eilonwy21

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About eilonwy21

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    NYC
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Sociology & Social Psychology

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  1. Fall 2018 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Haha never mind - I see what everyone is talking about now I think
  2. Fall 2018 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Where are you guys seeing this??? Someone reached out to me on Thu for an interview for Rutgers and I just had it today. Do all programs have some list like this or something that I don't know about??
  3. I think the more that I work on my applications and my statement of purpose, the more layers of anxieties arise >____> I am wondering - what if the research interest I am delineating in my statement of purpose changes later on, if I get into a program? Does anyone know to what extent things like that are flexible? I've heard that programs expect you to develop/change your interests anyway, so its okay. But then if schools accept you according to how they see you fit into their program - then if those interests change, what happens?
  4. Statement of Purpose - structure advice

    I am grappling with exactly this problem!! I'm so unsure of whether I should have a hook or not - or if I am making too many references to scholars that have influenced my thinking (if it's too much name-dropping?). Would anyone on this thread be willing to provide me feedback with that? =(( I'm willing to exchange! Thankss!
  5. 169 is a near perfect Verbal score - you really don't need to worry. I mean, if the program is Comp & Rhetoric, quant doesn't matter very much and is nowhere near an indication of your qualifications for such a program, so likely they don't care.
  6. Hi are you still looking for feedback on yours? If so, I am willing to trade as well =)
  7. Hi everyone, would anyone like to exchange SOPs for feedback? Mine is for Sociology PhD programs. Let me know and I will PM you. Thank you!!
  8. This is really late, I know, to still be considering this - but after vacillating back and forth on what I considered my safe school (UMass) - I found out they don't offer tuition stipend at all except through loans. And honestly it doesn't feel worth it to pay loans& be in debt for a safe school. So now that I cut that, I have all my reach schools but no safe schools and I feel like this puts me in jeopardy. Can anyone recommend any schools/programs for PhD Sociology that is still a good program but can be considered a safe school to apply to? Preferably in the Northeast - I live in NYC, and I am applying to one in NJ (Rutgers), Penn, three in Boston, MA, and one in NYC. Appreciate it, thanks.
  9. UMass Amherst Ranking?

    @cowgirlsdontcry & @limonchello thanks for your responses! This definitely gives me some perspective. However, I also discovered yesterday that apparently UMass doesn't really offer a stipend package at all for tuition - except through loans. Compared to everything on my list, this is the only grad program that doesn't offer a possibility of direct stipend. That's kind of disappointing =|
  10. This might be a really dumb question, but I was still wondering. I just really want to know if my SOP reflects a fit for that particular program (Sociology). And I was thinking of emailing the listed contact reference for graduate applications (not some random professor I mean lol) - so then it wouldn't be completely inappropriate right? What do you guys think? Thanks!
  11. UMass Amherst Ranking?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows what the ranking/reputation is like for UMass Amherst? I am applying to the Sociology program, and I keep hearing differing opinions about it. US News ranks it 36 in Sociology and 75 National. My professors suggested I shouldn't even bother applying there, but I think at the time I may have accidentally told them Amherst College (which is not the same). I am applying to UMass as a safe school, but I still wanted to know, if anyone can pitch in. Thanks a lot!
  12. I would be glad give you feedback as well - I am also applying to social psych programs, and some sociology programs.
  13. Seriously, I don't understand what's taking them this long. I haven't yet seen anything about any acceptances/rejections from their Master's program on the results page, so has anyone actually heard from them? I'm waiting to hear from them because otherwise I need to accept one of my other offers fast -__-
  14. Seriously, I don't understand what's taking them this long. I haven't yet seen anything about any acceptances/rejections from their Master's program on the results page, so has anyone actually heard from them? I'm waiting to hear from them because otherwise I need to accept one of my other offers fast -__-