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Perhaps we could stop inundating the thread with these PM requests? Another idea, instead of asking someone to PM you info, PM them and ask them for the info.

You can see the people who add them to the list here. 

Someone posted on the results thread about an experimental interview and acceptance to Kentucky. If you're here, congratulations, and which program was it?

Unfortunately they didn't make that decision until about a week and half ago.  We were all shocked.

 

We decided not to bring in any new students for social this year.  Labs are pretty full and profs think the lackluster academic job market warrants holding back on accepting students (so they don't graduate to unemployment).  We cancelled our interview weekend.

 

Well...this news is EXTREMELY disappointing to read (sigh).  I did, however, have an understanding that few profs at Northwestern (the purple dream as I've been calling it) were reviewing new applicants with the intent to accept.  Northwestern's program and profs are really awesome from the outside looking in and it seems as though it will remain that way. Watson, best of luck to you during the rest of your journey and thank you for the info.  I guess the fantasies of being sleeped deprived in Evanston are ostensibly over.  Just tell me one thing: when you walk through the department is the Tron Legacy soundtrack song, "The Son of Flynn," or the A Beautiful Mind soundtrack song, "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics," playing as you feverishly write a novel experiment idea in your notebook on your way to a 'brown-bag' like they do in my daydreams (since submitting my dreams/daydreams are really weird). Wait--don't tell me. Some things are best left to the imagination. I don't know about anyone else, but one of the main reasons I can't wait to hear about admissions decisions is so that my mind will stop creating weird dreams and daydreams about being in grad school.  I'm sure if we receive the privilege of being admitted we will dream about getting out at some point in the near future.

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Well...this news is EXTREMELY disappointing to read (sigh).  I did, however, have an understanding that few profs at Northwestern (the purple dream as I've been calling it) were reviewing new applicants with the intent to accept.  Northwestern's program and profs are really awesome from the outside looking in and it seems as though it will remain that way. Watson, best of luck to you during the rest of your journey and thank you for the info.  I guess the fantasies of being sleeped deprived in Evanston are ostensibly over.  Just tell me one thing: when you walk through the department is the Tron Legacy soundtrack song, "The Son of Flynn," or the A Beautiful Mind soundtrack song, "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics," playing as you feverishly write a novel experiment idea in your notebook on your way to a 'brown-bag' like they do in my daydreams (since submitting my dreams/daydreams are really weird). Wait--don't tell me. Some things are best left to the imagination. I don't know about anyone else, but one of the main reasons I can't wait to hear about admissions decisions is so that my mind will stop creating weird dreams and daydreams about being in grad school.  I'm sure if we receive the privilege of being admitted we will dream about getting out at some point in the near future.

 

LOL!  I can't say either has played while I was walking to brown bag at NU, but growing up John Nash was one of my neighbors and if he walked past you in the neighborhood someone was bound to start humming that song after the movie came out (I was in high school back then).

 

The NU faculty had originally planned to accept some new students but then it turned out that this year only a maximum of 1 student will graduate from the area (the 5th years didn't have job market luck and prefer to stay another year at NU rather than post-doc...the exception is the student who is looking for jobs outside academia).  Thus the labs were full and to a certain degree morale took a hit.  But rest easy, I haven't heard of any other school pulling the same thing.

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Do Experimental programs (with a Social focus) count?  Also, I added the individual school posts above to the total list.

 

Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013
UCLA (Social): January 10-12
UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 14-16
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 8th


Phone/Skype/Conferences
Notre Dame (CBB): December 7, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis (Social): December 12, 2012 
Notre Dame (Dev): December 22, 2012
UNC, Chapel Hill (Social): November 1, 2012 (Unofficial chat)
UT, Austin (Social): January 10, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 4, 2013
UC Riverside (Social): January 7, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 3, 2013
UNC (Social): December 18, 2012
Penn State (Social): January 14, 2013
University of Alabama (Social): January 18, 2013
UCSB (Social): January 10th, 2013
UC Santa Cruz (Social): January 8th, 2013
UC San Diego (Social): December 27th, 2012
USC (Social): December 20th, 2012, January 10th, 2013

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LOL!  I can't say either has played while I was walking to brown bag at NU, but growing up John Nash was one of my neighbors and if he walked past you in the neighborhood someone was bound to start humming that song after the movie came out (I was in high school back then).

 

The NU faculty had originally planned to accept some new students but then it turned out that this year only a maximum of 1 student will graduate from the area (the 5th years didn't have job market luck and prefer to stay another year at NU rather than post-doc...the exception is the student who is looking for jobs outside academia).  Thus the labs were full and to a certain degree morale took a hit.  But rest easy, I haven't heard of any other school pulling the same thing.

 

LOL!! That's too funny....what a coincidence.  I appreciate the encouraging words and the info. It is comforting to know that I don't have to make an internal attribution for not being admitted into one of the top programs on my list.  I wish you and your peers/colleagues well, and I hope morale rebounds.  The job market is a tough, but keep the faith.

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I reread my letter. Oops. I was a day off.

 

Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013
UCLA (Social): January 10-12
UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 15-16
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 8th


Phone/Skype/Conferences
Notre Dame (CBB): December 7, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis (Social): December 12, 2012 
Notre Dame (Dev): December 22, 2012
UNC, Chapel Hill (Social): November 1, 2012 (Unofficial chat)
UT, Austin (Social): January 10, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 4, 2013
UC Riverside (Social): January 7, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 3, 2013
UNC (Social): December 18, 2012
Penn State (Social): January 14, 2013
University of Alabama (Social): January 18, 2013
UCSB (Social): January 10th, 2013
UC Santa Cruz (Social): January 8th, 2013
UC San Diego (Social): December 27th, 2012
USC (Social): December 20th, 2012, January 10th, 2013

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Funny you should mention it Quant_Liz_Lemon, I just realized I did the same thing (although I was 3 days off...).

 

Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013
UCLA (Social): January 10-12
UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 15-16
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 11th


Phone/Skype/Conferences
Notre Dame (CBB): December 7, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis (Social): December 12, 2012 
Notre Dame (Dev): December 22, 2012
UNC, Chapel Hill (Social): November 1, 2012 (Unofficial chat)
UT, Austin (Social): January 10, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 4, 2013
UC Riverside (Social): January 7, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 3, 2013
UNC (Social): December 18, 2012
Penn State (Social): January 14, 2013
University of Alabama (Social): January 18, 2013
UCSB (Social): January 10th, 2013
UC Santa Cruz (Social): January 8th, 2013
UC San Diego (Social): December 27th, 2012
USC (Social): December 20th, 2012, January 10th, 2013

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Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013
UCLA (Social): January 10-12
UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 15-16
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 11th

Stanford University (Social): February 14-16


Phone/Skype/Conferences
Notre Dame (CBB): December 7, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis (Social): December 12, 2012 
Notre Dame (Dev): December 22, 2012
UNC, Chapel Hill (Social): November 1, 2012 (Unofficial chat)
UT, Austin (Social): January 10, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 4, 2013
UC Riverside (Social): January 7, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 3, 2013
UNC (Social): December 18, 2012
Penn State (Social): January 14, 2013
University of Alabama (Social): January 18, 2013
UCSB (Social): January 10th, 2013
UC Santa Cruz (Social): January 8th, 2013
UC San Diego (Social): December 27th, 2012
USC (Social): December 20th, 2012, January 10th, 2013

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Turns out I was right the first time. Oops.  :wacko:

 

Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013

Stanford University (Social): February 14-16

UC Los Angeles/ UCLA (Social): January 10-12
University of North Carolina/ UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
University of Southern California / USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 14-16
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 11th

 


Phone/Skype/Conferences
Notre Dame (CBB): December 7, 2012
WashU/WUSTL/ Washington University in St. Louis (Social): December 12, 2012 
Notre Dame (Dev): December 22, 2012
UNC, Chapel Hill (Social): November 1, 2012 (Unofficial chat)
UT, Austin (Social): January 10, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 4, 2013
UC Riverside (Social): January 7, 2013
UC Berkeley (Social): January 3, 2013
UNC (Social): December 18, 2012
PSU/ Penn State (Social): January 14, 2013
University of Alabama (Social): January 18, 2013
Santa Barbara/ UCSB (Social): January 10th, 2013
UCSC/ UC Santa Cruz (Social): January 8th, 2013
UCSD/UC San Diego (Social): December 27th, 2012
USC (Social): December 20th, 2012, January 10th, 2013

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^ <_< Okay, I'll take the bait. Notwithstanding that rankings are only one component of how we choose schools...ND may not be an elite program but not everyone is an elite applicant.

 

Consider also the importance of "fit" in research interests between students and faculty.

 

And in USNWR's ranking of "national universities" - the de facto "overall" rankings - ND is #17. Make no mistake, ND overall is a respected research university. No student will be ashamed to say they're a Fighting Irish.

 

Unless they're playing football. :lol:

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Someone posted on the results thread about an experimental interview and acceptance to Kentucky. If you're here, congratulations, and which program was it?

 

 

Has anyone heard anything from Michigan? This seems to be just about the time that a bunch if interviews/waitlists/rejections went out in previous years...

 

Post your POI questions here: 

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Note: I deleted some phone interviews. It was getting way too long.

 

Interview Weekends

ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23

Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish

Duke (Social): Jan 24-26

KU (Quant) : Jan 25

Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15

Notre Dame (CBB/Dev/Quant): February 7-9, 2013

Stanford University (Social): February 14-16

UCLA (Social): January 10-12
UNC (Quant): Feb 15
UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23
UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26
UBC (Social): Feb 7-10
USC (Social): January 24-25
UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29
UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8

Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 14-16
WUSTL (Social): Feb 21-23
Yale (Social): January 27-28

University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9

University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3

UCSB Feb 22-23

Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3

University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 11th

UC Berkeley (Social): February 11-12

American University (Social): February 11

 


Phone/Skype/Conferences

University of Denver (Affect/Social): January 21, 2013

SUNY University of Buffalo (Social) January 21, 2013
 

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Interview Weekends
ASU (Quant) : Feb 20-23
Davis (Quant): Feb 25ish
Duke (Social): Jan 24-26
KU (Quant) : Jan 25
Lehigh University - Interview Day - 2/15
Notre Dame (All): February 7-9, 2013
Stanford University (Social): February 14-16
UCLA (Social): January 10-12


UNC (Quant): Feb 15


UT Austin (Social): Feb 22-23


UT Austin (HDFS): Jan 24-26


UBC (Social): Feb 7-10


USC (Social): January 24-25


UC Irvine (Social): January 28-29


UC San Diego (Social): February 7-8
Vanderbilt (Quant): Feb 14-16

WUSTL (Social): Feb 21-23
Yale (Social): January 27-28
University of North Carolina (Social): February 7-9
University of Rochester (Social): February 1-3
UCSB Feb 22-23
Univ of Oregon  February 1 - 3
University of Toledo (Exp-Social): Jan 25th or Feb 11th
UC Berkeley (Social): February 11-12
American University (Social): February 11
IU-Bloomington (Social): Feb 15-16

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