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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Statistics Ph.D.

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  1. I agree with @Geococcyx. I, however, have a completely different profile than you do. Due to some medical issues, my grades are much lower in my math courses (and overall). However, since then, I was able to show the adcom's that I could easily keep a 3.8+ when I was back to normal and healthy. Also, I had incredibly strong research experience. I made up for my coursework with research, and there are plenty of profiles which go the other way. There is no real expectation (at least not yet, but I suspect there will be one soon) of undergraduate research in statistics. Because of that, you don't need to be concerned about a lack of research. As long as you have demonstrated you are capable of doing well in theoretical and proof based classes- which it seems you have- and you can write some solid statements + get good recommendations, you should be a good candidate for some top 25 schools. Maybe even some of the top 15 if you did well in analysis and survival analysis. Oh, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to PM me. B
  2. Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College, top 60 in US, top 10 in region Major(s): Double: Mathematics and Finance ; BS, BA Minor(s): Double: Computer Science & Analytics GPA: 3.5 Type of Student: Domestic, Male GRE General Test: Q: 159 V: 152 W: 5.5 GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: 64%ile (Not submitted) TOEFL Score: N/A Programs Applying: Ph.D. in Statistics, M.S. in Statistics Letters of Recommendation: Four strong letters from professors. All of whom I did research with for over 2 years (one ran the REU, one is the dept chair and the others are my advisors) Math/Statistics Grades: Math Stat I, II: B, B; Linear Algebra: C+, Calc I-III: A-, A-, B-; Real Analysis: B; Abstract Algebra: A; Computer Science I, II: A+, A+ ; Bayesian Statistics: A ; Applied Mathematics: A; Combinatorics: B+ ** Important Notes: Very strong Letters of rec from professors who I know incredibly well. I have submitted 2 statistics projects for publication and both are pending. I have presented my research at over 8 conferences (2 JMM's, many MAA's, etc.) and given 7 poster presentations. Applying to Where: Statistics Masters School - John Hopkins / Rejected School - Columbia / Admitted School - NYU / Admitted School - Georgetown / Admitted Statistics Ph.D: Withdrawn: UMD, UNC (STOR), Temple Accepted: South Carolina (ATTENDING!), Florida State, Virginia Waitlisted: Michigan, Virginia (then admitted) Rejected: NCSU, George Mason, UConn, PSU, OSU, GW, Virginia Tech
  3. I turned down all M.S. admissions offers earlier in the week. Good luck to those still waiting!
  4. BL250604

    Columbia, SC

    Hi all! Hoping to start my Ph.D. next year at U of SC. I would like to walk into campus everyday (LeConte College, kind of near the Russell House). Does anyone have any recommendations on good spots to live within walking distance, or where to look for apartments? Thanks@ B
  5. Sorry for not posting. Got into Columbia, Hopkins and NYU. Will decline all of these offers on April 15 when I accept a Ph.D. offer. Good luck to all.
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    waitlisted for the PhD as well
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Same thing with Michigan please! if you decided you're not attending, PLEASE decline your offer or remove your application from consideration.
  8. I live near the NIH and have some friends + family who work there. Usually the staff at the NIH (your lab director, etc.) will know the best spots but UMD is a fairly good school and would be a good place to take them over the summer if you are planning on applying next cycle. If you are living in DC rather than MD, then trying Georgetown or GW for over the summer as well. American would be 3rd on that list, then George Mason if you are living in VA. Hope this helps a little.
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Just called Temple earlier this afternoon. They said we should expect to hear in the next 2-3 weeks and that they haven't given out any decisions.
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    Summer before starting

    Stat Postdoc- Thank you very much for all of your valuable insight! I will try and use all of the advice to my advantage going in. Thank you for all of your help throughout the forum and making this process easier for everyone else! B
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    Summer before starting

    Thank you very much for all of the helpful insight! Is there a good way to handle the adjustment from undergrad to grad school in your experience?
  12. Hi all- I just wanted to gather some advice about how I should spend the summer before I start working towards my Ph.D. From what I have read, most people suggest relaxing and traveling --both of which I am planning on doing! The only other thing I am planning on doing is moving into my apartment in mid August to try and get a beat on the local area. Does anyone have any advice otherwise? Should I be prepping at all, or will the early coursework serve as some prep? Thanks!
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Thanks for all the advice and info everyone! I'll reach out to the departments in the morning!
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I haven't yet heard back from UNC or OSU, both of which I submitted to back in December. Do you think it is appropriate to send an email asking about my status? I believe UNC's deadline was December 11th, or something like that.
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Non informative

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