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  1. Congrats! Why Brown over UVA or Johns Hopkins? All great programs, of course.
  2. Congrats! Indiana seems like such a great program. It was really hard for me to turn it down. Jennifer Fleissner and Jonathan Elmer seem so great, and the campus is beautiful!
  3. It's difficult to live in the Bay without housemates for sure. You can find some decent spots in places just outside of Berkeley, like El Cerrito. I managed a bedroom in a private home for 600 a month on the north side of campus, but it was a rare situation and I didn't have kitchen or laundry access. I'd expect to pay northwards of 1k for a room to yourself or 1700+ for a studio. Depending on your standards of living (and your offer), it might be worth trying to make it work. After my weekend trip to Chicago last week, I can say that I am not at all stoked on the area surrounding campus or the city itself (too big for me). The Berkeley campus feels much more alive, as well. I suppose that may be due to the fact that I toured Chicago during Spring break. And my contribution to the thread: I committed to Chicago some weeks ago. I couldn't pass on the program itself.
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    Turned Down Offers Thread

    I declined Brown. I committed to Chicago. I hope that gives someone on the waitlist good news!
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    Looking Back

    I love that this was brought up. My trajectory to graduate studies has been relatively odd (first generation, returning student, etc). I made it a point in my WS, SOP, and interview to be as genuine as possible. Being accepted on those terms has eased some of my anxiety about the whole thing.
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    Turned Down Offers Thread

    I have turned down Indiana, Ohio State, and Chapel Hill. I hope that moves the waitlist (assuming one exists) for someone!
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    2019 Acceptances

    In at Brown. Email to check portal.
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    Post-Shutout

    My Chicago acceptance was with a V score of 96th percentile, 11th percentile Q, and something like 82 percentile in W. Hope that gives some context.
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    Post-Shutout

    Huh, I suspected that V might determine a baseline cutoff for some places, but I didn't expect the Q to be such a factor!
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    2019 Applicants

    To add my tidbit, I didn't hear back from Davis until late July or August last year. I'm assuming my application got lost or something of the sort. Hope that makes ya'll feel better! 😖
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    Post-Shutout

    I scored 11th percentile on quant. I'm sure it might matter to some programs, but I don't know that it would be advisable to spend time studying for a better quant score when more important elements of the application could be improved. Of course, an amazing overall score can't hurt. For me, though, it would have been a waste of time. Also, my writing score was only middling. That's interesting about the reused sample. I was only accepted to programs I didn't apply to last year, and I was rejected by all of my resubmits (with one waitlist). I did tighten my sample up quite a lot, but now I'm wondering if reusing my updated sample played a role. Great advice overall, especially about developing a research interest for the current state of scholarship.
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    2019 Acceptances

    In at UNC as well. I guess they're rolling out acceptances slowly.
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    Turned Down Offers Thread

    Does anyone have a sense of what the etiquette is for declining offers? Email to DGS and POI? Do I explain my reasoning?
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    2019 Acceptances

    Just received rejection email from Cornell. Acceptances soon?
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