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  1. I've been accepted into two good schools. NYU : Masters in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship at the Tandon School of Engineering Brown University: Masters in Biotechnology. I'm facing a very difficult time deciding between these two. I am also going to be an international student. Any advice on this regard would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  2. NousEssayerai

    Brown Data Science and Com Sci

    Hello hello. Thought I would go ahead and start a thread for everyone planning on attending either Brown's DS or CS program starting Fall 2018. I'm down to start a groupchat if we get enough people. Might be worth looking into group housing, as well. There's some pretty nice places around the college.
  3. So stuck here. I got an offer from Brown's MPA program. The program is a perfect fit for me, but it's not super highly-ranked. My other offer is from UNC (top 25). Is the Ivy League brand worth it in this case? Please note that Brown's program is only a few years old. Please help!
  4. Hi everyone! I am new to this site so excuse me if I'm not posting this in the right forum. I am international fulbright grantee, and I have been admitted to the following programs with the following financial aid: Columbia University, MA in American Studies, 50% tuition reduction Brown University, MA in Public Humanities, 40% tuition reduction The New School for Social Research, MA in Liberal Studies, 55% tuition reduction UChicago MAPH, $8,000 award NYU Gallatin MA in Individualized studies (waiting to hear about funding) NYU Steindhardt MA in Media, Culture and Communications (waiting to hear about funding) If NYU does not give me a better offer than Columbia or The New School, these two are my top choices. Right now I will have to get an additional $25,000 per year for Columbia or $10,000 per year for NSSR, which seems feasible considering there are two additional grants I can apply to, a great student loan I can apply to from my national bank (I have the funds but at the interest rate of this loan, it is way more convenient for me to take it) and University work. Considering my situation, should I risk the extra cost and accept Columbia or take less of a risk and go to NNSR instead? In terms of the programs, NSSR seems way more cutting edge and heterodox, with which I identify, but I am sure I can get solid knowledge at Columbia too, even if -as it seems to me- it might be more academic and orthodox. I'd really appreciate any input! Thanks
  5. Hello, all! I'm deciding on an MPA program, and I have it narrowed down to Brown and UNC Chapel Hill. I'm honestly totally split, and have no idea what to do. I'd really appreciate thoughts from others. The situation is that Brown is 1 year and UNC is 2, but UNC is still much, much cheaper. UNC is ranked a good bit higher, but Brown has the name and more of a global focus (which is my interest). I'm most likely interested in working in the nonprofit sector, and Brown's program would be better for that, but I'm having trouble reconciling that with the high cost of tuition. The problem is that I know i don't have a bad option and I have no clue where to go! Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
  6. What should one do? Pay $50,000 tuition at an ivy league university, or pay $0 - $10,000 at some other university (say any US university with QS world ranking below 250)
  7. Anyone else apply to MCM this cycle? Thoughts on when we might hear back? The program is maybe not the best overall fit for me, but Joan Copjec is my idol, and it would be insane to study with her...
  8. Is there anyone hear some feedback from brown biomedical informatics phd 2018 fall?
  9. ShewantsthePhD101

    Brown

    Anybody else here applying to Brown? I'd love to meet other hopefuls! I'm applying to the RCT program. What about you?
  10. Hello everyone! I have been applying to different PhD programs in Biomedical Engineering to a some schools including Brown University, Georgia Tech, University of Miami, George Washington, and VCU. So far I have only heard back from VCU and I am going crazy waiting for the responses, has anyone gotten anything from these universities?
  11. HEY GUYS!!!!!! I THOUGHT IT MAYBE HELPFUL IF I STARTED A THREAD ON IR SCHOOL APPLICATIONS I personally applied for the Early decision FOR FLETCHER THERE ARE COUPLE OTHERS I WILL APPLY AS REGULAR DECISION, we could all wait it out together discuss and so on. SINCE WE ARE ALL NERVOUS. If you have applied or planning to apply for regular decision you are welcome too!! ALSO YOU ARE WELCOME TO DISCUSS ANY OTHER IR SCHOOLS THAT YOU APPLIED OR PLANNING TO APPLY!!!!! WE COULD ALL JUST BE SUPPORTIVE AND INFORMATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER HERE!!! GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!!
  12. I've narrowed down my final two choices for a PhD beginning Fall '17 to Johns Hopkins University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (School of Engineering) and Brown University's Department of Biostatistics (School of Public Health). I've been accepted at both. I'm interested in applied statistics (I have work experience in data science and an M.S. already), so biostatistics sounds like a natural fit. I'm curious about the reputation of the Brown program. It seems small but mighty! My concern is that by going to Brown, I'm throwing away the opportunity to rub shoulders with JHU Biostatistics (they rejected me), but I suspect it's better to like the department you're in rather than the department you're near. I haven't heard much about JHU AMS. Thanks in advance for your $0.02.
  13. I need help Without question of funding(I haven't heard from Syracuse on funding yet), which would be more likely to produce the best job. I was accepted into Brown and Syracuse's MPA programs. I'm wondering what to weigh more in my decision, the ivy league name (Brown) or the #1 MPA program in the country(Syracuse) Any advice would be great! -Brittany
  14. Hi, I have been accepted by the following graduate programs: Columbia Stats, Cornell Applied Stats, and Brown Biostats. I have read carefully about each program on their official websites but I still cannot make a decision. So I sincerely want some advice. Are you willing to help? Thank you very much!
  15. Am I the only one who hasn't heard back from Brown (MCB)???? I was interviewed the first weekend and it's been a month since their second interview weekend. So I'm kinda just waiting around to make a decision. I got a offer at Washington State and they seem to be pushing hard for an answer but I don't want to accept without hearing back. Anyone else in the same boat?
  16. I've gotten an acceptance for what I'm pretty sure is my top choice school, among a few others, but I still haven't heard anything from Brown (MCB) or Yale (BBS MCGD). I didn't get invited to interview at either, but I also haven't gotten a rejection notification. I'm 99% sure a rejection is coming from both, which I am OK with, because I admittedly didn't put the same level of effort into their application processes (contacting PIs, etc.) as I did for others. But a few people are telling me this means I might be waitlisted or something, though I'm not sure why considering I didn't even interview. Multiple faculty I interviewed with/had significant contact with at the program I am interested in at my 'top' school have reached out to me both before and after the official acceptance email, saying they hope I attend. I don't know if this is normal but it seems that it didn't happen for the graduate students in my current lab. I'm feeling a ton of pressure to accept immediately although I don't think that is their intention -- I'm just anxious as hell with this whole process. I can't decide if accepting the offer now would reduce my anxiety levels, or if making the "permanent" decision would raise them exponentially. Super conflicted between just getting it over with and accepting in an attempt to calm myself down, or waiting it out. It feels irresponsible/premature to take an offer without having all of the official decisions in hand. I emailed the main graduate admissions offices at Brown and Yale this week, and got an automated form response from Yale directing me to FAQ, etc. The office at Brown responded directly and I will hopefully hear from the departmental administrator soon as well. Has anyone managed to get a decision out of either Brown or Yale before they posted it to the online application portal/sent the official email? Did you call or email them? And did you contact the main grad admissions or the individual department/program? Or, do you guys think it's a waste of time to chase it considering I wasn't invited to interview?
  17. Blahblahblah123

    Brown physics SCM

    Hello, I am a student from India. I have a three years bachelor's degree and due to a lot of reasons zero research experience. This pretty much disqualifies me from any really good Ph.D. programs. Furthermore, due to some really unfortunate events I have had to take two years off. This lead me to conclude that the best option for me was to apply to master's programs. While a few programs have funding, most don't. I had applied to Brown assuming I wouldn't get in, however, I did. The estimated cost for one year is $78000. This is obviously extremely high. I am curious as to a whether a master's from Brown is worth that cost. I have no student debt so far, I had aided undergraduate education. I also am considering it because I can apply for the Ph.D. program in December/January and because I am doing my master's there I may have a better chance? If you have any questions let me know. Hope this explains my situation. Should I go? Is it worth it?
  18. Bernardo Ribeiro

    Brown University Fall 2017

    Hey guys! Anyone else going to Brown this fall? I'm going for the Fluid and Thermal Sciences PhD but I'd be happy to meet anyone in any Brown program! (I couldn't find this Brown topic for this year, only in 2016..So I went ahead and created one )
  19. I've gotten into my two top choice programs. I honestly never thought this would happen because my GRE scores were not great. So now I've run into this problem, I love both schools for different reasons, so I need your advice to see which one will monetarily produce the best results because that is what is holding me back right now. Here are my pros and cons, maybe you guys can see something I cant. The costs in this list including the present offers I've received. Brown offered me $3000 in scholarships, but I've asked for more and they said they would reevaluate and Syracuse doesn't complete aid packages until late March. Brown Pros Cons Ivy League/Name Recognition Cost ($86424) Would not have to move Fear of not fitting in 1 year program New Program Would not have to leave family for a year Strong Networking Small class sizes, more one on one experience Syracuse Pros Cons #1 MPA Program in the Country Would have to leave family for a year 1 year program Would have to move 77% in public sector of 2015 Graduates Not knowing anyone Less Expensive ($79454)
  20. brittanyandrea

    Funding - Brown MPA

    I was accepted into Brown's MPA program and I was ecstatic. My lifelong dream has been to go to Brown and getting that acceptance letter was probably the best moment of my life. Then the money reality kicked in. I was offered $3000 in aid from Brown. I asked them to reevaluate this because I've received substantially larger offers from other schools (Brandeis, Northeastern) and I'm waiting for funding information from Syracuse which will come late March. I haven't heard from UConn yet, they will notify me if I've been accepted on March 9th and if I've received any funding. Brown advised me that if I send them my offer letters once I received them all I could forward the letters to them and they would submit them to the admissions team. They certainly didn't guarantee anything, but they said they would try. Which brings me to my question. Should I wait until I hear from UConn and Syracuse in regards to acceptance/funding prior to sending my letters to Brown? I was thinking by late March when I have all of these results, they would know more of who was accepting their offers or declining them so they may have more funding available. But then I also started thinking that other people may be doing the same thing and I should try and get them the letters I have ASAP to be reviewed first. Short version: UConn notifying of decision/funding March 9th. Syracuse notifying of funding end of March. Received 33% funding from Northeastern. Received 45% funding from Brandeis. Should I hold off on sending these offers over to Brown until I get Syracuse and UConn's(if I get in) funding?
  21. NeuroMetro

    Brown 2016

    Going to Brown for fall! Anyone else?
  22. I'm really struggling with Brown vs. Yale for Biomedical Engineering PhD. Everything at Brown from the lab I'd be working in to the grad students to the location makes more sense with my lifestyle/personality, but there was just something about Yale that I can't let go of. I think Brown is the right decision, but the thought of turning down Yale makes me feel nauseous. It's a riskier move all around but seems more exciting to me, though I'm not sure if I would fit in super well with the grad students/my class from what I saw on my visit. I need advice and I need it fast!
  23. I'm hoping for information on UK vs US programs. I've been very lucky with my acceptances for a Master's in Statistics. My options are: Duke Johns Hopkins Brown (Biostat) St Andrews Boston University Tulane They are all two year programs except St Andrews which is one year. I can't ignore the pros of a 1-year program: only 1 year of tuition and starting working a year sooner. My problem is that I don't know how U.S. employers (consulting, finance, data analytics are my interests) view a master's from St Andrews. The school seems fairly highly regarded in the UK from what I can find on rankings, etc., but I don't know if a 1-year master's from a UK university will carry any weight with future potential employers here in the states. Any insight anyone has on this would be greatly appreciated! Also, should I even consider Tulane given my other options? Thanks!
  24. aspiringmathematician

    help me choose a biostat masters program

    Hi guys, Not sure if anyone will be kind enough to respond, but here goes. I'm a California resident, and finances do matter since I'll be taking out loans. I got into a few masters programs: 1. UCLA M.S Biostat 2. Emory M.S Biostat 3. University of Michigan M.S Biostat 4. Brown University M.S Biostat Waitlisted for University of Chicago M.S Statistics I don't think I received any financial aid for any of the programs but Brown is offering me about 25% off my tuition which is roughly $51,000. Anybody have any opinions?
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