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I am an INTERNATIONAL student from a strong liberal arts college. I am a double major Economics and Mathematics with an Honor's degree in Economics. Personal statement is pretty good. I want to get in to a place and possibly get a first-year fellowship.

Some statistics:

Econ GPA: 3.91/4.00

Math GPA: 3.5/4.00

Cumulative GPA: 3.67/4.00 (but will increase this term to about 3.7)

GRE: Quant: 169 (98th Percentile)

Verbal: 156 (76th Percentile)

A. Writing: 4.0


Co-Author of a Labor Economics Paper with a Professor at my institution

Honor's Thesis on Econometrics (abt 60pgs)

Electoral Mathematical Model for the Presidential Elections in Finance and Mathematics Department

Additional Facts:

I have a strong computer science background and know programming pretty well.

I studied at the London School of Economics & Political Science for my junior year and took graduate level courses.


Chair of Economics Dept (who is also my thesis advisor)

Another economics professor and a mathematics professor.

Applied to:

Reach: Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Oxford, Cambridge, Northwestern, Chicago

Target: U Michigan-Ann Arbor, USC, Vanderbilt, Boston Uni, Carnegie Mellon

Safety: USCB, Ohio State, Boston College, U of Maryland-College Park

Any thoughts on ANY of these schools, applications?

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