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MathStat reacted to a post in a topic: My two cents tips on PhD application for STAT

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Universities for Probability Theory
MathStat replied to PicoHenries's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
UNC statistics & operations research has a very good probability group and I think it would be a very good fit. You could also explore other interests in statistics in that department. You could also apply to Duke math, it has some great probabilists and is a pretty interdisciplinary department that communicates with the stat, electrical engineering, and computer science departments (disclaimer, this is where I did my undergrad). If I were you I would consider Princeton and MIT as well (there are some people there doing cool probability things too). 
MathStat reacted to a post in a topic: Any advice/tips for incoming stats phd students?

While I applied to statistics PhD programs, I was also math major who did solely math research. Based on the experience of my peers who applied to math phd programs and on what some math professors have said, the single most important factor in math PhD admissions are your letters of recommendation. Also make sure to score above 80% on the math gre. You sound like you have good chances, so apply to all the top schools and also a decent number of safeties. Good luck.

Lack of Statistics Classes/Research
MathStat replied to undergrad1's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi @undergrad1, I had the exact same concerns when I applied. My most meaningful research was also in probability theory and random processes and my coursework was very math heavy. I had only taken a handful of statistics courses and I can certainly say my statistics background was lacking. Btw, it is perfect that you took gradlevel statistical theory! Anyway, my applications were pretty successful (never would have expected the outcomes), but my research interests are also in theoretical/mathematical stat. So if you're planning to apply to very theoretical programs, I think you will be fine! And I also think it is fine, even if your interests end up being more applied. One thing to make sure is that you have a good coding background. 
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yes, same thing happened for me

My statust for "accepted" also was not changed on the portal.

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Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Rejected from CMU as well. 
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Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Also got into Harvard. 
Waitlisted for Stanford's PhD in Stats
MathStat replied to hopesandprayers's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hey @galois. I think you should not worry that much. It is indeed the second one in my case and the fact that I was not a very good match for Duke in terms of my preparation and interests. You still have a chance! Good luck!! 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Looks like the subject GRE did not matter that much for Berkeley, though, because I just got in today. I also got into UMichigan. 
Waitlisted for Stanford's PhD in Stats
MathStat replied to hopesandprayers's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Hi, @hopesandprayers! I also got waitlisted for Stanford and was accepted to Chicago, but didn't get into Duke (my undergrad university). I've heard it's nearly impossible to get off Stanford's waitlist, but we'll see what happens. 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
I was waitlisted at Stanford, but did not receive anything from Berkeley. 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Same here! Congrats, floatinginabeamoflight! 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Which faculty? 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
Congratulations for receiving good news, orchidnora and ducky500. Did anyone hear anything about Duke Statistics? 
Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread
MathStat replied to SheldonCopper's topic in Mathematics and Statistics
I see, well... I already booked my tickets for Ohio State's Feb 22nd visit. Since I am in the Research Triangle area, I guess I will schedule independent visits for UNC and NC State. I ended up applying to exactly 20 schools, because I had no backup plan and wanted to ensure I get into a PhD program with reasonable funding. Don't know how I'll decide, will have to wait and see all my offers first Also, 2 seems extremely risky, unless you have (by some means) the certainty you can get into one of them. I definitely didn't have that certainty.