence the low initial gpa, then turned it around a bit the second time around once I got more serious.
Applying to Where:
All in Pure Math
UCLA  rejected 2/22
USC  ACCEPTED 2/09
University of Minnesota  rejected
Columbia  rejected 2/01
Northwestern  rejected 1/23
NYUrejected
University of Washington  rejected 2/28
University of Illinois Chicago  Accepted 2/29
University of Chicago  rejected 2/02
University of British Columbia rejected
University of Toronto  rejected 3/15
Boston University rejected
Tufts No response?
Northeastern  Accepted 3/06 But no funding
CUNY Waitlisted
McGills  Withdrawn 3/15
Yeah it's a bunch of places. I just wanted to make sure get in somewhere, heh.
Major: Math
Minor:
GPA: 3.31 in undergrad, 3.85 since coming back to school
Type of Student: Regular domestic asian male
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (99%)
V: 168 (98%)
W: 4.5 (72%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 760 (75%)
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: None =\
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: One dean's list for undergrad
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutored for a little bit in High School.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nope
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I graduated in 07, and worked for myself from 07 until last year, then decided to go back to school. I kinda screwed around my first time in undergrad, hence the low initial gpa, then turned it around a bit the second time around once I got more serious.
Applying to Where:
All in Pure Math
UCLA  rejected 2/22
USC  ACCEPTED 2/09
University of Minnesota  rejected
Columbia  rejected 2/01
Northwestern  rejected 1/23
NYUrejected
University of Washington  rejected 2/28
University of Illinois Chicago  Accepted 2/29
University of Chicago  rejected 2/02
University of British Columbia rejected
University of Toronto  rejected 3/15
Boston University rejected
Tufts No response?
Northeastern  Accepted 3/06 But no funding
CUNY Waitlisted
McGills  Withdrawn 3/15
Yeah it's a bunch of places. I just wanted to make sure get in somewhere, heh.
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Re: 2012 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results
Undergrad Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.03, due to working full time & school full time.
Graduate GPA: 3.22 masters GPA, also while working full time.
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 760
V: 510
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)  I ran out of time
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics
Research Experience: I wrote two papers on black hole mathematics and gave a couple of casual presentations on the matter. No publications. I spent a summer working for a market research firm doing statistical approximations.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutored high school students for the SATs for a little while, worked at the market research firm mentioned above, and have been working as a market risk analyst for the past year and a half since I finished undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have 18 transferable graduate credits and am only applying to Western New York programs because I have an established life in the area (own a house and getting married).
Applying to Where:
University of Rochester  Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending
University at Buffalo  Mathematics Ph.D. / Rejected  1/30
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
GPA: 3.03, due to working full time & school full time.
Graduate GPA: 3.22 masters GPA, also while working full time.
Type of Student: Domestic Female
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 760
V: 510
W: 4.0
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 600 (37%)  I ran out of time
Program Applying: Pure Mathematics
Research Experience: I wrote two papers on black hole mathematics and gave a couple of casual presentations on the matter. No publications. I spent a summer working for a market research firm doing statistical approximations.
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutored high school students for the SATs for a little while, worked at the market research firm mentioned above, and have been working as a market risk analyst for the past year and a half since I finished undergrad.
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I have 18 transferable graduate credits and am only applying to Western New York programs because I have an established life in the area (own a house and getting married).
Applying to Where:
University of Rochester  Mathematics Ph.D. / Pending
University at Buffalo  Mathematics Ph.D. / Rejected  1/30
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