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    Chicago, IL

    Basically same here except commuting from the suburbs- I heard parking on campus is really tough; I don't mind paying a bit but I'd much rather just have an easy space and walk a few minutes than worry about finding a spot after making the drive over. Any suggestions?
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    MAPSS?

    Jumping in pretty late here, but for those of you saying housing starts at $450-500 per month, does this include utilities, near campus, and a room to yourself (the apartment I don't mind sharing)? I was planning on commuting from the suburbs to save money but if it's really that cheap I almost might as well rent a place.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm going on a campus visit for a PhD I'm considering early next week (not an official campus day, they just set up a visit for me personally). Is there a dress code I should abide by or is it treated as a casual thing?
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    How to get your History MA funded

    Just curious, why is UNM doing that? Like, what benefits does it offer a school to be funding their MAs to become a sending program?
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    Where Top-Tier PhD Students Got Their BA/MA

    Thanks for this! Really interesting, found it especially notable that more than 1/3 of Chicago's PhD students enter with the MAPSS. I had heard doing your MA there doesn't give you much more than an informal leg up for their PhD consideration but this seems to indicate a pretty decent advantage.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    UT Austin decisions are up on the website, though don't expect an email, as it states "This is your official notification. A letter will not be mailed to you." Super bland 3 line rejection, particularly enjoyed the phrasing of "on the basis of their recommendation, your application has been denied."
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Pm'd
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I was accepted by SMU a couple weeks ago but have not heard from UT Austin yet either.
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    Intensive Chinese Program or Manchu Language Program?

    Don't have any advice to add but I'm interested in similar programs so really appreciate you making this thread- Has anyone here completed either TUSA's program for the Huayu Mandarin Enrichment Program's scholarship by any chance?
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Has anyone heard anything from UT Austin this cycle?
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I think it's likely from the results and past cycles that all those accepted have been notified unfortunately, but expect to officially hear back in early March, probably early next week if I had to guess.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    An MA program can be worth it, if you have legitimate gaps that further education will help with. It's more so that the MA programs offered by these top schools are usually not worth it because the cost is extreme and prestige matters a lot less for the MA than the PhD. If you get a great deal (MAPSS for example does offer a few full rides) or are wealthy, then sure, go to the best program you get into, but otherwise the difference between an average MA and a great one on your application is not worth the cost.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Thing is for Chicago's program though, I applied because I've actually heard of people getting full ride scholarships to make it a viable option. I haven't seen anything suggesting Columbia's is the same way in this regard.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Yeah I thought about emailing just to do my due diligence and ask what their internal aid could possibly entail, but $50,000+ to attend an unnecessary MA is ridiculous.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Did anyone else get an email inviting them to apply for Columbia's MA programs? I was mildly excited until I realized it 1. Wasn't a personal email and 2. "Please note that the estimated tuition cost for Academic Year 2018-19 is $57,078. While deadlines for external fellowships are likely to have passed, a certain amount of internal fellowship aid is available."
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