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Thought it would be good to have our applied/admitted/going info in one place. I'll kick if off:

Masters

Stats: 167V/163Q/6.0W

Background: Non-ed related; business/finance

Applied: Harvard, Stanford, Columbia TC

Admitted: Harvard, Columbia TC

Rejected: Stanford

Going: Harvard

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Masters
Stats: 153V/153Q/4.0W
Background: education non-profit
Applied: Michigan State University, Rutgers University, UPenn GSE
Admitted: all programs
Rejected: none
Going: Michigan State 

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Hey SoCalGuy, I don't think many people have made their finals decisions yet. Which would explain the lack of replies. That being said:

Masters

Gpa: 3.6 (top 15 university)

Stats: 162V/159Q/4.5W

Background: straight out of undergrad

Applied: Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Boston College

Rejected: n/a

Going: Vanderbilt

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PhD in Higher Education
GPA: 3.9 (Master's)
Stats: 157V/156Q/4.0W
Background: undergrad from a small, liberal arts university, Master's from a moderately sized research university, 2 years work experience at a community college in institutional research, 3 publications, and several presentations
Applied: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Indiana University, Ohio State University
Rejected: Ohio State
Going: University of Michigan

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lol @ bump!

 

I wanted to know if TC-Columbia was anyone's first-choice program? It seems to me like everyone who was admitted to it is attending elsewhere? It was my top choice for so long that I was very sad after I mentally said goodbye to it. I have detailed my reasons for doing so under the TC page. Would like to hear if they are pretty consistent with others'.

 

Program: Masters, Education Leadership

Attending: Harvard

Experience: 8 years in special education, mainstream and non-profit publishing children's books in Urdu. Worked in Houston, Dallas, Lahore and Karachi. Helped start Pakistan's first inclusive-program for children with intellectual deficiencies and emotional needs and a bilingual book publication non-profit aimed at cultural exchange in Houston.

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Program: higher ed/student affairs masters

GPA: 3.87

Stats: 163V/154Q/4.0W
Background: Fulbright ETA in Germany 2012-13, currently substitute teaching to make a few dolla dolla bills 
Applied: Penn GSE, Rutgers, Teachers College, Seattle U
Admitted: Penn GSE, Teachers College, Seattle U
Rejected after interviewing for assistantships: Rutgers
Going: Penn

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Masters in higher education/ student affairs
Stats: 156V/153Q/3.5W
Background: education, substitute teaching
Applied: Indiana University, Rutgers University, UofMaryland
Admitted: Indiana, Rutgers

Rejected: Maryland
Going: Rutgers

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Ed.D. Higher Ed

GPA: 4.0 (M.Ed HESA)

MAT: 427 (86th%), didn't take GRE

Background: Policy development at OVAE and OUS at the U.S. Department of Education

Applied: William and Mary, UMCP, GWU

Accepted: All

Going: GWU

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PhD (STEM) Education
GPA: n/a (international student)
GRE: 153V/167Q/4.0 AW
Background: 4year first degree in mathematics, MA Mathematics Education, 5 years teaching experience, 2 publications (1 paper in refereed journal + 1 textbook), some research experience
Applied: UCLA, UPenn, Stanford, UCB, TC, Harvard, Tufts
Accepted: TC, Tufts
Going: Tufts

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PhD

GPA: pretty good

Stats: better than many, not as good as some

Background: Art and Computer teacher, MA in Comparative Education, 2 years as Peace Corps volunteer in Education, staff position in a Community College

Applied: Stanford, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, Harvard, NYU, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin-Madison

Accepted: U of M, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin-Madison

Waitlisted: NYU

Going: University of Minnesota

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Masters in higher education/ student affairs
Stats: 3.8 GPA, GRE wasn't required
Background: While in Undergrad- Orientation, ResLife, Alternative Breaks, Admissions; Post-grad- AmeriCorps Campus Compact.
Applied: EMU, MSU, GVSU, UConn
Admitted: EMU, MSU, GVSU

Rejected: UConn
Going: Nowhere! Deferring due to lack of GA offers and recently being hired at a local university. Where are my Fall 2015 people at?!?

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Columbia Teacher's College International Educational Development.

 

Extremely painful trying to make the choice but now that it has been done I feel 3000 times better. And looking forward to fall!

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Columbia Teacher's College International Educational Development.

Extremely painful trying to make the choice but now that it has been done I feel 3000 times better. And looking forward to fall!

Nice - congrats! Where else did you apply/get admitted?

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M.Ed. / M.A. in Secondary Ed
Stats: 159V/167Q/6.0W
Background: Physics (B.S.)
Applied: Boston College, Columbia TC, George Washington University, NYU, and a few others
Admitted: All except NYU - never heard from them, figured it was a bad sign about the program
Rejected: None
Going: George Washington University

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Ah sorry your sig doesn't show up in the mobile version of the site. What made you choose TC over Stanford?

Aha! 

 

I'll copy paste what I wrote in a message to another poster: I think the Stanford program is great but I thought it constricting to my own professional goals, which are less research oriented and more about program development. In New York my goal is to work in a school in Harlem to learn about literacy while also fundraising big donor contracts with the 501(3) c of the org I work for - I couldn't do either of these things in the Stanford program!

 

I also have a partner and a big network out in NY so personally it is also a good move.

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Aha!

I'll copy paste what I wrote in a message to another poster: I think the Stanford program is great but I thought it constricting to my own professional goals, which are less research oriented and more about program development. In New York my goal is to work in a school in Harlem to learn about literacy while also fundraising big donor contracts with the 501(3) c of the org I work for - I couldn't do either of these things in the Stanford program!

I also have a partner and a big network out in NY so personally it is also a good move.

Got it - best of luck!

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