kasserole Posted October 21, 2015 Share Posted October 21, 2015 (edited) Hey everyone,I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the dept of Anthropology at Princeton. It's my first choice PhD program. I'm wondering if it is less competitive since 1) it is a top 30 program, not top 10 and 2) it is primarily focused on just sociocultural anthro, not in conjunction with archaeology or bioanth like most programs. Has anyone heard about the ratio of the accepted cohort to number of applicants in a given cycle? Any insight at all about the program at Princeton would be great.In my SOP for the program I talk about how 6 different professors there have done work that aligns with my interests, and how that work can support my research. Is this ok? Is 6 too much? I also discuss how my proposed methodology fits in with their methodological orientations. I think that these all demonstrate a good fit, but I'm still feeling doubtful. Would love to hear any insight into the best ways to demonstrate "fit." I worry that I'm being too specific by talking about my fit with the specific works the professors have done, rather than their overall work, but it's hard to comment on their overall work in relation to mine because they are all very accomplished and have done many things, and not all of their work necessarily compliments mine, just some of it. I am also curious about the level of research experience applicants usually have in Anthro. I've done a thesis, two independent research projects and a field school. I'm taking a year off now and have spent the summer in the field I want to work in. It's hard to gage just how competitive of an applicant I am when I'm not sure who I'll be up against, and I only have a BA. Edited October 21, 2015 by kasserole Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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