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  1. Hello Everyone, Sharing my profile with you: Gre: 314 (AWA: 3.5, Q165) Toefl: 94 (S: 23 R:23 L:24 W:24) Percentage: 78.4 Btech in CS Work exp: 3 years till now MS in CS (artificial intelligence and machine learning) Strong LOR and SOP I have shortlisted some universities > Safe: 1. San Jose State University (SJSU) Moderate: 1. Rutgers 2. Stoney Brooks New York, 3. Northeastern University (NEU Boston) 4. Arizona State University ASU 5. North Carolina State University NCSU 6. University of Southern California (USC) 7. University of Illinois Chicago(UIC) Ambitious: 1. TAMU 2. Penn State Please suggest some safe universities for my profile and do suggest if any changes are required in the categories (If some universities need to be dropped or can be added in the above list)
  2. Hey guys, I was offered a place at the University of Bath to do my masters in Microbiology. The only problem is that I can't really afford the cost of paying as an international student. I was looking online and mostly found scholarships for 3rd world country students. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any scholarships that US students can apply to. Thanks!
  3. Hi All, Everyone who is joining western university computer science can gather here to discuss. Thanks!
  4. Hello. I have recently earned an A+ on my MA thesis. I also have professors willing to write good references. I had always assumed that if I did a PHD I would simply carry on here because my life is here. However, considering my grades, perhaps its worth a shot elsewhere - a better university where I could stand a better shot at getting a TT job afterwards. Can someone weigh in on these questions? 1. Is it reasonable to contact philosophy depts and scholarship offices in order to "shop around" for the best stipends/scholarship (I am somewhat worried at how arrogant this might seem). 2. Would an A+ on my MA and decent written references land me a real shot at a top ten (like Harvard or NYU) or is it naive to think grades matter - perhaps letters from advisors and writing samples matter more? How about the grades alone getting my into a top 20, (like Australian National Uni)? 3. I am older with a partner and dependent child. Does anybody know the best package for a guy like me? For example, ANU is tempting because of their scholarship amount, travel/moving allowance, and dependent-child allowance - but it doesn't cover fees. Auckland, on the other hand, covers fees and offers 27K. Any insights into these practical considerations would be much appreciated. If I was younger and less tied down, I suppose I'd just aim for the best schools with the most topic - relevant faculty (that is, potential advisor). But being older with a family makes this trickier. THANKS! David
  5. I got put on the waiting list for Pacific U's SLP masters program. Anyone else? I'm curious how many there are. Also, they said they don't disclose wait list positions which makes it harder to know if I should wait it out or not. Anyone else have this concern?
  6. Hi everyone! I have to decide between joining ANU or University of Melbourne for my Masters degree. I might not receive any scholarship, in which case I will have to manage tuition fees by working part-time. So, considering both ANU & UoM have high tuition fees; firstly is it possible to earn enough to pay the fees? [I will have paid the tuition fees for the 1st semester before I get enrolled] In ANU, I will be studying in Crawford School of Policy (Public Policy: Climate Change Major); in UoM, I am joining the Urban Planning program. Now, apart from the choices between the programs and universities; where (Canberra or Melbourne) will I be able to earn enough to pay my tuition fees (or at least a large proportion of it). Thanks in advance!
  7. Hello. I just joined the forums because I need help but have no one to ask around me. I just got accepted to Columbia University's MA program in Social-Organizational (IO) Psychology. I understand that the program is mostly designed for students who are looking for a terminal program. I hear it is possible for students to continue their studies into a doctorate but it is not so common because the program itself isn't research based, but rather theory based. However, I don't want to rule out the option to obtain a PhD in case I do decide to continue my studies. The MA program at Columbia does not seem to be the ideal choice IF i decide to go all the way (for a PhD). On the other hand, I have also been accepted to Roosevelt University here in Chicago, for a PhD program. The school might not be as prestigious as Columbia University; however, it does give me an option to continue all the way for a PhD degree from the get go. I understand that Columbia University is a more prestigious institution known around the world, and furthermore, it is possible to continue all the way to a PhD, but I would be the minority and it is not the conventional route. However, If I end up deciding to go to Roosevelt University, it would be a more straightforward path towards a PhD. In conclusion, I guess what I am arguing with myself is whether I should choose a more prestigious school for an MA and limited opportunity for doctorate, or rather a local university where I can obtain an PhD at a more straightforward path. Thank you in advance for your input! I appreciate it.
  8. OISE Master of Arts 2016

    Hello all! I have applied to the Master of Arts- child study and education at OISE, and was wondering if anyone had received interviews offers yet? (to start school in 2016 fall) The waiting is making me extremely anxious... especially since I thought I had a good chance of being accepted
  9. I am writing the GRE specific to the English Literature subject at McMaster University in less than two weeks and I still have not been informed about which room it is written in. The test is at 8:30 am and I am coming all the way from Toronto, so it is important for me to know the room ahead of time. Does anybody know where it is usually written or does the room change constantly? If so, how soon would I be expected to find out the room? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hello everyone! If you are planning on applying to ENMU for their CDIS graduate program, you may or may not already be aware that you will have to be on-campus for your first semester. With that being said, if you are looking for on-campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, I am looking for someone to take over my lease for the Spring 2017 semester. I am staying at San Juan Villages, an apartment community right across the street from the speech clinic! Super convenient and close by- and rent is only $480 a month including utilities, gas, electric, EVERYTHING! If you are interested, or would like more information, feel free to send me a message.
  11. Hi,I am a 4th-year student from Anna university, Chennai (India).My profile is:8.87 CGPA (till 6th sem)320 GRE (163 quants/157 verbal; 4.0 AWA)TOEFL - yet to take (expecting 105+)Papers/Research published : NoneExperience:2.5 months summer research internship at Indian Institue of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) in Machine learning.3-4 projects done in machine learning (all in github profile)Recommendations: Expecting 3 from my univ profs and 1 from my IIT-prof (internship guide)Interests: AI (specifically, machine learning) Univs I have selected so far:Top preferences:Univ of California - LA, SD campus Umass Amherst Georgia tech CMU Univ of Illinois - UC campus Univ of southern California Univ of Wisconsin - Madison Univ of Texas Austin,ArlingtonUniv of Maryland - college park Univ of ChicagoSecondary choice: UC - Irvine NCSU ASU NYU Penn statePlease help in evaluating my profile and suggesting suitable universities.Also, since I have about 1.5 months to apply, should I take GRE again? I am confident that I will improve my quant score by at least 2 or 3 marks, but not sure about verbal - might stay same or even decrease. Will the 2-3 mark improvement significantly affect my chances in the above-listed universities?Thank you!
  12. Greetings, my name is Alex and I am inquiring to see if I stand a chance at being accepted to Ph.d. programs in my home state of Florida. I am willing to be accepted to a smaller programs like FAU (average GPA of admitted students is 3.6), but I'm mainly only considering public programs, also I am prepared for the LMHC or MFT route if I don't stand a chance. My stats are good, but not stellar: GPA: 3.558 GRE:156Q&155V (AW is not scored yet) Graduated from Sacramento City College with honors, transferred to Humboldt State aka California State University (Humboldt) Major GPA: 3.64 Last 60 semester hours GPA: 3.97 On track to graduate MAGNA CUM LAUDE Student researcher, for 4 semesters, in 3 experiments working under a fairly well known researcher Authored a poster presented at WPA in 2016 and will again in 2017 I volunteer in 2 places right now one is in a fairly influential role at a family resource center and secondly I am conducting the day to day operations of a local nonprofit (which is an indoor park for skateboards, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and roller-skates) including data entry and supervision of very young children. PSI CHI member Academic honors awards continually for the past 2 years Thank you for your help
  13. GRE 321 Verbal 156(71%) Quant 165(90%) AWA 4.0(56%) UG 78% (Top 5 in department) One good relevant project No work experience or research papers (Working on a research paper currently) Want to do MS in Computer Science. Have sent my scores to USC, UCLA, Stony Brook, UMCP I have Columbia, UC Irvine and San Jose State University in mind. What are my chances of getting into these? Also, suggest any other good universities that fit my profile! Thanks, in advance!
  14. UCLA, Pitt or USC?

    Hi everyone! I am writing because I am facing some important doubts and I would really appreciate your thoughts and opinions. Basically, I got accepted by UCLA about a month ago for studying my MS in Electrical Engineering, to be specific, in Circuits and Embedded Systems. As we all know, UCLA is a top school in the US. On the other hand, I have to say that I do not like the program too much. I applied to this university because I got a recommendation letter from a professor when I studied there during a summer session. Honestly, I did not expect that I was going to get in, because I did not show in my SoP my motivation about Circuits Designing, but I did. I also got accepted to study at University of Pittsburgh a MS in EE in Power Electronics, field that I like the most. However, Pitt is not as highly ranked as UCLA. Finally, I am also waiting for my admission decision at USC, a school that competes for the same ranking with UCLA in EE. If accepted, my track would be Power Electronics as well, and I will definitely attend this school. However, I can not keep waiting for an USC response because my deadline to accept/decline Pitt is very close. So I think you can pretty much guess my concern. I do not know if I should study at UCLA, a top school but a program that I do not feel very motivated about, waiting for USC but risking Pittsburgh, or studying at University of Pittsburgh, a university with a lower ranking than UCLA but where I would study a program that I like more. Everything would be solved if I get an admission by USC soon but it has been so long since I applied and I really think that I have very small chances of getting in. Thank you so much for all the answers in advance.
  15. I am thinking of applying to the university of Toronto's MSc Biostatistics program for fall 2017. However, I am from the u.s. and have read that applying to u of t for masters is similar to applying for a Phd here so I don't want to get my hopes up. If any others with experience on this could please help me get a better idea of my chance of acceptance. I'm currently majoring in statistics, my overall GPA is 3.4, major GPA is 3.5. I noticed they look at last 5 senior level courses though, which depending on fall course grades I believe could range from a 3.5-3.8 GPA. I also will have completed a thesis as an undergrad through a honors in the major program and will have a year of experience as a clinical data analyst by the time I apply. I have noticed two people have already been rejected from this program, and that international acceptance is very limited. So do you think my chance of acceptance is low(probably?), moderate(possibly?), or high(lol)? and should I turn my focus to Biostatistics programs elsewhere?
  16. What did you decide?

    Is everyone all settled? What did you ultimately decide? Where are you going? Have you decided to wait until the next cycle? I am going to the University of Kentucky for something a little different than the standard Classics PhD.
  17. Hi Everyone, So I got acceptances from both USC and UCSD for my terminal MSEE, specializing in signal and image processing, and I am having a tough time making this choice. 1. EDUCATION QUALITY: Both schools seem to be about equal in terms of the quality of the education so far as I can tell from other people and ratings and whatnot. 2. TUITION: USC is about $40000 more in total than UCSD, which makes it seem like a no brainer for UCSD. HOWEVER, I am wondering what is the possibility of being able to get involved as a GSR (Graduate Student Researcher) or TA (Teaching Assistant) at either school (Preferably GSR) and thus being able to get my tuition waived. I know that at both schools, there is a very low chance of getting funding for Master's (I haven't gotten any funding for either offer). I am planning to email some of the research faculty at both schools today, who I would possibly work with and find out the viability of this option. I know that I would need to really stand out as a terrific student and probably bother the professors to some extent to get this to happen. But I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight on either school's history with this? 3. SOCIAL LIFE: I have been to both campuses (USC for graduate welcome day, UCSD just by myself, wasn't able to talk to anyone as it happened to be spring break when I went and very few people were there). USC seems like a very socially vibrant campus, whereas UCSD seems quite socially dead, and that's what I have heard from others as well. This is one of the lesser important points, but still makes some difference as I will be here for two years and want to have some social life. 4. CAMPUS: Both campuses seem very beautiful, so I'd say they're tied on this point. 4. LOCATION: La Jolla is beautiful and is a safe area. Being close to the beach is also a plus, as well as being close to San diego. On the other hand, USC is apparently in a bad part of LA (didn't seem THAT bad to me when I was there, but maybe I didn't see the worst of it). However, LA also has a plethora of different things to do all around. 5. JOB PROSPECTS: This is one of my main reasons for getting a Master's degree; I had trouble finding a job in the field I wanted that didn't require a Master's degree (Besides that I wanted to continue my education anyway and am super excited for all the awesome things I'm going to be learning). I don't think that where you go for school matters THAT much for getting a job in engineering; rather, it's what you do while you're there in terms of research, projects, involvement, performance, etc. But I hear that USC's unique name does come into play. I hear USC has a very strong alumni network, making jobs very accessible for their grads. Is there really fact behind this claim? I hear it from a lot of people, but I haven't heard it from actual USC grads or any specific cases of this happening. If it is true, that's an interesting benefit. Still, with an MSEE, I can't see myself having trouble getting work in my field anyway. 6. USC REPUTATION: I hear also that some people look down on USC as a cash cow and that they accept a lot of graduate students for that reason. Are other private schools the same way? And if this is true of USC, then to contradict my previous point, could this reputation hurt my career as an alumni of USC? For example, is it possible that I may be turned away from some opportunities in the future because of some assumption that I did not work hard to get to USC, and instead somehow paid my way in? This is probably a ridiculous idea, but it's something that I've thought about... 7. INVOLVEMENT: I am planning to get as involved as I possibly can with research, projects, networking events, etc. At a glance, I think USC has the upper hand in this respect. Does anybody have any insight on this? 8. RESEARCH: At both schools I have found faculty that I would like to work with and whose work I am genuinely very interested in getting involved with. But I'm wondering if, as a Master's student, getting involved as a GSR would be more accessible at one school or another? My gut instinct has gone one way and the other. At the moment I'm torn between both choices. I know I'll win with either choice and they are both fantastic schools. But I want to be at peace with my choice, and secure in my reasoning. Thank you all for your input. I'll update if I remember any other comparisons.
  18. University of Toledo acceptance

    I posted asking the person recently accepted for some more info. Please message me/contact me for some correspondence. And congrats!
  19. Hello! I was wondering if anyone else is considering STEP. I would like to chat with prospectives or anyone who has experience with the program. I might visit the campus, if I'm able to scrounge up some money. Hope to hear from you (whoever you may be) soon!
  20. Hi, I am an Undergraduate student applying for MS in Electrical Engineering for Fall 2012 at UMich, USC, CMU, Cornell and Arizona State University. I have finished my online application part couple of days ago. I have also asked ETS to send the universities my GRE and TOEFL Scores. The letters of recommendation have been submitted by the professors. Now the only remaining part is the supplementary document submission. But I was wondering what exactly is meant by supplementary document. Should I be sending only my undergraduate transcripts to the university or should I include another copy of my SOP, Letters of Recommendation and resume (All which I submitted online) as well? And also, should I send the abstracts if the projects I have undertaken? The photocopy of the honors/certificates I have received? Photocopy of my previous academic records like high school grade sheet? I would really appreciate a quick reply since the deadlines are fast approaching. Thanking you in advance
  21. Hi, friends! Would it be a bad thing to get my PhD in Social Psychology from the same university from which I got my Bachelor's? It's a great university in rankings, but again--it would be the same one. What are your thoughts?
  22. Canada, eh?

    I've seen several posts on Canadians attending graduate programs in the U.S., but none for the reverse. I'm considering applying to a few PhD programs (in political science) located north of the border, but I'm wary of going through the immigration process, getting a visa, and jumping through the bureaucratic hoops. I'm from the Upper Midwest, and I speak both English and French, so Canada wouldn't be much of a culture shock to me (certainly much less than the South/West Coast/etc. Has anyone here attended, or is anyone here currently attending grad school in Canada? I guess my main questions are: 1) Do Canadian Ph.D. programs prefer to admit local students over U.S. students? 2) As an American with a PhD from a Canadian institution, how difficult is it to get an academic job at a university in Canada? Has anyone here done this?
  23. Boston, Syracuse, Emerson!

    I was just wondering does anyone have any information on Boston University, Syracuse, and Emerson? I'm looking to apply to a masters program in television/radio production for fall 2012 and from doing a bit of research I found that these three Universities have such programs. If anyone could give me a bit of general information on these Universities (info that perhaps their admissions office wouldn't provide e.g how difficult/competitive is it to get in, are the programs worthwhile, student life etc) I would hugely appreciate it. I'm from europe so I don't know too much about these U.S universities or their programs so any info would be great thanks.