papertiger31 Posted November 22, 2009 Share Posted November 22, 2009 (edited) hey all, i know we see lots of these "what are my chances" threads, but what can i say. here's another one! my interests in geography are primarily at the urban-environment nexus, and i have always been drawn to critical theoretical approaches. i plan to apply to minnesota, clark, washington, ucla and perhaps to the new urban studies phd program at temple. also perhaps at georgia, as i am drawn to the work of nik heynen. i was also thinking of arizona (paul robbins) but i keep reading that their funding situation is a mess. here are my stats: masters of urban studies at portland state university, 3.97 gpa (not the best institution, i know, but good for sustainability studies). gre: 800 v (booyah!), 720 q, 6.0 analytical. my recommendations should be pretty stellar. do folks think i have a good shot at gaining admission AND FUNDING. in particular, are there any programs i shouldn't bother applying to because they don't really ever fund anybody? any that fund the heck out of folks? given my interests i know i should be applying to osu, but DAMN i do not want to live in columbus. no offense to anyone who loves it, but what can i say? also my family lives in minnesota and i was thinking of stopping through the dept before i apply. but folks in this forum have suggested that this is a bad idea. it is the school that i REALLY want to go to and i don't want to mess it up. thoughts? thanks pals. Edited November 22, 2009 by papertiger31 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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