erickkwangg Posted October 25, 2015 Share Posted October 25, 2015 (edited) Hi!I am currently a senior (domestic applicant) at ucla and am planning on applying for an interdisciplinary/analytical chem Ph.D. program for Fall 2016. My stats are as follows:3.45 overall GPA and 3.4 major GPA. The greatest detriment to my GPA has been organic chemistry, in which I have never gotten above a B in any of my 6 organic classes so far. I am going to try to explain that organic chemistry is definitely not my forte nor what I want to focus on in grad school, so hopefully they overlook my GPA a bit.GRE 170 quant 163 verbal (98th and 93rd percentile). Estimating around 60-75th percentile Chem GRE score.~3 years research experience in one lab; 2 middle author papers will most likely be published by graduation (one probably in a impact factor >8 journal) but neither will be published by the time i submit my application, and 1.5 years of experience in another lab concurrently. In both labs I worked mostly on analytical instrumentation with biological applications.Most likely three very strong rec letters.I am just wondering that, based on my stats, what kind of schools should I look at as "safeties" and whether I should bother applying to multiple top 10 schools, or focus more on lower ranked schools? Location doesn't matter to me as long as it's in the US. Edited October 25, 2015 by erickkwangg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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