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  1. Off the top of my head, you should be good at most of these schools.. By way of specific example, from the UC Davis website: The Quantitative portion of the exam is the most important and the committee is looking for a score in the 75 percentile or higher or about 158 plus.
  2. Lower 160s seem to be a norm for upper programs...see:https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/node/876 and https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/node/876
  3. @chrismooch91See-https://econ.ucsb.edu/~startz/A Guide for UCSB Undergraduates Considering a PhD in Economics.pdf
  4. Yup, CAL, 163, UCSB, 167, Harvard 169, Wisconsin, 167....Unless you can dramatically advance your quant score, you might want to concentrate on schools outside the top 25.
  5. Just look up the schools with corresponding score—simple google search.
  6. Grades (US equivalents) and GRE scores (Quant 166/167 plus)? The tippy top PhD finance schools in the US are uber competitive with typical acceptance rates in the 1-2% range, thus say out of 125 very qualified applicants they may take 2-4. Also, depending on what you trying accomplish, the verbiage of degree and department may differ, for instance, Finance at Harvard; doesn't formally offer a Ph.D. in "Finance." The closest you would get at Harvard is a Ph.D. in "Business Economics," which is a joint program between Harvard Business School and the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science.If you're set on a Ph.D. in Finance you ought to add to your list those schools such as U of Chicago and N.Y.U. which have an strong focus in that field.
  7. I work with one of the leading, if not the leading environmental economist in the US, Robert Mendelsohn at Yale. As someone else mentioned a Q score 165 and above would be the norm for the top tier programs, Prof. Mendelsohn obtained his PhD at Yale—given its relationship with the Yale School of Forestry (arguably the premier school of its kind), I would certainly consider Yale.
  8. With all due reference, my answer is to this direct question and request:We can rent for ~6 months and consider buying again then, but I wonder if it'd be the same set of problems. We were really hoping to buy this summer....Any advice or anecdotes welcome! To which, I offered a specific anecdote ....
  9. In short, if you got a partner in a full-time position, relative to the cost ratio of the house and income, you should be good. Even when my wife was doing a sub-fellowship for medicine, and previously made plus 350k annually, the bank did not consider her paid sub-fellowship, despite it paying close to 80k as being qualified for a permanent position and would not count it as income going towards a purchase for a house. Mainstream banks are fairly strict about this definition.
  10. Hmmm, have you considered a dual degree at Yale’s Jackson Institute and SOM?
  11. Although not on your list, have you given thought to a PhD at Yale Law—where you could also apply at Yale Divinity. The upside, is that it’s fully funded (last I looked, it a full tuition waiver and a stipend at around 50k a year) and you can basically chart your own course for much of the program, taking additional courses within much of Yale’s graduate programs. Further, it has a seamless integration at T14 law schools for a legal teaching fellowship and finally, it will take you a much shorter time to complete the PhD this route. On the flip side, it’s very competitive to gain admission as they take less than a dozen students a year.
  12. @jarnayavaIf you obtain a LSAT score in the mid 160s you will not have a problem of being admitted at a host of schools, ranked in the 40-65 range. I would not worry about not having a traditional grades transcript—law schools deal with a variety of different circumstances and have alternative evaluation processes for these type of situations. (FYI, I served on admissions committees at three different law schools, both public and private).
  13. Many of the tippy top programs have an average quant score of 160 plus, so if that is your goal, all of the previous should be taken seriously...
  14. Others can weigh-in, Harvard’s PhD acceptance rate is very competitive-think in the 5 % range. The Mdiv, less so, so approximately, in the 40-45 % range, which I personally think a tad high.....
  15. @benmaterials Hmmmn, albeit anecdotal, and just my own personal experience, accepted accepted at HDS, with an undergraduate gpa of about 2.6, subsequently also a JD and LLM, but it is possible....
  16. You may also want to look at Yale SOM, where they have done seminal work on emotional intelligence juxtaposed against organizations and management. Fair warning, getting into their PhD programs are extremely competitive.
  17. Specific to Yale, I can assure you a GRE score of under 160 would make you a very aberrational admission.
  18. The two programs that immediately come to mind are Columbia and U of Chicago, but this is not my area and more versed folks could provide better counsel....
  19. @LongTimeStudent Alas, challenging compared to what? From my perspective the first level of comparison is relative to the top ranked public policy programs. Merely purview the curriculum and faculty from from a sample of the top programs and any fair minded and objective person, especially one involved in the academy and scholarship, would say there is vast gulf between Liberty and the top programs....see:https://gspp.berkeley.edu/programs/doctoral-program-phd and https://sanford.duke.edu/academics/phd and http://fordschool.umich.edu/phd Never mind placement, research and endowment figures....
  20. Life is not all support and adulation. Moreover, we are all required to take a very thorough, non-nostalgic and blunt inventory on the things we think support us on our path. Sometimes, those items/activities become obsolete and no longer serve their original purpose. That said, when folks congratulated and supported you in the past, it was accepted without reservation and there was no question as to how much they actually knew you, or whether they operated from a place of objectivity—it was merely happily accepted. My point being, is that it is all of our responsibility, to be at times, economical on what we share on this site, and further, to exercise a modicum of reservation, caution and editorial self-esteem, in receiving both good and negative responses; that is to say, no what matter where they are on the spectrum, they all should be taken with a grain of salt.
  21. I’m not sure you should expect a response from a post over four years old....
  22. I have to say I was taken back by this rather sweeping generalization and conflation that because one works there is somehow a space to rationalize that less than stellar grades are not just OK, but somehow a curated outcome. Further, this assertion that folks who do have money or support are the ones that are leading the pack academically —that borders on a pithy trope—but moreover just not accurate, Excuse me if I come off a tad tart or terse on this topic, but I’m a old school cat, well past the prime of life, (mid 50s) and for every degree I received, and there are many (BA, JD, LLM, MA) I always worked—there was just no way about going at it, than having to study and work at the same time. The struggle is real, but not uncommon or particularly rare just to you young fella...
  23. @wilsonrgI suggest you look at the breath and content of many many of his past posts, it’s both extensive and highly comprehensive and accurate on the topic of the study of theology/religion. As well, look at the institutions at which he matriculated—equally impressive—in total, all of it speaks for itself. But, please do what you think is appropriate it with the information.
  24. @wilsonrg With all due respect, xypathos is not only very respected on the board, but moreover and to the more germane point, his response provided answers that were spot on and lucid. Perhaps it was not in the tone or inflection you desired, they were nonetheless entirely accurate. A tad bit of advice and counsel, the academy is a long arduous road, filled with much more disappointment than success, and if this blunt but totally on point assessment already rankles you, perhaps you need to rethink your attitude as you go down this incredibly long path....
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