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  1. soproperlybasic

    Acceptances

    Congratulations on the acceptance! Will you be attending?
  2. soproperlybasic

    Some Questions from a Phil Outsider

    I will second @Rose-Colored Beetle's first comment here (not so sure about the second one regarding the analytic-continental distinction) but it sounds like Fordham could be an option for you. We have a world-famous Nietzsche scholar here who also does work on Heidegger and Gadamer. We also have a number of colleagues interested in Foucault, Deleuze/Guattari, Marx, and others--it seems like Fordham is trying to bring in more people interested in political philosophy and ethics (looking at my own cohort as an example) . We've recently made some great ethics hires to strengthen our department's ethics base too. One last thing I'll say about Fordham: We have a Social and Political Group that meets pretty regularly every semester that brings in guests from all over.
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    Rejections

    Sorry to hear this! I wasn't shut out, but I was rejected at majority of the schools I applied to. I remember how utterly depressive I felt for pretty much all of admissions season--it's a lot to deal with. Good luck with Marquette, and take care!
  4. soproperlybasic

    2019 Graduate Entrants

    To my knowledge, they were aiming to get decisions out by the end of Feb (but I could be 100% wrong, I'm just inferring this from an assignment I'm working on for prospectives as a GA to the chair)
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    Rejections

    I also had an obsession with washing dishes during admissions season. It was a mindless but productive task that kept me from refreshing my email/the results page 600x!
  6. soproperlybasic

    3.7 GPA or lower acceptances

    I graduated with a 3.6 (although my philosophy GPA was closer to a 3.8, I was a double major) and I now attend Fordham (which isn't ranked, but is still a well-known program). UNC also kept me in the running until pretty much the last moment, so it can be done.
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    2019 Graduate Entrants

    I was like this. I didn't hear from UNC until the last possible minute (April 13th), when they told me I had still been under consideration the whole cycle...and then proceeded to reject me on the 15th.
  8. soproperlybasic

    Time spent on Sample paper

    I just followed grad students and profs from all kinds of programs, and from the programs I wanted to attend! If you do make one, I'm happy to follow you/direct you to people who might be helpful to talk to or follow! PM me if you'd like.
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    Time spent on Sample paper

    I also attend Fordham. I applied to a bunch of programs and Fordham was the only PhD that accepted me (though UNC had me on one of their 'hidden waitlists' until April 13th, and then rejected me). I wrote 5 different drafts of my writing sample, and most of the people who helped me with it were actually not from my own department. Some very kind grad students and professors from other schools took the time to aid me with revising, rewriting, etc because my mentor was on sabbatical and unreachable. I highly recommend creating an academic twitter for this purpose: there's a huge philosophy community on there, and I got a lot of help/advice from people on that platform as I was applying. These are connections I've still maintained beyond app season!
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    safety schools

    I'm going to echo what @markovka said here: there is no such thing as a safety school. I wouldn't look at funded MA's as safeties either. Philosophy is deadly competitive, no one is guaranteed anything.
  11. soproperlybasic

    Stipened Database

    I attend Fordham and we get about $24k or so? I don't live in the Bronx (I'm in upper Manhattan) and I don't have a roommate, which means most of my pay goes towards rent. Definitely factor in the cost of the subway for living in NYC: I have an unlimited monthly pass that's about $120 or so, but comes in handy.
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    How Important Is The GRE Quantitative Score?

    I got an abysmal GRE score by philosophy standards (310) and attend Fordham! I'm pretty sure my math score was 150 or 151 or something like that. Fordham seems like a school that doesn't care too much about GRE, though of course, take what I say with a grain of salt.
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    PHILOSOPHY M.A. ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION 2018

    Looks like I'll be headed to Fordham too right now! So perhaps we'll meet. (Unless some miracle happens and LA Paul emails with good news from Chapel Hill tomorrow. Though the chances of that are pretty much .0001)
  14. soproperlybasic

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    Thanks!
  15. soproperlybasic

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    On the edge of my seat waiting for a response from UNC. When I last checked with them on Friday, they told me I was still in the running and Dr. Paul said she'd try to get back to me in a timely manner...
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