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    2018 Fall
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    Statistics

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  1. Undergrad Institution: Top 50 State School (According to US News) Major(s): Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Quantitative Economics Minor(s): Statistics GPA: 3.57 Type of Student: International GRE General Test: Q: 169 (96%) V: 144 (24%) W: 3.5 (42%) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: Did not take Programs Applying: Statistics Research Experience: 2 years research experience in Big Data Analysis, Panel Data, and Machine Learning Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Honors in Mathematics and Economics Pertinent Activities or Jobs: President of an Organization in my school Letters of Recommendation: 1 from Honors adviser in Economics, 1 research adviser in Statistics, 1 Statistics Professor that I know pretty well Math/Statistics Grades: Calculus I/II/III : A-/B+/A- Statistics and Probability : A-/A/A Bayesian Statistics : A- Statistical Methods (Linear Regression) : A-/A Numerical Analysis : A/A Real Analysis : B/A Linear Algebra : A/B+ Differential Equation : A- Financial Mathematics : A Exploratory Data Analysis : A- Econometrics : A+/A Risk Analysis : A+ Actuarial Math : B+/B+ Machine Learning : A Discrete Mathematics : A/A Applying to Where: School - Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) - Rejected School - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (UIUC) - Rejected School - Pennsylvania State University (PennState) - Rejected School - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Rejected School - University of California, Davis (UCD) - Rejected School - University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Rejected School - Columbia University - Rejected, Offered Master School - University of Michigan - Ann-Arbor - Rejected, Offered Master School - University of Notre Dame - Accepted School - Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Rejected School - Rice University - Rejected School - Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) - Rejected School - New York University (NYU) - Rejected
  2. NumStats

    Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Thanks! It's Notre Dame..
  3. NumStats

    Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

    OMG I got a last minute offer! I'm so glad and relieved!
  4. NumStats

    Deadline Predicament - Advice Needed

    I think UCI Statistics Department is new and still growing. In my opinion, they can only accept few people and their acceptance rate is fairly low also (last year was 12.4% and the previous one was 8.2%), referenced from http://www.oir.uci.edu/applications.html I am still waiting for the result from them as well. The last time I inquired from them, they said that they were waiting for those who got accepted to reply back to them. Based on that answer, I don't think they are willing to extend their offer past 15 April, because they only sent offers to few people and need to get back to the "waitlisted" people as soon as possible before sending the final offers/rejections as the deadline is also approaching. Hope this help!
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  9. NumStats

    Columbia Statistics Masters for PhD

    Thank you for your opinion. I guess I will wait for my other results for now.
  10. 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?
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    Fall 2018 Statistics Applicant Thread

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

    I am highly considering Master program at this rate. Thanks for the information.
  14. NumStats

    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 (?)
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    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!
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