minka Posted December 16, 2020 Share Posted December 16, 2020 (edited) Undergrad: Ivy w/ Grade inflation Major: Mathematics GPA: 3.9 Student Type: American Asian Male Courses: Lower division courses: Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra (A+), Multivariable Integration (A-), ODE (A) Upper division courses: Linear Algebra (A), Applied Statistics (A+), Intro to Real Analysis (COVID Quarter, no letter grade), Honors Real Analysis (A), Introduction to Topology and Geometry (A), Measure Theoretic Stochastic Processes (A), Complex Analysis (A), Measure Theory (A-), Discrete Probabilistic Methods (A), Galois Theory (A), Groups and Rings (A) Graduate courses (All Master's level unless otherwise indicated): Data Analysis and Data Mining (A), PhD Level Probability with Measure Theory I and II (A, A-), PhD Level Bayesian Statistics 1 and 2 (A, A), Mathematical Statistics (A), Stochastic Processes 1 and 2 (A, COVID Quarter), ANOVA and Linear Models Theory (Credit) Research Experience: 2 years of research with a professor about phylogenetic tree inference. Submitted a preprint. Also have an honors thesis on stochastic processes, and various expository papers in classes I've taken. Rec Letters: I plan to get letters of recommendation from (1) a well-known professor that I did my honors thesis in stochastic processes on, (2) a lesser-known biostatistics assistant professor that I did 2 years of research with, and (3) a letter from a professor whose Bayesian statistics classes I've taken. I have not taken the GRE yet, as I'm applying in the following year. I'd like to know what schools I'm competitive at, though. My main concern is that I declared math and decided I wanted a PhD all in my junior year, so I had a pretty late start at taking classes, getting stuff in order for applications, etc.. Also, my school has a lot of grade inflation; I'm not sure how this factors into admissions? Edited December 16, 2020 by minka Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Stat Assistant Professor Posted December 16, 2020 Share Posted December 16, 2020 You have a very strong profile. Make sure you get great letters of recommendation, and you should be good to go! I would recommend that you apply mainly to Statistics programs ranked in the top 15 of USNWR. You'll certainly be able to get into some (maybe even most) of these programs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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