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  1. I realize it varies from program to program, but I was curious, generally speaking, how likely you are to be accepted off a waitlist (official or unofficial). For example, Northwestern sent out acceptances and rejections weeks ago, but I still haven't heard back. Looks like I'm on the unofficial waitlist. I sent an email to Northwestern asking about it, but no response. My question is, how much hope should I have for being accepted? Am I just setting myself up for disappointment? Northwestern usually gets around 300 applications a year and accepts around 30. Around 17 or 18 usually take the offer.
  2. The top 20 programs seem to be heavily positivist and not at all geared toward critical theory. Was curious about left-wing politics departments.
  3. UChicago obviously has great resources, but the MA program in humanities is crazy expensive. I was accepted last year, but I declined. Tuition + living expenses is 90,000 dollars. I got a 10,000 dollar scholarship, and judging by others' results here, it seems the average for scholarships is 10,000 to 20,000 dollars (rarely 30,000). UChicago seems to fund their Ph.D. programs through their MA (correct me if I'm wrong). If you have independent wealth or get one of the rare larger scholarships, it can be a good option. But IMO it's not worth taking out tens of thousands in loans for a 1 year MA.
  4. I emailed but got no response. I'll just call them tomorrow, I think.
  5. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: #77 in country Major(s)/Minor(s): BA in Political science Undergrad GPA: 3.98 Type of Grad: Just started an MA Grad GPA: N/A GRE: V165/Q155/AWA5 Any Special Courses: n/a Letters of Recommendation: 2 poli sci profs, one English prof Research Experience: one honors thesis, one independent study relevant to SOP Teaching Experience: TA'ing for first time as MA student Subfield/Research Interests: Comparative politics Other: RESULTS: Acceptances($$ or no $$): Waitlists: Northwestern Rejections: Pending: Going to:
  6. Damn, this stress is killing me. 😓Still haven't heard word from Northwestern. Guess I'm on the unofficial wait list...
  7. Why has no one claimed any of the Northwestern acceptances?
  8. Still no word from Northwestern. 😅Maybe there's an unofficial waitlist...
  9. Thanks so much! Just sent it over.
  10. Would anyone be willing to read my SOP? I already submitted the apps, but just curious for feedback.
  11. Thanks for the info. There were a ton of rejections today (7 or 8). Do you think this means that acceptance is less likely? Or do you think that there is still a good chance that there a significant number of acceptances left?
  12. Damn it, I want to hear back from Northwestern. This is killing me. It's the only program I applied to. 😅
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