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On 2/10/2022 at 9:07 PM, nacohhhhh said:

 

Age/Gender/Citizenship

22 / M / US

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

B.A. Economics / top-15 liberal arts college / 2022

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

3.92 - No GRE

Work Experience:

Tenant union organizer/researcher  

Political advertising lab — machine learning research assistant  

Environmental lobbying org internship 

Volunteer planner on public space redevelopment project

1 year teaching English abroad 

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

2 professors/advisors, 1 lab supervisor 

Schools applied to: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UNC, Portland State, Pratt, UPenn, UT Austin, MIT

In: UT Austin (awaiting funding)

Out: UC Berkeley 

Wait-list:

Awaiting: UCLA, UNC, Portland State, Pratt, UPenn, MIT

Results:

Out at Berkeley lol

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8 hours ago, woketaco said:

Has USC only given out like 3 acceptances?

So many of us are still waiting for a decision. This is my top priority!

SAME! I was wondering the same thing. I submitted my application and all application materials by the Dec. 15 early deadline and have heard nothing yet.

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On 2/17/2022 at 4:20 PM, Quincy_Taft_Coolidge said:

Age/Gender/Citizenship

24/M/USA

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

BS in Finance; Biology minor / Top 10 Christian University / 2021

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

3.618 cumulative

Work Experience:

Finance internship at nonprofit that works with Asian American immigrants to obtain citizenship, English courses, housing, and social services.

ASB Vice President.

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

Academic Advisor, Dean of my department, student government supervisor/public policy advisor

Schools applied to: Cal Poly SLO, University of Arizona, University of Utah, USC, UCLA, Portland State, UT Austin

In: Cal Poly SLO

Out: University of Utah

Wait-list:

Awaiting: University of Arizona, USC, UCLA, Portland State, UT Austin

Final Result:

In at University of Arizona!!

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anyone else still waiting to hear from berkeley? looks like they have already sent out a bunch of acceptance and rejection notices, but i still haven't heard anything yet. maybe they're just sending them out in waves?

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Just discovered this site/thread this week, and wanted to post as I am an applicant with an unusually low GPA, as a result of personal struggles in undergrad

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28/M/USA

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

BS in Environmental Planning / mediocre mid-Atlantic state-school / 2016

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

<2.6 GPA, no GRE

Work Experience:

1 year college planning internship @ a local nonprofit  
6 years government planning work, 3 in lead/project management roles

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

1 - undergrad advisor/prof in 3 classes

1 - boss, mentor throughout govt career

1 - senior colleague

1 - agency director

Schools applied to: MIT, Harvard GSD, Cal Berkeley 

In: Cal

Out:

Wait-list:

Awaiting: MIT, Harvard GSD

Results:

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Also waiting with you guys :)

Mine is kinda different, I understand most of you here are applying to US schools. I applied to different schools around the world haha. I did not have a specific country in mind, but I really wanted to do my masters abroad so I applied to the schools I liked.

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24 / M / Philippines

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

BS Architecture / UPD / 2019

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

1.38/1.00 (reverse scale, ~3.4/4.0) - No GRE - IELTS 8.0

Work Experience:

2.5 years for a real estate developer

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

Several professors (thesis adviser, former dean), work supervisor

Schools applied to:  Auckland (NZ)/ Melbourne (AU) / UCD (IE) / Polimi (IT) / VIU (CA) / SUTD (SG)/ Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff (UK)

In: Auckland, Melbourne, UCD, Polimi

Out: Sheffield

Wait-list:

Awaiting:  VIU, SUTD, Manchester, Cardiff

Results:

Melbourne gave me aud10k scholarship, UCD gave me eur4k, but even with those I find the costs still too high.

Currently my top choice is Polimi. I am still waiting for the other unis if they will give me a better offer. Good luck to everyone!

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On 2/14/2022 at 2:49 PM, Urbenthusiast22 said:

Any PhD applicant here? Has anyone of you heard from UPenn yet? This is my dream school. Haven't heard anything from UPenn yet 😭 Gradcafe stat shows they usually conduct interviews these days (as per 2018). Wondering if they are doing the same thing this year. I have dual concentrations in housing + community development as well as urban analytics. 

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25/F/Int'l

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

B.Eng. + B.A. from nation's top university; MUP from Ivy 

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

83 out of 100 for Bachelor's, V154/Q170/AW4.5, TOEFL114

Work Experience:

2+ yr full-time experience in planning, 2+ yr research experience in academic setting; internship experience in my home country centered around real estate development & consulting (private/public/non-profit)

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

One from college thesis advisor, two from master's program (one from master's thesis advisor, both of them are PhD), one from previous supervisor

Schools applied to: NYU Tandon (Civil and Urban Engineering program), USC Price, Cambridge (Land Economy), UNC Chapel Hill, Penn, Rutgers, MIT, Oxford (Public Policy in the School of Governments), Cornell, U Washington. Sorted by deadline. 10 in total. 3 of them are not traditional planning. 

In: NYU Tandon, UNC Chapel Hill

Out: USC, Cambridge

Wait-list:

Awaiting: Penn, Rutgers, MIT, Oxford, Cornell, U Washington

Results:

In at UNC Chapel Hill! Talked with the professor that I'd love to work with if admitted. I guess that counts! 4 down, 6 to go! 2a/2r/6p

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On 2/17/2022 at 4:20 PM, Quincy_Taft_Coolidge said:

Age/Gender/Citizenship

24/M/USA

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

BS in Finance; Biology minor / Top 10 Christian University / 2021

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

3.618 cumulative

Work Experience:

Finance internship at nonprofit that works with Asian American immigrants to obtain citizenship, English courses, housing, and social services.

ASB Vice President.

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

Academic Advisor, Dean of my department, student government supervisor/public policy advisor

Schools applied to: Cal Poly SLO, University of Arizona, University of Utah, USC, UCLA, Portland State, UT Austin

In: Cal Poly SLO, University of Arizona

Out: University of Utah

Wait-list:

Awaiting: USC, UCLA, Portland State, UT Austin

Final Result:

 

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8 minutes ago, jade888 said:

Anyone know when UCLA is supposed to come out or when it usually has in past years?

Looks like they notified everyone on March 11th for Fall 2021 admissions:

https://www.thegradcafe.com/survey/?per_page=20&q=&institution=University+of+California%2C+Los+Angeles&program=&degree=Masters&season=F21&page=10

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20 minutes ago, jade888 said:

Anyone know when UCLA is supposed to come out or when it usually has in past years?

I think they usually send out decisions sometime during the second week of March. 

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27/M/Int'l

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

Bachelor of Economics / a top public university/ 2017

MPP / a Midwest university / 2019

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL (for Int'l students) 

3.4 (bachelor and master), V167 Q167 AW4, TOEFL112

Work Experience:

3 yrs of work experience: 1 yr senior data analyst at a city government, 1 yr data engineer at a civic tech startup in urban science, 1 yr consultant in planning at an int'l bank 

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

One from my manager in the city government, two from master program(a professor who instructed my term paper and I was his TA, another professor I worked with in a geographical science project).

Schools applied to (PhD programs😞 UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UW, USC, ASU, Georgia Tech, UMich, Cornell, UNC Chapel Hill, UPenn, Rutgers, MIT. 

In: USC

Out: UCLA

Wait-list:

Awaiting: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UW, ASU, Georgia Tech, UMich, Cornell, UNC Chapel Hill, UPenn, Rutgers, MIT

Results: USC, UCLA, Georgia Tech(interview scheduled this week)

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On 2/18/2022 at 12:50 PM, planningapp22 said:

Has anyone reached out to UIC? During their info session they said results would be out after 2-4 weeks and we are now hovering 5 😬

I haven't heard yet-- I'm hopeful it will be this week since I heard from one program (Wisconsin) last week. Did you end up reaching out? I'm over here anxiously refreshing the portal...

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14 minutes ago, lazerdunk said:

I haven't heard yet-- I'm hopeful it will be this week since I heard from one program (Wisconsin) last week. Did you end up reaching out? I'm over here anxiously refreshing the portal...

No I did not reach out yet... trying to give it a couple more days. I am also super anxious!

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8 hours ago, LLL666 said:

Has anyone heard from Cornell? They gave decisions in mid February last year, but I haven't heard anything until now.

I'm also waiting to hear from Cornell :"). In late January, I received an email from the program chair to inform me of my country's scholarship event. She mentioned in the e-mail : "We expect to have our admissions letters ready by mid-February.". I also noticed that they have already published the open house event schedule on the web. Perhaps they need to push the decision announcement a bit away given this cycle's application deadline extension...

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Age/Gender/Citizenship

27/F/USA

Undergraduate degree/School/Year graduated 

BS in Business / top STEM public school / 2018

GPA - GRE  - TOEFL 

3.81 GPA, no GRE

Work Experience:

2.5 years working in analytics at 2 Fortune 500 companies and 1 non-profit

Letter of recommendations: (from whom)

2 - undergrad profs

1 - boss from my non-profit experience

1 - senior colleague from my non-profit experience

Schools applied to: Master in Planning at MIT, Penn, Michigan, UNC Chapel Hill, GT

In: GT

Out:

Wait-list:

Awaiting: MIT, Penn, Michigan, UNC Chapel Hill

Results:

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On 2/22/2022 at 12:38 AM, woketaco said:

Has anyone applied to Virginia Tech? When do the decisions come out?

Also, still waiting for USC.

for PhD (UEDP-PGG program), I heard we should be hearing in the next week.  Don't know about masters.

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