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Ibn Abbas 2009:
PROFILE: (Ibn Abbas)
Type of Undergrad: B.B.A. from a South Asian university
Undergrad GPA: 3.34 out of 4. (A =4, B+ =3.5, B =3 and so on...)
Type of Grad: M.A. in Economics from mid-range Canadian university
Grad GPA: 9.67 (out of 12) so far. (A+ =12, A =11, A- =10, B+ = 9 and so on...)
GRE: 770Q, 690V, 5.5AWA
Math Courses:
Business Math C+, Linear Algebra A, Calculus II A, Calculus III and IV combined C-, Mathematical Economics A
Econ Courses (MA-level):
Micro A-, Macro B+, Metrics A, Intl. Trade B-, Dev Econ A-, Evolution of WB/IMF conditionality A
Econ Courses (undergrad-level):
Principles of Micro A, Principles of Macro A, Advanced Micro A+, Advanced Macro A+, Metrics I A, Metrics II A+
Stat courses (undergrad-level):
Business Stat I B+, Business Stat II B+, Statistical Econ A-, Intro to Stat (from Math dept.) A+, Intro to Probability (from Math dept.) A+, Stochastic Processes C+
Letters of Recommendation:
Metrics (UMontreal), Metrics UGrad (UWO) and Development (Columbia).
Teaching Assistantship:
3rd year Econometrics, 4th year Econometrics, Agricultural Economics, Principles of Economics
Research Interests: Open to macro, labor etc.
SOP: Focused on research interests and explained the reasons behind some of my bad grades in math courses.
Other: Need to be in big city.
Acceptances: U of Houston (16.5k with tuition waiver), UT Dallas ($ amt. unknown), U Ottawa (no $)
Rejections: Carleton U
What would you have done differently?
Would have applied to more universities (of rankings higher than of those I applied to)
Attending: U of Houston
    Acceptances: U of Houston (16.5k with tuition waiver), UT Dallas ($ amt. unknown), U Ottawa (no $)
    Rejections: Carleton U

thursday 2009:
Here we go. At least, one more data point for this.
Type of Undergrad: B.A. in business administration. Top uni in the country, though not (well) known internationally.
Undergrad GPA: 5/5. (Highest distinction, unofficially. I wish it were in econ/math at a better undergrad university.)
Type of Grad: M.A. in economics (two-year program) at a solid economics school with a reputation of placing good students in good American/European PhD programs.
Grad GPA: 3.44/4. (After the 1st year.)
GRE: 790Q, 520V, 3.5AW. (Me knows writing good.)
TOEFL: first time: 106 (20S); second time (because of 20S): 107 (23S). (Basically, I wasted $. And, yeah, me does speaking good too.)
Math and Econ Courses, all in all: one-year sequence of grad micro, macro, metrics, and math for economics. Almost no (at least, not that relevant) econ/math as an undergrad. Plus on-going electives in misc economics (e.g. IO, and the like).
Letters of Recommendation: 3 econ professors: 1 quite well known prof. (Cornell PhD), 1 well published associate prof. (UPF PhD), 1 assistant prof./my thesis adviser (UMD PhD). Not sure about the strength of the letters.
Research Experience: on-going thesis, nothing else.
Teaching Experience: nil.
Research Interests: macro, growth, political economy of development.
SOP: nothing special, I think.
Concerns: I wish I had done some econ/math instead of business staff as an undergrad. Plus, too low grades (PhD-application-wise) in relevant grad courses.
Other: ~
Applying to: UMD, JHU, Penn State (reaches for me, I think), BC, IUB (targets?), UH (a real target, I guess?).
  • Institution: University of Houston Economics PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: ~16K first year (part of it TA/RA). Notification date: 3/11 Notified through: E-mail Comments: My first acceptance. I almost cried.
  • Institution: Indiana University-Bloomington Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: Nothing Notification date: 3/27 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Thankful, but cannot afford unfunded studies.
  • Institution: Johns Hopkins Economics PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 03/11 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Expected, kind of.
  • Institution: Maryland Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/12 Notified through: Website Comments: Expected...
  • Institution: Boston College Economics PhD Decision: Waitlisted Notification date: 02/28 Notified through: E-mail Comments: ~


Admit summary statistics:
As submitted and recoreded from Test Magic:
There were 2 accepted out of 2 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.34, average GREQ was 780.0.
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