qqyyzz Posted January 3, 2012 Share Posted January 3, 2012 (edited) Now that I finished most of my apps for this cycle (except for some of the later due date schools), I was wondering if you guys could evaluate my chances. I know it's a bit unusual to evaluate one's profile after they have already applied, but I didn't want to get discouraged from applying to any schools I was interested in and wanted to remain optimistic. Well I guess I'm ready to take a beating now. Graduated economics BA from small liberal arts school GPA 3.28 (3.33 major) - pretty crappy here. Went back to state university to take more courses a couple years later, here are the grades for my math courses at state university (relatively few math courses from previous university): Calc I, II, III - A, B, A Lin Alg. - A+ ODE - A+ Intro proof course - A Intro Probability - A+ Numerical Analysis I, II - both A+ Intro to real analysis - A Statistical Inference - A Discrete Math - A+ Abstract Alg. - A+ Upper level Probability - A+ Advanced Calculus - A+ Pattern Recognition (grad level Comp Sci course) - A Will take in spring: Algorithms, Advanced Calc II, upper division linear algebra, data storage. GRE: 800 math, 630 verb, 5.0 writing Worked as a math tutor and a grader for linear algebra for one year. Research assistant for economics department in game theory (this project was funded by a grant since this fall). Worked unpaid at this position all last year, but fall 2011 was funded by grant and I was paid as a grad level research assistant. Used many computer models for this project. Concerns: did pretty bad for my initial undergrad degree with almost no math courses (got a C+ on calc I and a withdraw in calc II when I was at liberal arts univ). Recommendations are from two professors in the math department and one from econ. The math department is theoretical in nature and these professors are probably not well known in statistics circles. Additionally, this state university is not the highest in rankings when it comes to math (in fact it is unranked according to US news). Edited January 3, 2012 by qqyyzz Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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