## Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

### Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

I'm a math major, and I did not do so well on the Math subject GRE. I'm applying to stats programs so it isn't a total wash, but it might be good to know, if anyone has some insight, which schools stand out as not emphasizing the GRE subject test and which do. I know that Stanford seems to (boasting an average 83%ile on the subject test), but are there other places I should avoid? Do most stats programs view the Math subject test as a nice bonus, but generally tangential to a solid application?

If it helps, my main interest is in nonparametric and semi-parametric Bayesian data analysis and statistical learning. I'm also interested in non-parametric modelling of point processes and applications of this to computational neuroscience.

Here is a list of schools I'm interested in for statistics:

Ohio State

CMU Statistics/machine learning (where I really want to go, but likely have no chance- will apply either way)

U Michigan Ann arbor

Cornell

UC Davis

UCLA

Texas A&M

Penn State

NC State

If it helps, my main interest is in nonparametric and semi-parametric Bayesian data analysis and statistical learning. I'm also interested in non-parametric modelling of point processes and applications of this to computational neuroscience.

Here is a list of schools I'm interested in for statistics:

Ohio State

CMU Statistics/machine learning (where I really want to go, but likely have no chance- will apply either way)

U Michigan Ann arbor

Cornell

UC Davis

UCLA

Texas A&M

Penn State

NC State

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Chicago, Columbia, and Harvard definitely like the subject exam and I think Yale cares about it too.

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Ok, good to know about Yale. I was on the fence about applying to them already, so since I have a lot of programs I think I'll avoid the cost of applying.dasgut wrote:Chicago, Columbia, and Harvard definitely like the subject exam and I think Yale cares about it too.

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Ha! Now I feel bad about decreasing the amount of competition, lol.

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Eh, I don't think we had a lot of overlap in programs anyway.dasgut wrote:Ha! Now I feel bad about decreasing the amount of competition, lol.

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

We share Michigan tangentially! I'm applying to AIM there and I'll specialize in probability. If you don't go to CMU what's your next choice?

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

On that note, how high should your math gre subject score be to justify sending it to schools that don't require it (but still have it recommended)?

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

A friend of mine, who has the same score I do, asked Harvard if his score met their "extremely well" standard. They said it did. FWIW it's 840 (89%).

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

The MAJORITY of schools do not care about the Math GRE; the calculus is obviously crucial, but about the only non-calculus parts of the other half they'd be interested in are the analysis and prob. questions - which there aren't many of. So it's unsurprising that many schools don't particularly care that you know your Algebra or basic Topology. All the schools you listed do not have a requirement for the Subject GRE. I'd ask each of the Grad advisers what they would consider a score worth including.Zetetic wrote:I'm a math major, and I did not do so well on the Math subject GRE. I'm applying to stats programs so it isn't a total wash, but it might be good to know, if anyone has some insight, which schools stand out as not emphasizing the GRE subject test and which do. I know that Stanford seems to (boasting an average 83%ile on the subject test), but are there other places I should avoid? Do most stats programs view the Math subject test as a nice bonus, but generally tangential to a solid application?

If it helps, my main interest is in nonparametric and semi-parametric Bayesian data analysis and statistical learning. I'm also interested in non-parametric modelling of point processes and applications of this to computational neuroscience.

Here is a list of schools I'm interested in for statistics:

Ohio State

CMU Statistics/machine learning (where I really want to go, but likely have no chance- will apply either way)

U Michigan Ann arbor

Cornell

UC Davis

UCLA

Texas A&M

Penn State

NC State

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Thanks, that sounds like a solid approach.ANDS wrote: The MAJORITY of schools do not care about the Math GRE; the calculus is obviously crucial, but about the only non-calculus parts of the other half they'd be interested in are the analysis and prob. questions - which there aren't many of. So it's unsurprising that many schools don't particularly care that you know your Algebra or basic Topology. All the schools you listed do not have a requirement for the Subject GRE. I'd ask each of the Grad advisers what they would consider a score worth including.

### Re: Statistics Dept. that care the least about Subject GRE?

Michigan has a pretty great looking program, but I'm honestly not sure. I'm torn between a few places atm, assuming I get into one of them.dasgut wrote:We share Michigan tangentially! I'm applying to AIM there and I'll specialize in probability. If you don't go to CMU what's your next choice?