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I really appreciate your thought.
Type of Undergrad: Math major at small unknown regional college. Online economics courses as a non-degree student from large state U with phd economics program.
Undergrad GPA: 3.90/4.00 (Cumulative), 4.00/4.00 (Economics), 4.00/4.00 (Mathematics)
Type of Grad:N/A
Grad GPA: N/A
GRE: 149(V)---161(Q)----N/A(AWA).
Math Courses: Calculus II & II (High School), Calculus III (A), Linear Algebra (A), Discrete Math (A), Intro Differential Equation (A), Elementary Statistic (A), Probability Theory and Statistics (A), Abstract Algebra (A), Numerical Method (A), Geometry (A), Real Analysis (A), Topology (A), Number Theory (A), Complex Analysis (Spring 2017), Math Modeling (Spring 2017)
Econ Courses (grad-level): None
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intro Micro & Macro (High School), Intermediate Micro Theory (A+), Intermediate Macro Theory(A-), Intro Econometric (A), Sport Economics (A), Financial Inst. and Market (A) and some other business courses
Coursera: Game Theory I (87%) and Advanced Game Theory (78%)
Letters of Recommendation: One from my senior research advisor (Math professor) , one from Econ professor who got his Phd from top 70 program, and other math professor (also my academic advisor) with whom I took one course
Research Experience: research paper on cooperative game theory (sending for publication soon and also sending with my application for phd program) and done economics project about sport economics.
Teaching Experience: tutor (math & econ)
Research Interests: Microeconomics Theory, Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory, IO, Public economics
SOP: Good
Applying to: applying 18 programs between top 20--50.
Concerns: Low GRE verbal scores (I am an international student) and not a super Quant Score (did not sleep well on exam day ), no grad courses, unknown undergrad school, and relatively unknown recommendation writers.

What are my chances of getting admission with funding?

Thank you!

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  • 4 months later...

Retake GRE and you will be fine at any school. 

With your GRE score, grad schools will filter your application without even reading your application. 

Otherwise, I think you can even aim higher than top 20-50. Try aiming for top 10-20 since you are competent with math, you should be fine at top institutions also.


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