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  1. I think getting an A in real analysis would help you tremendously given your other grades. If you've impressed your letter writers then I think your list is reasonable.
  2. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    If you still need to you can copy and paste that into it's own thread and then wait for the following responses: "If you are at Princeton, Harvard, Chicago with that profile, you can apply to any statistics PhD program you want to". Take the Math subject test, nail your thesis, think about your letters of recommendation and apply wherever you want.
  3. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    New Usnews rankings come out next week which is kind of cool
  4. 2018 Biostat/Stat PhD Admitted Student Visits

    When professors came to talk about their research some of them listed recent placements and it was a good mix. Beyond that you'll just have to dig into their CVs. They mentioned that every PhD applicant at the visit had been offered funding and that it would come through RAship, Training grants, or for four applicants, a fellowship.
  5. I would think your chances of being hired as a quant will come from the training you receive during your PhD and where you got your masters won't matter much after you have your PhD but I could be way off. Columbia's masters churns out like 400 graduates a year so don't get too attached to the name
  6. 2018 Biostat/Stat PhD Admitted Student Visits

    I love the town of chapel hill, the campus was beautiful, and the school of Global health was great. The students showing us around were all very friendly and helpful. The research going on in the department was broad and impressive (Seemed like any subfield of stats/biostats that you want to work in there is someone good there save maybe Imaging?). Funding was mentioned to be with research assistantships or training grants (I feel like there is some stipulation on training grants and international students though). The coursework is heavy and qualifying exams include measure theory prob and advanced stat theory (past casella and berger). Let me know if you have any specific questions otherwise I would give them a call about funding soon?
  7. 2018 Biostat/Stat PhD Admitted Student Visits

    UNC biostat phd was march1-2. I believe the 23 is the Gillings visit
  8. A PhD from Michigan statistics probably won't leave (m)any doors closed when it comes to the data science industry. Your listed goal is too broad to know if a masters is suitable or not. Maybe search for roles at companies doing what you describe and see what they prefer. Starting a masters at Stanford and realizing you want to do a PhD could be messy financially. Starting a funded PhD at Michigan and realizing you only want a masters seems like a better deal. I'm biased towards the PhD option at least in the field of stats
  9. Undergrad Institution: State school out west, not known for any math/stats Major(s): Math (applied/stats focused coursework) Minor(s): Economics GPA: 3.95 Type of Student: DWM GRE General Test: Q: 165 (89%) V: 156 (73%) W: 4.0 (60%) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: N/A Programs Applying: Biostatistics Research Experience: Two REUs, RA'd for a semester, presented a few posters/small presentations, no publications. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated rank 1 in small math department Pertinent Activities or Jobs: I tutored calculus for two years, graded for two years Letters of Recommendation: My mentor for undergraduate research (assistant professor), My REU/RA advisor (senior faculty), lecturer who I took many math courses with. Math/Statistics Grades: A's in math coursework: Intro analysis1-2, ODE, PDE, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Math Stats, Prob Theory, Intro regression, proofs Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: I dropped out of college before joining the military. I've met more than a handful of students and faculty who dropped out, got their shit together and came back to find success. For anyone worrying about a somewhat distant past just know it's more common than you think. For what it's worth when I came back to school I started at a community college (people seem to worry about this too much). Results: Biostatistics PhD Harvard University - No Interview, Rejected UNC Chapel Hill - Accepted 1/23Pennsylvania - No Interview, RejectedDuke - No Interview, Rejected (admitted to MS) Michigan - Rejected (admitted to MS) Vanderbilt - No Interview, assuming rejection Statistics PhD NC State - Waitlisted
  10. Biostats PhD Profile Evaluation

    How well known is your LAC? I would have your research supervisor write one of your letters over one of the math profs (four strong letters is always a nice thing to have too though). Biostats wise I think you could apply to any program you want to and it wouldn't be a waste of money. Id guess you probably get into at least one of UNC, Michigan, Minnesota. There are also some good public health/ biomed faculty at pure stats programs that you would be competitive at: NC State, Wisconsin
  11. Statistics PhD Profile Evaluation

    @huxlb you will get an offer from one of the schools on your list. Some advice I found valuable is if only one school on your list offered you funding for a phd, would you still attend it? Eliminate schools until the answer is yes. If that shortens your list to CMU and Duke then sure maybe you need a rigorous masters to help you but even that won't be a guarantee. Have you looked into biostatistics at all?
  12. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Wow there's that many more math and cs grad students than stats. I feel like a special snowflake now. I'd love to see it broken down by phd and masters though
  13. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    There is no way
  14. Chapel Hill, NC

    I am also interested in this. I hear great things about the Montesorri Academy of Chapel Hill and The Learning Experience. I just noticed how close south Durham is so starting to look there.
  15. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I received a masters-phd fast track offer to Michigan but not fully funded so quasi-rejected