anon1 Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 (edited) I'm wondering if I have a shot at CS PhD programs at any of the above schools? GPA: 3.66, double major at Vanderbilt in CS and math CS GPA: 3.94 GPA last two years: 3.89 (did degree program in 3 years since I have a previous liberal arts degree) GRE(assumed--need to take): 166 verbal, 166-170 quant, 5.5 writing Have previous degree from liberal arts college in art Have written ACT math questions for a textbook in all major bookstores Taught SAT classes in Thailand and in US Found mistake in national standardized test in high school Did internships at Harvard, MIT, NASA (all were in astro/aero, but I did CS work) (also admitted to internships at Princeton, Stanford, Caltech, Harvard--in CS) Published papers in philosophy, biology, physics, (might get an aerospace engineering pub by the fall) Run marathons Am female *** I applied last year but didn't study very much for the GRE and only got 160 math, (166 verbal, 5.5 writing), 2 great and 2 mediocre LOR, a really bad SOP (unfocused, fluffy), had a lower GPA: was only 3.5 when I applied, hadn't added a math major, didn't know I would be doing an internship at NASA, and didn't take the CS GRE (which I am considering taking this year) -- I had interviews at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Toronto, and ended up getting into Columbia for a Master's (no funding), UCLA, U of Maryland, and UC San Diego for funded PhD programs. I am considering applying again next year with improvements to the above credentials. The only risk seems to be losing UCLA/UCSD (my top choices), though hopefully I would get in next year (sounds like deferring may not be an option) too. Edited July 1, 2012 by anon1 .letmeinplz// and ISEngineer 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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