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txecon 2008:
Type of Undergrad: Medium State University, Econ Major/Math Minor
Undergrad GPA: 3.91 (4.0 Econ/3.8 Math)
Type of Grad: This coming Summer in the AEA Summer Program at UCSB
Grad GPA: N/A
GRE: 750Q / 560V / 4.5A
Math Courses: Calculus I-III, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Theory I-II, Intro to Real Analysis, a few business analysis courses, and self-guided through Diff. Eq.
Econ Courses: Principles, Intermediates, Labor, Managerial (Game Theory, Applied Micro, etc.), Development, Monetary, Econometrics (UCSB), Master's Level Micro/Macro (UCSB), Economics Research Methods (UCSB)
Other Courses: A few programming courses
Letters of Recommendation: Mostly professor at my undergraduate. All know me very well, and some are well known for research.
Research Experience: Two years as an undergraduate research assistant
Teaching Experience: 2 years tutoring and teaching recitation courses
Research Interests: Financial Econometrics, Labor, Applied Micro, dabbled in Development
SOP:I think it shows my writing ability and explains some of my weak points. I think simplicity is desirable in an SOP. They want to know you can write concisely and well as clearly.
Other: I spent a summer taking courses at UChicago (unfortunately I didn't know at the time that I wanted to pursue a Ph.D. and didn't build a memorable relationship with my professor. DOH!)
Acceptances: Texas A&M ($$$)(attending),Texas (no$), UNC (no$), SMU($$), Claremont ($), UIC ($)
Rejections: Rochester, Georgetown, UVA, Colorado
Pending: None
What would you have done differently? To be honest I was a bit behind the curve in learning the process and the method for applying for an Econ. Ph.D. I learned I needed a strong math background late, so I had to settle for a minor. I learned about the importance of LORs, so my time at UChicago didn't help much. Saying this, though, I am very happy about my outcome. TAMU will be an excellent place to receive sound training.
I should note that it is said on here a lot that the two most important things about your application is GRE scores and LORs, and I just simply want to reiterate that. GRE will get you through the door, and letter writers who are known (either because they are famous or just simply have a contact in the AdCom) will get you a place at the dinner table and possibly nominations for fellowships.
Good Luck to all those still waiting to hear this year, and beginning the process next year! If you are reading this in the Fall and have a question about TAMU, please don't hesitate to PM me.
    Acceptances: Texas A&M ($$$)(attending),Texas (no$), UNC (no$), SMU($$), Claremont ($), UIC ($)
    Rejections: Rochester, Georgetown, UVA, Colorado


Admit summary statistics:
As submitted and recoreded from Test Magic:
There were 1 accepted out of 1 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.91, average GREQ was 750.0.
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