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  1. Undergrad Institution: UCLA Major: Applied Math Minor: Statistics GPA: 3.793 Type of Student: domestic white male Relevant Courses: Linear Algebra (A), Calc. II (A), Multivariable Calc. 1/2 (A-, A, 2 courses at my school), Numerical Analysis I/II(A, A), Analysis (A), Probability (A-), Nonlinear Diff. Eqn (A-), ODEs (A-), C++ programming I/II/III (A, A, A-), Math Modelling (B-, first Upper Div Math, got rocked, only B in a math class, though), Python (A) Currently taking: Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Programming in R Taking Fa
  2. Hello, I am new to this website but hope someone will be able to help out. I'm looking to apply to masters programs in statistics in a couple years after some work experience and will be graduating next year. Undergrad institution: Mid tier, large public state school (top 75 in US News) Majors: Business Analytics, Mathematics Year: Senior, graduating in May 2019 GPA: 4.0/4.0 Programs Interested In: MS in Statistics Type of Student: Asian American Male Relevant Courses: Math - Multivariable Calculus, Introductory Linear Algebra, Theory of Probability, Linear Optimization,
  3. Greetings everyone! I am planning to apply for Biostatistics Ph.D./statistics master programs this fall. I am humbly and sincerely asking for your gracious advice! Below is my background: Institution: Top UC's (Statistics program ranking: 31) Major: Applied statistics (concentrating field: mathematics) I know it is weird... My intention is to learn more math since I switch my major from applied mathematics. GPA: 3.5 Type of Student: International Asian Male GRE General Test: Not taking yet, will do soon Programs Applying: Ph.D. in Biostatistics/S
  4. I'm an international student looking for advice on which schools to apply. I would really appreciate your insight, recommendations and criticism. Bs Degrees: Mathematics, Economics, Statistics. GPA: 3.28 Msc Degree: Mathematics. GPA: 3.39 Type of student: Latin male. Program desired: PhD in Statistics Research Experience: coauthor of one published chapter for Springer's Contributions to Statistics. Teaching: 5+ years as an adjunct teacher. Teaching calculus and statistics for engineering and social sciences. Programming: Proficient at R, MATLAB. Basic knowledge
  5. Going into my 3rd year and I've been thinking about graduating a year early (i.e., in 2019). Should I even consider graduating early and applying to PhD programs with the following profile? Undergrad Institution: US Top-5 in Statistics Major: Statistics GPA: 3.95 Major GPA: 4.0 Type of Student: Asian Canadian Male Courses: Real Analysis (A), Probability Theory (A+), Statistics Theory (A+), Linear Algebra 1-2 (A+, A), Data Computing (A+), Discrete Math (A+), Calculus 1-3 (all A+), Data Science (A) Courses for Next Year: Real Analysis II, Stochastic Processes, Abstract A
  6. Hi guys, I'll be applying for a 2019 PhD program. I greatly appreciate your time and advice! Below is my profile: Undergrad: Smaller state school in PA Major: Mathematics Minor: Statistics, Actuarial Science GPA: 3.9 (Only 1 B from Abstract Algebra) Type of student: Domestic White Male Program desired: PhD in statistics Research Experience: 1 published paper, 2 large projects in sports analytics. I've presented them at IFORS and SAS Global Forum (Oral presentations, not poster). Both accepted for presentation at INFORMs 2018 annual meeting. 1st was done entir
  7. Hi everyone, just another potential applicant seeking a little advice. I welcome and appreciate any and all insight, recommendations, criticisms, questions, etc. Undergrad Institution: Large State school Major: Mathematics Minor: Chemistry GPA: 3.28 (Major 3.68) Grad Institution: Large State school Major: Statistics GPA: 4.0 (currently) GRE General Test: (might retake, was falling asleep during parts of test) V: 160 Q: 168 W: 3.5 Programs Applying: PhD in Statistics (maybe Biostat?) Research Experience: Not real
  8. Hey guys! So I just had my midterm evaluation where my school supervisor came to observe some of my sessions and then she and my site supervisor came up with a list of strengths and weaknesses. My skills during the session were all rated great but I thought some of the weaknesses were a little ridiculous. For example, one weakness was that I don't ask enough questions. I have explained that this is just who I am as a person and have always been that way. I have never been someone who asks many questions. I learn by observing and then actually doing it myself. When I do have questions thou
  9. Hi, I know I have a very weak academic profile, but I was wondering if I'd have any chance to get into a Stat PhD program, say top 30-40 ish. I'm currently majoring in Mathematics and Statistics at UChicago. To give you a little explanation about my low GPA, I was not thinking about academia and was mainly looking for a job in Finance until 2nd quarter of my junior year. The job I was seeking for doesn't really care about what kind of courses I take, so I took a lot of junk classes in order to compensate for my low math grades. UChicago by itself is a pretty harsh grader (GPA 3.25/4.
  10. I appreciate any feedback! I know my profile is very very VERY weak, I was not aware that I wanted to apply for PhD programs until a few months ago, and I wasn't trying my hardest Freshman, Sophomore year. However, I just want to know if I have a chance getting into ANY PhD program for Statistics or Data Science. I'd prefer schools in the NJ, PA, NY, MD, DE area! Please be honest with me, if I have no chance getting into any PhD programs in any school, I need to know! Undergrad Institution: The College of New Jersey Major: Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics GPA
  11. I am a third-year student and about to apply for 2019 fall Grad School. Undergrad Institution: McMaster University (Canada) Major(s): BSc honor in Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Science (Under Maths&Stats Department) GPA: 3.68/4.0 (Math&Stats GPA: 3.9) Expected GPA when applying: 3.75/4.0 'Expected' GRE General Test (I have not decided to apply for US Grad, but I am preparing it) : Q: 167-170 V: 155-160 W: 4.0-5.0 Math: Linear Algebra I A+ Linear Algebra II B- Intro to Math Reasoning A+
  12. I was wondering how important the teaching evaluations you get from undergrads in the sections you TA are to a teaching portfolio. My evals aren't bad, they just aren't good either. In terms of scores on various questions I've been scoring a bit below the department average for all classes. How much do schools care about getting a 4.0/5 on a Likert scale when the average is 4.2/5? What does matter most in terms of teaching portfolios?
  13. Argument Q. Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean.
  14. I got my first set of course evaluations back today. This is the first time I've ever taught a course as the instructor of record. The course consisted of me teaching two classes of 30 psych students how to use the statistical software SPSS. I'm not entirely sure how to determine how I faired. For my overall instructor score, I got a 4.61 and a 4.63. There weren't any awful comments or anything like that. At most, there were a few comments about having more grades in the class and making the midterm worth less. However, I don't have much control over how the course runs. Would these score
  15. Can somebody give me some feedback about the quality of the SOP. I would like to apply to NYU by the end of this week. SOP - Link Personal Statement - Link
  16. Undergrad/Graduate Institutions: University of Texas at Austin Major: Mathematics Cumulative GPA: 3.82 cumulative; 3.75 in major Type of Student: Domestic White Female Math/Stats Courses: Multivariable Calculus (A-), Probability (A), Linear Algebra (B+), Mathematical Statistics (A), Stochastic Processes (A), Applied Regression Analysis (A), Biostatistics (A), Real Analysis (A), Differential Equations (B) Got credit for Calculus I and II so hopefully that doesn't matter too much considering I've needed calculus in nearly every class since? Also going to graduate
  17. Hi all, This year I am applying for some top universities AeroAstro graduate programs : MIT, Stanford, Caltech, ... but I don't really know if I have a competitive profile. Could you guys tell me what you think? I am currently in third Bachelor year of polytechnic engineering at the Belgian Royal Military Academy. My score average for the last two years is 15/20 (last year 15.7/20) but there's only one guy in the school who's got more than 16/20, so I am very good. I am also formed in military fields : command, management, combat, sports, etc. I skipped three grades in elementar
  18. So I've got kind of a unique situation and posted a very similar question over in the Economics subform, however I am also exploring PhD programs in PoliSci/IR and would like to get similar feedback on those. I'm currently a JD student at Yale Law School but I very much would like to be able to transition into academia at some point, perhaps sooner than later. While I initiated my legal education with a major focus on public policy and government work, I feel like graduate studies in a social science field would be beneficial in a number of ways including allowing me to keep the door open to t
  19. Hey New gradcafe user and prospective MS applicant for an MS in Operations Research / Statistics / Management Science for Fall 2018. Please evaluate my profile and whether I'm being too ambitious/do I stand a chance here? Key features of my profile - Low undergrad GPA, high quant GRE score, related work ex Here's my profile followed by an initial university shortlist GRE 324 - Q 166 (91st percentile) V 158 (80th percentile) (Might give again to offset low undergrad GPA) TOEFL - Yet to give Undergrad CGPA - 6.3/10 from the National Institute of Technology Warangal in M
  20. I will be applying for Masters (and possibly some PhDs) in Statistics for Fall of 2018. I was hoping to hear how competitive my profile is at some of my target schools. Stanford (MS) is my dream school, so I'm most interested in feedback there. I'm concerned about whether to retake the GRE, since the average listed score at Stanford is a perfect score (97%). Undergrad Institution: Top 5 Public Ivy (Ranking: ~top 30-35 nationally overall, roughly top 20 in stats) Cum GPA: 3.89 Major: Statistics (3.84*), Psychology (4.0*), both B.S. *Only explicitly includes stats/psych depar
  21. Undergrad: Nankai University (top 5 maths in China)Major: MathematicsGPA: 3.4 Classes:real analysis (B+) Probability theory (B+) Masters: Columbia UniversityMajor: StatisticsGPA: 4 Type of Student: international male gre: v:151 q:170 aw:3 I don't know if my maths background is good . As a maths major,I have taken almost all maths classes but my gpa is not high. In my master years, I got all As in stats classes. Unfortunately, I don's have any research experience in statistics, my only research is in number theory. I plan to apply for top 50 stat PhD
  22. Undergrad Institution: Top International School Major(s): Mathematics Minor(s): Computer Science GPA: 3.33/4.3 (major GPA: 3.56) Type of Student: International Asian Female GRE General Test: Q: 170 (97%) V: 159 (83%) W: 4.0 (60%) GRE Math Sub: 790(77%) will take again Programs Applying: Applied Math PhD/MS, Statistics MS, OR MS Research Experience: Summer Research @Top3 Applied Math Institute in the US, Undergraduate Supervised Study (Reading Course) at top math school in the US Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 4 month internship
  23. Undergrad Institution: China Top 10 Major(s): Mathematical Finance Minor(s): Mathematics GPA: 3.79/4.0 Type of Student: International Male mathematical analysis 1-3 (A, A+, A), linear algebra 1-2 (B, A+), abstract algebra (A+), probability theory (A+), stochastic process (A+), mathematical statistics (A), Econometrics (A+) real analysis (B-), numerical analysis & complex analysis & functional analysis & topology & time series & game theory (all A+) GRE General Test: 326 Q: 168 (95%) V: 158 (80%) W: 3.0 (17%) GRE Subject Test in Mathemati
  24. Hello, I would greatly appreciate an evaluation of my profile for the upcoming application season, and any tips/advice offered. Undergrad Institution: Large State University Program: BA Mathematics GPA: 3.54 Type of Student: Domestic White Male Courses: Calculus II & III - A+, Intro to Higher Mathematics - A, Differential Equations - A+, Linear Algebra - B+, Probability - B, Intro to Statistics - A, Symbolic Computations - A, Vector Calculus - A+, Theory of Computation - B, Real Analysis I - C+, Abstract Algebra - B Currently in: Graph Theory, Number Theo
  25. Hello! I feel depressed.... I'm just so worried about my application. Please help! I already applied some late-deadline (around April 1st) grad school for this fall (2017), for M.S. Here is my basic profile: Undergraduate: GPA3.076, B.S. in biology (from U of Arizona) GRE: V 141, Q 170, AW 3.0 Experience: 1 year lab tech, some related volunteer experience References: Two professors (Animal Science & Biostatistics), and my supervisor (from the lab I'm working) I applied U of Wyoming (M.S. Animal Science), U of Louisville (M.S. Biology), New Jersey Institute of Techn
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