Stats2016 Posted January 15, 2016 Share Posted January 15, 2016 (edited) I browsed the forum for this thread but did not find one. Following previous year's formats, here is the template. Apparently, we are not allowed to edit our posts after a while? Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school (such as Big state/Lib Arts/Ivy/Technical/Foreign (Country?))Major(s): Minor(s):GPA: Type of Student: (Domestic/International (Country?), Male/Female?, Minority?)GRE General Test: Q: xxx (xx%)V: xxx (xx%)W: x.x (xx%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: xxx (xx%)TOEFL Score: (xx = Rxx/Lxx/Sxx/Wxx) (if applicable)Grad Institution: (school or type of school?) (if applicable) Concentration: GPA: Programs Applying: (Statistics/Operation Research/Biostatistics/Financial Math/etc.) Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications or conference talks etc...)Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) Letters of Recommendation: (what kinds of professors? "well-known" in field? etc.)Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: (Such as connections, grad classes, etc...)Applying to Where: (Color use here is welcome)School - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/DeclinedSchool - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/DeclinedSchool - Program / Admitted/Rejected/Waitlisted/Pending on (date) / Accepted/Declined Edited January 15, 2016 by Stats2016 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Stats2016 Posted January 15, 2016 Author Share Posted January 15, 2016 (edited) Undergrad Institution: Foreign, well knownMajor(s): Mathematical BiologyMinor(s): NoneGPA: 3.55 Type of Student: International Asian MaleGRE General Test: Q: 167 (94%)V: 154 (64%)W: 4.5 (80%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:M: N/AGrad Institution: Top 30 Private School Concentration: Statistics (MA)GPA: 3.85 Programs Applying: Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (Probability focus) Research Experience: Nothing significant. Just an undergrad thesis and masters paper. No publications.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Passed the Ph.D qualifying exam as a Masters student.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor, undergraduate lab assistant. Letters of Recommendation: 2 probability theorists, 1 PDEs researcher.Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nontraditional student. Several mathematics grad courses.Applying to:UCSB - Statistics USC - Applied MathematicsIndiana, Bloomington - Mathematics Purdue - Statistics Maryland - Mathematical Statistics JHU - Applied Mathematics UPenn - Applied Mathematics MSU - Statistics Boston - Mathematics Edited January 15, 2016 by Stats2016 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

koobear Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 (edited) I'll give this a shot. So I'll start off by saying my situation isn't typical--I've been out of school for a while and working. I recently finished my MS as well (while working through it--I gotta eat and stuff), and I'm currently employed in data science. I'm applying to just one school and treating it as a job application, more or less. Undergrad Institution: Private, typically ranked in the top 5 for applied mathematicsMajor(s): Mathematics, PhysicsMinor(s): NoneGPA: 3.15 (-_-) ... Type of Student: DomesticGRE General Test: Q: 168V: 161W: 4 (Ugh ... When I took the GRE I didn't know what to expect at all and thought the writing portion didn't count)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: 670 (again, ugh)Grad Institution: Small state school (you wouldn't know about it unless you lived in the state) Concentration: MathematicsGPA: 4.0 (maybe this will save me from my craptastic undergrad GPA) Programs Applying: Mathematics Research Experience: Undergrad research for a summer with a math professor and physics professor (no publication). While this doesn't technically count as academic research, I was a research assistant/intern at a company while in grad schoolAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Nope. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Work experience in public education, software engineering, and data science Letters of Recommendation: One from my stats professor from my grad program, another from my research advisor from my grad program--the latter is somewhat well known in stats and data scienceAny Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Basically said it all alreadyApplying to Where: CUNY GC, Mathematics Edited January 20, 2016 by koobear Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

znw Posted January 23, 2016 Share Posted January 23, 2016 I'm a bit of a nontraditional applicant to MS statistics programs exclusively--I was a history major at a small, liberal arts college and my quantitative courses consisted of one intro stat and one intro comp sci class. A couple years ago I took a free online Calc I class for fun (thanks Coursera) and subsequently took Calc II/III and Matrix Algebra at night through a local community college. In September 2015 I took a leap and became a full-time student at a public state university after a few years in the workforce, taking Probability Theory, an intro Math Proofs course, a Design of Experiments stats course, and a Stat Comp/Data Analysis stat course. This semester I'm taking a Math Stat course, an upper-level Linear Algebra course, a Regression/Time Series stat course, and a Java programming course. The ideal goal is to secure some degree of funding for an MS program (which explains some of my school choices below), but considering my circumstances I'd honestly be happy to get in anywhere. Undergrad Institution: Top 20 Liberal Arts CollegeMajor(s): HistoryMinor(s):GPA: 3.56 Type of Student: Male, Domestic, Biracial (Caucasian/Taiwanese)GRE General Test: Q: 163 (86%)V: 165 (95%)W: 5.0 (92%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: N/ATOEFL Score: N/AGrad Institution: N/A Concentration: N/AGPA: N/A Programs Applying: MS Stat Research Experience: None.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List one semester, decent-sized scholarship for undergrad.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Digital marketing specialist at an academic research hospital. Letters of Recommendation: One from a community college math professor, one from an undergraduate stats professor with a decent number of publications in high-dimension reduction research, one from my former work supervisor.Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Nontraditional background as noted above. Took a full year of math/stat courses between Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 to satisfy prereqs for most of the schools I applied to.Applied to:Ohio State - Admitted (1/21)California - Davis - PendingVermont - Pending Temple - Pending British Columbia - Pending Oregon State - Pending Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

sankha012 Posted February 5, 2016 Share Posted February 5, 2016 (edited) Undergrad Institution: Chennai Mathematical Institute, arguably the best place for undergrad math in India. Known for its strength in Algebraic Geometry.Major(s): Mathematics Minor(s): PhysicsGPA: 9.00/10 Type of Student: International Asian MaleGRE General Test: Q: 168 (95%)V: 158 (79%)W: 3.5 (38%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: 810 (82%)TOEFL Score: 108 = R30/L26/S24/W28 Programs Applying: Math PhD Research Experience: Summer internship at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India on fractals with an emphasis on computational methods.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Selected twice for the Indian IMO selection camp.Letters of Recommendation: Two in Math and two in Physics. One of the Math profs is particularly famous in the country for his research on Measure Theory and his long career in teaching. Another was both a graduate student and a prof at SUNY SB. Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: My institute awards a dual degree on Mathematics and Physics so I have taken a significant number of Physics courses too. My interest is in Dynamical Systems which has a physical flavor in it.Applying to Where: School - SUNY Stony Brook - Math - Dynamical Systems - PendingSchool - UMD College Park - Math - Dynamical Systems - PendingSchool - Pennsylvania State University - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending School - Tufts University - Math - Dynamical Systems - Pending Edited February 5, 2016 by sankha012 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Zev Posted June 7, 2016 Share Posted June 7, 2016 Undergrad Institution: Mid-Tier State SchoolMajor(s): Mathematics Minor(s): NoneGPA:3.93 (3.98 math GPA) Type of Student: DWM GRE General Test: Q: 168 (95%)V: xxx (54%)W: x.x (80%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: xxx (29%) - only sent to this to Duke, Berkeley, and UW since it was required Programs Applying: Applied Math Track Research Experience: 2 REUs, 3 Independent studies, 1 publication, 2 submitted papers, 2 papers in preparationAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Several math scholarships (within my department), COMAP Honorable Mention, Putnam: 9Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor Letters of Recommendation: No one at my school is "well-known," but I had letters of recommendation from professors who liked me in relevant classes to what I want to do.Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: No grad classes,Applying to Where: UC Berkeley - Applied Math PhD / Rejected University of Washington - Applied Math PhD / Waitlisted, accepted to master's / Withdrew ApplicationUniversity of Maryland - AMSC PhD / No answer; I withdrew my application; then received rejection. Lolwut? Duke - Applied Math PhD / Rejected University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill - Applied Math PhD / Skype Interview, In-Person Interview, Accepted w/ 18K TA Funding, 1800/mo Summer RA funding / Declined NC State University - Applied Math PhD / Accepted w/ 18K TA Funding + 4K Fellowsihp / ATTENDING Virginia Tech - Applied Math PhD / Accepted w/ TA Funding / Declined Colorado State University - Math (Applied Math Track) PhD / Accepted w/ TA Funding / Declined Oregon State University - Applied Math PhD / Accepted w/ 30k Fellowship / Declined University of Colorado at Denver - Applied Math PhD / Accepted with TA Funding + Fellowships / Declined Colorado School of Mines - Applied Math PhD / Accepted with 15k Fellowship / Declined I chose NCSU because their applied math group is MUCH larger than UNC's, and I will be able to work with real engineers . Also I want to be a TA my first year. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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