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  1. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Not feeling confident...average GRE and no research experience ...lol
  2. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Rejections have started flowing
  3. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Yes we can 💪
  4. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Yh. I need a miracle at this point. March 1 to 4 would be decisive
  5. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    nothing yet. There's a funny argument on the results page though lol. That aside, I think there would be one more wave of admits in very early march. Fingers crossed
  6. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Thanks, I really hope. an admit at my top dream choice would really mean a lot at this stage in my life lol.
  7. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    I have friends who got into MIT previously without publications, so it's no killer. You are a top applicant with your GPA and awards if top notch. I have a much lesser GPA lol.
  8. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    exactly lol, very defeating. we have one more week to go. I think admits would stop around March 5 (very early march)...after which it's gonna be a rejection spree. I need me a MIT notification within the next week!
  9. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Another admit was just posted albeit for the Meng
  10. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    looking at the website app again, aggregating over the past six years, it's surprising that someone was admitted with a 149 quant GRE. I really don't know whether to believe that stat haha. 149!
  11. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Here's a more interactive website someone created for this purpose. You can also sort by each department and by year/ period or degree: https://fretpwner.shinyapps.io/GradCafeStatistics/
  12. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    yeah, me too! But I feel in an environment like MITs, I might change my mind. That was my reasoning behind putting the PhD as final degree objective. But for admissions sake, I really don't know which would have been the best option
  13. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    me too. I think it's safe to say if we haven't heard anything within 2 weeks, then it's a rejection
  14. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Yh, exactly. I still feel it's two sided and they have a reason for availing both options. They would also need terminal students that want to go to the industry immediately after the SM.
  15. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Does anyone know what he meant by no news is good news? Aren't we supposed to hear back before visiting week?
  16. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    For what it's worth, I also got an opposite response from a recent MIT graduate saying it doesn't matter. So still confusing
  17. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Haha. Thanks for the encouragement, but shitty in yuur eyes could be wonderful to most people. I really hope it's viewed favourably by the MIT Adcoms. Yh, funding is a big issue, wouldn't you have the same problem if admitted to MIT?
  18. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    @Maverick1 @blahblah_girl Here's the reply I got after asking a current grad student : no you did well, if you said your final objective is SM degree it puts you at a far disadvantage. The committee that reviews the applications are looking for students who will be doing research (whether that's true or not in your case). They rarely admit students who only want to stay for masters, since it's only a 2 year program so there's not a lot of professors who would want to work with them. The schedule for admission is pretty average this year, the early admittance have been sent out early this month, at this stage no news is good news. Visiting week happens middle of March so you'll find out by then. If you still don't hear anything by then, it means you're on a rolling wait list, there's chance you'll get an offer until someone declines their admission offer (which is also pretty rare).
  19. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    yh, I even thought of removing it for MIT as MIT's more of research. But I was told by a graduate student to leave it in. I have just seen admits roll in for Stanford and I haven't heard anything. Things not looking good atm
  20. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    it was a through a PM
  21. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    decision time is here already. A poster on gradcafe plus someone on reddit both got admits. A consolation should be the fact that it is done on a rolling basis.
  22. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    An admit has been posted on gradcafe. The poster got a notification yesterday. Fingers crossed
  23. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Woah, I really hope they don't view me on the high standard of a Phd aspirant. I actually felt they would prefer final objective being Phd as they want students that want to stay and do research but like you said, it's a black box to us. A recent MIT PhD graduate actually told me to fill in PhD as final degree objective while i was still creeping up my application and I now regret not asking him then in detail why.. I can still change it in the application portal but I guess it'd be too late. I would try to ask some current students if possible. I applied to MIT and Stanford only. MIT being preferred by a mile
  24. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    Does anyone know whether what one selects as final degree objective affect admissions decisions. My initial degree objective is the SM and final degree objective is the PhD
  25. Kingoflimbs

    MIT Mechancial Engineering SM

    You can filter for just the Masters
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