Jdealla Posted November 8, 2010 Share Posted November 8, 2010 (edited) Hey guys, Though I feel somewhat confident about my course of action, I'd like some feedback on what you think. I'm applying to do a PhD in LA History, and I'm only applying to schools in the top 20.The thing is, I'm going to apply to a lot of them (UNC, Georgetown, Princeton, Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Stanford). I've been in contact with professors from each of these schools about research interests and I've received encouragement from almost all. However, they don't know my numbers, so I wanted to ask you guys if I am wasting time or money by applying to all of these programs comsidering the competitiveness, or if I have a decent shot at them. Here are my numbers: GRE: taking it on Wed but on ETS practice tests I'm consistently between 650-710 Verbal and 580-620 quant. Top 5 Public school Majors: History, International Studies Minor: Spanish 36 hours of courses in Latin American history, culture and politics Study abroad 1 semester in Mexico Overall GPA 3.37 J/S year GPA 3.72 History GPA 3.82 Peace corps volunteer in Central America for 1 year Living in south America at the moment (I've been here for 1 year) Fluent in Spanish 2 well known Latin Americanists who know me well as recommenders Thanks for reading all that. So should I apply to these competitive programs or try for something more realistic (if these aren't) ? Thanks for helping me out. Saludos, Jdealla Edited November 8, 2010 by Jdealla Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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