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  1. PROFILE:Type of Undergrad Institution: R2, Ranked just inside the top 200Major(s)/Minor(s): BS Political Science/BA HistoryUndergrad GPA: 3.41 Overall, 3.85 at Baccalaureate granting institution Type of Grad: Same institutionGrad GPA: 3.85GRE (V/Q/AW): 164/158/4.0Any Special Courses: Graduate Seminars in history.Letters of Recommendation: 3 letters from professors at my institution (1 IR, 2 Americanists) Research Experience: Honors Thesis in Political Science as an undergraduate. Coauthored a paper in my first semester of my MS program, which was presented at ISA South. C
  2. I emailed Pitt today, and the Grad coordinator said that all acceptances and waitlists were sent on February 18. Might be worth a follow up email for you.
  3. I think they said they had 27 acceptances and were hoping for 14 students to matriculate. They may be holding off to send more offers if they fall short of that target, but that is just a total guess.
  4. I'm still waiting to hear from both Pitt and Northwestern. It's very nerve-wracking to be at the end of the queue.
  5. I'm also a Boulder admit for IR! What subfield? I assume, like the others, that the dress expectation is business casual, but I am going to touch base with the graduate admissions coordinator today to confirm.
  6. I'm assuming a rejection, but still hold out some hope. Intuitively, one would assume that if they only had rejections, they would just send them out in a form letter in a relatively short window, no? I can't imagine why they would stagger them for weeks if they were all firm rejections.
  7. And so it seems that another week passes with no news from Northwestern or Pittsburgh. 😩
  8. Just happened to refresh the portal and got a WUSTL rejection. Seems like they may be sending some of them out today.
  9. Does anybody know if all Pittsburgh acceptances are out at this point, or do they do them in batches?
  10. My opinion is definitely influenced by the type of research I do, but Notre Dame has fantastic IR scholars. Gary Goertz' work in international rivalry in particular has been a major contribution to the field, and the ND-hosted Peace Accords Matrix is one of the best resources I have found on international peacekeeping operations.
  11. These are just my thoughts with limited experience, and with sort of unusual circumstances surrounding my two(ish) cycles. Mileage may vary. For my first cycle, in 2015-16, my girlfriend (now wife) and I decided I should apply to Duke since she had to stay in NC, but it was pretty late in the season. As such, I only had three days to prepare for the exam from the diagnostic. My V has consistently been around 165, +/- 2 points. However, I was able to boost my Q by about 6-8 points in that time using the Barron's GRE Prep book. I found it was very useful in getting me back up to speed in algebra
  12. Have any Northwestern rejections gone out, or was it just acceptances? I've been assuming a rejection for awhile, but it would be nice to know definitively.
  13. Accepted at CU Boulder, rejected at UVA- IR subfield. Happy because it is such a great research fit. 1a/3r/6p. Congrats to everybody else who got acceptances! Glad I'm in the club with you guys! ?
  14. I still haven't heard from Northwestern, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and CU Boulder. It isn't anxiety-inducing at all. ?
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