
Acceptances:
Valhalla 2008:
PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: BA in economics in continental europe, huge public university but internationally not very well known I'd say. Undergrad GPA: 3.72/4 (using WESconversion table), top 5% in my university Type of Grad: MA Economics (I'm currently in the second year) Grad GPA: 3.77/4 until now GRE: 790 Q, 600 V, 4.5 AWA Math Courses: (900f those courses were not required in the economicstrack (BA and MA) but I did those courses additionally as offered by the math department for mathstudents) UGLevel: Mathematics I,II, III (dealing basically with integral calculus, differential equation systems, vector calculus...), Real analysis I, II, III, Functional Analysis I, II, Probability theory I,II,III, Linear Algebra I, II, III, Topology I, II, Differential Topology, Measure Theory, Optimization Theory, Graduate Level: Real Analysis, Topology, Linear Algebra, Operator Theory, Recursive Methods/ Dynamic programming, Statistics I (using Casella and Berger), Statistics II (using Davidson's Stochastic limit theory) Econ Courses: That's just an endless list... but some highlights: UG Level: Micro I,II,III, Macro I,II,III, Game theory I, II, Evolutionary Game Theory, Cooperative Game Theory, Industrial Organization I, II, International Trade I, II, III, Monetary Economics I, II, ... Graduate level: Micro I,II, (using MWG) Macro I,II, (using Ljungquvist and Sargent/ Stokey and Lucas), General Equilibrium Theory, Incomplete markets, Asset pricing, Public choice theory, Auction theory, Game theory, Voting theory, Industrial Organization Letters of Recommendation: 3 econ profs, 2 are well known Teaching Experience: TA UG Level for elementary economics, TA Graduate level in math and macro Awards: 2 merit based awards from my UG  university, scholarship from my graduate institution, award from our central bank for my diploma thesis, Research Interests: Microtheory SOP: talked about personal interests/ hobbys and connected it with some papers I read... but I don't think someone cared about it Schools I applied to: NW UPenn UCSD Tilburg UIUC JHU Purdue U Arizona BC UC Davis Toronto IUB RESULTS: Acceptances: UPenn (nada $) Tilburg ($) UIUC ($$) U Arizona ($$) BC ($$) IUB ($$) UC Davis (?) Rejections: NW... (I'm still shocked) Pending: Toronto, Purdue, JHU, UCSD What would you have done differently? A lot! I wouldn't underestimate me anymore and I would apply for some top ten universities. My tip: aim as high as possible otherwise you get a lot of acceptances from middleranked universities and what can you buy with that?
Accepts: Acceptances:
UPenn (nada $)
Tilburg ($)
UIUC ($$)
U Arizona ($$)
BC ($$)
IUB ($$)
UC Davis (?)
Rejects: Rejections:
NW... (I'm still shocked)
Waitlists: Pending:
Toronto, Purdue, JHU, UCSD
mamama 2008:
PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: Engineeringbest university in my country Undergrad GPA: 3.31/4.00 Grad GPA: 3.7/4.00 same university economics department GRE: 800q, 400v, 3.5w Math Courses: Calculus I,II linear algebra, differential eq. real analysis Econ Courses: master courses and many micro courses Letters of Recommendation: from economics department/ applied to some without master thesis advisors letter of recommendation Research Experience: 2 years, a published article in native language and 2 ongoing Teaching Experience: TA for a couple semesters in UG and G Research Interests: micro,io SOP: standard RESULTS: Attending: Austin Acceptances: Austin ($$), Boston College ($$), Duke ($$), Rochester ($$), Rutgers ($$), UIUC ($$),Pompeu Fabra($$), Tinbergen ($$), Tilburg($$), Wisconsin Madison Rejects: Upenn,Nyu,Columbia,NW What would you have done differently? have chose another university for master
Accepts: Attending: Austin
Acceptances: Austin ($$), Boston College ($$), Duke ($$), Rochester ($$), Rutgers ($$), UIUC ($$),Pompeu Fabra($$), Tinbergen ($$), Tilburg($$), Wisconsin Madison
Rejects: Rejects: Upenn,Nyu,Columbia,NW
Waitlists:
