
Acceptances:
MNGoon 2008:
PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: B.A. Economics and Political Science with a Math Minor from large state University top 25ish in general, top 20 in Econ Undergrad GPA: 3.07/4.0 Type of Grad: Master of Regional Planning Grad GPA: 3.8/4 GRE: 780Q, 710V, 800A Math Courses: Calculus (multi variate), Linear Algebra, Differential Equations Econ Courses (PhDlevel): None Econ Courses (undergradlevel): Public, InputOutput, IO, Urban, Housing, Game Theory, Micro and Macro Theory Other Courses: A whole pile of Economic Development and GIS courses for Masters Letters of Recommendation: 3 economic develoment professors (1 UCBerkely PhD, 1 Cornell PhD, 1 Rutgers PhD), all extremely solid. Research Experience: RA for Econ Development Prof, thesis, and cited extension work Teaching Experience TA for Masters level Urban and Spatial Econ Research Interests: Public Finance, Urban Econ, Spatial Modeling, Community Economic Development, Extension SOP: Critiqued by Econ Profs Other: Been out of school for a while, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Currently working for a nonprofit loan fund RESULTS: Attending: UWMadison (Agricultural and Applied Economics) Acceptances: Applied/Ag Econ Programs: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia State, Clemson Waitlists: Rejections: Econ Programs: Brown, BU, UMassAmherst, UConn Applied: Cornell, Wharton, UNC What would you have done differently? Maybe not have waited until I turned 30 to accept an offer. In all seriousness, as far as the application process goes, I would not have done anything differently. I spent last summer talking to former professors and asked them to introduce me to the people they know in departments that they thought would be a good fit for me. I also talked to them extensively about my interests and the work I had done with them in the past so that they would have more information to draw upon when writing the LORs. As a result, I got into more, and better programs than my profile may have suggested. I am though going to get my *** handed to me at Madison.
Accepts: Attending: UWMadison (Agricultural and Applied Economics)
Acceptances: Applied/Ag Econ Programs: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia State, Clemson
Rejects: Rejections: Econ Programs: Brown, BU, UMassAmherst, UConn Applied: Cornell, Wharton, UNC
Waitlists:
nash12 2008:
Undergrad: B.A. in Mathematics (2006) from a well known college/university in my country (SouthEast Asia). Grades: 84% Graduate: M.A. in Economics from a well known school of economics in my country. It is a two year course and I only had the grades of the first year or two semesters when I applied. Grades for the first year: 70% GRE: 800Q, 530V, 5.0AWA. TOEFL: 117/120 Math Courses: Since I'm a math undergrad so lots. Real Analysis, Basic Algebra, Topology, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Ring Theory, Mechanics, Multivariable Calculus, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory, etc. Econ Courses: All Grad Level. On my transcript with grades when I applied Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Introductory Econometrics, Mathematical Economics and two more. On my transcript without grades when I applied Topics in Economic Theory, Game TheoryI, Topics in Macroeconomic Theory and Econometric Methods. Research Experience: Was a visiting research scholar in a European Institute during the summer of 2007. Wrote two papers there. Both were selected for decent conferences which I mentioned in my application. Sent one of the papers in all the applications. LORs: One a well published and reasonably well known econ theory professor at University of Warwick. One econ professor in my grad school, phd from Princeton. Another econ associate professor in my grad school, phd from Yale. I think all of them were strong. SOP: Talked about my interests Micro and Game Theory. Talked about some of the papers that I've really liked. Also, about my motivation to do economic theory. Teaching Experience: None. Other: Male, 22 years old. Results Acceptances: NYU($), Columbia($), University of Chicago($), LSE MRes/PhD($), Cornell($), Brown($), Penn State($). Waitlisted and finally Accepted: Yale($) and Princeton($). Rejected: Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, UPenn and Stanford. Attending: Princeton. Yuhoooo.. What would have I done differently? Nothing in particular. Well I don't really know if I would have ever made it to Harvard and MIT. None have made from my school in the past 10 years. As an aspiring economic theorist, Princeton was really my dream school and I'm over the moon to have got it.. My suggestion to all the future applicants, esp the International Students is guys dream big and work hard. Dreams do come true..
Accepts: Acceptances: NYU($), Columbia($), University of Chicago($), LSE MRes/PhD($), Cornell($), Brown($), Penn State($).
Rejects: Rejected: Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, UPenn and Stanford.
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Rejections:
ward 2008:
PROFILE: School: Oklahoma State University Type of Undergrad: Economics (Honors) and Mathematics Undergrad GPA: 3.9 (4.0 Econ, ~3.8 Math) Type of Grad: none GRE: V 530, Q 790, A 5.0 Math Courses: Calculus 13, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Calc. of Several Variables, Intro. to Modern Algebra, Intro. to Modern Analysis, Mathematical Statistics 1 & 2, Mathematical Modeling, Advanced Calc 1. Econ Courses: Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, Public Finance, History of Economic Thought, Econ Development, Econometrics (undergrad), Grad Micro Theory, Grad Math Econ. Other Courses: Computer Science I, SAS Programming Letters of Recommendation: not from well known professors but must have been fairly strong. Two tenured Econ professors and my Intro. to Analysis prof Research Experience: honors thesis, but nothing substantial Teaching Experience: none Research Interests: Applied Micro, Micro Theory, Behavioral and Experimental SOP: I put some time into it but it was essentially the same for each school; I just changed a few sentences here and there. Other: RESULTS: Acceptances: Duke($$) <attending> Wisconsin (no$) Ohio State ($$) UIUC ($$) Arizona ($$) Waitlists: NYU Rejections: Harvard M.I.T. Northwestern UCSD Penn State RA position at NYC Fed What would you have done differently? I would have tried to pick programs that fit my interests better and probably would have applied to more schools  especially in the 1025 range. That's really about all I would have changed.
Accepts: Acceptances:
Duke($$) <attending>
Wisconsin (no$)
Ohio State ($$)
UIUC ($$)
Arizona ($$)
Rejects: Rejections:
Harvard
M.I.T.
Northwestern
UCSD
Penn State
RA position at NYC Fed
Waitlists:
