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  1. crackademik

    Baltimore, MD

    I went here for undergrad. It's a stem focused school so it tends to be stronger in engineering, IT, comp sci, physics, chem, and bio. The area is very close to the Baltimore city line and there nice little town called Catonsville right next to campus on the suburban side. Most students are commuters so there's not a lot of nightlife on campus, if you're into that.. It is considered the "nerdy" counterpart to UMD-College Park. There is a continuous and campus wide game of humans versus zombies (with nerf guns and plastic swords), to give you an idea of the school's culture. Edit: didn't realize the post was from 2006, I guess you probably know all about it by this point.
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    Post here to get your worries off your chest

    Worries: I'm an unconventional applicant. I have a sub 3.0 undergrad GPA but a 4.0 master's (non-thesis) GPA. I also have two years of solid industry experience in my field (I don't have pubs yet but I do have trade secrets🤷‍♀️). I did not apply to any Ivy league schools and only 1 "highly selective" school, but I'm still afraid my atrocious undergrad GPA will prevent me from getting admitted anywhere. There are legitimate circumstances that caused it, which I do briefly mention in my SOPs, but I still don't know if that will cut it. Excitement: I'm coauthoring my first paper at my job right now and excited to graduate with my master's in may!
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I feel this on a spiritual level. I usually have one or two panic attacks a day thinking about the moment I'll get a notification with a decision letter.
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    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    Actually I do not understand of my rejection by emory. I come from one of the top schools in China, also have a honor degree towards chemistry. I have three papers accepted, including 2 second authorship and 1 forth authorship, as well as another paper as the first authorship being reviewed by ChemPlusChem. Additionally, I have four every strong ROLs from my professors, including one ROL from a UC Los Angeles professor. All in all, good luck to those who have been admitted by Emory University, enjoy yourself there ! If I had the chance again, I would not apply for Emory again, it is not worthy for me to do this. One of the classic "I am a gift from god screw you guys" responses.

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