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  1. Anyone attending Columbia for the Biomedical Sciences PhD? Would love to start connecting!
  2. Hey guys! I ended up committing to Columbia. I got many messages asking about how I managed to get into these schools as an international etc. This was my first time applying and I got lucky, but to those who did not get in anywhere, you'll get in next year! Absolutely everything happens for a reason, and you'll end up where you're meant to be, which will be a great place for sure. If this is what you want to do, don't EVER give up. YOU GOT THIS! If anyone wants to contact me, please feel free. I am not an expert by any means, but I did get into 4 pretty good schools for my PhD in Biomedical S
  3. Hey guys! I need your help! I got into both Columbia and Duke and I am trying to make a decision here. I am still waiting to hear from other schools that I have interviewed at, but the final decision will be between Duke and Columbia. I am leaning a little bit more towards Columbia, but I would like to know your opinion! Thank you so much.
  4. How long does it usually take to hear back from Columbia? Anyone knows? Has anyone heard back? Biomedical sciences program.
  5. Hey! Sorry to let you know that UMich has sent out all its offers (from what I've heard). I would check your online portal. UMich is NOT international friendly AT ALL (because it is a public school and we are not funded). I heard back from PIBS the same week I interviewed there. Was rejected post-interview because they only took one international (I have been working here for over a year and had recommendation letters from Umich PI's).
  6. Princeton University Computer Science, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 1 Feb 2019 I 25 Feb 2019 Was my safe school To anyone that gets a rejection from an Ivy League and says it was his/her safety school: we could never, in a million years, be friends.
  7. This post-interview wait is the worst I swear!!!!!!
  8. I got in!!!!!!!! Got my acceptance letter yesterday!!! I'm over the moon! So, so SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!
  9. Congrats! I know some people from my cohort that have heard back already, I haven't yet so I am starting to get a little nervous
  10. Hi! They're probably waiting to send offers (unless it's an amazing fit for the school/program) until the last round of interviews is finished -- which is Feb 28 - March 2nd (I'm interviewing that weekend)
  11. University Of Pittsburgh English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Feb 2019 ♦ I 8 Feb 2019 report spam I was disappointed till I saw the bottle of red wine next to me. Whats in academia? I have a very established career as an alcoholic anyway
  12. I will sacrifice a goat if you want me to HAHAHAHA whoever you are, can we be friends University Of Chicago Physics, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 7 Feb 2019 ♦ U 8 Feb 2019 Applied for both astrophysics and physics. Fingers crossed I get astro? UChicago I will sacrifice a goat if you want me to.
  13. Hello! Anybody interviewing with Duke soon for pharmacology? Also, has anybody interviewed with Weill Cornell Pharmacology? Thanks!
  14. I know!! I wish I felt as I was overqualified for Princeton lol
  15. Princeton University Sociocultural Anthropology, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 4 Feb 2019 A 4 Feb 2019 report spam Generic rejection. I’m overqualified for your mediocre ass institution. Who the fu** wants to live in New Jersey anyway? not salty at all!
  16. Hey guys! I interviewed at the University of Michigan -- PIBS program this past weekend. In case anybody was wondering, they said that the acceptance rate post-interview is 74%!
  17. This thread makes me happy (because I needed to read some of the things posted here) and sad at the same time. You guys got this. I am international too and went to a European school and got 4 interviews so far and waitlisted for interview at 1 school. I do not have a stellar GPA or GRE and got interviews at Ivies. We all have something that makes us special, you just have to show that in your personal statement. Everything happens for a reason, seriously! Worries: I won't do well on my interviews and will not get anywhere, but hopefully this does not happen. I am just concerned about not
  18. Duke University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via Website on 29 Jan 2019 A 29 Jan 2019 report spam Most of us on Grad Cafe: "I want to get an English PhD at Duke!" Duke University: "LOL NO." lol sorry not happening
  19. I am so glad to hear this! I have been working here (I'm at BSRB) for over a year and I absolutely love the place and the science, it really is an awesome place to be for grad school! I applied to MCP I know my PI was doing interviews so maybe you even interviewed with him!! haha
  20. Also, did they tell you the exact dates or 'mid' February? I am worried that if I end up getting off the waitlist (oh God I hope so!) I won't be able to attend anyway since I have Duke and Columbia on Feb 10-17 (do not have any interviews on the week of Feb 18-24th though).
  21. Hi! I am sorry to tell you that all (or the majority) of Harvard BBS's interviews were sent out on December 19th... if you didn't get one around that time, you did not make it to the interviews (welcome to my life). Apparently they had 1200 applicants this year... but it looks like you have other options so best of luck!
  22. Honestly, if you have made it to the interview, that means they already like you a lot on paper (enough to fly you out there, pay for accommodation, etc), and just want to see that you are normal/legit/have done what your personal statement/CV says and that you are knowledgeable about your research. I feel like the pool is going to be very competitive everywhere (this year is crazy)... but try not to compare yourself to others. You have something that makes you different, I am sure! People get rejected post-interview and the % of acceptance rate varies amongst schools (I have no idea where Emo
  23. How did the interview go? My interview weekend starts this Thursday and I am so nervous! (First interview weekend)
  24. You made my day! yay! I do have other interviews but Weill Cornell remains one of my top choices and would love to have the opportunity to -- at least-- interview there.
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