Benjamin_SHafii Posted June 26, 2018 Share Posted June 26, 2018 (edited) Hello Everyone. I am applying to PhD programs in statistics in a few months and wonder what sort of schools in terms of ranking should I apply for. Appreciate any help. Undergrad/grad Institution: University of Southern California Major: 1. Applied Mathematics 2. Economics (Dual Degree: 160+ unites) Minor: 1. Mathematical Finance 2.Statistics GPA: 3.43/4.0 cumulative, around the same for major GPA Type of Student: White -US Citizen Graduate Courses: Advanced econometrics (A-) Applied probability (A-) Time series analysis (B+) GRE: Q: 167V: 155W: 4.5 Programs Applying: Statistics PhD Research Experience: Currently a research assistant in mathematics related topics at the mathematics department in my school Recommendation Letter: Three, with two professors that I've done research with ; I know they like my professionalism and will reflect that in their letters Coding Experience: R, Matlab, C++ Other experience: Two internship: one as data analyst in a small bank and one as quantitative analyst in a major wall street investment firm Awards/Honors: Research scholarship awarded for predicting gold prices with statistical method Edited June 26, 2018 by Benjamin_SHafii Typo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Bayesian1701 Posted July 1, 2018 Share Posted July 1, 2018 What are you grades in your undergraduate math/stats classes specifically real analysis, calculus, mathematical statistics, probability, linear algebra, and any other statistics courses. It's hard to answer without context on grades. There are also dozens of programs and where to apply depends on research interests, location preferences, and risk tolerance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Benjamin_SHafii Posted July 2, 2018 Author Share Posted July 2, 2018 real analysis: in progress , all calculus courses:B, Linear algebra and diff equation: A, mathematical stat:A- , Probability:B Research interest: Economics No location preference risk tolerance: What do you mean? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Bayesian1701 Posted July 2, 2018 Share Posted July 2, 2018 How important is it to you to have options or run the risk of no offers. Some people prefer to be cautious to manage stress/anxiety and others aren't bothered by that during the waiting game. On ideas for where to apply, your grades are a little low (probability and calculus are important, but USC may have a reputation for grade deflation I am not aware of. Try to get an A in real analysis because it could really help you out. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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