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    2021 Fall
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    Statistics PhD

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  1. For everyone who has received all (or most of) their admissions decisions already, feel free to add your profile to the 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admission Results page! I'm sure future applicants would appreciate it.
  2. I agree with the above statements. Perhaps it goes without saying, but you may need to revisit the list of schools you're applying to and add in some lower ranked schools and drop some higher ranked schools in order to increase your chances of getting a range of options next year. I wouldn't suggest just reapplying to all the same schools unless if you have a much stronger profile by then.
  3. Undergrad Institution: Large private school (top 100 US News) Major(s): Statistics Minor(s): Mathematics GPA: 4.0 Type of Student: Domestic white male GRE General Test: Q: 162 (78%) V: 158 (79%) W: 5.5 (98%) Programs Applying: Statistics PhD Research Experience: About 10 months at my current school (undergrad). Bayesian research in environmental statistics, submitting manuscript within the next month or so. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Just the usual dean's list, full-tuition academic scholarship, etc. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Paid research assistant, no TA expe
  4. I found the applicant profiles and admission results over previous years to be helpful while selecting the schools I chose to apply to, and now seems like a good time to start the thread for this year. Copy the template below and fill in as much info as you would like. Keep in mind that you can't edit your post for very long after posting, so it may be good to wait until you have most of your results before posting. Here are some links to threads from previous years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Below is the template: Undergrad Institution: (School or
  5. Adding to the posts above, my GPA is high, but my GRE Q is fairly low, and I also have a pretty limited math background (currently taking real analysis). However, I believe my LoR's were quite strong, even though none of my LoR writers are very well-known. On paper, your profile is far superior to mine, and so far I've been accepted to a couple top 30 schools (CSU and OSU, based on US News rankings). I believe you will certainly be a competitive applicant for top 20 programs.
  6. I made my decision already, so I'll give some input on what factors were the most important for me. 1) Work-life balance. Obviously, it's important to enjoy life for the next 4-5 years, which may be difficult to do if you have to spend excessive amounts of time on school. All PhD programs will take a significant amount of time and effort, but there are definitely some that will take more time and effort than others, depending on who you are. Since I am married and planning on starting a family during my PhD program, I didn't necessarily want to choose a program that I thought would consum
  7. How common is it for people to spend several years in industry after completion of a Statistics PhD before entering academia? I've heard plenty of stories of people who start out in academia after their PhD and then move into industry after a few years, but I haven't personally heard many stories of people going the other way. It seems like the vast majority of TT professors start either straight out of their PhD or after PhD + postdoc. This is all in my limited experience, so I'd be happy to hear what you all have to say about it. I ask this because although I haven't heard back from all
  8. I haven't heard anything yet, but I know they've sent out several acceptances so far (and some to current MS students at my current institution).
  9. I didn't actually attend the visit day, so I'm not sure how many acceptances CSU has sent out so far. The deadline for accepting the first round offers though is on Monday (the 22nd), so I imagine they will likely send out more offers after that.
  10. CSU had a virtual visit day on Feb 15th and they invited me to it in my admission offer. Missouri's offer didn't say anything about a visit day, but I'm sure you could ask to set up some sort of virtual meeting with a professor and/or current grad students. I did that with Baylor.
  11. I don't think TAMU has a waitlist. I have a couple decision deadlines coming up next week, so I sent an email to the department yesterday regarding my application status. They sent me an email this morning stating "We will be sending out offers of admission on a rolling basis between now and May".
  12. Looking at results over previous years, it does seem to me that many of the programs I applied to (like TAMU and UIUC) normally would have sent out several acceptances by now. Perhaps some programs are somewhat behind schedule this year.
  13. I got an acceptance from Baylor this morning! Deadline is February 26th since first year students start in July, so I'm hoping to hear back from other schools before then. Funding is $20,700/9 months, and they also offered an additional $7k fellowship for the first year for having a "strong application".
  14. Looking at the 2020 results page makes me think there should be a wave coming sometime within the next 2 weeks or so, possibly starting sometime next week.
  15. CSU Stats offered me a 9 month stipend of $2050/mo, which adds up to $18450 for 9 months. I'm assuming this is on the fairly low end, as I remember looking through past admissions over the years and seeing most stipends around $20-24k+ or so, depending heavily on location. It also appears that many schools require you to pay somewhat large student fees each academic year (over $2k/year at CSU), so that's something to keep in mind.
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