mattecon Posted August 14, 2014 Share Posted August 14, 2014 Hi all, I'm wondering to what degree a relatively lower undergrad GPA will hurt my chances of getting into a top ten PhD program. I finished my undergrad with a 3.4, double major (in the liberal arts), and with special honors (in degree honors program/thesis) in three years (at the university of texas) I'll be finishing my MA from a top ten school in d.c. with between a 3.8~3.9. Good GRE scores/ lots of RA experience/field research work, and good recs. My concern is that I've heard that admin committees are just looking for reasons to throw out your app, and my low undergrad seems like one of those reasons -- to what extent is this going to be a barrier for admissions into a top program? What are ways of mitigating it (other than good app in other categories) ie, do you mention it in your personal statement or...? Much appreciated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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