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    UT Austin
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    UT Austin Philosophy PhD

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  1. If they plan on having a visit day in early April they should be getting back to us by the end of the week.
  2. They told me today that they do not expect to release decisions by this friday, so it looks like we'll be waiting for at least until next week, possibly until after spring break.
  3. I sent in a mostly math paper as my writing sample this time so I guess I'm not surprised that only an hps wanted me.
  4. Last season I spent half a year on it, this time I just submitted one of my seminar papers near unchanged. My results profile has changed dramatically, though that might be because my current writing sample is extremely specific to the mathematics of causation. I am willing to dm either of my samples if anyone is interested.
  5. I was accepted to Penn last admissions cycle. I made the mistake last year of not tailoring my SOP to schools I applied to, so my application was fairly generic. I sent 4 letters of recommendation, 3 from undergraduate philosophy professors and 1 from an undergraduate math professor. I sent the extra math recommendation because I am interested in rational choice and game theory. I came from a small liberal arts school. You can see my stats from the last admissions cycle in my signature. If you would like, I can DM you the writing sample I sent to Penn.
  6. Accepted to U Pitt. First acceptance of second round of applications. Applying out from UT Austin. Notified by phone. Official letter coming. Will likely accept.
  7. I'm actually at UT Austin right now on their undergrad stipend offer and I'm doing well in a two bedroom apartment with one roommate. I was extremely worried about the low funding offer but it turns out it's not too bad at all, Austin is not a terribly expensive place to live.
  8. I am also thinking about reapplying. My question is when people apply after they get their masters, do they typically apply year 2, so they can go somewhere else year 3, or do they apply year 3 so they already have their masters under their belt?
  9. No, I am second on MIT's waitlist and was just informed I didn;t make it. Oddly I just got an email from UT Austin asking about my interest
  10. Rejected from MIT. Was next on the waitlist.
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