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  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
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    PhD Environmental Science/Soil Science

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  1. The funniest bit is that I already spent a summer at the University of Aberdeen where it was rainy and windy throughout. And Seattle is also pretty much the same. So weather shouldn't be much of an issue!
  2. Hello Huskies. I will be joining for my Masters in Environmental and Forest Sciences. The stipend is $2100-ish and I was wondering whether it'd be possible to completely sustain myself on that (do not want to take any financial assistance from parents) in an expensive city like Seattle. As an international student, I could not really visit the campus and city beforehand. So if I were to come to Seattle in September, would there be any affordable places left (<$700-650)? Thank you. I am already stoked as Seattle looks like a brilliant, liberal city!
  3. Stanford would be better, career wise and location as well. Plus if you are comparing cost wise, then Stanford is 30k extra which is not a huge increment on the 20k you were planning to forego.
  4. i think Georgia Tech would be better if one were to just consider the ranking. But then your specialization and the professor who'll be supervising you plays an equally important role as well. International applicant?
  5. Stanford EESS rejection. Generic mail. Finally out of the way atleast.
  6. Have a PhD admit from UIUC NRES and a fully funded MS from UWash SEFS. Will most probably choose the latter. No word yet on MIT EAPS or UC Davis Soils or Stanford EESS so I reckon I have already been rejected. Congratulations to all who got in!
  7. I did. My POI told me that I was not in the pool of selected students.
  8. UIUC for PhD in Natural Resource and Environmental Science and UWash for MS in Environmental and Forest Science. Have applied to environmental engineering departments as well.
  9. Fortunately yes. I got into UWashington SEFS and then I declined the UIUC NRES offer. Still waiting on other decisions but not optimistic at all.
  10. Undergrad Institution: Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (slated to be converted to an IIT)Major(s): Environmental EngineeringMinor(s): NoneGPA in Major: 8.36/10 (roughly 3.4-3.5 on the US scale)Overall GPA: 8.36/10Position in Class: Top 10 out of 60Type of Student: International maleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 170V: 162W: 5.5TOEFL Total: 118/120Research Experience: Two months under a renowned professor in crop science at the University of Aberdeen and an undergraduate research project (unrelated to each other)Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NonePertinent Activities or Jobs: NoneAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Top quizzer? Debater? Blogger?Special Bonus Points: None I can think ofAny Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where: MIT Princeton Yale Berkeley UW Madison UIUC UC Davis Harvard Cornell UWashington Seattle ETH Zurich Got into UIUC and UWash. Applied for Environmental Engineering at Harvard, Princeton and MIT. Not expecting anything from the aforementioned.
  11. Not much clue. Did not apply there. Anyhow activity seems to be a bit low on this thread.
  12. Don't see much activity in these fields. I guess I'll start this? -------------------------------- Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?)... Overall Reputation in Biology?)Major(s):Minor(s):GPA in Major:Overall GPA:Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?)Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?)GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q:V:W:TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this)Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...)Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, SPS officer etc...)Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where:School - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research Interest
  13. I asked him whether he'd be accommodating enough to extend the deadline till the end of Feb. Hopefully he will accede to this. Thanks!
  14. I have been in regular contact with a professor at UIUC who's pretty positive about me and also stated that he'd nominate me for a fellowship. He then mails me telling that I will receive my offer letter soon and that I have to revert back by Feb starting. I am pretty chuffed about this but at the same time I do not want to miss out on getting into other colleges who I've applied to and whose results would come later. So what do I do? Any help would be appreciated
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