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Profile Evaluation (Feeling Great Minus the Quant)


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Hello everyone,

I'm hoping to gain some insights into my chances as a candidate given the information provided below. Also happy to accept any suggestions to bolster my application materials. All of my letter writers are affiliated with the University of Chicago along with one from Berkeley. My biggest concern is my GRE quant score. Looking forward to your insights!

Research Interests

  • Race, youth political participation, ethnographic methods

M.A.-University of Chicago, Social Sciences

  • GPA: 3.80
  • Methods: Geographic Information Systems, Statistics, Network Analysis

B.A.-St. Olaf College, Political science, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies

  • GPA: 3.80
  • Methods: Ethnography, Qualitative Interviews, Statistics


  • Midwest Political Science Association (two sessions), April 2016

Work Experience

  • Teach For America
  • Research Associate at a consulting firm
  • Independently contracted data consultant for a foundation


  • Verbal: 163
  • Quantitative: 153
  • Analytical Writing: 4.5
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