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    2018 Fall
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    PhD in CS

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  1. Fall 2018 Admission

    No problem and congrats btw For what you said, I think UW would be the best choice because of potential advisors. If there’s just one that you’re barely interested in at WashU, then it’ll probably be easier for you to get involved in an interesting project at UW. You should contact some students to find out how far the stipends go at both places. 10k is a big difference, but I agree with you, it’s fine as long that’s enough to live on. I’m not really sure how important it is, although I’m sure it does matter. I believe the most important thing is to be productive throughout the program. I’m an international student though, others might have a better insight about this.
  2. Fall 2018 Admission

    You should go through their faculty to find possible advisors, who have research projects that interest you. Given that you find people that equally interest you on both schools, I'd go for UW-Madison.
  3. Fall 2018 Admission

    I second @collegesista‘s opinion. For one school I contacted students that had their emails on the lab’s website. The other one didn’t have that, so I asked my potential advisor to get me in touch with some students, as I couldn’t even find a list of current students of the program.
  4. Fall 2018 Admission

    Some of my applications weren’t updated either after I got the rejection emails. Good luck with your other schools!
  5. Irvine, CA

    Congrats, those are two great programs!! I'm an international CS student too, but I'm starting a PhD. What's your area of interest? Housing is pretty expensive, but I think I'll stay on-campus which is not as bad. I can't really help on deciding which program is better for you... you should try posting it to the CS or Decisions forum
  6. Fall 2018 Admission

    Has anyone heard from Illinois?
  7. Irvine, CA

    Thought I could restart this thread. Anyone planning a move to Irvine this Fall?
  8. Fall 2018 Admission

    @spamhaus said they emailed a POI, so they emailed a professor directly. They’ve probably been in contact beforehand though.
  9. Fall 2018 Admission

    @spamhaus good luck with your GT application!! I hope you have good news soon
  10. Fall 2018 Admission

    I got accepted last week, so they might still be making decisions. I don't know for sure though. They also didn't tell me anything about visits, maybe because I'm international.
  11. Fall 2018 Admission

    No problem. Thanks and good luck with USC I'm an international student, so take everything with a grain of salt. I've read both that it helps a lot and also that it doesn't matter as much (as long as you put in the work). My personal opinion is that between two people with the same amount of work done, a R1 degree might be the deciding factor. But I personally would go for the stronger department, where the faculty can prepare you better.
  12. Fall 2018 Admission

    USC is R1. You have to check the Carnegie Classifications ( to figure out where a school is listed. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong though.
  13. Fall 2018 Admission

    Thanks! Yeah, it looks like that so far. I'm trying to arrange a visit on both before I make a decision. How about you, any good news?
  14. Fall 2018 Admission

    I got accepted at UCI!! Checked gats tracker and the letter was there with a congratulatory message. Didn't receive an email notifying me though. Good luck to everyone
  15. Fall 2018 Admission

    I only applied to Davis out of those. I had an interview over a month ago, but haven’t heard anything ever since.