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  1. Really they only accepted 10% of all applications ?? That seems super low doesn't it
  2. @Orgojojo UT-Austin had a very pleasant and organized visit. The faculty and grad students were all very helpful and friendly.
  3. What type of university? R1 or PUI?
  4. Just got an email from Stanford! Materials/inorganic
  5. I don't think so, but based off previous results it looks like another wave could come out either tomorrow or next week
  6. @Chem123 Totally, agree. Have you heard of any domestic students hearing back from Stanford?
  7. Anyone else that got into UIUC, did you get offered a "Roger Adams Fellowship"? I'm trying to figure out if that's just a generic thing they give to everyone but put a fancy name on it
  8. Hi jeromass I received an email from the department and the materials graduate coordinator
  9. @Dibenzofulvene what schools are you expecting to give decisions tomorrow?
  10. Anyone heard from stanford yet? So far I've been accepted to UT austin, ucla, U Mich, TAMU, and UIUC. Still waiting on NW
  11. I don't think it's risky to contact a PI after submitting an application as long as you had some sort of contact with them prior to submitting an app. Worst case they just don't respond to you. Best case they see your name, respond, and take an extra look at your file.
  12. Has anyone been accepted to Northwestern without doing the interview questions?
  13. Did you get an email from UCLA too or only a call from the prof?
  14. Just received an acceptance e-mail from UT-Austin for Inorganic chemistry!
  15. Undergrad Institution: Medium State school Major(s): Materials Chemistry GPA in Major: 3.81 Overall GPA: 3.71 Position in Class: Not sure Type of Student: Domestic/American GRE Scores (revised/old version): Q: 160 V: 157 W: 3.5 Chemistry: 800 (79%) Research Experience: 2 summer REU programs & 5 semesters of research, 1st author publication submitted to J. Phys. Chem. C. & another 1st author and 2nd author publication in preparation, 2 presentations at national ACS meeting (oral & poster), 2 presentations at regional ACS meeting (oral & poster) Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Award in Undergraduate Research, Scholarship for excellence in STEM Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Teaching assistant for Inorganic Chem. I Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: First student to join lab at home institution, so I built the lab and configured all instrumentation Special Bonus Points: Strong and specific statement of purpose, 3 strong LOR's, been in contact with professors at several schools I'm applying Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applying to Where: UT-Austin (Inorganic), UIUC, U Michigan Ann Arbor, Colorado State, Stanford, Northwestern, Texas A&M