John J. Yi Posted May 21, 2017 Share Posted May 21, 2017 Undergrad Institution: China Top 10Major(s): Mathematical FinanceMinor(s): MathematicsGPA: 3.79/4.0 Type of Student: International Male mathematical analysis 1-3 (A, A+, A), linear algebra 1-2 (B, A+), abstract algebra (A+), probability theory (A+), stochastic process (A+), mathematical statistics (A), Econometrics (A+) real analysis (B-), numerical analysis & complex analysis & functional analysis & topology & time series & game theory (all A+) GRE General Test: 326 Q: 168 (95%)V: 158 (80%)W: 3.0 (17%)GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: M: 840 (87%) (I will take it again in Sep.)TOEFL Score: 103/120 (taken in Nov, 2015)Grad Institution: Top 10 in USNews and Top 10 in Statistics Concentration: Applied MathGPA: 3.72 analysis (B) numerical linear algebra (B+) probability (A) stochastic process (A) linear model (A) computational learning theory (A) Programs Applying: Statistics and Machine learning Research Experience: RA with a computational neuroscience professor; RA with a biostatistics professorAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Meritorious winner in 2015 Mathematical Contest of Modeling; Scholarship in undergraduatePertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for Calculus with probability and matrices Letters of Recommendation: one from a well-known professor who taught me two stat phd courses; two from relatively less well-known professors for whom I am RA.Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Applying to Where: UPenn-statChicago-stat Washington-stat Columbia-stat Cornell-stat Michigan-stat Northwestern-stat Wisconsin-stat UNC-stat Cambridge-machine learning Oxford-stat UCL gatsby-computational neuroscience & machine learning I know that I am too optimistic about my profile. The truth is that I will go to work if none of them admit me. Should I retake GRE general or TOEFL? Thanks everyone for your time and patience and suggestions Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

jswizzle48 Posted May 31, 2017 Share Posted May 31, 2017 Hello John. Honestly, your profile is solid. Most statistic programs just check to see that your GRE Verbal score is not abysmally low. Anything about 70th percentile + doesn't warrant extra scrutiny. As with all top schools, you'll need some luck on your side. However, I think that you are a strong applicant. Your analytical writing score is a bit weak, but since you're an international student, make sure your letters of recommendation and personal statement are crisp. I would also encourage you to apply to some "safe" schools! Don't go and work just because you didn't get into a top program Best of luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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