# sshresth12

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1. ## 2017 Applicants Here!

The Rutgers deadline says 12/1 for MS in Statistics. Does this mean 1 December 2016 or 12 January 2017?
2. ## Deadline Confusion Due To Date Format Rutgers

The Rutgers deadline says 12/1 for MS in Statistics. Does this mean 1 December 2016 or 12 January 2017?
3. ## 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

The Rutgers deadline says 12/1 for MS in Statistics. Does this mean 1 December 2016 or 12 January 2017?
4. ## Questions about research experience

Does my research in a reputed institute of India under the guidance of a Prof and sponsored by Microsoft count as an índependent research experience? The Harvard AM Statistics Application has one of the questions as ‘Describe an independent research experience’ and I wanted to be sure about what I write.
5. ## sshresth12    StatMaster2016

Hey, um so I noticed that you got into great MS Programs last year and was wondering if you could give us an idea about your profile? I am interested in the UChicago and AM Harvard Statistics program but my GRE Quant score is bugging me (165-Q, 163-V, 4-AWA).

A late congratulations again! Thank You!

1. Hey! Your GRE is pretty strong. Your verbal is good and I think 165 and above is good enough for the quant section. I think 4 and above is good enough for the writing.

Here is a message I sent to someone else on this same topic:

Domestic, Caucasian male

Majors: B.S., Psychology and Economics

Other: Completed basic pre-med courses and was one course short of minoring in math

Cumulative GPA: 3.77

Major GPA (Psychology): 3.94

Major GPA (Econ): 4.00

Honors/Awards

Distinction in the psychology major

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

GRE scores

167 Q (94th percentile)

166 V (96th percentile)

4.0 W (56th percentile)

Calc I (AP)

Calc II (A)

Multivariable Calc (A)

Probability and Math Stats I (A) - Honors

Probability and Math Stats II (A) - Honors

Matrix and Linear Algebra (A)

Acc. Intro to Stats (A) - Honors

Econometrics (A)

Intermediate Microeconomics (A)

Intermediate Macroeconomics (A)

Intro to Finance (A)

Investment Theory (A)

Game Theory (A)

Psychology Stats ( B ) - Honors

Experimental Psychology (A)

Intro to programming in R (A)

Intermediate programming in R (A)

Intro to Data Programming (Python) (A)

Work experience

-2 summer internships, one being in market research

-Lifeguard

-Research assistant in psychology lab; this was not very statistical in nature though

Other things

-Played club baseball for 5 years

-On the board of Psi Chi (psychology honor society) for a year

-Served as treasurer in an investment club

I should note that I completed my undergrad in 5.5 years because I changed my mind regarding what I wanted to do late. I should also note that I had a 4.00 in my final 3.5 years of school (my first two years weren't great). My profile shows that you can get in without having the strongest math/stat background. I actually think my diversity of academic interests may have set me apart from the pack-- having cognate knowledge is important for applied statistics. With that being said, I do recommend developing a stronger math/stat background than I did (the only reason I didn't was that I started late-- I took Calc II in my 5th year of school). I also recommend learning how to program in R and/or Python. These languages seem to be popular among statisticians/data scientists. Also, people say that the verbal section of the GRE doesn't matter, but I have a hunch that it's used as a tie-breaker in some cases and that a low score hurts ones chances or even gets people disqualified (definitely get above 150 and getting above 155 would certainly be better; for the quant section, get 165+; for writing, get at least a 4.0).

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions-- I'd be happy to answer.

2. Thank You! This helped me loads !

3. No problem! Good luck!!

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