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  1. I heard that Stanford Biosciences is more competitive (acceptance rate wise) than its peer institutions, e.g. MIT Biology, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS), UCSF, GSK. Why so?
  2. Hello! Has anyone applying to MIT IDM heard something back already? Good luck to everybody!
  3. 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
  4. Has anyone heard from the Fall 2020 MIT CEE PhD program yet. So far there are no stats regarding this on gradcafe, and also, there is no information regarding the number of students that were accepted last year into this program.
  5. Hi everyone, I thought that I'd be nice to have a place where we can share information about the admission process. Any news from anyone?
  6. Hi all! I haven't seen a thread specifically for MIT AeroAstro graduate decisions yet and was wondering if anyone has heard back yet?
  7. Creating a thread for the MIT Technology and Policy program for fall 2020, let's share experiences and tips.
  8. Hello everyone. I have been accepted to two really great physics schools for my Ph.D. - MIT and Princeton. However, the admission to MIT is through the EECS department’s applied physics route while Princeton is just traditional physics (I also applied to MIT’s physics program but have not heard back from them. Considering all the acceptances that were sent out on Friday, I will assume that I have been rejected). My area of focus at the current moment is experimental condensed matter (CME) and quantum computing (QC). In this respect, MIT is stronger, but I am anxious about how the dec
  9. I am an international applicant (Indian). Mechanical engineering undergrad and I wanna apply for aerospace engineering masters. I have solid research experience. I am working on a journal paper. But I will not know anything regarding acceptance/rejection before the application deadlines. Which means I probably can't fill it in my application. My GPA is 8.53/10.0. I am in the top 20 of my class of 132. And an institute academic merit scholar. (i.e. full scholarship based on academic performance) Test scores: GRE general test 330/340 (164q (87th percentile); 166v (98th percentile)
  10. Hi there - I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but "Interdisciplinary" seems like the best place. I'm a UX researcher/designer with 8 years professional experience. I want to go back to school to learn how to be a tech professional who can support tech companies in creating more ethical products and services. MIT's MS (I'm not interested in PhD) program seems like SUCH a good place to think critically about technology and how it gets made, and experiment with new solutions. I've looked at other HCI/Information/UX programs, and found that most MS programs don't seem to have
  11. Hi all, I'm applying to PhD programs for entrance Fall 2020. I'm in the process of narrowing down which programs best suit my research interests, but even after viewing faculty research profiles and general descriptions, I'm having trouble parsing the finer details of each choice from this readily available info, such as, what's it like to be a student there? How strong is their research in the areas I'm interested in? Etc. My research goal has been the same for the past 20 years: to find a cure for HIV infection... or a vaccine... eventually, both. I had the idea as an undergr
  12. Hey! Prospective physics applicant. Looking to apply to MIT Converge this fall to visit MIT. Has anybody done the program? If so, how was it?
  13. Hi all, I applied to the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab for Fall this year. Just wondering about any insights or experiences about the interview process during Jan/Feb. Potential questions, presentations, etc? It must be completely different among each group but I'm curious about what other students have to say.
  14. Hi, I got rejected by my dream program at MIT and I am planning to apply again next cycle. I actually made it to the interviews, but I was rejected after the visit. Does anyone know if it is possible to get an interview again from a program that rejected you after interviews? Will the AO be extra-harsh on your application? Has anyone been in the same scenario before?
  15. Not feeling confident...average GRE and no research experience ...lol
  16. Hi guys, this is my first ever post, so I hope to not be doing anything wrong. I am a mechanical engineering undergraduate student from Brazil, and will be applying for graduate school in the US and in Canada for fall 2020 admission. Since the admission process is fairly different from what is done here in my country, I'm not familiar with the credentials that are considered to be good or bad for top schools (I do know, however, that the competition is fierce and sometimes even the best students don't get in), so any advice will be helpful. Here is a brief overview of my CV: Major: Mecha
  17. Hello everyone! I am new in this Forum so I don't exactly know how it works... But anyway, I am going to explain my situation and see if I can get any help (which I would really appreciate). I am planning to apply to my PhD this fall as an international student. I am from Europe and I did my bachelor there. It is my first time ever applying to an American university, so any advice would be helpful. - Bachelor/Masters in Pharmacy (I put Masters because it takes 5 years, it is considered Bachelor+Master in Europe, and I have a paper that gives it the academic equivalence to Doctor
  18. (1)Third year CS major in a US university(on the boundary of top 20...), will apply for PhD during my senior year (2)Took GRE once during my second year, and got 160 on reading, 168 on math, and 3.5 on writing (2)Expected GPA during application:3.75/4(our school doesn’t have grade inflation) (3)Since I’m interested in theoretical CS, I’ve taken a lot more upper division math classes than required, and a few CS grad classes related to my area of interest(got As in all of them) (4)One year of research experience(no publications yet), 1 internship experience (5)Will get
  19. Hello, I was admitted to EE MS/ Ph.D. program (Systems track, information theory, system control etc. ) of a good university. However, I would prefer to quit after finishing MS degree, and apply to MIT & Stanford's Ph.D. I talked to my professor, and my professor told me that it will be harder to get admitted with a master degree. Also, I was told that it is impossible to be admitted by MIT after finishing masters. I think it might be because MIT prefers to admitted students from undergrad so that they could cultivate students from the beginning to the end. However, I would still lik
  20. Hi All, Haven't seen any thread dedicated to TPP 2018 yet. So if anybody has any news, please let me know. Regards,
  21. necessary credentials for admission in Harvard and MIT and also scholarship details for Indian Student
  22. Hi Anyone here whose applied to the 2018 IDM program?
  23. I'm curious what are the backgrounds of students in either MIT or Harvard's philosophy PhD programs? Are there any students with non-philosophy, creative, or interdisciplinary backgrounds? MIT is consistently ranked as a top Feminist Philosophy program, however I did not see many students working in that field on their website. Thoughts on the climates of both of these departments?
  24. Hi, everyone. I haven't seen a post regarding the MIT Media Lab application this year, so this topic is for all candidates to share. On 6th Jan, my online portfolio had 7 visitors from MIT (Google analytics), averagely staying on 10 minutes (from 1st Dec to present, 16 visitors totally). But I haven't received an interview invitation email yet. Based on the previous years' results, it seems that interview is essential, and I just saw a single post on the Results Panel "Accepted via phone after two rounds of interviews. Very excited!", then it means that someone already got an offer, right
  25. Hello all, just wanted to ask how competitive are the summer research schools to get into, where once accepted they pay for your stay, and food. They also comprise of lectures and projects that people work on as groups. An example of these summer schools are the dynamic brain summer school at the Washington University, or the Cold spring harbor schools, or the center for brains, minds and machines summer schools. Thank you in advance
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