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  1. Hello everyone, I still have not received any update from the admission office, and I am wondering if this means I am rejected? For people who also applied for this program, could you please tell me when did you do your interview? Thanks for your help. Best regards, Jo
  2. Hi, first of all pardon me for anypresumptuous remarks. I am trying to understand the process for graduate school admission. Will an undergraduate student be in disadvantage with above-average/good (not extraordinary) credentials to get into Caltech, MIT, or Stanford for Grad school, if he/she completes Bachelor's from a school that's Top<10 in aerospace-ranking(usnews) for Undergraduate and Graduate, but a Top<=30 in overall-engineering graduate school ranking, and 110 in National College ranking by UsNews? I know that a high GPA, an internship/research experience here and there may look good, but the competition to get into these top graduate programs are so cutthroat on a global scale that I here students always say you need a bit of luck as well. How much does quality of peers where the student completed the bachelor's degree matter to the Aerospace department/academics that evaluate applications for their respective graduate schools in Caltech, Stanford, MIT? I see a lot of incoming grad students are from the Undergraduate student body of their (MIT, Stanford, Caltech) own. I assume a valedictorian with an national fellowship like Goldwater, Fullbright, or NSF from a unbeknownst engibeering program will have better shots at those programs at CMS(Caltech, MIT, and Stanford), but I want to know the average of that bell curve, not the exceptions. It would really hurt to see a mere chance of competing being mitigated from the get-go because of the ranking as it shows the quality of students academic credentials. Thank you for any advice and insights.
  3. Hi all, I got admitted into PhD programs in Geology/Earth & Planetary Science at Caltech, Harvard, Cornell, and Oxford. I am an international student (from Colombia) with a Fulbright scholarship and deciding where to go has been very difficult for me so far. - Caltech: Pros: Awesome advisors, program structure, approach to research, research areas Cons: Very few Latin American students at Caltech, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Harvard: Pros: Excellent university reputation, research area Cons: I have been told my PI is not very good with grad students, weather, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Cornell: Pros: Get along well with PI, research areas, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Facilities are not available at the moment, weather - Oxford: Pros: I already know the PI (have co-authored a couple of papers), research project is already defined, Excellent university reputation, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Very little monthly stipend, Fulbright does not work in the UK, very far from home If you have any opinions/suggestions/experiences, that would be of much help to me to decide. I don't know well the American or British systems, so all these options are kind of unknown for me. Furthermore, I was only able to visit Caltech as other visits had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks.
  4. Hi all, I got admitted into PhD programs in Geology/Earth & Planetary Science at Caltech, Harvard, Cornell, and Oxford. I am an international student with a Fulbright scholarship and deciding where to go has been very difficult for me so far. - Caltech: Pros: Awesome advisors, program structure, approach to research, research areas Cons: Very few Latin American students at Caltech, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Harvard: Pros: Excellent university reputation, research area Cons: I have been told my PI is not very good with grad students, weather, it takes 5 years to complete the program - Cornell: Pros: Get along well with PI, research areas, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Facilities are not available at the moment, weather - Oxford: Pros: I already know the PI (have co-authored a couple of papers), research project is already defined, Excellent university reputation, it takes only 3-4 years to complete the program Cons: Very little monthly stipend, Fulbright does not work in the UK, very far from home If you have any opinions/suggestions/experiences, that would be of much help to me to decide. I don't know well the American or British systems, so all these options are kind of unknown for me. Furthermore, I was only able to visit Caltech as other visits had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks.
  5. Dear all, I'm trying to decide whether to accept UChicago or Caltech for PhD in Economics starting Fall 2018. UChicago Econ is obviously a higher ranked department but I'm worried about the facts that: 1. I'm into theory (Mech design, game theory etc.) and want to continue to have this as my major specialization area. However Chicago graduates tend to be entirely in the macro/empirics/applied micro areas (Source: Current job market candidates). 2. Chicago is known to be a bit of a brutal place. EJMR forums say the faculty doesn't mentor students/spend time with students etc etc. So what do you guys think? Thank you for your inputs.
  6. 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 elementary school. Haven't taken the GRE yet : assume AW 4-5, QR 165+, but not very good VR (maybe 160). TOEFL 110. Three good letters of recommendation. However, as I am only 19 and still in Bachelor, I have never done any research, internships or publications. Do you think this is going to penalize me? My Bachelor's thesis is about the WTW efficiency of electrical cars. Thank you all for your answers, Arthur
  7. Did anyone hear anything from Caltech? Their CS PhD is my top choice and I am anxious!
  8. Hi all, here types a nervous applicant who has not heard anything from all the five schools he applied for. I've been consoling myself saying maybe theoretical chemistry positions are not offered yet. Is there anyone from MIT, Caltech, Stanford Urbana or Madison who has been offered positions for theoretical chemistry for the Fall 2017 intake?
  9. I'm trying to make a decision for Ph.D. Chemistry in Fall 2016. I've basically narrowed it down to CalTech vs. Illinois (UIUC). I'm interested in synthetic organic chemistry in the broadest sense -- mostly did synthesis in undergrad, but recently got more interested in methodology & also interested in chembio/medchem. I'm leaning towards Illinois b/c (a) more people I'm interested in (b) more variety within organic chemistry (helpful considering my currently broad interest) (c) Illinois is launching a med school, and they already have a vet school --> cool collabo opportunities (d) higher chance of getting into top choice lab (e) gut feeling But then again, CalTech is, well, CalTech... I'm interested in academia so the name does carry weight. I understand that Illinois is also a top10 school so I can't really go wrong blah blah blah, but yeah... Is it crazy to reject CalTech?
  10. I am still waiting for Caltech and UCSD. Am I alone? I got to UC Berkeley only but without funding
  11. I applied for Caltech EE MS, and received an email from a POI on 3/2. In the email he said that the official admission letter is coming "very soon". It seems like most EE applicants received similar email on 3/2-3/3, and have been waiting for the final notification since then. I saw someone said said that the official decision usually come out around mid March. Anyone in a similar situation is welcomed to share any thoughts here.
  12. Hi, everyone. I received this email 3/2 Wednesday. Anyone have ever heard of a "Recommendation for Admission"? While this email says it's unofficial, it really confuses me what is the procedure of making admission decisions. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been recommended for admission into the master’s program in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. While this unofficial letter serves as a useful source of advanced information, you will receive a formal letter from the Graduate Office very soon. If you do not receive this letter within a reasonable amount of time after receipt of this email, please contact our Electrical Engineering Option Coordinator, Ms. Tanya Owen, at tanya@caltech.edu. As a graduate student pursuing a higher degree at one of the pioneering research institutions in the world, you will have a wonderful and exciting time here. Congratulations, and we look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
  13. Anyone planing to go to caltech? Wondering if anyone of you have any idea about housing at caltech.
  14. Hi guys, I am under the impression that no one applied to caltech EE this year .....prove me wrong by sharing any info.... On a serious note, has anyone heard back from pasadena(EE Caltech) yet? I guess the probable candidates might already have had their interviews?
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