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  1. Congrats to all of the Northwestern admits! If you have any questions about the program, the area, or anything else, send me a message!
  2. I had interviews with two schools before being admitted, and they were both over the phone.
  3. Congrats to all the recent admits, but especially those to Northwestern! If you have any questions about the program, Chicago, etc., let me know.
  4. After going through admissions last year, I am tempted to advise you against doing that ... but I know how pointless that would be . Good luck, everyone!
  5. I was advised by a couple of professors at my current institution not to email POIs - they said it really couldn't do me any good. On the other hand, if one of your letter writers knows a POI personally, that might get you somewhere...
  6. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: southern state school Major(s)/Minor(s): political science Undergrad GPA: 3.7 Type of Grad: southern state school Grad GPA: 3.97 GRE: 168/164/4.5 Any Special Courses: Letters of Recommendation: three letters from professors with whom I have worked closely Research Experience: just writing my master's thesis, analyzing data for term papers, etc. Teaching Experience: worked as a TA for three semesters Subfield/Research Interests: american politics, political theory Other: RESULTS: Acceptances($$ or no $$): Northwestern ($$), Wisconsin (
  7. I have declined offers from Washington (Seattle) and UT-Austin.
  8. So, this might be a stupid question, but... What is the most polite/professional way to reject an offer? Should I just fill out the "I am not coming to your school" form, or should I also contact the DGS or a POI? If so, any suggestions on how to word that email?
  9. I was wondering if it is easy to park on the UW campus. Would it be feasible to live further from campus and drive in, or do you really need to bike/take the bus?
  10. Hey, I thought I would jump in the conversation, albeit a little bit late. I'm really attracted to Northwestern, in part because of the methodological flexibility that a couple of you have mentioned. I had an interesting conversation with a POI there the other day; he basically told me that doing mixed methods is going to be a bigger challenge than just doing pure quantitative work, but they were very supportive of those who wish to go that route. I'm also deciding between NW and one other school...the other has higher "rankings," but both seem to place very well, which is what matte
  11. That was me, and my primary field is American. I added the theory part because I made it clear in my SOP that it would be my secondary field and a large influence on my empirical work.
  12. Two things: 1) I have been accepted to Northwestern, but I was just curious about the application website, so I checked it and it still says a decision has not been rendered. So I wouldn't take that as a reliable source. 2) The job placement article folks have been discussing here (as well as another one I have seen float around) only deals with job placements at PhD-granting institutions. So not only would a tenure-track position at the state school I am currently attending not count, but neither would a job at a prestigious 4-year institution. I understand that the end goal for
  13. Thanks everyone! The email was from the DGS, sent through her assistant.
  14. I am. I claim all rights to Gnome's opinion. I would be willing to negotiate, though.
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