I will be a senior this upcoming semester and am trying to finalize where I will apply (and where I have a decent chance of getting accepted) for Stats PhD programs (open possibly to Biostats as well). I'm mostly interested in doing research in bayesian statistics / machine learning, but that could change. Thanks for your input!
Undergrad Institution: mid-sized private school (~ top 100 math department)
Minor(s): Math GPA: Current 4.0
Type of Student: Domestic male GRE General Test:
Q:160 (I'm retaking the GRE in August to hopefully get around the 165+ range) V: 157 W: 5.0
Applying to: Statistics PhD
Research Experience: will be doing research beginning in a week with a Stats professor using bayesian methods, working with environmental data. Will continue doing research
for the remainder of my undergrad education.
Letters of Recommendation: Nobody super well known, but 2 strong ones (1 from research I'll be doing with him) and 1 decent one
Math/Statistics Grades: Calc 1-2 (A), Probability and Inference 1 (A), Probability and Inference 2 (A), Regression (A), Intro & Applied R Programming (A), SAS programming (A),
Linear Algebra (A), Linux/Unix Shell programming (A), Intro to Python (A), Analysis of Variance (A),
Planning on taking: Calc 3 (taking this summer, should get an A), Fundamentals of Mathematics(proofs, taking this fall), Theory of Analysis 1 (taking after this upcoming semester), Bayesian Statistics (this fall),
Data science methods (this fall) Planning on Applying to: Texas A&M (I'm probably reaching for this one), University of Missouri, University of Georgia, Florida State University, Arizona State University
What are my chances of getting into some of these schools, and what are some other schools I should look at? Thanks for your help!