I am an international female student from Palestine. I am interested in pursuing biostatistics PhD for Fall 2020 in USA. I have a high GPA and I'm the top of my class in both bachelor and master studies, but my research/work experience is not very impressive. I am confident that my LORs are very strong. I would really appreciate your thoughts about my chances in acceptance to graduate schools in the US this coming year.
Undergrad Institution: TOP 5 Local University
Grad Institution: TOP 2 University in Jordan
Degree: MS in Math, (Thesis in statistics, using Monte Carlo simulations in SAS), with Scholarship from DAAD
GPA: 4.26 (out of 4.3)
Student: International, female
BS/ Calculus (I, II, III), Principles of Mathematics, Linear Algebra (I, II), Principles of Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Ordinary Differential Equations (I, II), Numerical Analysis, Abstract Algebra (I, II), Vector Analysis, Probability, Special Functions, Real Analysis (I, II), Mathematical Statistics, Functional Analysis, Number Theory, Topology, Complex Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Selected Topics in Mathematics (Fuzzy Set Theory). [ALL Straight A+]
MS/ Advanced Methods of Applied Math, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Probability Theory, Linear Programming, Special Topics in Math (Fractional Calculus). [ALL Straight A+, too]
GRE: 167 Q, 156 V, 3.0 AW
TOEFL: test date Dec 7
Research/Work Experience: Two research projects with my adviser, but the papers are still to be published soon. I've just started my first job as a lecturer. I am teaching three undergraduate math courses at a local university (Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis + Matlab Application, Complex Analysis).
University of Florida
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University of Kentucky
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Do you have any suggestions for better school matches ? Thank you in advance!