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  1. Got into UMBC PhD statistics this morning!! no word on funding - they told me to reach out to the graduate program director for funding.
  2. rejected from Baylor last night right as I was going to bed
  3. Oh my god, I know... I just want to stop living in a constant state of fear and anxiety, but my wants/needs aren't important here.
  4. I am waiting for 8.... I've only heard back from 2. EIGHT SCHOOLS.
  5. I haven't heard anything from any schools in like 2 weeks. I just want to know! It seems like its taking a long time D:
  6. lilchow

    Athens, GA

    Just got accepted to the MS Statistics program. How are the pet-friendly housing options (I have a chihuahua). I can't live on campus because its not pet friendly
  7. I currently go to school in San Francisco and I live in Oakland. Currently my commute is about 1.5-2 hours each way. I leave my house and drive to the BART (transit) station (15minutes) then I take a train to San Francisco (45min - 1hr 15min depending on delays). I know many people who go to school at my campus and commute even further (2 hours driving each way). My commute can be pretty brutal because the trains are so packed that you can't really do much while you're on the train besides pray that the people standing around you have showered and put on deodorant. I used to live in SF and I had to walk about 1.5 miles to my apartment (which was on the top of a hill) and the neighborhood was not great. Keep in mind the lighting, are there lots of street lights? Also don't make yourself a target - never wear over-ear headphones, and never wear earbuds in both ears at night. When I was walking at night I would call someone on speaker phone so that if anything happened someone would know right away. Also think about getting some personal defense things like pepper spray and etc. Overall, it's probably not that bad, but just be prepared!
  8. Wasn't admitted to UGA's PhD but the graduate coordinator for the stats department sent me this --- "I have recommended to the Graduate School that you be admitted to the MS program in Statistics. Once they have processed my recommendation, you will receive an official letter of admission from them. " Does that mean its a for sure acceptance to the MS program? Cause I'll take it! haha!
  9. Man... I feel it. First decision back and its a rejection. Not starting off on a good note. LOL (actually tears tho)
  10. I know!! How is that possible??! It's driving me crazy, but I just need one school to accept me. Glad there are others going through the same anxiety. haha.
  11. @Woolworth UNC Chapel Hill, UT Austin, CMU, Rice, Baylor, UMBC, UF, UGA, UC Denver, Colorado State -- I 've see acceptances posted on the survey for pretty much all of the schools.
  12. I haven't heard anything from any school... I am starting to get nervous. I applied to 10 Stats PhD programs. anyone else in the same boat?
  13. I'm applying to Baylor too! I haven't been able to visit, but it seems really cool. BTW- is that 1701 a star trek reference?
  14. I've been living in San Francisco for 3, almost 4 years now and I have a dog. I would say the best area to find pet friendly housing in San Francisco is the Sunset (very dog friendly, basically everyone has a dog) and the apartments here are more likely to be within that price range - also look into in-law apartments, they tend to rent a bit cheaper. The best time for housing listings I would say is in November and in May. That seems to be the time when people are trying to fill their leases.
  15. Hello everyone, I'm currently working on applications for PhD programs to start next fall. I would love honest feedback on my general profile (though some information is missing), I'll continue to update once the information becomes available to me. Undergrad Institution: Large public California State school Major(s): Statistics with Emphasis in Economics Minor: Considering adding a mathematics minor. GPA: Cumulative 3.72, Major 3.54 Type of Student: Domestic Minority Female GRE General Test: Q: Pending (expecting to do well) V: Pending (unsure) W: Pending (expecting to do well) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Scheduled to take 28 Oct. 2017 - thinking about pulling out, not very confident I'll do well, not too much time left to study. Research Experience: Independent Project - "Categorical Data Analysis: Comparing R and SAS for logistic and Poisson regression" Presented at Western Users of SAS Software in September, listed in conference proceedings. Independent Paper (in progress) to be submitted to SAS Global Forum Research Assistant for forensic economist. Courses: Calc1 (A), Calc2 (A), Calc 3 (B-), Intro to Computer Programming (A), Linear Algebra (B-), Intro to Proofs (A-), Probability and Stats I (B), Probability and Stats II (A), Intro into SAS (B), Categorical Data Analysis (A), Intro into Econometrics (A) Currently taking: Intro to Linear Models, Mathematical Economics (graduate course), Advanced Econometrics (graduate course), Probability Models - expected to do very well this semester (all A's) To take next semester: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Introduction to Statistical Learning and Data Mining, Real Analysis. - expected to do very well (all A's) Poor grades in Linear Algebra and Intro to SAS to be discussed in statement of purpose. (Was working 2 jobs to support family, I'm actually quite proud of my grades) Letters of Recommendation: From my advisor who is the head of statistics at my school, also have taken 4 classes with him, he helped me with independent research From another statistics professor (have taken 2 classes with her) From an econ professor (have taken 2 classes with him 1 undergrad, 1 graduate) Programs Applying: I would like to continue studying economics/policy based statistics, but I am far more interested in the actual mathematics/statistics. I am also interested in bio statistics, but I don't think my profile lends itself to those programs. None of these programs are really set in stone, as I am still gathering information about what they specialize in, but I'm having a hard time finding relevant information and my advisor hasn't been able to meet with me yet. PHD (All statistics) - In no order George Washington University Rice University University of Colorado - Denver University of Connecticut University of Georgia University of Maryland (maybe) Carnegie Mellon (Reach) University of NC - Chapel Hill (Reach) Yale (Reach) Concerns: My GPA (both cumulative and Major) are not very competitive, and I'm basically assuming that my math subject score will be non-considerable. I'm hoping to make up for these deficits with my penchant for research - I'm very passionate about research and statistics (the subject is absolutely fascinating to me and I'm thrilled to be able to continue studying it). I would love both feedback on my profile and program list as well as suggestions for programs that I might not have considered previously. Any and all feedback is welcomed and encouraged! Thank you in advance, Lillian
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