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  1. Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    Yeah I realized that.. Thank you for being honest, I know I was dreaming too high given the efforts I put in my first few years as an undergrad. I believe my institution is around top 50 in the US, but I am not so sure how the other schools rank it. Here is my relevant coursework list: Probability and Stochastic Processes Series : A's Numerical Analysis : A Bayesian Statistics (Grad Course) : A - Linear Algebra (I II) : B+ A Real Analyisis (I II) : B A Statistical Methods (Grad Course) : A Linear Regression (Grad Course) : A Machine Learning : A Econometrics : A+ Data Analysis in R : A- Python Series : A's Discrete Math : A Math Finance : A Risk & Uncertainty : A+ For my recommendation letters, 1 of them comes from my honors' adviser (research mentor as well), 1 of them from independent study supervisor, 1 of them from my Bayesian professor. For my Verbal, I realized that it was low, but did not have another time to take another one (I was applying pretty late). I believe my communication skill is acceptable (at least my honors' adviser said so). If I don't get anything this year, I'll definitely prepare better for next year.
  2. Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    I would reconsider re-taking the GRE general then rather than taking the subject test. I have 3 majors (Pure Math - Honors, Engineering, Q Econ - Honors), 2 minors (Stats & CS). My Overall GPA is not that high comparably to other applicants (3.57), but my Stats, Math, and CS classes are mostly As with a few Bs. So I thought it would cover the low GPA, but apparently it's not. I am mentioning CS here because one of my main interest is Machine Learning, so I thought having a good CS grades would help, but yeah maybe I'm aiming to high this year. Thank you for the recommendation! It really helps
  3. Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    I applied to 13 program this year. So far have 8 rejections: CMU, Michigan, UCLA, Columbia, PennState, TAMU, UIUC, NYU Waiting for 5 left: UCI, UCD, Notre Dame, Rice, and WUSTL I thought I already spread out my applications to different tiers of schools, but no luck yet until now. Is GRE subject really not that important? I heard it would be helpful if you score well. Also, my GRE verbal is really bad (144), but my Quant is almost perfect (169). Do you think I should retake it? Thank you for your advice anyways
  4. Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    Thank you for your opinion. It was one of my concern as well. Probably I should take GRE subject instead.
  5. Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    Thank you for your opinion. I guess I will wait for my other results for now.
  6. So, I got rejected by their PhD, but they offer me the Masters Program. I am currently considering it because I haven't got any PhD offers so far and I think I can finish the master in a year. However, my end goal is still to get my PhD afterwards. I have been looking at their Masters Program and it seems to have not so good review, because they accept so many students at once and the some of the courses are taught by adjunct faculties. Will it be a good idea to go there if I don't get any PhD offers?
  7. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Hope you enjoy the campus visit! Irvine is a nice place.
  8. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I am also waiting for UCI. I know someone in their department, I also tried emailing the email they give at the tracker, but no reply so far. Their department is small and acceptance rate has been declining over years. Last year was 12.4% out of 113 applicants. I don't think we should put high hope on it.
  9. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I am highly considering Master program at this rate. Thanks for the information.
  10. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Yeah I figured that.. That was I thought before, I also know a professor at UC Irvine and have been in contact with him. However, I did not get the first round offer from them and I realized their department is very small and only accepts 1/2 international student(s) each year. I guess they are waiting people to decline before sending out possible second wave offer (?)
  11. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Same page here. Not even a waitlist right now for me, just waiting faithfully. Hope you'll get some good news soon!
  12. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Well I guess it's a silence rejection for me. Thanks for the info!
  13. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Did you get official rejection from ND? Or you called then they let you know? I emailed them the other day and said that the first wave offers had been sent and I need to wait for my decision. And do you know how do they rank the GRE? Is it the total GRE or by each section?
  14. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Don't worry, I am in the same position. I might be aiming too high (No real safety school) and without a decent preparation.. We only can wait for now I guess.. Wish for the best *finger crossed*
  15. Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I think I've been seeing the departments said something like "their funding has decreased for this year". A lot of factors might affect that actually if you follow the news. It's just a guess tho...