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Admissions Stats for Top Geography Programs (PhD)


Admissions Stats for Top Geography Programs (PhD only)  

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  1. 1. I got into.... (you may select multiple answers)

    • UC Berkeley
    • Wisconsin Madison
    • Ohio State
    • Penn State
    • Syracuse
    • UCSB
    • Minnesota
    • Clark
    • UCLA
    • UC Boulder
    • University of Washington
    • Arizona
    • Rutgers
    • SUNY Buffalo
    • UIUC (Illinois Urbana Champaign)
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kentucky
    • International University (describe in comments)
    • Other (describe in comments)
  2. 2. My academic background & GPA performance in Undergrad & for my MS (you may select multiple answers)

    • Undergrad GPA lower than 3.6
    • Undergrad GPA 3.6 - 3.7
    • Undergrad GPA 3.7 - 3.8
    • Undergrad GPA 3.8 - 3.9
    • Undergrad GPA 3.9 - 4.0
    • Grad GPA lower than 3.6
    • Grad GPA 3.6 - 3.7
    • Grad GPA 3.7 - 3.8
    • Grad GPA 3.8 - 3.9
    • Grad GPA 3.9 - 4.0
    • Undergrad Institution & Academic program of MODERATE reputation & rigor
    • Undergrad Institution & Academic program of HIGH reputation & rigor
    • Undergrad Institution & Academic program of HIGHEST reputation & rigor
    • Grad Academic & Research program of MODERATE reputation & rigor
    • Grad Academic & Research program of HIGH reputation & rigor
    • Grad Academic & Research program of HIGHEST reputation & rigor
    • 0 Significant Fellowships, Scholarships & Awards
    • 1-2 Significant Fellowships Scholarships & Awards
    • 2-4 Significant Fellowships Scholarships & Awards
    • Superhuman Fellowship Machine
  3. 3. My GRE performance and professional involvement (you may make multiple selections)

    • GRE Verbal under 70th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 70th - 75th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 75th - 80th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 80th - 85th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 85th - 90th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 90th - 95th percentile
    • GRE Verbal 95th - 99th percentile
    • GRE Quant under 70th percentile
    • GRE Quant 70th - 75th percentile
    • GRE Quant 75th - 80th percentile
    • GRE Quant 80th - 85th percentile
    • GRE Quant 85th - 90th percentile
    • GRE Quant 90th - 95th percentile
    • GRE Quant 95th - 99th percentile
    • 0 Conference Presentations
    • 1-2 Conference Presentations
    • 3-4 + Conference Presentations
    • 0 Published Papers
    • 1 Published Paper
    • 2+ Published Papers

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I'm a newbie to the field of Geography, hoping to apply to PhD programs for the Fall 2011 admissions cycle.

As it is really hard to find admissions stats online, I'm hoping to get an idea of where I might be most competitive. I would be super grateful to you all for filling out a brief survey about your academic background and admissions success. All geographers and those in related disciplines are invited to participate- whether you are currently waiting out the Fall 2010 admissions cycle, or have applied in past years. Please feel free to leave any comments or additional information about your academic or professional qualifications that you felt were important to cinching the deal at your target institutions.

I hope this information is useful to all of us - future applicants and current nail-biters alike!

Thanks so much!


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Thanks, both of you! Those sites are quite helpful. And best of luck in your applications this season!

I know numbers are far from everything... but they do tell the outlines of a story. As there isn't (to my knowledge) a centralized resource of these kinds of stats for Geography programs, this could become a great resource.

Hopefully enough people will choose to participate this application cycle!

*Also note that the survey template only allows for 20 responses to each question- thus I had to leave out a few grad programs. I'm pretty much a total newbie when it comes to knowing much about geography depts, so please don't be offended if I left your school out! I literally googled "Geography Departments" and picked the first ones that came up.

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