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    2013 Fall
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    PhD Biostatistics

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  1. Mid-may will definitely give you enough time to find a place. Granted, earlier is always better but when I first moved down here I didn't get a chance to find an apartment until late June - early July. For pet friendly, your options are indeed limited. I have a bigger dog myself (about 65 pounds), and I rent through Walnut Capital who I've had no issue with. They ask a half-month's rent non-refundable deposit for pets, but that is much better than others who sometimes ask a whole months rent. From my experience, Franklin West also will allow dogs of bigger size (even though their information s
  2. Turns out I had reason to worry.... I went 0 for 6 in applications, even getting rejected from my current school. How did this happen?
  3. I visited Berkeley on Monday just because I was in town and spoke to the student services coordinator, and they are still working on sending out decisions, so I think there's still some hope for everyone
  4. Hello, I go to Pitt now and am finishing up my masters for biostat, and they're still making decisions on the PhD students. I spoke to the person in charge and it should be any day now that they let us know. Especially since the students are on spring break so it gives the professors more time to meet.
  5. Fat Heads is by far the best, good assessment overall. haha
  6. When I spoke to the admissions office about 2-3 weeks ago, they said decisions would be out by the first week of March at the latest. So they should have something out by tomorrow hopefully. As for me, I emailed them with a question about a professors research, and in his response, I saw the forwarded email from the secretary to him that said in parentheses "who was not admitted". Stay classy, Berkeley.
  7. I have 5 rejections, 0 wait lists, and the last school left is Pitt, which I currently attend and had a free application. Between the other 5 schools I spent over $700 applying. I am about 50% ridiculously determined to prove these schools wrong, and about 50% accept failure.
  8. I'm feeling biostatistically swaggerific today.

  9. All the information in the past couple posts is pretty current. The main 3 areas people live are Shadyside, Oakland, or Squirrel Hill. Shadyside is likely the most expensive, probably running at least $900 for a decent 1-bedroom. Regardless of area, having a person to split rent with will benefit you. Shadyside has a good amount to do, lots of restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, etc. The buses will take you to Pitt in about 10-15 minutes depending where in Shadyside you're coming from. Walnut Capital is a good leasing company, they're a bit more expensive, but they're really good abo
  10. If I get 1 more email that's not an admission decision, I'm going to need to be defribrillated.

  11. For anyone who applied to Berkeley biostat, they said they'd have decisions by the end of the month or the first week of March at the latest. So luckily that's not too long from now!
  12. I think that early March is generally a good time point to wait until, unless you have seen most people have received decisions (both acceptances and rejections). I just emailed Berkeley, but only because I am possibly going to be around there early next month and wanted to see if I could possibly get a department tour, assuming they haven't decided to reject by then. I figure that also lets them know that I'm very interested in their program while doing a check up on my application status.
  13. Any idea if the Berkeley decisions will include biostats or just the stats department? I'm dying to find out for biostatistics, and I'm not sure how much more I can take!
  14. I could write my thesis, or I could write a snarky letter to schools that rejected me that I will never send. That sounds much more fun.

  15. taping rejection letters to the back of my door for motivation has regressed to demotivational...

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    2. callyw22


      I'm sorry! But, keep hope alive :)

    3. Soleil ت

      Soleil ت

      ^lol @ VBD.

      Sorry for the woes. :( Best wishes!

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