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Everything posted by rwoodward

  1. I would say Purdue is more highly respected (but i'm not from the US, so my view is somewhat twisted)
  2. One: it's hard to know if you want to go to grad school if you've never done research before (you might hate it). Research is definitely the most important, but school reputation does help (on visits, big departments were over-represented). If you work for a big name, their letter of recommendation means more. Out of the schools she got into, I would say UIUC has the best chemistry department (by some mile, tbh).
  3. I know someone with an interview from Scripps for org chem (she heard a while back); I think just not many on this forum have heard
  4. Anyone else get contacted by Princeton about visit weekends when they had already submitted the form? Dunno if my request didn’t go through or if they just emailed everyone...
  5. Completely agree with you!
  6. Ok thank you! It's strange as I have not heard of anyone hearing back for Organic Chemistry. But perhaps those people are keeping quiet...
  7. That is useful to know about Caltech - thanks! Is that for all of Chemistry or a specific subfield? Can I ask who you called? When I called I got a generic unhelpful reply....
  8. I know someone who has an interview from Scripps (organic)
  9. Anyone else feeling the pressure to book visit days from prospective PIs? While it's nice to be emailed by them, I find it stressful having to wait to organize visitation due to some schools not having released their verdicts yet.
  10. Has anyone heard from Caltech for Organic Chemistry?
  11. Has anyone rejected any offers yet?
  12. I meant for the visitation weekend, my bad.
  13. Does anyone know how much financial support for the visit weekend Stanford offers?
  14. Does anyone have an offer from Caltech/Harvard for Organic Chemistry or know anymore information about the progress of their Organic Chemistry admissions?
  15. Did you ask Stanford or Cornell for a timeline? As I'd be interested to hear what they are!
  16. You are already applying to some great programs and as discussed earlier in this thread, Berkeley and Chapel Hill would have been harder to get into as an international student rather than a domestic student regardless of your CV and scores!
  17. I have got to the stage now where I dread the weekend because no grad offers come out... INO, has anyone organised a visit weekend yet? I was wondering how it works... do you organise it all and then the department pays you back? Or do the department make suggestions for places to stay etc?
  18. Yup, something like that - I was quite surprised at how high it is. But like you said, I believe Berkeley is a very expensive place.
  19. Ok, that makes me feel better (was beginning to think they accepted me by mistake). I'm not going to reply to it.
  20. Thank you It is $33,959 per year
  21. Just got into UC Berkeley for Organic! Cannot believe it! The e-mail says "By this time, you should have been contacted by a member of Chemistry's admission's committee" but this has not happened haha. Should I e-mail the person back saying this hasn't happened? Or is there no point?
  22. If it's any help, for organic they CC'ed the same professor for everyone who organises all the visit weekends etc. Might be the same for you!
  23. Congrats! That's amazing!
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