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5 minutes ago, aaaaaaaaaa said:

Congratulations. Relatedly... I wonder if this is indicative of a general pattern this year, i.e. will most applicants who get into to a top school be shut out from all but one?

I honestly have no idea. My application material is pretty much the same for all schools. Stanford is a great fit for me, but so are some other programs that rejected me (in my opinion, some of which are probably better fit + lower rank). So I am guessing luck is indeed very very important.

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I just got a call from the program director for Government & Social Policy at Harvard letting me know I've been accepted! Really can't believe it, I had completely given up hope for this cycl

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Hi everyone! I had an interview with a professor from CUNY, as ''one of the top ranked candidate''. Although I am still waiting results from several others schools, I wonder what is your opinion on the the CUNY PhD program in Political Science (IR)? As an international candidate, I guess I still lack proper insight on some schools, although I know it cannot compete with any Ivy League. I appreciate CUNY Graduate School for its open and critically oriented environment, but not sure what one can expect in terms of funding which is crucial for an international in NYC. :D Besides, has anyone heard anything from Georgetown? 

I appreciate very much any feedback and wish you all success in the upcoming academic endeavour! :)

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3 hours ago, acimova said:

Hi everyone! I had an interview with a professor from CUNY, as ''one of the top ranked candidate''. Although I am still waiting results from several others schools, I wonder what is your opinion on the the CUNY PhD program in Political Science (IR)? As an international candidate, I guess I still lack proper insight on some schools, although I know it cannot compete with any Ivy League. I appreciate CUNY Graduate School for its open and critically oriented environment, but not sure what one can expect in terms of funding which is crucial for an international in NYC. :D Besides, has anyone heard anything from Georgetown? 

I appreciate very much any feedback and wish you all success in the upcoming academic endeavour! :)

@acimova I don't know much about CUNY's program or reputation (also an int'l), but 1 thing I can say that I'm not sure whether you know is that CUNY is part of the 'interuniversity doctoral consortium' which includes NYU, Columbia, New School, Fordham, Rutgers, Princeton, and SUNY, so theoretically you could at some point take classes at any of these campuses :)

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3 hours ago, acimova said:

Hi everyone! I had an interview with a professor from CUNY, as ''one of the top ranked candidate''. Although I am still waiting results from several others schools, I wonder what is your opinion on the the CUNY PhD program in Political Science (IR)? As an international candidate, I guess I still lack proper insight on some schools, although I know it cannot compete with any Ivy League. I appreciate CUNY Graduate School for its open and critically oriented environment, but not sure what one can expect in terms of funding which is crucial for an international in NYC. :D Besides, has anyone heard anything from Georgetown? 

I appreciate very much any feedback and wish you all success in the upcoming academic endeavour! :)

Hi! I am in exactly the same situation, following this post to see what people's thoughts are. I've been living in NY doing my Master's the last two years with a very modest stipend and am looking forward to something even just a bit higher, if admitted. Also I'm in IR too! :) Did they tell you how many they expect to admit? I didn't ask and now I'm regretting it because it's probably my only option by now. Good luck!

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2 minutes ago, aae322 said:

@acimova I don't know much about CUNY's program or reputation (also an int'l), but 1 thing I can say that I'm not sure whether you know is that CUNY is part of the 'interuniversity doctoral consortium' which includes NYU, Columbia, New School, Fordham, Rutgers, Princeton, and SUNY, so theoretically you could at some point take classes at any of these campuses :)

That is also very true! I met up with some current CUNY students a couple of months ago and they were taking classes from Princeton and Columbia

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40 minutes ago, idonknow said:

Has anyone else yet to receive the result from Michigan State University? Did they already send all the waitlists? If I didn't get updates on my status, should I be supposed to think that I am rejected?

I believe they've sent rejections already. I'd guess that it likely means you're waitlisted, congrats! 

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2 minutes ago, politicsgal said:

Curious if anyone has thoughts or has gotten advice from others on the importance of subfield rankings on US News (wondering about AP in particular)? I'm considering T25 programs that seem pretty comparable, but some are ranked vs. unranked for AP.

Have you been admitted or are you asking for next year? If its the former, I would honestly just set up calls with your recommenders and run your options by them. My sense is that rankings mean less the smaller the differential, and things like differences in teaching responsibilities, stipend amount, life stuff will matter more at this stage than any perceived differences in prestige once we're talking within tier (CHYMPS/T15/T25/T50). This is especially true if you are comparing schools lower on the subfield list (Vanderbilt/OSU/WUSTL) and schools that could easily make it on said list next year. If you are comparing a school that is in the first half of the subfield list versus unranked subfield...well thats a different matter and probably worth considering. Just my two cents.

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16 minutes ago, Habermas said:

Have you been admitted or are you asking for next year? If its the former, I would honestly just set up calls with your recommenders and run your options by them. My sense is that rankings mean less the smaller the differential, and things like differences in teaching responsibilities, stipend amount, life stuff will matter more at this stage than any perceived differences in prestige once we're talking within tier (CHYMPS/T15/T25/T50). This is especially true if you are comparing schools lower on the subfield list (Vanderbilt/OSU/WUSTL) and schools that could easily make it on said list next year. If you are comparing a school that is in the first half of the subfield list versus unranked subfield...well thats a different matter and probably worth considering. Just my two cents.

What are the schools that seem to have just missed the AP subfield list?

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1 hour ago, Crossed_fingers said:

What are the schools that seem to have just missed the AP subfield list?

Important caveat: I'm not AP so I don't want to name schools based on my perception, but I'll share my logic on how I put together my CP list based on feedback on this topic.

I imagine all schools in T25 that aren't boutique or explicitly not focused on AP (rare) could be contenders to climb into ranked subfield spots sometime over the course of the next five years. I just don't think these subfield rankings mean much compared to what you and your recommenders think is best for you when we are talking about the rank differential OP is dealing with. Hope this is helpful despite the lack of specificity!

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20 minutes ago, btermite said:

I just got a call from the program director for Government & Social Policy at Harvard letting me know I've been accepted!

Really can't believe it, I had completely given up hope for this cycle.

Huge congrats!!!

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33 minutes ago, btermite said:

I just got a call from the program director for Government & Social Policy at Harvard letting me know I've been accepted!

Really can't believe it, I had completely given up hope for this cycle.

CONGRATS!! I remember you saying that you applied as a "total crapshoot" LOL so I am thrilled that you got accepted!!! Should be real proud of yourself

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37 minutes ago, btermite said:

I just got a call from the program director for Government & Social Policy at Harvard letting me know I've been accepted!

Really can't believe it, I had completely given up hope for this cycle.

Omg congratulations!!!!!! And you said it was a long shot!! That is amazing!!! I guess if I don't get a call I'll asume a rejection :D Did your portal update? Congrats again, really happy for you!

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I believe for the PhD in Government we have not seen anybody on this thread claim the acceptance yet. On the result page there are Methods and Theory acceptances notified by phone (which seems to be the usual way Harvard has been doing for the past couple of years).   

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59 minutes ago, btermite said:

I just got a call from the program director for Government & Social Policy at Harvard letting me know I've been accepted!

Really can't believe it, I had completely given up hope for this cycle.

Congratulations!  That is great news!

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2 minutes ago, cbsag123 said:

I might be blind but I don't see anyone claiming a Govt Phd admit from Harvard on the results page?

I'm seeing two from yesterday, both methods.

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