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Acceptances: 2009:
Type of Undergraduate: BA Economics from a Top 10 college in my country (south east Asia) with math and stat minors
Undergraduate GPA: Currently (Final Year) 84%. We don't use the GPA system so I'm unsure of how much that translates to. It's similar to a UK percentage system though
Type of Graduate: NA
Graduate GPA: NA
GRE: 760V, 800Q, 5.5 AWA
TOEFL: 119
Math Courses: Three Year long Industrial Mathematics courses. Audited Real Analysis, Linear Algebra of the more rigorous sort.
Statistics Courses: Three Year long Applied Statistics courses.
Economics Courses: Economics Specials I II III IV. Basically intermediate micro, macro, international trade, history of economic thought, monetary, development economics.
Letters of Recommendation: Head of Department, Senior Lecturer, no one known, will serve my purposes.
Research Experience: NA
Teaching Experience: NA
Research Interests: Political Economy, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Micro theory.
SOP: Short, Simple, just tried to signal course content, courses audited, interests.
Applied to: LSE, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Toulouse, UPF BGSE, Tilburg, Erasmus Mundus
Acceptances: LSE EME(2 yr), Toulouse M1, UPF, Tilburg (MPhil), Erasmus Mundus MMEF1, Cambridge PG Dip (Econ)
Rejections: Oxford, UCL, Erasmus Mundus QEM
Attending: LSE
  • Institution: Toulouse School of Economics M1 Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: Applied for Eiffel Scholarship Notification date: 12-23-2008 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Applied early December
  • Institution: Barcelona GSE MSc Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: None Notification date: 02-03-2009 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Applied in early January, have to pay a reservation fee of Euro 500 by the 24th
  • Institution: Tilburg MPhil (1st Year) Decision: Accepted Funding: Euro 7812 fee remission, Applied for CenTER Scholarship Notification date: 02-17-2008 Notified through: E-mail Comments: Applied late January
  • Institution: Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne Programme: Erasmus Mundus MMEF1 Decision: Accepted Funding: NA Notification Date: 17/03/2009 via email
  • Institution: LSE Programme: MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (2 yr) Decision: Accepted Notification Date: 31/03/2009 Funding: None Comments: Conditional upon set GPA, and attending the September math courses.
  • Institution: University of Cambridge Programme: PG Diploma Economics Decision: Accepted Notification Date: 06/05/2009 via email Funding: NA
  • Institution: UCL MSc Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: NA Notification date: 01-27-2009 Notified through: Letter Comments: Applied in early December, expected
  • Institution: Oxford Programme: MPhil Decision: Rejected Notification Date: 31/03/2009 by mail


PHDism 2009:
Type of Undergrad: Business Admin and Computer Science double major. A small US University nobody has heard of. Pretty certain nobody has gone to Econ PHD from there.
Undergrad GPA: 3.9 (But that was all A's and one C)
Type of Grad: Policy oriented degree in US, one of the top of its kind.
Grad GPA: 3.6
GRE: 790/650/5.5
Math Courses: Calculus III (A-) and Linear Algebra (B+) only by US applications deadline and before Toulouse. Taking Real Analysis and ODE in Spring, and was able to show this to LSE, UPF and HEI
Econ Courses: Some in undergrad, but not rigorous. A whole bunch during the grad school - but they count as intermediate undergrad level.
Other Courses:
Letters of Recommendation: One from econ and one from stats professor from top 10 Econ. Both very strong. Also two professional from World Bank economists, very strong.
Research Experience: Three years at the World Bank
Teaching Experience: TA for econ course.
Research Interests:
SOP: Had a lot of explanation to do for non-traditional profile. Was logical for whoever cared to read it - but I do not know if they ever do.
Acceptances: LSE, UPF, Geneva HEI($$)
Rejections: NYU, Princeton, Yale, Toulouse M2
What would you have done differently? Many things. But mostly taken more math. I was clueless that just third semester Calculus and Linear Algebra was not enough - till I discovered this forum in December. But by then it was too late, and my US and Toulouse applications were out. I have been out of school for 4 years, but I registered as non-degree and am taking ODE and Real Analysis now in spring. That probably helped in European applications sent in February. Maybe indicated motivation.
    Acceptances: LSE, UPF, Geneva HEI($$)
    Rejections: NYU, Princeton, Yale, Toulouse M2

gogol02 2009:
Institution: UCSC
Program: PhD Economics
Decision: Accepted
Funding: 22k
Notification date: 2/20/09
Notified through: email
  • Institution: UCSC Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: 22k Notification date: 2/20/09 Notified through: email Comments:
  • Institution: Ottawa Economics PhD Decision: Accepted (e-mail) Notification Date: 04/04/2009 Funding: details coming in the mail
  • Institution: Toulouse M2 Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/6/09 Notified through: E-mail
  • Institution: UCSB Economics PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/17 Notified through: website Comments: maybe should have applied for the dec deadline...but was not a first choice anyways.
  • Institution: NYU Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Funding: ---. Notification date: 3/18 Notified through: I emailed to ask Comments: Was the only one I would have chosen over UCSC I think.
  • Institution: McGill Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/18 Notified through: website Comments: kind of shocked cause i thought this was a safety. it's barely ranked....or at least for macro

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