leviathan23 Posted July 17, 2020 Share Posted July 17, 2020 (edited) Undergrad Institution - Reed College Major - Math w/ Concentration in Statistics, graduating Spring of 2021 GPA - 3.7 GRE - I'm taking the General Test in August, and the Math subject test in October. From practice tests, I expect to get high scores on at least the general exam. Math Courses Taken - Calculus I (A-), Discrete Math (A), Intro to Analysis (A), Linear Algebra (B+), Vector Calculus (B), Intro to Probability and Statistics (A), Combinatorics (A), Data Science (B+), Algorithms and Data Structures (A-), Abstract Algebra (A). I will be taking Statistical Learning, Real Analysis, Probability and Mathematical Statistics classes in my senior year. Other Relevant Courses - General Physics 1 (A), General Physics 2 (B+), Intro to Comp Sci (B+), Logic (A) Type of Student - Domestic White Male Research Experience - In my senior year at Reed I will write a Math/Stats thesis. Work Experience - Math tutor for High School math, Grader for Intro to Statistics. Letters of Recommendation - 2 letters from Statistics professors at Reed, one being my thesis advisor. I will have taken multiple classes from both and graded for one of them. The final letter will be from another math professor I have taken a class with. Concerns - I'm worried mainly because of my lack of research experience and the math classes I got B's in. The program I want to get in most is either the University of Washington PhD program in Statistics or the University of Washington PhD program in Applied Math. Would these programs be a reach in my case? Other places I'm considering are Ohio State and University of Wisconsin for statistics PhD programs. I also may apply for the UW Statistics master's program if I find I'm unable to get into the PhD program there. The main question I'm also considering is whether or not I should wait a year to apply to grad school, to have a chance to pull my GPA up some, get more research experience, and maybe find a better 3rd letter of rec writer. Thanks for any feedback! Edited July 17, 2020 by leviathan23 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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