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  1. I am about to be a junior this Fall and currently have a 2.6 GPA right now. I also don't go to a very popular college and it's located in the city. I have low grades and I am thinking about either getting into a masters program for applied statistics or maybe applied math. However, I might have no chance because I got a few C grades in my early math classes and I had to withdraw from Calculus 1 twice. I am also interested in economics and I have a B and B- in the first two economics classes so far. I understand that I screwed up bad but I am thinking about changing my life around. I have a total of 5 w grades and I am thinking about trying to at least get into a masters program for higher education as that I am thinking about pursuing a career in data science or possibly a consulting/financial field like quantitative analysis. I have a total of 5 w grades on my transcript so far and I don't want to end up a failure. I just need brutal honesty. I am currently about to be a junior this Fall and if it's not possible for me to get into a master's program, what are some possible career choices for me? What else can I do? I don't have internships yet but I am looking for some experience in the field so that I can get accepted later possibly. Are online master's a good choice because I was just thinking about that. I also graduate in two years so does anyone have some advice for me?
  2. Hi all, I’m getting really anxious as application season comes and new semester starts. I don’t have a very strong statistics undergraduate background so if someone could please evaluate my profile it would be much appreciated! Type of student: International Asian Female Undergraduate Institution: large public university (US news top 30) Undergraduate Majors: CS + Psychology, minor in statistics Current GPA: 3.99 GRE: 170Q + 167V + 5.0AW Relevant Courses: calc 3, intro probability, linear algebra, discrete math, psyc statistics, data structure, algorithm, bioinformatics, models of computation, all As. Taking intro ML, data analysis, and general linear models now. Letters: two pretty strong ones from professors I have done psyc research with, still figuring out where to get another one. Research Experience: 1y experience in learning science doing programming + data visualization, 2 semesters doing data analysis in clinical psychology, 1y clinical psychology data entry/cleaning. Schools Applying to: UCLA master of applied statistics, UNC master of data science and analytics, George Washington, Rice. UNC is my top choice right now. I’m not too sure about which schools to apply to yet. If someone can recommend schools, I’ll be very grateful. My ultimate career goal is to do social science research. I think applied statistics MS will be very helpful, but at the same time I feel like more theoretical programs will be beneficial if I want to do more mathematical research in social sciences. Please advise me! Thanks!
  3. Hi All, I know this is really last minute but I have been going back and forth on my decision and couldn't really decide. Basically I applied for the applied statistics in education and got accepted by Teachers College (Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation), Vanderbilt (M.Ed. in Quantitative Methods), and NYU (MS in Applied Statistics in Social Science Research, A3SR). The program at Columbia seems weird because for the past six years or so there have been only two years when the program got only two students. The other years there were no students who chose this program (including last year). I'm pretty sure this is not a good sign but wonder if anyone has any other opinions (or an inside scoop) on this. The program at Vanderbilt is very new (they accepted their first cohort last year, 5 students in total) and it has an internship part attached to it. Basically all students have to complete either a semester long or a summer internship before they graduate. I'm not sure about the location (I wasn't able to make a visit) and the surrounding job market. If someone could provide insights on this, it would be very much appreciated. The program at NYU is also new (they started two years ago and they have their first graduates this May). It seems nothing special but it is considered a STEM program (as an international student, that means I can have H1B visa lottery three times instead of one) so I'm still considering it. They expect to recruit ~15 people this year. So I'm looking for information on: 1. The quality of these three programs. 2. The location and the surrounding job market. 3. Is it worth to go to NYU just because of it's a STEM program? Thank you all in advance.
  4. I have got admission from BGSU(Ph.D. in Data Science) and CMU (MS in Applied Statistics & Analytics) Which one should I go for? I am referring to learning and future job opportunities. Thanks
  5. Hello all! First time posting here. I guess I'm looking for some sort of advice from other students who have applied to (and hopefully been accepted into) an MS in applied statistics coming from a non-traditional background. I graduated with a BS in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. I didn't get much exposure to mathematics in my undergrad because I was under the impression that I wanted to go into clinical psychology and become a psychologist. At the time, I was uninterested in research and academia. Once I graduated, I was able to land a job related to my field as an EEG technologist. At this time, I found that I absolutely loved working with neuroimaging data and in research in general. After some soul searching, I realized I wanted to get my masters in statistics and eventually pursue a PhD (still unsure if I want to pursue the PhD in Biostats, Cognitive Science, or Neuroscience, but that's an issue for another time). Fast forward 6 months. I have began taking the Calculus series and will be finishing that up along with linear algebra this coming spring (have been receiving A's in all of them so far). I reached out to a researcher who is doing some work with neuroimaging and have been working with him and learning how to process the data over the last 6 months. I might be getting a job offer from them soon which would mean I can focus on data analysis and statistics full-time! I've been managing all of this while working full-time which has been challenging, but I am also the happiest I have been in a long time. I've uncovered a hidden love for mathematics within myself that I honestly never thought existed. I have already reached out to a couple of advisers within programs that I'll be applying to and they seem willing to take on students from a different background. The biggest issue at this point has been self-doubt. I keep thinking to myself that I am not smart enough to get into this field, or that I don't really deserve the grades I've been getting, or that it's too late to make a career change. Anybody else have experiences applying for a different masters program or navigating a career change? Any advice for someone applying from a non-traditional background? I am also a female, and I have heard that sometimes getting into statistics programs as a female can be easier? I'm unsure if this is true, can anyone validate this? My apologies if this post is a little all over the place. My mind is nearly constantly in a state of excitement about the future and anxiety about how my unrelated background might make it difficult to break into this field. My current schedule also makes making time for sleep difficult. Anyways, Any and all advice would be appreciated!
  6. Hi, I am a student of an Indian Institute majoring in Mathematics. I want to pursue my MS/PhD in Statistics in US. Please evaluate my profile and suggest me suitable universities. Details:- GPA 7.9/10 (I don't know the 4-scale equivalent) GRE General test- Verbal - 153 (61 percentile) Quant - 166 (91 percentile) AW - 4.0 (60 percentile) Will appear for TOEFL next month. Thanks in advance.
  7. 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 in fall 2018 and i need funding. Are there any suggestions? What are my safe picks? Programs I'm Considering: Purdue, BU, UFL,UIUC Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  8. Hi guys, I am currently at junior at Cornell University, and last fall I changed majors from Astronomy to Operations Research and Information Engineering after 3 research jobs in astronomy/physics and realizing that the only part of physics I liked was the data science. I have taken Probability I & II and I am currently taking Statistical Data Mining and Stochastic Processes. I am now doing research for a professor in oceanography on measuring the change in chlorophyll at every point in the oceans. I have not been able to get really good advice on what I should do for graduate school. I want to work in applied statistics at research centers such as Pew, the UN, NASA etc. I think I'm leaning towards doing more social statistics research rather than now.. In Astronomy you had the option to work in theoretical (like string theory), more applied (like researching solar winds etc), or technological (like designing telescopes). Now I've been told that Statistics PhD programs are completely theoretical/methodological, whereas I was hoping to do a thesis on a more applied topic. So I guess my question is should I try to go for a PhD to then be able to get a higher position at a research center that requires PhD credentials so that I can finally do what I like doing? Or are there any programs that would let me do more applied statistics (that would be ideal) I should specify that I love my statistical data mining class, and I have been enjoying all my probability and statistics classes, but I enjoy applying what I have learned to data rather than coming up with new methods. Also I was told by a professor that getting a masters is worse than dropping out of a PhD program????
  9. Hi there, I'm just trying to get an idea of what kind of graduate schools I have a chance at. I'd really appreciate any feed back. Undergraduate Institution: Penn State Main / Statistics Major, Math major, econ minor GPA: 3.33/4.0 really bad gpa freshman year but I brought it up. kind of went down last semester a little lol. Around 3.5 average for math and stat classes. Math Courses: Calc 1, 2 (A-), Calc 3 (C), Diff EQ (A), Combinatorics (A-), Into Discrete Math (B-), Into Real Analysis (A-), Intro Probability (A), Matrices (B+), Linear Programming (A), Numerical Computations (A) Stat Courses: Into to Statistical Inference (A), Stochastic Modeling (A), ANOVA (A-), Regression (A), Time Series (B), Non Parametric Stat (B), Survey Sampling (A), Intro to Sas (B+), Intermediate & advanced SAS (A-) Type of Student: Domestic asian female with white person name (so I guess I could put do not answer under ethnicity, not sure if it'll look better as a white or asian female) Research Experience: Did an REU where I learned Bayesian stat. Not very much actual research. So I got recommendation letter from one of the professors who is in charge of it. Currently doing research in the psych department where I'm doing data cleaning in R Letters of Recommendations: 1 probably decent from professor I did reserach with over the summer 2nd one probably decent from adviser who i've known for around 3 years. Got a B+ in her matrices class 3rd one from professor who I didn't do much research with. Got an A in his probability class but a B+ in his stochastic modeling class GRE: V: 155 i think 78% Q: 166 i think 90% W: 4.5 probably 80% Schools I'm planning on Applying to: Penn State Cornell Pittsburgh Iowa State Columbia Purdue I'm really trying to find a school that I can get out with a Masters in one year. If anyone else has any idea what schools I would have a chance at, please let me know. I think I have a pretty good chance at Penn State since that's my undergrad institution but I'd really like to know what my chances are at the other ones on the list, particularly Cornell.
  10. I am a rising senior in undergrad at TCNJ and looking at grad programs. I would appreciate any advice. 1. I want to study applied statistics as opposed to theoretical, and am particularly interested in environmental applications. I've found studies in remote sensing and spatial analysis that interest me, but they are not out of statistics departments. Does anyone have suggestions for programs (preferably in eastern US) where I can get in, get funded, and do research in applied statistics (not business applications or biostatistics)? So far I have found interesting programs at Penn State and NC State, but I do not know if I can get into NC State and it doesn't seem likely that I will get into Penn State. I'm also looking at applying to Rutgers, but I have yet to find any professors in the Statistics/Biostat department who are studying what I want to study. 2. I would like to get a Masters en route to a PhD, and I need to be fully funded. It makes sense to apply to a PhD program, right? Undergrad: The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Major: Mathematics with a Statistics Specialization Minor: Graphic Design GPA: 3.71 Cumulative, 3.61 in Mathematics/Statistics Student: White female GRE: 160 Verbal / 165 Quant / 4.5 Writing Schools I am considering applying to: NC State, Rutgers New Brunswick, Penn State Courses / Background: Calc A(B+), Calc B(A-), Multivariable Calc(A-), Proof Writing Through Discrete Math(C+), Statistical Inference(A), Linear Algebra(A), Data Management and Analysis(A), Probability(B), Regression Analysis(B+), Sampling and Nonparametric Statistics(A), Datamining and Predictive Modeling(A), Real Analysis(tbd), Mathematical Statistics(tbd) I'm proficient in R and am a certified base programmer for SAS 9. Research Experience: Summer undergrad biostat research program at TCNJ Potential Letters of Recommendation (haven't asked them yet): -Advisor / Research Advisor / Statistics Professor of 2 of my courses -Criminology professor who taught my Data Management and Analysis course and helped me get SAS certified -Boss of an online statistics internship I did Thank you for your time, and I appreciate any advice you can give regarding applied statistics graduate programs.
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