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corolla09 2009:
Type of Undergrad: Math/Econ Good Eastern liberal arts college
Undergrad GPA: 3.28 (3.45ish for Econ & Math)
GRE: 720Q, 470V, 5.5AWA
Math Courses: Calculus Sequence, Vector Calculus, Intro to Proofs, Linear Algebra, Ring Theory, Real Analysis, Applied Stats, Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Stochastic Processes
Econ Courses: Intermediate Micro & Macro, Labor, IO, Econometrics, Environmental, Experimental, Behavioral, Econ of Conflict
Letters of Recommendation: 2 econ, 1 math all senior faculty whom I knew very well
Research Experience: Senior thesis in Probability Theory/Stochastic Processes
Teaching Experience: none
Research Interests: Public, Labor, Experimental/Behavioral
SOP: I think this was a 'good' deciding factor for some schools showing a fit/common research interest with their program and I believe it matters a lot more for smaller non top-30 programs.
Concerns: A lot, low GRE/GPA low grade in Analysis
Other: had to wait a year to apply for good senior grades, take GRE
Attending: Florida State Univ ($$)
Admitted, Declined: Binghamton ($), Kentucky (WL$), Oregon (WL$), NC State (no$), Mississippi ($), UNH-masters
Waitlists: Va Tech
Rejections: Vanderbilt, Virginia, Syracuse (never heard back)
No Word: Louisiana State
What would you have done differently? A lot, actually study in undergrad for one. Had difficulty figuring out where to apply with my profiles and increase in apps, should've applied to places like Purdue, Pitt, Riverside and research schools with experimental more. Results almost identical to what I thought they would be. Had random safety's. Originally started with math major then added econ very glad I did both. Very happy with results considering my profile and for those similar to mine it is possible to get a decent funded offer without perfect transcript especially if you're looking for a LACish placement like me.
    Attending: Florida State Univ ($$) Admitted, Declined: Binghamton ($), Kentucky (WL$), Oregon (WL$), NC State (no$), Mississippi ($), UNH-masters
  • Institution: Oregon Decision: Accepted Notification date: 3/5/09 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Very glad...details TBA
  • Institution nstitution: Florida State Economics, PhD Decision: Admitted Funding: TAship + Fellow! Notification date: 3/13 Comments: Stunned!! not top 50 but with my profile it'll be of serious consideration
  • Institution: NC State Econ (pure side), PhD Decision: Admit Notification date: 3/16 Notified through: website Comments: details yet
    Rejections: Vanderbilt, Virginia, Syracuse (
    Waitlists: Va Tech
  • Institution: Virginia Tech Economics, PhD Decision: wait-listed Notification date: 3/23 Notified through: e-mail (I e-mailed the grad secretary) Comments: ehhh, very very small program


Peruano929 2009:
Type of Undergrad: B.A. Economics, Summa Cum Laude; B.S. Quantitative Sciences (interdisciplinary math/stats), Magna Cum Laude
GRE: 780Q, 720V, 5.0AWA
Math/Stat Courses: Complex Analysis, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Probability, Statistical Theory, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Matrix and Numerical Analysis (ISE dept.), Regression Analysis, Stochastic Processes II, Design of Experiments.
Econ Courses (PhD-level): Game Theory, Econometrics
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intro Micro, Intro Macro, Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, Labor economics, Public Economics, International Trade, Empirical Research Methods Seminar.
Other Courses: Physics I, Physics II, C++, Advanced Computing Fundamentals, Discrete Structures. My first two years I took many advanced Political Science and History courses, too.
Letters of Recommendation: All my referees are kind, knowledgeable and respected. 4 Ph.D.'s from Florida (two Ph.d Econ from Wisconsin, one Ph.D. Econ from Chicago, one Ph.D. Sociology. I also have access to Math Ph.D. referees from Florida and Georgia Tech.
Research Experience: McNair Scholar's Research in Regulatory Economics (presented at Maryland); research assistant to the manager of public works planning in Libertad, Peru; database assistant for public records instituion in Peru.
Teaching Experience: Offered to teach C++ and some math tutoring. Other than that, I was a Martial Arts assistant instructor for 6 years.
Research Interests: Development Economics, Poverty Research in Labor or Public Economics, Macroeconomics
SOP: I think it's exemplary. Advisors tell me that my experiences line up very well with wanting to study development economics.
Concerns: No 800 on the GRE quantitative. Won't get into Cambridge (girlfriend is going there).
Other: I would actually prefere a two-year program instead of one because it would give me more time to get aquainted with the faculty. But after that, my intetion is to apply to top Ph.D.'s. Berkeley is my dream school, they are doing all the research I'm interested in, and all other schools are secondary (sorry Harvard, MIT, et cetera).
Applying to: Duke AM, Yale IDE, Florida (Ph.D), Florida MS Statistics, UBC (MA), Queen's (MA), McGill (MA), LSE (MSE MSc), Cambridge (M.Phil), Oxford (M.Phil.), CEMFI (Master's), QEM (2-year).
  • Institution: University of Florida Ph.D. in Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: UF almost always funds all their students (tuition + 18k). Plus I'm eligible for a McKnight fellowship, which is additional 15k, plus a McNair Fellowship, which is an additional 10k. Notification date: 2/19 Notified through: e-mail and mail at the same time (such coincidence). Comments: GO GATORS!!!
  • Institution nstitution: USF Ph.D. in Business Administration Decision: Accepted Notification date: 2/24/09 Notified through: Unofficial E-mail Comments: Doesn't officially have a Ph.D. in Econ program.
  • Institution: Duke University AM Economics Decision: Accepted Notification date: 3/5 Notified through: E-mail that lead too apply yourself Comments: Best option for me in the U.S.!
  • Institution: University of Paris 1 QEM Erasmus Mundus - Biefield and Paris Decision: Accepted - (Decision "A") Notification date: 3/20 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Not totally expected considering how many times I messed up the application process. Also, not getting funding was big (again because I messed up the application process). One step closer to Cambridge
  • Institution: McGill Economics MA Decision: Accepted Funding: $12,000 Notification date: 3/24 Notified through: e-mail Comments: Montreal Rocks!
  • Institution: University of Florida Statistics M.A. Decision: Rejected Funding: Most likely none. Notification date: 3/4 Notified through: E-mail from Secretary Comments: It was easy to apply to more than one program (just had to click). I figured I would give it a shot. Though I did forget to write them a separate personal statement. Also, all my recs were for economics.
  • Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science Econometrics and Mathematical Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: Nope Notification date: 3/4 Notified through: Checked application tracker Comments: Was excited about potentially taking up this course, though I guess they didn't want me. I was wondering that since my referees' letters and my SOP were more geared toward development and public, whether this affected my decision.
  • Institution: Yale IDE Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/17 Notified through: e-mail to website. not a lot of writing Comment : It would have been nice to get an acceptance, but there is absolutely no funding for this program from Yale. Also, this was my first applicant - it was a little rough around the edges. Good luck to everyone!
  • Institution: LSE Economics Ms.C. Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/20 Notified through: status checker Comments: London does not like me.

Admit summary statistics:
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There were 1 accepted out of 2 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.28, average GREQ was 720.0.
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