789Phil Posted March 21, 2014 Share Posted March 21, 2014 I'm curious if there is any correlation between tailoring personal statements and acceptance rates. Did anyone aim for an acceptance at a particular school and, thus, tailor their personal statement specifically for that school? And did they get accepted (assuming having passed GRE and GPA cutoffs)? I'm just curious if the personal statement (fit) is perhaps *the* most important thing (once GPA and GRE cut offs are passed). After all, it makes sense if it is: why would a program accept a person whose research interests are outside the scope of courses they can offer? I'm thinking the better we convey how the program we are applying to is the best program for us, specifically, (via personal statement) , the more likely you get in. Thoughts? I really want to know if people who wrote modified personal statements for individual programs were accepted to more programs (Although I realize PS is just one of many factors) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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