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The data below comes from testmagic forums and shows accepted, waitlisted, and rejected applicants for 2010 for economics graduate school. Clicking on points in the graph above will make the most recent profile appear in the space below the graph.


EconJames 2009:
Type of Undergrad: International students. Good university in my home country but not well known.
Undergrad GPA: Major in Econ, minor in Math, GPA 3.8
Type of Grad: N/A
Grad GPA: N/A
GRE: 800Q 570V 4.0A
Math Courses: Mathematical analysis, Advanced algebra, Numerical analysis, Analytical Geometry, ODE, Real analysis, Complex analysis, Functional analysis, Probability theroy, Mathematical statistic, Dynamic optimization, Stochastic process
Econ Courses: many, all basic courses including intermediate marco,micro,metrics.
Grad Econ Courses: Advanced macro, Game theory, Advanced finance
Letters of Recommendation: Not famous professors, but know me well
Research Experience: Two papers published in domestic journals
Teaching Experience: No
Research Interests: Macro
Acceptances: UMN, JHU, OSU, UBC, IOWA, IUB, ASU
Waitlists: Princeton UPenn (rejected on April 15)
Rejections: UCLA, UCSD, Michigan, Cornell, WUSTL, Rochester, Duke, CMU
What would you have done differently? Perhaps attend a MA first. Or maybe should prepare a paper with a DSGE model.
Comments: The undergraduate school's reputation matters a lot. If you cannot change this, try to get strong letter of recommendation then.
    Acceptances: UMN, JHU, OSU, UBC, IOWA, IUB, ASU
    rejected on April 15) Rejections: UCLA, UCSD, Michigan, Cornell, WUSTL, Rochester, Duke, CMU
    Waitlists: Princeton UPenn (


catvoice 2009:
Type of Undergrad: BSc in Economics, State University in Turkey, Istanbul.
Undergrad GPA: 3.8/4.0 High Honor Student
Type of Grad: MA in Economics, State University in Turkey, Istanbul. Medium of Instruction was English.
Grad GPA: 74/100
GRE: Q 780; V 330; AW 3.5
Math Courses: Mathematics I, II; Mathematical Economics; Methods in Dynamic Economics
Econ Courses: Many, both undergrad and grad level.
Other Courses: Some elective courses…
Letters of Recommendation: 3 (My senior project supervisor; MA thesis supervisor and Instructor from BS degree); all Professor of Economics and well known.
Research Experience: 4.5 months Research Assistant in a private university, Senior Project, MA Thesis
Teaching Experience: None.
Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Econometrics
SOP: Fine, I guess.
Other: Scholarship of national research council during MA studies; Research Prize for outstanding MA thesis; Ranked second in graduation, BSc Degree, both in department and faculty.
Applying to: Rutgers, Virginia, WUSTL, Emory, GSU, Vanderbilt, Iowa, UConn, Pitts, Purdue, and some others
Rejections: Rutgers (--was my dream --)
What would you have done differently?: Start applications earlier and consider more universities to apply. I would get TOEFL again and get a better score, above 100 would be perfect J.
    Rejections: Rutgers (--was my dream --)
  • Institution: University of Iowa Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Funding: ......... Notification date: 3/10/2009 Notified through: Email+Website Comment:

Admit summary statistics:
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There were 1 accepted out of 2 applicants.Of those accepted, average GPA was 3.80, average GREQ was 800.0.
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